Spantik, also known as the Golden Peak due to its golden wall facing Hunza from the south, is one of the most accessible 7000-meter peaks in the Karakoram. The trek to reach it offers a dramatic approach along the Chogolungma Glacier, passing through stunning mountain scenery that diverges from the usual trekking routes. Climbing Spantik is relatively straightforward, leading to breathtaking views in all directions from the summit, especially in clear weather conditions.

There are two notable ridges: the South East and the North West. The South East ridge is a long and challenging snow ridge with some technical sections and minimal objective danger. It was successfully climbed on July 5, 1955, by a team led by K. Kramer. The North West ridge, also known as the Golden Pillar, presents a massive combination of ice and rock. British climbers Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders were the first to successfully summit via this route.

Spantik represents a Himalayan-scale objective, ideal for those with prior experience climbing 6000-meter trekking peaks, or as valuable acclimatization for those preparing for an 8000-meter expedition.

Key Highlights of the Expedition:
Route: Islamabad-Skardu-Arandu-Spantik Base Camp-Skardu-Islamabad
Location: Chogolungma Glacier
Mountain Range: Karakoram
Elevation: 7027 meters
Base Camp Altitude: 4100 meters
Optimal Season: June to September
Total Duration: 32 Days (From Islamabad to Islamabad)
Climbing Duration: 19 Days
Trekking Duration (Round Trip): 06 Days
Accommodation: Hotel Stay for 08 Nights
Group Size: 8-12 Climbers
Expedition Type: Self-Guided
What to Expect

Anticipate an unforgettable adventure filled with challenging climbs, breathtaking scenery, and cultural immersion. The journey begins in Islamabad and takes you through the stunning landscapes of Skardu and Arandu before reaching the Spantik Base Camp situated amidst the awe-inspiring Chogolungma Glacier in the Karakoram Range.

As you ascend towards the summit of Spantik, expect physically demanding yet rewarding climbing days, with 19 days dedicated to conquering this Himalayan giant. The trekking days, totaling six, offer opportunities to immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding terrain as you make your way to and from the base camp.

Throughout the expedition, enjoy comfortable hotel accommodations for a total of eight nights, providing a well-deserved rest after exhilarating days of climbing and trekking. The group size of 8-12 climbers fosters camaraderie and mutual support as you tackle the challenges together.

This self-guided expedition offers a unique opportunity for experienced climbers to test their skills and endurance in one of the most stunning and accessible 7000-meter peaks in the Karakoram. With careful planning and preparation, participants can expect an unforgettable journey filled with adventure, achievement, and unparalleled views of the majestic Himalayan landscape.


Upon arrival in Islamabad, accommodation will be provided at a hotel.

Travel to Chilas, with a journey lasting approximately 13 hours, and arrange accommodation at a hotel upon arrival.

Embark on a drive to Skardu, with a travel time of approximately 9-10 hours, and secure lodging at a hotel upon arrival.

Complete necessary formalities and make final preparations in Skardu, with accommodation arranged at a hotel.

Travel by jeeps to Arandu, where camping arrangements will be made.

Embark on a trek to Tsas Chumic, where camping will be set up.

Hike to Bolocho, where camping arrangements will be made.

Embark on a trek to the Spantik Base Camp, where camping facilities will be available.

Days dedicated to climbing, with camping accommodations provided.

From Spantik Base Camp to Bolocho, where camping will be arranged.

Hike to Arandu, where camping accommodations will be set up.

Travel to Skardu and arrange accommodation at a hotel upon arrival.

Either opt for a flight to Islamabad or choose to drive to Chilas, with hotel accommodations upon arrival.

From Chilas to Islamabad, arrange for hotel accommodations upon arrival.

Flight departing from Islamabad.


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