Laila Peak Expedition
Laila peak expedition is no doubt a splendid opportunity for the climbing enthusiast to climb a challenging 6000m peak in the heart of the Karakoram range
Laila Peak Expedition provides an opportunity to climb a splendid 6000m, in the Karakoram range of Gilgit Baltistan. Laila Peak synonymous with the “Queen of Karakoram” is one of the most beautiful peaks in the world. Located between Dalsangpa and Khuspang camp in the Hushe Valley of Karakoram range, the distinctive needle-like spear rise at the altitude of 6096m. Laila Peak is a desirable tourist attraction for nature lovers particularly Skiers due to its splendor and magnificent spear-like Shape.
We arrange solo and groups Laila peak expeditions for our clients all across the globe and all around the year. We offer both full board and base camp services for the Laila peak expedition. The journey to climb Laila peak starts from Islamabad. Then fly to Skardu, the capital town of Karakoram. After spending a few days in Skardu for preparations we will drive to the Hushe valley and trek to the Laila peak base camp in the next 2 days. It will take less than a week for professional mountaineers to climb the Laila peak. Laila Peak Expedition is mostly commenced from the west face of the peak from the Gondogoro glacier.
Climbing and Skiing History
Like many peaks of Karakoram, there is no reliable information available about the first legal ascent of Laila peak Pakistan. The first ascent was made by a British team including Simon Yates, Sean Smith, and Mark Miller in 1987 via the west face. During the early ’90s, a German team climbed Laila Peak by the same route followed by a Swiss team in 1993 but both were done illegally. In 1997 Italian party including Fabio Iacchini and Paolo Cavagnetto climbed Laila peak with Camillo Della Vedova, Giovanni Ongaro and Guido Ruggeri.
Laila Peak got attention in 2005 when Fredrik Ericcson and Jorgen Aamot from Scandinavian countries set out for Laila peak expedition to Pakistan to ski down this beautiful mountain in 2005, but they could not make it up to the summit and decided to ski down 150m below the summit.
Till then there are multiple summits of Laila Peak with the distinction of the first-ever summit of Laila peak in winter by Alex Txikon and Jose Fernandez on February 18th, 2013. And recently on 10/05/2021 Polish Andrzej Bargiel and team Ski descent of 6,096m Laila Peak.
Laila Peak Altitude:
Laila peak altitude is controversial Some believe it to be 6200 meters whereas some mention it as 6614 meters. Italian team consider it is 6200m but Britain, the first ascenders described its height as 6614m. In a Japanese mountaineering map by Tsuneo Miyamori (published in 2003), the elevation of Laila Peak is mentioned as 6096 meters and it is rectified by recent ascenders.
Laila Peak Climbing Information
Laila peak West face has a steepness of 45-50 degrees in more than 1500 vertical meters. This is the face that attracts the most expedition to Laila peak. The lower part of Laila Peak is covered with soft snow; the upper part is covered with thin layer of ice, it is mixed ice climbing and rock climbing peak. From the summit, one can see all the major peaks of Karakoram including K-2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum’s peaks, and many others. The easy, nearby Gondogoro Peak (5650m) can be used for acclimatization if so desired.
Laila peak Expedition Cost
We organize Laila peak expedition throughout the year, either you can join one of our fixed departures at a fixed cost of $ 3,000 or can ask for a customize climbing expedition. Our Laila peak expedition packages and cost is given in the following table:
|Solo||2 Persons||4 Persons||> 4 Persons|
We also offer the following 6000m and 7000m peaks for climbers all around the globe.
Khosar Gang, Pastore and Spantik peak is among Beginner peaks and we run fixed departures. Other peaks required extensive climbing skills are open for private groups only.
|6,000 m & 7,000 m Peaks||Cost USD||Cost Euro|
|Khosar Gang Expedition – 6,050m||$2,300||€2,300|
|Pastore Peak Expedition 6,210m||$4,400||€4,000|
|Gangchan peak Expedition 6,462m||$2,500||€2,550|
|Trango Tower Expedition 6,286m||$3,550||€3,490|
|Spantik Peak Expedition 7,027m||$5,200||€5,000|
|Laila Peak Expedition||15-8-2023||10-9-2023||$ 3,000||Available||Book Now|
Laila Peak Expedition ItineraryExpand All
Day 1: Arrival at Islamabad
This is the first day of Climbers in Pakistan for Laila Peak Expedition. Upon arrival one of our staff will pick up the guest from Islamabad Airport and escort them to the hotel. You can spot our staff holding our company card or logo at Islamabad Airport. You are bound to provide flight details 3 to 4 days before arrival. Our staff will pick you up and transfer to a partner hotel in Islamabad close to Margalla hills. At the hotel, after relaxing and resting clients are bound to pay their dues upon late arrival payment of dues and briefing will be conducted in Skardu. Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included,
Day 2: Flight to Skardu / Karakoram
On this day of Laila Peak Expedition, we will fly to Skardu in the morning. Skardu is the logistic hub of the expeditions and trekking’s in the Karakoram range. The flight from Islamabad to Skardu will provide spectacular views of the Himalaya and Karakoram mountains and we should be able to see Nanga Parbat towering among other peaks. Upon arrival in Skardu, one of our staff will be waiting at Skardu Airport and will escort the clients to the partner hotel. Upon early arrival, we would have enough time to rest and pay a visit to the local Bazar and the outskirts of Skardu city. • Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included,
Day 3: Rest Day at Skardu
Skardu is a mountainous town along the Indus river, surrounded by mountains. After breakfast, we will go on an acclimatization hike to the kharpocho and old castle some hundred meters hike from Skardu Bazars. The fort provides a breathtaking view of the Indus river, Skardu, and its Surroundings. While in the afternoon you can check out your Climbing gears or need to buy something you can go to Bazar for shopping or sightseeing. During the whole activity, our guide will facilitate you. while our office staff at Skardu will do our paperwork that mostly cleared in a day but unfortunately more than a day in most cases. • Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Day 4: Drive to Hushe Village
