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|Hotel Stays||6-7 nights|
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Spantik Peak Expedition provides a unique opportunity to climb above 7,000 meters in relatively easy and safe conditions in the spectacular Karakoram range. Our Spantik Expedition undertake the southeast ridge of Spantik peak from Shigar Valley. Spantik peak altitude 7,027m lies in a different region far from regular trekking and expedition routes in the Karakoram.
Spantik Peak is perfect for mountaineers who have done big treks in Karakoram or Himalaya or those who have climbed a 6000 m peak before. Spantik expedition is a must-do climbing adventure in the Karakoram, it is a heaven for climbers aiming at 8000m peaks. Spantik peak is the best peak to attempt before going to climb big (8000m) mountains. Spantik is also known as the training station for 8000 m peaks in the mountaineering world due to its relatively low difficulty and easy climbing approach. Spantik Expedition is a perfect introduction to climbing in the great Karakoram. Spantik is not only the best peak to test yourself above 7000m but it will also provide the fantastic experience of Karakoram valleys, people, culture, and mountains in their prime form. Compared with other Climbing expeditions Spantik Peak difficulty is relatively low in technical terms and is one of the low-cost expeditions in the Karakoram range, additionally, the trek to base camp is equally rewarding. Spantik peak is an intermediate snow and ice climb, and categorized as Grade II climb in the world of mountaineering.
Spantik Peak Climbing Information
We undertake Spantik Expedition from the southeastern face, this face is straightforward and provides a safe climb, mostly thick snow with a few technical sections with no absolute danger. Spantik peak lies to the south of Hisper Glacier and stands above Chogolungma glacier at the border of Shigar and Nagar Valley of Gilgit Baltistan. The approach to Spantik Peak base camp is through Shigar Valley after 6,7 hours of jeep drive from Skardu city to Arando village of Shigar valley.
Onward from Arando trekking starts through glaciers and rocky patches of Chogolungma glacier till Spantik base camp, sounded by beautiful mountain scenery and countless peaks of above 5000m. Base camp at Spantik will be established at an elevation of 4360m. Camp I will be at the elevation of 5100m, Camp II at 5500m Camp III at 6250m altitude. The technical section above the mountain has fixed ropes for safe passage.
Spantik Peak Climbing History
The southeast ridge of Spantik peak was first attempted in 1906 by the American Couple Fanny and William Bullock-Workman, but they manage to climb to 6700m. But the mountain was the first time summited by a German Expedition under the leadership of Karl by this route in 1955. Till then there have been many expeditions with a higher rate of the summit.
Spantik summit in clear weather conditions presents a great 360-Degree view of the spectacular Karakoram mountains. These peaks include neighboring Rakaposhi, Diran, Malubiting, Ultar, Battura Group, Haramosh, the entire Shimshal Mountains, K2, and Nanga Parbat far beyond.
Who is Spantik Expedition for?
We encourage individuals and teams from around the world to join one of the fixed departures or private expeditions. Men and women all around the world can join us, as most of our team members are individuals, we arrange teams accordingly.
Participants must be in good shape for the Spantik expedition. Spantik Peak difficulty is manageable as compared to other 7000m peaks of Karakoram. If you have climbing experience of any 5000m or 6000m peak (LhakpaRi / North Col, AmaDablam, Mustagata, Island peak Aconcagua, Denali, Chimborazo, Alpamayo, or other) anywhere in the world you can find yourself eligible for Spantik Peak. Those who have experience of doing Big trekkings like (Everest Base Camp Trek, Island peak trek. K2 Base Camp Trek, K2 Gondogoro La Trek, or Snow Hiper La trek, or any other trekking of the same difficulty in Karakoram and Himalaya is Eligible for this Expedition with ample training.
The first day of the Spantik expedition and climbers will be received by one of our staff from Islamabad Airport and escorted to the hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
You can spot our staff holding our company card at Islamabad Airport. You are bound to provide flight details 3 to 4 days before arrival. Our staff will pick you up and transfer you to a partner hotel in Islamabad close to Margalla hills. At the hotel, after relaxing and rest clients are bound to pay their dues upon late arrival payment of dues and briefing will be conducted in Skardu.
