Gasherbrum IV (7,925m) Expedition

Gasherbrum IV is the 17th highest mountain on Earth and the 6th highest in Pakistan. It is one of the peaks in the Gasherbrum-massif.

The Gasherbrums are a remote group of peaks located at the northeastern end of the Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram range. The massif contains three of the world’s 8,000 metre peaks (if one includes Broad Peak). Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean “Shining Wall”, presumably a reference to the highly visible west face of Gasherbrum-IV; but in fact, it comes from “rgasha” (beautiful) and “brum” (mountain) in Balti, hence it actually means “beautiful mountain.

Gasherbrum means “Beautiful wall”. This refers to 3,050m/10,000ft pale limestone walls on the great trapeze shaped Gasherbrum IV Peak. There are six Gasherbrum Peaks in the Karakoram Range. It was Captain Young husband and his party which in 1889 discovered Gasherbrum-glacier. It was in 1958 that a strong Italian expedition led by Riccardo Cassin climbed Gasherbrum-IV Peak 7925m/ 26,000ft through north ridge, after over-coming great climbing difficulties. It was the mountaineers like Walter Bonatti and Carlo Mauri who successfully reached its top.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Islamabad
  • Day 2: Chilas – Skardu
  • Day 3: Skardu (free day)
  • Day 4: Skardu to Askoli (by jeep)
  • Day 5: Trek to Jhola
  • Day 6:Trek to Paiyu
  • Day 7: Rest day at Paiyu
  • Day 8: Trek to Urdukas
  • Day 9: Trek to Goro
  • Day 10: Trek to Concordia
  • Day 11: Trek to base camp
  • 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: Debriefing, Ministry of Tourism
  • Day 59: Drive to Islamabad
  • Day 59: Debriefing, Ministry of Tourism
  • Day 60: Transfer to airport for your return flight

Trip Highlights

Services Included
  • All transport services
  • Hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Parking fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Cook
Not included
  • Mineral water
  • Cold drinks
  • Tips for services
  • Personal shopping.

Places & Time Schedule

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