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  • 46 Days
  • June 5’ - Aug 20'
  • Min Age : 20+
  • Pickup: Airpot
  • Min People : 7
  • Max People : 20
Scaling the Heights: Gasherbrum I Expedition with K2 Travel Hub

Gasherbrum I, also known as the Hidden Peak, is the 11th highest mountain in the world, standing at 8,080 meters above sea level. It is located in the Karakoram mountain range of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. The peak is known for its remoteness and is one of the least-known of the 8,000-meter peaks, often attracting serious mountaineers aiming to climb all 14 of the world’s highest mountains.

Local tour agencies like K2 Travel Hub offer expeditions to Gasherbrum I, providing climbers with the necessary logistics, guidance, and support for such a challenging ascent. These expeditions typically include a comprehensive itinerary that takes climbers through the heart of the Karakoram range, offering spectacular views and a chance to experience the culture and hospitality of the Balti people.

The common climbing route for Gasherbrum I is the North West Face, and the expeditions are often long, spanning over several weeks to allow for acclimatization and weather windows. Agencies ensure safety with evacuation plans and accessible helicopter rescue in place for emergencies. The expeditions are led by experienced guides, some of whom hold individual Guinness World Records for their mountaineering feats.

Overall, an expedition to Gasherbrum I is a blend of high-altitude climbing adventure and cultural exploration in one of the most stunning mountain ranges in the world.

 

Top 10 highest mountain peaks in Pakistan, along with their peak names, elevations, locations and specific region names in Gilgit Baltistan:

Peak Name   Elevation (m)  Location    World rank
K2 (Mount Godwin-Austen) 8,611 Askole Village, GB 2nd 
Nanga Parbat 8,126 Astore District, GB 9th 
Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak) 8,080 Askole Village, GB 11th 
Broad Peak 8,051 Askole Village, GB 12th 
Gasherbrum II 8,035 Askole Village, GB 13th 
Gasherbrum III 7,952 Askole Village, GB 15th 
Gasherbrum IV 7,925 Askole Village, GB 17th 
Distaghil Sar 7,885 Hispar Valley, GB 20th 
Kunyang Chhish 7,852 Hispar Muztagh, GB 22nd 
Masherbrum (K1) 7,821 Hushe Valley, GB 24th 

Departure & Return Location

Islamabad International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Full board
BC Include
Exclude
What’s Included in Full-board Service?

*inclusions are given below

  1. High Altitude Climbing Leader/Sherpa hired from Nepal (request for details)
  2. Rope fixing team of Sherpas hired from Nepal (request for details) according to the composition below. 
No of Participants Leader Sherpas
7 pax 1 3
8-13 pax 1 4
14 – 18 pax 1 5

3. Lodging above base camp.
4. Group climbing gear/equipment including tents, ropes, ice screws, snow-bars, EPI gas, cooking pots, stoves, gas, etc.
5. Meals above base camp during the climb (high altitude food/snacks).
6. All meals during the trek to base camp and at base camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
7. Four (4) nights stay in Islamabad hotel upon arrival and two nights on return (bed & breakfast only).
8. Lodging at base camp (single supplement).
9. Full base camp facilities including dining tent, bathroom, showers & solar charging.
10. All internal/domestic transport.
11. All domestic flights.
12. 65kgs (110 lbs) personal baggage allowance.
13. Permit & royalty fees.
14. Liaison officer(s) – equipment fee and allowance.
15. Group emergency equipment/satellite phone service with fixed calling charge.
16. Staff insurance covering guide, cook, kitchen staff, assistant(s), and porters, etc.
17. Experienced cook from Pakistan.
18. Kitchen staff.
19. Porters for all expedition supplies.
20. Solar power provision at base camp.
21. Electricity generator as a backup for high voltage devices.
22. Communication radio (walkie-talkie).
23. Weather reports sourced from European providers.

