Gasherbrum I (8068 m)

G-II

Program Summary :           

Name of Peak Gasherbrum-I ,Hidden Peak,K5  Elevation 8068-(26,509ft)
First Ascent July 5, 1958                              Location Karakoram-Baltoro            
Ranked 11th 3rd in Pakistan 

 

Base Camp height 5100m
Ideal Group Size 07  Best Time June – 15 August                        

 Gasherbrum I (also known as Hidden Peak or K5) is the 11th highest peak on Earth, located on the border of China-Pakistan. Gasherbrum-I is part of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakorum region of the Himalaya. Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean “Shining Wall”, presumably a reference to the highly visible face of the neighboring peak Gasherbrum IV; but in fact it comes from “rgasha” (beautiful) + “brum” (mountain) in Balti, hence it actually means “beautiful mountain.”
Gasherbrum-I was designated K5 (meaning the 5th peak of the Karakorum) by T.G. Montgomery in 1856 when he first spotted the peaks of the Karakorum from more than 200 km away during the Great Trigonometric Survey of India. In 1892, William Martin Conway provided the alternate name, Hidden Peak, in reference to its extreme remoteness. Gasherbrum-I was first climbed on July 5, 1958 by Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman of an eight-man American expedition led by Nicholas B. Clinch. Richard K. Irvin, Tom Nevison, Tom McCormack, Bob Swift and Gil Roberts were also members of the team.

The base camp and the camp 1 are shared with the Gasherbrum II, the Camp 2 is at 6 250 m (21,150ft) and the Camp 3 at 7 200 m (23,625ft).
For the climb used was as first route of G-I (Hidden Peak) had been closed since 1980s because of the Siachen conflict. Now it’s use usually being climbed from its most prominent route from the plateau on Gasherbrum Glacier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY :

Sr. No Program Time ( Hrs ) Stay
Day 01 Arrival In Islamabad: Briefing  in Alpine Club of Pakistan Hotel
Day 02 Flight to Skardu Or Drive to Chilas 12-13 Hotel
Day 03 Free day at Skardu Or Drive from Chilas to Skardu 8-9 Camp
Day 04 Drive to Askoli 6-7 Camp
Day 05 Trek to Jhola 5-6 Camp
Day 06 Trek to Paiju 6-7 Camp
Day 07 Rest day at paiju Camp
Day 08 Trek to Urdukas 8-9 Camp
Day 09 Trek to Goro-II 5-6 Camp
Day 10 Trek to Concordia 4-5 Camp
Day 11 Trek to Gasherbrum base 7-8 camp
Day 12-42 Climbing Period Camp
Day 43-48 Trek back to Askoli or Hushe via Gondogoro La Pass Camp
Day 49 Drive to Skardu 6-7 Hotel
Day 50 Fly to Islamabad if fly cancellation night spend in Chilas 8-9 Hotel
Day 51 Drive Chilas to Islamabad 12-13 Hotel
Day 52 Onward to your own destinations

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