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.
>Kharut Pyramid expedition climb | 6444m
>Spectacular and scenic approach via Concordia (K2 base camp)
>2:1 Sherpa:climber ratio
*note that expeditions may end earlier due to early summits, plan your flight accordingly
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
- 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.
- Goal Zero Solar charging for electronics
- Up-to-date weather forecasting
- Internet and satellite phone access
Trip deposit: US$1,500