Fast facts

Country Visited

Pakistan

Visas

Yes*

 

Fitness Level & Technical Ability

Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 6,000m.

This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the tough conditions of summiting Spantik peak. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

               

 

Vaccinations

Please consult a travel vaccination specialist for up to date information

           

Singles

A single supplement is not always possible on this trip. In many instances campsite size is limited and it will be necessary to share with another team member. This also applies to mountaineering expeditions. Single supplement in hotels is available. Please contact Shams Alpine Mountaineering & Trekking Pvt Ltd for specific detail, relevant to your trip.

 

Entry points 

Spantik Base Camp can be reached from Islamabad by plan to Skardu city or else by road through Karakorum Highway to Skardu. The second way can be reached from China via Khungerab National Park, by road through KKH (The Old silk route) to Hunza, Gilgit   then to Skardu City

 

Leader

 Discover the spectacular hidden Karakoram with English speaking, world renowned Shimshali mountain guides

 

Adventure travel

By its very nature adventure travel involves an element of the unexpected. In remote and developing countries do not expect standards you are used to at home. Remote areas are sometimes unpredictable and itineraries may be altered. To get the most out of your adventure it is important that you are flexible, positive and eager to take

Spantik 7027m Expedition

Duration:  28 days

Grade:      Moderate    

Activities:    Tour, Trekking and Mountain Climbing      

Altitude:      Min 600m – Max 7,027m

Zoon:            Open  

Accommodation:  28 days Trip, 09 night’s hotel, 19 nights Camp

About this Mountain

Expeditions to Spantik Peak start with a breath taking flight past Nanga Parbat and down into Skardu, followed by a Jeep ride through Baltistan countryside to Harando Village. The next morning the spectacular trek to base camp up the Harando Glacier begins. You will pass some of the most breath taking scenery in the Karakoram. Spantik Peak climb is not more challenging peak than nearby peaks. We climb the peak by the  south East Ridge route that is the most commonly climbed line followed by the climbers. The route follows a 30-45 degree snow slopes with short rock section at the beginning up to comp one. Three camps will be placed and ropes will be fixed on the steeper sections of the climb. It is an excellent and exciting challenge for a mid-level as well as a senior level mountaineers.

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Short itinerary

Day 01     Arrive Islamabad – Hotel

Day 02    Fly to Skardu or drive to Chilas – Hotel  

Day 03    Expedition briefing or second day drive from Chilas to Skardu –   Hotel

Day 04    Day free in Skardu, meet up with HAP’s and staff and preparation of expedition – Hotel 

Day 05    Jeep transfer to Harando Village – Camp

Day 06    Trek to Balocho – Camp

Day 07    Trek to Spantik base camp – Camp

Day 08 -21      Climbing period – Camp

Day 22 – 24     Trek back to Skardu – Hotel 

Day 25    Fly to Islamabad or Drive to Chilas –Hotel

Day 26    Free day for Shopping in Islamabad or drive from Chilas to Islamabad – Hotel

Day 27    Debriefing at Ministry of Tourism – Hotel

Day 28    Departure from Islamabad – Hotel 

Our Services Includes

Liaison with Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad for climbing permit process, providing measurements of the appointed Liaison officer for his prescribed kit

Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.

Clearance of cargo before arrival of the team and its storage.

Assistance upon arrival/departure.

domestic airfare from Islamabad to Skardu and Back Islamabad ( airport tax, excess baggage charges are not included in the cost )

Official Briefing/Debriefing. Safety equipment included and medical kit

Porters, Guides, Cook and other staffs insurance.

Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and cooking & eating utensils and mess tent  below Base Camp

 Invitation letter for travel to Pakistan to assist with your visa application.

Wages for guides, cook,  Low porters and other stuff.

Good quality accommodation in cities and towns in twin bed shared rooms. Single room supplement is available.

Internal Jeep transport by private vehicle from Skardu to Harandu Valley.

Tented camps on shared basis while trekking and at Base Camp.

Porterage of 75 kg per person of expedition equipment and high altitude food etc. to the B.C. and 50 kg per person on return from BC.

 

Our Service does not include

Peak Royalty fee, Climbing Permit, Pollution and Environmental fee or any other fee required to be paid to the Government of Pakistan.

International  airfare, airport tax, excess baggage charges

Surface transfers in case of flight cancellations to the kick off point.Personal gears, sleeping bags, climbing Shoes, down suits etc.

Medication, ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges of any kind.

Room services, laundry, beverages, soft drinks,  phone/communication bills and items of personal nature.Personal snacks, energy bars, energy gels, sweetsInsurance liability of member (s) and other under force majeure conditions

Additional royalty fee per additional member above 7 pax

Cargo clearing agent charges

Emergency oxygen cylinder (Posik) and Mask regulator during climbing 

Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.

Tips for company staff and other service persons

Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.

Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.

 

Optional High Altitude Service

High altitude tents (The North Face V25/Mountain 25), Ropes (Static and Dimanic 8mm) and Sling rope 5-6mm

Emergency oxygen cylinder (Posik) and Mask regulator, rock pitons, Snow bars, Ice screws, Snow shovels, leaders, EPI Gas (Calman), Jetbowl, and high altitude cooking set and high altitude food

High Altitude sleeping bags, Mattress, Ice Axe and Crampons.

Guides and porters

Our local guides and porters are all experienced, handpicked and trained by Shaheen Baig (director of Shimshal Mountaineering School) and Qudrat Ali (Manager of Shimshal Mountaineering School) to ensure that our clients have the best opportunity for success with comfort. A porter will carry your kit bag and you will be expected to carry your own day pack which should be large enough to carry all you will need throughout the day e.g. sunscreen, raincoat, water bottle, camera, spare long sleeved clothing, snow protection glasses, sun protection gloves, hat and scarves, snack food, etc.