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Spantik Peak Base Camp is a popular playground for mountaineers attempting their first 7,000-meter peak in Karakoram. It is also known as Golden Peak & Ghenish Chhish. We undertake a 12-day strenuous round trek in the heart of Karakoram, approaching the base camp of this beautiful peak on forth day of our trek. Very few adventurers visit this part of Karakoram so we have the opportunity to experience the romantic wilderness of Karakoram in its prime form.
Day 01 Islamabad : Welcome reception on arrival at Islamabad airport, transfer to Hotel. Afternoon City tour, and also visit Raja Bazaar, Rawalpindi. Trek briefing with the tour leader in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 Skardu : In the morning you will be transferred to Islamabad airport for flight to Skardu. This flight is subject to weather.

Day 03 Skardu : Skardu is capital of Baltistan and stands at an altitude of 2,278 meters.

Day 04 Skardu – Arandu : Transport 4X4 jeeps to Arandu (3,165 m). Overnight at camp.

Day 05 Arandu – Tsas Chumic (3,300 m) : Trek to next camp at the junction of a torrent, at a place called Tsas Chumic. 5 to 6 hours’ walk.

Day 06 Tsas Chumic – Bolocho (3,750 m) : Last part of flowery path (with edelweiss, genepi) before entering the mineral and icy world of high altitude. About 15 km to be covered today along the glacier, which starts resembling a real glacier. View over looking Spantik and some part of our path and of Haramosh range.

Day 07 Laila Base Camp : Cross the Chogolungma Glacier, we walk for about 20 minutes on nasty snout of glacier until we reach the smooth, white central part of the glacier, and turn southwest up the Haramosh Glacier to Laila Base Camp. (4,360 m, 6-7 hours).

Day 08 Full day excursion at Laila Peak Base Camp to explore the area & acclimatization.

Day 09 Climb 4,800 m Peak : Five to six hours trek to climb a peak about 4,800 meters for very good panoramic mountain views. Over night camp at Laila base camp.

Day 10 Laila Peak Base Camp – Spantik Base Camp : Trek to Spantik Peak base Camp. A strenuous 6-7 hour round trip trek over rock and ice.

Day 11 Spantik Peak Base Camp – Haramosh Base Camp : Four to five hours walk up the Haramosh Glacier, with view of the Haramosh Pass ahead. The last one-hour is across big rock and crevasses, requiring that rope up. Overnight in tents.

Day 12 Haramosh Pass : We leave camp at about 4 am to climb Haramosh Pass (4,800 m), walk on the Haramosh Glacier and cross many crevasses. After about two hours avalanches coming down from the left threaten us, so we move across the glacier towards the north side and continue up.

Day 13 Haramosh Pass – Kutwal Lake : The descent on the Kutwal Lake side is very steep. We need a rope to get down the first 40 meters. After four hours, we reach grass and trees from there it is an easy walk along the mini glacier, down to the shepherds huts at Kutwal Lake, Camp at green spot of Kutwal Lake (2,600 m) six to seven hours hiking.

Day 14 Kutwal Lake – Iskary : Walk down from the Lake through green pasture for one hour. Down is half an hour across the Glacier and then down to Iskary summer village at about (2,050 m). Overnight in camp.

Day 15 Iskary – Dassu : Down the right side of the mini Glacier and cross the Baskai stream to the shepherds summer settlement of Gure. Along the water channel down through trees and fields to Dassu and camp for the night.

Day 16 Dassu-Karimabad Hunza (2,500 m) : This is your last breakfast at the camp. Drive to Karimabad Hunza well known as “the land of eternal youth”. Lunch at view point of Rakaposhi. Transfer to Hotel and enjoy the shower. Meals and overnight stay at Hotel. After noon visit Baltit Fort. (6 Hours Drive).

Day 17 Karimabad Hunza : Early in the morning drive to Duikar to have romantic view of Sunrise from beautiful peaks around Hunza Valley. Breakfast at Eagle Nest Hotel. On way back visit Altit Fort. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 18 Karimabad – Basham : Drive on Karakoram highway to Besham. En-route you can stop at Carvings on the rocks. Overnight at hotel. (10-11 hours).

Day 19 Besham – Islamabad : Drive to Rawalpindi on the way visiting Taxila, the former capital of Gandhara Civilization. We visit the archaeological remains of a monastery (Julian) a city (Sirkup) and the museum. Continue drive to Rawalpindi transfer to Hotel, farewell dinner at typical Punjabi restaurant.

Day 20 Fly to destination : Airport transfer for departure flight.

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