The Golden Mountain can be yours ...
Do you dream of getting a seven-thousanders?
Do you want to look down on Karakorum?
If so, come with us ...
23 - 31 days
Islamabad → Skardu → Arandu → Bukhun → Mantikura → Khurumal → Gharincho → Spantik Base Camp (4 300 m npm) → Spantik "Golden Peak" (7 027 m npm) → Islamabad
The Spantik Peak "Golden Peak" has many names and owes them to its extraordinary beauty. The north-west wall on the Nagar side with the bright red color of the pillar provided him with "Ghenish Chhish" devices, which in Golden Brushsky (the local language) means the Golden Mountain. Ghinesh in Brushaski also means Queen. The peak is so majestic and beautiful that the locals call it the Queen of the Mountains. Conway called it Golden Parri, which means Golden Fairy, and some tourists also call it Pyramid Mountain. The peak of content is in the masses of Rakaposhi and lies in the mountains of Spantik - Susbon subregione Karakorum, in the central part, the main ridge of the Rakaposhi chain, extending from Hunza Valley to the west to the Biafo glacier to the east The northern bounded whole chain is Hispar Valley, southern - Shigar River Valley and divide the Indus Valley. The highest peaks of the chain are: Rakaposhi (7 788 m asl), Malubiting (7 453 m asl), Diran (7 270 m asl) and Spantik (7027 m asl).
Spantik is a very popular climbing destination, many people decide on his acquired life who have difficulties with experience in climbing greater heights. Spantik is available from the Hunza Valley and Basha Valley. Chogolungma, Sumayar Bar and Garumbar glaciers flow at his feet. Lying south of the great Hispar Glacier and towering over the Chogolungma Glacier, Spantik offers charming climbing in magnificent mountain scenery with countless high peaks all around. The most common use of the climbing route is the southeast ridge. Support this ridge to be one of the easiest of the 7,000-meter summits in Karakorum.. A ridge with a 2700 m elevation over a length of 8 km provides space for several safe campsites. It is a simple approach with a slope of 30º to 45º, with a mixture of more difficult and easier fragments. The ridge completely covered with snow does not require the skill of alpine rock climbing. The south-west route also leads through a snowy ridge with a moderate angle of inclination. The summit on clear days allows you to enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding area and peaks of: Rakaposhi, Diran, Malubiting, Ultars, Battura Group, Haramosh, entire Shimshal Mountains, K2 in the distance and many more. The scenery is breathtaking. The history of reaching this peak dates back to 1903, when the Bullock Workman team made their first attempt to reach it. Unfortunately, it concerned failure, 330 m from the top ... The German expedition of Karl Kramer first climbed Spantik in 1955. The peak height was confirmed by measurement in 2011.
Spantik is technically available, but offers climbing it for people who have experience in climbing with snow rope and glaciers, and were generally available at five and six thousand. On this trip you need experience at high altitude and very good physical condition, as well as a lot of mountain experience. Of course, you can go on a Spantik with an expedition organized by alpine and high mountains clubs around the world .... There are not every mountain lover is member such a club and not every club organizes such an expedition ... On club expeditions you have to organize everything in 100 percentages on your own, if you are going with us - WE WILL ORGANIZE THIS TRIP FOR YOU. Porters are helpful who will facilitate the transport of all necessary equipment, a guide who cares about safety and serves his experience, the organization of accommodation, cars and everything that can be helpful, so that a trip to Spantik will remain a wonderful memory for you.
During the 31-day trip, we offer you the opportunity to travel Karakorum Highway, which is a challenge in itself. KKH is one of the most famous, interesting, most beautiful and highest roads in the world. It connects Pakistan and China, extending for 1300 km between Islamabad and Kashgar, winding through three mountain ranges and following the ancient Silk Road along the Indus Valley to the Chinese border on the Khunjerab Pass (4,693 m). We at KKH will overcome the Babusar Pass (4,173 m) which is the highest point on the road to Skardu. On this section of the KKH we will see a magnificent view of Nanga Parbat, the mouth of the Gilgit River to the Indus River and the triple junction of three giant mountain ranges: Himlai, Karakorum and Hindu Kush. Skardu lies on the southern bank of the Indus River. It is located in a valley about 40 km long and 10 km wide. It is now the administrative center of the district as well as the transport and commercial center of the Baltistan region. It is also one of the major tourist centers of Northern Area of Pakistan. Many high-mountain expeditions set off from here, including the peaks in the Baltoro Glacier area and countless trekkings in the Baltistan region. On the way to Arandu, the starting point for our trip to Spantik, we can see in Chutron hot sulfur springs with separate bathing huts for men and women. We can also admire terraced fields and nut groves. A jeep ride to Arand is a real ADVENTURE. The road is extremely narrow in places, very steep and leads through areas highly exposed to the formation of many mud and rock landslides. Arandu is the last village on the road, just below the Chogolungma Glacier. Here you can see an impressive mosque and everyday life that seemed to have stopped 100 years ago. After an overnight stay in the camp, above the village, our trek leads to the glacier moraine to Bukhum. Then we go through the summer settlements of Mantikhura, Khurumal, Gharincho admiring a small lake and wonderful views of the Spantik and Laila Peak pyramids, we reach Bolucho, and then to the Base at Spantik. Mountaineering activities are scheduled for 15 days. Three camps will be established during this time. The first at the beginning of the Chogolungma Glacier (4,550 m above sea level), the second on one of the south-east ridges (5,550 m above sea level), the third also on the south-east ridge (6,550 m above sea level). Repeated movement of participants between the camps will allow for good acclimatization and avoid the effects of being at high altitude. This area, however, requires special mountain experience and attention when using, for example, handrail ropes installed for greater safety in the area covered with crevices. After reaching the summit in favorable weather, the return follows the same route.
This trip, like other trekking in Pakistan, has one more great advantage, it allows you to commune with the natural beauty of nature, with adventure. It differs from events organized in commercial places, where only the known name of the place matters, but the number of tourists staying in them at the same time prevents a real "survival" of these places ...
Therefore, if you want to experience ADVENTURES, if you want to get to know the REAL culture and tradition, if you want to experience the NATURE minimally changed by man - we invite you to Pakistan with us
Price per person (23 daysexpedition): 4400 USD
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