|International Airport, Islamabad
|Mountain Range: Karakoram
|Best Time: Mid-June to End-August
|Duration: 35 Days
Upon arrival met and transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi
An early morning flight to Skardu. If flight does not operate due to bad weather same day we will drive by road to Skardu spending a night in between. Flight time 1 hours Altitude 2300m
If flight is not possible on day three this day will be use to travel by road. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Free day at Skardu for sightseeing and exploration. Staff will make final arrangement.
Early in the morning board in the jeeps and drive to Askole Following the Braldo river. Seven to eight hours drive will bring you to Askole Village. Pitch you tents for overnight. Staff will distribute the loads into 25kg for the porters and mark the tag numbers for each load. This load will be handover to porters in the morning, when the trek start. Overnight camping Drive time 7-8 hours
After an early breakfast, start your first day of trek with dozen of porters to Korophong, snout of Biafo Glacier. Overnight camping. Trek 4-5 hours
Trek to Jhulla upper point.
A short trek will bring you to the base of Biacherahi Tower. Overnight camping. Trek 3-4 hours
We have about three week to climb Biacherahi Tower. Your camping staff will be always at your service at base camp. As this is very must technical climb, so you will be on your own for entire three week of climb.
Two days will bring us back in Skardu. Overnight tents and hotel.
Free day in Skardu to rest and explore the Skardu town.
We will again try to fly from Skardu (depending on the weather) If flight does not operate drive to Besham. Overnight hotel.
In six hours we will be in Islamabad. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Sightseeing or day at leisure.
Transfer to airport for your flight back home.
|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.