Charakusa Valley

  Charakusa Valley


Duration
37 days

Tour Type
Rock Climbing

Overview

The Charakusa Valley is located in the Karakoram Range, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan at a very high altitude with its base camp around 4500 m above sea level, to the east of the Biafo Glacier and west of the Baltoro Glacier. It is surrounded by towering peaks, including K6, K7, and Link Sar. The remote location, rugged terrain, and spectacular scenery make it a popular destination for mountaineers, trekkers, and adventure enthusiasts. The expedition typically begins with participants gathering in Islamabad. From there, they start the journey towards the Karakoram Range. After travelling for a while, the group arrives at the village of Askoli, where the trek into Charakusa Valley begins. The trekking route takes participants through diverse terrain, including lush green valleys, harsh mountain passes, glaciers and rivers. Along the way, trekkers may also experience the rich culture and hospitality of the local Balti people. Climbing in Charakusa Valley brings several challenges, including extreme weather conditions, high altitude, and technical climbing routes. However, the reward of summitting in the valley, surrounded by panoramic views of the Karakoram Range, is an unforgettable experience that makes the challenges worthwhile.

Services

Include

1. Flight from Islamabad to Skardu and Skardu to Islamabad.
2. Drive by Jeep Skardu to Askoli and return Askoli to Skardu.
3. Porters/ Mule to carry luggage where the jeep cannot reach.
4. Pick and drop from the airport to the Hotel and vice versa.
5. 2 nights stay at 3*/4* Hotel in Islamabad (bed & breakfast).
6. 2 nights stay at Hotel in Hushe.
7. Welcome Dinner will be served restaurant in Islamabad.
8. Royalty and permit from the Pakistan Government for the expedition.
9. Map for Trekking and climbing.
10. Porters carry up to 60 Kg of personal baggage.
11. 3 meals a day along with comfortable accommodation in a hotel/ lodge/ tents.
12. All Necessary Camping equipment.
13. At Base Camp a mattress and pillow per individual, a dining tent, a kitchen tent, a communication tent, a Toilet, a staff tent, a tent for Pakistani base camp staff, store tents, tables and chairs and all necessary cooking gear.
14. Experienced and well-trained Cook & Kitchen Helpers.
15. Twin sharing tents for members.
16. Heating system in the dining tent and other necessary tents.
17. Solar panel/ electricity generator.
18. Medical and first aid kit.
19. Professional and experienced Tour guide.
20. Taxes and fees required for necessary tools.
21. Farewell dinner.

Exclude

1. Airfare for international flights.
2. Pakistan visa fee.
3. Sleeping bags, Oxygen masks and personal climbing equipment.
4. Minibars will not be provided while staying in hotels or while travelling.
5. Distinct Items for an individual which we provide collectively like rooms are provided for two members. Extra charges may apply.
6. Group climbing gear (rope, ice crew, snow bar, EPI gas, cooking pots and others)
7. Insurance policy for mountain climbing rescue and evacuation which is mandatory.
8. Lodging and meals and after base camp
9. Meals in Islamabad other than breakfast.
10. All costs arising from the necessity of an early conclusion or summit attempt (additional hotel nights, hotel meals, and evacuation expenses).
11. Costs resulting from unforeseeable delays beyond our companys control (Force majeure).
12. Phone, fax, email or any personal communication from Pakistan to the home country.

Full Board Service

1. Flight from Islamabad to Skardu and Skardu to Islamabad.
2. Drive by Jeep Skardu to Hushe and return Hushe to Skardu.
3. Porters/ Mule to carry luggage where the jeep cannot reach.
4. Pick and drop from the airport to the Hotel and vice versa.
5. 2 nights stay at 3*/4* Hotel in Islamabad (bed & breakfast).
6. 2 nights stay at Hotel in Hushe.
7. Welcome Dinner will be served restaurant in Islamabad.
8. Payment of all Government taxes in Pakistan.
9. Royalty and permit from the Pakistan Government for the expedition.
10. Porters carry up to 60 Kg of personal baggage.
11. 3 meals a day along with comfortable accommodation in a hotel/ lodge/ tents.
12. All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
13. Experienced and well-trained Cook & Kitchen Helpers.
14. Twin sharing tent for members.
15. At Base Camp a mattress and pillow per individual, a dining tent, a kitchen tent, a communication tent, a Toilet, a staff tent, a tent for Pakistani base camp staff, store tents, tables and chairs and all necessary cooking gear.
16. Heating system in the dining tent and other necessary tents.
17. Solar panel/ electricity generator.
18. 2 oxygen bottles of 4 litres initially and more on-demand with extra cost.
19. Oxygen masks.
20. High camp services include High Altitude Tents, cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, all climbing and cooking crew, group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope.
21. Satellite Phone for emergency communication available with appropriate charge.
22. Communication from base camp to mountain and vice versa through walkie-talkie.
23. Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permission.
24. Medical and first aid kit.
25. Certificates will be issued after climbing by the Pakistani Alpine Club.
26. Farewell dinner


