“We have climbed the mountain
there’s nothing more to do
It’s terrible to come down to the valley
when, amidst many flowers
one thinks of snow.”

Great Trango Tower is one of the most spectacular granite towers in the world; a dream come true for ardent rock climbers. We climb a very straight forward and technically moderate route up the north face from our base camp on the Dunge Glacier. Our trip begins in Islamabad and then onwards by private bus along the Karakoram highway to Skardu. From here we travel via Sport Utility Vehicles and/or jeeps into Askole where we start the 7-day trek into our base camp below Uli Biaho and the Trango Towers. A fascinating and mesmerizing place with huge granite rock towers reaching thousands of feet high, dropping down to the churning moraine of the Dunge and Trango glaciers. A trek up towards Concordia, near K2 base camp helps us acclimatize for the climb.

The route is mixture of snow and ice and the accent is of moderate grade, with some lower angle rock sections. This is an amazing way to reach the summit of Great Trango, in the shadow of K2! Adventures International director, Scott Woolums was the first person to make the ascent via this route, the third ascent of the mountain’s summit.

1

Islamabad

Transfer to hotel
2

Islamabad

Food Purchase and made necessary arrangements.
3

Islamabad

Briefing at Ministry of Tourism
4

Chilas

Drive to Chilas. 12 hrs Drive. Transfer to hotel for overnight
5

Skardu

Drive to Skardu. 8-10 hrs drive. Overnight at hotel
6

Askole

Drive to Thongal 8-10 hrs drive
7

Jhola

Trek to Jhola, 7-8 hrs.
8

Paiju

Trek to Paiju, 7-8 hrs. Meals & Ovenight in tents
9

Base Camp

Trek to Base Camp Trango Tower. Meals & Overnight in tents
10-40

Climbing

Reserved for Climbing Trango Tower.
41

Paiju

Trek back to Paiju, 6-7 hrs. Meals & Overnight in tents
42

Jula

Trek to Jula. Meals & Overnight in tents
43

Askole

Trek to Askole. Meals & Overnights in tents.
44

Skardu

Drive to Skardu. Overnight in hotel
45

Chilas

Drive to Chilas. Overnight at hotel
46

Islamabad

Drive to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel
47

Islamabad

First meeting with Ministry of Tourism. Overnight at hotel
48

Islamabad

Debriefing at Ministry of Tourism. Overnight at hotel
49

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

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