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Pastore Peak

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Pastore Peak is located near Concordia at Khalkhal Glacier.

Date:
15 June to 14 July 2018, or 5 August to 2 September (29 days)


Full Service Cost: $5,950, £4,050, €5,050

KarakoramNews.com - Dan Mazur & Team, Sherpas & friendly locals enjoyed a safe summer 2017: K2 Summit & Trek, Broad Peak, Training Climb, Pastore Peak & Gasherbrums.

 Overview

Pastore Peak (6209 metres / 20,365 ft.) is located near K2 and Broad Peak base camp and a perfect introduction to test yourself at high altitude. Expert leader Dan Mazur has led 2 K2 and 12 Everest expeditions successfully to basecamp and beyond. Be part of the select few to climb on a less traveled trekking peak among the 8000 metre ‘Giants’ of the Karakorum. Trip includes internal flights/transportation, food, accommodations, staff, and group equipment.



Rope Training near Glacier.


Cost:

* Our “full-service” expedition includes:

  • Leader Dan Mazur has climbed and trekked throughout the Karakoram, including the summit of K2, and Hidden Peak (Gasherbrum)
  • Friendly high altitude staff and climbing Sherpas;
  • All internal / domestic flights (weather dependent)buses, jeeps, porters;
  • .Domestic transport for personal baggage;
  • Three meals per day on trek, in basecamp, and on the mountain;
  • All permit fees and liaison officers;
  • Group, emergency equipment, satellite phone;
  • Individual tents in basecamp (no sharing);
  • 4 free Islamabad hotel nights on arrival/departure. Sharing or single available;

*What is not included?

  • International flights to Islamabad and back to your home country;
  • Trekking rescue and travel insurance;
  • Personal climbing and trekking equipment and clothing;
  • Your Pakistan visa.



Pastore Peak


Dates and Proposed Itinerary:

  • Day 1 Arrive Islamabad. Transfer to hotel for overnight.
  • Day 2 Free day at Islamabad (508 metres / 1667 ft.)
  • Day 3 Skardu / Chilas

    • Fly to Skardu PK-451 (10:35 – 11:35). (Flight is subject to weather). Upon arrival transfer to Hotel
    • In case of cancellation of flight then drive to Chilas on Karakoram Highway. Hotel. (1265 meters / 4,150 ft.)
  • Day 4 Chilas / Skardu - free day at Skardu. Hotel. (2230 metres / 7,316 ft.)
  • Day 5 Skardu - Briefing at Tourism Department of Gilgit Baltistan. Final preparation at Skardu. Hotel.
  • Day 6 Drive by Jeep to Askole. Camp. (3039 metres / 9972 ft.)
  • Day 7 Trek to Jhola. (3170 metres / 10,400 ft.)
  • Day 8 Trek to Paiyu. (3666 metres / 12,024 ft.)
  • Day 9 Rest Day in Paiyu;
  • Day 10 Trek to Khuburtse. (3800 metres / 12,460 ft.);
  • Day 11 Trek to Urdukas. (3950 metres / 12,960 ft.);
  • Day 12 Goro II. (4300 metres / 14,100 ft.);
  • Day 13 Concordia. (4550 metres / 14,925 ft.);
  • Day 14 Broad Peak basecamp (4900 metres / 16,000 ft.);.
  • Day 15 K2 Basecamp (5650 metres / 18,645 ft.);
  • Day 16 Afternoon Trek to Pastore Peak Base camp for overnight;
  • Day 17 Training Day on Pastore Glacier;



The glacier travel rope team.

  • Day 18 Summit day - 10-12 hours;
  • Day 19 Trek back to Concordia (4550 metres / 14,925 ft.);
  • Day 20 Follow the Upper Baltoro Glacier to Ali Camp (4800metres/15,750 ft.);
  • Day 21 Cross the Gondogoro La (5585 metres / 18,320 ft.) to Huisprung;
  • Day 22 Trek down the Gondogoro Glacier to Dalsan (4150 metres / 13,600 ft.);
  • Day 23 Trek down the Gondogoro Valley to Saitcho (3350 metres / 11,000 ft.);
  • Day 24 Last day of trekking to Hushe Village (3050 metres / 10,000 ft.);
  • Day 25 Drive beside the Hushe River and follow the Shyock and Indus rivers to Skardu (2230 metres / 7316 ft.);
  • Day 26 De-briefing at Tourism Department. Showers, laundry, shopping. Hotel;
  • Day 27 Islamabad / Chilas. Hotel;
  • Day 28 Final paperwork, shopping, farewell dinner in Islamabad. Hotel. In case of driving, complete road journey from Chilas to Islamabad. Hotel;
  • Day 29 Fly Home.


