GASHERBRUM-IV (7,952 M) 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:

Days

Areas

Overnight

01 Arrival in Islamabad. Hotel
02 Islamabad – Skardu or Chilas if no flight. Hotel
03 Chilas – Skardu. Hotel
04 Skardu  (free day) Hotel
05 Skardu to Askoli (by jeep)  Camp
06 Trek to Jhola Camp
07 Trek to Paiyu Camp
08 Rest day at Paiyu Camp
09 Trek to Urdukas Camp
10 Trek to Goro Camp
11 Trek to Concordia Camp
12 Trek to Base camp Camp
13-48 Reserved for climbing activities Camp
49-56 Return to Askoli and drive to Skardu   Hotel
57 Drive to Chilas Hotel
58 Drive to Islamabad Hotel
59 Debriefing, Ministry of Tourism Hotel
60 Destination Flight. - - -
Gasherbrum-IV 7,925 M
Gasherbrum-IV 7,925 M
Gasherbrum IV 7952 M Karakoram Pakistan

 


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