CLIMB OF IAKORA PEAK m 6172 - COME BACK THROUGH GONDOGORO-LA m 5650
Our expeditions are always led by expert UIAGM / IFMGA Certified Mountain Guides
From the 10th of June the 1st of July 2023
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 summit we’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.
International flight to Islamabad.
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. Accommodation in Hotel.
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.
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.
Today we’ll travel by jeep through the amazing Braldu Valley in order to get Askole 2970 m, and than to jhola, starting point of our trekking. We’ll spend the night in the camp 125 km - 7/8 hours driving.
We will reach the oasis of Payù Camp site. From here we can admire the front of Baltoro glacier, Payù Peak 6600 m, Trango Towers 6617 m and Uli Biafo Tower 6527 m. 7 hours.
Rest and acclimatization day.
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. 9/10 hours
Our path continue on the glacier: today we’ll have a fantastic view on Masherbrum 7821 m and Muzthag-Tower 7527 m. 5/6 hours
Concordia Circus welcomes us with incredible view all around: Gasherbrum IV 7980 m, Broad Peak 8048 m, K2 8611 m. 4/5 hours
Rest and acclimatization day.
We’ ll start walking through the upper part of Godwin Austin Glacier until the first goal of our trek: The Base Camp of K2. Back to Concordia Circus - 10 hours
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
Departure around 1 a.m. climbing the 1000 m that separate us from the summit of Iakora peak. At dawn we will enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains. Come back to Ali Camp scheduled around 10 in the morning. 8/9 hours
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
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
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.
Shopping and relax in Skardu
Domestic flight to Islamabad or in case of bad weather transfer by car to Chilas
Visit to the city or transfer from Chilas to Islamabad.
Visit to the old city and in the night transfer to the airport.
Flight coming back to our final destination
The schedule may be subject to change under unforeseen circumstaces.
The climb to Iakora 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 45° steep slopes and snow ridges. The trail through Gondogoro Pass 5650m is completely equipped with fixed rope.
|AD+ / Fairly Difficult +|
|Excellent physical shape, good training and practice in the use of ice axe and crampons are required, Good spirit of adventure is needed.|
|Expedition equipment. The full list will be provided with the detailed informations|
Passport expiring six months after the return date and tourism entry visa. Lyskamm 4000 can deal with practices for obtaining visas
No mandatory vaccinations are required
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 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”.
NOTE: Everything that is not part of the professional service of Mountain Guide, is provided in collaboration with authorized Italian and foreign agencies