Broad Peak Expedition

The 12th highest mountain in the world

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Trip Overview

Welcome to Taktok Brothers, your gateway to extraordinary mountain adventures. Our expedition takes you to the majestic Broad Peak, a prominent member of The Gasherbrum Massif nestled in Gilgit-Baltistan on the border of Pakistan and China. Standing proudly as the twelfth highest mountain, reaching an elevation of 8,051 meters, Broad Peak is locally known as “Falchan Kangri” by the native Balti people.

Named “Broad Peak” by British explorer Martin Conway in 1892, this mountain is distinguished by its spacious breadth at the top, featuring five summits: Broad Peak (8,051m), Rocky Summit (8,028m), Broad Peak Central (8,028m), Broad Peak North (7,940m), and Kharut Kangri (6,942m).

In 1954, Dr. Karl Herrligkoffer made the first attempt on Broad Peak but faced challenges from storms and extreme cold. However, the mountain saw success in 1957 when an Australian Expedition Team comprised of Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl reached the summit without supplemental oxygen and base camp support. Notably, Broad Peak witnessed a winter conquest on March 5, 2013, by Maciej Berbeka, Adam Bielecki, Tomasz Kowalski, and Artur Malek. Unfortunately, Berbeka and Kowalski lost their lives during the descent from camp 4.

The ascent to Broad Peak unveils stunning views of The Baltoro Glacier and the iconic Mt. K2, just a few kilometers away. While it stands as the twelfth eight-thousander globally, Broad Peak poses a formidable challenge with its steep slopes and relentless terrain. The summit ridge’s geographical formation has tested even the most skilled climbers, making the upper sections perilous to ascend. This climb demands an excellent level of psychological fortitude and physical fitness to stand triumphant on its summit.

For those seeking the pinnacle of mountaineering experiences, Taktok Brothers provides an opportunity to test your limits on Broad Peak. Join us in the warmest months of the year, July and August, for a more gratifying expedition to the summit. Embrace the challenge and relish the rewards of standing atop this extraordinary peak with Taktok Brothers.

  • Season
  • Destination
  • Duration
    48 Days
  • Altitude
    8,051m / 26,414ft
  • Groups
    2 - 10 Peoples
  • Walk per day
    5 - 7 Hours


Prior to your arrival at the airport, ensure all necessary visa procedures are completed. Upon arrival, one of our envoys will greet you. Following a brief meeting, you'll be escorted to a conveniently booked hotel for your relaxation. Explore cultural landmarks such as The Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa Museum, and Faisal Mosque in Islamabad.

  • Altitude 508m
  • Meals N/A
  • Accomodation 4 star Hotel

The second day focuses on official procedures like obtaining travel permits, necessary documentation, packing, and last-minute shopping. Additionally, a comprehensive briefing will cover all aspects of the trek and offer an opportunity to connect with fellow trekkers.

  • Altitude 508m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 4 star Hotel

Commence the day with an early breakfast before flying to Skardu, a magnificent city in Gilgit-Baltistan, elevated at 2228m above sea level. Following a refreshing hour-long flight, take a leisurely stroll through the city's captivating sites. The subsequent day involves an orientation by our guides, ensuring preparedness for the forthcoming days.

  • Altitude 2228m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge / Hotel

After a comfortable stay in Skardu, embark on a thrilling jeep journey to Askole on the fifth day. Located in the remote Shigar valley, Askole serves as the last station before venturing into the wild Karakoram regions. The approximately seven-hour drive from Skardu to Askole covers 128 kilometers, offering an exciting but bumpy ride. Upon arrival, settle in and prepare for camping.

  • Altitude 2800m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Following an overnight stay in Askole, commence the trek from Askole (2800m) to Jhola (3185m) after breakfast. Ascend 385m, traversing the Baifo Glacier to reach Jhola. Prepare for an overnight stay upon arrival.

  • Altitude 3185m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation camping

According to the itinerary, journey to the Paiyu pinnacles on the seventh day. Upon reaching Paiyu at 3383m, which serves as the campsite for the next two days, revel in the tranquil surroundings equipped with proper camping facilities.

