Monday, December 12, 2016

Fixed Departures 2017

Fixed Departures Expeditions & Trekking In Karakorum Pakistan 2017

SCHEDULE FOR METT K2 EXPEDITION 2017

Departure:  11/06/2017   to  05/08/2017                    
TRIP SUMMARY 
Total Duration of Expedition: 60 Days Islamabad to Islamabad
Total Hotel Nights: 08 Nights
Total Camping Nights: 14 Nights 
Days for Climbing: 38 Days
Group Size: 08 - 12 climbers
Type of Expedition: Unguided (services upto base camp only)

SCHEDULE FOR METT GASHERBRUM - II EXPEDITION 2017

Departure: 14-06-2016     To 07-08-2016
                    11/06/2017   to  29/07/2017
TRIP SUMMARY 
Total Duration of Expedition: 50 Days Islamabad to Islamabad
Total Hotel Nights: 08 Nights
Total Camping Nights: 14 Nights 
Days for Climbing: 32/30 Days
Group Size: 08 - 12 climbers
Type of Expedition: Unguided (services upto base camp only)

SCHEDULE FOR METT BROAD PEAK 2017 :

Departure: 14-06-2016  To 27-07-2016
                   11/06/2017   to   29/07/2017
Total Duration of Expedition: 46 Days Islamabad to Islamabad
Total Hotel Nights: 08 Nights 
Total Camping Nights: 13 Nights 
Days for Climbing: 25 Days
Group Size: 08- 12 climbers
Type of Expedition: Unguided (Services upto Base Camp onlnly)

SCHEDULE FOR METT SPANTIK 2017

Departure: 08-08-2016     to 12-09-2016
                   12/08/2017  to  11/09/2017
Total Duration of Expedition: 34 Days Islamabad to Islamabad
Total Hotel Nights: 08 Nights
Total Camping Nights: 07 Nights 
Days for Climbing: 20 Days
Group Size: 7-12 climbers
Type of Expedition: Unguided (Services upto Base Camp Only) 

SCHEDULE FOR METT LAILA PEAK EXPEDITION 2017

Departure:  10- 07- 2016 to 01- 08-2016
             10.07.2017 to 01.08.2017
Duration of program:  20 days (Islamabad to Islamabad)
Hotel Nights: 4 days
Trekking: 6 days
Climbing: 10 days
Group Size: 10 – 15 members
Type of Expedition: Unguided (Services upto Base Camp Only) 

K2 BASE CAMP TREK 2017

DEPARTURES EX-ISLAMABAD
1st Departure Ex-Islamabad 05-06-2017 to 26-06-2017
2nd Departure Ex-Islamabad 01-07-2017 to 22-07-2017
3rd Departure Ex-Islamabad 20-07-2017 to 16-08-2017

DURATION
Duration of program 22 Days Islamabad to Islamabad
Hotel Nights 07 Days
Actual trekking 14 Days
Zone type: Permitted
Altitude: 5100M 
Range: Karakoram
Location: Baltoro Shigar, Baltistan
Ideal Time: May-September
Trek Grade Strenuous
Group Size 6 – 10 Trekkers
Trek of Nature: Led by Local Guide
Description:
This outstanding trek to combines the classic approach walks along the baltoro glacier to Concordia with ample time to ascend the Godwin Austin Glacier to K2 Base Camp. It’s far and away the most spectacular trek in Pakistan, attracting large number of trekkers and expeditions. It’s offering to see the Karakorum gigantic mountains including 04 highest peaks. Reaching the conjunction of God win Austin glacier, which ascends from k2and baltoro glacier calls ‘’concordia’’4700metrs.Lying in the heart of the most heavily glaciated region outside the polar area and densest concentration of peak on earth. You will admire the sheer scale of Golden Thron,Gashabrum IV,Broad Peak,Chhogo Lisa, Mitre peak and K2 is the 2nd highest peak of the world, however this all peaks can seen at the front of Concordia camp. The trek starts from Skardu drive to Askole, where our staff and porters prepare load for the trek. On the first few stages we cross the snout of the Biafo Glacier, and negotiate the narrow trails above the Braldu River, before ascending the lateral moraine to the Baltoro Glacier. Ascending the glacier we gain unrivalled views of the Karakoram. With the option of stopping at non-traditional campsites wherever possible, we move along the surrounding rock spires, granite towers. Occasionally on and off the baltoro glacier itself, we reach Concordia, from where we have the most spectacular view of some of the World's greatest giants like K2 (8611m), Broad Peak (8048m), Gasherbrum II (8035m), Gasherbrum IV (7925m), Chhogo lisa (7665m) and Golden Throne (7240m) and everything down the Baltoro Valley. Let’s enjoy this beautiful and interesting trek with Mashabrum Expeditions.
Trekking Itinerary:
Days Program Over night 
01 Arrival in Islamabad, briefing and after briefing sightseeing Hotel
02 Drive to Chilas (there is an option for fly to Skardu) Hotel
03 Drive to Skardu via KKH with Air condition Couster Hotel
04 Rest day/Sightseeing (it’s up to the clients) Hotel
05 Drive to Askoli (the last village of Braldu) by jeeps Camping
06 Trek to Jongllah Camp Camping
07 Trek to Paju Camp Camping
08 Rest day in Paju Camping
09 Trek to Urdukas Camping
10 Trek to Goro -II Camping
11 Trek to Concordia Camping
12 Rest day ( If the members wants to go K2 BC then they can by them self with our guide) Camping
13 rek back to Goro –II Camping
14 Trek back to Khuburze Camping
15 Trek back to Paju Camping
16 Trek back to Jongllah Camp Camping
17 Trek to Askoli village Camping 
18 Drive back to Skardu Hotel
19 Fly to Islamabad or Drive to Chilas Hotel
20 De briefing or drive to Islamabad Hotel
21 Fly out (Good Bye) Nil
 

