Gasherbrum 1 Expedition

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Duration

50 Days

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Cancellation

No Cancellation

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Group Size

10 peoples

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Languages

English

Overview

Gasherbrum I (also known as Hidden Peak or K5) is the 11th highest peak on Earth, located on the border of China-Pakistan. Gasherbrum-I is part of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakorum region of the Himalaya. Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean “Shining Wall”, presumably a reference to the highly visible face of the neighboring peak Gasherbrum IV; but in fact, it comes from “rgasha” (beautiful) + “brum” (mountain) in Balti, hence it actually means “beautiful mountain.”

Gasherbrum-I was designated K5 (meaning the 5th peak of the Karakorum) by T.G. Montgomery in 1856 when he first spotted the peaks of the Karakorum from more than 200 km away during the Great Trigonometric Survey of India. In 1892, William Martin Conway provided the alternate name, Hidden Peak, in reference to its extreme remoteness.

Gasherbrum-I was first climbed on July 5, 1958, by Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman of an eight-man American expedition led by Nicholas B. Clinch. Richard K. Irvin, Tom Nevison, Tom McCormack, Bob Swift, and Gil Roberts were also members of the team.

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K2 Base Camp Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
16-JUN-202005-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
20-JUN-202011-JUL-2020 CLOSED
01-JUL-202020-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
05-JUL-202026-JUL-2020 CLOSED
15-JUL-202003-AUG-2020 GUARANTEED
01-AUG-202020-AUG-2020 AVAILABLE
06-AUG-202027-AUG-2020 CLOSED
20-AUG-202008-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE
01-SEP-202020-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE
10-SEP-202029-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE

K2 Base Camp Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
09-JUN-202030-JUN-2020 CLOSED
16-JUN-202005-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
01-JUL-2020 20-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
05-JUL-2020 26-JUL-2020 CLOSED
07-JUL-2020 26-JUL-2020 AVAILABLE
15-JUL-202003-AUG-2020 GUARANTEED
06-AUG-202027-AUG-2020 CLOSED
10-AUG-2020 29-AUG-2020 AVAILABLE

Snow Lake Biafo Hisper Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
25-JUN-2020 16-JUL-2020 AVAILABLE
15-JUL-2019 07-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
22-JUL-2019 12-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
01-AUG-2019 23-AUG-2019 CLOSED
03-AUG-2019 25-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
06-AUG-2019 27-AUG-2019 CLOSED
07-AUG-2019 28-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
15-AUG-201907-SEP-2019 AVAILABLE

Detailed Itinerary

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Day-01: Islamabad and Rawalpindi

Welcome at Islamabad airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon proceed for city tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, which includes famous Faisal Mosque, Shakar Parian, Pakistan monument, Damen Koh, Lok Versa, Museum, Rawalpindi old bazaar, Raja Bazaar.
Altitude: 540 m.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-02: Drive from Islamabad to Chilas

Drive to Naran 6-7 hours 239 km, after lunch continue drive to Chilas 3-4 hours 113.3 km via Babusar Pass 4,173 m.
Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,173 m (13,691 ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakorum Highway. It’s one of the famous hair pinned roads in the world.
Altitude: 1,265 m.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-03: Drive from Chilas to Skardu

Drive to Skardu along with Indus River 8-9 hours, 290 km. En-route stop at junction point of three great mountain ranges meet, the Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindukush and stop at Thalichi for photography from Nanga Parbat 8,126 m.
Altitude: 2,228 m.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-04: Drive from Skardu to Askoli

Today we take the spectacular drive by jeeps to Askoli village 6-7 hours.
Askoli is starting point of our trek. It is a spectacular drive from Skardu to Askoli; the jeep road crosses the Braldu River three times and passes the villages of Dassu, Apligon, Pakora, Hoto Chongo and Thongal.
Altitude: 3,000 m.
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-05: Trek from Askoli to Jhola

After meeting the porters in the morning, we walk along the Braldu River to Korofoung for lunch 3hrs, enjoy great views of Bakhor Das 5,809 m and the Biafo Glacier, after lunch continue trek to Jhola another 3-4 hours.
Altitude: 3,200 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-06: Trek from Jhola to Paiyu

