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Expeditions / G I (8068m) & G II (8035m)

treks Description

Gasherbrum I is the 11th highest peak in the world and the 3rd highest peak in Pakistan with the elevation of 8068m (26,470ft) while Gasherbrum II 8035 is the 13th highest peak in the world and 5th highest in Pakistan. Gasherbrum is a local language, which means ‘Shining Wall’. There are six peaks of Gasherbrum massif and Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II are above 8000m. The easy accessible route is the South West Ridge. A most clearly defined spur that is relatively free of objective dangers. Gasherbrum was first time climbed on 8 July 1956 by Fritz Moravec, Josef Lard and Hans Willen part of an Austrian expedition.

From 1889 to 1929, Gasherbrum group is surveyed and photographed by British and Italian explorers. The explorers William Martin Conway introduced the name ‘Hidden Peak’ and Gasherbrum. In 1934 a big International expedition organized by the Swiss G.O. Dyhrenfurth. The expedition explored both peaks and two climbers get to a height of 6300m.
If you want to climb Gasherbrum, it is advised, you will need outstanding stamina, a fierce determination and an ability to deal with expedition. Generally most expedition that come here all of up to 58 to 60 days to climb this mountain from arrival in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.   

In 1956 an Austrian expedition team arrived in Pakistan to climb G-II 8035m, Peak to approach was not so easy but they managed to reach the base camp passing through Skardu, Shigar-Thongal –Johla –Paiyu-Urdukas-Goro –Concordia –Base camp.


Gasherbrum I & II Peak Expedition Gasherbrum Peak Pakistan Gasherbrum II Peak

treks Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Islamabad & transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02 Drive to Chilas (11-12 hours).
Day 03 Drive to Skardu (8-9 hours).
Day 04 Drive to Askoli (4-7 hours).
Day 05 Trek to Jula (5-6 hours).
Day 06 Trek to Paiyu (6-7 hours).
Day 07 Free day in Paiyu.
Day 08 Trek to Urdukas 4050m (6-7 hours).
Day 09 Trek to Goro – II 4380m (5-6 hours).
Day 10 Trek to Concordia 4700m (5-6 hours).
Day 11 Trek to Gasherbrum base camp.
Day 12-48 Climbing days.
Day 49-53 Trek down to Askoli.
Day 54 Drive to Skardu.
Day 55 Free day in Skardu
Day 56 Drive to Chilas (8-9 hours).
Day 57 Drive to Islamabad (11-12 hours).
Day 58 Fly back Home.

Services Includes:

  • Making arrangement of import/ export permit from the ministry of tourism.
  • Assistance in obtaining climbing permit from the Ministry of Tourism.
  • Custom clearance of cargo before arrival of the team, and storage facility.
  • Hotel accommodation at Islamabad and Chilas.
  • Briefing/ Debriefing at Ministry of Tourism.
  • All meals during trek and at B.C as per program.
  • All road transport and all transfers as mentioned in the program.
  • Porterage of 75 per team member of expedition, equipment and high altitude food to B.C and 50 kg per team member on return from BC.
  • Camping ground fees, sleeping tents, mattresses, kitchen tent, mess and toilet tent, field stools.
  • Crockery, cooking pan, cutlery, fuel and other related kitchen equipments.
  • Daily wages and basic kit of guide, sardar, cook and assistants.
  • Field staff and low altitude porter's insurance.
  • Porterage at hotels, airports, toll taxes and all other taxes.
  • Reconfirmation of air tickets, mail handling/ forwarding to BC.
  • Hiring of high altitude porters, mail runner or any other crew as per requirements (wages and kit to be provided by the team).

Services Excludes:

  • International air tickets, airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • High altitude porters/ any crew above BC.
  • Sleeping bags, tents, mattresses, high altitude food and oxygen beyond base camp.
  • Ground evacuations, helicopter rescue charges and medications.
  • Climbing permit fee or any other fee to be paid to the authorities of Pakistan.
  • Insurance liability of team members and others under force majeure situations.
  • Clearing agent charges for the clearance of team equipments.

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