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.
Gasherbrum I, also known as Hidden Peak or K5, is the 11th highest mountain in the world at 8,080 metres above sea level. It is located on the Pakistani–Chinese border in Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan and Xinjiang region of China.
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.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Day 01: Arrival at Islamabad Airport
Day 02: Islamabad – Skardu or Chilas if no flight
Day 03: Chilas – Skardu
Day 04: Skardu (free day)
Day 05: Skardu to Askoli
Day 06: Trek to Jhula
Day 07: Trek to Paiyu
Day 08: Rest day at Paiyu
Day 09: Trek to Urdukas
Day 10: Trek to Goro
Day 11: Trek to Concordia
Day 12: Trek to Base camp
Day 13-48: Reserved for climbing activities
Day 49-56: Return to Askoli and drive to Skardu
Day 57: Drive to Chilas
Day 58: Drive to Islamabad
Day 59: Debriefing at Tourism office
Day 60: Fly to next destination