Passu Peak 7478m Pakistan
Passu Peak 7478m
There are about 4/5 Passu Peaks in that range but two of them are above 7000 meters. Passu 1 is 7478m & Passu II is 7285m. The difference in hs is less than 200m so there is no difference in climbing timings and high camps.
Once out of Islamabad we will drive straight 12 hours on the Karakoram Highway to Chilas. From Chilas we’ll drive to Upper Hunza Valley and stay in Gulmit. Gulmit is an hour’s drive from Karimabad. At Gulmit we will leave our van and board on 4x4 jeeps to move towards our base camp. Our jeeps will drop us a Borit Lake, which is half an hour’s drive from Gulmit. Borit Lake will be our trek head. Here we will take our packs and start walking towards the first camping site Passu Ghar. The first day's trek is easy with marvelous views of Passu glacier. After 4 hours walk, we will be at Passu Ghar. It is a sandy, green place at Southern lateral moraine of Passu glacier. It is basically a summer pasture so we might find sheep, goats & yaks here.
From Passu Ghar we will walk upon the moraine and cross Passu glacier to reach Lazdur. The glacier crossing is easy as it is a regular route for the local shepherds. At Lazdur we will stop for lunch which will be a good opportunity before the steep ascends to reach Patundas. In total it is 5/6 hours walk/climb from Passu Ghar to Patundas. Patundas is a high place at 4200 meters. It is also a very good panoramic viewpoint for all the peaks in Hunza, upper Hunza & Shimshal valley.
Next morning we will descend down for ¾ hours to reach our base camp (3900m). There is also a seasonal mountain lake. This is an ideal green place for the base camp before the big white snowfield of the Passu Peaks. This place is also one of the base camps of Shispar 7611m.
After spending appropriate time here for acclimatization we will start establishing advance base camp on the snow. The first half an hour walk from the base camp is again on the moraine. After that, we will be on the glacier. On the glacier, it depends on the latest snow conditions that we will find ice or snow. If there is fresh snowfall then we have to walk on soft snow otherwise on the permanently settled glacier. Now for the advance base camp, there is no fixed place. It depends on the speed and mutual understanding of the expedition members. Water will be available here and we don’t need to melt snow. Approx. the h here will be about 4000m.
Now the real climb starts. The route between advance base camp to camp 1 is quite difficult, technical and full of crevasses and seracs. We may need to use ladders on some portions here so please try to bring mountain ladders with the other climbing equipment. Also, we need to fix a rope on a few places to cross the crevasses and on some traverses. As it is not a regular mountain like Spantik or G2 so we have to make our route our selves in many places. Which makes these peaks a bit harder than the known thousanders. Overall the climb is not very difficult but negotiating with crevasses and deep soft snow are the major hurdles on the mountain. Once the route is fixed by the high altitude porters and climbing leader it will take 4/5 hours to members to reach camp 1 from advance base camp. The h here will be around 4900 meters.
Route from camp 1 to camp 2 is not technical. Again HA porters and climbing leader will make the route first in deep snow and dump all the required equipment at camp 2. After that it will be max. 6/7 hours walk for the members. The first two hours' walk is on a flat white snowfield after that there is an ascend of 4 hours. There is no need to fix any rope in between camp 1 and camp 2 except one point of 25/30 meters. Arrive camp 2 at 5700m. It is a flat place on deep snow.
Camp three is a big white snowfield and it will take the party about 6/7 hours, once the route is broken by the leaders. Climb to Camp 3 is gradual with occasional possibilities of hidden crevasses. No need of rope fixing anywhere. Approx. h at camp 3 is 6600m.
From camp 3, it is 7/8 hours climb to reach the summit of Passu 2 (7285m). The route is safe and non-technical but in deep snow. For Passu 1 (7478m) we need to establish camp 4 on the way because it is not possible from camp 3 to reach the summit of Passu 1 and come back to camp 3 in one day. The route is same like as for the Passu 2. Soft deep snow and no crevasses but there is a steep ascent of about 200+ meters before the summit of Passu 1 (7478m). Camp 4 will be at 6900 meters just in the start of the last ascend.
Overview of Passu Peak Expedition
Day To Mode Stay
1 Departure for Pakistan
2 Arrive Islamabad AC van hotel
3 Islamabad AC van hotel
4 Chilas AC van hotel
5 Gulmit AC van hotel
6 Passu Ghar Jeep/trekCamp 1
7 Lazdur trek Camp 2
8 Patundas trek Camp 3
9 Passu Peak BC trek Camp 4
10--34 BC, 25 days Climbing Camp 5-29
35 Patundas trek Camp 30
36 Passu Ghar trek Camp 31
37 Gulmit trek/jeephotel
38 Chilas AC van hotel
39 Islamabad AC van hotel
40 Islamabad AC van hotel
Meet our guide and drive to the hotel. Check Inn and if time allows us we will visit Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Dinner at Moanl drive back to night stay in the hotel.