1. Included Meals: All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
2. All Accommodation: Four nights in Islamabad hotel
3. Tour Guide
4. Lodging at Base Camp: Single supplement accommodation
5. Base Camp Amenities:
– Fully equipped base camp with dining tent, bathroom, showers, and solar charging
6. Transportation:
– All internal/domestic transport and domestic flights included
7. Baggage Allowance: 65kgs (110 lbs) personal baggage
8. Permits and Fees: Permit and royalty fee covered
9. Liaison Officers: Equipment fee and allowance for liaison officer(s)
10. Emergency Equipment: Group emergency equipment and satellite phone service with fixed calling charge
11. Experienced Cook: Cook from Pakistan with extensive experience
12. Support Staff: Kitchen staff and porters for expedition supplies
13. Power Supply: Solar power and backup electricity generator at base camp
14. Communication: Communication radio (walkie-talkie) provided
15. Weather Reports: Regular weather reports from European sources

1. Personal Sherpa for Climbing: USD 12,944, covering salary, equipment allowance, royalty fees, round-trip airfare from Nepal, meals in Pakistan, oxygen cylinders with mask/regulator for the climb, lodging, etc.
2. Personal Sherpa Summit Bonus: USD 1500 awarded.
3. International Airfare: Ticket cost not included.
4. Supplemental Oxygen for climbers (4 cylinders recommended) – Prices given below.

Oxygen Cylinders Brand New Used/Old
1 Large 4 liters Russian cylinder $990 $650
2 Large 4 liters Russian cylinders $1,980 $1,300
3 Large 4 liters Russian cylinders $2,790 $1,950
4 Large 4 liters Russian cylinders $3,960 $2,600
5 Large 4 liters Russian cylinders $4,950 $3,250
6 Large 4 liters Russian cylinders $5,940 $3,900

 

5. Personal Climbing Equipment: Necessary gear for any 8,000m peak, including clothing and sleeping equipment.
6. Mandatory Mountain Climbing Rescue and Evacuation Insurance Policy.
7. Personal Equipment Cargo Transportation to/from Islamabad.
8. Pakistan Visa Fee.
9. Islamabad Meals.
10. Additional Hotel Nights post-climb.
11. Trip Cancellation Insurance Coverage.
12. Expenses related to early wind-up/summit situations including extra hotel nights, meals, and evacuation costs.
13. Charges incurred due to delays beyond the control of K2 Travel Hub (Force Majeure).
14. Personal Communication (phone, fax, email) between Pakistan and home country.

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

  1. Competitive Pricing for Eight-Thousander Peaks: At K2 Travel Hub, we offer highly competitive prices for expeditions to eight-thousander peaks. Whether your goal is conquering K2 or another majestic summit, our rates are designed to provide exceptional value.
  2. Field Office and Expert Staff: Our strategically located field office, managed by Askole Valley locals, ensures seamless logistical arrangements to and from the mountain. Our permanent staff, seasoned professionals with extensive high-altitude experience, handle all aspects of your journey.

  3. Tailored Itineraries Based on Indigenous Knowledge: Rely on our mountain guides’ deep-rooted indigenous knowledge. They craft personalized itineraries that maximize your chances of success while immersing you in the rich cultural and natural heritage of the region.

  4. Breathtaking Mountain Vistas: Prepare to be awe-struck by spectacular mountain vistas during your expedition. From snow-capped peaks to rugged landscapes, the views will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

  5. K2 Travel Hub: Your Licensed Native Adventure Company: We are a fully licensed native adventure company. Our commitment to local expertise and sustainable tourism sets us apart. Join us for an unforgettable adventure.

  6. Guided Departures with Pakistani High Altitude Climbers (HAC): Our fixed departures are expertly guided by experienced Pakistani High Altitude Climbers. Their knowledge of the terrain and conditions ensures a safe and successful journey.

  7. Private Groups: Our Top Priority: Whether you’re a solo adventurer, a couple, or a group of friends, private expeditions are our focus. Your safety, comfort, and enjoyment remain paramount.

  8. Flexible Options: Guided or Alpine Style: Choose your preferred climbing style. We cater to both guided expeditions, where our experts lead the way, and non-guided (alpine style) climbing for those seeking a more independent experience.

  9. Base Camp and Full Board Services: K2 Travel Hub provides comprehensive services. Whether you opt for base camp services or full board arrangements, we ensure that your needs are met.

  10. High Altitude Support Services (Available at Extra Cost):

    • Pakistani High Altitude Porter (HAP): These strong porters will carry up to 20 kg of your personal equipment between camps.
    • Nepalese Private Sherpa: Your personal guide/porter who not only carries your gear but also assists with climbing, water melting, and cooking.
    • Personal Equipment Carriage Service: Sherpas transport up to 10 kg of your belongings up and down the mountain, lightening your load.
  11. Remember, timely requests for Nepalese Sherpas (at least 6 months prior to arrival in Pakistan) ensure their availability for your expedition. Let’s embark on this incredible journey together! 
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Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Islamabad. Meet our staff at airport. They will bring you to the hotel.

