Deosai Mountains Rock Climbing
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Access Issue: Permit required above 6500 meters. Details
The Pakistani definition of a mountain according to the Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad is a peak higher than 6500 meters, 21,450 feet. Therefore you dont need permits for peaks lower than that mark. Anything higher, or if you are hiking within 20 km of an international border you will need permits. For a permit, you need to either: 1. Licensed mountain guide OR 2. Pakistan Army Liason Officer (LO) to guide you along the way. The guide/LO has to be equipped with gear that will allow him to hike with you till the base camp of your peak.
Description [Suggest Change]
These are last remaining unexplored and unclimbed peaks in northern Pakistan. Peaks include a series of unclimbed big walls including the unclimbed Takht-e-Sulaiman (Throne of Solomon) and Banak Peak.
Getting There [Suggest Change]
The Deosai mountains are best approached from the villages on the Gilgit-Skardu road. These include the villages of Rondu and Kachura. The mountains can also be accessed from the town of Astore.
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