Gasherbrum I Expedition – Gasherbrum Expedition information

Gasherbrum I Expedition                        Gasherbrum in local language means "Shining Wall". There are six Gasherbrum Peaks. Gasherbrum I, also known as Hidden Peak (8,068m/26,470ft), is the highest peak among them. A French Expedition led by H. De Segogne made first attempt in 1936, but they could not climb beyond Camp V at a height of 6,797 m. However, in 1958 an American Expedition led by Nich Clinch made the first ascent of Gasherbrum I. Schoening and Kaufman were first to reach the summit. The approach route to Basecamp starts from Skardu through Shigar Valley and approach trek starts from Askole through Baltoro glacier.

Gasherbrum I Expedition Itinerary

Day 01: Apex Nepal Adventure, Nepal airport representative will pick and transfer to hotel. Pakistan Mt. Gasherbrum expedition briefing with officially arrangements .overnight at Islamabad.
Day 02: Briefing at Ministry of Tourism. Meeting with LO (Liaison Officer).
Day 03: Fly to Skardu (1 hr) or drive to Chilas.
Day 04: Day free at Skardu or drive Chilas - Skardu (8-10 hrs).
Day 05: Free Day at Skardu for final preparation.
Day 06: Skardu - Askoli (6-7 hrs).
Day 07: Trek to Jhula near Domardo River. (8-9 hours)
Day 08: Trek to Paiyu provides good views of Baltoro South, Cathedral Towers and triangle of K2 at far view (5-7 hrs).
Day 09: Day free at Paiyu for acclimatization (3600 m).
Day 10: Trek to Urdukus: To Khuburtze (8-9 hrs): A gradual climb up Baltoro Glacier on the southern edge. The walk mostly along the crest of lateral moraine, with stunning views of Paiyu Peak, Chorichi, Uli Biaho, Trango Towers and so on. A good camp site at 4200 m.
Day 11: Goro II: The first hour walk is across difficult side crevasses, however the way is smoother and easy in the center. Continue opposite of Yermanendo Glacier for 3-4 hrs to the camp site at 4500 meters pitched in the center of the glacier.
Day 12: Concordia: 5-6 hours slightly easy walk, with spectacular views and gigantic mountain panorama, including Mustagh Tower, GB IV, Mitre Peak and the mighty K2. Camp at Concordia at 4700 m.
Day 13: 4-5 hours trek to Shaghrin.
Day 14: 4-5 hours trek to Gasherbrum I basecamp.
Day 15-39: Climb Gasherbrum I. No. of days depends on weather, fitness, and experience of the climbers.
Day 40-46: Return to Askole or Hushe and drive to Skardu. In case of trek via Gondogoro number of trekking days can be lesser.
Day 47: Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas.
Day 48: Day free at Islamabad or drive to Islamabad.
Day 49: De-briefing at the ministry of tourism.
Day 50: Apex Nepal Adventure, Nepal airport representative will transfer to airport for onward journey.

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