Broad Peak 8047 meters is one of the four 8000 meter peaks located in a tight cluster in the upper reaches of the Baltoro Glaciers, the principal access to that part of the Karakoram.
The local name of Borad peak is Faichan Kangri, it is called Broad Peak because of its breadth at the top. It has the distiniction of being the same valley as the famous K2. Though its majesty may suffer in comparison to its big sister, Broad peak is spectacular in its own right. Broad peak base camp for short 3 hour walk from Concordia basecamp of Board Peak is only a couple hours from K2 base Camp.
In 1957, an Austrian expedition came to Pakistan to climb this peak. It was led by Marcus Schmuck. It began a reconnaissance of a ridge on the western face of the mountain. It was however on the 9th june 1957 that marcus schmuck Fritz Wintersteller, Kurt Diemberger and Hermann Buhl climbed the peak without using oxygen and high Altitude porters.
Depending on the weather, Broad peak can be completed in as little as six weeks or as long as nine weeks. The return trip is often over the 5850m Gondogoro La and the beautifully green Hushe valley from which you return to Skardu.
|01||Arrival in Islamabad||H|
|02||Islamabad – Skardu or Chilas if no flight||H|
|03||Chilas – Skardu||H|
|04||Skardu (free day)||H|
|05||Skardu to Askoli (by jeep)||C|
|06||Trek to Jhola||C|
|07||Trek to Paiyu||C|
|08||Rest day at Paiyu||C|
|09||Trek to Urdukas||C|
|10||Trek to Goro||C|
|11||Trek to Broad Peak Basecamp||C|
|12-52||Reserved for climbing||C|
|53||Basecamp to Ali Camp||C|
|54||Trek to Khuspang||C|
|55||Shayechu – Hushe||C|
|56||Hushe – Skardu||H|
|57||Skardu – Islamabad or Chilas if no flight||H|
|59||Free day in Islamabad||H|
|60||Transfer to airport for your return flight|