Trekking in the Karakorum

Experience & Training:

You may attempt this climb as a novice and we will teach you what you need to know. No further experience is required. If you can have fun walking for 6-8 hours with a few 20 minute breaks and lunch mixed in, you can accomplish this climb and trek.

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WHO ARE THE LEADERS AND SHERPAS?

Leadership: Join Dan Mazur for a spectacular experience on Karakoram treks and also on 6000m (19,500 feet high) , 7000m (23,000 feet high) and 8000m (26,000 feet high) peaks. He is a relaxed, friendly and highly skilled professional with over 20 years of experience getting people to the summits of Everest, K2, Lhotse, Manaslu, and Shishapangma with the highest attention to safety. Please read past news reports about Dan and team in our News Section.

Sherpas: We hire some of Nepal, Tibet, and the Karakorum’s best local mountaineers and Sherpas to assist team members in realizing their goals. Our friendly and loyal high altitude climbing staffs have supportedteams to the summits of more than ten of the highest peaks in the Himalaya.

Pastore Peak Equipment List

Climbing-

  • Climbing harness;
  • 5 metres / 15 feet of 6mm climber's accessory cord.
  • Figure 8/Abseil belay device;
  • 1 large mitten sized ascender and arm length leash;
  • 2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small;
  • 4 regular carabiners;
  • Ice axe w/leash;
  • Helmet;
  • Crampons - Steel crampons with anti-balling plates are the best;
  • Optional; Adjustable trekking poles;
Upper Body-

  • 2 cotton t-shirts;
  • 1 polypropylene t-shirt;
  • 1 long sleeve polypropylene shirts, lightweight;
  • 1 polar fleece pullovers, medium weight;
  • 1 polar fleece jacket.
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable;
  • Lightweight down jacket for those chilly days in camp;
  • Umbrella (optional);
Hands-

  • 1 pr. lightweight poly-liner gloves;
  • 1 pair mittens - Gore-tex over mitt matched polar fleece mitt liner.
Head-

  • Helmet;
  • Warm hat that covers your ears;
  • Balaclava;
  • Face mask;
  • Ballcap or brimmed suncap;
  • Glacier sunglasses with side shields;
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs;
  • Bandana or head scarf.
Lower Body-

  • Cotton underwear briefs;
  • 1 pair walking shorts;
  • 1 pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp;
  • 1 pair lightweight thermal bottoms;
  • 1 pair medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms;
  • 1 pair polar fleece trousers;
  • 1 pair Gore-Tex trousers. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips;
Feet-

  • Double Plastic boots / single waterproof-leather climbing boots with special insulation for cold weather.
  • Sturdy leather walking boots with good ankle support for the trek;
  • 1 pair trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for in town and camp;
  • 2 pair med-heavy poly or wool socks;
  • 2 pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool;
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags;
  • 2 pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool;
  • Cotton socks for in town.
Sleeping-

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 10 degrees F);
  • At least 1 closed cell foam kari-mats.
Rucksack and Travel Bags-

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 litres / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used on airplane);
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional)
  • 1-2 large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment;
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.
Personal Hygiene-

  • Female or male hygiene supplies;
  • 2 tubes lip sun cream,
  • 1 large tube skin sun cream (min factor 15);
  • Anti-mosquito cream;
  • 1 toothpaste/brush;
  • 1 bar soap or hand sanitizer gel/1 small towel;
  • Hand wipes.
Medical-

  • Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (band-aids), personal medications, etc.;
  • 1 skin blister repair kit;
  • 1 small bottle anti-diarrhea pills;
  • 1 small bottle anti-headache pills;
  • 1 small bottle cough and/or cold medicine;
  • 1 small bottle anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide.
  • 1 small bottle stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.;
  • 1 small bottle of water purification tablets or water filter;
  • 1 set earplugs;
  • Extra prescription glasses/contacts.

Personal Food-

  • 2-3 kilos/4-6 pounds "snack" or daily cold energy food is highly recommended.

Practical-

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing repair kit;
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box matches;
  • 1 compass or GPS;
  • 1 battery powered alarm clock/watch;
  • 1 camera and film, or digital camera with extra cards and extra batteries;
  • Nylon stuff sacks for food and gear storage;
  • 3 water bottles (1 litre) wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle);
  • 1 plastic cup and spoon;
  • 1 small folding knife;
  • Binoculars (optional);
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks;
  • Passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary;
  • Separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance;
  • Dollars, pounds or euros cash;
  • Bank/ATM/Cash and credit cards;
  • 1 bathing suit/swimming costume (you never know);
  • Paperback books, playing cards, ipod/mp3 player, musical instruments, ear plugs, lots of batteries, etc.;
  • Travel clothes for basecamp and in town;
Group Equipment:

We provide all of the equipment, group gear, and supplies on expedition including: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection, tents; cookers, fuel, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera.

