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BROAD PEAK EXPEDITION (8047m) PAKISTAN

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Activity type: Ice Climbing
Activity level: Challenging/ Tough
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5 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019

Duration: 50 Day(s) / Tour with fixed start dates
Price: from $15500 / Negotiable

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Broad Peak is named for the immense bulk of its peak. It has a strong presence in its environs. Its local name is 'Falchan Kangri'. Upon arriving in Islamabad, we then fly to a mountain town called Skardu or if the weather is inclement we travel by road through the Indus gorge to Skardu and the parting point from civilization. Jeeps take us to the road end at Askole, the last village in the valley. Askole is the beginning of the trek to base camp and each night we camp out as we travel up the valley with our Balti porters providing entertainment and colour to the otherwise stark and barren countryside.

Our next camp is Paiyu, the last campsite before the beginning of the Baltoro glacier. Then the route to Broad Peak follows the opposite (true left) side of the Baltoro, passing spectacular views of the Trango group, trekking for a further 6 days to reach the base camp. The route involves climbing through a rock gully to Camp I (6000m) then by following a large snow face we reach CII at around 6400m. A final camp is placed at 7400m from where we make the summit bid. The climbing will not be extremely steep but the remoteness of the setting will make this an especially rewarding experience. Whether this is your first 8000m peak or your third, the nature of climbing in this region will have it's own unique flavor.

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  •  Liaison with ministry of tourism in Islamabad for permit process and measurement of Liaison officer.  Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.  Assistance upon arrival/departure.  Welcome reception/farewell meeting at Alpine Club of Pakistan.  Hotel accommodation at Chancery hotel in Islamabad, Panorama Hotel (Chilas) and Shangrila (Skardu) with all meals.  All meals during trek and 30 days at B.C  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.  Road transfers between airport/hotel and within city as per itinerary.  Sleeping tents for BC, mattresses, mess tent, kitchen tent and toilet tent with tables/field stools, camping ground fees and bridge crossing.  Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.  Wages and basic kit of guide, sirdar, cook and assistant(s).  Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).  Porterage at airports, hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.  Letter of guarantee on behalf of team/client for environmental bond for USD 1000.  Mail handling/forwarding to BC/overseas except postage charges.  Reconfirmation of air tickets.  Hiring of HAPs, mail runner(s) and any other crew as per requirement. (Wages and kit to be arranged by the team).  Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.  Above quotation is based on present porter rates and valid for 2018.

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  •  International & domestic airfare, airport tax, excess baggage charges.  Surface transfers in case of flight cancellations to the kick off point.  Liaison Officer kit and equipment, allowances, travel, hotels, meals and insurance and his personal expenses of any kind.  High altitude porters/any crew above BC.  Sleeping bags, personal and climbing equipment of any kind beyond base camp including high altitude food and oxygen.  Medications, ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges for expedition members and local staff assigned with the expedition whose insurance cover does not include heli rescue.  Room services, laundry, beverages, phone/communication bills and items of personal nature.  Insurance liability of member(s) and other under force majeure conditions.  Royalty fee, Pollution (USD 200 non refundable) and Environmental fee if required to be paid by the Government of Pakistan.  Clearance of cargo and clearing agent’s charges before arrival of the team and its storage.  Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.  Tips to field staff, drivers and porters.  ISB/KDU or V.V. airfare is USD 85 per person one way for economy class. Airfare is subject to change without advance notice by the airline. In case of cancellation of flight, we will be pleased to provide surface transfer in an exclusive coach in the same cost of airfare. Re- Fund  If the cancellation is made 15 days + prior to departure full payment will be refunded and a nominal communication service charge will be deducted.  RVT reserves the right to deduct:  25% cancellation charge from paid package price if the cancellation is made in less than 15 days of arrival date.  40% in case of cancellation in less than 7 days.  In case of cancellation prior to arrival, all charges in respect of confirmed bookings that entail no-show charges by hotels/transport/airline will have to be paid by the clients.  Anyone deciding to abandon the trip after arrival or leave during the trip for whatever reason(s) whether the clients own or external (of the nature of force majeure) will not be eligible for a refund. This also applies in case the entire group completes/abandons the trip and decides to return earlier than the agreed time schedule

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Broad Peak Expedition Trip Itinerary:
Day 01 Islamabad: Arrive Islamabad. Transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 02 Islamabad : Welcome reception at Alpine Club of Pakistan. Overnight at hotel

Day 03 Skardu / Chilas
a) Fly to Skardu PK-451 (09:30 – 10:30). (Flight is subject to weather). Upon arrival transfer to hotel for overnight.
b) In case of cancellation of flight (11-12 hrs) drive by coach to Chilas (480 km) on Karakoram Highway. Overnight at hotel

Day 04 Chilas / Skardu
a) Day free at Skardu
b) If you are driving, complete road journey (08–09 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route has good view of Nanga Parbat (8125m) at junction of Indus River and the rapids and fall of Indus River. Overnight at hotel

Day 05 Skardu
Final shopping day at Skardu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 Askole: (3000m)
By jeeps drive to Askole (8-9 hrs). The last village of about 50 houses. The villagers grow their own cereals, vegetable and fruit and own large herds of sheep's, goats, yaks and dzos. Overnight in tent

