Laila Peak 6,096-M

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Program Summary :

Name of Peak  Laila Peak Elevation 6096-M(20,000ft)
First Ascent 1980 Range Karakoram
Ideal Duration 18 Days Camp Required 2-3
Base Camp Height 3550-M Location Hushe/Baltistan
Best Time June to September Zone Type Permitted

Laila Peak (6,096m) is one of the fascinated peaks among the Karakoram Range. It is located in Hushe valley district Ghanche- Baltistan Pakistan. It is a distinctive spear-like shape, and northwest face has a slope of 45 degrees in more than 1500 vertical meters. The height of the Leila peak is controversial, as some believe it to be 6200 meters whereas some mention it as 6614 meters. In a Japanese mountaineering map by Tsuneo Miyamori (published in 2003), the height of Laila Peak is mentioned as 6096 meters The first ascent of Laila Peak (aka Laila Peak) was made by Simon Yates, Mark Miller and Sean Smith in the late 1980′s. They reckoned the mountain’s height to be around 6300m which is the height generally accepted by most. They also climbed nearby Nemeka (6400m).

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One of the distinctive features of this peak is that while climbing this peak, the famous Gandogoro Pass (La) (5000m) and passersby through it can be seen. This pass is the only pass which shortens the way to K-2, Broad Peak, G-I, G-II and many more peaks ranging from 6500 m to highest Mountain “k-2” while trekking from Hushe the last village from Masherbrum side. From Hushe through Gandogoro La trekkers in case of emergency can reach to K-2 in a single day.

Itinerary:

 

Sr. No Program Time(hrs) Stay
Day 01 Arrival  In Islamabad Hotel
Day 02 Flight to Skardu or drive to Chilas 11-12 Hotel
Day 03 Free day in Skardu or drive to Skardu from Chlas 8-9 Hotel
Day 04 Drive to Hushe from Skardu 5-6 Hotel
Day 05 Trek to Shaicho 3-4 Camp
Day 06 Trek  to Base Camp from Shaicho 5-6 Camp
Day 07-25 Climbing   period Camp
Day 26 Trek back to Hushe 6-7 Camp
Day 27 Drive to Skardu 5-6 Hotel
Day 28 Fly back to Islamabad, If unable due to bad weather same day drive to Chilas. 8-9 Hotel
Day 29 Drive from Chilas to Islamabad       
11-12 Hotel
Day 30 Onward to your own destination.