Chogho Lingsa group Highest (7665m) - 38 Days

Chogho lngisa group offers many climbing peaks, the highest on the South West face (Chogho lingsa I) is 7,665m. The second highest at 7,654m on the North East side (Chogolisa II) is the one named Bride Peak by Martin Conway in 1892. In 1909, a party led by Duke of the Abruzzi reached 7,498m from a base camp located on the northern side and a high camp on the Chogolisa saddle at 6,335m. Bad weather stopped the party from ascending further. During their trips in 1911 and 1912, Mr. And Mrs. Fannie Bullock-Workman of USA visited the junction of Chogolisa glacier with Gondagoro glacier. They also looked into the Chogolisa glacier but did not go farther to its main head. They are also stated to have surveyed the visited areas quite accurately.

Herman Buhl and Kurt Diemberger attempted this peak first time in 1957 just two weeks after the successful climb of Broad Peak. They called off their attempt at 7100 meters due to bad weather and on way back the conqueror of Killer Mountain (Nanga Parbat) lost his life.

Chogolisa was climbed by a 13 man Japanese party led by Hiroaki Akiyama on its NW ridge from the glacier west of the peak. They went from Khaplu up the Hushey Valley to set up Base Camp on June 14th at 4240 M on the east bank of the Chogolisa Glacier. Camp 1 was establish on June 21 and Camp II at 5220 M on the snow plateau above the ice fall on the 29th. Camp III was set up near the NW Col at 5820 M on July 5th. Camp IV was made on the NW ridge on July 10th. On July 14th Misuo Yajima, Sanji Kabayashi, Testsuo Nakamura and Shoichi Yasuji climbed to the top in eight hours. On the 22nd Hiroshi Narita, Minoru Osama and Akio Kida set out from CIII at one A.M. However, Japan made the first successful North East summit on August 4, 1958.

Duration:  30 days Altitude: 7,665m 
Range:  Karakorum  
Camp nights:  22-26 Hotels nights:  4-6
Grade: Moderate Best Period: Mid June to August

Day 1: Arrival to Islamabad

Welcoming and receiving at Islamabad International airport and shifting to the hotel. Here meet with the group and during the day visit to the famous bazaars, Mosque and other places in Islamabad depending on time

Day 2: Islamabad to Skardu By flight or KK Highway

Given good weather we will fly to Skardu (perhaps the most spectacular commercial flight in the world, with magnificent views of Nanga Parbat the 9th highest mountain in the world. If the weather doesn’t allow the flight we take the Karakorum Highway on the old silk route. This is just spectacular. It’s a long drive but one of the great journey’s of the world between the deep gorges of the mighty Indus. Overnight hotel in Chilas, driving over Babsur Pass will minimize the distance and the night stay will be in Naran. (10-12 hour drive).

Day 3: Free day at Skardu

Go for the briefing at the Ministry of tourism A free day in Skardu, meanwhile we will complete the documentation. Sometime it may take two days, but no need to worry, we have contingency days for such delays.

Day 4: Jeep ride to Askoli

Today we take a Jeep ride to Askole 3,300m/ 10,827ft. The last village between us and K2 from where we begin our trek towards K2 the following morning.

Day 5: First day, Trek to Jula

We set off early to avoid the heat of the day. The route is gentle and enjoyable. We cross the Biafo Glacier on the way and get our first sight of the Paiyu pinnacles. We will be trekking for around 5-6 hours to the Jula camp today

Day 6: Trek to Paju

Trek to Paiju (3,380m) 6 to 8 hours walking. The path is quite loose in places and again it is likely we will have to take boots off where the river has flooded the path in a few places. Paiju is a green oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak (6,611m). From this camp we have the first views of the immense Baltoro Glacier

Day 7: Rest day

Today is a rest day at paju to aid acclimatization and an important resting point for porters, they prepare food for the trek ahead. Normally there is much singing, drumming (or barrel bashing) and dancing amongst the porters with a real feel good atmosphere!

