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.
TRAVEL BETWEEN ISLAMABAD AND SKARDU/GILGIT WILL BE BY AIR AND NOT BY ROAD, EVEN IF THIS CAUSES DELAYS IN OUR ITINERARY
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
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.
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.
It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.
Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.
It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.