58 Days
Duration
8/10
Physicality
18+
Age
13 Days
Hotel Nights
Gilgit – Baltistan, Pakistan
Location
8,080 meters
Maximum Altitude
45 Days
Camping Nights

Gasherbrum I (Urdu: گاشر برم -1‎; simplified Chinese: 加舒尔布鲁木I峰; traditional Chinese: 加舒爾布魯木I峰; pinyin: Jiāshūěrbùlǔmù I Fēng), also known as Hidden Peak or K5, is the 11th highest mountain in the world at 8,080 metres (26,510 ft) above sea level. It is located on the Pakistani–Chinese border in Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan and Xinjiang region of China. Gasherbrum I is part of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakoram 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 Karakoram) by T.G. Montgomerie in 1856 when he first spotted the peaks of the Karakoram 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.

Gasherbrum in local language means “Beautiful Wall”. There are six Gasherbrum Peaks and Gasherbrum I Peak is one them. The Gasherbrum Peaks are in the Karakoram Range. A French expedition led by H. De Segogne made first attempt in 1936, but they could not climb beyond camp five (5) at a height of 6797 Meters. However, in 1958 an American expedition led by Nich Clinch made the first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) and Schoening and Kaufman were first to reach the summit. The approach route to Base camp starts from Skardu through Shigar Valley and approach trek starts from Askole through Baltoro glacier.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Islamabad
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity
Day 1

Departure

Arrival in Islamabad
Day 2

Flight or Drive

Islamabad – Skardu or Chilas if no flight
Day 3

Drive

Chilas – Skardu
Day 4

Rest Day

Skardu (free day)
Day 5

Drive

Skardu to Askoli (by jeep)
Day 6

Trekking

Trek to Jhola
Day 7

Trekking

Trek to Paiyu
Day 8

Rest

Rest day at Paiyu
Day 9

Trekking

Trek to Urdukas
Day 10

Trekking

Trek to Goro
Day 11

Trekking

Trek to Concordia
Day 12

Trekking

Trek to Basecamp
Day13-48

Climbing

Reserved for climbing activities
Day49-56

Drive

Return to Askoli and drive to Skardu
Day 57

Drive

Drive to Chilas
Day 58

Drive

Drive to Islambad
Hidden peak , Gasherbrum summit
Hidden peak, Gasherbrum I, tourists
Hidden peak, Gasherbrum, climber
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Hidden peak , Gasherbrum summit
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