Gasharbrum I, is popularly known as Hidden Peak. The clusters of peaks in the South East of the mighty K2 are named as Gasharbrum peaks. Swiss Skier “Sylvan Saudan” set world Record by skiing down from the summit. In local language Gasharbrum means “Shining Wall”.

The approach route to Base camp starts from Skardu through Shigar Valley and approach trek starts from Thongal or Askole through Baltoro glacier, southern Abruzzi glaciers.

Departure/Return Location Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad
Departure Time Mountain Range: Himalaya
Elevation: 8086 m Best Time: Mid-May to End-August
Duration: 51 Days Zone: Permitted

Additional information

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01: Arrival Islamabad

Arrival at airport and transfer to hotel.Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.
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02: Islamabad to Skardu (By Air)

Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Chilas.
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03: Chilas to Skardu

In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu (total drive is 22 – 24 hrs from Islamabad to Skardu). Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
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04: Skardu

the day is to finalize the expedition arrangements. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
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05: Skardu toAskole

After breakfast we will embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole – The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers. (Tent)
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06: Askole to Jula

Today we will leave the last inhabited village of Askole. For the remaining portion of our journey we will rely on our local team who will carry our food and equipment and sustain our expedition. Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jula, (Jula means wire Rope-Bridge supported by a wooden basket); now a day wooden bridge has been built to cross it (Tent)
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07: Jhula to Paiju

We will resume trek along the Braldu River to a green oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6611 M. (Tent)
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08: Rest Day at Paiju

Rest & acclimatization day at Paiju. (Tent)
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09: Paiju to Urdukas

Begin trek after an early breakfast. (Tent)
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10: Urdukas to Goro II

A long walk on the icy Baltoro Glacier. (Tent)
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Day 11: Goro II to shaghring

After an early breakfast, trek to Shaghring. (Tent)
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12: Shaghring to Gasherbrum base camp

After an early breakfast, trek to Gasherbrum base camp. (Tent)
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13: to 42: Climbing Activities

We have 29 days for acclimatization and for scaling the summit. (Tent)
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43: Gasherbrum base camp to Ali Camp

After an early breakfast we will leave for Ali Camp. (Tent)
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44: Ali Camp - Cross Gondogoro Pass - Khuspang

A very early start as early as 2 or 3 O’clock in the morning to cross the Gondogoro la to reach Khuspang. (Tent)
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45: Khuspang to Shaicho

After a couple of minutes of easy walk we will come onto the glacier. We will pick our way across moving boulders and ice, and finally crossing the glacier up to the camping site we will reach Shaicho. Walk: 06 – 07 hrs, Grade: Easy. (Tent)
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46: Shaicho to Hushe

After breakfast we will continue walk along the Hushe River on an easy path. Upon arrival in Hushe we will camp near the fields in Hushe village.  (Tent)
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47: Hushe to Skardu

After breakfast we will embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep road to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel and check in.Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
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48: Skardu to Chilas

Early morning drive for Chilas. On arrival transfer to hotel and check in.Overnight stay in hotel at Chilas.
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49: Chilas to Islamabad

After breakfast we will depart for Islamabad via babusar pass. On arrival transfer to hotel, overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.
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50: Islamabad

we will proceed for de-briefing at Alpine Club in Islamabad. Afternoon, we will go for city tour of Islamabad and Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.
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51: Islamabad to Flight out

Transfer to airport for flight back home.

Please Note: Gilgit Baltistan flights are subject to weather and backlog, in case of flight cancellation we will travel by road, and one night of Islamabad will be adjusted in overland travel.

Services included as following

  • Peak Royalty fees
  • Pollution fees
  • Environment bank Guarantee US$ 1000/- (US Dollars one thousand on environment bank guarantee behalf of expedition leader will be provide by the company.

Hotels:

  • 03 nights hotel in Islamabad (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • 01 nights in Panorama hotel Chilas (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • 03 nights in Skardu (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • As per itinerary

Transport:                

  • Pick up from group when arrive and drop to airport when group Departure Air-condition van from Islamabad – Islamabad
  • Flight tickets Islamabad-Skardu
  • Arrange transport on briefing and debriefing occasion
  • Sightseeing the capital city of Islamabad

4 x 4 Jeeps:

Jeeps from Skardu-Askoli-Hushe-Skardu

Trekking and Base camp Food:

Food (during the stay at base camp (we will serve breakfast, lunch and Dinner)

Porters:

Carry on member personal climbing gears, foods stuffs and camping crew etc up to Base camp and return back to jeep road head. All porters insurance

Staffs: Liaison officer insurance and his arrangement Guide / Cook and assistance cook wages, camp food, transport and their insurance

Camping Equipment:

Mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent mattress, chairs, Tables

Kitchen utensils:

Complete brand new kitchen utensils (crockery)

General Services:

  • Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels
  • Fess: (Bridge crossing, cable crossing, camping)
  • International flights tickets re-confirmations
  • Custom clearing assistance

Services not included in given price

  • Member international flight tickets
  • Helicopter emergency rescue fees Members any climbing gears
  • Member personal insurance
  • High altitude tent
  • High altitude food
  • High altitude porter
  • Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
  • Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely personal nature
  • Custom clearing charges (import and export of equipment’s)
  • EPI gas and oxygen cylinder
  • Any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay or if members stay more days at Base Camp) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days bases.