Khosar Gang Expedition - $800

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Northern Areas Pakistan

OVERVIEW

Khosar Gang Peak 

6000m situated on the left bank of Braldo river in Sildi / Kashmal Village of Shigar valley 45km from Skardu City. Khosar Gang in Balti language stands for Pumpkin Glacier. Local associate much supernatural and myth with this peak. Khosar Gang is technically less difficult peak to start climbing.

 

It is icy with little rock on the way to the summit make it ideal for intermediate or beginners in climbing as well as an acclimatization Peak for professional climbers. Khosar Gang is no doubt a brilliant introduction to high-altitude mountaineering.

Khosar Gang Peak is the best training station for climbing enthusiasts all around the world, especially hundreds of local climbers who prefer to start their climbing careers from this peak.

 

The peak is ideal for those who want to start climbing and aim for 7000m peaks and 8000 m peaks. It provides you with the best technical knowledge and acclimatization before a higher altitude. Unlike many other peaks of Karakoram, Khosar Gang Base Camp is easy to reach, it is just 4 to 5 hours trekking from the Sildi Village.

 

Khosar Gang Expedition provide the panoramic view of Karakoram mountains and Shigar valley from the summit. you can view Spantik 7027m, Nanga Parbat 8000m, and hundreds of above 5000m peaks around.

 

Climbing Information or Camps at Khosar Gang

 

We undertake Khosar Gang Expedition from Sildi village shigar, Khosar Gang base camp is also accessible from Yonu and Mango villages of shigar as well. Climbing Khosar Gang Peak does not need extensive climbing and technical skills it is an easy and straightforward expedition. The base camp is about 5-6 hours hike on the steep slopes of the hill from the village. Khosar Gang Base Camp is established at a grassy land in front of the peak.

 

The are two more camps above base camp; camp 1 and camp 2.  Base Camp is located at an altitude of 3800m, while camp 1 at 4800 and camp 2 at 5200m altitude. The route till camp 2 is mostly rocky or grass with rough patch of rocky patch above camp 1 but up to camp 1 it is mostly grass. The route till camp 1 and between camp 1 and camp 2 is a steeper hike than climbing. Onward from camp 2 it is snow and need some extensive climbing of 5-6 hours to summit. This section is mostly angled snow slope with a vertical wall of snow about 90m which required rope fixing. In sum Khosar gang expedition is a moderate climbing peak in the heart of karakoram with 90-100 m technical section above camp 2.

 

Khosar Gang Peak Climbing History

 

The first ascent of this peak was made in 1899 by the American Couple Dr. William Hunter Workman and Fanny Bullock Workman. The estimated elevation of peak by them was 21,000ft. At that time this was a world altitude record for women climbers.  Since then there have been many expeditions and the success rate is above 90%. Simone Morro, Denis Urubko, and their team have also tried this peak for acclimatization during their famous Karakoram winter expedition 2010-11. They could not summit Khosar gang peak and just end up below some meters from the summit due to the risk of frostbite to one of the climbing partners Corey.

 

In recent years it has gained more attention from climbing enthusiasts, across the world, particularly among domestic Pakistani climbers. There are more than 20 expeditions each year and most of them are being undertaken by local climbers. We are the host of Khosar Gang Peak; it is our communal pasture so we are able to provide a better package than anyone else. We offer a full-service Khosar Gang Expedition at a very reasonable cost.

 

 

Khosar Gang Expedition Cost  

 

Cost for international clients (full Boards)

International clients are provided with full board expedition facilities except insurance and rescue with the following cost schedule . (from Islamabad to back to Islamabad)

 

Solo 2 to 4 person More than 6 person Above 6 person
3000$ 2500$ 2200$ 2000$

 

Cost for Pakistani clients

Pakistani clients are served from Skardu to back to Skardu full board services except insurance and accidental rescue with the following costs schedule

 

Solo 2 to 4 persons 4 to 8 persons More than 8 persons
200,000 pkr 120,000 pkr 110,000 pkr 100,000 pkr

 

We organize Khosar Gang expedition on a tailor-made basis for groups and individuals according to their needs. As well we have following fixed departure for 2021, aspirants can join one of the following departures with a fixed price.

