WELCOME TO SUMMIT KARAKORAM

ROCK CLIMBING

LATOK EXPEDITION

SUCCESS & REPEAT:

Latok I, north-central, 7,145 m, climbed 1979

Latok II, west, 7,108 m, climbed 1977

Latok III, east, 6,949 m, climbed 1979

Latok IV, southeast, 6,456 m, climbed 1980

The Latok group is a small cluster of dramatic rock peaks in the Panmah Muztagh, part of the central Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. They lie just to the east of the Ogre group, dominated by Baintha Brakk. To the immediate south of the Latok group lies the Baintha Lukpar Glacier, a small tributary of the Biafo Glacier, one of the main glaciers of the Karakoram. On the north side of the group lies the Choktoi Glacier.

All of the summits are notable for their extreme technical difficulty, and they have been the scene of some of the hardest climbing done at high altitude anywhere in the world.

LATOK-I:-  was first climbed in 1979 by a Japanese expedition led by Naoki Takada; the first summit party comprised Sin'e Matsumi, Tsuneo Shigehiro, Yu Watanabe, and they were followed three days later by Hideo Muto, Jun'ichi Oku, and Kota Endo. They started from the Baintha Lukpar Glacier and climbed a buttress to reach the East Ridge.

LATOK - II:- Latok II saw its first ascent in 1977, by an Italian group led by Arturo Bergamaschi. (This was the first successful ascent in the group.) They climbed the southeast face of the peak, and Ezio Alimonta, Toni Masé and Renato Valentini made the summit.

LATOK - III:- The first ascent of Latok III came in 1979, when a Japanese team under the leadership of Yoji Teranishi climbed the Southwest Ridge route. They climbed the Southwest Ridge, and the summit party were Teranishi, Kazushige Takami, and Sakae Mori.[2] The second ascent, via the same route, came in 1988, by an Italian party. This was in fact the first repeat ascent of any peak in the group.

TRIP ITINERARY:

DAYSDESTINATIONRESIDENCE 
1Arrive Islamabad international airport overnight HotelHOTEL
2Fly to Skardu via PK-451 or Drive from Islamabad - Chilas via KKH/ Naran valley ( flight totally subject to weather condition. HOTEL
3Skardu sightseeing or drive from Chilas - SkarduHOTEL
4Skardu briefing in Ministry of tourism & final preparation of expedition with staff.HOTEL
5Drive from Skardu - AskoliCAMPING
6Trek from Askoli - Upper Jhola ( Chanchikon)CAMPING
7Trek from Chanchikon - DonglonbaCAMPING
8Trek from Donglonba - LamidokpaCAMPING
9Trek from Lamidokpa - LATOK I, LATOK II, LATOK III & LATOK IV Base campCAMPING
10CLIMBING PERIOD ( 17 DAYS). CAMPING
28Trek down from Latok Base camp - LamidokpaCAMPING
29Trek down from Lamidokpa - Upper Jhola (Chanchikon)CAMPING
30Trek down from Chanchikon - AskoliCAMPING
31Drive from Askoli - Skardu HOTEL
32Skardu de-briefing in Ministry of tourism & final farewell dinner with staffHOTEL
33Fly to Islamabad or drive from Skardu - Chilas ( Flight totally subject to weather condition.HOTEL
34Islamabad sightseeing or Drive from Chilas - IslamabadHOTEL
35Fly 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


ROCK CLIMBING GEAR LIST.

We are quoting here some simple gear list. which shall need to start rock climbing. 

S.NODESCRIPTION 
1CLIMBING SHOES
2CRASH PAD
3SNACKS 
4CHALK BAG & CHALK
5HARNESS
6LOCKING CARABINER
7ROPE 10.5MM
8ROPE BAG
9HELMET
10BELAY DEVICE
11MID WEIGHT FLEECE JACKET 
12RAIN JACKET
13WIND PROOF PANTS
14FLEECE HAT
15RUNNING SHOES (LIGHT HIKING BOOT)
16WATER BOTTLE 
17SUN GLASS 
18SUN BLOCK & LIP BALM
19ENERGY SNACKS 

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