45 Days
Duration
8/10
Physicality
18+
Age
8 Days
Hotel Nights
Baltistan, Karakoram Range
Location
7,248 meters
Maximum Altitude
36 Days
Camping Nights

Mustagh Tower (also: Muztagh Tower; Muztagh: ice tower), is a mountain in the Baltoro Muztagh, part of the Karakoram range in Baltistan on the border of the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. It stands between the basins of the Baltoro and Sarpo Laggo glaciers.

The Mustagh Tower was the subject of a photograph taken by Vittorio Sella during the 1909 Italian expedition to K2. Taken from the upper Baltoro, due southeast of the mountain, the twin summits were perfectly aligned and the mountain was seen as a slender tooth, and looked impregnable. In 1941, the photograph was featured in a book on mountaineering with the caption “The Last Citadel”.

Nearly fifty years after Sella’s photo was taken, in 1956, his photograph inspired two expeditions to race for the first ascent. Both teams found their routes less steep than Sella’s view had suggested. The British expedition, consisting of John Hartog, Joe Brown, Tom Patey and Ian McNaught-Davis, came from the Chagaran Glacier on the west side of the peak and reached the summit via the Northwest Ridge first on July 6, five days before the French team (fr:Guido Magnone, fr:Robert Paragot, André Contamine, Paul Keller) climbed the mountain from the east.The doctor François Florence waited for the two parties at the camp IV during 42 hours without a radio, when they went, reached the summit and came back to this camp.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Islamabad
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity
Day 1

Departure

Arrive Islamabad- transfer to hotel
Day 2

Drive

Drive to Chilas
Day 3

Drive

Drive to Sost
Day 4

Rest Day

Drive to Tashkurgan
Day 5

Drive

Drive to Karakul Lake
Day 6

Trekking

Trek to Base Camp
Day7-26

Climbing

CLIMBING MUSTAGATA
Day 27

Trekking

Trek down to Subhash and drive to Kashgar
Day 28

Drive

Kashgar- sightseeing
Day 29

Drive

Drive to Tashkurga
Day 30

Drive

Drive to Karimabad via Sost
Day 31

Drive

Drive to Chilas
Day 32

Drive

Drive to Islamabad.
Day 33

Flight

Fly to next destination
skiing at Mustagh Ata (7,546m) Expedition
A view of beautiful lake and Mustagh Ata (7,546m) Expedition
Mustagh peak coverd with snow
skiing at Mustagh Ata (7,546m) Expedition
Mustagh Ata and Karakul Lake

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