To anyone who has had the opportunity to admire the wonderful photograph taken in 1909 by Vittorio Sella, the Muztagh Tower must have appeared the symbol of inaccessibility. Its 23,800 ft. of vertical walls presented climbing problems of a different order of severity from the 'eight-thousanders'. Yet while the conquest of the fourteen highest summits of the earth is still not completed, the Muztagh Tower has been conquered. In the month of July 1956, a British expedition and a French expedition saw their efforts crowned with success and eight men reached from two totally different sides of the mountain the summit of this peak which appeared impregnable.
But we have a great anxiety: there is no longer any doubt that the British expedition led by John Hartog is aiming for the Muztagh Tower. Including McNaught-Davis, Joe Brown and Dr. Patey, it is one of the best parties of climbers that could be put in the field. The British have been established on the Muztagh Glacier for a fortnight and are attacking by the Chagaran Glacier and the northwest ridge. They are already high on the mountain.
|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 - Askoli||CAMPING|
|6||Trek from Askoli - Jhola||CAMPING|
|7||Trek from Jhola - Paju ||CAMPING|
|8||Trek from Paju - Urdukas||CAMPING|
|9||Trek from Urdukas - Muztagh tower Base camp||CAMPING|
|10||CLIMBING PERIOD (26 DAYS)||CAMPING|
|37||Trek down from Muztagh tower base camp - Urdukas||CAMPING|
|38||Trek down from Urdukas - Paju||CAMPING|
|39||Trek down from Paju - Jhola||CAMPING|
|40||Trek down from Jhola - Askoli||CAMPING|
|41||Drive from Askoli - Skardu ||HOTEL|
|42||Skardu de-briefing & final farewell dinner||HOTEL|
|43||Fly to Islamabad via PK452 ( or Drive from Skardu - Chilas (flight subject to weather) ||HOTEL|
|44||Islamabad sightseeing or Drive from Chilas - Islamabad||HOTEL|
|45||Fly out to your own destination (END OF OUR SERVICES)||FLY OUT|
1. All Airport pick and drop
2. Both ways air fare between Islamabad – Skardu – Islamabad.
3. Transportation briefing, debriefing and sightseeing.
4. Transportation between Skardu – Askoli - Skardu
5. Three nights’ Accommodation, twin bed room in Islamabad (bed & breakfast)
6. Three nights in Skardu Hotel with full board.
7. Two nights in Chilas Hotel with full board.
8. Local staff Wages, insurance, food and equipment.
9. Low porters to carry expedition and trekking equipment, foods.
10. Way up 75kg each climbing members.
11. Way down 50kg each climbing members.
12. All trekking and base camp foods.
13. Comfortable members tent, Mess tent, Kitchen tent, store tent, office tent,toilet tent, table, chairs & kitchen utensils.
14. Assistance for Reconfirmation of international flight tickets.
15. All Camping fees, road taxes & bridge crossing fee.
16. Low Porters Equipment’s.
17. Documentation & climbing permit
18. CKNP west management fee
19. Royalty fee and additional member fee
20. Liaison officer Kit allowance, food, flight fare.
1. Member international flight tickets
2. Helicopter emergency rescue fees (refundable if not use, it is now US$15000/-
3. Members any climbing gears
4. Member personal insurance
5. High altitude tent
6. High altitude food
7. High altitude porter
8. Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
9. Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely personal nature
10. Custom clearing charges (import and export of equipments)
11. EPI gas and oxygen cylinder
12. 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.
13. 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
|1||LINER GLOVES||1 PAIR|
|2||FLEECE OR WOOL MITTENS||1 PAIR|
|3||GORE-TEX OR SIMILAR OVER MITTS||1 PAIR|
|4||SKI GLOVES||1 PAIR|
|5||LIGHT-WEIGHT SOCKS||2 PAIR|
|6||HEAVY-WEIGHT SOCKS||2 PAIR|
|7||HAT OR CAP FOR THE SUN||1 PIECE|
|8||FLEECE HAT OR BALACLAVA||1 PIECE|
|9||POLYPROPYLENE TOPS||2 PAIRS|
|10||LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS||2 PAIRS|
|11||FLEECE JACKET||1 PIECE|
|12||WINDPROOF GORE-TEX OR SIMILAR PARKA||1 PIECE|
|13||DOWN JACKET||1 PIECE|
|14||LIGHT HIKING PANTS||1 PIECE|
|15||FLEECE PANTS ||1 PIECE|
|16||WINDPROOF GORE-TEX OR SIMILAR PANTS ||1 PAIR|
|17||SYNTHETIC UNDERWEAR TOPS AND BOTTOMS ||2 PAIRS|
|18||GLACIER GLASSES OR EQUIVALENT ||1 PIECE|
|19||SKI GOGGLES||1 PIECE|
|20||PLASTIC MOUNTAINEERING BOOTS||1 PAIR|
|21||TREKKING BOOT ||1 PAIR|
|22||REUSABLE HAND WARMERS||1 PIECE|
|23||SANDALS OR TEVAS||1 PAIR|
|25||PERSONAL HYGIENE AND FIRST AID KITS||1 PIECE|
|26||POCKET KNIFE||1 PIECE|
|27||BATTERIES FOR HEAD LAMP||6 PACKET|
|28||TRAVEL LOG AND PEN||2 PIECE|
|29||CAMERA, FILM, ETC||1 SET|
|30||DRY QUICK TOWEL||1 PIECE|
|31||SUN BLOCK||1 PIECE|
|32||ICE AXE OR PILOT||1 PIECE|
|33||CRAMPONS ||1 PAIR|
|34||HEADLAMP WITH SPARE BULB AND BATTERIES ||1 PIECE|
|35||SLEEPING BAG (-20°C||1 PIECE|
|36||THERMAREST OR SLEEPING MAT||1 PIECE|
|37||SKI OR HIKING POLES||1 PIECE|
|38||NALGENE TYPE WIDE MOUTH BOTTLE||1 PIECE|
|40||PEE BOTTLE ||1 PIECE|