Also know as Golden Peak for its golden wall facing Hunza from the south, Spantik is the most attainable 7000m peak in the Karakoram. The dramatic approach trek along the Chogolungma Glacier passes through a variety of beautiful mountain surroundings far from the regular trekking routes. Straightforward climbing leads to the summit of the mountain where clear weather conditions result in tremendous views in all directions. There are two prominent ridges; South East and North West. South East is a long and demanding snow ridge with few sections of technical difficulty and little objective danger. This route was climbed on July 5, 1955 by a party led by K. Kramer. The North West (Golden Pillar) is massive combination of ice and rock. The first successful summiteers on this route are British climbers Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders. Spantik is a truly Himalayan scale objective: an ideal next step for those who have previously climbed a 6000m trekking peak, or for those preparing for an 8000m expedition.
||Arrive Islamabad, transfer to hotel,for spantik tour.
||Islamabad- briefing at Ministry of Tourism,about spantik route.
||Drive to Chilas, overnight at hotel.
||Drive to Skardu. Overnight at hotel.
||Skardu- preparations and acclimatization.
||Drive to Arandu, overnight camping.
||Trek via Chogo Lungma glacier to Spantik base camp.
||Trek back from Spantik base camp to Arandu.
||Drive to Skardu, overnight at hotel.
||Skardu, overnight at hotel.
||Drive to Chilas, overnight camping.
||Drive to Islamabad, overnight at hotel.
||Islamabad- debriefing at Ministry of Tourism.
||Fly to onward destination.
Please Note: Skardu/ Islamabad/ Skardu flights are subject to weather and backlog, in case of flight cancellation we will drive back to Islamabad via Chilas, and one night of Islamabad will be adjusted in overland travel.
- Making arrangement of import/ export permit from the ministry of tourism.
- Assistance in obtaining climbing permit from the Ministry of Tourism.
- Custom clearance of cargo before arrival of the team, and storage facility.
- Hotel accommodation at Islamabad and Chilas.
- Briefing/ Debriefing at Ministry of Tourism.
- All meals during trek and at B.C as per program.
- All road transport and all transfers as mentioned in the program.
- Porterage of 75 per team member of expedition, equipment and high altitude food to B.C and 50 kg per team member on return from BC.
- Camping ground fees, sleeping tents, mattresses, kitchen tent, mess and toilet tent, field stools.
- Crockery, cooking pan, cutlery, fuel and other related kitchen equipments.
- Daily wages and basic kit of guide, sardar, cook and assistants.
- Field staff and low altitude porter's insurance.
- Porterage at hotels, airports, toll taxes and all other taxes.
- Reconfirmation of air tickets, mail handling/ forwarding to BC.
- Hiring of high altitude porters, mail runner or any other crew as per requirements (wages and kit to be provided by the team).
- International air tickets, airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
- High altitude porters/ any crew above BC.
- Sleeping bags, tents, mattresses, high altitude food and oxygen beyond base camp.
- Ground evacuations, helicopter rescue charges and medications.
- Climbing permit fee or any other fee to be paid to the authorities of Pakistan.
- Insurance liability of team members and others under force majeure situations.
- Clearing agent charges for the clearance of team equipments.