Broad Peak (originally named K3)lacated in Karakoram range of Shigar valley Baltistan, is the 12th highest mountain on Earth and 4th highest in Pakistan. Broad Peak is part of the Gasherbrum massif and is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) from K2. Broad Peak was originally named K3 right after the naming of K2 but on closer inspection by a later party, it was discovered that the summit was over 1½ kilometres (1 mile) long, thus "Broad Peak". Broad Peak is known locally as Faichan Kangri.
The Broad peak is the 3rd highest peak in the Karakoram Range and the 4th highest in Pakistan. The peak is located on the west end of the Baltoro glacier. Despite of its massive height of 8,047 meters (26, 400 feet ) the peak remained escaped from the serious attention of the mountaineers for long period.
According to the survey record of Pakistan it is mentioned as PK 23/52 A Broad Peak. Because of its broad top the locals named it ‘Falchan Brak’ means Broad Peak. This beautiful mountain of Pakistan repulsed scores of expeditions from various countries of the world. ….It was, however, scaled for the first time on June 9, 1957, by the Austrian.
Itinerary: 50 Days
|Day 01||Arrive Islamabad, Welcome reception.|
|Day 02||Drive to Skardu Road jouney 7-8 hours|
|Day 03||Sight seen in Skardu final packing for theExpedition.|
|Day 04||Drive by 4 x 4 jeep to Jula|
|Day 05||Trek to Paiju|
|Day 06||Trek to Urdukus|
|Day 07||Rest day|
|Day 08||Trek to Goro II|
|Day 09||Trek to Concordia|
|Day 10||Trek to Broad peak base camp.|
|Day 11-42||Climbing activities.|
|Day 43||Trek to Concordia, over night in camp.|
|Day 44||Trek to Ali Camp.|
|Day 45||Trek to Kheuspang|
|Day 46||Trek to Dalspangpa|
|Day 47||Trek to Shaicho|
|Day 48||Trek to Hushe Walking distance is 3 hours.
At Hushe jeeps are waiting.
|Day 49-50||Drive to Islamabad.|