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Max Altitude

8,047 m

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Broad Peak was originally named K3 right after the naming of K2 but on closer inspection by a later party, it was discovered that the summit was over 1½ kilometres (1 mile) long, thus “Broad Peak”. Broad Peak is known locally as Faichan Kangri. The peak is located along the western Baltoro glacier between K2 and Gasherbrum IV in the Karakoram range in Shigar valley Baltistan; it is the 12th highest mountain on Earth and 4th highest in Pakistan. Broad Peak is part of the Gasherbrum massif and is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) from K2.

The first ascent of Broad Peak, in Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains, was achieved by a small Austrian expedition in 1957. Broad Peak is the twelve highest mountains in the world. All four of the team members – Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Kurt Diemberger and Hermann Buhl – reached the summit.

The local name of Broad peak is Falchan Kangri. The first westerner who saw the peak was probably Lieutenant T.G. Montgomerie. He was surveying the mountains in the area and in 1856 he spotted some extraordinary peaks, which he gave temporary names. The summit ridge of the peak is almost 2 km long and therefore British explorer W.M. Conway thought Broad Peak was a suitable name. Summit was made in 1957 by an Austrian expedition consisting of only four climbing members. Using many of the fixed lines set up by the failed German expedition of 1954, all four summitted without using oxygen didn’t have the help of any HAPs (high altitude porters) or guides and the climb was a remarkable success for alpine style climbing, as it occurred well before the time of small independent teams attempting the highest peaks on earth.

Day 1
Arrival in Islamabad & Transfer to the Hotel
Day 2
Rest day in Islamabad
Day 3
Fly from Islamabad to Skardu
Day 4
Rest Day in Skardu / Expedition briefing and preparation
Day 5
Drive from Skardu to Askole
Day 6
Trek from Askole to Jhola
Day 7
Trek from Jhola to Paiyu
Day 8
Rest day in Paiyu
Day 9
Trek from Paiyu to Urdukas
Day 10
Trek from Urdukas to Goro II
Day 11
Trek from Goro II to Broad Peak Base Camp
Day 12 - Day 40
Climbing Period
Day 41
Cleaning Up BC / Preparation for descending back
Day 42
Trek from Basecamp to Goro II
Day 43
Trek from Goro II to Khuburtze
Day 44
Trek from Khuburtze to Mundrong
Day 45
Trek from Mundrong to Askole
Day 46
Drive from Askole to Skardu
Day 47
Fare well and Debriefing in Skardu
Day 48
Fly from Skardu to Islamabad & transfer to the Hotel
Day 49
Leisure day in Islamabad
Day 50
Fly back to home


  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
  • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
  • Deodorant.
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
  • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
  • If under any medication, enough stock

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