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Changi Tower 5820-m

Changi Tower 5820-M situated in Nangma Valley. It is an eight hours walk from Kande Village which is 5 hours drive from Skardu. Changi Tower is part of larger Amin Massive and enormous granite block in the upper reaches of Nangma Valley. The Amin Massive includes Amin Peak, Changi Tower, and several other unclimbed spires. Most of the rock within Nangma Valley is either granite, gneiss, or schist; however, the predominant rock type is granite, and there is lots of it.  

An Australian/New Zealand party also made first ascents in the Nangma Valley. The all - women's team of Abby Watkins, Vera Wong, and Nicola Woodford climbed Excess Baggage on the 5,300m Changi Tower. The route works left up the main rock wall to climb a prominent crack system and snow slope above to the main summit. Difficulties were rated at 5.10 and A2+. Watkins and Wong currently hold the women's speed record for an ascent of the Nose on El Capitan (16 hours and 40 minutes).
New Zealanders, New Norton, and Paul Weber, also climbed a route on the Changi Tower, starting to the left of Excess Baggage up a slanting corner system then cutting through the last-named route to finishing on the North Summit. The climb was completed in 10 days at 5.10 and A1, involved 26 pitches and was christened " Just a Quickie " as the pair had originally thought it would provide a quick warm-up climb before heading off for greater things.  

In 1998 the East Face was climbed by two routes: " Just a Quickie " (Norton/Weber: 5.10+ and A0) to the North Summit (c5,800m) and Excess Baggage (Watkins/Wong/Woolford: 5.10+ and A2+) to the main summit (c5,820m).
Rubén Aramendia, Fermin Izco, and Mikel Zabalza, compatriots of the Spanish team on Amin Brakk, set up Base Camp on the 26th of June at 4,300m, further up the Nangma Valley from the glacier branch leading to Amin Brakk. From there they then tackled a line on the East Face of the multi-summited and somewhat complex c5,820m Changi Tower.

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Location: Karakoram, Baltistan, Pakistan

Duration:30 Days

Min Age:12

Max People:12

1
Day 1 : ARRIVAL -ISLAMABAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Arrival at Islamabad International Airport and transfer to the hotel. In the evening briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan. Overnight in the hotel.
2
Day 2 : ISLAMABAD TO CHILAS
Departure for Chilas via Babusar Top, Kaghan Valley Check-in hotel at Chilas.
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Day 3 : CHILAS TO SKARDU
Arrival in Skardu. Total drive time from Islamabad to Skardu is 22-24 hours. Overnight in the hotel
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Day 4 : SKARDU
Final arrangement of the Changi Tower Expedition.
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Day 5 : SKARDU TO KANDE VILLAGE
Early morning after breakfast drives to beautiful Kande Village. Overnight in the tents.
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Day 6 : KANDE TO MINGLU BROQ
After an early breakfast leaves the last inhabited village, the remaining portion of our journey, we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipment and sustain our Expedition. Overnight in tents.
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Day 7 : MINGLU BROQ TO CHANGI TOWER BASE CAMP
Trek towards Changi Tower base camp. Overnight in tents.
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Day 8 : CLIMBING DAYS 8-25
Climbing start towards Summit. The length of the Climbing period depends on the weather, fitness, and experience of the climber.
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Day 26 : CHANGI TOWER BASE CAMP TO KANDE
Early morning walk down to Kande Village. Overnights in tents.
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Day 27 : KANDE TO SKARDU
After breakfast drive for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.
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Day 28 : SKARDU TO ISLAMABAD
Flight to Islamabad, if unable due to bad weather same day drive to Kaghan Valley via Babusar Top. Overnight in the hotel.
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Day 29 : KAGHAN TO ISLAMABAD
Early morning drive to Islamabad. Overnight in the Hotel.
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Day 30 : DE- BRIEFING AT ALPINE CLUB OF PAKISTAN
De-briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan Islamabad & Transfer to Islamabad International Aiport for your onward destination. End of our Services. Thank YOU!

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