K12 peak

K12 Peak is in the Saltoro Muztagh (sub-range of Karakorum Mountains) in Gilgit-Baltistan near Jammu Kashmir, Pakistan. It is the world’s 61st highest peak and Pakistan’s 24th highest peak at an elevation of the 7,428 m (24,370 ft). K12 Peak lies near the Line of Control between Pakistan and India border in the Siachen Glacier region. Due to military presence in the area, there have not been many attempts to the top of the summit or near the basecamp. The first successful attempt to the summit took place in 1971 by a Japanese Expedition that comprised of Shinichi Takagi and Tsutomu who fell to their deaths on descent. K12 Peak lies in the Saltoro Muztagh which is a subrange of the Karakorums near the Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir.This subrange is home to four above 7,000m+ peaks. This is the heart of the Karakorum mountains. The Karakorum Mountain Range is a massive chain of mountains across Pakistan and China that hosts one of the greatest mountains of the including K2. It is 500km long and 200km wide and connects with Hindukush and Himalaya Mountains at few points. This area is important because it falls in three different countries: India, Pakistan and China. K12 Peak expedition is a journey through the giant Karakorum Mountains of Pakistan with mesmerizing views of the mighty greyh-back mountains and huge glaciers which are also one of the largest and highest in the world.The trek starts from Askole via Skardu district which is the nearest town to the mountains.
1Departure/Return LocationInternational Airport, Islamabad
2Departure TimeMountain Range: Karakoram
3Elevation:7,428mBest Time: July to Mid September
4Duration: 45 DaysZone: Permitted
Services Include:
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
Kitchen staff
Porters for all expedition supplies
Solar power at base camp
Electricity generator (backup for high voltage devices)
International airfare
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)
Weather reports
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.

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