Spantik Expedition -28 Days | $5,000

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At A Glance

Difficulty
Max Altitude7,027m
StatusEcotour*
Min Temperature (c)-16
Climbing Days13-15
Trekking Days5-6
Hotel Stays6-7 nights
Group Size4-8 Person

OVERVIEW

Spantik Peak Expedition

 

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 Expedition 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 is an intermediate snow and ice climb, and categorized as Grade II climb in the world of mountaineering.

 

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.

 

Spantik Peak View From Summit

 

 

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 Climbing Route

 

Spantik Peak Climbing Route

 

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, alpinist can join one of our fixed Departures at a fixed price of  USD 5,000 or can ask for a private trip. Private expeditions for, companies, charities and group are our foremost priority and they can avail special discounts.

 

Solo 2-4 PersonMore than 4
$ 8,000$ 6,000$ 5,000
  • looking for a personal High Altitude Porter (HAP) / Climbing Guide will cost an additional $ 1,000

Ready to go?

Does our Spantik Peak Expedition information excite you to take the next step towards achieving the best climbing experience? get in touch today.  We pride ourselves to be the best in the mountains serving thousands of our clients through our professional training advice, gear lists, logistics, and professional Staff. and much more.  We are always available to your questions.

 

Why us!

We  are a team of adventure lovers, the natives of the karakoram mountain, no one can know the place better than us. Our guides have been the best guides in the karakoram and Himalayan range of Pakistan and we had the best team of experience people in every department, additionally we offer affordable expedition’s in the karakoram, specially our Spantik expedition cost is much more affordable than many other companies.

 

Chogori Adventure Pakistan organize Spantik peak expedition on a ‘tailor-made’ private basis for groups such as families, clubs or charities. Depending on your climbing experience, our Native Guides from the same village will accompany the climbers throughout the journey. If you are looking for a private Spantik ascent, please contact us to discuss the itinerary and preferred dates. And if want to join our one of our fixed departures check our dates for 2023.

 

You May like Our other 6,000m & & 7,000m Peak Expeditions

 

Khosar Gang Peak 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 in Pakistan Cost USDCost Euro
Koyo Zom Expedition 6,871m$4,500€4,500
Laila Peak Expedition  6,090m $3,500€3,500
Gangchan peak Expedition 6,462m $2,500€2,550
Trango Tower Expedition  6,286m $3,550€3,490
Khosar Gang Peak Expedition 6,060m$2,100€2,000

 

*We will employee all natives and  will bring back our waste and garbage back from the Base Camp. 

DEPARTURES

Spantik Expedition  Departures And Costs

StartEndCost(Usd)Availability
Spantik Peak Expedition 1 July 28 July $ 5,200 Guaranteed Book Now
Spantik Peak Expedition 15 July 12 August $ 5,200 Available Book Now
Spantik Peak Expedition 1 August 28 August $ 5,100 Guaranteed Book Now
Spantik Peak Expedition 15 August 11 September $ 5,220 Available Book Now

 DAYS ITINERARY

Spantik Expedition Itinerary

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Altitude : 540m
Location : Islamabad

The first day of the Spantik expedition and climbers will be received by one of our staff from Islamabad Airport and escorted to the hotel.

You can spot our staff holding our company card at Islamabad Airport. You are bound to provide flight details 3 to 4 days before arrival. Our staff will pick you up and transfer you to a partner hotel in Islamabad close to Margalla hills. At the hotel, after relaxing and rest 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,

Altitude : 540m-2228m
Location : Skardu

On the second day of Spantik 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,

Altitude : 2230m
Location : Skardu

Skardu is a mountainous town along the Indus river, surrounded by mountains. After breakfast, we will check our equipments for Spantik expedition, and will buy or rent if something is missing. If we are done with our equipment 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.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included,

Altitude : 2720m
Location : Arando

Early in the morning, we will leave for Arando. Arando is the last village of Shigar valley before Spantik peak. We will drive to Arando Village with our crew and supplies. It's a 5-7-hour jeep drive from Skardu to Arando. After half hour drive from Skardu, we will reach the Shigar valley which hosts the second-highest peak (K2) on the planet. We will go through the lush green fields of Shigar valley along the Shigar river and the valley is narrowed as we further proceed to the mountains. The narrow track will lead us Arando driving along to the Basha River.

