Tirich Mir

Tirich Mir like Rakaposhi and Nanga Parbat to the east, is known for being the home of ‘Peris’ called “fairies” in English. The Tirich valley parallels the Turikho Valley and is separated from it by a 15 mile-long flat-topped ridge which averages about 12,500 feet in elevation. The ideal way to reach this ridge because of it’s unsurpassed views of the high peaks in the Hindu Kush, is to climb Zani An (12,500 ft.). Zani An is situated between Shagram, about a mile higher than Drasan, thus it is most easily approached from the Tirich valley, because the climb is 2,000 feet less from this side. The ridgetop in both directions from the pass is quite level, inviting you to stroll along it and view the spectacular Hindu Kush peaks from Tirich Mir to Saraghrar in the north.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Islamabad

Transfer to hotel. Made necessary arrangements

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Day 2: Islamabad

Briefing at Ministry of Tourism

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Day 3: Dir

Drive to Dir. Transfer to hotel for overnight

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Day 4: Chitral

Drive to Skardu. 8-10 hrs drive. Overnight at hotel

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Days 5: Drive to road head

Overnight in camp

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Day 6: Base Camp

Approach march to Base Camp

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Days 7-37: Climbing

Reserved for Climbing Trango Tower.

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Day 38: Trek Back

Trek back to rooad head

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Day 39: Chitral

Drive back to Chitral. Overnight in camp.

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Day 40: Dir

Drive to Dir. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 41: Islamabad

Drive to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel

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Day 42: Islamabad

Debriefing ad Ministry of Tourism. Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 43: Departure

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 maximizing the benefit to the team members and of ensuring their eventual success on the mountain.

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