Spantik Peak Expedition - 25 Days

Spantik Peak

Spantik Peak is known as Golden Peak situated in the karakorum range between the Baltistan region of Arando valley and Nagar District of Gilgit territory.

Expedition in 1899

The Spantik Peak first attempt was made in 1899 via the Southeast ridge by famous American couple Dr. and Mrs. William B Workman climb from Chogolungma Glacier Arandu side. Their record remained the highest record in mountaineering for woman. They ascended up to 330 meters of the summit.

More about Spantik Peak

The German Spantik Peak Expedition climbers used the same route headed by Kramer when they made the first ascent in 1955. Some teams have used snowshoes to cross the flat and titanic plateau higher up. British climbers Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders climbed the Northwest golden pillar of Spantik in 1987, but they returned via the imminent Southwest spur. Most recently Spantik 7027 has been a favorite for climbers to training themselves for higher elevation and climbing.

Easy approach by Southeast ridge

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. The ridge rises 2700m over its 8-km length affording the several safe campsites. Skardu-Arandu side the mountain is less daunting and offers a route to the summit that more of climbers achieve. The South East Ridge is the normal route which is a bit long but easy one.

High altitude experience needed!

Although technically easy Spantik is for mountaineers who have the experience of climbing as independent roped parties on snow and glaciers and at least have been on some smaller peaks of AD level. High altitude experience and an excellent physical condition as well as regular practice is necessary to be on this expedition.

Spantik Peak


Spantik Peak Climbing Duration:

25 days



Range and Best Period:

Karakorum and time Mid June to August

Camp and Hotel Nights:

18-22 Hotels nights:  4-6

Spantik Peak Difficulty Level:


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 Arundo valley

Today we take a Jeep ride to Arundo 3,150m. The last village between us and Spantik from where we begin our trek towards the peak the following morning.

Day 5 to day 7: Trek to Spantik Base Camp
Day 8 to day 19: Climbing at Spantik
Day 20 to day 21: trek back to Arundo
Day 22: Drive to Skardu
Day 23: Fly to Islamabad
Day 24: Contingency day
Day 25: Homebound flight

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 for, 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
  • Extra hotel nights after the climb
  • 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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Spantik Peak Expedition

Trip Facts

  • 2-8
  • 7,027m
  • Baltistan Skardu
  • Islamabad
  • Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Hotel and Camping