Spantik Expedition gives you an opportunity to climb the easiest 7000er in the great karakoram ranges of Pakistan. Spantik Peak (7,027 m) is situated in the Arandu Valley, a valley that is about 90 km jeep ride away from Skardu City. The first successful spantik expedition was led by a German mountaineer Karl Kramer, who ascended the summit of the peak in 1955. It was previously attempted by an American couple (Fanny & William Bullock-Workman) in 1906, who could only reach up to 6700m. Spantik Expedition participants will arrive in Islamabad; they will be picked up from the Islamabad International Airport and will be transferred to the hotel. The participants will then fly to Skardu, which is the administrative hub of Baltistan, you will get to meet many expedition and trekking groups in Skardu as it is the main town for Karakoram valleys in Baltistan region. The participants will spend 1-2 days in Skardu City for the group preparations and documentation. The group will also get time to explore the town’s busy baazar along with with the famous Kachura Lake, manthal (Buddha rock carving) and Katpana Desert (one of the very few deserts in the world, where it snows). Once the group preparation & documentation is complete the participants of the Spantik Expedition will drive off to Arandu via Shigar Valley. The campsite is located on the edge of Arandu Valley. After three days of trekking, and camping at Chogo Brangsa and Bolocho camps respectively the Spantik Peak Expedition participants will arrive at the Spantik BC (4,360m). The participants will rest on the very next day as they sort out their equipment and acclimatize themselves for the climb. The climbing route for the Spantik Peak Expedition is 9km in length which rises at an elevation of about 3000m (south east ridge).
1Departure/Return LocationInternational Airport, Islamabad
2Departure TimeMountain Range: Karakoram
3Elevation: 7027mBest Time: Mid-May to End-August
4Duration: 31 DaysZone: Permitted
Services Include:
High Altitude Climbing Leader from Pakistan
Rope fixer(s)/porters for group equipment
Lodging above base camp
Group climbing gear/equipment (tent, rope, ice crew, snow-bar, EPI gas, cooking pots, stoves, gas, etc)
Meals above base camp during climb ((high altitude food/snacks)
High Altitude Porters for "Group Equipment"
All meals during trek to base camp and at base-camp (B,L,D)
High Altitude Porters for "Group Equipment"
All hotel accommodation according to itinerary
Lodging at base camp
Full base camp with dinning tent, mess tent & bathroom
All internal/domestic transport
All domestic flights
50kgs (110 lbs) personal baggage
Permit & royalty fee
Group emergency equipment/satellite phone service with fixed calling charge
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)
Personal HAP (High Altitude Porter) from Pakistan - USD 1,400 (includes wages, kit allowance (est. USD 650), royalty fee, meals, accommodation, etc).
Supplemental Oxygen (1 cylinder recommended/optional) for climbers - USD 990 for brand new cylinder and USD 650 for used cylinder
Oxygen set for climber - includes regulator, mask, hoses, carriage to high camps - USD 980
Summit bonus for personal HAP of USD 200
International airfare
Personal climbing equipment for any 7,000m peak, clothing & sleeping equipment
High Altitude Porters for "Personal Equipment". Only "group equipment" covered for full board.
Mountain climbing rescue and evacuation insurance policy - mandatory
Personal equipment cargo to/from Islamabad
Pakistan visa fee
Tips/gratuities to staff, cook, assistant(s) of US$ 390 in total
Extra hotel nights before/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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