Gasherbrum I surveyed as K5 and also known as Hidden Peak is the 11th highest mountain in the world at 8,080 meters (26,510 ft.) above sea. It 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.

Gasherbrum I is one to the “least popular” of the 8000 meter peaks. It still has less than 200 ascents and is in tenth spot on the ascent-list for the 8000 meter peaks. It is also one of the peaks with least deaths, but this probably has to do with the fact that only really experienced mountaineers try a peak as difficult at Gasherbrum I.

The most common way to climb the peak is to attack on the western side and all routes here leads to “The Japanese Couloir”, which is located on top of the north-west face. The first ascent (1958) was made via Spur Peak and then via the long south east ridge to the summit.

Highlights:

  • Experience the culture and hospitality of the friendly Balti people.
  • One of the world’s top climbing and mountaineering adventure.
  • Experience the Concordia and the Baltoro Glacier, Pakistan.
  • Spectacular views of Nanga Parbat& K2 from the flight.
  • Explore the Ancient Himalayan Kingdom of Baltistan.

Trip Itinerary

Fixed Departure

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What is included


  • Hotel Accommodation In Islamabad: 3 night’s hotel at 4-star Hotel in Islamabad on bed & breakfast Basis- Sharing Twin Bed Room
  • Hotel in Skardu: On Bed and Breakfast plan.
  • Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Islamabad with Expedition Staffs
  • Cargo Clearance: International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Pakistan. **before the expedition.
  • Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Pakistan Government to climb Gasherbrum I.
  • Liaison Officer: 1 Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
  • Garbage Management: Garbage Deposit fees
  • Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Expedition staffs during the trek and expedition.
  • Map: Trekking and climbing map.
  • Fourteen Summit Treks duffle bag.
  • Member transportation
  • Domestic Flight: Flight for all members from Islamabad to Skardu and Skardu to Islamabad with one Guide, as per Itinerary.
  • Land Transportation (Members): Drive by Jeep Skardu to Askole and on returning Askole to Skardu.
  • Land Transportation (Staffs): Islamabad to Askole via Skardu (by bus / jeep) for All Climbing Sherpas and Expeditions Staffs. (At Skardu all members and staff will meet each other).
  • Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Pakistan by air cargo - Islamabad to Askole by bus / Jeep and to basecamp by Porters / Mule. While Returning: Basecamp to Askole by porters / Mule and Askole to Islamabad by bus / jeep.
  • Member Luggage: Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters.
  • Food and Lodging: 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Camp during the trek and Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staffs.
  • All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
  • Porter: Porters per member up to Base camp from Askole & Porters while returning from Basecamp to Askole.
  • Base Camp Staff: Experienced and well-trained Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing
  • Base Camp Tent: Each member will have an individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp
  • Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears
  • Heater: Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
  • Solar/Generator/Light: 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed Sherpa per member.
  • Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing
  • Oxygen Bottle (O2): Summit Oxygen cylinder: 2 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1-oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa
  • Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition.
  • Rope Fixing Team:The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route in Gasherbrum I (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  • High camp service: High Altitude Tents, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot for a member, High food for a member, Sherpa, all climbing and cooking crew in between (C1) (C2) (C3). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • Internet: Reliable & high-speed Internet access Wi-Fi is free to all climbers on our expedition at base camp.
  • Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  • Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp
  • Permit: Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition
  • Comprehensive Medical kit for group and staff.
  • Certificate: Gasherbrum I climbing certificate issued by Pakistani Alpine Club (after climbing Gasherbrum I successfully).
  • Note: All expedition stuffs and equipment have to be returned after the expedition.

What is not included


  • Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Islamabad).
  • Pakistan Entry Visa fee: Pakistani Visa fee
  • Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Islamabad & Skardu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night in Islamabad & Skardu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Islamabad & Skardu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs).
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in the city but we will soft drinks for members at base camp).
  • Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  • Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
  • Internet Service: Not included during the trek.
  • Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD. (Applies to Full Board Member).
  • Rope Fixing: The cost of using fixed rope during the expedition. (Applies on Basecamp Service member).
  • Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff.
  • Rope Fixing: The cost of using fixed rope during the expedition. (Applies on Basecamp Service member).
  • Our Company’s Service will be "Zero" above Base Camp (If a company offers just Base Camp services).
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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