  • Altitude 3383m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation camping

Following two days of continuous trekking, take a day's break in Paiyu. Positioned in the Karakoram Region, Paiyu offers splendid views of the golden sunrise over its peak, providing a serene experience amidst nature's wonders. Relax throughout the day, preparing for the next stop, Urdukas.

  • Altitude 3383m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation camping

After a relaxing break in Paiyu, embark on a challenging trek to Urdukas (4130m). Traverse the rocky moraines of the Baltoro Glacier, rewarded by breathtaking sights of Paiyu Peak and Trango. Ascend approximately 750m from Paiyu, culminating in a rewarding view of Broad Peak upon reaching Urdukas. Camp overnight in preparation for Goro.

  • Altitude 4130m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation camping

Following the demanding trek to Urdukas, trek to Gora II on the tenth day. Ascend a moderate 120m from Urdukas (4250m to Gora (4250m). Witness the awe-inspiring landscapes of Concordia, featuring Masherbrum, Muztagh Tower, and Gasherbrum IV if blessed with a clear evening.

  • Altitude 4250m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation camping

Embark on the eleventh-day trek to Concordia, renowned for its enchanting campsite offering a panoramic view of the Karakoram region's stunning mountains. After soaking in the spectacular sights, camp overnight at Concordia.

  • Altitude 4550m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Day twelve marks a significant phase of the expedition. Trek from Concordia (4,550m) to the base camp (4,850m) situated on the Godwin Austen glacier (4900m), preparing for the summit journey.

  • Altitude 4850m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation camping

During the climbing phase from Base Camp (4850m) to the Summit (8,028m) and returning to Base Camp: Following our comprehensive preparations for the summit attempt, we will set out for Camp 1. Our ascent will include traversing high camps 1, 2, and 3, making at least one rotation climb before the summit bid. Our team will monitor the weather conditions closely for the summit ascent, aiming to reach the summit on the projected day if conditions align with our schedule. Camp 1 (5,400m): The route to Camp 1 begins with traversing deep snow, transitioning gradually into rocky and icy terrain. Our mountain guide will establish a fixed-line, ensuring a safe and comfortable passage to Camp 1. Camp 2 (6,250m): The climb from Camp 1 to Camp 2 represents one of the toughest segments of our expedition, with a steep ascent over a challenging combination of ice, snow, and rocky terrain. However, Camp 2 rewards us with breathtaking vistas of K2 and the Baltoro Glacier upon arrival. Camp 3 (7,200m): Ascending to Camp 3 involves navigating the ridge's highest point. Passing through a snowy couloir, we'll reach Camp 3 (7,200m), setting the stage for the final summit push. The Summit (8,051m): If weather conditions are favorable, the summit climb is estimated to take 12-15 hours. Our initial objective will be to reach the col between the central and main summit. After negotiating the summit ridge, navigating small rocky peaks, we'll finally reach and celebrate the majestic summit of Broad Peak. Upon successfully reaching the summit, we'll prepare for the descent back to the high camps and ultimately to Base Camp, carefully considering the prevailing weather conditions. Taking a day's rest at Base Camp, we'll gear up for the trek down to lower elevations.

  • Altitude 8051m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Following an overnight stay at the base camp, begin the descent to Gora, Khuburtze, Mundung, and Askole over the next five days, concluding the climbing phase of the expedition.

  • Altitude 2800m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation camping

Per the schedule, drive back to Skardu after a seven-hour journey from Askole. Freshen up and prepare for the return flight to Islamabad.

  • Altitude 2228m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge

Return to Islamabad from Skardu by flight, relishing an aerial view of the city.

  • Altitude 508m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 4 star Hotel

After the demanding expedition, enjoy a day of relaxation in Islamabad, exploring cultural landmarks such as The Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa Museum, Faisal Mosque, Mragalla Hills, and Daman-e-Koh.

  • Altitude 508m
  • Meals Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Accomodation 4 star Hotel

Concluding the Broad Peak summit expedition, bid farewell with cherished memories. Our representative will accompany you to Islamabad Airport a few hours prior to your scheduled flight.

