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In Pakistan
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Duration: 50 Days Country: Pakistan
Max. Altitude: 8,068m / 26,469ft. Walking Per Day: 5 - 7 Hours
Nature: Hotel + Lodge + Camping Grade:
Best Season: Summer Group Size: 2 - 10 People

Availability

S.No. Start Date End Date Group Size Available Seats Status Booking
1 Jun 15, 2020 Aug 3, 2020 15 PAX 8 SEATS GUARANTEED Book

Trip Introduction

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.

Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II can be combinedly climbed is a single season.

 

Day

Arrival in Islamabad & Transfer to the Hotel

Rest day in Islamabad (585m)

Fly from Islamabad to Skardu (2,228m)

Rest Day in Skardu : Expedition briefing and preparation

Drive from Skardu to Askole (2,600m) : Camping

Trek from Askole to Jhola (3,185m) : Camping

Trek from Jhola to Paiyu (3,383m) : Camping

Rest day in Paiyu : Camping

Trek from Paiyu to Urdukas (4,130m) : Camping

Trek from Urdukas to Goro II (4,250m) : Camping

Trek from Goro II to Shagharing : Camping

Trek from Shagharing to G I Basecamp (5,000m) : Camping

Day 13 - Day 41 : Climbing Period [Basecamp - Summit (8,068m) - Basecamp]

Cleaning Up Basecamp : Preparation for descending back

Trek from Basecamp to Goro II : Camping

Trek from Goro II to Khuburtze : Camping

Trek from Khuburtze to Mundung : Camping

Trek from Mundung to Askole : Camping

Drive from Askole to Skardu

Fly from Skardu to Islamabad & transfer to the Hotel

Leisure day in Islamabad

Transfer to the International Airport for final departure

  1. Arrival and Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  2. Hotel Accommodation in Islamabad: 4 nights hotel at 4-star Hotel in Islamabad on bed & breakfast Basis- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
  3. Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Islamabad with Expedition Staffs.
  4. Cargo Clearance: International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Pakistan. **before the expedition.
  5. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Pakistan Government to climb Gasherbrum I.
  6. Liaison Officer: 1 Liaison officer with full equipment, salary and accommodation. 
  7. Garbage Management: Garbage Deposit fees.
  8. Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Expedition staffs during the trek and expedition.
  9. Map: Trekking and climbing map.
  10. Seven Summit Treks duffle bag.
  11. Member transportation:
    - Domestic Flight: Flight for all members for Islamabad to Skardu and Skardu to Islamabad with one Guide, as per Itinerary.
    - Land Transportation (Members): Drive by Jeep Skardu to Askole and on returning Askole to Skardu.
    - Land Transportation (Staffs): Islamabad to Askole via Skardu (by bus / jeep) for All Climbing Sherpas and Expeditions Staffs. (At Skardu all members and staffs will meet each other)
    .
  12. Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Pakistan by air cargo - Islamabad to Askole by bus / Jeep and to basecamp by Porters / Mule. While Returning: Basecamp to Askole by porters / Mule and Askole to Islamabad by bus / jeep.
  13. Member Luggage: Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters.
  14. Food and Lodging: 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Camp during the trek and Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staffs.
  15. All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
  16. Porter: Porters per member up to Base camp from Askole & Porters while returning from Basecamp to Askole.
  17. Base Camp Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  18. Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  19. Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
  20. Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  21. Heater: Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.
  22. Solar/Generator/Light: 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use. 
  23. High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed Nepalese Sherpa per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).
  24. Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance:Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing.
  25. Oxygen Bottle (O2): Summit Oxygen cylinder: 2 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1-oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa.
  26. Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be return after expedition.
  27. Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  28. High camp service: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for member, Sherpa and other crews at (C1) (C2) and (C3). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  29. Rope Fixing Team:The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route in Gasherbrum I (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  30. Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  31. Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  32. Permit: Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.
  33. Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition. 
  34. Comprehensive Medical kit for group and staffs.
  35. Certificate: Gasherbrum I climbing certificate issued by Pakistani Alpine Club (after climbing Gasherbrum I successfully).

 

Note: All expedition stuffs and equipment have to be return after the expedition.

