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. 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.
|1||Arrive Islamabad international airport overnight Hotel||HOTEL|
|2||Fly to Skardu via PK-451 or Drive from Islamabad - Chilas via KKH/ Naran valley ( flight totally subject to weather condition.||HOTEL|
|3||Skardu sightseeing or 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 - Upper Jhola ( Chanchikon)||CAMPING|
|7||Trek from Chanchikon - Donglonba||CAMPING|
|8||Trek from Donglonba - Lamidokpa||CAMPING|
|9||Trek from Lamidokpa - LATOK I, LATOK II, LATOK III & LATOK IV Base camp||CAMPING|
|10||CLIMBING PERIOD ( 17 DAYS).||CAMPING|
|28||Trek down from Latok Base camp - Lamidokpa||CAMPING|
|29||Trek down from Lamidokpa - Upper Jhola (Chanchikon)||CAMPING|
|30||Trek down from Chanchikon - Askoli||CAMPING|
|31||Drive from Askoli - Skardu||HOTEL|
|32||Skardu de-briefing in Ministry of tourism & final farewell dinner with staff||HOTEL|
|33||Fly to Islamabad or drive from Skardu - Chilas ( Flight totally subject to weather condition.||HOTEL|
|34||Islamabad sightseeing or Drive from Chilas - Islamabad||HOTEL|
|35||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
We are quoting here some simple gear list. which shall need to start rock climbing.
|4||CHALK BAG & CHALK|
|11||MID WEIGHT FLEECE JACKET |
|13||WIND PROOF PANTS|
|15||RUNNING SHOES (LIGHT HIKING BOOT)|
|16||WATER BOTTLE |
|17||SUN GLASS |
|18||SUN BLOCK & LIP BALM|