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Baintha Brakk 7,285 meters (23,901 ft)

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Baintha Brakk, also known as "The Ogre," commands attention with its imposing elevation of 7,285 meters (23,901 feet) in the Karakoram Range of the Himalayas. Situated in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, this distinctive peak earned its nickname due to its formidable and challenging nature. Renowned for its difficult and technical climbing routes, Baintha Brakk has been a coveted conquest for experienced mountaineers. The Ogre's steep and icy faces, coupled with unpredictable weather conditions, make it a symbol of high-altitude mountaineering's ultimate challenges. The mountain's remote location and the breathtaking surroundings of the Baltoro Glacier contribute to its allure for adventurers seeking both a physical and mental test. Despite its lower elevation compared to some of its neighbors, Baintha Brakk remains a legendary peak in the mountaineering world, drawing climbers with its mystique and the promise of conquering one of the Karakoram's most enigmatic summits.

Itinerary

Arrival Islamabad

Arrival at airport and then transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Islamabad to Skardu (By Air)

Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Chilas to Skardu

In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu (total drive is 22 – 24 hrs from Islamabad to Skardu). Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Rest day at Skardu

The day is to finalize the expedition arrangements. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Drive to Askoli Village

The participants of Baintha Brakk expedition will begin the jeep safari towards Daso, the passage will go through the Shigar valley. The journey will be followed on the sides of Braldu river which extends to Askole. Askole will be the last village on our route; the members of the expedition will start walking after leaving jeeps behind. However at times the participants may begin their walk before arrival in Askole but it depends on the road conditions. Overall it will take you between six hours to eight hours in covering the distance.

Trek to Namla via snout of bifau

After completion of necessary supplies list and equipment the porters will load up for the trek ahead to Jhola. The valley is gateway to Biafo glacier that flow over fifty kms from Hispar La to Braldu. The participants will experience the moraine walking as the snout of the glacier is crossed and they will descend to lunch spot beside the Korofon river. The route will take us the confluence of rivers of Braldu and Domordo. The trail will lead us to go upstream where the participants of Baintha Brakk expedition will cross the river by bridge. On the other side of the bridge the participants will ascend towards domordo river until we reach Namla Camp, on the descend to the edge of Braldu river, Jhola cam lies.

Trek to Mango

The participants of Baintha Brakk expedition will start the trek towards mango campsite. They will be trekking along dumurdo river in opposite direction of the flow. The participants will have the lunch midway and will camp at Mango.

Trek to Baintha Brakk expedition

The participants of bainth brakk expedition will arrive to the base camp on this and will set up base camp that is suitable for the group along with the consent of our guide. Once, the participants reaches the camp, dinner will be served and night stay in tents. The base camp of Latok Peaks and Biantha Brakk are not far from each other.

Acclimatization day

On this day the participants will acclimatize while sorting out their equipment's. While, the team of Apricot Tours will set up the base camp and the porter's will trek back as well.

Climbing Day(s)

The participants will have 16 days to climb the peak.

Departure from Base Camp

The team along with the staff of Apricot Tours will leave base camp of Baintha Brakk and trek back down. They will trek back down by dumurdo rive to namla. The duration of the trek will be 8-9 hrs as on the next day the participants will be trekking back to Askoli valley Valley.

Trek to Askoli

On this day the participants of the Baintha Brakk expedition will be back to Askole village after walking up the side of the river to the bridge.The participants will give get to meet climbers and trekkers at Askoli campsite as well.

Drive to Skardu

The participants will drive back to the hotel in Skardu along with the team of Apricot Tours. Making tea stop at Dasso, and lunch stop in Shigar Baazar.

Fly to Islamabad

On this day the participants will take a flight from the airport in Skardu to Islamabad airport. You will have a good time to relax at the hotel in Islamabad. The domestic flights sometime get cancelled due to weather conditions. In case of flight cancellation, you will drive to Raikot or Chilas for overnight. It takes 10 hours by a vehicle.

Contingency day for flight cancellations

This day is allocated for any potential delays in case the domestic flight does not operate the previous day. Our guests will depart early morning from Chilas to Islamabad which can take up to ten hours. However it will be a free day in case the participants make it to Islamabad on the domestic flight. This time can be utilized for sightseeing in Islamabad.

Fly to home country

Our staff will transfer all the members of Baintha Brakk Expedition to the airport on their respective departure timings. The checkout time of all our partner hotels is 12 pm.

Services

Services Include
Lodging at base camp (single supplement)
Full base camp with dinning tent, bathroom, showers & solar charge
All internal/domestic transport
All domestic flights
50kgs (110 lbs) personal baggage
All meals during trek and at base camp (B,L,D)
Group emergency equipment/satellite phone service with fixed calling charge
Two nights stay in Islamabad hotel on arrival and two on return (bed & breakfast only)
Staff insurance (guide, cook, kitchen staff, assistant(s) & porters etc)
Experienced cook from Pakistan
Kitchen staff
Porters for all expedition supplies
Solar power at base camp
Electricity generator (backup for high voltage devices)
International airfare
Permit/royalty fee according to number of persons
Personal climbing equipment, clothing & sleeping equipment
Group climbing gear (rope, ice crew, snow bar, EPI gas, cooking pots and others)
Mountain climbing rescue and evacuation insurance policy - mandatory
Lodging and meals above base camp
Any service above base camp
Communication radio (walkie talkie)
Weather reports
Personal equipment cargo to/from Islamabad
Pakistan visa fee
Tips/gratuities to staff, cook, assistant(s) of US$ 250 per person in total
Meals in Islamabad
Extra hotel nights after the climb
Trip cancellation insurance
All expenses incurred in the event of early wind-up/summit (extra hotel nights, meals at hotels, evacuation)
Charges incurred due to delays beyond the control of Apricot Tours (Force majeure)
Personal communication (phone, fax, e-mail) between Pakistan and home country.

