Trango Tower (6286m)



Trango-Tower (9)



Trango-Tower (10)

Trango Tower in one of the most spectacular mountain regions on earth with rock walls soaring seemingly endlessly upwards. The well-known rock spire, Trango Tower, is on the same ridgeline as we are taking to Great Trango’s summit and our route passes directly beneath Trango’s needle like structure.

Great Trango looks almost un climbable from the Baltoro glacier but a route of only moderate difficulty exists by following an approach gully to Trango’s base, then by following the NW ridge we gain the summit snow plateau and the summit. Great Trango was the scene of the remarkable Base Jump completed in the ‘Base Climb’ video and our route of ascent is the same as the climbers in the film took to begin their incredible leap. We will, however, be taking a more subdued approach to descending by reversing our ascent route!

The climbing consists of a 500m climb to camp one via a large gully leading to a huge boulder, which protects the campsite from any rock fall. The next stage is a climb up moderate snow and rock slopes crossing beneath Trango Tower and along to meet the NW ridge and the site of camp two. There can be no more spectacular and picturesque campsite in any mountain range than this one. Rock towers soar all around and the peaks of the upper Baltoro valley will come into view. The summit day from here follows a knife-edge ridge to a small ice cliff, which leads us onto the summit snowfields and a few hours later the summit itself.

Day 01 Islamabad:
Arrival Islamabad
Day 02 Islamabad -Skardu/Chilas:
Fly to Skardu. In case of cancellation of flight drive to Chilas (12-14 hrs drive)
Day 03 Chilas – Skardu:
Day free at Skardu. If your are driving, complete road journey (7–8 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route has good view of Nanga Parbat (8125m)
Day 04 Skardu:
Briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan.
Day 05 Skardu – Askole (3000m):
Jeep drive to Askole (5-6 hrs)
Day 06-09
Trek to Trango Base Camp.
Day 06 Askoli – Jola (3300m/5 hrs/trek)
Day 07 Jola – Payu (3240m/5-6 hrs/trek)
Day 08 Rest day at Payu for acclimatization
Day 09 Payu – Trango Base Camp (4200m/6-7 hrs/trek)
Day 10-30 20 days for acclimatization and climbing
Day 31-34 Trek back to Skardu follow the same route
Day 35 Islamabad/Chilas:
Fly to Islamabad. In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas
Day 36 Islamabad:
Leisure day at Islamabad. In case of driving, complete rod journey from Chilas to Islamabad
Day 37 Fly Out:
Transfer to airport for onward flight


  • Liaison with Gilgit Baltistan tourism department for climbing permit process.
  • Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.
  • Clearance of cargo before arrival of the team and its storage.
  • Assistance upon arrival/departure.
  • Briefing/Debriefing at Tourism Deportment.
  • Hotel accommodation in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Chilas and Skardu.
  • All meals during trek and at B.C. as per itinerary.
  • 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 English speaking guide, sardar, 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.
  • Mail handling/forwarding to BC/overseas except postage charges.
  • Hiring of HAPs, mail runner (s) and any other crew as per requirement. (Wages and kit to be arranged by the team).
  • Pollution and Environmental fee or any other fee required to be paid to the Government of Pakistan.
  • A bottle of mineral water per person per day basis in cities.
  • Climbing Permit fee
  • Liaison Officer kit and equipment, allowances, travel, hotels, meals and insurance and his personal expenses of any kind.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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