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Ultar Peak

Fact Sheet

Days:45 Location:Gilgit-Baltistan
 Max Altitude:7388m Season:May – Sep
 Country:Pakistan Group Size:2-16

Trip Introduction

Ultar Peak is the southeasternmost major peak of the Batura Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram range. It lies about 10 km northeast of the Karimabad Hunza Pakistan. The precariously dangerous Ultar Peak is another attraction for adventuring mountaineers with a height of about 7388 meters Ultar Peak has taken many lives of mountaineers. Indeed, it portrays the most challenging of climbs which many have tried and failed. It can be reached from Hunza Karimabad where irrigation canals can be seen carrying the grey glacial water from the Ultar stream and Glacier, descending from Ultar Peak, which towers dramatically above the Baltit Fort.

The glacial water from Ultar carries brightly reflecting mica and other minerals, locally called “water flowers”, which give the liquid a glittering life of its own even as it quietly slips by in an irrigation canal miles away from the steep ‘Ultar Nala’. Near Karimabad and Baltit you can see Bubelimating (“Bubela’s Peak”), a granite pinnacle and next to it is the rounded Ultar Peak which frustrated all climbers. The narrow gorge of Ultar conceals pastures and a glacier that cannot be seen from the valley floor. The walk up Ultar’s steep nala can be an unforgettable experience. Nonetheless, Ultar seems to be a peculiar crucible for the foreigners who approach it.

Day 1: Arrival Islamabad, overnight hotel.

Day 2: Briefing at Ministry of Tourism, overnight hotel

Day 3: Drive to Chilas on Karakuram Highway (Mini Bus/Jeep), overnight hotel

Day 4: Drive to Karimabad – Shahabad  (by jeep), overnight camp

Day 5: Trek to Shmir Harar. overnight camp

Day 6: Trek to bath Bakor. overnight camp

Day 7: Trek to Ultar Peak Basecamp. overnight camp

Day 8-37: Reserved for climbing activities. Camp

Day 38: Trek back to Basecamp. Camp

Day 39: Trek back to Bath Bakor. Camp

Day 40: Trek back to Shamir Harar, Camp

Day 41: Trek to Shahabad – Karimabad, overnight hotel.

Day 42: Drive to Chilas, overnight hotel

Day 43: Drive to Islamabad. overnight hotel

Day 44: Debriefing at Ministry of Toursim, Islamabad, overnight hotel

Day 45: Departure of next destination

What is include in services?

  1. Liaison with ministry of tourism in Islamabad for permit process and measurement of Liaison officer.
  2. Process of import and export permit from ministry of tourism.
  3. Clearance of cargo before arrival of the team and its storage.
  4. Welcome reception and meeting at Alpine Club of Pakistan in Islamabad.
  5. Hotel accommodation and meals as per given hotels in itinerary.
  6. All meals during Trek and at base camp.
  7. All road transfers. And sightseeing as per itinerary. Porterage of 75 kg per person of expedition equipment and high altitude food etc. To BC and 50 kg per person on return from base camp.
  1. Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess, kitchen and toilet tent with tables, stools and camping ground fee.
  2. Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
  3. Wages and basic kit of guide, Sardar, cook and assistant.
  4. Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
  5. Mail handling/ forwarding to BC.
  6. Reconfirmation of air ticket.
  7. All expenses of Liaison officer.
  8. Pollution fee 200 $
  9. CKNP fee 68 $ per person.

What is not Include in service?

  1. International air ticket and air port taxes.
  2. Visa fee to Pakistan and personal insurance of the client.
  3. Cargo fee and custom charges for import and export.
  4. Sleeping bags, personal clothing and climbing gear of any kind beyond base camp including high altitude food and oxygen.
  5. Room services, laundry, beverages, personal phone calls and soft drinks.
  6. Medications ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges ( ca, 10,000 $) etc.
  7. Food above base camp for members and high altitude porters etc.
  8. Porters and staff tips.
  9. Any other services which is not mentioned in given Services include.

Hotels

Islamabad:Envoy Hotel/ Grand Regency Hotel
Besham:PTDC Motel
Karimabad:Hunza Embassy/Hunza Baltit Inn
Gilgit: PTDC Motel

Price

Starting price:  Euro
Maximum price:   Euro.

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