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Gasherbrum-III (7952 M)

Gasherbrum-III is located between G-II and G-IV is the 15th highest mountain in the world. Till 1974 it was the highest unclimbed peak in the world. In 1975 the Polish Women expedition team led by Mrs. Wanda Rutkiewich came to Pakistan to Climb Gasherbrum-III. Mrs. Wanda Rutkiewich, K.Zdzitowiecki, Alison Chadwick, and Janusz Onyszkiewicz, reached the summit on 11th August 1975.

Location: K2 Baseccamp

Duration:45 days

Min Age:18

Max People:12

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Day 1 : ARRIVAL ISLAMABAD
Arrival AT Benazir International Airport and transfer to Hotel.
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Day 2 : ALPINE CLUB OF PAKISTAN
Briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan Islamabad.Overnight in Hotel.
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Day 3 : RAWALPINDI / CHILAS
Departure for Chilas via Silk Rout, sight seeing all along the rout with the company of Indus river the longest river of Pakistan It flows from Tibet northwest across the Indian-controlled portion of Jammu and Kashmir, passing between the western extremity of the Himalayas and the northern extremity of the Hindu Kush mountain range; it then courses generally south through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. Check in hotel. Overnight in Chilas.
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Day 4 : CHILAS / SKARDU
Arrival in Skardu. Total drive time from Islamabad to Skardu is 22-24 hours
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Day 5 : SKARDU
Final arrangement for the expedition.
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Day 6 : SKARDU -TO- ASKOLE
Full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole. The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers. Highest in the region, the stone & timber abodes contain dark & narrow stairwells riven by gloomy, unlit alleys cluster within the embrace of the fertile terraces. Overnight in tents. Distance 96 km Drive 07-08 hrs Altitude 3050 m
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Day 7 : ASKOLE -TO- KOROPHONE
Leave the last inhabited village. For the remaining portion of our journey we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipment’s and sustain our expedition. After scrambling over a ridge we come across what legend says an old polo field. Passing through a rock gap we cross the Biafo glacier and camp beside its snout at korophone. The Biafo Glacier is a huge river of ice 63 Km long which descends from the central peaks of the Karakoram & flows East into the Braldu Valley at a point about 10 Kms east of Askole. Overnight in tents. Walk : 03 - 04 hrs Grade : Easy Altitude : 3100 M
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Day 8 : KOROPHONE -TO- JHULA
Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jhula, (Jhula means wire rope bridge with a hanging wooden basket), now a wooden bridge is made cross it & camp beside a torrent facing the Bakhordas. Walk : 03-04 hrs Grade : Strenuous Altitude : 3150 M
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Day 9 : JHULA -TO- PAIJU
Resume trek along the Braldu River to a green Oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6611 M. Paiju - is a Balti word which means "SALT". Since there are some rock salt deposits at the base of this peak, the locals believe that the snow on the summit of Paiju Peak is not snow but a huge deposit of salt which drips down to the base. From this camp we have the first views of the impressive Baltoro Glacier. Overnight in tents. Walk : 05-06 hrs Grade : Moderate Altitude : 3480 M.
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Day 10 : PAIJU - Rest Day
Rest & acclimatization day at Paiju. Overnight in tents.

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