CLIMBING APPLICATION FORMS

Please fill out the trip registration and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit to hold your place on the team.

Here is what we need to have in your file at least two months before the trip begins:

  • Completed Payment;
  • Trip Registration form;
  • 1 Passport sized photo;
  • A scan of your passport identification pages;
  • Complete flight itinerary;
  • 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. Thank you.

What our clients say?

  • Here is what Blake from Missouri, USA says:

    "I was lucky to have chosen SummitClimb. Being in Nepal I realized what an amazing operation you guys run and how respected the leaders are.  I was proud to have been a part of this year’s expedition and look forward to many more in the future.

    The leadership, organization and professionalism from everyone involved were great. Every problem was addressed immediately by the guides and solved seamlessly. The leaders were amazing and the porters they hired were first rate. Top notch work guys!"

  • Here is what Dennis from Utah says:

    "It was quite an experience of which I will never forget. The views of the Himalayan Peaks were stunning and the people I met were awesome. You have a great team of guides and staff assembled and I enjoyed my time with each one of them and found them to be professional and well suited for the trip. The porters and cooks were quite impressive as well. Thank you for a wonderful, life fulfilling dream come true. Your program is awesome and I have told several people already of the quality of Summit Climb."

  • Here is what Patty had to say:

    "What was good about the trek - the lodges, the peace and tranquility of the trek, the people of Nepal, the Yaks - EVERYTHING!!!

     

    We loved it. We got to meet other trekkers and have more interaction with the people in Nepal. Each lodge was so unique and the owners and their children so special. I loved the quiet of the

    trek... there were no motors running, the only sound was the people, dogs and yaks!

     

    To prepare for the trip... walk - LOTS! Hike if you have any hills/mountains in your area but WALK - WALK - WALK. I felt stronger and stronger the farther we went. They may also want to practice walking with poles. I never used them and they may have helped on the way down with my knees.

     

    What to expect - expect to enjoy the experience. Just let the little things go and open yourself up to living through one of the most amazing experiences in your life. Don't expect it to be like home... you are there to experience a different aspect of life, not your normal day to day existence.

     

    I also LOVE the fact that you have added on Island Peak - I would have done that FOR SURE!!! I'm very disappointed we didn't have that opportunity, which just reinforces my drive to go back. You know, we swore this was a once in a lifetime trip and we didn't think we would ever go again BUT we loved it. I was really tired by the time we got home and it took me a couple of day before I REALLY appreciated all that we had experienced. It didn't sink in until we were home, going through the pictures, handing out the gifts we had bought, etc. when it hit me - It was one of the BEST things I have ever done for me personally and for Rob and I as a couple. Not everyone takes the opportunity to experience life and to live life, the trek make us both feel like we have lived life a bit more... but we're not done yet!!!

     

    Let people know they can purchase almost ALL of their gear in Katmandu for much cheaper prices than in most countries and it is GOOD gear, not just junk. We would not have bought as much clothing, etc. to Katmandu if we would have known this. Not only would we have saved $$ BUT we would have supported more people in Katmandu. It may be a third world country, BUT the Nepalese know what trekkers and climbers need."

  • Here is what Wanda says:

     

    "My concern about any problems in Nepal I heard about before the trip were non-existent in the areas we traveled. We did not witness any such disturbance. Traveling as a single female, I am probably a little more cautious than most but I have to say that never once did I feel concerned about my safety."

  • Here is what Elselien says:

     

    "I think a good thing about this trip is having a trek included with the expedition. People really like having that look into the 'expedition world' but usually don't want the uncomfortable/cold suffering part themselves. They mostly like a night or two/three of camping but prefer (definately higher up) the lodges. Another good thing is that this trip is being organized by very experienced people who know how things work in Nepal and can offer solutions to unexpected problems. Trekkers usually feel that this trip is relaxed and the leaders are flexible when and where they can. This gives them a feeling of being more part of the team because their questions and opinion are being heard.

     

    I really like the fact that it is fairly easy to achieve a high altitude while trekking the original Everest route from the 1920-1953 Everest expeditions.

     

    It's a real good way to do a fun little climb in the big Himalayas. It has some scrambling, glacier crossing and a nice headwall. It's a fairly safe climb with a possibly high succes rate and a good summit (because of the small size and the scenery) feeling. Using the high camp makes the summit more achievable and that day a little easier.

     

    The trip is ideal to start a Himalayan climbing career and whatever happens it will be a great and worthy experience."