Gondogoro La Trek 2017

One of the most adventurous and marvelous scenic trek in Karakoram, offers a breath taking view of the highest mountains and longest glaciers out side the polar region. We begin from Islamabad the modern capital of Pakistan, visiting the colorful bazaars in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Driving through the Karakoram Highway, the eighth wonder of the world, the Mighty Indus snakes through three great Mountain Ranges; The Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindukush, under the shadow of Nanga Parbat (8125 meters).Gondogoro la (5651m) trek gives one of the greatest and loveliest mountain panoramas on earth. In a small are there are four peaks above 8000 meters are nestled beside hundreds of peaks of varying altitude and beauty. The scenery here truly cannot be matched anywhere else in the world. Skardu from where a seven hours jeep drive takes to Askoli for two weeks onward trek over the panoramic Gondogoro La to Hushe village The climax of the trek is the crossing of the Gondogoro La to enter the Hushe valley to take the return road journey to Islamabad.
Departure Ex-Islamabad 20-07-2017 to 16-08-2017
DURATION
Duration of program 22 Days Islamabad to Islamabad
Hotel Nights 07 Days
Actual trekking 14 Days
Zone type: Permitted
Altitude: 5651M 
Range: Karakoram
Location: Baltoro Shigar, Baltistan
Ideal Time: May-September
Trek Grade Strenuous
Group Size 6 – 10 Trekkers
Trek of Nature: Led by Local Guide

Saturday, March 26, 2016

6 Most Amazing Valleys of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan to Visit

Pakistan is a country full of beautiful valleys with serene beauty. Here are 6 best valleys of Pakistan you should visit once in your lifetime.  

6 Valleys of Pakistan to visit in 2016

Shigar

Located in Baltistan, the Shigar Valley is drenched by the Shigar River and stretched to approximately 170 km from Skardu to Askole and was originally a subdivision of the Skardu District but has presently, transformed itself into a district of its own. Even though the town of Shigar is very remotely located, it hosts the largest settlement in the valley and has a number of villages located within it, with Askole being the last settlement over there, they valley is still far away from the mountain ranges.
6 Valleys of Pakistan to visit in 2016

Khaplu

Located in Gilgit, Baltistan, the Khaplu Valley is located on the eastern side of Skardu and is the second largest empire to be present in old Baltistan. The valley is presently known as Ghanche and used to guard the trade route to Ladakh which is located near the Shyok River. The residents of the town mostly speak the Balti language and the town serves as a base for trekking into the Hushe Valley which leads up to the mountains of Masherbrum and Siachen.
6 Valleys of Pakistan to visit in 2016

Hoper

Located at a distance of 10 km from Nagar Khas, the Hoper Valley is a stunning part of the Nagar Valley in Pakistan, being filled with famous, high rise mountains which include the Golden peak, Rush peak and Kapal peak, along with the presence of beautiful glaciers, exotic lakes as well as pastures. The Batura glacier, which is also known as the Hoper glacier, along with the Barpu glacier amplifies the elegance of the region with the Rush lake serving as a yearlong attraction for tourists.
Hoper offers a good view of the Ultra peak as well as the Barpu glacier since the village is surrounded by snowcapped mountains, allowing guests to observe the day to day activities taking place in the countryside.
The valley hosts a total of five villages within it which serve as ideal spots for tourists due to their beautiful landscape present there which includes peaks, glaciers as well as lakes which include the Golden Peak and Rush Lake.
6 Valleys of Pakistan to visit in 2016

