Climbing in the Charakusa

Nestling at the head of the Charkusa glacier, hidden from the giants of the Baltoro, lies one of the most impressive rock climbing areas in the Karokoram. Here rise fairy tale mountains, the sort most people only dream of. Perfect granite, massive rock walls and easy access combine to produce one of the greatest mountain showcases on the planet. Nazir Peak guards the valley with its distinctive pyramid. Farol, Beatrice and Sulu peak beckon just behind. Across the glacier. The beautiful Driffiika rises in perfect symmetry above the Amin Valley, only to be eclipsed by her mighty sisters, K6 and K7. Here, towers and pillars as big as Trango lie dwarfed within their flanks, new route possibilities abound and one can only remain in awe as one passes beneath these Karakoram wonders. This is mountaineering at its very best and be rest assured even if you just come to look, you will not be disappointed.

Trip Itinerary

DAY 01 Arrival Islamabad (Briefing at Ministry of Tourism)
DAY 02 Fly to Skardu or Drive to Chilas
DAY 03 Drive to Khaplu over night hotel Karakoram Lodge Khaplu
DAY 04 Drive to Khaplu over night hotel Karakoram Lodge Khaplu
DAY 05 Trek to Saicho. Camping
DAY 06 Trek to K-6, K-7 basecamp. Camping
DAY 07 to 26 Climbing Days
DAY 27 Trek back to Hushe
DAY 28 Drive to Khaplu
DAY 29 Fly to Islamabad Incase of flight cancellation drive to Chilas.
DAY 30 Free day in Islamabad
Fly back to home