A 3 hours’ drive from Skardu we will reach Chutron Village, there is a hot spring in the village. After taking bath in the hot spring and lunch we will leave for Arando, which is a 2-3 hours’ drive away from the Hot spring. At Arando Village our porters, climbing assistants, and kitchen crew will join us and escort us to Spantik peak. Our staff establishes tents and the participants will be served a hot cup of tea with cookies and snacks. We will take dinner in our mess tent and camp overnight in a fully serviced campsite.

  • Accommodation: Tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included,

Altitude : 3400m
Location : Chogo Brangsa

The first day of trekking on Spantik Peak Expedition, the trek start from Arindo village along the green trail along the glacier, the passage is the way through a green pasture land till ChogoBrango. ChogoBrangsa is a summer pasture that literally means a “ Huge Lodge”

It will take a 6-8 hour trek to reach ChogoBrangsa from Arindo village. You can meet shepherds and miners on the way towards Spantik peak. The total distance on this day Spantik peak expedition will be around 14km with a 900m gain in altitude.

  • Accommodation: Tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included,
Altitude : 3800m
Location : Balocho

The second day of trek towards Spantik peak expedition, today we start early trekking along the ridge of the glacier, we have to walk on the glacier only a few patches where there is risk of stonefalls. And the rest of the trek is on the trail along the Galcier up to Balocho camp.

It will take 5-7 hours to reach Balocho from chogobrangsa, the total walking distance will be around 13-14 km with an altitude gain of 700m. On this day of Spantik peak expedition, participants can get their first glimpse of the Spantik Peakpeak from the Camp, we will stay overnight at Balocho.

  • Accommodation: Tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included,
Altitude : 4340m
Location : Spantik Base Camp

The third day of Spantik Peak expedition, this day we will be at our destination. The trek is on a pure glacier all day towards Spantik peak. After 5-6 hours of the trek on Chogolungma glacier, we will be at Spantik Base Camp. The total altitude gain on this day will be 500m and total distance will be around 13-14 km. we will set up our camps at Spantik Base camp for the next two weeks.

  • Accommodation: Tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included,

Altitude : 4,340m - 7,027m
Location : Spantik Peak

Acclimatization and Climbing days on Spanik peak expedition. Your cooking and supporting staff will be there will you and the rest of the porters and staff will trek back to Arindo village.

  • Accommodation: Tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included,

Altitude : 3800m
Location : Chogo Brangsa

As the Spantik Peak Expedition winds up the climbers with Chogori adventure staff and porters trek back to Balocho camp and stay overnight and resume the trek the next day to Arindu village.

  • Accommodation: Tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included,

Altitude : 2230m
Location : Arando

On this day of Spantik expedition, we will trek back to Arindu village and drive to Skardu. After having lunch and a bath at Hotspring at Chutron we will resume the drive back to Skardu and overnight stay at Chogori adventures partners hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included,

Altitude : 2,230m
Location : Skardu

Contingency day in case of flight delay or cancelation

  • Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included,

Altitude : 540m
Location : Islamabad

On this day of Spantik Peak Expedition, we will fly to Islamabad from Skardu

  • Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included,

Altitude : 540m
Location : Contingency Day

It is time to say goodbye to the Spantik peak expedition participants. We will see you off at Islamabad International Airport.

 HIGHLIGHT

Spantik ExpeditionHighlights

  • A must-do  7000m mountain expedition 
  • A spectacular trek up the Chogolongma glacier, and Sapntik Base Camp
  • the mountainous Basha Valley of Shigar and  Arindo
  • Affordable price to climb the ideal 7000m peak of Karakoram
  • sightseeing in Shigar and Skardu Valley 
  • leading Native Adventure Company of Karakoram 
  • Pakistani Sherpas having climbed the peak more than 20 times 
  • Mountain vistas and view of all 8000m Peaks from the summit
  • Both guided and alpine-style Expedition 
  • Options for full board/all-inclusive or only Base Camp services
  • Additional Sherpa upon request
  • Fixed Departures are ideal if you are on a budget
  • both private expeditions and fixed departures 

