SHIPTON SPIRE EXPEDITION (5910m)

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Overview
Three miles across the Trango Glacier and just above the confluence of the North and South Hainabroq Glaciers was the elusive Shipton Spire. Shipton Spire stands two hours walk from Trango Towers Group on Upper Trango Glacier. It rises out of the massive glacial junction with it’s walls looking stunning and fierce.Rock climbing Shipton Spire 

Many climbers from around the world are attracted by these rock towers. The climbing is hard but the rock quality is superb. On its major route a 29 pitch, 4,400 ft. big-wall with the pitch rated 6c, 7b and 7b+ certainly offer the best technical climb one can expect on a Karakoram granite tower.

Itinerary

Day-1

Arrival in Islamabad transfer to hotel, briefing.

Day-3

Fly to Skardu

Day-2

Briefing and Enjoy day in Islamabad.

Day- 4

Drive to Askoli In the morning after breakfast drive By jeeps to Askole (8-9 hrs). The last village, the villagers grow. They own cereals, vegetables and fruits and own large herds of sheep and goats. Stay in camp.

Day-5

Trek to Jhola : Start 2-3 hours, walk below the Biafo Glacier, a tortured Ocean of moving boulders and crevasses 2-km wide and continue to Jhola (4-5 hrs). Cross – Dumardo River Bridge and camp at campsite surrounded by a few bushes with a side stream, stay in camp

Day-7

Trek to  Base Camp (3900m)6-8 hours slightly easy walk, with spectacular views and gigantic mountain panorama, including Gasherbrum IV and Mitre Peak, stay in camp.

Day-6

Trek to Paio

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We will set up our camps at the base camp of Laila Peak, and your non guided climbing session of the expedition will begin from here onwards. We will set camp at the Base Camp for the whole climbing duration. Our guide, Chef, and other staff will stay with you for the entire time. Our chefs will make healthy and nutritious foods during the trek and climbing period. We believe that good nutritious food plays a vital role in out-door sports.

Day-43

Pack Up and Back Trek to Paio.

Day-45

Trek to Askole

Day-44

Trek to Jhola

Day- 46

Drive to  Skardu (2340m)

Day-47

 Islamabad/Chilas In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas, stay in a hotel.

Day-49

 Fly Home

Day-48

Enjoy food and shopping, Debriefing

Day- 50

Drive to  Skardu (2340m)

What's Included

For both local and international travelers

  • Transport Islamabad

  • Airport Transfer on 1st and last day

  • All hotel accommodations

  • All domestic Flight and road transfers

  • All meals includes, Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

  • All Meals during trek and at Base Camp

  • Climbing Permits, Briefing and deferring 

  • Satellite phone 

  • Generator for electricity 

  • Porterage of 75 kg per person for expedition equipment

  • Sleeping tent, Mess tent , Kitchen tent, Toilet tent and shower Tent

  • Kitchen equipment, crockery, Fuel and related Gear

  • Experienced Pakistani Chef, Guide and staff

  • Insurance of our low altitude porters  (Except Helicopter rescue)

  • Letter of invitation for visa support

What's not Included

For both local and international travelers

  • Royalty fee  

  • Sleeping bags, personal climbing gear, climbing shoes and clothing, life insurances, health insurance,  rescue fee, tips and any kind of personal item. 

  • International Airfares

  • Visa for Pakistan

  • Personal insurance of the clients, 

  • High altitude porters or any crew above Base Camp

  • Helicopter charges encase of any emergency 

  • Any other services that is not mentioned in the above list