December 11, 2009-10 – Diamir Face
Fixed departure for 42 days from Islamabad to back Islamabad
U.S. Dollars 3800/= per person.
Summery: From Islamabad we drive to Chilas for 10 to 12
hours. The next day we will take a short ride to Bunar Farms where we will
meet our porters and distribute our food and equipment for transfer to the
Diamir Base Camp. After final preparation in Bunar Farms, we set off by jeep
(3-4 hours) to Halaley Bridge from there one can reach to the base camp in two
or maximum three days of walk. We enter an incredible wilderness of ice, rock
and sky. Our entire stay is in absolute wilderness, we will take a colorful
part of the Himalayan culture with us. Our scores of lively Kohistani, who are
tough enough to sing and dance after the hard days work. The return trip is
via the same route back to Islamabad.
NANGA PARBAT - THE KILLER MOUNTAIN
When the sun shines, it smokes up there. The demons blow
their horns and fairies cook their bread. (Local Legend)
The "Naked Mountain" as interpreted in the local language,
is the "Ninth" in highest in the world and second highest peak in Pakistan.
Standing at the extreme western end of 24,000 Km Himalayan Range - just beyond
the deep Indus Valley, culminates in an ice crest, 8125 M high. No other peak
within 100 Km comes anywhere near to it's size. It's incomparable Rupal Face
(southern side) is one of the greatest precipices in the world - a sheer drop
of 5000 M.
A study by the Geo department of Peshawar University in
calibration with European and US Universities reveal the fact that Nanga
Parbat was became after the collusion of Asian and Indian plates some 400,000
year back. There is no major volcano beneath the Nanga Parbat whoever there
are some selpher deposits. Nanga Parbat is the fastest growing mountain on
Also notorious known as the "Killer Mountain", it has so far
taken the biggest toll of 16 human lives 7 climbers and 9 high porters in one
time in the history of mountaineering.
The first visual record of this mountain was a canvas
painted by Rudolf Schlagintweit brothers - German travelers in 1852. In 1857
one of them was murdered in Kashgar. Thus the curse of Nanga Parbat had begun.
Nanga Parbat Mountaineering History began in 1895 when a
British expedition led by A. F. Mummery attempted to find a way up the
southern and western slopes. The party hit by an avalanche and the party
disappeared. These were the first casualties on the Nanga Parbat. In June,
1953 Hermann Buhl a member of an Austro German expedition led by K. M.
Herligkoffer successfully manages to climb the main peak of Nanga Parbat
massive. It was Hermann Buhl, who took 40 hours of solo climb conquered this
peak and making his name in the history of mountaineering.
Jean Christophe Lafalille and Ed Viesturs successfully
submitted this mountain on its 50th anniversary. Thus celebrating the Hermann
Buhl magnificent efforts by scaling again this mountain on its 50th birthday,
2003. Reinhold Messner the first person to climb all 8000 meters peaks in the
world return to Pakistan in 2003 for Nanga Parbat, there he find his brothers
Gunther Reinhold remains who lost their life in 1970 after coming down from
Nanga Parbat successful bid and enrolling their names as 5th and 6th person to
scale Nanga Parbat.
Note :- Although we try to adhere to the schedule listed
below, this itinerary is subject to change due to numerous reasons beyond our
control such as bad weather, cancelled or delayed flights, road washouts,
vehicle breakdowns, accidents, sickness, govt. restrictions, & all other
DAY 01 & 02 ARRIVAL RAWALPINDI / ISLAMABAD
Upon arrival met and transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi.
After a short rest drive to Islamabad, Ministry of Tourism to complete the
necessary formalities and obtain climbing permit.
DAY 03 RAWALPINDI/CHILAS
Drive by road to Chilas, Upon arrival transfer to Chilas Inn
for overnight stay.
DAY 04 – 05 – 06 CHILAS TO DIAMIR BASE CAMP
Early in the morning drive from Chilas to Bunar Farms where
we will meet and hire our porters. Same day drive to Halalay Bridge (3-4 hours
drive ascent 600m).
DAY 07 CLIMBING
DAY 36 CLIMBING
30 days of non guided climb will start from today. During
the climbing period our staff will be at base camp to help and assist you.
DAY 37 – 38 - 39
TREKKING BACK TO HILALAY BRIDGE AND DRIVE TO CHILAS
After an early breakfast leave the base camp for trek to
Hilalay Bridge. From Hilalay Bridge drive by Jeeps to Bunar Farms, where you
will meet your van for the return trip to Chilas and Islamabad.
DAY 40 RAWALPINDI
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi. Evening
If unable to fly on day 62. this day will be use to transfer
from Gilgit to Islamabad by road.
DAY 41 RAWALPINDI
De-briefing at Ministry of Tourism Islamabad. Evening free
DAY 42 FLY BACK HOME
Transfer to airport for your onward flight to abroad.
