Gasherbrum 1

Gashbrum I

Trip Information

  • Region: Baltistan
  • Type: Mountain Climbing
  • Duration: 50Days
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Season: Summer

Gasherbrum 1: The hidden peak

Explore Karakorum’s hidden gem

Gasherbrum I, also popular as the Hidden Peak, is located at 8,080 meters above sea level in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.

The mountain is nestled beautifully between labyrinths of high peaks in the Karakorum Mountain range. Gasherbrum I boasts the most difficult topography, and it is the tallest of the series of 6 Gasherbrum peaks in the vicinity.

In 1936, veteran mountaineer H . De Segogne led a team of French mountaineers to attempt Gasherbrum I, but he was faced with failure. However, Nich Clinch and his team of American climbers became the pioneer to summit the peak in 1958.

The route to the base camp of Gasherbrum I begins from Skardu. You’d find yourself cruising across Shigar Valley and then trekking across the Baltoro glacier to finally arrive at the base camp. Gasherbrum I’s climbing period starts in June and ends in August.

Climb Gasherbrum I with Karakorum Expeditions

Karakorum Expeditions specializes in organizing expeditions to the most coveted peaks in the Karakorum and Himalayan ranges, and we are a household name when it comes to arranging expeditions to Gasherbrum I.

We have 50 days itinerary for expeditions to Gasherbrum I, which starts with your arrival at Islamabad. The good news is that we pledge to take care of every facet of your expedition, including logistics, accommodation, food and travel. We are committed to ensure that you focus solely on your adventure, especially your attempt of Gasherbrum I, while we take care of the logistics and accommodation and everything in between.

We are proud to have the most expert mountaineers, high altitude porters and guides on our team. We know the route to Gasherbrum I like no other and you can count on us with confidence.

Contact us now to join us for our next venture to Gasherbrum I.

Day 01

Arrive Islamabad.

Day 02

Briefing at Ministry of Tourism. Meeting with LO (Liaison Officer).

Day 03

Fly to Skardu (1 hr) or drive to Chilas.

Day 04

Day free at Skardu or drive Chilas – Skardu (8-10 hrs).

Day 05

Free Day at Skardu for final preparation

Day 06

Skardu – Askole (6-7 hrs)

Day 07

Trek to Jhula near Domardo River. (8-9 hours)

Day 08

Trek to Paiyu provides good views of Baltoro South, Cathedral Towers and triangle of K2 at far view (5-7 hrs)

Day 09

Day free at Paiyu for acclimatization (3600 m)

Day 10

Trek to Urdukus: To Khuburtze (8-9 hrs): A gradual climb up Baltoro Glacier on
The southern edge. The walk mostly along the crest of lateral moraine, with stunning views of Paiyu Peak, Chorichi, Uli Biaho, Trango Towers and so on. A good camp site at 4200 m

Day 11

Goro II: The first hour walk is across difficult side crevasses; however the way is
Smoother and easy in the center. Continue opposite of Yermanendo Glacier for 3-4 hrs to the camp site at 4500 meters pitched in the center of the glacier.

Day 12

Concordia: 5-6 hours slightly easy walk, with spectacular views and gigantic mountain panorama, including Mustagh Tower, GB IV, Mitre Peak and the mighty K2. Camp at Concordia at 4700 m

Day 13

4-5 hours trek to Shaghrin.

Day 14

4-5 hours trek to Gasherbrum II basecamp.

Day 15-39

Climb Gasherbrum II. No. of days depends on weather, fitness, and experience of the climbers

Day 40-46

Return to Askole or Hushe and drive to Skardu. In case of trek via Gondogoro number of trekking days can be lesser

Day 47

Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas

Day 48

Day free at Islamabad or drive to Islamabad

Day 49

De-briefing at the ministry of tourism

Day 50

Fly to destination.