Hushe valley is the hub of mountaineering activities in the Karakoram range due to the abundance of Peaks and Climbers. We will drive to Hushe Village with our crew and supplies. It's a 5-7-hour jeep drive from Skardu. After Two and a half hours’ drive from Skardu, we will reach Khaplu, the capital town of the valley. We will go through the Gangche Valley the valley narrowed as we further proceed to the mountains. The narrow track will lead us to Hushe driving along to the shyok River. Our porters will join us from Hushe village This is the last village before Laila Peak Expedition. We will stay in a hotel or lodge and the participants will be served a hot cup of tea with cookies and snacks. We will take dinner and stay in the lodge overnight. • Accommodation: Hotel/ tents on twin sharing basis. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
Day 5: Trek to Saicho
This is the first day of the trek towards Laila peak base camp, we leave Hushe valley early in the morning and trek towards Siacho camp. Siacho is a pasture land of Hushe village we can find herds of cattle and their caretakers at Siacho. Siacho is a beautiful camping site we will camp by the river you can see Drifitkhar Peak from Siacho camp. Trekking hours 4-5 Hours • Accommodation: tents on a twin sharing basis. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Day 6: Trek to Dalchangpa
The Second Day of trekking to Laila peak expedition. We will leave the Saicho Camp early in the morning, the terrain is slightly steep this day and we will camp overnight at Dalchngpa in Front of Mashabrum peak. Trekking hours 4-6 hours • Accommodation: tents on a twin sharing basis. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Day 7: Trek to Laila Peak Base Camp
This is the hardest trek day during the Laila peak expedition, this day we will climb up on the Gondogoro Glacier and trek for the next 5-6 hours on the glacier till Laila base camp We will camp at Laila peak base camp (4600m) overnight for the next couple of days. Trekking hours 4-6 hours • Accommodation: tents on a twin sharing basis. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
Day 8-17: Laila Peak Climbing Days
Acclimatize and Climbing Gondogoro Peak is an Ideal option for acclimatization. • Accommodation: tents on twin sharing basis. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Day 18: Trek Back to Saicho
Today we will resume the trek back to Saicho camp. We start trekking on the Gondogoro glacier for an hour till Dalchanhpa. We will come across Masherbrum while this section of the trek. After lunch at Dalchangpa. We will resume trek to Saicho Camp through the pasture of Gondogoro and will camp at Siacho overnight. Siacho has comparatively better weather so we can wash and take a shower over there. It will be a trek of 5-6 hours today. Trekking hours 6-8 hours • Accommodation: tents on twin sharing basis. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Day 19: Trek Back to Hushe Village
On this Day of Laila Peak Expedition, we will be back to civilization. we will resume the trek back to Hushe Valley. The last village of Ghanche District is known for its hospitality. It will take up to 5 hours to reach Hushe Village we can stay overnight at Hushe or travel to Skardu on the same day. Trekking hours 4-6 hours • Accommodation: tents on a twin-sharing basis. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Day 20: Drive Back to Skardu
Today our jeeps will take us back to Skardu city. At Skardu, it is time to wash, shopping, and excursion and the Laila peak expedition is concluded. • Accommodation: Hotel rooms on a twin-sharing basis. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Day 21: Flight or Drive to Islamabad
On this day of Laila peak expedition, we will leave for Islamabad. If the Flight operates we will be in Islamabad the same day. In case of flight cancelation, we will go by highway and it will take around 20-22 hours from Skardu to Islamabad. • Accommodation: Hotel rooms on a twin-sharing basis. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Day 22: Departure to Home Country
It is time to say Goodbye to the Climbers.
Laila Peak Expedition Highlights
- An Expedition to experience the great Karakoram
- Competitive prices and excellent service
- The stunning Laila Peak
- View of all prominent peaks in the Karakoram range
- Masherbrum peak, Drifitkhar Peak
- Amin Brak
- Hushe Valley and its lifestyle
- Views of Glaciers, glacial lakes, waterfalls, and streams
- Many other peaks of above 5000 m peaks in Baltistan Valley
- Balti Porter’s life and culture
- Khaplu Valley and Shyok River
- Beautiful Pro-Tibetan culture and heritage of Balti people
- Skardu valley, the Indus river, and old traditions
- A scenic flight over the Himalayas and Karakorum
- The Karakoram Highway in case of Flight Cancellation
- Delicious food of Pakistan
- Sight-seeing in Islamabad or Rawalpindi
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Laila Peak Dificulty
Laila Peak Dificulty
Laila Peak, situated in Pakistan, presents mountaineers with a formidable challenge due to its difficult terrain, steep slopes, and harsh snow conditions. The mountain’s terrain is characterized by jagged rock formations and icy ridges, demanding climbers to exhibit exceptional technical skills and agility.
The slopes of Laila Peak are notoriously steep, making the ascent physically demanding and mentally challenging. The region experiences extreme weather conditions, including heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures, which further intensify the difficulty of the climb. Successfully conquering Laila Peak requires meticulous planning, physical fitness, technical expertise, and a deep understanding of the ever-changing weather patterns in the region.
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