Arandu serves as the perfect starting point for your mountain adventures. From here, you can embark on a range of treks and peaks, ranging from easy hikes through scenic saddles to challenging climbs that require full climbing gear and ample experience or a knowledgeable guide.
Take a short trip from the campsite to the nearby pastures and marvel at the breathtaking mountain views. There truly is something for everyone here.
At the Czech Hotel and Campground, you'll have access to experienced local porters and guides, and you can rent basic mountaineering equipment for your expeditions.
As the only agency in the Karakoram, we also offer a unique opportunity to practice your rock climbing skills on our nearby Czech Rock climbing terrain. Established in autumn 2022 by European climbers Martin Dědek and Jan Obročník, this sector boasts four climbing routes ranging from 4+ to 6- UIAA. Don't miss out on this incredible experience!
At Czech Rock local name is Shenchikha Rock, you can experience the thrill of rock climbing in one of only two sport climbing areas in all of Pakistan. With four sports climbing routes and one abseiling route, this unique location is just a short walk away from the Campground. With breathtaking views of the valley, it is the perfect spot to learn and hone your climbing skills.
Our experienced and certified instructors will guide you through basic techniques, such as working with ropes and navigating glaciers, giving you the confidence to tackle nearby peaks and treks with ease. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to challenge yourself and push your limits.
Najaf Ali Arandu
Licensed mountain guide living his whole life in mountains. Also working for Czech hospital as a medic.
First Climber from Arandu
Summit Date 17 July 2019
Broad peak 8051m
ALPINE CLUB OF PAKISTAN certified that
up to now has summited more 20time Spantik 7027m.a.s.