  • Altitude: 540 meters
  • Our guide(s) will meet you at Islamabad International Airport and transfer you to the hotel.
  • Participants can relax and recover from their journey.
  • Pickup details: Look for guides with orange placards bearing our company logo and your name.
  • Provide flight details at least five days before arrival.
  • Guides will receive you at international arrivals gates unless you have a connecting flight within Pakistan.
  • After lunch and rest, our guide will brief you and collect remaining payments at our office, followed by dinner. Late arrivals will have briefing and payments managed in Skardu.

Day 2Guided sightseeing and shopping in Islamabad (508 metres / 1,667 ft.).

Pre-Expedition Briefing and Exploration of Islamabad

  • Altitude: At an elevation of 540 meters

The day begins with an informative briefing from the Department of Tourism, providing essential details and guidelines for the upcoming Gasherbrum I Expedition. This session is crucial for understanding the expectations and preparing mentally and logistically for the journey ahead.

Post-briefing, the group will have the opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Islamabad. The exploration will include indulging in traditional Pakistani cuisine, offering a taste of the rich culinary heritage of the region.

Accommodation: Comfortable twin-sharing rooms at Chateau Royale, Prestige Residence, or an equivalent standard partner hotel in Islamabad, subject to occupancy.

Meals: A full day’s meal plan is provided, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with tea/coffee and snacks to keep you energized throughout the day.

Day 3Islamabad to Skardu

  • Altitude: 2,498 meters
  • Participants will take a spectacular flight from Islamabad airport to Skardu airport.
  • If the clouds allow, you’ll be able to see the majestic Nanga Parbat during the flight.
  • After arriving in Skardu, the day is free for you to explore and enjoy. 

Day 4Exploring Skardu

  • Altitude: 2,498 meters
  • After breakfast, participants will walk to the Kharpocho Fort in Skardu, situated atop a mountain. From there, you’ll enjoy a splendid view of the Indus River and the town of Skardu.
  • Additionally, participants have the option to take a tour to Sadpara Lake.
  • Afterward, you’ll have some free shopping time in Skardu Bazaar.
  • During sightseeing, our staff will handle any further government documentation required in Skardu. This process may take up to two days.
  • We’ve also allocated contingency days toward the end of the trek in case of any delays.

Day 5Skardu - Briefing at Department of Tourism. Final preparations. Hotel.

  • Location: Skardu, the gateway to the world’s towering peaks.
  • Activity: A comprehensive briefing at the Department of Tourism, where participants will receive vital information, safety protocols, and the expedition itinerary for the ascent of K2.
  • Preparations: Final equipment checks, securing necessary permits, and ensuring all gear is expedition-ready.
  • Accommodation: A comfortable stay at a local hotel, providing a restful environment for the night before the adventure begins.

This day is crucial for ensuring that all climbers are well-informed and prepared for the challenges ahead. It’s the moment to ask questions, clarify doubts, and make any last-minute adjustments to the plan. The excitement builds as the team anticipates the journey to one of the most challenging and revered mountains in the world.

Day 6 Drive by Jeep to Askole, a lovely little farming village. Camp. (3,039 metres / 9,970 feet).

The Starting Point of High-Altitude Adventures

  • Mode of Transport: A rugged Jeep drive to the village.
  • Destination: Askole, a charming farming village nestled in the mountains.
  • Altitude: The village sits at an elevation of or 9,970 feet
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities provided for an overnight stay.

This segment of the itinerary marks the beginning of an extraordinary trekking experience. Askole is renowned as the last settlement before trekkers and climbers venture into the remote wilderness of the Karakoram range. It’s a place where traditional lifestyles are observed, and the serene environment sets the tone for the expedition ahead. Campers will spend the night under the stars, acclimatizing and preparing for the journey to come.

Day 7Trek to Jhola. (3,170 metres / 10,400 feet). We enter Karakoram National Park and trek past a slope filled with garnets and cross a lovely bridge.

