|International Airport, Islamabad
|Mountain Range: Karakoram
|Best Time: June to End-August
|Duration: 50 Days
Arrival at airport and transfer to hotel.Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.
Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Chilas.
In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu (total drive is 22 – 24 hrs from Islamabad to Skardu). Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
the day is to finalize the trek arrangements. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
After breakfast we drive in jeeps along the Indus and Shyok valleys before turning northwards up the Hushe valley to reach the road head at the little Village of Hushe. (Tent)
After breakfast trek to Farbesang. Today we leave the last inhabited village Hushe. Porters are assembled to carry our luggage for the next section of the journey. For the remaining portion of our journey we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipment and sustain our grand trek.After an easy and scenic walk crossing Hushe,Homborok and Aling Rivers takes us to Farbesang, a beautiful spot on the edge of tamarisk wood forest. En route the views of Shabas Peak and Aling, valley etc. (Tent)
After breakfast trek via Masherbrum Glacier and arrive at the small grassy patch below the cliff face, which serves as the base camp for Masherbrum Peak. (Tent)
We have more than five weeks acclimatization and scaling the main summit of Masherbrum.
After breakfast we will trek back to Hushe village. After Lunch we will meet Little Karim and other mountaineers after meeting we will visit also hushe Village. Overnight stay in hotel at Hushe
After breakfast we will depart for Skardu, en route lunch stop at Khaplu, will also to visit Khaplu fort and Chaqchen mosque, the mosque is founded by the Mir Syed Ali Hamadai in 17century. Afternoon drive to Skardu. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
After breakfast we will drive for full day on Skardu route and KKH arrival in Chilas transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel
After breakfast we will drive via Babusar pass to Islamabad. We start early in the morning, to cover the 12 hours long drive. Short stay in Naran for lunch, by evening we shall reach Islamabad. Overnight stay at Islamabad.
Transfer to airport for flight back home.
Gilgit Baltistan flights are subject to weather and backlog, in case of flight cancellation we will travel by road, and one night of Islamabad will be adjusted in overland travel.
|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.