Chogolisa Expedition

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Duration

45 Days

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Cancellation

Up to 30

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Group Size

10 peoples

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Languages

English

Overview

Best time for Climbing Chogolisa is from June to September

The first climb on Chogolisa (SW) 7665m 25157ft was made by an Austrian expedition team led by Eduard Koblmuller. Gustav Ammerer and Fred Pressl were the first who reached the summit on August 2, 1975. The team leader Eduard Koblmuller fell through a cornice during climbing, but fortunately, he was roped and team members pull him safely.

Chogolisa (or Bride Peak) is a mountain in the Karakorum region of Pakistan. It lies near the Baltoro Glacier in the Concordia region which is home to some of the highest peaks of the world. Chogolisa has several peaks; the highest on the SW face (Chogolisa-I) rises to 7,665 meters (25,147 ft). The second highest at 7,654 meters on the NE side (Chogolisa-II) is the one named Bride Peak by Martin Conway in 1892.

In 1909, a party led by Duke of the Abruzzi reached 7,498m from a base camp located on the northern side and a high camp on the Chogolisa saddle at 6,335m. Bad weather stopped the party from ascending further.

Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger attempted Chogolisa in 1957 after they had successfully summitted Broad Peak behind Marcus Schmuck and Fritz Wintersteller a few weeks earlier. On June 25 they left camp-I and camped in a saddle at 6,706m on the SW ridge. Bad weather forced them to retreat and on June 27, Buhl fell through a cornice and disappeared. His body has never been found.

In 1958, a Japanese expedition from Kyoto University led by T. Kawabara made the first ascent of Chogolisa-II, placing M. Fujihira and K. Hirai on top.

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K2 Base Camp Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
16-JUN-202005-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
20-JUN-202011-JUL-2020 CLOSED
01-JUL-202020-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
05-JUL-202026-JUL-2020 CLOSED
15-JUL-202003-AUG-2020 GUARANTEED
01-AUG-202020-AUG-2020 AVAILABLE
06-AUG-202027-AUG-2020 CLOSED
20-AUG-202008-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE
01-SEP-202020-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE
10-SEP-202029-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE

K2 Base Camp Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
09-JUN-202030-JUN-2020 CLOSED
16-JUN-202005-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
01-JUL-2020 20-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
05-JUL-2020 26-JUL-2020 CLOSED
07-JUL-2020 26-JUL-2020 AVAILABLE
15-JUL-202003-AUG-2020 GUARANTEED
06-AUG-202027-AUG-2020 CLOSED
10-AUG-202029-AUG-2020 AVAILABLE

Snow Lake Biafo Hisper Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
25-JUN-202016-JUL-2020 AVAILABLE
15-JUL-201907-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
22-JUL-201912-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
01-AUG-201923-AUG-2019 CLOSED
03-AUG-201925-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
06-AUG-201927-AUG-2019 CLOSED
07-AUG-201928-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
15-AUG-201907-SEP-2019 AVAILABLE

Detailed Itinerary

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Day-01: Islamabad and Rawalpindi

Welcome at Islamabad airport, and transfer to hotel. After refreshment proceed for city tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, which includes famous Faisal Mosque, Shakar Parian, Pakistan monument, Damen Koh, Lok Versa, Museum, Rawalpindi old bazaar, Raja Bazaar.
Altitude: 540 m
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-02: Drive from Islamabad to Chilas

Drive to Naran 6-7 hours, 239 km, after lunch continue drive to Chilas 3-4hrs 113.3 km via Babusar Pass 4,173m. Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,173 m (13,691 ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the ThakNala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the famous hair pinned roads in the world.
Altitude: 1,265 m
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-03: Drive form Chilas to Skardu

Drive from Chilas to Skardu along with Indus River for 8-9 hours. En-route stop at junction point of three great mountain ranges meet, the Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindukush, at Thalichi for photography from Nanga Parbat 8,126 m.
Altitude: 2,228 m
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-04: Drive from Skardu to Askoli

Today we take the spectacular drive by jeeps to Askoli 6-7 hours, the starting point of our trek. It is a spectacular drive from Skardu to Askoli; the jeep road crosses the Braldu River three times and passes the villages of Dassu, Apligon, Pakora, Hoto Chongo and Thongal.
Altitude: 3,000 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-05: Trek from Askoli to Jhola

