Spantik Peak Expedition provides a unique opportunity to climb above 7,000 meters in a relatively easy and safe in the spectacular Karakoram range. Our Spantik Expeditions undertake the southeast ridge of Spantik peak from Shigar Valley. Spantik peak altitude 7027m 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 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 conditions. 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 local people, culture, and mountain wilderness in its prime form. Comparing with other expeditions Spantik difficulty is relatively easy in technical terms and is one of the low-cost expeditions in Karakoram range but 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 snowy with a few technical sections with no absolute danger. Spantik peak lies to the south of Hisper Glacier and standing 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 till 6700m. But mountain was 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 summit.
Spantik summit in clear weather conditions presents a great 360 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 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, we arrange teams accordingly.
Participants must be in good shape for the Spantik expedition. 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 trekking’s 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.