Panmah Mustagh Climbing
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DescriptionThe most remote and rugged collection of rock spires in the Karakoram, this area is not popular because of logistics and long approaches.
Restricted Zone Details
You need a licensed mountain guide from the Pakistani govt or an Army Liason officer to get in here
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.
Getting ThereIt can be accessed in three ways:
1. Trekking over the Biafo glacier, reaching Snow Lake, crossing Snow Lake and entering the Panmah area
2. Trekking towards Braldu Valley and then following the outwash stream of the Panmah Glacier
3. Crossing one of the mountain passes on the lower Baltoro
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