K12 Peak 7,665 meters (25,148 ft)

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K12 is a mountain range in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan which is part of the Karakoram mountain range. K12 peak is also known as Chogolisa. K12 is one of the most challenging peaks in the world to climb due to its steep and complex landscape. The first climbed K12 by a Japanese team under the direction of Yoshio Ogata in 1974. The team member consisted of 10 climbers including Tsuneo Shigehiro, Y Ishizaka, and H Watanabe. K12 was one of the first peaks in the Karakoram range above 7,600 meters (24,934 feet) to be successfully climbed and it was considered an important victory in mountaineering history. Many climbers attempts have attempted to climb K12 since the first ascent but very few have been successful. It takes a lot of technical skill and expertise to attempt the peak's climbing route due to its difficulty of route. The K12 route has technical aspects requiring attentive management and a high level of physical fitness and as well as steep ice and rock climbing. K12 still attracts some of the best climbers in the world and thousands of attempts are made to reach the summit each year. Trekking routes of the K12 ascend to the mountain's base camp and the mountain is also a well-liked place for hiking and trekking. Adventure seekers frequently choose the climb to the K12 base camp because it offers breathtaking views of the mountain and its surrounding glaciers.

Itinerary

Arrival Islamabad and transfer to hotel.
Welcome reception or Briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
Fly to Skardu or drive to Chilas
Sight seen in Skardu final packing for the Expedition.
Preparations (porters hiring & local purchasing)
By jeeps drive to Askole (6-7 hrs)
Trek to Julla
Trek to Paiyu
Trek to Urdukas
Trek to base camp
days reserved for climbing K12 Peak
Trek back to Urdukas
trek back to Paiyu
Trek back to Julla
trek back to Askole
By jeeps drive to Skardu (6-7 hrs)
Drive to Chilas
Drive to Islamabad
Debriefing/Farewell at Ministry of Tourism
Embark your international flight

Services

Lodging at base camp (single supplement)
Full base camp with dinning tent, bathroom, showers & solar charge
All internal/domestic transport
All domestic flights
50kgs (110 lbs) personal baggage
All meals during trek and at base camp (B,L,D)
Group emergency equipment/satellite phone service with fixed calling charge
Two nights stay in Islamabad hotel on arrival and two on return (bed & breakfast only)
Staff insurance (guide, cook, kitchen staff, assistant(s) & porters etc)
Experienced cook from Pakistan
Kitchen staff
Porters for all expedition supplies
Solar power at base camp
Electricity generator (backup for high voltage devices)
International airfare
Permit/royalty fee according to number of persons
Personal climbing equipment, clothing & sleeping equipment
Group climbing gear (rope, ice crew, snow bar, EPI gas, cooking pots and others)
Mountain climbing rescue and evacuation insurance policy - mandatory
Lodging and meals above base camp
Any service above base camp
Communication radio (walkie talkie)
Weather reports
Personal equipment cargo to/from Islamabad
Pakistan visa fee
Tips/gratuities to staff, cook, assistant(s) of US$ 250 per person in total
Meals in Islamabad
Extra hotel nights after the climb
Trip cancellation insurance
All expenses incurred in the event of early wind-up/summit (extra hotel nights, meals at hotels, evacuation)
Charges incurred due to delays beyond the control of Apricot Tours (Force majeure)
Personal communication (phone, fax, e-mail) between Pakistan and home country.

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