Gasherbrum IV is the 17th highest mountain on Earth and the 6th highest in Pakistan. It is one of the peaks in the Gasherbrum massif.
The Gasherbrums are a remote group of peaks located at the northeastern end of the Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram Range of the Himalaya. The massif contains three of the world’s 8,000 metre peaks (if one includes Broad Peak). Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean “Shining Wall”, presumably a reference to the highly visible west face of Gasherbrum IV; but in fact, it comes from “rgasha” (beautiful) and “brum” (mountain) in Balti, hence it actually means “beautiful mountain
958 First ascent by Walter Bonatti and Carlo Mauri by the Northeast Ridge on an Italian expedition led by Riccardo Cassin.
1985 First ascent of the 10,000 ft (3,000 m) high West face by Robert Schauer (Austria) and WojciechKurtyka (Poland). However, bad weather and extreme exhaustion forced them to stop at the north summit, missing the true summit.
1986 First ascent of the Northwest ridge by Greg Child, Tim Macartney-Snape and Tom Hargis. This was the second ascent of Gasherbrum IV.
1997 First ascent of the Central Spur of the west faces by a Korean team (a different line). Bang Jung-ho, Kim Tong-kwan and YooHuk-jae reached the summit after a sieged ascent quoted as 5.10 A3.
1999 Second ascent of the Northwest ridge by Kang Yeon-ryong and Yun Chi-won, part of a 13-member Korean team.
2008 Third ascent of the Northwest Ridge by a Spanish team composed of Alberto Iñurrategi, Juan Vallejo, José Carlos Tamayo, MikelZabalza, and FerranLatorre The team did not get to the main summit, but stopped at a minor peak a short distance from the true summit.
|Departure/Return Location||Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad|
|Departure Time||Mountain Range: Karakoram|
|Elevation: 7925||Best Time: Mid-May to End-August|
|Duration: 46 Days||Zone: Permitted|
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01: Arrival Islamabad
02: Islamabad to Skardu (By Air)
03: Chilas to Skardu
04: Rest day at Skardu
05: Skardu to Askole
06: Askole to Jhula
07: Jhula to Paiju
08: Rest Day at Paiju
09: Paiju to Urdukas
10: Urdukas to Goro II
Day 11: Goro II to Gasherbrum IV Base camp
12 to 36: Climbing Activities
Day 37: Gasherbrum IV Base camp to Concordia
38: Concordia to Ali Camp
39: Ali Camp - Cross Gondogoro Pass - Khuspang
40: Khuspang to Shaicho
41: Shaicho to Hushe
42: Hushe to Skardu
43: Skardu to Chilas
44: Chilas to Islamabad
46: Islamabad to Flight out
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
- 02 nights hotel in Islamabad (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- 01 nights in hotel Naran (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- 03 nights in Skardu (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- Pick up from group when arrive and drop to airport when group Departure Air-condition van from Islamabad –Skardu-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
- Food (during the Trek (we will serve breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
- Carry on member personal equipment, foods stuffs and camping crew etc. All porters insurance
- 16 Kg porter facility for member’s personal gear. (Above 16 Kg will be separately charged from member on spot, as per porter rate per Kg)
- Guide Cook and assistance cook wages, camp food, transport and their insurance
- Mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent mattress, chairs, Tables
- Complete kitchen utensils (crockery)
- Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels
- Fess: (CKNP, 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
- 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)
- 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.