Gasherbrum

Gasherbrum means a shining wall. There are six Gasherbrum peaks in the Karakorum Baltoro Range. It was captain Young husband and his party, which in 1889 discovered Gasherbrum glacier. American Geologist-cum-climber and winner of the 1936 Olympic Gold Medal visited the area and after doing some photographic work on the Baltoro glacier, made an attempt on the southeast ridge of Gasherbrum-I, who is also called Hidden Peak (8068m in1935, Dr. P.C. Visser, a Dutch, and his party surveyed Gasherbrum glacier. It was, however, in 1936 that a strong French expedition led by H. de Segogne tried its luck on Gasherbrum-I. The party went up to 6,797m where camp-V was established. Subsequently the party located a place for camp-VI at 7,010m. it was however, due to a continuous storm and bad weather that the party was forced to abandon its plan. It was however, an American expedition of Nick Clinch, which in 1958 climbed Gasherbrum-I peak. Schoening and Kaufman went to its top. Nick was the first prison who crossed Masherbum La in 1974, much to the surprise of the villagers of Hushe, who thought their valley impregnable from the north. They remembered Clinch and gave him a warm welcome.

Schedule



Day 1
Arrive Islamabad, transfer to hotel. Islamabad briefing at Ministry of Tourism
Day 2
Drive to Chilas.Overnigh at hotel.
Day 3
Drive to Skardu, overnight at Hotel.
Day 4
Skardu- preparations & briefing at Tourism Office
Day 5
Drive to Thongal/Askole, overnight camp
Day 6
Trek to Jula, overnight camp
Day 7
Trek to Payu, overnight camp
Day 8
Rest at Payu
Day 9
Trek to Urdukas, overnight camp
Day 10
Trek to GoroII, overnight camp.
Day 11
Trek to Concordia, overnight camp
Day 12
Trek to Shaqring
Day 13
Trek to base camp
Day 14-49
Reserved for climbing
Day 50
Trek back to Ali camp. Overnight camp
Day 51
Trek to Khuspang. Overnight camp
Day 52
Trek to Saischo, Overnight camp
Day 53
Trek to Hushe & drive to Skardu
Day 54
De-Briefing Skardu
Day 55
Drive to Chilas. Overnight at hotel
Day 56
Drive to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel.
Day 57
Fly Back- End of our Services








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