Itinerary

After the member arrives in Islamabad from their places, they will be picked up from the airport by our team and will be transferred to the hotel and allowed to rest and prepare for further travel on the next day.
In the morning flight from Islamabad to Skardu, we will leave. From the flight, we will reach Skardu by noon. In case of cancellation of a flight due to weather conditions or any other reason, we have arrangements to drive by road. We will reach Skardu in the next two days in case of travel by road. Our itinerary will be one day ahead of this case.
A day free in Skardu for documentation and other formalities. We may also visit some nearby places in Skardu for sightseeing after completing the formalities and we may have a glimpse of the beauty of Skardu.
Hushe is the last village directly approachable by road. It is located at a height of 3050 m from sea level and a distance of 168.7 km from Skardu District. Our mode of transport from Skardu to Hushe will be by Jeep and it will take about 5 to 6 hours via Shyok River Road.
Our trekking starts from here. Sharicho(3400m) can be reached in 4 to 5 hours of trekking. During our walk, we can also see the Masherbrum which is included in the 7000 m peaks with a height of 7821m.
Our trek continues from Sharicho to Spangser 4000m which is also known as Bolongpa. We can also have views of Niza Peak, Sigret Peak and several other peaks.
On day 7, we will start the trek in the morning. Our destination will be the K6-K7 base camp(4600m). From Spangser it will take a few hours to reach the K6-K7 base camp. We will spend the night in camp.
We will start climbing from this day and continue our climb for at least 25 days. This specific time includes ascending the Charakusa Valley Peaks as well as descending back to base camp. We have included contingency time as well in case of any weather issue or any other time-consuming occurrence. The team of Mountain Tiger Treks and Tours will be assisting throughout the expedition.
We will start descending from day 33. On this day, we will trek back down to Shaircho.
We will start our trek in the early morning towards Hushe from Shaircho. By reaching there, instead of camping here, will drive directly by jeep to Skardu. For the night our accommodation will be in the Hotel.
The flight typically occurs in the morning. So, we will reach Islamabad by noon on day 19. After reaching Islamabad, you are allowed to take a rest in the hotel.
In case of any flight cancellation due to weather issues or any other issue, we will reach Islamabad this day. Otherwise, we can utilize this day to explore Islamabad. We will be having a farewell dinner in Skardu or Islamabad as well.
All members are free to go to their places. Our staff will transfer you all to the airport.

Terms & Conditions

1. Early Bird Discount:

The given prices are the discount offers for holidays and are limited. These prices may be changed accordingly. The local services providers and airlines as well as hotels increase prices in the season. So early reservation cost us less price.


2. Limited Space in Peak Months:

The peak months of the year attract a great amount of national and international tourists and hence sold out earlier. We will have a maximum of 15 travellers in one group. Our registration is on a first come first serve basis.


3. Limited Flight Seats:

We use the deposit to book your domestic flight in advance because domestic flight seats for the Himalayas and the Karakoram sell out very quickly in the peak season. Another reason is that there are only two flights in a day.


4. Pay Balance after arrival in Pakistan:

You may have concerns regarding paying your final balance. According to our policy, we receive your final balance only once you arrive in Pakistan. Deposit is the only Payment before arriving in Pakistan.


5. Pay Minimum Deposit:

The advance payment for the holidays also incorporates early bird discounts and may change automatically based on the late deposit schedule. The same dates in the schedule will be applicable for the next season's deposit as well.


Advance Deposit for Pakistani Nationals:

The advance deposit for Pakistani Nationals is PKR 100,000 or 30 % of the total price whichever is greater. The deposit amount is nonrefundable.


Extra Stays at Base Camp:

•For Extra Stays at base camp, extra charges will be charged.
01-04 pax US $ 130/. Per person per day
04-06 pax US $ 100/. Per person per day
06-08 pax US $ 90/. Per person per day
• If Government of Pakistan demands for any fee or new condition ensuing extra, the same will be charged in addition to normal Package offer.


• Reservations and Advance Payments:
For the confirmation of your reservation, you have to pay your advance into our account 50 days before the arrival of the group/ client in Pakistan. The rest of amount will be received once you arrived in Pakistan.

• Mountain Tigers Treks and tours
reserves the right to deduct, in respect of hotel reservation, confirmation of airline ticket, documentation and other necessary works which are being done before the arrival of client.

• 25% of the total amount will be deducted in case of cancellation in less than 15 days before the arrival date. If cancellation is made in less than 30 days, 10% of the amount will be deducted as in shape of paper works. Mountain Tigers trek and tours reserves this right.

• Anyone deciding to abandon after arrival, or may want to leave the trip during the expedition or tour, due to health issue or any other issue, will not be eligible for any refund. The same policy is applicable in case of entire group. If the group abandons or completes the trip early than the itinerary. No money will be refunded.


Refund Policy for All Deposit:

The deposited amount is non-refundable once it is paid. Because this amount will be spent in making all the arrangements. This deposited amount is also nonrefundable in case of Pakistani clients.


• Balance: Only pay the balance on the first day after arrival in Pakistan according to the Payment guidelines which will be shared later.


• Currency: International clients have the option to pay in US Dollar (USD). Or they may also pay in Euros (EUR) or Pound Sterling (GBP). Pakistani clients have the option to pay the equivalent amount in Pakistani Rupees (PKR).


• Single Supplement: Separate rooms will cost extra charge of 290 USD. This includes all hotel nights.


For separate tents, it will cost the extra charge of 180 USD including additional porterage cost. Both the payments must be made with the balance upon arrival


LIABILITIES:

Mountain tiger treks and tour endeavors to ensure comfort and safety during tours. However, the company is not liable for injury, damage, death, loss, accidents, delays, public disturbances, or any other unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control.

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Tour Information

Max Guests
7
Min Age
18+
Tour Location
Charakusa Valley
Languages Support
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