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Gasherbrum 1(8068 M) Hidden Peak

Gasherbrum I is popularly known as Hidden Peak. Flying over the Karakoram, one can see below a maze of peaks as one comes to the huge pyramid that is the K2 which stands out prominently like a giant among the mountains there is a cluster of peaks to the southeast. These have been named as Gasherbrum peaks. The formation of mountains chains here is such that one peak Gasherbrum I. This peak remained hidden because it lies in one of the Most difficult terrains which are surrounded by some of the highest peaks around. Swiss Skier "Sylvan Saudan" set world record by skiing down from the summit. Gasherbrum in local language means "Shining Wall". There are six Gasherbrum Peaks and Gasherbrum I Peak is one of them. The Gasherbrum Peaks are in the Karakoram Range. A French expedition led by H . De Segogne made the 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 Tongal or Askole through Baltoro glacier, southern Aburuzi glaciers. Period:- June/July/August

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Location: Gasherbrum 1(8068 M) Hidden Peak

Duration:50 Days

Min Age:18

Max People:12

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Day 1 : ARRIVAL
Arrival at Islamabad International Airport and transfer to the hotel. In the evening briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan. Overnight in the hotel.
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Day 2 : ISLAMABAD TO CHILAS
Departure for Chilas via Babusar Top, Kaghan Valley Check-in hotel at Chilas.
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Day 3 : CHILAS TO SKARDU
Arrival in Skardu. Total drive time from Islamabad to Skardu is 22-24 hours. Overnight in the hotel
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Day 4 : SKARDU
The final arrangement of the trek.
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Day 5 : SKARDU TO ASKOLE
Full day drives with Jeeps on a winding trail to Askole, through a wild, impressive landscape and wild gorges. Overnight stay in tents in the small village of Askole. Distance 96 km Drive 07-08 hrs Altitude 3050 m
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Day 6 : AKOLE TO KOROPHONE
After an early breakfast leaves the last inhabited village, the remaining portion of our journey, we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipment and sustain our Expedition. Overnight in tents. Walk 03 - 04 hrs. Grade: Easy Altitude: 3100 M
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Day 7 : KOROPHONE TO JHULA
Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jhula. Jhula has shower cabins, running water, toilets, and camp platforms. Overnight in the tents. Walk: 03-04 hrs Grade: Strenuous Altitude: 3150 M
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Day 8 : JHULA TO PAIYU
Trek along the Braldu River to a green Oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6611 M. Overnight in tents. Walk: 05-06 hrs Grade: Moderate Altitude: 3480 M.
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Day 9 : PAIYU CAMP
Traditional rest day for acclimatization at Paiju camp. Paiyu is a Balti word which means "SALT". Overnight in tents.
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Day 10 : PAIYU TO URDUKAS
Trekking starts towards Urdukas after an early breakfast. Traverse the junction of Paiju - Baltoro Glaciers through crevasses & lunch below Liligo, the traditional camp under the muddy cliffs with fine views of rock spires. Urdukas offering splendid views of the Trango, Uli Biaho & Bial Groups. Overnight in tents. Walk: 06-07 hrs Grade: Moderate Altitude: 4130 M
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Day 11 : URDUKAS TO GORO
A long walk on the icy Baltoro Glacier, with Magnificent views of Muztagh, Mitre & Gasherbrum IV. Overnight in tents. Walk: 06-07 hrs Grade: Strenuous Altitude: 4500 M.
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Day 12 : GORO TO CONCORDIA
Trek on the Baltoro Glacier to Concordia. The climax of the Trek is the spectacular conjunction of the Godwin-Austin and Baltoro Glaciers called Concordia, lying at the heart of the most heavily glaciated region outside the Polar areas within a radius of 19 km stand 41 peaks over 6500 meters. including 04 peaks above 8000 M., This is the center of the densest concentration of the lofty peaks on Earth. Overnight in tents. Walk: 05 - 06 hrs Grade: strenuous Altitude: 4720 M
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Day 13 : CONCORDIA TO GASHERBRUM I BASE CAMP
After early morning breakfast start your trek, continue up along the upper Baltoro glacier. Follow the glacier until you're at the southern reach of Baltoro Kangri and head north towards Sia Kangri. From here you see Gasherbrum I for the first time. About 4-7 hours of out Concordia, you'll hit the Gasherbrum I base camp, which is very spread out on a glacier ridge. Overnight in tents
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Day 14 : REST DAY IN BASE CAMP
The final arrangement of the expedition. Overnight in tents
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Day 15 : CLIMBING
Climbing Period 15 to 42 Climbing start towards Summit. The length of the Climbing period depends on the weather, fitness, and experience of the climber.
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Day 43 : GASHERBRUM BASE CAMP TO ALI CAMP
Early morning trekking back to Ali camp via Upper part of Baltoro Glacier. Coming from Gasherbrum base camp, there's an even longer day's walk. Try to get over the rivers early on the walk down the valley. Overnight in tents.
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Day 44 : ALI CAMP TO GONDOGORO LA TO KHUSPANG
To avoid the risk of rockfalls on the descent on the Hushe side, we start very early around 2 am. After an early breakfast, we will wear crampons and harnesses and set off, roped together onto the West Vigne Glacier towards the foot of the Gondogoro-La pass. After 3-4 hours of steep and strenuous ascent, we reach the top to be rewarded with stunning views of K2, Broad Peak, and the Gasherbrum. Then descend towards to Hushe valley in another territory of Baltistan. Overnight in tents. Walk: 10 - 12 hrs Grade: Strenuous Altitude: 5700 M
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Day 45 : KHUSPANG TO SHAICHO
There is one tricky crevasse section to be crossed just after Khuspang but after that the remaining part of glacier crossing is rather simple to the camping site to reach Dalsangpa, meaning 'field of flowers', lives up to its name. The beautiful flowers and fauna of Hushe Valley make you feel fresh and energized. After Laila Peak Base Camp, a nice trek to Shaicho, a very green campsite just by Hushe River. If weather clear you can see Masherbrum Peak from the Hushe side. Walk: 06-07 hrs Grade: Moderate
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Day 46 : SHAICHO TO HUSHEY
This is the last day of the trek, following Hushe River along with the greens. Start your easy trek after an early breakfast down towards beautiful Hushe village. Overnight in tents
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Day 47 : HUSHEY TO SKARDU
After breakfast drive for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.
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Day 48 : SKARDU TO ISLAMABAD
Flight to Islamabad, if unable due to bad weather same day drive to Kaghan Valley via Babusar Top. Overnight in the hotel.
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Day 49 : KAGHAN TO ISLAMABAD
Early morning drive to Islamabad. Overnight in the Hotel.
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Day 50 : ISLAMABAD - DE BRIEFING
De-briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan Islamabad & Transfer to Islamabad International Aiport for your onward destination. End of our Services. Thank YOU!

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