|International Airport, Islamabad
|Mountain Range: Karakoram
|Best Time: Mid-June to End-August
|Duration: 25 Days
Arrive in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Spend the first day arranging any necessary permits, obtaining last-minute supplies, and meeting with your expedition team.
Fly or drive to Skardu, a major town in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. Skardu serves as a gateway to many peaks in the Karakoram Range, including Cathedral Peak.
Acclimate to the higher altitude in Skardu. Explore the town and its surroundings.
Drive to Askole, the last village before the trek to the Cathedral Peak region begins.
Embark on a multi-day trek through stunning landscapes, passing through villages like Jhola and Paiju. Acclimatize along the way at designated altitudes. Reach Cathedral Peak Base Camp.
Spend several days at the base camp acclimatizing and preparing for the climb. Climb to higher altitudes and establish advanced camps. Make the summit attempt, navigating challenging terrain and technical sections.
Descend from the peak, dismantling advanced camps. Trek back to Askole. Drive back to Skardu. Fly or drive back to Islamabad.
Depart from Islamabad, concluding the expedition.
|Lodging at base camp (single supplement)
|Full base camp with dinning tent, bathroom, showers & solar charge
|All internal/domestic transport
|All domestic flights
|50kgs (110 lbs) personal baggage
|All meals during trek and at base camp (B,L,D)
|Group emergency equipment/satellite phone service with fixed calling charge
|Two nights stay in Islamabad hotel on arrival and two on return (bed & breakfast only)
|Staff insurance (guide, cook, kitchen staff, assistant(s) & porters etc)
|Experienced cook from Pakistan
|Porters for all expedition supplies
|Solar power at base camp
|Electricity generator (backup for high voltage devices)
|Permit/royalty fee according to number of persons
|Personal climbing equipment, clothing & sleeping equipment
|Group climbing gear (rope, ice crew, snow bar, EPI gas, cooking pots and others)
|Mountain climbing rescue and evacuation insurance policy - mandatory
|Lodging and meals above base camp
|Any service above base camp
|Communication radio (walkie talkie)
|Personal equipment cargo to/from Islamabad
|Pakistan visa fee
|Tips/gratuities to staff, cook, assistant(s) of US$ 250 per person in total
|Meals in Islamabad
|Extra hotel nights after the climb
|Trip cancellation insurance
|All expenses incurred in the event of early wind-up/summit (extra hotel nights, meals at hotels, evacuation)
|Charges incurred due to delays beyond the control of Apricot Tours (Force majeure)
|Personal communication (phone, fax, e-mail) between Pakistan and home country.