Passu

Passu is a small village,that is the parts Valleys of Pakistan and located on the Karakoram Highway, next to the Hunza Rever, with close proximity to the Pasu and Batura glaciers, the latter of which is known to be the fifth longest non-polar glacier in the world. The residents of Passu are known as ‘Wakhi’ and speak the ‘Wakhi’ language, being Ismaili by religion.
The northern area of the village is covered by the ‘Passu Cones’ along with other peaks such as Batura, Shispare Sar and Pasu Sar. The village itself is located near the Chinese border besides the Karakoram range.
6 Valleys of Pakistan to visit in 2016

Hunza

Hunza is a mountainous Valleys of Pakistan located in Gilgit Baltistan and is situated near the Hunza River. Baltit serves to be a popular destination for tourists due to the presence of beautiful scenery of the nearby mountains which include the Hunza Peak, Ghenta Peak and Passu Peak.
This valley is known to be the country’s most visited valley and is termed as a fairy tale land due to the mountainous landscape surrounding it because of which it is known to be one of the most photogenic locations in the world.
6 Valleys of Pakistan to visit in 2016

Kaghan and Naran

Famous for being the ‘Land of Fairies’, the Kaghan valley is situated in the Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and appeals to individuals who enjoy activities pertaining to hiking, fishing and trekking. The Naran Valley is known to be one of the most attractive spots for tourists in the world and is located in the same district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. From here, tourists are able to explore places Lake Saif ul Malook, Lalazar and Noori Valley as well.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan


The Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan are a rocky wilderness of 27000 Sq. Miles (about 68000 Sq. Km) containing the biggest cluster of majestic mountains anywhere in the world and the biggest glaciers anywhere outside the polar region. The mighty Himalayas come advancing into this region from India, Tibet and Nepal and north of them spread the more localized but still majestic Karakoram range, both heading northwest while in between flows the mighty Indus river. Along the Indus are many lovely valleys along side the main river and in the path of its tributaries.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Fixed Departure K2 Base Camp Trek 2016

DEPARTURES EX-ISLAMABAD

1st Departure Ex-Islamabad 05-06-2016 to 26-06-2016
2nd Departure Ex- Islamabad 16-06/2016 to 08-07-2016
3rd Departure Ex-Islamabad 05-07-2016 to 26-07-2016
4th Departure Ex-Islamabad 20-07-2016 to 16-08-2016

DURATION
Duration of program 22 Days Islamabad to Islamabad
Hotel Nights 07 Days
Actual trekking 14 Days
Trek Grade Strenuous
Group Size 6 – 10 Trekkers
Trek of Nature: Led by Local Guide
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Altitude: 5100M                                            

                                                                               
Range: Karakoram

Location: Baltoro Shigar, Baltistan

Ideal Time: May-September

Durations: 21 Days

Hotel Nights: 07

Camping Nights: 12

Zone type: Permitted

Description:

This outstanding trek to combines the classic approach walks along the baltoro glacier to Concordia with ample time to ascend the Godwin Austin Glacier to K2 Base Camp. It’s far and away the most spectacular trek in Pakistan, attracting large number of trekkers and expeditions. It’s offering to see the Karakorum gigantic mountains including 04 highest peaks. Reaching the conjunction of God win Austin glacier, which ascends from k2and baltoro glacier calls ‘’concordia’’4700metrs.Lying in the heart of the most heavily glaciated region outside the polar area and densest concentration of peak on earth. You will admire the sheer scale of Golden Thron,Gashabrum IV,Broad Peak,Chhogo Lisa, Mitre peak and K2 is the 2nd highest peak of the world, however this all peaks can seen at the front of Concordia camp. The trek starts from Skardu drive to Askole, where our staff and porters prepare load for the trek. On the first few stages we cross the snout of the Biafo Glacier, and negotiate the narrow trails above the Braldu River, before ascending the lateral moraine to the Baltoro Glacier. Ascending the glacier we gain unrivalled views of the Karakoram. With the option of stopping at non-traditional campsites wherever possible, we move along the surrounding rock spires, granite towers. Occasionally on and off the baltoro glacier itself, we reach Concordia, from where we have the most spectacular view of some of the World's greatest giants like K2 (8611m), Broad Peak (8048m), Gasherbrum II (8035m), Gasherbrum IV (7925m), Chhogo lisa (7665m) and Golden Throne (7240m) and everything down the Baltoro Valley. Let’s enjoy this beautiful and interesting trek with Mashabrum Expeditions.