After meeting the porters in the morning, we walk along the Braldu River to Korofoung for lunch 3 hours, enjoy great views of Bakhor Das 5,809 m and the Biafo Glacier, after lunch continue trek to Jhola another 3-4 hours.
Altitude: 3,200 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-06: Trek from Jhola to Paiyu

Trek to Paiyu 6-7- hours 16.6 km.
This is an undulating walk, difficult at times, with the first views of dramatic mountains ahead. The trail climbs to a vantage point from which you see the snout of Baltoro Glacier and, in the far distance, a magnificent panorama of the Cathedral and Trango Towers and left of them, the unmistakable triangle of K2.
Altitude: 3,450 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-07: Acclimatization day in Paiyu

Free day for local exploration and porters will prepare their food for further trek. We enjoy a slow start today taking in our stunning surroundings. We take a short acclimatization trek during the day and in the evening sing and dance with the porters.
Altitude: 3,450 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-08: Trek from Paiyu to Urdukas

Trek to Urdukas 7-8 hours 15.9 km. Another stunning day on our journey to K2 Base Camp. The participants will experience the stunning views as they move ahead, The views of Paiyu Peak 6,610 m, Uli Biaho 6,417 m, Great Trango Tower 6,286 m, Lobsang Spire 5,707 m and the Cathedral Towers.
Altitude: 4,050 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-09: Trek from Urdukas to Goro-II

Trek to Goro-II camp 12.1 km, 5-6 hours.
A special day today as we are greeted by our first full view of the giant peaks of the Karakorum. Masherbrum 7821 m, Muztagh Tower (7,284 m), Gasherbrum-IV (7,925m), Miter Peak 6,025m and Biarchedi Peak 6,781 m.
Altitude: 4,380 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-10: Trek from Goro-II to Concordia

Trek to Concordia 9.2 km, 5 hours, where the Baltoro, Abruzzi and Godwin Austen glaciers meet. The 360-degree panoramic view here is one of the most spectacular sights in the world. Concordia the joining of the five glaciers you will be in the heart great Mountain K2, 8611 m, Broad Peak 8047 m, Angel Peak 6858 m to the left and to the East Baltoro Kangri, Kondus, Snow Dome, Golden Throne and numerous nameless mountains all around this is an exciting day of your trip.
Altitude: 4,650 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-11: Trek from Concordia to Chogolisa BC

Trek to Chogolisa base camp 6-7 hours.
Altitude: 5,000 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-12-36: Climbing Days in Base Camp

25 days in Chogolisa Base Camp for climbing
Altitude: 5,000 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-37-41: Trekking back to Askoli

5 days for coming down from Chogolisa Base camp to Askoli.
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-42: Drive from Askoli to Skardu

Drive back to Skardu 6-7 hours.
Accommodation: Hotel: Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-43: Fly from Skardu to Islamabad

Today We fly to Islamabad. Afternoon is free for exploring.
Note: If our flight is cancelled due to bad weather, we will start the drive to Islamabad travelling for 9 hrs along with Indus River to reach Chilas.
Altitude: 540 m
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-44: Free day in Islamabad

Enjoy a free day in Islamabad for exploring, sightseeing and shopping.
Note: If our flight on day 43 cancelled we will spend 11-12 hours driving from Chilas to Islamabad via Babusar Pass 4173 m.
Altitude: 540 m
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-45: Fly back Home

Transfer to Islamabad airport for return flight.

  • Airport transfer on first and last day in Islamabad
  • All domestic road transfers
  • All hotel accommodation
  • All hotel meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All meals during trek and at B.C. as per itinerary.
  • Liaison with Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad for climbing permits and documentation
  • Assist import/export permit from Ministry of Tourism.
  • Cargo handling and storage in Skardu office.
  • Satellite phone for emergency
  • Electricity generator
  • Arrangement of Official Briefing/Debriefing.
  • Porterage of 75 kg per person of expedition equipment.
  • Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess tent, Toilet tent and shower tent
  • Tables/field stools and camping ground fees.
  • Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
  • Wages and basic kit of guide, Sirdar, cook and assistant(s).
  • Experienced Pakistani cook and Kitchen staff
  • Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
  • International air ticket & airport taxes.
  • Visa fee for Pakistan & personal insurance of the clients.
  • Tips for drivers, porters and staff
  • High altitude porters/any crew above BC.
  • Helicopter charges in case of use for rescue.
  • Transfers to and from airports for participants making individual air arrangements.
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone charges, liquor or soft drinks,
  • Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely
  • Cargo Clearing agent charges.
  • Any other service that is not mentioned in the list above.

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