GASHERBRUM I EXPEDITION (8080m)

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Overview

Known until recently as Hidden Peak, Gasherbrum I is the eleventh tallest mountain on Earth. It is situated along the same horseshoe-shaped ridge on the border of Pakistan and China as Gasherbrum II, though Gasherbrum I is 46 meters (151 feet) taller.

An American team made the first ascent in 1958, following a ridge on the southwest face. When Andy Kaufman and Pete Schoening reached the broad, snow-covered summit after battling through deep snow, they used small hand mirrors to signal their success to teammates at a camp below.

There had been a total of 334 successful ascents as of March 2012, while 29 climbers had died trying—a fatality rate of about 9 percent. Gasherbrum I is the only eight-thousander that Americans climbed first. Austrians, in contrast, were among the teams to ascend five of the eight-thousanders first. Nepalese climbers were the first team up, four of them. French teams were the first up two eight-thousanders. And Chinese, Japanese, Swiss, Italian, German, New Zealand climbers were all among the first to summit one of the eight-thousanders.

 

Gasherbrum I, also known as Gasherbrum 1, Gasherbrum-1, G1, G-1, and Hidden Peak, is the world's 11th highest mountain and a bit more challenging than G2.

Itinerary

Day-1

Arrive Islamabad. Meet our staff at the airport. They will bring you to the hotel.

Day-3

Fly to Skardu, transfer to Skardu hotel.

Day-2

Guided sightseeing and shopping in Islamabad (508 metres / 1,667 ft.).

Day- 4

Skardu sightseeing.

Hotel. (2,230 metres / 7,316 feet)

Day-5

Skardu - Briefing and Final preparations.

Day-7

Trek to Jhola. (3,170 metres / 10,400 feet).

We enter Karakoram National Park and trek past a slope filled with garnets and cross a lovely bridge.

Day-6

Drive  to Askole, a lovely little farming village. Camp. (3,039 metres / 9,970 feet).

Day-8

Trek to Paio. (3,666 metres / 12,028 feet).

Trek to this famous forest in the Baltoro Valley.

Day-9

Rest Day in Paio. On this day, porters will bake all of their bread for the upcoming trek.

Day-11

Trek to Urdukas. (3,950 metres / 12,959 feet). Camp amongst grass and lovely giant boulders, with amazing views of the Great Trango Towers.

Day-10

Trek to Khuburtse. (3,800 metres / 12,467 feet). a fabulous campsite near a lake on the edge of the Baltoro Glacier.

Day-12

Goro II. (4,300 metres / 14,108 feet).

Camp on the flat stones on the surface of the Baltoro Glacier with lovely views of the mightiest peaks all around, like Masherbrum, Cathedral, etcetera.

Day-13

Concordia. (4,550 metres / 14,928 feet). Concordia must be the most famous campsite in all of Karakoram. Incredible views of K2, Mitre Peak, Gasherbrum 4, and many more.

Day-15

Rest and Cleaning, Enjoy day talks

Day-14

Trek To Gasherbrum Basecamp

(5,150 metres / 16,896 ft.).  base camp.

Day-16

Gear Check and Ice Training near basecamp. practice fixed rope climbing technique and glacier travel.

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ACCLIMATISATION & YOUR NON GUIDED CLIMBING STARTS: During the climbing period our staff will be at base camp to help and assist you. Our professional Chef and Guide will make delicious and most nutritious food During the trek and climbing Period. Non Guided

Day-38

Follow the Upper Baltoro Glacier to Ali Camp

(4,800 metres/15,748 ft.)

Day-37

Descend to base camp. Pack up and prepare for departure.

Day-39

Cross the Gondogoro La

(5,585 metres / 18,323 ft.).

Descend to Hisprung (4,600 metres / 15,088 ft.). Camp near a lovely lake.

Day-40

Trek down the Gondogoro Valley to Saitcho (3,350 metres / 10,991 ft.)

Day-42

De-briefing and cleaning.

Day-41

Last day of trekking to Hushe Village (3,050 metres / 10,0007ft.). Drive beside the Hushe River and follow the Shylock and Indus rivers to Skardu (2,230 metres / 7,316 ft.)

Day-43

Fly to Islamabad

Day-44

Final paperwork, shopping, farewell dinner in Islamabad.

Day-7

Drive To Gilgit.

Day-45

Fly Home

Day-8

Fly to Islamabad

What's Included

For both local and international travelers

  • Airport Transfer on 1st and last day

  • All hotel accommodations

  • All domestic Flight and road transfers

  • All meals includes, Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

  • All Meals during trek and at Base Camp

  • Climbing Permits, Briefing and deferring 

  • Satellite phone 

  • Generator for electricity 

  • Porterage of 75 kg per person for expedition equipments

  • Sleeping tent, Mess tent , Kitchen tent, Toilet tent and shower Tent

  • Kitchen equipment, crockery, Fuel and related Gear

  • Experienced Pakistani Chef, Guide and staff

  • Insurance of our low altitude porters  (Except Helicopter rescue)

  • Letter of invitation for visa support

What's not Included

For both local and international travelers

  • Royalty fee  

  • Sleeping bags, personal climbing gear, climbing shoes and clothing, life insurances, health insurance,  rescue fee, tips and any kind of personal item. 

  • International Airfares

  • Visa for Pakistan

  • Personal insurance of the clients, 

  • High altitude porters or any crew above Base Camp

  • Helicopter charges encase of any emergency 

  • Any other services that is not mentioned in the above list