Trango Tower Expedition
The Trango Towers are a family of rock towers in Gilgit-Baltistan, north of Pakistan. The Towers offer some of the most enormous cliffs and most challenging rock climbing in the world, and every year, several expeditions from all corners of the globe visit the Karakoram to climb the problematic granite. Located in the Baltoro Glacier region of northern Pakistan, Great Trango, the tallest formation in Trango Valley, features 4,396 vertical feet of granite, more than any other face in the world. This spire is over 20,000 feet above sea level. Combined with Trango Tower (aka Nameless Tower) to the northwest, these formations dominate the horizon on the approach to the more prominent mountains of K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum IV, and Nanga Parbat.
A Legacy of Trango Tower Expeditions:
The first successful ascent of the Trango Tower was achieved in 1977 by an American expedition led by renowned mountaineer Galen Rowell. Since then, numerous climbers have conquered the peak, leaving their mark on this legendary mountain. The Trango Tower expedition continues to draw climbers from across the globe, eager to test their limits and experience the thrill of summiting one of the world's most challenging peaks.
- Soaring 6,286 meters (20,623 feet) into the sky, the Trango Tower is a formidable granite giant in the Karakoram Mountains, beckoning only the most skilled and intrepid climbers.
- Scaling the Trango Tower demands exceptional technical climbing skills, unwavering determination, and a deep respect for the mountain's unforgiving terrain.
- The first successful ascent was achieved in 1977, led by renowned mountaineer Galen Rowell. It paved the way for countless climbers to test their limits against the mountain's imposing presence.
- Beyond the physical challenge, the Trango Tower expedition offers a profound journey of self-discovery and camaraderie, forging unbreakable bonds among climbers as they navigate treacherous paths and support one another through the arduous ascent.
- If you possess the spirit of adventure and unwavering determination, embark on your Trango Tower expedition, etching your name among those who have dared to conquer this majestic granite giant.
One of the most technical and challenging mountains on earth is the Trango Group of Towers. We have organized dozens of expeditions to this beautiful mountain. In 2008, we collected the Trango Free Dream Expedition. The members were Jerry Gore, Leader British; Gaz Parry, Member British; Denis Roy, French; Pierre Muller, French; David Kaszlikow, Polish; and Eliza Kaszlinkow, Polish. We organize an expedition to this beautiful mountain each year for rock lovers. To make it more accessible for rock climbers, we are now running fixed departure for Trango Tower. It is straightforward to organize, with no peak fee or government restriction. Contact us for day-by-day itinerary, price, and service details.
Day 1 : Arrival Day in Islamabad, Pakistan
- Arrive in Islamabad
Day 2 : Islamabad to Skardu Flight
- Take a flight from Islamabad to Skardu
Day 3 : Sightseeing & Preparation Day, Skardu
- Explore Skardu
- Prepare for the upcoming activities
Day 4 : Drive to Johla via Askoli
- Travel to Johla via Askoli by road
Day 5 : Trek to Paju
- Begin trekking to Paju
Day 6 : Trek to Trango Tower Base Camp
- Continue trekking to Trango Tower Base Camp
Days 7-32: Acclimatization & Climbing Period
- Allow time for acclimatization and climbing activities
Day 33 : Trek Back to Paiju
- Start trekking back to Paiju
Day 34 : Trek Back to Johla
- Trek back to Johla
Day 35 : Drive Back to Skardu via Shigar Valley
- Travel back to Skardu by road, passing through Shigar Valley
Day 36 : Fly Back to Islamabad
- Take a flight back to Islamabad
Day 37 : Contingency Day in Case of Delays - Islamabad
- Reserve day for unforeseen delays in Islamabad
Day 38 : Fly Back Home
- Departure to your home country