Gasherbrum IV (7,925m) Expedition

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 Karakorum 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 01: Arrival in Islamabad                                 

Day 02: Islamabad – Skardu or Chilas if no flight    

Day 03: Chilas – Skardu             

Day 04: Skardu  (free day)  

Day 05: Skardu to Askoli (by jeep)    

Day 06: Trek to Jhola 

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, Ministry of Tourism

Day 60:Fly to next destination

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