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DRIFIKA EXPEDITION

DRIFIKA (6447M) EXPEDITION 

Drifica was first climbed by a Japanese expedition back in 1978, it homes in beautiful Charakusa Valley which homes to many small peaks and rock climbs. The views of K2, dream of mountain of climbers, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I and II, peaks can be seen from higher camps on the peak. It is a challenging peak, even for experienced climbers, it offers a considerably higher difficulty as compare to many other Karakoram Peaks. The base camp area is amazingly beautiful with grassy ground and snowy peaks of surrounding. There are many smaller peaks to be used for acclimatization, which are very close to base camp of Drifika. The climb is short and straightforward and it lies at a comparatively low altitude.

TRIP ITINERARY:
DAYS
DESTINATION
RESIDENCE
1Arrive Islamabad international airport and transfer to Hotel
HOTEL
2Fly to Skardu via PK-451 ( In case weather not support Drive from Islamabad - Chilas
HOTEL
3Skardu sightseeing ( Drive from Chilas - Skardu
HOTEL
4Skardu briefing in Ministry of Tourism & final preparation of expedition with staff
HOTEL
5Drive from Skardu - Kanday
CAMPING
6Trek from Kanday - Mingulo BroqCAMPING
7Trek from Mingulo Broq - Nangma valley Drifika Base campCAMPING
8CLIMBING PERIOD (16 DAYS)CAMPING
25Trek down from Nangma valley - KandayCAMPING
26Drive from Kanday - SkarduCAMPING
27Skardu de-briefing & final farewell dinner
HOTEL
28Fly to Islamabad via PK452 ( or Drive from Skardu - Chilas (flight subject to weather)
HOTEL
29Islamabad sightseeing or Drive from Chilas - Islamabad
HOTEL
30Fly out to your own destination (END OF OUR SERVICES)
FLY OUT


SERVICES INCLUDED
All Airport pick and drop
Both ways air fare between Islamabad – Gilgit – Islamabad.
Transportation briefing, debriefing and sightseeing.
Transportation between Islamabad  – chilas – Skardu -Kanday
Three nights’ Accommodation, twin bed room in Islamabad (bed & breakfast)
Two nights in Chilas Hotel with full board.
Three nights in Skardu with full board.
Local staff Wages, insurance, food and equipment.
Low porters to carry expedition and trekking equipment, foods.
Way up 50kg each climbing members.
Way down 25kg each climbing members.
All trekking and base camp foods.
Comfortable members tent, Mess tent, Kitchen tent, store tent, office tent, table, chairs & kitchen utensils.
Assistance for Reconfirmation of international flight tickets.
All Camping fees, road taxes & bridge crossing fee.
Low Porters Equipment’s.
Documentation & climbing permit 
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
Member international flight tickets 
Helicopter emergency rescue fees (refundable after deduction of service charge U$D 300/-) it is now US$15000/- 
Members any climbing gears 
Member personal insurance 
High altitude tent
High altitude food
High altitude porter
Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks, 
Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely personal nature
Custom clearing charges (import and export of equipment's) 
Any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay or if members stay more days at Base Camp) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days basses. 
Trekking members and climbing member will come together. If any/some member split during the period then there extra expenses will be charged according to normal price


EQUIPMENT LIST:

1. JACKETS:-Polar fleece jacket (wool sweater may be used but not recommended). Windproof / waterproof breathable jacket Gore tex or similar. Down jacket (optional but may be very useful during the cold nights and for trekking or mountaineering trips).


2. PANTS:- Regular pants (better if they can transform to shorts). Polar fleece pants (optional but may be useful during the cold nights and for trekking or mountaineering trips).


3. UNDERWEAR. Long top and bottom (synthetic mid weight thermal underwear better).


4. SOCKS. Regular cotton socks. Thick wool socks recommended for trekking or mountaineering trips


5. SHIRT. Long sleeve shirts recommended; in the highlands prevent from sunburn (also helpful when traveling to the jungle to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes).


6. FOOT WEAR. Lightweight boots or shoes for regular traveling.


7. HAT. Polar fleece headband, wool hat, or balaclava for the night, and sun hat with brim for the day.


8. GLOVES. Thin gloves for regular traveling. Other clothing. Bathing suit and bandanas are optional but may be useful.


9. PLASTIC BOOTS. Recommended for mountaineering trips on glaciers and above 6,000m (20,000ft), make sure they fit your crampons and do not hurt your feet.


10. LEATHER BOOTS. Recommended for short mountaineering trips usually below 6,000m (20,000ft). They are also good for "Trekking peak" trips to high volcanoes.


11. CRAMPONS. 12-point automatic crampons with protective bag recommended.


12. GAITERS. Useful for trekking trips as well. • Ice axe. Long glacier Ice Axe recommended for most of our climbing trips. Two short tools are recommended for technical climbs.


13. HARNESSES. Sportive sit harnesses.


14. CLIMBING HELMET. It will depend of the climbing route, as norm we always recommend its use.


15. ROPE. Summit Karakoram provides you the ropes needed on our climbing trips.


16. ASCENDER DEVICE or T-blocks are optional but recommended. 


17. MASK. Polypropylene or silk masks are recommended for the cold conditions on the high altitude mountains, they can be improved with a neoprene mask.


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