Paju Peak Expedition
Paju Peak 6660 is the superb peaks among the Karakoram Mountains. It’s Base Camp is very closely. as the Paju Camp is often
crowded and noisy Restricted a small tree-lined stream passes through Payo. and tent platforms are carved out all over the
hillside.. The tent platforms higher along the stream are quieter with good views. Paju is the last source Of wood. Despite
kerosene and stoves. and signs urging porters not to cut wood. they do so in order to bake break for the coming days. It was
first climbed in 1990 By American.
Resume trek along the Braldu Rive to a green oasis under the shadow Of Paiju peak 6660m. Paiju is a Balti word which means
“Salt”. Since there are some rock salt deposits at the base of this peak. the Balti believe that the snow on the summit of Paiju
peak is not snow but a huge deposit of salt which drips down to the base. From this camp we have the first views of the very
impressive Baltoro Glacier. Overnight in tents.
Depart from your own destination. arriving Islamabad the next day and transfer to the hotel for a few hours'
sleep. After an early breakfast we return to the airport for the flight to Skardu. which usually departs mid-
morning. Given good weather this is perhaps the most spectacular commercial flight in the world. with
magnificent views of Nanga Parbat the ninth highest mountain in the world. The flight however will not
operate in poor weather, and you must be prepared for a wait in Islamabad if the flight is cancelled
In case of cancellation of flight (13-14 hrs) drive by coach to Chilas (480 km) on Karakoram Highway. Or Drive
to Chilas via the Babusar Pass 4173m. Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation Of 4.173 m (13.691
ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley. Pakistan. The pass connects the
Kaghan Valley via the ThakNala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It's one of the famous hair pinned roads
in the world.
Complete road journey (IO-II hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route has good view Of Nanga Parbat (8125m) at
junction of Indus River and the rapids and fall of Indus River.
Full day for official formalities and final preparation Of Expedition at Skardu.
After a free day in Skardu, we travel by Jeep to Askole, the last village between us and K2. This journey takes
about 7 hours and is on very rough narrow tracks often blocked / damaged by landslides.
We set Off early to avoid the heat Of the day. We follow the Braldu river valley through green pastures and after
crossing the Biafo River we skirt around the base of the terminal moraines of the Glacier for lunch at Korophon.
Beyond here a new path has been cut through the cliffs making the walk to camp straightforward. 7 to 8 hours
We continue up the Braldo River. sometimes close to the raging water, sometimes taking a higher path used by
pack animals. If the weather is clear we get our first glimpse of Broad Peak today. Despite the stories in old
guide books and journals. much has been done in recent years to remove rubbish and human waste to leave a
much cleaner environment with well managed camps.7 to 8 hours walking.
CLIMBING PERIOD (15 DAYS)
Skardu de-briefing & final farewell dinner
Transfer to airport for flight to Islamabad if the flight operates otherwise drive (9 hours) to Chilas along the
Karakorum Highway. Meals and overnight at hotel.
Free day in Islamabad or drive to Islamabad from Chilas for 12 hours.
Transfer to Islamabad international airport and onward to your own destination.