WELCOME TO SUMMIT KARAKORAM

Mountaineering

GI- GII EXPEDITION

GI(8067M) -gII (8035M) SUCCESS & SUMMIT

Gasherbrum is a remote group of high peaks in the Karakoram, located at the northeast end of the 36-mile Baltoro glacier. The group forms a semi-circle around its own South Gasherbrum Glacier. 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 6797 meters. However, in 1958 an American Expedition led by Nich Clinch made the first ascent of Gasherbrum I. Pete Schoening and Andy Kaufman were first to reach the summit. 

The peak was also the venue of the world’s first 8,000 meter climb in pure Alpine Style. This means that the start of the climb is done from the bottom of the mountain and all gears are carried on the way, if any bivouacs, they will be found on the way. No route preparation is done. Supplemental oxygen is not used. Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler achieved this unprecedented feat in August, 1975. On 8 August 1975, they began their climb. They had no rope with them, no supplemental oxygen, just personal climbing gears. On August 10th they summitted the peak and thus introduced pure Alpine style climbing to the Karokaram. 

Gasherbrum I is one to the "least popular" of the 8000 meter peaks. It still has less than 200 ascents and is in tenth spot on the ascent-list for the 8000 meter peaks. It is also one of the peaks with least deaths, but this probably has to do with the fact that only really experienced mountaineers try a peak as difficult at Gasherbrum I. The most common way to climb the peak is to attack on the western side and all routes here leads to "The Japanese Couloir", which is located on top of the north-west face. The first ascent (1958) was made via Spur Peak and then via the long south east ridge to the summit. 


TRIP ITINERARY:

DAYS

DESTINATION

RESIDENCE

1

Arrive Islamabad international airport and transfer to Hotel

HOTEL

2

Fly to Skardu via PK-451 ( In case weather not support Drive from Islamabad - Chilas

HOTEL

3

Skardu sightseeing ( Drive from Chilas - Skardu

HOTEL

4

Skardu briefing in Ministry of Tourism & final preparation of expedition with staff

HOTEL

5

Drive from Skardu - Askoli

CAMPING

6

Trek from Askoli - Jhola

CAMPING

7

Trek from Jhola - Paju

CAMPING

8

Paju Rest and Acclimatization day 

CAMPING

9

Trek from Paju - Urdukas

CAMPING

10

Trek from Urdukas - Goro II

CAMPING

11

Trek from Goro II - Shaqring 

CAMPING

12

Trek from Shaqring - GI, GII Base camp

CAMPING

13

CLIMBING PERIOD (38 DAYS)

CAMPING

52

Trek down from GI,GII Base camp - Goro II

CAMPING

53

Trek down from Goro II - Khobursay

CAMPING

54

Trek down from Khobursay - Bardumal

CAMPING

55

Trek down from Bardumal - Askoli

CAMPING

56

Drive from Askoli - Skardu

HOTEL

57

Skardu de-briefing & final farewell dinner

HOTEL

58

Fly to Islamabad via PK452 ( or Drive from Skardu - Chilas (flight subject to weather)

HOTEL

59

Islamabad sightseeing or Drive from Chilas - Islamabad

HOTEL

60

Fly out to your own destination (END OF OUR SERVICES)

FLY OUT

SERVICES INCLUDED

1. All Airport pick and drop

2. Both ways air fare between Islamabad – Skardu – Islamabad.

3. Transportation briefing, debriefing and sightseeing.

4. Transportation between Skardu – Askoli – Hushe - Skardu

5. Three nights’ Accommodation, twin bed room in Islamabad (bed & breakfast)

6. Three nights in Skardu Hotel with full board.

7. Two nights in Chilas Hotel with full board.

8. Local staff Wages, insurance, food and equipment.

9. Low porters to carry expedition and trekking equipment, foods.

10. Way up 75kg each climbing members.

11. Way down 50kg each climbing members.

12. All trekking and base camp foods.

13. Comfortable members tent, Mess tent, Kitchen tent, store tent, office tent, shower tent, toilet tent,table, chairs & kitchen utensils.

14. Assistance for Reconfirmation of international flight tickets.

15. All Camping fees, road taxes & bridge crossing fee.

16. Low Porters Equipment’s.

17. Documentation & climbing permit 

18. CKNP west management fee

19. Royalty fee and additional member fee

20. Liaison officer Kit allowance, food, flight fare.

21. Electric Generator / Solar system at base camp.

22. Heating system at base camp.

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

1. Member international flight tickets 

2. Helicopter emergency rescue fees (refundable if not use, it is now US$15000/- 

3. Members any climbing gears 

4. Member personal insurance 

5. High altitude tent

6. High altitude food

7. High altitude porter

8. Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks, 

9. Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely personal nature

10. Custom clearing charges (import and export of equipments) 

11. EPI gas and oxygen cylinder 

12. Any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay or if members stay more days at Base Camp) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days basses. 

13. Trekking members and climbing member will come together. If any/some member split during the period then there extra expenses will be charged according to normal price


GASHERBRUM I,II EQUIPMENT LIST:

S.NO
DESCRIPTION 
QUANTITY
1DOWN SUITS1 PIECE
2SUMMIT SHOES (CLIMBING BOOT)
1 PAIR
3TREKKING SHOES (WALKING SHOES)
1 PAIR
4SLEEPING BAG 
1 PIECE
5CRAMPONS 
1 PAIR
6SUMMIT SNOW GOGGOLES
1 PIECE
7SUMMIT GLOVES
1 PAIR
8NORMAL GLOVES
2 PAIR
9SUN GLASS
2 PIECE
10ICE AXE
1 SET
11HARNESS
1 SET
12JUMAR
1 PIECE
13LOCKING CARBINEERS
2 PIECE
14DOWN FILLED MATTRESS (AIR MATTRESS)1 PIECE
15SUMMIT SOCKS
2 PAIRS
16CLIMBING BAG 40 LTR
1 PIECE
17HELMET 
1 PIECE
18DOWN JACKET
1 PIECE
19DOWN TROUSER1 PIECE
20FIGURE OF 8 (DESCENDER
1 PIECE
21HEAD LAMP
1 PIECE
22GORTEX JACKET
1 PIECE
23GORTEX TROUSER
1 PIECE
24WIND PROOF JACKET
1 PIECE
25FLEECE JACKET 
2 PIECE
26FLEECE TROUSER1 PAIR
27FLEECE INNER GLOVES1 PAIR
28NON LOCKING CARABINEER
1 PIECE
29WATER BOTTLE
1 PIECE
30TAB SLING
1 PIECE
31LIGHT TREKKING PANTS
2 PAIRS
32NECK WARMERS
2 PIECE
33SUN PROTECT CREAM
1 PIECE
34LIP GUARD 1 PIECE
35DUFFEL BAGS
2 PIECE

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