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