Spantik Peak Expedition provides a unique opportunity to climb above 7,000 meters in relatively easy and safe conditions in the spectacular Karakoram range. Our Spantik Expeditions undertake the southeast ridge of Spantik peak from Shigar Valley. Spantik peak altitude 7,027m lies in a different region far from regular trekking and expedition routes in the Karakoram.
Spantik Peak is perfect for mountaineers who have done big treks in Karakoram or Himalaya or those who have climbed a 6000 m peak before. Spantik expedition is a must-do climbing adventure in the Karakoram, it is a heaven for climbers aiming at 8000m peaks. Spantik peak is the best peak to attempt before going to climb big (8000m) mountains. Spantik is also known as the training station for 8000 m peaks in the mountaineering world due to its relatively low difficulty and easy climbing approach. Spantik Expedition is a perfect introduction to climbing in the great Karakoram. Spantik is not only the best peak to test yourself above 7000m but it will also provide the fantastic experience of Karakoram valleys, people, culture, and mountains in their prime form. Compared with other Climbing expeditions Spantik Peak difficulty is relatively low in technical terms and is one of the low-cost expeditions in the Karakoram range, additionally, the trek to base camp is equally rewarding.
Spantik Peak Climbing Information
We undertake Spantik Expedition from the southeastern face, this face is straightforward and provides a safe climb, mostly thick snow with a few technical sections with no absolute danger. Spantik peak lies to the south of Hisper Glacier and stands above Chogolungma glacier at the border of Shigar and Nagar Valley of Gilgit Baltistan. The approach to Spantik Peak base camp is through Shigar Valley after 6,7 hours of jeep drive from Skardu city to Arando village of Shigar valley.
Onward from Arando trekking starts through glaciers and rocky patches of Chogolungma glacier till Spantik base camp, sounded by beautiful mountain scenery and countless peaks of above 5000m. Base camp at Spantik will be established at an elevation of 4360m. Camp I will be at the elevation of 5100m, Camp II at 5500m Camp III at 6250m altitude. The technical section above the mountain has fixed ropes for safe passage.
Spantik Peak Climbing History
The southeast ridge of Spantik peak was first attempted in 1906 by the American Couple Fanny and William Bullock-Workman, but they manage to climb to 6700m. But the mountain was the first time summited by a German Expedition under the leadership of Karl by this route in 1955. Till then there have been many expeditions with a higher rate of the summit.
Spantik summit in clear weather conditions presents a great 360-Degree view of the spectacular Karakoram mountains. These peaks include neighboring Rakaposhi, Diran, Malubiting, Ultar, Battura Group, Haramosh, the entire Shimshal Mountains, K2, and Nanga Parbat far beyond.
Who is Spantik Expedition for?
We encourage individuals and teams from around the world to join one of the fixed departures or private expeditions. Men and women all around the world can join us, as most of our team members are individuals, we arrange teams accordingly.
Participants must be in good shape for the Spantik expedition. Spantik Peak difficulty is manageable as compared to other 7000m peaks of Karakoram. If you have climbing experience of any 5000m or 6000m peak (LhakpaRi / North Col, AmaDablam, Mustagata, Island peak Aconcagua, Denali, Chimborazo, Alpamayo, or other) anywhere in the world you can find yourself eligible for Spantik Peak. Those who have experience of doing Big trekkings like (Everest Base Camp Trek, Island peak trek. K2 Base Camp Trek, K2 Gondogoro La Trek, or Snow Hiper La trek, or any other trekking of the same difficulty in Karakoram and Himalaya is Eligible for this Expedition with ample training.
Spantik Peak Expedition Cost
We Offer the Following Costs to individuals and groups for our Full Board Spantik Peak Expedition.
we also provide Base Camp services for Spantik Expeditions, you can also join one of our fixed Departures at a fixed price of USD 3,800.
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