Great Trango Tower (6286m) Expedition
 

Trango Tower

Faisal Mosque  Camp at Askole  Urdukas Camp Paiyu Peak 6660m

The Great Trango Tower is one of the most uneven granite towers in the world.  Glimmering Trango Glacier situated in Baltoro region.

At the snout of the Baltoro Glacier the trail divides. We will take the left branch to the BC of Trango Tower. Enroute we will enjoy spectacular views and gigantic mountain panorama including Paiyu Peak (6660m), Uli Biaho Tower, Liligo, Urdukas Peak, Gasherbrum IV, Mitre Peak and etc. The amphitheatre provides an ideal venue to appreciate some of the most inspiring and unique mountain vistas in the world. 

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City / Station name

Schedule

01

Islamabad

Arrive Islamabad, meet our guide with transport and transfer to hotel for overnight.

 

02

Islamabad

A.M Welcome reception at Alpine Club of Pakistan.  

PM proceed for city tour including: Faisal Mosque, Visit Pakistan Monument and Museum at Shakar Parian, Rawal Lake also. In Rawalpindi   the famous places to look are Raja (King) Bazaar, Silver and Gold bazaars will allow us to catch traditional craftsmen at work.  

Drive back to hotel for dinner & overnight.

 

03

Islamabad–Skardu

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Islamabad-Chilas

 

After breakfast transfer to Islamabad airport and fly Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for lunch, dinner and overnight. 

If flight does not operate, drive to Chilas (490km, 12-13 Hrs) on Karakorum Highway, the most adventurous and thrilling. It connects Pakistan and China spreading over a distance of 1300km between Islamabad and Kashghar. Continue drive and finally meet the great Indus on Thakot Bridge. From there onward the road snails along the bank of the Indus. Lunch at Besham - is the largest town and commercial centre. Besham shops are famous for their China and international goods. Continue drive to Chilas - with many rocks carving and inscriptions and is standing under the shadow of world famous Nanga Parbat.  

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

 

04

Skardu     

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Chilas –Skardu

Full day free at Skardu - is at a height of 7,500 feet. It is the trekker and mountain climbers' paradise. OR complete the road journey from Chilas to Skardu. (280km, 8-9 Hrs). En-route has good view of Nanga Parbat (8125m) at junction of Indus River and the rapids and fall of Indus River. Lunch on the way.  

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

 

05

Skardu - Askole

Drive by jeep from Skardu - Askole (3000 m, 6-7 Hrs) - is the last friendly village. Drive through Shigar valley and its stunning scenery.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camps.

 

06

Askole - Jhola

Start to walk & will reach at Jhola - 3200m, 6-7 Hrs. Lunch at Korophon. The landscape is flat, somewhat sandy & hot sun will be beating down and there is very little shade.

Lunch at Korophon.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camps.

 

07

Jhola - Paiyu

Trek to Paiyu ('Salt' in Balti) 3450m, 6-7 Hrs. 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. In the far distance a magnificent Panorama of Cathedral Towers and triangle of K2 to the left for the first time. There is a rest stop by some tamarisk trees besides the stream flowing down from Paiyu Peak. Paiyu is a crowded campsite.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camps.

 

08

Paiyu – Trango Tower B.C

After breakfast trek to Trango Tower BC: (4000m) 5-6 hrs walk to
Trango Tower BC.   

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camps.

 

 

 

09  -   33

 

25 days for (Acclimatization & Climbing Period).

 

34

Trango B.C - Paiyu

Return to Paiyu.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camps.

 

35

Paiyu - Jhula

Return to Chogo Brangsa.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camps.

 

36

Jhula - Askole

Return to Askole.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camps.

37

Askole - Skardu

Drive by jeep to Skardu (6-7 hrs).  

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for Lunch, dinner and overnight.

 

38

Skardu - Islamabad

Fly to Islamabad  

Or in case flight does not operate drive to Chilas.  

Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.

 

39

Islamabad

A.M Farewell meeting at Alpine Club of Pakistan.  

PM free at Islamabad  

Or drive from Chilas to Islamabad.

Meals & overnight at hotel.

 

40

Islamabad

Transfer to airport for onward flight.

 

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