  1. Arrival and Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  2. Hotel Accommodation in Islamabad: 4 nights hotel at 4-star Hotel in Islamabad on bed & breakfast Basis- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
  3. Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Islamabad with Expedition Staffs.
  4. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Pakistan Government to climb Gasherbrum I.
  5. Liaison Officer: 1 Liaison officer with full equipment, salary and accommodation. 
  6. Garbage Management: Garbage Deposit fees.
  7. Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Expedition staffs during the trek and expedition.
  8. Map: Trekking and climbing map.
  9. Seven Summit Treks duffle bag.
  10. Member transportation:
    - Domestic Flight: Flight for all members for Islamabad to Skardu and Skardu to Islamabad with one Guide, as per Itinerary.
    - Land Transportation (Members): Drive by Jeep Skardu to Askole and on returning Askole to Skardu.
    - Land Transportation (Staffs): Islamabad to Askole via Skardu (by bus / jeep) for All Climbing Sherpas and Expeditions Staffs. (At Skardu all members and staffs will meet each other)
    .
  11. Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Pakistan by air cargo - Islamabad to Askole by bus / Jeep and to basecamp by Porters / Mule. While Returning: Basecamp to Askole by porters / Mule and Askole to Islamabad by bus / jeep.
  12. Member Luggage: Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters.
  13. Food and Lodging: 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Camp during the trek and Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staffs.
  14. All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
  15. Porter: Porters per member up to Base camp from Askole & Porters while returning from Basecamp to Askole.
  16. Base Camp Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  17. Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  18. Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
  19. Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  20. Heater: Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.
  21. Solar/Generator/Light: 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use. 
  22. Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition. 
  23. Comprehensive Medical kit for group and staffs.
  24. Certificate: Gasherbrum I climbing certificate issued by Pakistani Alpine Club (after climbing Gasherbrum I successfully).

 

Note: All expedition stuffs and equipment have to be return after the expedition.

  1. Air Fare:International flight airfare (from and to Islamabad).
  2. Pakistan entry Visa fee:Pakistani Visa fee.
  3. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Islamabad & Skardu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  4. Extra night in Islamabad & Skardu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Islamabad & Skardu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  5. Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  6. Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs).
  7. Trip cancellation Insurance.
  8. Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will soft drinks for members at base camp).
  9. Personal Equipment:Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  10. Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  11. Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
  12. Internet Service: Not included during the trek and expedition.
  13. Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
  14. Rope Fixing: The cost for using fixed rope during the expedition. (Applies on Basecamp Service member).
  15. Our Company’s Service will be "Zero" above Base Camp (If company offers just Base Camp services).
  16. Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs.
  17. Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  18. Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” Section.

2020 Summer Itinerary

Days

Activities

Date

Remarks

1

Arrival in Islamabad & Transfer to the Hotel

15 June

Hotel: BB Plan

2

Rest day in Islamabad (585m)

16 June

Hotel: Breakfast

3

Fly from Islamabad to Skardu (2,228m)

17 June

Hotel: B/L/D

4

Rest Day in Skardu : Expedition briefing and preparation

18 June

Hotel: B/L/D

5

Drive from Skardu to Askole (2,600m): Camping

19 June

Tent: B/L/D

6

Trek from Askole to Jhola (3,185m): Camping

20 June

Tent: B/L/D

7

Trek from Jhola to Paiyu (3,383m): Camping

21 June

Tent: B/L/D

8

Rest day in Paiyu: Camping

22 June

Tent: B/L/D

9

Trek from Paiyu to Urdukas (4,130m): Camping

23 June

Tent: B/L/D

10

Trek from Urdukas to Goro II (4,250m): Camping

24 June

Tent: B/L/D

11

Trek from Goro II to Shagharing: Camping

25 June

Tent: B/L/D

12

Trek from Shagharing to G I Basecamp (5,000m): Camping

26 June

Tent: B/L/D

13 - 40

Day 13 - Day 40: Climbing Period [Basecamp - Summit (8,068m) - Basecamp]

27 June – 24 July

Basecamp Service

41

Cleaning Up Basecamp: Preparation for descending back

25 July

Tent: B/L/D

42

Trek from Basecamp to Goro II: Camping

26 July

Tent: B/L/D

43

Trek from Goro II to Khuburtze: Camping

27 July

Tent: B/L/D

44

Trek from Khuburtze to Mundung: Camping

28 July

Tent: B/L/D

45

Trek from Mundung to Askole: Camping

29 July

Tent: B/L/D

46

Drive from Askole to Skardu

30 July

Hotel: B/L/D

47

Fare well and De-briefing in Skardu

31 July

Hotel: B

48

Fly from Skardu to Islamabad & transfer to the Hotel

1 Aug

Hotel: B

49

Leisure day in Islamabad

2 Aug

Hotel: B

50

Transfer to the International Airport for final departure

3 Aug

Breakfast

B= Breakfast, L= Lunch and D= Dinner.

Notes

Climb G1 and G2 together ??
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