Spantik Expedition

Spantik Expedition


Altitude 7,027m Grade: 2D

Located in Nagar Valley among the immense peaks of the Karakoram range, Spantik (7126m), or Golden Peak as it is also known, is a relatively accessible and straightforward peak for people looking to venture on to their first 7000m peak.

Spantik - This striking mountain lies in a less frequented part of the Karakoram. The South East ridge is a long snowy ridge, over 8km in length, which offers little technical difficulty, short sections of 30 to 40 degrees and relatively low objective danger. A three day trek takes us from the village of Arandu to our base camp at 4350m, after which the team will have seventeen days to climb the mountain. Three camps will be established above base camp: Camp 1 at 5100m, Camp 2 at 5650m and Camp 3 at 6250m.

First attempted in 1906, the mountain's summit was finally reached in 1955 by a German expedition led by Karl Kramer.

You should have previously climbed to between 5000m to 6000m and be technically competent to Scottish grade I/II or Alpine PD+. An ideal peak in the summer months for those wanting to visit the greater ranges.

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22nd Jun 2024 - 21st Jul 2024 Closed30 £6,350£7,300

* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

What's Included

Our experienced Expedition leader will be supported by our Pakistani High Altitude Porters (HAPs). In addition, we are also supported by equally good cooks who all have high levels of hygiene and care. Climber to HAP ratio 2:1. This is a professionally led non-guided expedition for experienced mountaineers who want to work as part of a team to tackle the mountain. We say non-guided because our leader and HAP team working with you will not be able to protect your every move. You must, therefore, have a broad base of mountaineering experience enabling you to be capable and willing to move between camps unassisted. You will have good support on the mountain from our leader and HAP team.

  • Estimated International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader.
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Transfers to and from the in country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Hotel and other accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • 90 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop

What's Excluded

  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Visas (please note you will need to apply for your own Pakistani visa and this can take several weeks).
  • Transfers to and from the in country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.

Itinerary

Days 1 - 2

International flights arrive in Islamabad with time to relax and enjoy a well earned rest in our very comfortable hotel. Tour the exciting bazaars of Rawalpindi where you will see much gold and silver jewellery, Kasmiri shawls and Bokarra carpets.

Day 3

Given good weather we fly to Skardu (perhaps the most spectacular commercial flight in the world, with magnificent views of Nanga Parbat the ninth highest mountain in the world. Please note that if weather causes delays with the flight then extra costs will need to be incurred for food and accommodation in Islamabad (H,B)

Day 4

Rest day in Skardu, while the final preparations are being made, you will have the chance to visit the sights surrounding Skardu as well as the tranquil Shangri-La (H,B)

Day 5

Jeep up the Shigar valley towards Askole where we follow the Basha river to Arrandu village at 2770m. (C,B,L,D).

Day 6

While the porters transport our gear to base camp we follow the North side of the Chogolungma Glacier to Choco Brangsa camp at 3,300m. This takes 5-6 hrs. (C,B,L,D).

Day 7

The camp today at the Bolocho Glacier is a long trek along the North side of the Chogolungma Glacier across two other glaciers. A 7-8 hr day. (C,B,L,D).

Day 8

Today a 5-6 hr day brings us to the Spantik base camp at 4,300m. (C,B,L,D)

Day 9 - 24

Climbing period. (C,B,L,D).

Day 25

Depart base camp and follow our route back down the Chogolungma Glacier. (C,B,L,D).

Day 26

Trek to Arandu. 6-8hrs (C,B,L,D).

Day 27

Drive from Arandu to Skardu. (H,B).

Day 28

Fly to Islamabad (H,B).

Day 29

Spare Day

Day 30

Fly Home (B).

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services. Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue, in particular for peaks over 7000m:
https://partner.globalrescue.com/adventurepeaks/



We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

Expeditions and Treks under 7000m - Campbell Irvine Direct : http://www.campbellirvine.com/AdventurePeaks

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

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