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PAJU PEAK EXPEDITION

PAJU PEAK (6660-M ) EXPEDITION

Resume trek along the Braldu Rive to a green oasis under the shadow of Paiju peak 6660m. Paiju is a Balti word which means “Salt”. Since there are some rock salt deposits at the base of this peak, the Balti believe that the snow on the summit of Paiju peak is not snow but a huge deposit of salt which drips down to the base. From this camp we have the first views of the very impressive Baltoro Glacier. Overnight in tents. 


Paju Peak 6660 is the superb peaks among the Karakoram Mountains. It’s Base Camp is very closely, as the Paju Camp is often crowded and noisy Restricted a small tree-lined stream passes through Payo, and tent platforms are carved out all over the hillside.. The tent platforms higher along the stream are quieter with good views. Paju is the last source of wood. Despite kerosene and stoves, and signs urging porters not to cut wood, they do so in order to bake break for the coming days. It was first climbed in 1990 By American.

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 - Askoli
CAMPING
6Trek from Askoli - Jhola
CAMPING
7Trek from Jhola - Paju base camp
CAMPING

8

CLIMBING PERIOD (15 DAYS)

CAMPING

24Trek down from Paju - Jhola
CAMPING
25Trek down from Jhola - Askoli
CAMPING
26Drive from Askoli - Skardu
HOTEL
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

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


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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