On the second day of Spantik Expedition, We will fly to Skardu in the morning. Skardu is the logistic hub of the expeditions and trekking’s in the Karakoram range. The flight from Islamabad to Skardu will provide spectacular views of the Himalaya and Karakoram mountains and we should be able to see Nanga Parbat towering among other peaks.
Upon arrival in Skardu, one of our staff will be waiting at Skardu Airport and will escort the clients to the partner hotel. Upon early arrival, we would have enough time to rest and pay a visit to the local Bazar and the outskirts of Skardu city.
Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included,
Skardu is a mountainous town along the Indus river, surrounded by mountains. After breakfast, we will check our equipments for Spantik expedition, and will buy or rent if something is missing. If we are done with our equipment we will go on an acclimatization hike to the kharpocho and old castle some hundred meters hike from Skardu Bazars. The fort provides a breathtaking view of the Indus river, Skardu, and its Surroundings.
Early in the morning, we will leave for Arando. Arando is the last village of Shigar valley before Spantik peak. We will drive to Arando Village with our crew and supplies. It's a 5-7-hour jeep drive from Skardu to Arando. After half hour drive from Skardu, we will reach the Shigar valley which hosts the second-highest peak (K2) on the planet. We will go through the lush green fields of Shigar valley along the Shigar river and the valley is narrowed as we further proceed to the mountains. The narrow track will lead us Arando driving along to the Basha River.
A 3 hours’ drive from Skardu we will reach Chutron Village, there is a hot spring in the village. After taking bath in the hot spring and lunch we will leave for Arando, which is a 2-3 hours’ drive away from the Hot spring. At Arando Village our porters, climbing assistants, and kitchen crew will join us and escort us to Spantik peak. Our staff establishes tents and the participants will be served a hot cup of tea with cookies and snacks. We will take dinner in our mess tent and camp overnight in a fully serviced campsite.
The first day of trekking on Spantik Peak Expedition, the trek start from Arindo village along the green trail along the glacier, the passage is the way through a green pasture land till ChogoBrango. ChogoBrangsa is a summer pasture that literally means a “ Huge Lodge”
It will take a 6-8 hour trek to reach ChogoBrangsa from Arindo village. You can meet shepherds and miners on the way towards Spantik peak. The total distance on this day Spantik peak expedition will be around 14km with a 900m gain in altitude.
The second day of trek towards Spantik peak expedition, today we start early trekking along the ridge of the glacier, we have to walk on the glacier only a few patches where there is risk of stonefalls. And the rest of the trek is on the trail along the Galcier up to Balocho camp.
It will take 5-7 hours to reach Balocho from chogobrangsa, the total walking distance will be around 13-14 km with an altitude gain of 700m. On this day of Spantik peak expedition, participants can get their first glimpse of the Spantik Peakpeak from the Camp, we will stay overnight at Balocho.
The third day of Spantik Peak expedition, this day we will be at our destination. The trek is on a pure glacier all day towards Spantik peak. After 5-6 hours of the trek on Chogolungma glacier, we will be at Spantik Base Camp. The total altitude gain on this day will be 500m and total distance will be around 13-14 km. we will set up our camps at Spantik Base camp for the next two weeks.
Acclimatization and Climbing days on Spanik peak expedition. Your cooking and supporting staff will be there will you and the rest of the porters and staff will trek back to Arindo village.
As the Spantik Peak Expedition winds up the climbers with Chogori adventure staff and porters trek back to Balocho camp and stay overnight and resume the trek the next day to Arindu village.
On this day of Spantik expedition, we will trek back to Arindu village and drive to Skardu. After having lunch and a bath at Hotspring at Chutron we will resume the drive back to Skardu and overnight stay at Chogori adventures partners hotel.
Contingency day in case of flight delay or cancelation
On this day of Spantik Peak Expedition, we will fly to Islamabad from Skardu
It is time to say goodbye to the Spantik peak expedition participants. We will see you off at Islamabad International Airport.
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