Day 8: Trek to Khoborsay

Another early walk of approximately one hour brings us to the snout of the Baltoro. After viewing the outpouring of melt water from the ice we climb up on to the back of this great beast. At this point the ice of the glacier is completely covered by rubble and rocks and the going here can be quite tough.Finally reaching at Khoborsay camping place (3800m).we would be able to see the cathedral Towers, the Trango and the striking rock tower of Uli Biafo.A great day of treekingover difficult and mixed terrain.

Day 9: Trek to Rdukas

Today is a short day. we continue Baltoro glacier on the lateral moraines or sometime glacier itself, passing great Trango and the isolated pillar of the Nameless Tower to our next camp Rdukas (3900m).This is truly awesome place hundred meters above the glacier we should reach here in time for a late lunch and the rest of the afternoon is free to tend to camp chores or just to soak up our fabulous situation.

Day 10: Trek to Goro 2

This day we follow the moraine edge and climb up on to the glacier. Soon we come have the enchanting view of Mashabrum (7821m) on out right side. Ascending and decending on the mountains of rubbles over the ice we have the glimpse ahead to the peaks which surround Concordia. Goro is the camp name with (4290m) and camping one of the largest glacier outside the polar region with the attracting view of Gashabrum IV (7925m).

Day 11: Trek to Concordia

Today, We move up to Concordia passing the Golden Throne and Mitre Peak as we enter the arena of the 8,000m/ 26,247ft. Peaks, first Broad Peak 8047m/ 26,400ft. followed by the Gasherbrums and finally K2 8,611m/ 28,251ft. The sheer size and scale of the 8,000m peaks defies description, this is a very special place and for many the view is a lifetime goal. Unlike many other treks to this area, ours continues up to K2 base camp where you will stay for a few days to enjoy the sheer majesty of K2 and its supremacy over this whole region. We will be trekking for 8-10 hours today.

Day 12: Trek to Shagaring

Today, we will walk for Broad Shagaring which will be a second last day of our trekking before we start actual climbing for more than a month.

Day 13: Trek Chogolisa Base camp.
Day 14–Day 30 Climbing days

Wish you best of luck and pray for your success.

Day 31 to day 35 : Trek back to Askoli

Day 36: Drive for Skardu

Day 37: Fly to Islamabad

Day 38: Homebound Flight and Good bye Pakistan with the hope to Come back next year for K2.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Lodging at base camp (single supplement)
  • Full base camp with dinning tent, bathroom, showers & solar charge
  • All internal/domestic transport
  • All domestic flights
  • 60kgs personal baggage
  • All meals during trek and expedition (B,L,D)
  • Permit & royalty fee
  • Liason officer(s) – equipment fee and allowance
  • Group emergency equipment/satellite phone service with fixed calling charge
  • Staff insurance (guide, cook, kitchen staff, assistant(s) & porters etc)
  • Kitchen staff including Experienced cook from Pakistan
  • Porters for all expedition supplies
  • Solar power at base camp

The Trip cost Excludes

  • International airfare cost
  • Personal climbing equipment, clothing & sleeping equipment
  • Mountain climbing rescue and evacuation insurance policy (mandatory)
  • Personal equipment cargo to/from Islamabad
  • Pakistan visa fee
  • Tips/gratuities to staff, cook, assistant(s) of US$ 350 -500 in total
  • Meals in Islamabad
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early wind-up/summit (extra hotel nights, meals at hotels, evacuation)
  • Charges incurred due to delays beyond the control of World Adventure Tours
  • Personal communication (phone, fax, e-mail) between Pakistan and home country.
  • Items not mentioned in the included list

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Chogho Lingsa group Highest (7665m)

Trip Facts

  • 2-10
  • 7,665m
  • Khaplu Baltistan Skardu
  • Anywhere in Pakistan
  • Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Hotel and Camping