Trekking Itinerary:

Days Program Over night
01 Arrival in Islamabad, briefing and after briefing sightseeing Hotel
02 Drive to Chilas (there is an option for fly to Skardu) Hotel
03 Drive to Skardu via KKH with Air condition Couster Hotel
04 Rest day/Sightseeing (it’s up to the clients) Hotel
05 Drive to Askoli (the last village of Braldu) by jeeps Camping
06 Trek to Jongllah Camp Camping
07 Trek to Paju Camp Camping
08 Rest day in Paju Camping
09 Trek to Urdukas Camping
10 Trek to Goro -II Camping
11 Trek to Concordia Camping
12 Rest day ( If the members wants to go K2 BC then they can by them self with our guide) Camping
13 rek back to Goro –II Camping
14 Trek back to Khuburze Camping
15 Trek back to Paju Camping
16 Trek back to Jongllah Camp Camping
17 Trek to Askoli village Camping
18 Drive back to Skardu Hotel
19 Fly to Islamabad or Drive to Chilas Hotel
20 De briefing or drive to Islamabad Hotel
21 Fly out (Good Bye) Nil

Monday, February 11, 2013

Fix Departure Trekking in Pakistan 2016

Baltoro K-2 Base Camp & Gondogoro La Trek 2016:
Contact us: mashabrum@gmail.com
Trekking
Best Time: June - August
Range: Karakoram
Ideal duration: 22 days
One of the most adventurous and marvelous scenic trek in Karakoram, offers a breath taking view of the highest mountains and longest glaciers out side the polar region. We begin from Islamabad the modern capital of Pakistan, visiting the colorful bazaars in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Driving through the Karakoram Highway, the eighth wonder of the world, the Mighty Indus snakes through three great Mountain Ranges; The Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindukush, under the shadow of Nanga Parbat (8125 meters).
ITINERARY:
Idendification of included: B: Breakfeast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner / Full: Fullservice
Days Date Services Description
1 7/16/2016 Fly from home
2 7/17/2016 B Arrival Islamabad Hotel
3 7/18/2016 B / D drive to Chillas Hotel
4 7/19/2016 B / D drive Chillas - Skardu Hotel
5 7/20/2016 Full Restday in Skardu Hotel
6 7/21/2016 Full drive Skardu - Askole
7 7/22/2016 Full Askole - Junla                       Gandogoro la trek -2
8 7/23/2016 Full Junla - Paiju
9 7/24/2016 Full Restday in Paiju
10 7/25/2016 Full Paiju - Urdukas
11 7/26/2016 Full Urdukas - Gore II
12 7/27/2016 Full Gore II- Concordia
13 7/28/2016 Full Concordia - K2 BC & Back to Concordia
14 7/29/2016 Full Concordia - Ali Camp
15 7/30/2016 Full Ali Camp - over G.Pass to Khuspang
16 7/31/2016 Full Khuspang - Shaicho Camp
17 8/2/2016 Full Shaicho Rest day
18 8/3/2016 Full Shaicho -Hushe & Drive to Kanday
19 8/4/2016 Full Kanday - Skardu Hotel
20 8/5/2016 Full Flight Skardu- Islamabad or drive to Chilas Hotel
21 8/6/2016 Full Sightseeing in Islamabad or drive from Chilas Hotel
22 8/7/2016 Nill Flight onward

Trekking Charakusa Valley 2016:      
Charakusa glacier is situated in area of magnificent mountains just few kilometers from Hushe. The K6 (7281 m), K7 (6934 m), Link Sar (7041m), Drifica (6650m), Kapura Peak (6545 m), Niza Peak, Namika (6325m) provide unique opportunity to climb rock and ice pinnacles in the heart of Karakorum. There are also many of the peaks are less than 6000 meters, which means no permit fee and no liaison officer, and with just a three-day walk from the end of the road makes an affordable Karakorum expeditions.
Itinerary:
Day 01:           Arrival at Islamabad, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02:           Briefing at Ministry of tourism and City tour.
Day 03:           Drive to Chilas 14,15 hours. Overnight hotel
Day 04:           Drive to Skardu 12 hours. KKH, overnight hotel
Day 05:           Rest Day at Skardu. Overnight hotel
Day 06:           Drive to Hushe by Jeep, 7-8 hours. Overnight camp
Day 07:           Trek to Shaicho 3,4 hour. Overnight camp
Day 08:           Trek to Aangkum. 6 hours. Overnight camp
Day 09:           Trek to Charakusa BC. 3-4 hours. Overnight camp
Day 10:           Rest day Charakusa B.C. See Charakusa Mountains
Day 11:           Trek back to Hushe/Kanday
Day 12:           Drive to Skardu by Jeep
Day 13:           Fly Skardu to Islamabad/ drive to Chilas
Day 14:           Drive to Islamabad
Day 15:           De-briefing at Ministry of Tourism
Day 16:           Fly Back

