Latok II 7,108 meters (23,320 ft)


Latok II is one of the high peaks in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan that is part of the Karakoram range of the Himalayas. The Latok II peak is one of the 2nd highest peaks among the Latok group peaks and has an evaluation of 7,108 meters (23,320 feet). Latok II is known as one of the most difficult summits in the world to climb due to its route has tough sections that involve icy steep, rock climbing and the climber must have a high level of physical fitness and careful navigation. A Japanese group of climbers did the initial ascent on Latok II in 1977 but they were unable to make it to the summit. Several attempts to climb the mountain but just a few of them have been successful summit. The first successful ascent of Latok II was made in 1979 by a team of Americans led by Jim Donini. The team consisted of Michael Kennedy, George Lowe, and Jeff Lowe. It takes a lot of technical talent and expertise to attempt the peak's climbing route due to its extreme difficulty. Latok II keeps attracting some of the best climbers in the world considering its challenges and many attempts are made to reach the summit each year. There are many trekking trails that lead to the mountain's base, and the mountain is also a popular destination for hiking and trekking. Trekkers often choose the climb to Latok II base camp because it provides breathtaking views across the mountain and its surrounding glaciers.


Upon arrival met and transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi
An early morning flight to Skardu. If flight does not operate due to bad weather same day we will drive by road to Skardu spending a night in between. Flight time 1 hours Altitude 2300m
If flight is not possible on day three this day will be use to travel by road. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Free day at Skardu for sightseeing and exploration. Staff will make final arrangement.
Early in the morning board in the jeeps and drive to Askole Following the Braldo river. Seven to eight hours drive will bring you to Askole Village. Pitch you tents for overnight. Staff will distribute the loads into 25kg for the porters and mark the tag numbers for each load. This load will be handover to porters in the morning, when the trek start. Overnight camping Drive time 7-8 hours
After an early breakfast, start your first day of trek with dozen of porters to Korophong, snout of Biafo Glacier. Overnight camping. Trek 4-5 hours
Trek to Jhulla upper point.
A short trek will bring you to the base of Biacherahi Tower. Overnight camping. Trek 3-4 hours
We have about three week to climb Biacherahi Tower. Your camping staff will be always at your service at base camp. As this is very must technical climb, so you will be on your own for entire three week of climb.
Two days will bring us back in Skardu. Overnight tents and hotel.
Free day in Skardu to rest and explore the Skardu town.
We will again try to fly from Skardu (depending on the weather) If flight does not operate drive to Besham. Overnight hotel.
In six hours we will be in Islamabad. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Sightseeing or day at leisure.
Transfer to airport for your flight back home.


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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