  • Altitude: 3,015 meters
  • Our adventure kicks off as our team gathers early at the hotel.
  • After a hearty breakfast, we’ll load up the rugged 4×4 jeeps.
  • The bumpy, dusty drive will take us past Askole and onward to Jhula Camp—the gateway to the Central Karakoram National Park.
  • The journey from Skardu typically spans 7 to 10 hours, depending on road conditions. We’ll enjoy lunch en route.
  • Exciting news: As of 2021, the road extension into the national park allows us to start the trek directly from Jhula Camp, bypassing the hot, dusty road from Askole.
  • Upon arriving at Jhula in the late afternoon, we’ll settle into a permanent trekkers’ camp.
  • Keep in mind that if our permits aren’t ready, we might spend an extra day in Skardu (our well-planned buffer days come in handy!).
  • Note for 2023: Due to road damage, a trek from Askole to Jhula is now necessary.
  • Here are the specifics:
    • Trekking distance: 20.5 kilometers
    • Altitude gain/loss: 624 meters uphill
    • Jhula Camp elevation: 3,149 meters

Get ready for an unforgettable journey through stunning landscapes!

Day 8Trek to Paiyu. (3,666 metres / 12,028 feet). Trek to this famous forest in the Baltoro Valley.

  • Altitude: 3,418 meters
  • Distance: 19.8 kilometers
  • Time: 6-7 hours

On this leg of the journey:

  • Participants will follow the Braldu gorge, tracing the path along the bank of the Braldu River.
  • The awe-inspiring Trango Tower and Cathedral Peak will come into view.
  • Be cautious of possible sunburns due to the dry and hot walking conditions.
  • Numerous streams from glaciers flow down into the valley, and depending on water levels, participants may need to use river crossing shoes.
  • On a clear day, you’ll catch sight of the snout of Baltoro Glacier.
  • The day concludes as participants climb away from the river to camp at Paiju, the last campsite where you’ll encounter trees for a while.

Day 9Rest Day in Paiyu. On this day, porters will bake all of their bread for the upcoming trek.

Altitude: 3,418 meters

On this day, participants will remain at Paiju Camp for acclimatization and much-needed rest. While the porters focus on baking bread for the upcoming week on the glacier, participants can take an acclimatization walk toward the base camp of Paiju Peak. It’s a valuable opportunity to adjust to the altitude and soak in the stunning surroundings.

Day 10Trek to Khuburtse. (3,800 metres / 12,467 feet). a fabulous campsite near a lake on the edge of the Baltoro Glacier.

Altitude: 3,788 meters 

Distance: 14.7 kilometers 

Time: 5-7 hours

On this challenging day, the terrain becomes rugged, but the scenery transforms into sheer magnificence as you step onto the snout of the Baltoro Glacier. The trail involves continuous ups and downs on the glacial moraine. While the path is generally safe, it’s crucial to exercise caution at all times.

As you forge ahead, prepare to be awestruck by the breathtaking views. Behold the majestic Trango Tower and the striking Uli Biaho. The journey requires crossing the glacier to reach Liligo. From there, follow a rocky trail along the edge of the Baltoro or sometimes venture toward Khoburtse, where your camp awaits.

Day 11 Trek to Urdukas. (3,950 metres / 12,959 feet). Camp amongst grass and lovely giant boulders, with amazing views of the Great Trango Towers.

Altitude: 3,905 meters 

Distance: 6.4 kilometers 

Time: 4-6 hours

As you continue your trek, the Trango Towers gradually come into view after traversing two small glaciers. Your next stop for the night will be Urdukas, situated near the army camp. The camp rests 100 meters above the glacier.

Day 12Goro II. (4,300 metres / 14,108 feet). Camp on the flat stones on the surface of the Baltoro Glacier with lovely views of the mightiest peaks all around, like Masherbrum, Cathedral, etcetera.

Altitude: 4,285 meters 

Distance: 11.9 kilometers 

Time: 6-8 hours

During this leg of the K2 base camp trek, participants will find themselves walking in the heart of the glacier. The medial moraine will guide their path, and to the south, they’ll be treated to breathtaking views of Masherbrum (7,821 meters). The journey involves navigating rocky moraines, with participants ascending and descending as they pass by massive ice seracs.

Day 13Concordia. (4,550 metres / 14,928 feet). Concordia must be the most famous campsite in all the Karkakoram. Incredible views of K2, Mitre Peak, Gasherbrum 4, and many more.

Altitude: 4,512 meters 

Distance: 11.7 kilometers 

Time: 5-7 hours

As the K2 base camp trek progresses, participants will ascend the moraine, their footsteps unwavering. Along the way, a grand spectacle unfolds—the emergence of towering snow-capped peaks. Among them, the mighty K2 stands as the pinnacle of this journey, a moment to cherish.