NANGMA VALLEY Trek 2016:  
Nangma Valley
Location: Kanday
Range: Karakorum
Ideal duration: 13 days
Best time: June - September
Introduction:
An easy trek from Kanday village takes one up to the Nangma valley, a sanctuary of wilderness beauty with numerous rock pinnacles. This is one region very few trekkers has visited before. The trek to the base camps of Amin Brak (5850 mts) is a splendid walk through summer pastures with a variety of wild flowers. Dozens of rock peaks nestled in this area offers great climbing options for all age groups. For few days you are away from civilization yet safe and secure.
ITINERARY:
Day 01 Arrival in Islamabad, overnight in hotel.
Day 02 SKARDU - Flight or drive to Skardu, overnight in hotel.
Day 03 SKARDU - Reserve day for the road journey, in case the flight is cancelled
Day 04 SKARDU TO KANDAY Camping
Day 05 Trek from KANDAY TO MNGULU BROQ
Day 06 Trek TO AMIN BRAKK BASE CAMP
Day 07 Rest day
Day 08 BASE CAMP TO K6 BC and Hltoq (nangma)
Day 09 Jorti TO KANDAY
Day 01 KANDAY - KHAPLU - SKARDU
Return via same route to Skardu. Lunch and sightseeing tour in Khaplu
Overnight at Skardu
Day 11 SKARDU TO ISLAMABAD OR CHILAS
Early in the morning flight to Islamabad, Continue to Chilas by Road in case of flight cancellation.
Overnight hotel.
Day 12 CHILAS TO ISLAMABAD
Arrive Rawalpindi and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of the twin cities. In case of flight cancellation on previous day. Will consume this day for
transfer from Skardu to Islamabad by road.
Day 13 FLY ONWARD.

Fix Departure Expedition in Pakistan 2016

Gasherbrum-I & II Expedition 2016:
Contact us: mashabrum@gmail.com
Gasherbrum-I

G-I: 8068m
G-II: 8035m
Base Camp Altitude: 5100m
Location: Pak/China(Baltoro glacier)
Range: Karakoram
Ideal Duration: 45 Days
Best Time: June - August
No of Camps Required: 03
Introduction:
Hidden Peak (Gasherbrum-I) as translated by the natives means "Shining Wall". Among the six Gasherburn Peaks in the Karakoram range Gasherbrum-I is the highest. The Americans were the first to reach its the Autumn of 1958. It was first climbed by A. Kaufman and P. Schoening in 1958. Although the French had made an attempt as early as 1956, Hidden Peak was also the first eight thousand meter peak to be climbed in Alpine style. These days there are more than six different routes on Gasherbrun I with as many variations providing the able mountaineer with opportunities galore. The trek to the Base Camp starts at Skardu town through Shigar valley across the Baltoro glacier.
Gasherbum-II lie at the head of the Baltoro Glacier amongst the greatest concentration of high mountains in the world. It was first climbed by S. Larche, F.Moravee and H. Willenpart in 1956. This shining mountain is generally considered the easiest of the eight thousand meter peaks. The Austrians were the first to make its summit back in 1956. All the existing five routes to the peak begin in the Gasherbum Valley. The Base Camp lies at the junction between the stunning South Gasherbum and Abruzzi glaciers. The mountain itself is pyramid-shaped and is as beautiful as they come. Our approach to the Base Camp is via Skardu town and a week’s trek on the Baltoro glacier. Enjoy your Trip with Adventure K2 Pakistan.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Trek to K-2 Base Camp & Gondogoro La Trek 2016:

Baltoro K-2 Base Camp & Gondogoro La Trek 2016:
Contact us: mashabrum@gmail.com
Best Time: June - August
Range: Karakoram
Duration: 22 days
One of the most adventurous and marvelous scenic trek in Karakoram, offers a breath taking view of the highest mountains and longest glaciers out side the polar region. We begin from Islamabad the modern capital of Pakistan, visiting the colorful bazaars in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
photo by Muhammad Ali
Driving through the Karakoram Highway, the eighth wonder of the world, the Mighty Indus snakes through three great Mountain Ranges; The Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindukush, under the shadow of Nanga Parbat (8125 meters).
ITINERARY:
Idendification of included: B: Breakfeast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner / Full: Fullservice 
www.mashabrum.com
Days Date Services Description 
1 7/16/2016 Fly from home 
2 7/17/16  B Arrival Islamabad Hotel
3 7/18/16  B / D drive to Chillas Hotel
4 7/19/16  B / D drive Chillas - Skardu Hotel
5 7/20/16  Full Restday in Skardu Hotel
6 7/21/16  Full drive Skardu - Askole 
7 7/22/16  Full Askole - Junla                       
8 7/23/16  Full Junla - Paiju 
9 7/24/16  Full Restday in Paiju 
10 7/25/16  Full Paiju - Urdukas 
11 7/26/16  Full Urdukas - Gore II 
12 7/27/16  Full Gore II- Concordia 
13 7/28/16  Full Concordia - K2 BC & Back to Concordia 
14 7/29/16  Full Concordia - Ali Camp 
15 7/30/16  Full Ali Camp - over G.Pass to Khuspang 
16 7/31/16  Full Khuspang - Shaicho Camp 
17 8/2/16 Full Shaicho Rest day 
18 8/3/16 Full Shaicho -Hushe & Drive to Kanday 
19 8/4/16  Full Kanday - Skardu Hotel
20 8/5/16  Full Flight Skardu- Islamabad or drive to Chilas Hotel
21 8/6/16  Full Sightseeing in Islamabad or drive from Chilas Hotel
22 8/7/16  Nill Flight onward.

