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Broad Peak is the 12th highest mountain in the world: an 8,051 meter-peak to climb located in the Karakoram Range in Northeastern Pakistan. The mountain is located along the western Baltoro glacier between K2 and Gasherbrum IV. The first ascent of Broad Peak, in Pakistan’s Karakoram mountains, was achieved by a small Austrian expedition in 1957. Broad Peak was the eleventh among the world’s 14 “eight thousands” (peaks of at least 8000m) to be climbed. All four of the team members – Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl – reached the summit.
Utmost Adventure Treks will make sure that your expedition to Broad Peak can be as seamless as possible. We have gained a reputation for success on 8000m peaks; much has to do with the great support we put into place.
We have 52-day-itinerary for Broad Peak expedition that starts with your arrival in Islamabad. We will take care of your comfort and safety throughout your time with us. The ideal climbing season for Broad Peak starts in June and ends in August.
Hotel: BB Plan
Trek from Mundung to Askole
Utmost Adventure Treks has compiled a list of necessary equipment and personal medical supplies, which could be useful if facing some medical condition during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical conditions related to high elevation.
Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, photocopies of passport, visa (better to file the visa form prior departure here Tourist Visa Form and print it out) to pay upon arrival at the airport. Proof of insurance.
Dollars/Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport. Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing cash from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards).
Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Ascender / Jhumar: Must be comfortable to be use with gloves.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Small wash towel
Personal Clothing items
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits);
One skin blister repair kit;
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package);
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package);
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine;
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at pharmacies with no doctor’s prescription;
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at pharmacies with no doctor’s prescription;
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine), available locally at pharmacies or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.