 SERVICES

Services Included For Spantik Expedition

 

FULL BOARD SERVICE:

  • We have Vast and indigenous knowledge of mountain
  • Pakistani High Alitutue potters (HAP) with more than 20 times summits on Spantik Peak
  • All domestic flights and road transfers
  • All hotel accommodation (twin sharing room)
  • All trekking accommodation
  • All camping site and bridge fees
  • All trekking logistics (all tents, non-personal equipment, tools, etc)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)
  • Government climbing permit fees and paperwork
  • Waste management fees (government requirement)
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s), etc)
  • Porter for personal luggage (35 kgs)
  • First aid medicine kit (basic)
  • Satellite phone for emergencies
  • D3V sleeping tent, Toilet Tent, Shower Tent.
  • 3 oxygen bottles per person
  • high altitude porters between 2 members
  • high altitude tent
  • ropes, snow bars, ice screws,
  • high altitude food
  • EPI gases
  • BBQ at Spantik Peak BC

Services Not Included For Spantik Expedition

FULL BOARD SERVICE WHATS EXCLUDES:

  • In the case of emergency rescue
  • Summit bonus, high altitude cook, staff,
  • Personal Gear, equipment and apparels
  • Anything not mentioned in services included

 

THINGS TO CONSIDER

Spantik Peak Difficulty

 

Spantik is considered the easiest 7000m peak worldwide due to its non-technical climb. Spantik is no doubt a non-technical peak but it does not mean it is a trekking peak. Situated at the border of Shigar and Nagar valley Spantik peak is a serious undertaking for alpinists around the world. Spantik is the first big mountain with little technical difficulties and is free from absolute objective danger. Alpinists consider Spantik expedition difficulty, as an intermediate, Grade 2 mountain climb.

 

Spantik Peak Difficulty Camp Wise:

Camp 1 (5100m):  The route from base camp to camp 1 is initially on grass, gradually climb up a solid rocky ridge at camp 1. It is a steep climb of up to 3 hours with hiking shoes with no absolute difficulty.

 

Camp 2 (5650m):  Climbers have to put on their climbing shoes and crampons to venture into snow.  The climb from camp 1 to 2 is mostly on moderately angled snow but will require crossing random crevasses. Expedition members have to climb in rope teams while climbing from camp 1 to camp 2 to avoid the risk of crevasses. It can take  4-8 hours depending upon the snow level and weather.

 

Camp 3 (6295m): Scenic Camp 3 is situated on a wide plateau that affords incredible views of the Hindu Kush and Karakoram. The climb from camp 2 to camp 3 includes the steepest slopes on which a fixed-line will be placed for security during ascent and descent.

 

This is the most difficult day of the Spantik peak expedition, as the climbers have to cross the most technical part of the peak. Still, no extreme difficulty but has to use the Jumar for the 45-degree slope cum crevasses on a narrow ridge. Ropes are fixed at most difficult sections, till camp 3.

 

The Summit:

Camp 3 to the summit of Spantik usually takes around  8-12 hours and is mostly done in Alpine Style with group members teamed up in ropes. This section is vertical with thick snow till Spantik peak summit. The descent to camp 3 generally takes around 3 hours but climbers will aim to descend as low as possible.

 

Spantik Expedition Kit List

 

Bags  

Duffle Bag / Kit bag

One or two large duffel bags of 120L according to your needs. Suitcases and wheeled bags are NOT recommended a Dry stuff sacks will be helpful. 

Backpack rucksack

Approximately 70-80L to take your kit from basecamp to higher camps, carrying up to 15kg. Make sure it has a waterproof cover.

A day bag of 30 – 40L for trekking days

Padlocks x 2

For use on your kit bag during travel and on the expedition, plus any bag you may leave at the hotel.

 

Sleeping Gear

Sleeping Bags x 2

High Altitude sleeping bag 1 below -25°C

Base Camp Sleeping Bag 1 below – 15°C

On rotations you need two sleeping bags both must be good quality down specially for higher camps light weight is recommended.

Sleeping mats

We would recommend a full length self-inflating mat. We will provide one for Base Camp. A silk Sleeping bag liner is also recommended.

