Laila Peak, Hushe Valley is one of the most beautiful and worth seeing sights of the snow covered mountain of the world. The striking Laila Peak is located in Hushe Valley near Gondogoro glacier in Karakoram Range and has been known as a major attention-grabber for the tourists who are in love with nature.
Laila Peak is not only known for its beautiful sights, but also famous for its distinctive spear-like shape. The northwest face of Laila Peak has a slope of 45 degrees in more than 1500 vertical meters.
The other attractive part of Laila Peak, Hushe Valley is, it has been climbed only twice. According to the local people, a total of only seven people have summited. In spite of its indisputable popularity all over the region and all across the world among the tourist circles, the height of the Laila Peak in Hushe Valley is controversial. While some records suggest that the peak in Hushe Valley is as tall as 6200 meters, some mention its height as 6614 meters. Back in 2003, a Japanese mountaineering map by Tsuneo Miyamori was published, in which the height of Laila Peak is mentioned as 6096 meters.
Laila Peak has always been the major attraction for skiers, who want to enjoy the beauty of nature along with the addition of adventure. In the summer of 2005, the first ever ski attempts to conquer the heights of Laila Peak were made by Fredrik Ericcson and Jorgen Aamot from Scandinavian countries. Although, they could not reach the summit, as they skied down the North-West face of the Laila peak. While describing their skiing experience on Laila peak, they named it as one of the most amazing mountains they have ever seen, as it points straight up in the sky like a sharp needle.
Other climbers who tried to face the challenging, yet attractive adventures of Laila Peak were the team members of Italian Mountaineering expedition. Their team leader, Mr. Ornesto Forno didn’t attempt to climb the peak, while his five climbers summited. Among others, Laila Peak has also been climbed by mountaineer Simon Yates.
Due to its amazing splendor and mountainous magnificence, Laila Peak is the most desirable tourism point of skiers, and lovers of natural beauty. It’s a perfect place to enjoy the sightseeing in relaxing atmosphere with cool breeze of air. However, non-Pakistani citizens have to purchase the permit from the Ministry of Tourism to visit the Laila Peak, Hushe Valley. The charges of permits are $50 per person and a licensed guide is also required for the duration. However, once you will visit Laila peak, you will definitely understand that all your money is well paid off.