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Spantik Base Camp

Spantik Base Camp

Dreams come true

Even if these are unusual dreams.

Even if few people have heard of such a place as the Mountain Base at Spantik.

If you dream about it - we will make your dream come true.

16 -18 days

Islamabad → Skardu  → Arandu → Bukhun  → Mantikura → Khurumal → Gharincho → Spantik Base Camp (4 300 m npm) → Islamabad

1024px-Spantik_Süd-West-Grat.jpg (153 KB) 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 golden pillar gave him the name "Ghenish Chhish", which means Brush Mountain (local language) 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 the Golden Parri, which means the Golden Fairy, and some tourists also call it Pyramid Mountain. The peak is located in the Rakaposhi massif and lies in the Spantik - Susbon subregione Karakorum mountains, in the central part, the main ridge of the Rakaposhi chain, extending from the Hunza Valley to the west to the Biafo glacier to the east The northern limit of the entire chain is Hispar Valley, southern - Shigar River Valley and partly 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 (7 027 m asl).

Spantik_fb_3.jpg (67 KB)Spantik is a very popular climbing destination, many people with a bit of experience in climbing more height decide to get it. It is available from both the Hunza Valley and the Bash Valley. Chogolungma, Sumayar Bar and Garumbar glaciers flow at his feet. Lying south of the great Hispar Glacier and towering over the Chogolungma Glacier, the summit on sunny days presents wonderful views of the neighboring Rakaposhi, Diran, Malubiting, Ultars, Battura Group, Haramosh, the entire Shimshal mountains, K2 in the distance and many more. The scenery around 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 failed, 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 easy, but we know that not every mountain lover has experience at high altitude and extensive mountain experience. Therefore, if you want to go to an unusual place where you will be given the opportunity to commune with untamed nature, to a place where you can still feel the majesty and power of the mountains, in a place that will allow you to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life - take a breath with us to the Spantik Base Camp. WE ORGANIZE THIS TRIP FOR YOU. Porters will be helpful, who will facilitate the transport of all necessary equipment, a guide, caring for safety and serving their experience, organization of accommodation, cars and everything that can make a trip to Spantik a great memory for you.

IMG_20190808_083239.jpg (988 KB) During the 16-18 day trip, we offer you the opportunity to travel through 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 Arandu 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 through the moraine of the Chogolungma glacier to Bukhun. Then we go through the summer settlements of Mantikura, Khurumal, Gharincho, sleeping on the way in tents prepared by porters and trying Pakistani dishes. Admiring the small lake and the magnificent views of the Spantik and Laila Peak pyramids, we reach Bolucho, and then to the Spantik Base Camp (4,300 m), which is the highest point we reach during this trek. It provides rest after hot valleys and allows you to feel the atmosphere of high mountain expeditions. After a day of rest at the Base Camp combined with exploring the area and another night in tents, you will be able to return gradually to the valley and again enjoy the crystal-clear rivers, green trees and fields and meet the shepherds in summer settlements passed along the way.

IMG_20190808_121638.jpg (704 KB)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 slightly changed by man - we invite you to Pakistan with us

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