Gasherbrum-I & II Expedition 2016


Gasherbrum-I & II Expedition 2016:
Contact us: mashabrum@gmail.com
G-I: 8068m
G-II: 8035m
Base Camp Altitude: 5100m
Location: Pak/China(Baltoro glacier)
Range: Karakoram
Ideal Duration: 45 Days
Best Time: June - August
No of Camps Required: 03
Introduction:
Hidden Peak (Gasherbrum-I) as translated by the natives means "Shining Wall". Among the six Gasherburn Peaks in the Karakoram range Gasherbrum-I is the highest. The Americans were the first to reach its the Autumn of 1958. It was first climbed by A. Kaufman and P. Schoening in 1958. Although the French had made an attempt as early as 1956, Hidden Peak was also the first eight thousand meter peak to be climbed in Alpine style. These days there are more than six different routes on Gasherbrun I with as many variations providing the able mountaineer with opportunities galore. The trek to the Base Camp starts at Skardu town through Shigar valley across the Baltoro glacier.
Gasherbum-II lie at the head of the Baltoro Glacier amongst the greatest concentration of high mountains in the world. It was first climbed by S. Larche, F.Moravee and H. Willenpart in 1956. This shining mountain is generally considered the easiest of the eight thousand meter peaks. The Austrians were the first to make its summit back in 1956. All the existing five routes to the peak begin in the Gasherbum Valley. The Base Camp lies at the junction between the stunning South Gasherbum and Abruzzi glaciers. The mountain itself is pyramid-shaped and is as beautiful as they come. Our approach to the Base Camp is via Skardu town and a week’s trek on the Baltoro glacier. Enjoy your Trip with Mashabrum Expeditions.
ITINERARY:
Idendification of included: B: Breakfeast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner / Full: Fullservice
Days Date Services Description
1 6/16/2016 Fly from home
2 6/17/16 B Arrival Islamabad Hotel
3 6/18/16 B / D drive to Chillas Hotel
4 6/19/16 B / D drive Chillas - Skardu Hotel
5 6/20/16 Full Restday in Skardu Hotel
6 6/21/16 Full drive Skardu - Askole
7 6/22/16 Full Askole - Junla
8 6/23/16 Full Junla - Paiju
9 6/24/16  Full Restday in Paiju
10 6/25/16  Full Paiju - Urdukas
11 6/26/16  Full Urdukas - Gore II
12 6/27/16  Full Gore II- Shaqring
13 6/28/16  Full Shaqring - Base Camp
14 6/29/16 to 7/39/16 Full climbing days
40 7/25/16  Full Base camp - Ali Camp
41 7/26/16  Full Ali Camp - Golong
42 7/27/16  Full Golong - Hushe- Skardu
43 7/28/16  Full Flight Skardu- Islamabad or drive to chilas Hotel
44 7/29/16  Full Sightseeing in Islamabad or drive from Chilas Hotel
45 7/30/16  Fly Back

