Climbing In Pakistan

The best-known attraction for the Mountaineers is the North of Pakistan. Northern part is in knot of four great mountain ranges, Himalayas, Karakorum, Hindu-Kush and Pamir with densest concentration of high peaks on earth, including the second highest peak, K-2 (8611mM. Radiating out to the border if marked by the Ishkoman and Karumber River in Gilgit District, the eastern end of range known HINDU RAJ, means “Hindu Rule.” Following north from there the Pamir runs up into the former Soviet Union . Spreading from center to northeast along the border with China lies the KARAKORUM, the main block of the mountain in Pakistan , 250 Kilometer wide. In the south corner separated by the Indus River, where lies the western Himalayan Range and Nanga Parbat 8125m is the western end pillar of this range. The most famous among these are K-2 (8611M), second only to the Everest, Nanga Parbat (8125M), the most dangerous peak and have the reputation of “KILLER MOUNTAIN” the Hidden peak (8068M), the Broad peak (8047M) and the Gasherbrum-11 (8035M) and highest cliff wall of the world, the “TRANGO TOWER GROUP”.


The mountain wealth makes the Pakistan an important mountain country and gives opportunities to the climbers, trekkers, nature seekers and related mountain adventure activities. The compelling charms of these high, challenging endless sea of rugged and ice pinnacles lure large number of mountaineers and nature lovers from across the continents to Northern Pakistan each year. Northern part of Pakistan , which is endowed with most unique geographical features in the world, here three greatest, lofty and spectacular mountain ranges, Karakorum, Himalayas and Hindu-Kush. In an area about 500Km in width and 350Km in depth, is found the densest collection of some of the highest and precipitous peaks in the world, boasting more than 160 peaks above 7000M.

 

ROYALTY FEE OF MOUNTAINS.

 

The Government of Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan Council (GBC) has approved reduction in the mountain royalty for the year 2013 as per details given below:-.

  • Zero royalty fee for peaks up to 6500-M
  • 10% royalty fee on mountains situated in Chitral, Gilgit and Ghizer except on Spantik/Golden Peak.
  • 05% royalty fee on all peaks during winter season (December-February).
  • 40% discount on royalty fee  on all peaks except as mentioned in  (i) and (ii) above  as per following beak-up:

 

  • K 2 (8611M) 7200 US dollar for group of 07 members and 1200 US dollar per addition member
  • (8100–8500M) 5400US dollar for the group of 07 members and 900US dollar per addition member
  • (7501-7000M) 2400 US dollar for the group of 07 members and 300 US dollar per additional member
  • (7001-7500 M) 1500 US dollar for the group of 07 members and 180 US dollar per additional member
  • (6501-7000M) 900 US dollar for the group of 07 members and 120 US dollar per additional member

                                 

HIGHEST PEAKS OF PAKISTAN:.

 

There are five peaks out of fourteen above 8000m high on the earth, the second highest rock pyramid, the K-2 ( 8611m), the Nanga Parbat (8125m), also known as the “killer Mountain”, the Hidden peak (8068m), the Broad peak (8047m) and the Gasherbrum-11 (8035m).


Mount. K-2  

 

Other names:             Chogori and Mount Goldwin Austen Peak

Elevation:                  8611 meters/ 28253 feets

Location:                   Karakoram- Baltoro Skardu

Latitude:                    35°- 53′ N

Longitude:                 76°-31′ E

Best period to climb:   End of June to August

First climbing year:      31st July 1954

First climber:              Achill compagoni, Lino Lacedill/Italian expedition

Nearest town:             Skardu- Baltistan Northern Areas

 

Nanga Parbat

 

Other names:             Dimir Peak

Elevation:                  8125 meters /26658 feet

Location:                   Western corner of Himalayas-Chilas Gilgit

Latitude:                    35° -53′ N

Longitude:                 76°-36′ E

Best period to climb:   June to September

First climber:              Herm Buhl

First climbing year:      1953 via Rahikot Face

Faces:                       Three Faces, Rahikot on the North, Diamir on the West and Rupal on the South

