"In life, there's always a mountain to conquer." Pemba Jangbu Sherpa

Broad Peak

Elevation            :     26,400 feet (8,047 meters)
Location             :     Pakistan/China, Asia
Lat/Lon               :     35.81600°N/76.56200°E
Duration             :     44 days
Best Seasons    :     Sep-Nov, Mar-May

Broad Peak is the 4th highest peak in Pakistan and the 12th highest peak of the world. The height of main peak is 8,051 meters/26,414 feet. This is located in the Karakoram Range in Northeastern Pakistan. The mountain is located along the western Baltoro glacier between K2 and Gasherbrum IV.
Broad Peak is named for the breadth of its summit, but the locals call it Falchan Kangri (The broader peak). The route to the summit involves a 3,150 meter ascent from the base camp on the West Spur and North Ridge. This involves some scrambling weaves of snow and rock to the crest of Spur. The route beyond is entirely on glacier, with occasional ice walls over 7,500 meters. A well defined route leads from the Col at 7,800 to the summit. Broad Peak is situated approximately 9 kilometers from K-2 along the Baltoro Glacier with the approach route from Skardu and the Village of Askole. An Austrian expedition team was the first to summit this peak in 1957 and did so without porters or supplemental oxygen.

Trip Itinerary

Broad Peak daily itinerary or scroll down: 

Day 1 - Islamabad: Arrival and accommodation in a simple, private hotel in Rawalpindi / Islamabad - For security reasons we avoid the big international chains. Expedition Briefing.
Day 2 - A full day remains for us to get to know Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Organization and preparation of the expedition.
Day 3 - Optional flight to Skardu (approx USD150 extra cost): Recommended for all who know the land. Otherwise, by bus via the Karakorum Highway to Chilas. From Besham, a small market town, where we eat lunch and begin the most impressive part of the trip through the dizzying gorge of the Indus.
Day 4 - Travel to Skardu (2280 m).  Stay at the cosy K2 Motel, with stunning views about the Indus Valley.
Day 5 - Jeep to Satparalake with its crystal clear water, from where we will take a half-day acclimatization hike with views of the mountains of the Karakoram. The expedition leader remains in Skardu and takes care of last formalities.
Day 6 - Travel by jeep to the lovely Shigar Valley on the DasuBraldu gorge. Depending on the conditions of the road we may travel viaAskole. If the Bralduis flooded than we possibly stop at Thongal (2885 m).
Day 7 to Day 12 - Baltoro Trekking: The 6-day trek begins. Jola (3025 m) then on toBraldu along to Paiju (3370 m), a green island facing the Trango Towers. After a day of rest we enter the 60-kilometer-long Baltoro Glacier. We visitUrdukas (4050 m) and Goro II (4150 m).  We then go to the Place de la Concorde (4650 m) with the gigantic K2 (8611 m) in the background. Two hours trek from the Place de la Concorde to our base camp (4900 m) on the lateral moraine of the Godwin Austen Glacier.
Day 13 to Day 21 - Acclimatization: We will work in different groups on the mountain and all pull together to drive forward the ascension process. The minimum height reached should not exceed 7000m.
Day 22 to Day 36 - Broad peak ascent: 15 days are set aside for the actual ascent of Broad peak. The schedule depends on the weather and the individual state of the participants. Additional time for acclimatization and delays caused by the weather are provided. The climb is expected to be as follows: Day 1 to Camp 2 (6200m) Day 2 to Camp 3 (7100m) and on the 3rd day to the summit, descend to camp on Day 4 3/2 and further down to base camp ,
Day 37 to Day 40 - Retreat: A final highlight is imminent: on the Vigne Glacier and the Ali camp we reach the Gondokoro La Pass (5650 m). The steep ascent to Husbang brings us back to Hushe to civilization. Six hours scenic drive through the green Hushe Valley back to Skardu. Accommodation as at the K2 Motel.
Day 41 + 42 - Return to Rawalpindi. If the weather is not good, we need to start the return journey in 24 hours over the Karakoram Highway.
Day 43 -  Day debriefing in the Ministry of Tourism and leisure in Rawalpindi, but also as a reserve day for the return journey.
Day 44  - Fly home

Service include

  • Organisation of the expedition
  • Climbing permit
  • Travel costs of liaison officer
  • Environmental fee Baltistan-Gilgit
  • Transfer to basecamp and back including. 40 kg personal luggage
  • Airport pickup in Islamabad
  • Accommodation 2 nights in Islamabad and upto 4 nights in Skardu
  • Half board during the trip from Islamabad to Skardu and back
  • Drive in Islamabad-Skardu-Islamabad in aircon bus
  • Trekking to basecamp and back
  • Trekking: double accommodation in tent
  • Trekking: Full board during the trek (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner)
  • Boiled water during the trek (mornings, afternoon, evening and night at campsites)
  • Extensive first aid kit + pulse oximeter + medical oxygen
  • Basecamp, personal tent (single accommodation)
  • Dinning tent and kitchen tent - Pakistani kitchen team
  • Full board at basecamp for max. 20 days
  • Kitchen tent and cutlery in basecamp
  • Toilette tent(s) and showering tent
  • Solar power system with battery
  • SAT-phone (charge US$2 per minute and per SMS)
  • Fixed ropes (aprox. 1,5 km)
  • Fixing gear as pitons and snowpegs
  • High camp tents (3 campsites, C1-C2-C3)
  • Double accommodation in tent at highcamps
  • Camp gear as MSR reactor stoves, pots and gas –
  • Food: noodles, soups, bread and some freeze dried food)
  • 1 Climbing Sherpa per member  
  • Climbing Sherpa insurance, equipment kit and insurance
  • Emergency packages for highcamps*
  • Emergency oxygen at highcamp*

Cost excludes

  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Transfers to and from the in country airport if flights
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides & sherpa summit bonus.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.