Exploring the Unexplored Tagas Peaks in Lachit Valley on Pak-India Border

Lachit valley lies on Pakistan-India border, and this part of Karakorum has remained closed for climbing. Pakistan army opened this region for climbing for the first time and Polish team has become the first team to receive permit to climb in Lachit valley. There is a group of peaks in the valley called Tagas peaks, approximate altitude of peaks is around 6000 meters.

Tagas peaks in Lachit Valley. Source: https://polakpotrafi.pl
Tagas peaks in Lachit Valley. Source: https://polakpotrafi.pl

34fb5f855097a620d2e20a4fe9c67d44

Polish climbers are seeking to climb 4 to 5 6000 meters peaks in Lachit valley. They reached base camp around 3900 meters on Aug 24, and they climbed a 4991m virgin peak in the valley for acclimatization on Aug 27.

Tagas Peaks in Lachit Valley, Karakorum range, Pakistan.
Tagas Peaks in Lachit Valley, Karakorum range, Pakistan.

Team consists of four Polish climbers: Tomek Klimczak (one of the few poles who has completed three major north faces in alps and did within one year), Maciej Janczar (has climbed Eiger North Face in winter), Maciej Bedrejczuk (has free climbed three main North Faces in Alps), Marcin Wernik (one of the few Poles who has climbed Fitz Roy in Patagonia).

The foot of Lachit valley is at few hours jeep drive from Skardu, then it takes few days’ hike to reach the base camp of Tagas Peaks.

For live updates on mountaineering: @NorthmenPk on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/TheNorthmenPakistan on fb.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s