Nearest town:             Chilas-Gilgit Northern Areas

 

Gasherbrum-1

 

Other names:             Hidden Peak, K-5

Elevation:                  8068 meters/ 26471 feets

Location:                   Karakorum- Baltoro Skardu

Latitude:                    35°-43′ N

Longitude:                 76°-42′ E

Best period to climb:   June to August

First climbed year        :       1958 via SW Ridge

First climber:              Pete Habeler, Andy Kauffmann

Nearest town:             Skardu- Baltistan Northern Areas

 

Broad Peak

 

Other names:             K-3, Falchen Kangri

Elevation:                  8047 meters/ 26400 feets

Location:                   Karakorum- Baltoro Skardu

Latitude:                    35°-48′ N

Longitude:                 76°-33′ E

Best period to climb:   June to August

First climbed year:       1957 via West Spur

First climber:              Hermann Buhl, Kurt Diemberge, Markus Schock

Nearest town:             Skardu- Baltistan Northern Areas

 

Gasherbrum-11

 

Other names:             K-4

Elevation:                  8035meters/ 26360 feets

Location:                   Karakorum- Baltoro Skardu

Latitude:                    35°-45′ N

Longitude:                 76°-39′ E

Best period to climb:   June to August

First climbed year        :       1956 via SW Ridge

First climber:              Pete Habeler and Kauffmann

Nearest town:             Skardu- Baltistan Northern Areas

 

HIGHEST PEAKS OF WORLD:

 

There are fourteen peaks above 8000 meters from the seal level on the earth and out of them five are located in the Northern Areas (Gilgit and Skardu) of Pakistan.

Peaks
Mount Everest

Location
Nepal

Altitude
8848M

Mount K   2

Pakistan/China

8611M

Kangchenunga

Nepal/Sikkim

8586M

Lhoste

Nepal

8516M

Makalu

Nepal

8463M

Cho Oyu

Nepal

8201M

Dhaulagiri

Nepal

8167M

Manaslu

Nepal

8163M

Nanga   Parbat

Pakistan

8125M

Annapuna

Nepal

8091M

Gasherbrum-I

Pakistan/China

8068M

Broad   Peak

Pakistan   / China

8047M

Shisha   Pangma

Nepal/Tibet

8046M

Gasherbrum-II

Pakistan/China

8034M

 

 

 

OUR SERVICES TO CLIMBING EXPEDITIONS


“ North Pakistan Adventure” may propose you all the services to the Base Camp including everything on an all-inclusive basis and can assist you at each step of your expedition to make it success. We may also provide partial services such as transportation, service of guide and cook, hotel reservations, arrangement of porters (low and high altitude), providing kitchen equipment etc.

 

Our full package covers the following services,

  • Transportation from Islamabad airport to back Islamabad airport (bus, coaster, hiace van and 4-Wheel Jeeps where would be needed /domestic airfares.
  • Hotel accommodation with meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Camping food during the trek and at the base camp as well as you will be in the Base Camp
  • Wages of the porters for the base camp and their insurances, including their food and kit
  • Follow up and in contact with Ministry of Tourism to expedite the processing of the climbing permit.
  • Arrangement of briefing and de-briefing at the Ministry of Tourism
  • Sleeping tents, Mess and kitchen tents, sleeping mattresses, toilet tent, bath tent, tables and chairs, plastic sheets for the base camp
  • The arrangement of high altitude porters and any other crew pertaining to the requirement
  • Kitchen appliance, crockery, stove, fuel etc. for the base camp
  • Service of cook, assistant and their insurances and kits
  • Services of guide, assistant for the base camp and their insurances and kits
  • Porters for personal baggage (personal climbing equipment and high altitude food etc)
  • Providing EPI gas cylinders
  • Insurance of liaison officer
  • Liaison officer’s food for the base camp
  • Assistance in the clearance of cargo (climbing equipment and high altitude food etc)
  • Arrangement of import/export permits from Tourism Department (GBC) for the cargo
  • Assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Toll taxes, parking fee and camping

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