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Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours Company Policy

At Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours, we are committed to providing exceptional travel experiences while ensuring the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our clients. Our policies are designed to uphold the highest standards of service and professionalism. Please familiarize yourself with the following guidelines:

1. Booking and Reservation:

- All bookings and reservations must be made through our authorized channels, including our website, official agents, or directly through our office. - To secure a booking, a deposit or half payment may be required, depending on the nature of the trip. Payment methods accepted include credit/debit cards, bank transfers, or cash.

2. Cancellation and Refund policy:
Cancellation Policy:

At Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours, we aim to provide our clients with memorable and seamless experiences for our clients. However, we understand that plans can change, and unforeseen circumstances may arise. To ensure clarity and fairness, please review our refund policy below:

Cancellation Timeline:

- Clients may cancel their trip or expedition up to one month before the scheduled start of documentation without incurring any cancellation fees. - After this one-month period and up to the start of documentation, cancellations will not be accepted, except in the case of a natural disaster or emergency situation that prevents the client from participating in the trip. - Cancellations made within one month (30 days) after the advance payment, which constitutes 30% of the total cost of the trip, will not be eligible for a refund, except in the case of a natural disaster or emergency situation. - In the event of a natural disaster, medical emergency, or other unforeseen circumstances beyond the client's control, exceptions to the cancellation policy may be considered. Clients must provide documentation or proof of the situation to be eligible for a refund or rescheduling of the trip. - If a cancellation is permitted based on the criteria outlined above, eligible clients will receive a refund of 50% of the advance payment (which is 30% of the total trip cost), minus any non-refundable expenses already incurred by Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours in preparation for the trip. - Clients must provide documentation or proof of the situation to be eligible for the partial refund.

Refund Process:

- Refunds will be processed in the same form as the original payment and may take days/weeks/months to reflect in the client's account.

Terms and Conditions:

- By booking with Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours, clients agree to abide by our refund policy as outlined above. - Clients are encouraged to review our terms and conditions for additional information regarding bookings, payments, and responsibilities of both parties.

Contact Information:

- For inquiries, cancellations, or emergency situations, please contact our customer service team via email/phone during our business hours. Feel free to adjust any details or language to better suit your company's policies and preferences. It's important to communicate refund policies clearly to clients to avoid any misunderstandings or disputes.

3. Travel Insurance:

- We strongly recommend that all clients purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unforeseen events or emergencies during their trip. - Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours are not liable for any loss, injury, or damage to personal belongings or health during the course of the trip.

4. Health and Safety:

- Clients are responsible for ensuring that they are physically and mentally fit to participate in their chosen tour or trek. - Our experienced guides prioritize the safety and well-being of all participants and reserve the right to make decisions in the best interest of the group, including altering itineraries or cancelling activities if necessary. - It is essential that clients adhere to safety instructions provided by our guides and staff at all times.

5. Environmental Responsibility:

- We are committed to sustainable and responsible travel practices. Clients are expected to respect the environment, local communities, and wildlife encountered during their journey. - Littering, damaging natural habitats, or engaging in activities that harm the local ecosystem is strictly prohibited.

6. Code of Conduct:

- Clients are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and courteous manner towards fellow travelers, guides, staff, and locals. - Discriminatory or offensive behavior will not be tolerated and may result in immediate termination of the trip without refund.

7. Travel Documentation:

- It is the responsibility of clients to ensure that they possess valid passports, visas, permits, and any other necessary travel documents required for their destination. - Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours can provide assistance and guidance regarding visa applications and other documentation upon request.

8. Feedback and Complaints:

- We value the feedback of our clients and encourage open communication. Please feel free to share your experiences, suggestions, or concerns with us. - In the event of a complaint, clients are encouraged to notify our staff or guides immediately so that we can address the issue promptly and find a satisfactory resolution. By booking a trip with Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours, clients acknowledge that they have read, understood, and agreed to abide by the terms and conditions outlined in this policy. We are dedicated to delivering unforgettable travel experiences while prioritizing the safety, satisfaction, and enjoyment of our clients. If you have any questions or require further clarification regarding our policies, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you on your next adventure with Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours!




Sincerely,
Arif Hassan Sadpara
Managing Director
Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours

Arif Hassan Sadpara

CEO

Arif Hassan Sadpara the CEO of Hassan Sadpara Treks & Tours and CEO of Hassan Sadpara Mountain Rescue Club of Pakistan. Arif Hassan Sadpara is the son of legend 1st Pakistani Mountaineer Hassan Sadpara the pride of Pakistan who scaled the highest peaks in the world without using supplementary oxygen. Arif is Also climbing and Guiding in the Karakoram and Himalayan mountains in Pakistan. Arif Organising Tours ,trekking, jeep safaris and Expeditions.

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