"The leader's personality, experience and competence were a key component to the success of this expedition. The logistics and service were good, with a pleasant staff always ready to help and do their best to make our trip run smoothly. We enjoyed the group of international members that came on the expedition and everybody was very respectful with a good sense of humour. SummitClimb provided fast and effective responses by email before the trip, helping us to be well prepared and reassured."
Here is what Kristine from Pennsylvania says:
"Mustagata was a blast. The expedition leader was great, as he knows the language and the culture well. I loved that we took a different route than the other trips."
Here is what Arun from California says:
"The Summitclimb leadership was excellent on the trip, with the leader acting as a mentor to many of the team members. They worked tirelessly to make this trip as perfect as possible for all of us. The Chinese staff were kind and caring, taking good care of us at BC and on the mountain. The organizers in Kashgar were outstanding and extremely efficient. I hope to join SummitClimb on future adventures."
Here is what summiter Gary from New Mexico says:
"Mustagata is an excellent exposure to very high altitude without requiring excessive commitment or extensive technical climbing skills. It makes for a great test before trying something higher. It's also a chance to see really interesting people and cultures that you wouldn't experience on a Himalayan climb in the "typical" areas of Nepal or Tibet. Finally, it's a chance for some great snowshoeing/raquetting, snowboarding and skiing in an amazing location.
The Tibetan sherpas were really great. I've climbed before with Nepalese sherpas, and these Tibetan guys were certainly their equal when it came to their strength, work ethic, and all around helpfulness. They genuinely seemed to have a good time, with infectious smiles. I'd climb again with them any time."
Here is what summiter Urs from Switzerland had to say:
"Overall it was a great experience. Technically it was very easy. For competent off-piste mountain skiiers and snowboarders, I would recommend skis or split board over raquettes/snow shoes, as the way down is very breathtaking.
The challenge of Mustagata is certainly the altitude, rather than the technicality of the terrain. It's more challenging than easy two day or week-long climbs like Island Peak or Kilimanjaro."
Mount Mustagata Expedition Climb - US Members Application
These photos were taken on our recent successful expedition where we put 8 members and 5 Sherpas on the summit. Photos in slideshow: Urs Jaeggi, Jon Otto, Kristine O'Brien, and Gary Kellund. For caption information, please visit our Muztagata photo gallery.
SELECTED BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AS "BEST ADVENTURE DESTINATION 2012".
Perhaps the "easiest" 7500 metre/24,600 foot peak in the world, located in China near K2.
Climb, ski, snowboard, snowshoe, and snow-raquette to the summit and down.
One of the highest safest mountains you could climb in just 24 days.
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Recent news: Our July Mustagata expedition was a huge success. Please click here to view news of our expedition. Please also visit our "Archived News" for more stories of past trips.
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What questions do you have? Please ask as many questions as possible. This helps us to have a proper conversation so we can better understand one-another's expectations, so you will have a very safe, enjoyable, and successful expedition. Thank you. Before completing the application forms, please be sure to carefully study the Mustagata "Questions" website for information regarding flights, payment, team members, application forms, insurance, etcetera: Mustagata Frequently Asked Questions.
Below you should find a pdf or MS document containing the application pro forma. Are you able to read it? When all of your questions have been answered to your satisfaction, please print out the application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit, to hold your place in our team. Would you please just post it to us at the mailing address you will find on the form? Thank you very much. If you decide not to go, your deposit will be refunded according to our refund policy. Your registration and the final payment must be completed two months prior to the expedition starting date. Thank you very much.
Here is a checklist of what we need to have in your file at least two months before the trip begins. We encourage you to send an electronic scan of all of the below documents, please be sure they are signed. Thank you:
[ ] Completed Payment. Please restate payments you made and what those payments were for, ie full vs basic, sherpas, rental equipment, etc. [ ] Make your Sherpa order (if any) crystal clear at this time, personal sherpa, quarter sherpa, payment, etc. [ ] Trip Registration Form (part of 4 page form), [ ] Signed Participant Release and Acknowledgement of Risk (part of 4 page form), [ ] Signed Terms and Conditions of Booking (part of 4 page form), [ ] Signed Medical Form (part of 4 page form), [ ] 2 Passport-Sized Photos (name printed on back side), [ ] Exact photocopy of passport identification pages, [ ] Exact photocopy of complete flight itinerary, [ ] Proof of mountain rescue and repatriation insurance, [ ] Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance (cancellation and trip interruption insurance is advised).
Please do let us know what further questions you may have about the registration process, or anything else for that matter. Thank you.