End of our services
ITEMS INCLUDED IN OUR LAND COST
1. Hotels and Hotel Meals:
08 night’s standard hotels in Rawalpindi or Islamabad with
meals lunch dinner and breakfast, Flashman’s Hotel or Regency Hotel –
Islamabad, PTDC Besham, Shangri-la Chilas or Panorama Chilas.
I. Airport pickup and drop
II. Transport from Rawalpindi/Islamabad to
Chilas for all climbers and with their expedition equipment and cargo and at
the time of return transport from Chilas to Islamabad for all climbers and
their expedition cargo.
III. Jeeps from Chilas to Hilala Bridge and
from Hilala Bridge to Chilas for all climbers and their expedition cargo.
3. Ground staff:
I. Most of our staff works with us, since
Jasmine Tours establish in 1995 and are consider the best staff in mountain
tourism. This includes Cooks; Cook helper, base camp manager, Sirdar and
II. Their daily allowance
III. Their Food
IV. Their Kit and equipment
V. Their insurance
VI. Their accommodation
4. Camping equipment and Food:
Complete kitchen equipment for expedition members, Liaison
Officer, Ground staff, A two men base camp tent one for each member, kitchen
tent, Mess Tent, cooking pots, table and chairs kitchen utensils and lamps,
camping fee, tarpaulins for porters for shelter, drums to carry food, mattress
and expedition members food at base camp and during the trekking. We provide
fresh meat (YAK) to each expedition depending on expedition size we double
fresh meat requirement and also we provide fresh vegetable at base camp.
1. Royalty fee /Climbing permit
2. Environment fee non-refundable US Dollars 200/-
3. Issuance of environment bond on behalf of the
expedition US dollars 1000.
4. Helicopter rescue guarantee on deposit of US
dollars 6000/- refundable, expedition members must provide insurance to cover
6. Expedition Equipment / Cargo
Before your arrival in Pakistan and after your departure
from Pakistan we can takes care of your expedition equipment and cargo on
7. Miscellaneous Services included in our price:
Optional transfer of members by air to Skardu or back to
Islamabad one way only.
Procurement of import and export permit for expedition cargo
Reconfirmation of international flight tickets
Arrangement of high altitude porters (if require) on extra
Arrangement of high altitude tents (VE 25 North Face Tents)
on extra payment.
Arrangement of butane propane gas (Coleman 250 grams) on
Arrangement of Oxygen Gas for high altitude climbing,
Russian made PIOSK on extra payment.
A farewell dinner at the end of the expedition-to-expedition
members and staff.
Solar Panel Kit on extra payment
Generator on extra payment.
Satellite phone on extra payment.
ITEMS NOT INCLUDED
02. International Air tickets
03. Climbing gear
04. High altitude food
05. High altitude tents
06. Camping Gas
07. Personal equipment
08. Transportation or porterage of excess baggage
09. Sleeping bags
11. Emergency rescues. Any expedition member/s want to
include Emergency Helicopter Rescue in their program must notify us in
advance. A deposit of US Dollars 6000 (Six Thousand US Dollars) in CASH is
require for this arrangement. The amount is REFUNDABLE in case no such
facility has been used during the holiday. You are requested to please insure
yourself for emergency air rescue if require.
13. Insurance (All expedition members must be protected by
insurance that covers cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and
loss or damage to baggage and personal effects).
14. Room services
15. Laundry charges and other items of personal nature.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
01. Our quotes are net, non-commissionable.
02. Our inclusive quotes and conditions are strictly based
on the enclosed itinerary and total number of hotel and camp nights mentioned
03. The above rates are quoted per person based on sharing a
double room and a two-person tent. A single room and tent can be provided on
payment of a single supplement. We do not guarantee single supplement.
04. Our above quotes are valid till 31st Sept. 2010.
If the trip has to be delayed due to canceled or delayed
flights, sickness, accidents, bad weather, road washouts, Govt. restrictions,
or any other contingency for which for which Jasmine Tours cannot make
provisions, the resulting extra cost for such delays will be charged
RESERVATIONS AND ADVANCE PAYMENTS
01. All provisional reservation must reach us in writing at
least 120 days before your arrival in Pakistan. No deposits are necessary for
making any provisional reservations.
02. All provisional reservations are subject to confirmation
on deposit of US Dollars 1500/= advance payment atleast 90 days before
arrival of group in Pakistan.
03. The naming list must reach us at least 90 days before
arrival of group in Pakistan. The balance amount must be paid on arrival.
04. For provisional booking please inform your name,
nationality, passport number, date and place of issue of passport, expiry
date, your complete address, person to contact in case of emergency, your
previous mountaineering experience (if any).
MODE OF PAYMENT:
All payments must be sent by money grams, telex transfers,
or demand drafts to Asghar Ali Porik account number 02-125-2223-2, Askari
Commercial Bank Limited, AWT Plaza, The Mall, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Personal
and travelers cheques are not acceptable.