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

ABOUT BALTISTAN

BALTISTAN: Contact us: mashabrum@gmail.com
Baltistan is situated in between Ladakh and Gilgit, amid the Karakorum and Himalaya straddling on both sides of river Indus. In the north it is bordered by Sinjiang Province of China, on east by Ladakh and Kashmir, on south by Nangaparbat(8126m) mountain and in the west by Gilgit. Main river is Indus and Shigar and Shayok rivers are its tributaries. At the moment Baltistan is about 27,000 sqr kms with a population of about 0.5 million. Worlds highest mountains including K-2 (8611m),   Broad Peak (8047m), Gashabrum–I (8068m) Gashabrum-II (8035m) and the longest glaciers out of polar stations i.e. Siachan (70 km), Baltoro  (62 km), Biafo (63 km), Chogolungma  are located here. Majority of the population belong to Tibetan ethnic group with admixture of Brushes, Dards, Chinese & Turkish and Kashmiris which approximately become 40% of the whole population. Main profession is agriculture & animal farming , and some earn their living through govern services and portering for tourists. As the area falls behind Himalaya mountains, therefore, it is termed as a dry temperate area .Moreover major area consist of rugged mountains, with extreme climatic conditions therefore, there are no forests and meadows and agriculture and animal farming is also very difficult. Due to its hermit location, hard geographical conditions and climatic circumstance, economy of the people is very low. Most of the population is total illiterate or little literate. Bad economy, unavoidable circumstances and very little education have caused people physically and psychologically very poor.
Baltistan is a unique place in this planet and God has blessed it with every beauty all-together. The highest mountains and peaks, the longest glaciers out of polar stations, the breath taking valleys, the idyllic villages, the sky – blue water of rivers, Indus, Shayok and Shigar, the deserts and sand-dunes, the lush green meadows,  the turquoise blue lakes, the peaceful social political and religious atmosphere, the simple-ness of people, the serenity, fragrance in the air make Baltistan a heaven on earth.
The highest peaks of Baltistan challenge the climbers, the vast glaciers allure trekkers, the lush green  valleys and plateau fascinate the tourists, the vanishing and  un-discovered cultural heritage and history. Due to little introduction and difficult access, Baltistan is still an undiscovered, unexplored and off the tract. Area. Baltistan is connected with Islamabad with a
Daily Boeing flight and an all weather road. It is well connected with each and e very corner of the world by telephone, mobile phones and net service. Via Hunza and Gilgit , it is also easily access-able from Kashghar , China.  www.mashabrum.com

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

GASHABRUM II


Gasherbum II lies at the head of the Baltoro Glacier amongst the greatest concentration of high mountains in the world. It was first climbed by S. Larche, F.Moravee and H. Willenpart in 1956. This shining mountain is generally considered the easiest of the eight thousand meter peaks. The Austrians were the first to make its summit back in 1956. All the existing five routes to the peak begin in the Gasherbum Valley.For More Visit: http://www.mashabrum.com/mountaineeting_gashaerbrum_II.html                            


          

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

TREK TO MAJROOH TOP WITH METT

This route is a newly discovered, non-technical route, explored by Mr. Muhammad Ali Majrooh Managing Director of Mashabrum Expeditions in 2008. This is the shortest possible trek in the area to see central Karakoram Mountains including K-2, the second highest in the world and G-II, Broad peak, Mashabrum and etc. Majrooh Top is at minimum 4900 meters having less traveled and still lesser known trek in the vicinity of Kanday village. Five hours jeep drives take you to the Kanday village from Skardu. The trek begins from the village for two days ascend through the summer settlements to the top and two days descend to Kanday village for return road journey to Skardu and Islamabad. 13 days trek from Islamabad to back Islamabad

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

K-2 BASE CAMP TREK WITH METT


     K2 peak, locally known by the name of “Chogo Ri”, which means "The Great Mountain", 8,611m, is the 2nd highest mountain in the world. K2 is placed on the Pakistan - China border in the mighty Karakoram Range. 
With no simple routes, K2 Mountain is known as the finest and most dangerous mountain in the world. This is because of the massiveness in the size of this mountain and the numerous unsuccessful attempts made on it by various expeditions, which include mostly American expeditions.For more visit.

BONDIT PEAK Trek



Bondit Peak,
This route is a newly discovered, non-technical route, explored by Mr.Muhammad Ali, a Tour Opretor in 2007. This is the shortest possible trek in the area to see central Karakoram mountains including K-2, the second highest in the world.Bondit la at 4850 meters has less traveled and still lesser known trek in the vicinity of Kanday village. A seven hours jeep drive take you to the Kanday village from Skardu. The trek begins from the village for two days ascend through the summer settlements to the top and one day descend to Kanday village for return road journey to Skardu.
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NANGMA VALLEY



NANGMA VALLEY AMIN BRAKK BASE CAMP
An easy trek from Kanday village takes one up to the Nangma valley, a sanctuary of wilderness beauty with numerous rock pinnacles. This is one region very few trekkers has visited before. The trek to the base camps of Amin Brak (5850 mts) is a splendid walk through summer pastures with a variety of wild flowers. Dozens of rock peaks nestled in this area offers great climbing options for all age groups. For few days you are away from civilization yet safe and secure.

