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MUZTAGH TOWER EXPEDITION

MUZTAGH TOWER (7273M) EXPEDITION 

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.


TRIP ITINERARY:

DAYSDESTINATIONRESIDENCE 
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 - Askoli
CAMPING
6Trek from Askoli - Jhola
CAMPING
7Trek from Jhola - Paju
CAMPING
8Trek from Paju - Urdukas
CAMPING
9Trek from Urdukas - Muztagh tower Base campCAMPING
10CLIMBING PERIOD (26 DAYS)
CAMPING
37Trek down from Muztagh tower base camp - UrdukasCAMPING
38Trek down from Urdukas - PajuCAMPING
39Trek down from Paju - JholaCAMPING
40Trek down from Jhola - AskoliCAMPING
41Drive from Askoli - Skardu
HOTEL
42Skardu de-briefing & final farewell dinner
HOTEL
43Fly to Islamabad via PK452 ( or Drive from Skardu - Chilas (flight subject to weather)
HOTEL 
44Islamabad sightseeing or Drive from Chilas - Islamabad
HOTEL
45Fly out to your own destination (END OF OUR SERVICES)
FLY OUT


SERVICES INCLUDED

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.

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

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


PEAK CLIMBING GEAR LIST:
S.NO
DESCRIPTION
QUANTITY 
1LINER GLOVES
1 PAIR
2FLEECE OR WOOL MITTENS
1 PAIR
3GORE-TEX OR SIMILAR OVER MITTS
1 PAIR
4SKI GLOVES
1 PAIR
5LIGHT-WEIGHT SOCKS
2 PAIR
6HEAVY-WEIGHT SOCKS
2 PAIR
7HAT OR CAP FOR THE SUN
1 PIECE
8FLEECE HAT OR BALACLAVA
1 PIECE
9POLYPROPYLENE TOPS
2 PAIRS
10LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS
2 PAIRS
11FLEECE JACKET
1 PIECE
12WINDPROOF GORE-TEX OR SIMILAR PARKA
1 PIECE
13DOWN JACKET
1 PIECE
14LIGHT HIKING PANTS
1 PIECE
15FLEECE PANTS 
1 PIECE
16WINDPROOF GORE-TEX OR SIMILAR PANTS 
1 PAIR
17SYNTHETIC UNDERWEAR TOPS AND BOTTOMS
2 PAIRS
18GLACIER GLASSES OR EQUIVALENT 
1 PIECE
19SKI GOGGLES
1 PIECE
20PLASTIC MOUNTAINEERING BOOTS
1 PAIR
21TREKKING BOOT
1 PAIR
22REUSABLE HAND WARMERS
1 PIECE
23SANDALS OR TEVAS
1 PAIR
25PERSONAL HYGIENE AND FIRST AID KITS
1 PIECE
26POCKET KNIFE
1 PIECE
27BATTERIES FOR HEAD LAMP
6 PACKET 
28TRAVEL LOG AND PEN
2 PIECE
29CAMERA, FILM, ETC
1 SET
30DRY QUICK TOWEL
1 PIECE
31SUN BLOCK
1 PIECE
32ICE AXE OR PILOT
1 PIECE
33CRAMPONS 
1 PAIR
34HEADLAMP WITH SPARE BULB AND BATTERIES
1 PIECE
35SLEEPING BAG (-20°C
1 PIECE
36THERMAREST OR SLEEPING MAT
1 PIECE
37SKI OR HIKING POLES
1 PIECE
38NALGENE TYPE WIDE MOUTH BOTTLE
1 PIECE
39THERMOS
1 PIECE
40PEE BOTTLE
1 PIECE


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