But that’s not all. Feast your eyes on other majestic peaks:

  • Broad Peak
  • Mitre Peak
  • Gasherbrum
  • Sia Kangri

Each summit tells a story, etched in ice and rock. As you stand amidst this grandeur at Concordia, let the mountains whisper their ancient secrets.

Day 14Trek to Shahring

  • Trek from Concordia to Shahring.
  • Duration: Approximately 5-6 hours.
  • Distance: About 14 kilometers.
  • Altitude loss: Minimal.
  • Accommodation: Camping in Shahring.
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Day 14-38 Ascent of Gasherbrum I

Altitude: Ascending to 5,150 text{ meters}

Trek Distance: Covering 8.08 text{ kilometers}
Expedition Duration: Spanning 4 weeks

Our ascent to the majestic mountain commences today, with a planned four-week journey ahead. We’ve scheduled extra days to ensure we can capitalize on optimal weather conditions. The K2 Travel Hub Team will be responsible for establishing the base camp and providing continuous support throughout the expedition’s duration.

Accommodation: We offer comfortable twin-sharing dome tents for rest (visual references available). Meals: Nutritious and energizing meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, complemented by snacks (dry fruits and chocolates) for the trek. Evening meals begin with a warming appetizer (soup or fried snacks), and end with a sweet dessert or fresh fruits.

Day 39Trek back to Concordia and rest

Here’s the revised summary for the return journey:

Altitude: Descending to 4,512  meters

Return Distance: A trek of 11.7 kilometers
Estimated Time: Approximately 5 to 7 hours

Following the triumphant completion of the Gasherbrum I Expedition, we will make our way back to Concordia. This marks a reflective journey, retracing the paths of our ascent.

Accommodation: Rest and reflection in twin-sharing dome tents (images provided for reference).

Meals: Sustenance for the journey includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with snacks (dry fruits and chocolates) to fuel the trek. Pre-dinner appetizers (soup or fried snacks) and post-dinner desserts or fruits will be served to replenish and celebrate the day’s achievements.

Day 40 Trek to Ali Camp

GPS Coordinates Overview:

  • Altitude: Elevated at 4,500 meters
  • Distance: A journey of  14.7 kilometers
  • Trek Time: Estimated at 5 to 6 hours

Adventurers will embark on a less trodden path, taking necessary detours to navigate around crevasses. The terrain will consist of rugged ice to ensure better footing compared to slippery surfaces. In snowy conditions, all participants and porters will be securely connected by ropes and equipped with crampons for enhanced safety during the trek.

Upon completion of the 5-6 hour hike, the group will establish their base at Ali Camp—a site named in honor of a local porter renowned for being the first to traverse the Gondogoro La Pass.

Accommodation: Comfortable twin-sharing dome tents are provided for rest (refer to accompanying images).

Meals: The expedition includes all-day dining with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus snacks (dry fruits and chocolates) for the trek. Each evening features an appetizer (soup or fried snacks) before dinner, and a sweet dessert or fresh fruits to finish.

Day 41Trek down the Gondogoro Valley to Saitcho (3,350 metres / 10,991 ft.)

GPS Expedition Data:

  • Altitude: Reaching up to 5,585 meters
  • Distance: Spanning 19.8 kilometers
  • Duration: Estimated at 5 to 7 hours

At the break of dawn, participants will rise at 2 am for an early start. Once equipped and fortified with breakfast, the group, tethered together, will set off towards the Gondogoro La base. Our support crew will be on standby to secure ropes and assist with gear as needed. The ascent to Gondogoro La Pass is a 3-hour endeavor, culminating in a panoramic vista of the Baltoro region’s towering 8000ers: K2, G1, Broad Peak, and G2.

The descent will be carefully managed with fixed ropes, and the use of crampons will be crucial for everyone’s safety. This part of the journey offers views of the striking Laila Peak, standing at 6,096 meters, along with other notable peaks in the vicinity.

Extra caution is imperative during the descent to prevent dislodging stones that could endanger the team. Once past the steep slopes, the trail eases as it leads onto the moraine. The day’s camp will be established at Khuispang, the confluence of the Gondogoro and Trinity Glaciers, at an altitude of 4,600 meters.

Accommodation: Campers will be housed in twin-sharing dome tents (visual references available).

Meals: The day’s nourishment includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, supplemented with snacks (dry fruits and chocolates) for the trek. Evenings will feature an appetizer (soup or fried snacks) before dinner, and a dessert or fruits to round off the meal.

