Broad Peak

“I am graceful, I am branded take me for granted and you’ll be stranded” Liver Khan

Broad Peak is one of the huge mountains which towers above Concordia at the heart of the Karakoram range. It lies on the Pakistani/Chinese frontier between K2 and the Gasherbrum peaks and was first climbed by an Austrian group in 1957, which included Kurt Diemberger and Herman Buhl.

Expeditions to Broad Peak start with a spectacular trek to base camp passing some of the most breath taking scenery in the Karakoram. The climb itself is more challenging than nearby Gasherbrum II. We climb the peak by the ‘classic’ West Ridge route that rises directly above base camp on the Godwin Austen glacier. The route follows a 30-45 degree snow slope with short rock sections. Three or Four camps will be placed and ropes will be fixed on the steeper sections of the climb. It is an excellent and exciting challenge for a mid-level as well as a senior level mountaineer.

Broad Peak More Information:

Other Names/Spellings Falchen Kangri – K3
Elevation (feet) 26,414
Elevation (meters) 8,047
Location Karakoram Baltoro
Latitude 35°; 48′ N
Longitude 76°; 33′ E
Best Climbing Months June, July, August
Convenient Center(s) Skardu, Pakistan
Nearest Major Airport Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Importance 12th Highest Mountain In The World.
Best Trek Season June to August

Itinerary

Arrive Islamabad airport and transfer to hotel
 
Briefing at Ministry of Tourism
 
 
Drive to Chilas. Transfer to hotel for overnight
 
 
Drive to Skardu. Overnight in hotel
 
 
Drive to Askoli. Overnight in Camp
 
 
Trek to Jhola. Overnight in tents
 
 
Trek to Paiyu. Overhight in tents
 
 
Day free for local explorations. Overnight in tents
 
 
Trek to Urdukas. Overhight in tents
 
 
Trek to Goro-II. Overhight in tents
 
 
Trek to Broad Peak Base Camp Altitude 5000m. Overhight in tents
 

 
 
31 Days in base camp for climbing. Overhight in tents
 
 
Trek back to Askoli Village. Overhight in tents
 
 
Drive to Skardu. Overhight in hotel
 
 
Trek to Kuksel valley. Meals and overnight in hotel
 
Drive to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel
 
 
Debriefing at Ministry of Tourism. Overnight at hotel
 
 
Transfer to airport.
 
 

Please Note:

The above itinerary is not a fixed programme but is intended to give an indication of the likely events during the expedition. Please note that because of the nature of mountaineering on 8,000m peaks, it will be necessary to have a flexible plan in order to take the best advantage of situations as they present themselves. Any changes to the itinerary will be made with a view to maximising the benefit to the team members and of ensuring their eventual success on the mountain.

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