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MUZTAGH ATA (7545-M)
Name of Peak Muztagh Ata (7545-M) Location Xinjiang China
Muztagh Ata 7545m lies just south of Kongur Tagh, the highest peak of the Kunlun Shan, together they form a somewhat isolated group, separated from the main chain of the Kunlun, and also separate from the Pamir Mountains to the west. (Both peaks are sometimes regarded as being in the “Chinese Pamir”, and are more closely connected to the main Pamir group than the main Kunlun group.) Not far to the north and east of this group are the lowlands of the Tarim Basin and the Taklamakan Desert. The Karakorum Highway passes very close to both peaks.
The Swedish explorer and geographer Sven Hedin made the first recorded attempt to climb Muztagh Ata 7545m, in 1894. Additional attempts were made in 1900, 1904 and 1947, the last by the strong team of Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman who came very close to the summit but were turned back due to cold and deep snow.
The first ascent of the peak was in 1956 by a large party of Chinese and Russian climbers, via the west ridge, which is now the standard route.
Since the first ascent, many ascents of Muztagh Ata have been made. In 1980, a party led by Ned Gillette made a ski ascent/descent of the standard route, the first ski ascent of a mountain over 7,500 m (24,600 ft). An ascent of the much harder south-east ridge was made in 2000. And led by Ned Gillette made a ski ascent/descent of the standard route, the first ski ascent of a mountain over 7,500 m (24,600 ft). An ascent of the much harder south-east ridge was made in 2000.
Karakorum Guides Treks & Tours is all set to make your expedition to Muztagh Ata Expedition as seamless as possible. We have 30 days itinerary for Muztagh expedition that starts with your arrival in Islamabad. We will take care of your comfort and safety throughout your time with us. The ideal climbing season for this starts in June and ends in September.
Days Destination Stay
1 Arrive Islamabad airport and transfer to hotel, Hotel
2 Drive to Chilas via Babusar Pass 4137m 12-14hrs Hotel
3 Drive to Karimabad 6-7hrs. 220 km, Hotel
4 Drive to Sost Hotel
5 Drive over the Khunjerab Pass to China Hotel
6 Drive to Karakul Lake overnight in tents Camp
7 Drive 10kms to Subashi and trek to base camp overnight in tents Camp
8-24 17 Days in base camp for climbing] overnight in tents Camp
25 Base Camp/Subash/ Karakol Lake- Tashkurgan overnight in tents Camp
26 Drive to Sost- Karimabad (Hunza) Hotel
27 Free day in Hunza, local visits Hotel
28 Drive to Naran via Babusar Pass Hotel
29 Drive to Islamabad 6-7hrs Hotel
30 Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight