Shipton Spire 5,881 meters (19,295 feet)


Shipton Spire is also known as Spantik Peak. It is located in the Spantik-Sosbun mountains of the Karakoram range in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It is nearly 5,881 meters (19,295 feet) above sea level. Shipton Spire is a favored climbing location for mountaineers and climbers. Shipton Spire is attracting professional climbers who are seeking a challenging climb. There are numerous and fairly challenging to very difficult routes to climb the highest point and it usually takes a number of days to complete the climb. The peak is famous for the amazing views of the ice and mountain ranges in the area. The village of Arandu which is situated in the Gilgit-Baltistan region from where the ascent of the Shipton Spire often begins. From Askoli Village as well climbers usually find their way to base camp at the mountain's base and start their ascent. The ascent requires a highly trained mountaineering kit and technical knowledge. Dr. Karl Kramer's along with the Austrian-German expedition achieved the very first ascent of the mountain in 1955. Since then, numerous foreign expeditions attempted the ascent of Shipton Spire and succeeded.


Arrival Islamabad and transfer to hotel.
Fly to Skardu via PK-451 ( In case weather not support Drive from Islamabad - Chilas
Drive from Chilas to Skardu
Sight seen in Skardu final packing for the Expedition.
Drive to Askoli by Jeep
Trek to Jhula
trek to paiju (3,380m) 6 hours walk
Trek to Shipton Base Camp
Acclimatation/Climbing Day
Trek back to Koro Fong
Trek to Askoli ,Drive to Skardu by Jeep
Fly to Islamabad ,subject to weather Drive to Chils
Drive from Chilas to Islamabad
Onward to your own Distinations


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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