Broad Peak 8047 meters is one of the four 8000 meter peaks located in a tight cluster in the upper reaches of the Baltoro Glaciers, the principal access to that part of the Karakoram.
The local name of Borad peak is Faichan Kangri, it is called Broad Peak because of its breadth at the top. It has the distiniction of being the same valley as the famous K2. Though its majesty may suffer in comparison to its big sister, Broad peak is spectacular in its own right. Broad peak base camp for short 3 hour walk from Concordia basecamp of Board Peak is only a couple hours from K2 base Camp.
In 1957, an Austrian expedition came to Pakistan to climb this peak. It was led by Marcus Schmuck. It began a reconnaissance of a ridge on the western face of the mountain. It was however on the 9th june 1957 that marcus schmuck Fritz Wintersteller, Kurt Diemberger and Hermann Buhl climbed the peak without using oxygen and high Altitude porters.
Depending on the weather, Broad peak can be completed in as little as six weeks or as long as nine weeks. The return trip is often over the 5850m Gondogoro La and the beautifully green Hushe valley from which you return to Skardu.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Day 01: Arrival at Islamabad Airport
Day 02: Islamabad – Skardu or drive to Chilas in case of flight cancellation
Day 03: Skardu free day/ Chilas to Skardu
Day 04: Skardu free day
Day 05: Skardu to Askoli (by jeep)
Day 06: Trek to Jhola
Day 07: Trek to Paiyu
Day 08: Rest day at Paiyu
Day 09: Trek to Urdukas
Day 10: Trek to Goro
Day 11: Trek to Broad Peak Basecamp
Day 12-52: Reseved for climbing activities
Day 53: Basecamp to Ali Camp
Day 54: Trek to Khuspang
Day 55: Shayechu – Hushe
Day 56: Hushe to Skardu
Day 57: Skardu – Islamabad or Chilas if no flight
Day 58: Chilas – Islamabad
Day 59: Free day in Islamabad
Day 60: Transfer to airport for next destination