Buni Zom Trekking Expedition
Nestled within the Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Buni Zom emerges as a majestic peak at 6,552 meters (21,463 feet) and a mere 50 kilometres east of Tirich Mir. It is a part of the formidable Buni Zom Massif, which boasts 12 peaks, each scaling over 6,000 meters in elevation.
Legacy of Rare Ascents:
This remote and enigmatic region has seen only a handful of successful summits. The inaugural ascent was pioneered in 1957 by a New Zealand expedition led by W.K. Berry and C.H. Tyndale. Their route, originating from the east via the Gordoghan Zom Glacier, involved:
- Scaling the north face of Buni Zom North.
- Descending to the north col.
- Ultimately conquering the north ridge of the Main peak.
The subsequent ascent in August 1975 saw a Japanese team triumph over the mountain's south face, navigating the challenging southwest ridge. The last successful climb transpired in 1979 when two American climbers ventured to conquer Buni Zom's southwest peak.
Buni Zom remains one of the world's least explored mountain areas, with only three documented ascents and seven individuals who have achieved the summit. This extraordinary peak is nestled within the Hindu Raj Mountains, a geographical region between the Karakoram and Hindu Kush ranges in northern Pakistan.
Expedition and Services by Jasmine Tours:
For those eager to go on this exhilarating journey, the Buni Zom Peak Expedition offered by Jasmine tours provides a comprehensive package. It caters to the Buni Zom ascent and offers treks and tours to various picturesque destinations in northern Pakistan, including Hunza, Gilgit, Kalash, Shandoor, and Gojal. The expedition package encompasses essential services such as hotel bookings, government permits, domestic flights, a team of skilled chefs, experienced tour guides, visa assistance, reliable porters, camping equipment, daily sustenance, and all the necessary kitchen tools, ensuring a successful and memorable mountain adventure in this uncharted territory.
Day 1: Arrival in Rawalpindi/Islamabad
- Transfer to your Rawalpindi hotel upon arrival.
Day 2: Rawalpindi to Chitral
- Begin your journey to Chitral, your gateway to adventure.
- Overnight stay in a Chitral hotel.
Day 3: Chitral - Pre-Expedition Prep
- Finalize all preparations in Chitral for your upcoming expedition.
Day 4: Chitral to Phargam Village
- Early morning start for a jeep ride to Phargam Village, your last stop with civilization.
- Overnight in tents with camp staff serving all your meals.
Day 5: Phargam Village to Phargam High Camp (3,900m)
- Bid farewell to the last village as you rely on porters for the remainder of the journey.
- Set up camp at Phargam High Camp at 3,900 meters.
- The camp staff provides all meals.
Day 6: Phargam High Camp to Base Camp
- A 4-6 hour trek takes you to the expedition's base camp.
- Enjoy another night in tents with meals provided.
Day 7 - 24: Climbing
- The following 18 days are dedicated to your non-guided climbing adventure.
- Base camp staff will be on standby to assist with supplies and support.
Days 25-26: Trekking Back to Phargam Village
- Start your descent from base camp to Phargam Village for three days.
- Nights are spent in tents.
Day 27: Phargam Village to Chitral
- Embark on a full-day jeep ride to Chitral, winding through the terrain.
- Arrive in Chitral and check in at your chosen hotel.
Day 28: Chitral to Rawalpindi
- Early morning drive back to Rawalpindi, where you'll spend the night.
Day 29: Free Day in Islamabad
- Enjoy a day of leisure in Islamabad.
Day 30: Fly Back Home
- Transfer to the airport for your return flight, concluding your incredible 30-day expedition in Pakistan's wild landscapes.