Chogolisa (7665m) is one of the most beautiful mountains in the Karakoram. It really has two summits which are connected by a long, almost horizontal ridge. Even though Chogolisa is not a really difficult mountain, it is very rarely climbed or even attempted.
After the first ascent of Broad Peak in 195…, Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger tried to climb Chogolisa, but they had to turn back due to bad weather. On the way down, Hermann Buhl stepped on a cornice and fell to his death. He has never been found.
The first ascent of the North-East summit (7654m) was made by a Japanese expedition in 1958. The South-West Summit (7665m) was first reached by the Austrians G. Ammerer and F. Pressl in 1975.
|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||Urdukas – Goro||C|
|12||Trek to Concordia||C|
|13||Trek to Chogolisa base camp||C|
|14-37||Reserved for climbing||C|
|38||Basecamp to Ali Camp||C|
|39||Trek to Shedcho||C|
|40||Shayechu – Hushe||H|
|41||Hushe – Skardu||H|
|42||Skardu – Islamabad or Chilas if no flight||H|
|44||Free day in Islamabad||H|
|45||Transfer to airport for your return flight|