Whit climb of Ihakora Peak 6172m
Our expeditions are always led by expert IFMGA Certified Mountain Guides

From the 6th to the 28 of June 2020

A trekking in one of the sanctuaries of mountaineering, made of big glaciers surrounded by steep rock walls and high peaks that seems to touch the sky.

On our way, after getting the K2 base camp, we’ll also climb the Pastore Peak 6206 m: from the summitwe’ll have the opportunity to admire the view of hundred of amazing mountains: among others,Trango Towers,Mustagh Tower, Masherbrum, Chogolisa, Gasherbrum, Broad Peak and K2 8611 m.From K2 base camp, through the difficult Gondokoro Pass 5650 m and the wild and remote Hushe Valley, we’ll be finally back in Skardu, capital of Baltistan.

Travel Program

1stDay

Milan – Islamabad flight

International flight to Islamabad

2ndDay

​Landing in Islamabad and Islamabad-Skardu

Depending on the weather conditions, once in Islamabad, we’ll fly to Skardu. Otherwise, transfer to the hotel, and in the afternoon visit to the city. Accomodation in Hotel

3rdDay

Visit to the city of Skardu or Islamabad - Chilas

Relax day in Skardu. Visit to the city and the Bazaar. Otherwise departure from Islamabad by private minibus to Chilas through the legendary Karakorum Highway. 470 km - 12/14 hours. Accommodation in Hotel.

4thDay

​Rest day in Skardu or Chilas – Skardu

If we had to travel by private minibus, we’ll continue our journey along the banks of Indus River at the feet of Nanga Parbat 8125m, in order to get the city of Skardu. 280 km - 10 hours.

5thDay

​Skardu – Askole (3000m)

Today we’ll travel by jeep through the amazing Braldu Valley in order to get Askole 2970 m, starting point of our trekking. We’ll spend the nightin the camp 110 km - 6/7 hours driving.

6thDay

​Askole – Jula (3100m)

The trekking begins. We’ll walk along the banks of Braldu river crossing Biafo glacier up to the first camp site: Jula. 6/7 hours walking

7thDay

​Jula – Payù (3500m)

We will reach the oasis of Payù Camp site. From here we can admire the front of Baltoro glacier, the Payù Peak 6600m, the Trango Towers 6617m and Uli Biafo Tower 6527m. 7 hours.

8thDay

​Rest day in Payù

Rest and acclimatization.

9thDay

Payù – Urdukas (4000m)

Today we will walk on the low part of Baltoro glacier, surrounded by masses of sharp granite towers. At the end of this long day, we’ll get the beautiful Urdukas Camp, located in the middle of big boulders, on the last grassland of the valley. 9 hours.

10thDay

​Urdukas – Gore (4500m)

Our path continue on the glacier: today we’ll have a fantastic view on Masherbrum 7821m and Muzthag-Tower 7527m. 5/6 hours

11thDay

​Gore – Concordia Circus (m 4750)

Concordia Circus welcomes us with incredibleview all around: Gasherbrum IV 7980m, Broad Peak 8048m, K2 8611m. 4/5 hours.

12thDay

Rest day in Concordia

Rest and acclimatization day.

13thDay

​Concordia – Base camp of Pastore Peak (4900m)

We’ll start walking along the Goldwin Austin glacier and the Kahlakal glacier until the B.C. of Pastore Peak m 4900. 4/5 hours.

14thDay

Climb to Pastore Peak m 6206

Climb to the top of Pastore Peak

15thDay

​B.C. Pastore Peak - B.C. K2 - Concordia

We' will start at dawn, crossing again the Goldwin Austin glacier until the Base Camp of K2. The view from here is amazing. In the noon come back to Concordia. 9 hours

16thDay

​Concordia - Ali camp

Today we leave Baltoro glacier climbing Vigne glacier up to Ali Camp. The walk will be in a beautiful environment surrounded by Gasherbrum and the immense Chogolisa m 7549. 5/6 hours

17thDay

Ali Camp - Gondogoro-La m 5650 - Khispang m 4800

Even today we will leave in the middle of the night to reach at dawn Gondokoro Pass. A steep descent leads us to Kisphang Camp in the Hushe valley. 8 hours

18thDay

Khispang - Shayechu (3600 m)

We continue downhill along the moraine, with a wonderful view of Laila peak and Masherbrum glaciers. Going down the valley it becomes green again with plants of cedar, tamarisks and rose roses. 7/8 hours

19thDay

Shayechu - Hushe (3200 m) - Skardu

Last day of trekking through green crops down until Hushe village. Transfer by jeep to Skardu following the road going to Kashmir. 3 hours + 5/6 hours of jeep.

20thDay

Skardu – Islamabad ​

Depending on the weather conditions, flight to Islamabad or transfer by minibus to Chilas.

21stDay

Visit to Islamabad, or Chilas - Islamabad

Visit to the city or transfer Chilas-Islamabad.

22ndDay

Islamabad

Debriefing and visit to the city. In the night transfer to the airport and fly back home.

23rdDay

International flight

Come back to our final destination

More details

The schedule may be subject to change under unforeseen circumstaces.

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Info Ascensione

The climb to the Pastore Peak is optional: who doesn’t want to climb it, can stay at the camp and have a rest day. The climbing of the summit involve 50° steep slopes and snow ridges. The trail through Gondogoro Pass 5650m is completely equipped with fixed rope.

Difficulties

AD+ / Fairly Difficult +

Skills required

Excellent physical shape, good training and practice in the use of ice axe and crampons are required, Good spirit of adventure is needed.

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
23 days 6 10 29/04/2020

Equipements

Expedition equipment. The full list will be provided with the detailed informations

Documents

Passport expiring six months after the return date and tourism entry visa. Lyskamm 4000 can deal with practices for obtaining visas

Vaccination

No mandatory vaccinations are required

Prices

Rate details

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Support and assistance of a certified UIAGM Mountain Guide. Services provided by local tourist agency: transfer from and to the airport, inland transports (depending on weather conditions return flight Islamabad-Skardu or transfer by private bus through the Karakoram Highway), briefing to the tourist Ministery, full board with accommodation in two places tent, sirdar, chef, canteen tent, toilet tent, table, dishware and chairs during the trekking, porters for the transport of food and equipment, personal porter (max 20 kg), trekking, climbing and camping permits fees. Half board with accommodation in hotels or guest houses (double rooms) in Skardu and Islamabad. Travel insurance (luggage, medical assistance, repatriation) provided by Innovation Viaggi or other italian travel agency.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: International return flights (Lyskamm4000 will book and buy your ticket), pakistani visa (around 100 €), lunches in the cities, tips, drinks, personal equipment and gears, other optional insurance (high mountain injury, travel cancelation), everything is not mentioned in “WHAT’S INCLUDED”.