Day 07 Jhola: (3200m)
Start 2-3 hours, walk across wasteland and traverse Biafo Glacier, a tortured Ocean of moving boulders and crevasses 2 km wide. Cross the glacier and after a lunch break continue to Jhola (4-5 hrs). Cross-Dumardo River Bridge and camp at rather dusty campsite surrounded by a few bushes with a side stream. Overnight in tent

Day 08 Paiyu: (3600m)
Start on a relatively easy trail for 3-4 hrs. Crossing Bardumal campsites along a 2-km stretch of sandy River beach. After a lunch break continue towards Paiyu for another 2-3 hrs. trail climbs to a Vantage Point providing view of the Snout of Baltoro. And in the far distance a magnificent Panorama of Cathedral Towers and triangle of K2 to the left for the first time. Paiyu is a crowded campsite. Overnight in tent.

Day 09 Paiyu: (3600m)
Traditional rest day at Paiyu for local exploration. Overnight at tent.

Day 10 Khuburtze: (4000m)
Start for a 5-8 hrs. Gradual climb up Baltoro Glacier on the southern edge. After about two hours the path divides at the snout of Baltoro glacier where the left branch goes to the BC of Trango Tower and the Sarpo Lago pass. Continue to the right climbing up on to the glacier that stretches up the valley 62 km long and 2 km wide. Further 2-3 hours steady climb on a long diagonal to the other side. Follow the southern edge to Liliwa and onward to Khuburtze lovely walks for about 90 minutes to the campsite and with clear water. Overnight at tent.

Day 11 Urdukas: (4200m)
4-5 hours lovely walk mostly along the crest of lateral moraine with stunning views of Paiyu Peak, Chorichi, Uli Biaho, Trango Towers and so on. Urdukas is a spectacular campsite. However like Paiyu this site is over used and polluted. Overnight at tent.

Day 12 Goro II: (4500m)
6-8 hours walk on the glacier. The first hour walk is across difficult side crevasses, however the way is smoother and easy in the center. Continue for 2-3 hours to Goro-I opposite of Yermanendo Glacier falling down from the Mashebrum pass. For the next 3-4 hrs continue east up the Baltoro glacier. Following telephone wire from army HQ Goro to Gasherbrum IV. Goro-II campsite is pitched on the rough stones and ice in the center of the glacier with water from the glacier melt. Overnight at tent.

Day 13 Concordia (4700m) / Broad Peak Base Camp (4900m)
6-8 hours slightly easy walk, with spectacular views and gigantic mountain panorama, including Muztagh Tower, Gasherbrum IV, Mitre Peak and the mighty K-2. Camp at Concordia named by Martin Conway after the place De La Concordia in Paris. Lunch at Concordia. You will be meeting some crevasses near Godwin Austin glacier. Overnight at tent.

Day 14-43 days 30 for acclimatization and climbing.

Base Camp at 4900m at Godwin Austin glacier
1st camp at 5100m (Approx.) Site for a space of 3 tents.
2nd camp at 6400m (Approx.) Site for a space of 6 tents.
3rd camp at 6870m (Approx.)
4th camp at 7400m (Approx.)
Summit at 8048m

Day 44 Vigne Glacier or Ali camp: (4800m)
5-6 hours continue walk on Vigne Glacier, proving superb views of Chogolisa, and Mitre Peak, A rare mountain panorama and camp just below pass. Overnight at tent.

Day 45 Gondogoro_La (5680m) / Khuspang (4680m)
4-5 hours. Start very early in the morning for the strenuous and steep ascend to Gondogoro la (high pass), and another 3-4 hrs descend to the high camp (Khuspang) on the other side. Also BC for Gondogoro Peak. Continue trek to Dalzampa: (4300m) another 4-5 hours easy descends glacier Moraine to beautiful campsite of Dalzampa "field of flower". A climb to the lateral Moraine provides spectacular views of glacier and jagged spires. Overnight in tent.

Day 46 Shaieshcho: (3600m) Hushe: (3300m)
4-5 hours walk on the lateral moraine through wild roses, gooseberry cedar and Tamarisk bushes. The Charksa valley joins the Gondogoro at Shaieshcho and the route leads towards the base camp of K6 and K7. Another 4-5 hours the last day of the trek follow the east bank of Hushe River on an easy path through the field and camp out side the village.

Day 47 Skardu: (2340m)
By jeep drive to Skardu via Khaplu. The second largest kingdom in the old Baltistan guarding the trade route to Ladakh along Shyok River. Overnight at hotel.

Day 48 Islamabad / Chilas
a) Fly to Islamabad PK-452 (11:20 – 12:20). (Subject to weather). Upon arrival transfer to hotel.
b) In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas. Overnight at hotel.

Day 49 Islamabad
Leisure day at Islamabad
In case of driving, complete road journey from Chilas to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel.

Day 50 Islamabad
Farewell meeting at Alpine Club of Pakistan. Overnight at hotel.

Day 51 Fly Out
Transfer to airport for your return flight home.

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