Fly to Gilgit to Drive to Chillas.
Drive to Islamabad International Airport & fly to Gilgit. 45 minutes scenic flight over Karakoram range & Nanga Parbat 8126m.
Arrive at Gilgit. Breakfast/Lunch & drive to Gulmit village. If flight cancel, we will drive to Chillas via Naran Kaghan/ Besham.
Lunch en route. After Lunch drive to Chillas via Lulusar Lake & Babusar Pass.
Arrive at Chillas dinner and night stay in the hotel.
Chillas to Gulmit or Rest Day in Gulmit Village.
If flight operate then this day, we will visit Gojal valley. Or drive to Gilgit along with KKH and Indus River.
Stop at Nanga Parbat viewpoint and at the worlds three mountain ranges junction point (Karakoram, Himalaya & Hindukush).
Arrive at Gilgit for lunch. After Lunch drive to Gulmit valley along with Hunza river & KKH. Arrive at Passu dinner & night stay in the hotel.
Gulmit to Passu Ghar
Breakfast and drive to Borith village. Start trekking toward Passu Ghar.
Arrive at Passu Ghar lunch & free time.
Dinner and night stay in the camp.
Passu Ghar to Lazdur
Breakfast and trek to Lazdur along with Batura glacier.
Arrive at Lazdur for lunch, after lunch rest Dinner & night stay in the camp.
Lazdur to Patundas.
Breakfast & Trek to Patundas.
Lunch en route.
Arrive at Patundas for dinner & night stay in the camp.
Patundas to Passu Peak Base camp.
Breakfast & trek to Passu Peak base camp. Arrive at Passu Peak Base camp for lunch. After lunch setup the base camp.
Dinner and night stay in the camps.
These days are for climbing.
Passu Peak to Patundas
Breakfast and trek back to Patundas.
Arrive at Patundas for diner and night stay.
Patundas to Passu Ghar
Breakfast and trek back to Passu Ghar.
Arrive at Passu Ghar for dinner and night stay in the camp.
Passu Ghar to Gilgit
Breakfast and trek back to Borith village. Lunch at Gulmit and drive to Gilgit.
Arrive at Gilgit for dinner and night stay in the hotel.
Gilgit to Islamabad or drive to Naran
Drop to Gilgit airport and fly back to Islamabad.
Arrive at Islamabad lunch and rest. Dinner and night stay in the hotel.
If flight cancel, we will drive to Naran.
Lunch en route arrive at Naran for dinner and night stay in the hotel.
Rest Day in Islamabad or Naran to Islamabad.
Breakfast and shopping in Islamabad. Or drive to Islamabad via Kaghan and Mansehra.
Lunch en route.
Arrive at Islamabad for dinner and night stay.
Breakfast and drop to the airport as per flight time.
Fly back to home destination.
Liaison with ministry of tourism in Islamabad for permit process and measurement of Liaison officer.
Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.
Clearance of cargo before arrival of the team and its storage.
Assistance upon arrival/departure.
Welcome reception (briefing)/farewell meeting (debriefing) at Alpine Club of Pakistan.
Hotel accommodation at tourist class hotels at Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Chilas and Skardu with all meals.
All meals during trek and 45 days at B.C
Porterage of 75 kg per person of expedition equipment and high-altitude food etc. to the B.C and 50 kg per person on return from BC.
Road transfers between airport/hotel and within city as per itinerary.
Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess, kitchen and toilet tent with tables/field stools and camping ground fees.
Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
Wages and basic kit of guide, Srdar, cook and assistant(s).
Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
Porterage at airports, hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
Letter of guarantee on behalf of team/client for environmental bond for USD 1000.
Mail handling/forwarding to BC/overseas except postage charges.
Reconfirmation of air tickets.
Above quotation is based on present porter rates and valid for 2019.
All expenses of Gov. Liaison officer
International & domestic airfare, airport tax, excess baggage charges.
Surface transfers in case of flight cancellations to the kick off point.
High altitude porters/any crew above BC.
Tents, sleeping bags, personal and climbing equipment of any kind beyond base camp including high altitude food and oxygen.
Hiring of HAPs, nner(s) and any other crew as per requirement. (Wages and kit to be arranged by the team).
Medications ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges of any kind.
Room services, laundry, beverages, phone/communication bills and items of personal nature.
Insurance liability of member(s) and other under force majeure conditions.
Clearing agent charges.
Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.
Porters and staff tips
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