NANGA PARBAT


NANGA PARBAT,
Nanga Parbat massif is the western corner pillar of the Himalayas. It is an isolated range of peaks just springing up from nothing and is surrounded by the rivers Indus and Astore. Nanga Parbat or "Nanga Parvata" means the naked mountain. It’s original and appropriate name, however, is Diamir the “King Of The Mountains”.
Nanga Parbat (main peak) has a height of 8126 meters/26,660 ft. It has three vast faces. The Rakhiot (Ra Kot) face is dominated by the north and south silver crags and silver plateau. The Diamir face is rocky in the beginning. It converts itself into ice fields around the higher end of the peak. The Rupal face is the highest precipice in the world. Reinhold Messner, a living legend in mountaineering from Italy has said “every one who has ever stood at the foot of this face (4500 meters) up above the 'Tap Alpe'; studied it or flown over it, could not help but have been amazed by its sheer size. Nanga Parbat is indisputably the highest rock and ice wall in the world!
Nanga Parbat has always been associated with tragedies and tribulations until it was climbed in 1953. A lot of mountaineers have perished on Nanga Parbat since 1895. Even in recent years it has claimed a heavy toll of human lives including mountaineers, porters, Special Forces personnel trained by the military and more, all in search of adventure and thrill. It’s victims have included those in pursuit of new and absolutely un-climbed routes leading to it’s summit.

TREKKING with Mashabrum Expeditions Treks & Tours


TREKKING,
The Tourism Division of the Government of Pakistan's Ministry of Sports & Tourism is responsible for Pakistan trekking and mountaineering. The Tourism Division designates all areas into one of three zones: open, restricted, or closed. Foreigners are allowed to go anywhere in open zones up to 6,000 metres without a permit or guide. Foreigners are allowed to go in restricted zones up to 6,000 metres, but are required to pay a fee, obtain a permit, and hire a guide. Foreigners are prohibited in closed zones. No statistics are kept for tourism in open zones. Statistics are kept, however, for tourism in restricted zones. Restricted-zone tourism is further categorized by the Tourism Division as trekking (any activity below 6,000 metres) or mountaineering (any activity above 6,000 metres).
Pakistan offers a great variety of trekking routes, all allowing you to experience the unique pleasures of the our vast and beautiful mountains. Our mountain ranges are filled with longest glaciers outside the polar regions, connected with panoramic passes, clear mountain lakes and expansive and dramatic plateaus..............
From hiking on the fairy meadows to crossings of above 5000 meters high glacial passes, let experience the trails of Karakoram, Himalayas and the Hindukush in all their majestic splendours.
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

K-2 Peak (Mashabrum Expeditions Treks & Tours)


The first successful ascent in 1954 started with over 500 porters, 11 climbers, and six scientists. One of the climbers died of pneumonia after 40 days of raging storms. The final ascent was made by a team of two after their oxygen supply had run out, and an emergency descent was made in darkness.
K2 is the only major mountain in the world which has surveyor's notation as its common name (K stands for Karakoram, 2 means it was the second peak listed). T.G. Montgomery was the surveyor who assigned K-2 this designation in 1856. The mountain's remoteness had rendered it invisible from any inhabited place, so apart from an occasional local reference as Chogori (meaning Great Mountain), it had no other name prior to Montgomery's survey. Since that time, the name Mount Godwin-Austen has occasionally been used in honor of the man who directed the survey. For the most part, K2 has been the name of choice and has even evolved into Ketu, the name used by the Balti people who act as porters in the region.
With respect to the commentary on the Italian expedition which was the first to summit K2 8611m in 1954, it has since been proven that Compagnoni and Lacedelli did indeed have oxygen until they reached the summit of K2. The myth was dispelled through libel proceedings brought on by climber Walter Bonatti, who had been accused of sabotaging the expedition by keeping the oxygen for himself. The best evidence available in a properly translated format can be found in the latest edition of “The Mountains of My Life” by Bonatti, or the short book entitled “Trial on K2”.K2 is a rocky mountain up to 6,000m, beyond which it becomes an ocean of snow. The traditional route to K2's base camp goes from Skardu, which is linked with Islamabad by a good road. From Skardu the route goes via Shigar-Dassu-Askole up to Concordia over the Baltoro glacier.
K2 was firstly discovered and measured by the Survey of India in 1856, and first named for English topographer Henry Godwin - Austen, who explored and surveyed the region.
K2 is taken from the first letter of Karakorum, and the number indicates that it was the second peak in the range to be measured. K2 was firstly climbed on July,31 1954 by Italian climbers team lead by Ardito Desio and accompanying him were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. A March 1987 measurement of K2 indicated that it might be higher than Everest, but later that year, Everest was re-measured by a similar method and found to indeed be 778 ft (237m) taller.
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