  • Altitude 508m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Pick-up and drop-off services at Islamabad Airport for arrival and departure.
  • Accommodation for 03 nights in Islamabad at a four-star hotel with Bed & Breakfast, and 03 nights in Skardu at a two-star hotel with BB Plan.
  • Expedition royalty and permit from the Pakistan government for climbing Broad Peak, covering the member, climbing Sherpa, and working crew.
  • Inclusion of costs for the liaison officer, including their salary, equipment, transport, and accommodation.
  • Coverage of garbage management fees within the expedition cost.
  • Medical & emergency rescue insurance for all staff involved in the expedition.
  • Domestic flights from Islamabad to Skardu and return, with alternative arrangements in case of irregular flight cancellations substituted with a drive to Skardu via Chellas. Jeep transportation from Skardu to Askole and back.
  • Transportation of all necessary expedition equipment from Kathmandu to Islamabad and then to Skardu by truck. Further transport from Skardu to Askole and back by Jeep, and from Askole to Base camp and vice versa by porter.
  • Allowance of up to 75 Kgs of personal luggage per person.
  • Provision of food throughout the trek and the expedition duration, along with a well-managed camp setup during trekking, at base camp, and higher camps.
  • Supply of all required camping equipment and necessary porters for carrying loads.
  • Essential base camp staff including chefs and kitchen staff, with accommodation, meals, and other services provided.
  • Individual tents for each expedition member during trekking and at base camp, and shared tents for higher camps. The tents will be of the Kailash brand. Additionally, all essential base camp equipment including heaters, generators, solar panels, electric charging devices, dining, communication, shower, and toilet tents.
  • Charges for important rope fixing gear and payments to the fixing team.
  • Hiring of one high-altitude Climbing Sherpa experienced in Broad Peak summits, with a good salary, allowances, and transportation provided.
  • Provision of 03 bottles of Summit Oxygen (4 liters) per member and 02 bottles for climbing Sherpa, including mask and regulator sets.
  • Provision of necessary services and supplies for high camps including food and tents.
  • Availability of Thuraya IP Satellite internet at the base camp with an option for extra sharing costs among members. Satellite phones available for emergency calls.
  • Distribution of Walkie-Talkie sets to each member for communication between base camp and higher camps.
  • Daily weather forecasts provided through Swiss Weather Meteorology.
  • Comprehensive medical kit available for emergencies.


  • International airfare for the expedition member.
  • Pakistan entry visa fees.
  • Lunch and dinner during stays in Islamabad and Skardu.
  • Additional hotel nights in Islamabad and Skardu beyond the specified duration.
  • Emergency evacuation insurance and medical cover for expedition members.
  • Personal Climbing gear expenses.
  • Sherpa Summit Bonus of USD $1500 for each climbing Sherpa, and calculating tips for basecamp staff.
  • Any other expenses not specifically mentioned in the inclusion section.

Trip Notes

  1. Preparation and Training: Climbers are strongly advised to prepare both their bodies and minds for the challenges of remoteness, high altitude, and separation from families. Carry minimal valuable belongings and pack cotton clothes for your stay in Kathmandu, along with warm attire for the Himalayas. Always keep a copy of your passport and photos with you.Note: Physical and mental preparedness is crucial for a successful expedition.
  2. Weather Dependency: Trekking and mountain climbing in the Everest Region are highly dependent on weather conditions. While we aim to schedule trips at the most favorable times, extreme scenarios may lead to delays or cancellations of domestic flights to Lukla. In such cases, any expenses for extra days beyond the itinerary are the responsibility of the client. Taktok Brothers will arrange accommodation for porters and guides. Alternative arrangements, such as a helicopter flight to avoid delays, can be arranged at a nominal extra charge.
  3. Flight Complications: Taktok Brothers will not be liable for compensation for losses due to missed international flights. However, we are committed to minimizing your loss and can assist in making necessary arrangements. To avoid missing flights, we recommend maintaining flexible time frames before and after trip departure.
  4. Itinerary Adjustments: As we travel in remote areas with unpredictable climatic conditions, trail distortions may necessitate itinerary adjustments. Rest assured, the quality of service will not be compromised.

Cost of Expedition

Expedition costs vary based on factors such as group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, hotel accommodation categories, the number of allocated Sherpas and equipment, type of arrangement, and package customization. We prefer discussing expedition costs with our clients before offering a detailed quote. Feel free to contact Taktok Brothers for information about your selected package.

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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