Trek to Paiyu 6-7 hours 16.6 km.
This is an undulating walk, difficult at times, with the first views of dramatic mountains ahead. There is a rest stop by some tamarisk trees beside the stream flowing down from Paiyu Peak, where we saw ibex tracks and fox spore. The trail climbs to a vantage point from which you see the snout of Baltoro Glacier and, in the far distance, a magnificent panorama of the Cathedral and Trango Towers and left of them, the unmistakable triangle of K2 .
Altitude: 3,450 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-07: Acclimatization day in Paiyu

Free day for local exploration and Porter will prepare their food for further trek. We enjoy a slow start today taking in our stunning surroundings. We take a short acclimatization trek during the day and in the evening sing and dance with the porters.
Altitude: 3,450 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-08: Trek from Paiyu to Urdukas

Trek to Urdukas 15.9 km, 7-8 hours. Another stunning day on our journey to K2 Base Camp. View of Paiyu Peak 6,610 m, Uli Biaho 6,417 m, Great Trango Tower 6,286 m, Lobsang Spire 5,707 m and the Cathedral Towers. Altitude: 4,050 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-09: Trek from Urdukas to Goro-II

Trek to Goro-II, 12.1 km, 5-6 hours.
A special day today as we will be greeted by our first full view of the giant peaks of the Karakorum. Masherbrum 7821 m, Muztagh Tower 7,284 m, G-IV (7,925 m), Miter Peak 6,025 m and Biarchedi Peak 6,781 m. Altitude: 4,380 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-10: Trek from Goro-II to Concordia

Trek to Concordia 9.2 km, 5-6 hours. Where the Baltoro, Abruzzi and Godwin Austen glaciers meet. The 360-degree panoramic view here is one of the most spectacular sights in the world. Concordia the joining of the five glaciers you will be in the heart great Mountain K2, 8611 m, Broad Peak 8047 m, Angel Peak 6858 m to the left and to the East Baltoro Kangri, Kondus, Snow Dome, Golden Throne and numerous nameless mountains all around this is an exciting day of your trip.
Altitude: 4,650 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-11: Trek from Concordia to Gasherbrum

Trek to Gasherbrum base camp 5-6 hours.
Altitude: 5,100 m
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-12-41: Climbing Days in Base Camp

30 in Gasherbrum base camp for climbing

Day-42-46: Trek from Base Camp to Askoli

5 days for trekking don to Askoli.
Accommodation: Camping: Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-47: Drive from Askoli to Skardu

Drive back to Skardu 6-7 hours.
Altitude: 2,228 m: Accommodation: Hotel: Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-48: Fly from Skardu to Islamabad

Today we fly to Islamabad. Afternoon is free for exploring. Note: If our flight is cancelled due to bad weather, we will start the drive to Islamabad travelling for 9 hrs along with Indus River to reach Chilas.
Altitude: 540 m
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-49: Free day in Islamabad

Enjoy a free day in Islamabad for exploring, sightseeing and shopping. Note: If our flight on day 18 cancelled we will spend 11-12 hours driving from Chilas to Islamabad via Babusar Pass 4173 m.
Altitude: 540 m
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day-50: Fly back Home

Transfer to Islamabad airport for return flight.

  • Airport transfer on first and last day in Islamabad
  • All domestic road transfers
  • All hotel accommodation
  • All hotel meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All meals during trek and at B.C. as per itinerary.
  • Liaison with Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad for climbing permits and documentation
  • Assist import/export permit from Ministry of Tourism.
  • Cargo handling and storage in Skardu office.
  • Satellite phone for emergency
  • Electricity generator
  • Arrangement of Official Briefing/Debriefing.
  • Porterage of 75 kg per person of expedition equipment.
  • Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess tent, Toilet tent and shower tent
  • Tables/field stools and camping ground fees.
  • Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
  • Wages and basic kit of guide, Sirdar, cook and assistant(s).
  • Experienced Pakistani cook and Kitchen staff
  • Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
  • International air ticket and airport taxes.
  • Visa fee for Pakistan and personal insurance of the clients.
  • Tips for drivers, porters and staff
  • High altitude porters/any crew above BC.
  • Helicopter charges in case of use for rescue.
  • Transfers to and from airports for participants making individual air arrangements.
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone, charges, liquor or soft drinks,
  • Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely
  • Cargo Clearing agent charges.
  • Any other service that is not mentioned in the list above.

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