MOUNTAINEERING - EXPEDITION & TREKKING

Our team







IQBAL QADRI
CEO

was born in a remote village of Kanday in District Ghangche, Balitstan. He completed his early education from his native village. From his childhood, Iqbal developed keen interest to meet and work with foreign tourists visiting the area. After he finished his school 1994, he started his career as Porter Sardaar [Supervisor], then as cook and finally as Mountaineering Guide. Now he is one of the well known Adventure Guides, who has a wide knowledge and experience in wilderness trips. He is not only familiar with all trekking routes in Karakoram Range but also has discovered new routes and short treks in the mountain valleys of Balitstan. His enthusiasm and will power has led him to establish his own Agency so that he could better utilize his expertise for the promotion of Adventure Tourism in the region, which the local population may benefit from. Beside his expertise as an Adventure Guide, Mr. Iqbal is a very active social worker. He is currently running two Welfare Organizations and an English Medium Elementary School, namely as Village Development Organization Kanday [VDOK], Village Conservation Committee [VCC] and SKDO Summit Karakoram Development and Organization  respectively. 







SAKHAWAT HUSSAIN
Managing Director

Sakhawat Hussain was born in 1988. also in the village Kanday, GhancheDistrict, Gilgit Baltistan in 1988. He started his early mountaineering work as base camp manager in 2007 and in 2012 was appointed General Manager for Summit Karakoram. Three years later, in 2015, he was promoted to Managing Director, He studied Korean Language in Numl University in Islamabad where, in 2014, he placed second in a Korean language speech contest. He has developed a reputation as an expedition and trekking organizer, with a special affinity for marshaling and logistics, key attributes for major expeditions. This talent has been particularly evident in his management of some 25 larger expeditions as well as trekking groups in the Karakoram and Himalaya ranges since his commence in mountaineering, he has led successful past 25 larger Expeditions besides trekking groups in Karakoram and Himalaya ranges. At the moment he is concentrating his efforts on bringing domestic and foreign teams to experience the Karakoram Range.

Vision Statement
Summit Karakoram strives to be at the forefront of tourism development in Gilgit-Baltistan, providing its clients with the best tourism amenities in the Karakoram, recognized for its professionalism and high quality logistic services for all its customers, whether a one-person trekking client or a large, multi-national expedition requiring scores of porters and support staff.

Mission ,
Provide our clients with an unforgettable travel experience, not merely accomplishing their goals but doing so in a manner far exceeding their expectations.

IMRAN QADIR
Marketing Manager

For the last decade, Imran Qadir has thrived on the entrepreneurial spirit found within the adventure travel community by supporting businesses who transform lives through travel. Playing a vital role in Summit Karakoram (SK).  Imran Qadir passion is making ideas and events come to life through the art of business. On top of his role as the marketing manager for the association, Imran manages storytelling projects with a team of video grapher and photographers that help inspire travelers to pack their bags and adventure.
A global traveler and Eagle Scout, Imran and his family reside in Skardu city Pakistan.