IKCA Pakistan Challenge 2020

We regret to inform you that Due to Covid-19 and UK public health guidance, IKCA management has decided to cancel all treks until further notice. We are looking at alternative events that meet government guidelines. We will be writing to our supporters with a revised schedule of alternative activities. Thank you for your continued support and interest.

On 8 August 2020, embark on an unforgettable trekking challenge in Pakistan and help Imran Khan Cancer Appeal save lives.

Join us on an adventure through Gilgit Baltistan, as we blaze a trail from Nanga Parbat Base Camp to Rakaposhi and Diran Base Camps, in aid of cancer patients.

How far would you go to save a life? On August 8th, IKCA is embarking on the Pakistan Trekking charity challenge, with a team of intrepid adventurers. We’ll be trekking through some of the most outstanding landscapes of Gilgit-Baltistan, to raise funds for free cancer care for Pakistan’s poorest. Now in its second year, the Pakistan challenge was such a success in 2019, we’ve brought it back for 2020 upon popular demand!  Join us to make this adventure another one to remember, as the first pioneers to take Imran Khan’s cancer appeal cause to the bases of mount Rakaposhi and Diran.

For IKCA’s Pakistan Challenge experience is necessary! To qualify you must have done some mountain climbing previously or taken part in IKCA local treks. This will be a 14 day trip, with 10 days spent trekking and 2 days dedicated to visiting Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore. Participants are advised to train in advance.

If you believe you’re right for the challenge, contact us to book your place today.

Very Limited Places! Act now | Tel: 01274 424 444 | Email: support@ikca.org.uk


Minimum Fundraising Target

For our Pakistan challenge, you have two options in terms of your fundraising target.

Fundraising Target Option 1: involves raising £2,700, which will also cover the cost of the trek, including…

  • Accommodation while in Pakistan
  • Food throughout the trip
  • Domestic Transport
  • Airport transfers
  • Challenge management expenses
  • Fees for our guides.

This sum does not cover the cost of flights to Pakistan. With international challenges, we find that participants often fly in from different parts of the world, and prefer to book their own flights or extend their holiday beyond the trek.

Fundraising Target Option 2: involves raising £1500, but then covering the full cost of trek expenses, as detailed above, at a sum of £1200 to be paid to our tour operator in Pakistan. This option is ideal for those who prefer to pay their own way throughout the trip, and donate the full sum of the minimum fundraising target to charity.

Please do insure you inform us of your preferred option when registering. The full sum of your minimum fundraising target must be raised 2 months before the challenge commences.


Download the 2020 challenge Information Pack & Application Form

 


About the Pakistan Trekking Challenge

A region of breathtaking nature, Gilgit-Baltistan is home to Fairy Meadows, Nanga Parbat and Mount Rakaposhi. All these locations will be on our route as we make our way to our final destination at Hunza Valley after our descent form Diran base camp. This trek will be truly unforgettable, involving days of walking through sublime landscapes and nights of bonding with fellow adventurers over warm food.

Fairy Meadows: Locally known as Joot, Fairy Meadows is a grassland near the base of Nanga Parbat Mountain, at an altitude of 3250 metres above sea level. Fairy Meadows was named thus by German trekkers who fell in love with its enchanting, natural beauty.

Nanga Parbat Base Camp: Measuring at 26,660 ft, Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest peak in the world. It forms the Westernmost anchor of the Himalayan Range, just south of the Indus River, in the Diamer District of Gilgit-Baltistan. We will be climbing to the base camp of Nanga Parbat, at an altitude of 3967 metres.

Rakaposhi Base Camp: Standing at 7,788 meters above sea level, Rakaposhi is the 25th highest mountain in the world, and one of the most gorgeous peaks in the Karakoram mountain range. It has two main basecamps, which was used in the past mainly by German and British explorers. We will be trekking to the basecamp referred to as Taghaphari by the locals, as it offers stunning panoramic views of the confluence zone between the Minapin and Hinarche Glaciers.

Mount Diran: Measuring at 7,288 metres above sea level, Diran is a pyramid shaped mountain in the Karakoram Mountain Range of Central Asia, east of Rakaposhi. Diran is considered one of the most dangerous mountains in Pakistan, because its snow is the cause of many natural events which have claimed lives in the past. On the descent to Diran’s basecamp, a quick stop at a particular ridge, affords the chance to see all eight of the 7,000 meter peaks: Ultar I and II, Shisper, Sangemarmar Sar, Batura, Hachinder Chish, and Passu Sar. Very few places in the world offer this opportunity, so be sure to bring along a super wide angle lens camera!

If you believe you’re right for the challenge, contact us to register your interest today.

Book your place on our 2020 challenge today  | Tel: 01274 424 444 | Email: support@ikca.org.uk