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.
Arrive Islamabad international airport and transfer to Hotel
Fly to Skardu via PK-451 ( In case weather not support Drive from Islamabad - Chilas
Skardu sightseeing ( Drive from Chilas - Skardu
Skardu briefing in Ministry of Tourism & final preparation of expedition with staff
Drive from Skardu - Askoli
Trek from Askoli - Jhola
Trek from Jhola - Paju
Paju Rest and Acclimatization day
Trek from Paju - Urdukas
Trek from Urdukas - Goro II
Trek from Goro II - Shaqring
Trek from Shaqring - GI, GII Base camp
CLIMBING PERIOD (38 DAYS)
Trek down from GI,GII Base camp - Goro II
Trek down from Goro II - Khobursay
Trek down from Khobursay - Bardumal
Trek down from Bardumal - Askoli
Drive from Askoli - Skardu
Skardu de-briefing & final farewell dinner
Fly to Islamabad via PK452 ( or Drive from Skardu - Chilas (flight subject to weather)
Islamabad sightseeing or Drive from Chilas - Islamabad
Fly out to your own destination (END OF OUR SERVICES)
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.
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
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|2||SUMMIT SHOES (CLIMBING BOOT)||1 PAIR|
|3||TREKKING SHOES (WALKING SHOES)||1 PAIR|
|4||SLEEPING BAG ||1 PIECE|
|5||CRAMPONS ||1 PAIR|
|6||SUMMIT SNOW GOGGOLES||1 PIECE|
|7||SUMMIT GLOVES||1 PAIR|
|8||NORMAL GLOVES||2 PAIR|
|9||SUN GLASS||2 PIECE|
|10||ICE AXE||1 SET|
|13||LOCKING CARBINEERS||2 PIECE|
|14||DOWN FILLED MATTRESS (AIR MATTRESS)||1 PIECE|
|15||SUMMIT SOCKS||2 PAIRS|
|16||CLIMBING BAG 40 LTR||1 PIECE|
|17||HELMET ||1 PIECE|
|18||DOWN JACKET||1 PIECE|
|19||DOWN TROUSER||1 PIECE|
|20||FIGURE OF 8 (DESCENDER||1 PIECE|
|21||HEAD LAMP||1 PIECE|
|22||GORTEX JACKET||1 PIECE|
|23||GORTEX TROUSER||1 PIECE|
|24||WIND PROOF JACKET||1 PIECE|
|25||FLEECE JACKET ||2 PIECE|
|26||FLEECE TROUSER||1 PAIR|
|27||FLEECE INNER GLOVES||1 PAIR|
|28||NON LOCKING CARABINEER||1 PIECE|
|29||WATER BOTTLE||1 PIECE|
|30||TAB SLING||1 PIECE|
|31||LIGHT TREKKING PANTS ||2 PAIRS|
|32||NECK WARMERS||2 PIECE|
|33||SUN PROTECT CREAM||1 PIECE|
|34||LIP GUARD||1 PIECE|
|35||DUFFEL BAGS||2 PIECE|