DEPARTURES

Khosar Gang Expedition Departures And Costs

Start End Cost(Usd) Availability
1st-departure 15 July 22 July 100,000 pkr (local only) Book Now
2nd-departure 15 August 22 August 100,000 pkr (local only) Book Now
3rd-departure 15 Sept 22 Sept 100,000 pkr (local only) Book Now
4th-departure 15 October 22 October 100,000 pkr (local only) Book Now
5th-departure 15 November 22 November 100,000 pkr (local only) Book Now
6th-departure 15 december ( winter expedition) 22 december ( winter expedition) 100,000 pkr (local only) Book Now

DAYS ITINERARY

Khosar Gang Expedition Itinerary

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Altitude : 5,40m
Location : Islamabad

Arrival at Islamabad One of our staff will pick and escort the clients to the hotel

Altitude : 1,265 m / 2,228 m
Location : Chilas/ Skardu

Early morning Departure to Chilas from Islamabad via the Hazara Motorway and Kakarokram Highway (In Case of Flight: Flight to Skardu from Islamabad)

Altitude : 2,228 m
Location : Skardu

Drive to Skardu City via Gilgit Skardu Road along Indus River. (In Case of Flight: Rest day or local excursion at Skardu)

Altitude : 2,228 m
Location : Skardu

Preparation for the expedition

Altitude : 2,230 m
Location : Shigar

3 hours Jeep Drive to Sildi village and porters and Staff member will hike us till Base Camp

Altitude : 2,230 m- 6,060 m
Location : Shigar

Climbing Days at Base Camp

Altitude : 2,228 m
Location : Shigar/Skardu

Hike back to Sildi village and drive to Skardu

Altitude : 1,265m / 2,228 m
Location : Chilas/ Islamabad

Back to Chilas or Narran (In Case of Flight: Flight to Islamabad from Skardu)

Altitude : 5,40 m
Location : Islamabad

Drive to Islamabad or Rest in Islamabd (In Case of Flight)

Altitude : 5,40 m

We will Escort our client to Islamabad International Airport to Say Goodbye

HIGHLIGHT

Khosar Gang Expedition Highlights

  • Excursion of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and its outskirt (international clients)
  • The beautiful Karakoram highway
  • Skardu city and its beautiful places
  • Shigar valley
  • Rich culture and local exposure
  • Great trekking in the Karakorum
  • Beautiful snow-capped peaks, particularly from the base camp and top of the Khosar Gang Peak
  • Balti Porters

SERVICES

Services Included For Khosar Gang Expedition

  • All Covid SOPs will be Implemented
  • All domestic transportation and Flights (International clients only)
  • All hotels twin sharing (International Clients)
  •  Camping, lodging on twin sharing, and food throughout the tour (International clients only)
  • Jeep from Skardu to Sildi village
  • All lodging and food at base camp
  • High Altitude Porter
  • Guide, Porters and cooking staff
  • Solar power at base camp
  • 25kg of personal baggage
  • Satellite phone, sleeping tents, mattresses, and sleeping bags
  • Climbing gears

Services Not Included For Khosar Gang Expedition

  • Personal gears and clothing
  • Climbing rescue and evacuation
  • Insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Tips
  • Extra hotel nights
  • Other items not listed in “What is included”.

 

THINGS TO CONSIDER

Who is this trip for

We encourage individuals and teams from around the world to join one of the fixed departures or private expeditions. Women and women all around the world can join us, as most of our team members are individuals and we arrange teams accordingly.

 

Participants must be in good shape for the Khosar Gang Expedition. If you have climbing experience of any 3500m or 4000m peak anywhere in the world you can find yourself eligible for Khosar Gang Peak. Those who have experience of doing Big trekking’s like (Everest Base Camp Trek, Island peak trek. K2 Base Camp Trek, K2 Gondogoro La Trek or Snow Hiper La trek, Annapurna Base Camp trek) or any other trekking of the same difficulty in Karakoram and Himalaya is Eligible for this Expedition. it is categorized as a trekking peak rather than a climbing expedition so do not underestimate yourself get ready for the adventure. For further details, leave a message we will let you know in person.

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