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Ghogolungma Glacier Spantik Base Camp Trek

At Haiderabad the Shigar Valley forks, with the Braldo Valley (through which you get to Askole, the start of all the well-known treks – Concordia, Gondogoro La, Biafo-Hispar) to the east and the Basha Valley to the north. Following the latter, you get to Arandu, the start of this trek. It takes about 6 hours to get here from Skardu by jeep. Directly behind the village is the snout of the Chogolungma glacier. The British explorer Thomas Godfrey Vigne, the first European to visit Baltistan, called this the grandest spectacle that he had seen on the whole of his travels. You cross the snout of the Chogolungma before you walk up the valley on the true left side of the big glacier. The path is easy. The mountain scenery might not be as spectacular as in the Baltoro and Biafo areas but the landscape is immensely picturesque. As this valley is rather infrequently visited you hardly ever meet any other tourists on this trek. Spantik and Malubiting, both over 7000 metres high, can be seen towering up at the end of the valley, and to the right and left of the glacier snow-covered 6000- metre-peaks (among them Haramosh) dominate the view. This trek recommends itself to visitors who do not have much time, who enjoy mountain solitude and like walking off the beaten track, who prefer an easy walk to the strenuous treks in the Baltoro/Biafo area, and/or who want to get acclimatized. On the Chogolungma trek you do not get above 4000 metres unless you climb a vantage point.

Itinerary


Note: Itinerary (can be shortened or extended depending on time, weather and physical condition)

Days Destinations / Day by day itinerary Accommodation  
01 Arrive Islamabad, afternoon welfare meeting with Alpine Club Hotel  
02 Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 11-12 hrs Hotel  
03 Drive to Skardu along with Indus River 8-9 hrs Hotel  
04 Drive to Aroundo 6-7 hrs Camp  
05 Trek to Chogo Brangsa camp 3,300m. Camp  
06 Trek to Bolocho camp 3,800m. Camp  
07 Trek to Spantik base camp 4,300m. Camp  
08 Full day excursion and photograpy Camp  
09 Trek down to Bolocho 4-5 hrs Camp  
10 Trek down to Aroundo 4-5 hrs Camp  
11 Drive back to Skardu 6-7 hrs Camp  
12 Drive to Chilas 8-9hrs Hotel  
13 Drive to Islamabad 11-12hrs Hotel  
14 Morning farewell meeting with Alpine Club, afternoon sightseeing Hotel  
15 Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight    

Dates & Prices


Dates & Prices

Best Time For Climbing Duration of Expedition Group size Expedition package
June - August 15 Days ISB-ISB 05-07-12 Climbers Depends on group Size
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Services


Services included in the Package

•    Trekking permit
•    Environmental Fee
•    Guide daily wages and insurance
•    Guide equipment
•    Cooking Staff
•    Cooking Equipment/ kitchen utensils
•     Required porters their insurance & equipment
•    Accommodation with B/L/D(except in Islamabad)
•    Transportation Islamabad to Islamabad
•    Camping Equipment
•    Arrange welfare meeting with Alpine Club
•    Cargo equipment store
•    Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels
•    International flights tickets re-confirmation
•    Fess: (Bridge crossing, cable crossing, camping)