Headwear

Warm headgear x 2

Hat

Buff

A buff or Scarf is essential for protection from the sun and dust

Sunglasses

Two Set of quality sunglasses.

Ski goggles or Snow Glasses

Polarized Ski googles mandatory

Sunblock

Sunblock with highest SPF for 28 Days.

Lip Balm

A Good quality lip balm to protect from sunburn and harsh weather

 

Upper Body

Base layer x 3

As you prefer thermal is recommended for higher altitude.

Mid layer x 2

These are typically lightweight microfleeces or similar technology that provide varying degrees of warmth and insulation without being overly bulky or heavy to pack.

Full Sleeves Shirts

The sun can be extremely intense – we would recommend a collared, long sleeved shirt or T-shirt, for protection on the hotter days

Soft Shell and Hard Shell

A soft shell to protect from cold and hard shell from from wind  is also recommended

A lightweight Down Jacket

A lighter jacket for base camp, it will be helpful in additional layering as well

Waterproof top

A good Goretex hard-shell jacket, with sealed seams, provides effective defense against wind and rain as your outermost layer. This should be big enough to fit over your other layers.

Down jacket

This a must or you should have a climbing suite. It provides the best insulation and are worth every penny. They will keep you warm down to around -25C with a couple of layers underneath, the higher the ‘loft’, the better. Our guides usually wear a lighter down or Primaloft jacket underneath their down jackets for greater layering on summit day

Warm gloves

Few warm gloves for lower camps.

High altitude down mitts

Worn over liners for summit days on all 6,000m plus expeditions. Mitts provide more warmth than finger gloves. For extreme cold, down or Primaloft fill is recommended.

Waterproof mitts

Mandatory to bring it save form cold and frost bite

 

Lower Body  

Trekking pants or trousers

Good quality trekking trousers as you prefer.

Shorts

2 or 3 shorts

Waterproof overtrousers

Along with the waterproof jacket, these are an essential piece of kit to keep you dry. They should also be Goretex and hard-shell.

Thermal liner

An essential thermal insulation layer for your legs.

Underwear

Up to you

 

Feet

High altitude boots

Essential on all our high altitude expeditions, as they are the only way to avoid frostbite. Commonly known as ‘plastics’, these boots are double or triple layered to offer the best insulation and the warmest feet up high.

Recommended La Sportiva Spantik or any other brand suitable above 7,000m. your shoes must have space with two socks.  This the top one essential and we recommend not to compromise on boots. If you are using new boots wear it at home and get used to it.

Trekking Shoes

Trekking shoes with ankle support

Trekking socks x 4

Lighter weight wool is a good option.

High Altitude Socks

Minimum 3 pair of high altitude socks

High altitude liner 

 Gaiters / Shoe Cover

Protect the tops of your footwear from harsh conditions and provide some added insulation.

 

Technical Equipment

Climbing helmet

A plastic helmet is more suitable than some of the expanded foam helmets available. Fit to your head

Crampons

12-point mountaineering crampons with antiballing plates, they need to fit your specific plastic boots. Not ice climbing crampons.

Ice axe

A light weight ice axe.

Ascender & Descender

left or right handed, depending on your preference. One to use and one as a spare.

Figure of eight descenders.

Harness

A light weight harness

 

Medications  

Personal first aid kit

We recommend you come prepared with useful meds for yourself such as painkillers (Ibuprofen if you can take it and Paracetamol), plus blister plasters, plasters, antiseptic, rehydration sachets and any muscle rubs you wish to use. Personal medication keep this in your daypack.

 

 Miscellaneous 

  • Headtorch
  • Batteries
  • Knife
  • Camera
  • Trekking Pole
  • Water filter
  • Power Bank

 

The best time to climb Spantik peak is June to September, July and August is the best time to go for Spantik peak. In July and august the weather is normally dry and stable at daytime temperature ranges from 15-30 °C. But it is not always the pleasant weather sometimes it too cold and windy at nights’ temperature may drop below -20 °C.

Don’t forget to bring a copy of your own travel insurance details along with relevant contact numbers.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate insurance for this expedition, which must include medical evacuation and coverage up to the maximum altitude of this expedition.

Contact us for details about insurance.

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