Grade

Adventurous

Accommodation

Hotel

Transportation

Jeep, Bus

Max Altitude

7027 m

Air Ticket

Included

Meal

Included

The Spantik that is also called the Golden Peak is the part of the mountain chain, which forms the boundary between Nagar and Arandu Baltistan this is one of the quieter parts of the Karakoram. Conway named it as Golden Parri, which means Golden Fairy. The first attempt to climb the peak was made in 1899 via the Southeast ridge by famous American couple Dr. and Mrs. William B Workman climb from Chogolungma Glacier Arandu side, which remained the highest record in mountaineering for woman. They ascended up to 330 meters of the summit. The same route was used by five German climbers headed by Kramer when they made the first ascent in 1955.
The most commonly climbed line follows the South East Ridge, which was attempted by the Bullock Workman party in 1906. The ridge rises 2700m over a lateral distance of 7.6 km, at angles which are mostly less than 30 degrees, with a few sections up to 40 degrees. It contains varied terrain, from rocky outcrops to snow and ice and screed.
Spantik Peak is known by various names of its beauty and grandeur. The northwestern face on the Nagar side with its bright red color of golden pillar is called “GhenishChhish”, which in Brushaski (local language) means Golden Mountain.
The mountain is very popular with organized commercial expeditions, due to its relative ease of ascent and scarcity of objective dangers. The short three day approach trek across straightforward terrain also provides for easy access and gradual acclimatization. The peak can be approached from Nagar Valley as well as from Baltistan side. Most recently Spantik has been a favorite for climbers to training themselves for higher elevation. Lying to the south of the great Hispar glacier and standing above upper Chogolungma, The approach path to the beautiful campsites along the Chogolungma Glacier offers vistas of mountain scenery with innumerable high peaks. The climb along the Southeast ridge is easily achievable amongst 7000m summits in the Karakorum.

Day 1
Arrive in Islamabad.
Day 2
Fly to Skardu, if cancelled drives KKH to Chilas.
Day 3
Sightseeing day in Skardu (or drive KKH to Skardu).
Day 4
Preperation day for expedition
Day 5
Drive to Arandu village
Day 6
Trek to Chogo Brangsa
Day 7
Trek to Bolocho
Day 8
Trek to Spantik Peak BC
Day 9 _ Day 30
22 days acclimatization and climbing spantik.
Day 31
Trek back to Arandu village
Day 32
Drived back to Skardu
Day 33
Fly to Islamabad / drive KKH.
Day 34
Islamabad
Day 35
Fly back home.

Checklist

  • 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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