All cancellations must be notified in writing to Jasmine
Tours. Cancellation charges will be levied as follows:-
01. Whenever canceled, the 15% from the advance are
02. 25% cancellation charges will be levied if a confirmed
reservation is canceled 15 days before arrival.
03. If canceled any time after the commencement of the trip,
due to any reason whatsoever, No refund will be given on any unutilized
services other than hotels, meals and air tickets which are subject to
cancellation charges accordingly.
04. If the expedition is cancelled, government rules will be
apply for the refund of Peak Royalty Fee.
LIABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF JASMINE TOURS:
Jasmine Tours, its agents, employees or any of the
affiliates or subsidiary companies shall neither be responsible nor liable for
any loss, damage, injury, sickness or death caused to any member or the
property of the group directly or indirectly due to any irregularity, delay,
accident, theft, acts of God, dangers, fire, vehicle breakdown, machinery
failure, declared or undeclared hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes,
riots, theft, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines, medical or customs
regulations, delays, cancellations or changes in itinerary or schedules, Govt.
restrictions or due to any causes beyond the control of Jasmine Tours.
Transport we use are Toyota Coaster/Hi-ace Van fully
air-conditioned and equipment with all necessary modern facilities. Drivers we
choose having 15-20 years experience driving for tourists, they are careful
and safe drivers.
Willy Jeep; Please note that the jeeps used in Pakistan are
open jeeps (with soft canvas roof which can be removed and roll-up/down sides)
and DO NOT have seat belts, roll bars or restraining sides. They are old
American Willy jeeps, which have been re-conditioned. They are the most
reliable for the road conditions in Pakistan and are easily repaired along the
route you will be taking. They are the most commonly used vehicles for tourism
in Pakistan. The drivers we use are experienced working with foreign tourists
and are careful and safe drivers. 4WD like Toyota Hilux, Pajero also can be
arrange on request but they are about 3 times the cost. Please do not expect
European standards. Transport does make a large portion of any program for
travel in Pakistan.
All travelers must be protected by insurance that covers
cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss or damage to
baggage and personal effects up to 20,000 US Dollars.
Good health and physical fitness are required on all
adventure trips; a physical examination is recommended for all participants on
long treks/mountaineering expeditions.
PASSPORTS AND VISA
All participants must be in possession of a valid passport
and obtain a Pakistani visa. If you need visa invitation letter, please
contact us in advance.
Most of the cook's we used having 5-10 years of experience
working as a cook for trekking and mountaineering expeditions. They are
trained in western and hygiene. Belong to the valleys where the trek's falls.
We offer large variety of diet generally mix local and western food. For both
treks and expedition we provide breakfast cereals, tins of meat, cans of
orange juice, coffee, chocolate, snacks and as well as local food like Chapati,
green tea, lentils and local fresh vegetables etc.
Hotel accommodation is provided on a double occupancy bases.
Single rooms are available on most trips although a supplement is payable.
Hotels we use for main centers are as follows:
CITY/TOWN PRICE BASED HOTEL
Rawalpindi - Shalimar hotel / Paradise
Chilas - Panorama Hotel / Chilas
Skardu - Masherbrum hotel / Indus
For your convenience single supplement price is quoted
against each program.
All our treks, Expedition and Tours covers' most of the
price from Islamabad until you finish your holiday back in Islamabad. There
will be little opportunity for you to spend your money except to buy soft
drinks, snacks. In addition we advice you to keep cash money for airport
taxes, porters, guide, cook and staff tips, souvenirs and other personal
OPTIONAL (on extra payment)
High altitude Sherpa (porter) 25 $ per day / Kit and
Equipment 1000 $ equipment money.
North Face VE 25 Tent 150 per expedition member, please
checks the availability.
Butaine Prophane Gas (Coleman 250 grams) 10/- per bottle.
Solar Panal Kit US dollars 50/- per expedition on rent.
Electric Generator US dollars 150 for 50 days.
PIOSK 3 to 4 kg US dollars 500 per bottle without mask and
regulator, please check the availability.
Asghar Ali Porik
M/s Jasmine Tours
Transit Camp: House #15, Street #15, Garden Town, Near Khanna Bridge,
weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus
Mons is the perfect choice for 8000-meter peaks. This super lightweight
double boot has a PE thermal insulating inner boot that is coupled with
a thermo-reflective outer boot with an integrated gaiter. We used a
super insulating lightweight PE outsole to keep the weight down and the
TPU midsole is excellent for crampon compatibility and stability on
steep terrain. WEIGHT: 39.86 oz • 1130 g LAST: Olympus Mons
CONSTRUCTION: Inner: Slip lasted Outer: Board Lasted OUTER BOOT: Cordura®
upper lined with dual-density PE micro-cellular thermal insulating
closed cell foam and thermo-reflective aluminium facing/ Insulated
removable footbed/ Vibram® rubber rand
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