Kharut Pyramid | 6444m

K2.

Kharut Pyramid is a challenging glaciated 6000m peak in the heart of the Karakoram, with views just across the glacier of the Abruzzi ridge of K2.

Leadership.  Luke Smithwick will be leading this trip, and also climbing with you on the mountain. Additionally, one Nepalese Sherpa guide will be present for every two climbers on the peak (and climbing with them).  All camps on mountain will be stocked and pitched in advance, with the route fixed in places deemed necessary by the Sherpa climbing team and Luke.

Cost Effective.  Full Service.  Our base camp at Kharut Pyramid BC will be fully stocked with a variety of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with snacks. We will have hot showers in camp, two pit toilets, and each member will have their own roomy 2 person Mountain Hardwear tent.  The purpose of a base camp is for you to have a place to recover, and relax, and have space from the mountain to collect your thoughts, gather your energy reserves, and move to climbing on the mountain. We will make two rotations on the mountain before making our summit bid.  A rotation entails climbing on the peak, spending nights in established and stocked camps, and then returning to our base camp for a hot shower, fresh meals, and relaxing. Our goal as a guide service is to provide a climb that keeps you strong, physically healthy, and mentally prepared for your summit. This is why you hire us.

Proving Ground.  Kharut Pyramid is an excellent segue way into higher Himalayan peaks. Come and test yourself on a Karakoram giant, surrounded by K2, Broad Peak, and the sharp and spectacular Karakoram.

Trust.  Climbing at 6000 meters is no place to be short on resources.  We make the proper advance preparations to ensure that our team will be properly cared for, from airport to summit to airport.

Features
>Kharut Pyramid expedition climb | 6444m
>Spectacular and scenic approach via Concordia (K2 base camp)
>2:1 Sherpa:climber ratio
>Team mentality

Price
US$6180
trip deposit US$1500

Dates
2 July – 29 July 2016 | 2 July – 29 July 2017
*note that expeditions may end earlier due to early summits, plan your flight accordingly

Leader

Luke Smithwick

Luke Smithwick

 

 

 

 

 

Our service includes
4 nights hotel in Islamabad
All other accommodation while present on scheduled trip itinerary
Ground transportation by private vehicle | Flights Islamabad>Skardu>Islamabad
‘Himalaya Alpine’ Expedition style mountaineering trip: Delicious meals, french press coffee and herbal teas, all porterage on approach/retreat, local guides and staff, Mountain Hardwear expedition tents, equipped dining tent, experienced western guide, 2:1 Sherpa: climber ratio.
Solar charging for electronics
Himalaya Alpine Guides duffel bag
up-to-date weather forecasting
internet and satellite phone access

Our service excludes
Trip/medical/rescue insurance
International flights
Pakistan Visa
Meals while not on expedition (Skardu, Islamabad)
Personal climbing equipment
Puja cost (allow US$50)
Items of a personal nature (laundry, bar bills, gratuities, etc.)

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive Islamabad – Saturday 2 July 2016

2 – briefing with Pakistan Ministry of Tourism

3-4 – fly Skardu (we will fly to Skardu even if there are delays in our itinerary)

5 – porter hiring and organization day in Skardu

6 – move to Askole

7 –trek Paiju

8 – rest Paiju

9 – trek Urdukas

10 – trek Goro

11 – trek Concordia (K2 base camp)

12 – rest Concordia (K2 base camp)

13 – 21  – climb Kharut Pyramid

22-26 – trek Skardu, fly Islamabad

27 – contingency day

28 – depart Islamabad for home – 29 July 2016

Salaam Alaykum