Duration: 30 days
Elevation: 7545m
First Ascent: 1956
Best Period: June – August
Hotel nights: 12
Camps: 17

Muztagh Ata is the second-highest of the mountains, which form the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau. It is also referred to as part of the Kunlun Shan, although physically, it is more closely connected to the Pamir. Muztagh Ata is also known as one of the most accessible 7,000 m peaks globally to climb due to Xingjian's comparatively drier weather and its gentle western slope.

Muztagh Ata is situated south of Kongur Tagh, the highest peak of the Kunlun Shan, together with these peaks they form a somewhat isolated group, separated from the main chain of the Kunlun, and separate from the Pamir Mountains to the west. Both these peaks are regarded as being in the "Chinese Pamir" and are more closely connected to the leading Pamir group than the main Kunlun group. Not far to the east and north of this group are the Taklamakan Desert and lowlands Tarim Basin. The mighty Karakorum Highway passes very close to both peaks.

In 1894, geographer Sven Hedin and a Swedish explorer made the first recorded attempt to climb Muztagh Ata. Several other attempts were made in 1900, 1904, and 1947. A very professional team made the last attempt of Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman. Their summit was unsuccessful though they came very close to the summit but were turned back due to heavy snow and extremely cold weather.

The first ascent of the peak was made in 1956 by Chinese and Russian climbers via the west ridge, this route has now became the standard route for the summit.

Since then, many ascents of Muztagh Ata have been successful. 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). In 2000, the first ascent of the much harder south-east ridge was made.





01 Islamabad/Rawalpindi. Hotel
02 Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 11-12hrs. Hotel
03 Drive to Karimabad 6-7hrs Hotel
04 Drive to Attaabad Lake – Gulmit. Camp
05 Drive to Tashkorgan. Camp
06 Drive to Karakul Lake Camp
07 Trek to Muztagh Ata base camp Camp
08-22 15 days for climbing Camp
23 Trek down to Karakul Lake and drive to Kashgar Hotel
24 Trek down to Karakul Lake and drive to Kashgar then drive to Tashkorgan Hotel
25 Drive to Sost- Attaabad Lake- Karimabad Hotel
26 Fully day explore Hunza valley Hotel
27 Dive to Besham 9-10hrs Hotel
28 Drive to Islamabad 5-6hrs Hotel
29 Free Day in Islamabad for sight Seeing. Hotel
30 Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight. - - -
Muztagh Ata 7545 M
Muztagh Ata 7545 M
Muztagh Ata 7545 M


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