Day 42Trek to Saicho

Descent to Saicho: A Journey Through Hushe Valley

  • Altitude: Descending to an elevation of 3,350 meters
  • Trek Distance: A 20 km journey through changing landscapes
  • Trek Duration: Approximately 5 to 7 hours

As the participants make their way down, the technical climbing gear will be stowed away, marking the transition from a challenging descent to a more leisurely trek. The rugged high-altitude terrain gives way to the verdant expanses of Hushe Valley.

Post-lunch, the trek resumes towards the periphery of the Gondogoro Glacier. Here, a trail emerges, guiding the hikers through a picturesque valley adorned with rhubarb and wild grass.

The path diverges at the valley’s end, offering two distinct routes. The chosen path, determined by the guide in consultation with the local porters, will be the one most frequently traversed.

The trek eases as the separate paths converge, revealing stone huts constructed by local herders and settlers. This day offers a glimpse into the region’s settlements and the relief of lower altitudes, accompanied by the presence of grand trees. The campsite at Saicho, set amidst sandy patches and sparse grass, is caressed by the melody of flowing glacial streams.

Accommodation: Campers will rest in twin-sharing dome tents.

Meals: A full day’s sustenance with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus snacks for the trek. Evenings will be welcomed with an appetizer before dinner, and sweetened with dessert or fruits thereafter.

Day 43Trek to Hushe and drive to Skardu Town

Final Leg of the Gondogoro La Trek: Return to Civilization

  • Altitude: A descent to

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  • Journey: A 20 km trek followed by a 127 km drive
  • Duration: 5-7 hours of trekking and 6 hours of driving

On this concluding day, participants will embark on a shorter trek of 3-4 hours, following the streams fed by the glacier meltwaters of Charakusa, Ailling, Masherbrum, and Gondogoro Glaciers. Signs of habitation will become evident as they pass by shelters, fields, and the vibrant life of the valleys.

In Hushe village, trekkers will witness the unique two-story shelters, with the ground floor dedicated to cattle and the upper floor serving as the family’s living space. After setting up camp, there will be opportunities to explore the enchanting Hushe Valley and engage with its warm inhabitants. This marks the final camping night of the Gondogoro La Trek.

The journey from Hushe to Skardu will unveil the picturesque hamlets of Hushe Valley. A notable crossing is the suspension bridge over the Shyok River, which originates from Ladakh, India. This modern bridge replaced the traditional air-filled goat skin rafts once used for river crossings and was constructed in the 1990s.

The drive from Khaplu to Skardu is smooth, with the road hugging the Shayok River until it meets the mighty Indus. The final stretch along the Indus River takes about 4 hours, leading to Skardu. Here, participants can indulge in long-missed comforts, such as a hot shower and a hearty meal.

Accommodation: Comfortable twin-sharing rooms at the Concordia Motel, Mountain Lodge, or an equivalent standard partner hotel in Skardu, subject to availability. Meals: A complete meal plan including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus tea/coffee and snacks throughout the day.

Day 44 Fly to Islamabad

Journey from Skardu to Islamabad: Flight Itinerary and Contingency Plans

  • Altitude: Departure from an elevation of 538 meters

Participants will board a flight from Skardu Airport to Islamabad Airport. Upon arrival, a comfortable stay at a hotel in Islamabad will provide ample time for relaxation and reflection on the journey.

Note on Flights: Domestic flights may be subject to cancellation due to adverse weather conditions. In such an event, an alternative travel plan involves an overland journey to Chilas, where an overnight stay will be arranged. This drive typically spans eight to ten hours.

Accommodation: Lodging in twin-sharing rooms at Chateau Royale, Prestige Residence, or a partner hotel of equivalent standard in Islamabad, depending on room availability.

Meals: The day includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with tea/coffee and snacks to keep you refreshed throughout the day.

Day 45Contingency day for flight cancellation

Contingency Day: Adjusting for Travel Uncertainties

  • Altitude: Stationed at538 meters

This day serves as a buffer for any unforeseen delays, specifically if the domestic flight from Skardu to Islamabad is unable to operate as scheduled. Should this occur, guests will embark on an early morning drive from Chilas to Islamabad, a journey that may span up to ten hours.

Conversely, if the flight proceeds without interruption, participants will enjoy a free day in Islamabad. This spare time presents a perfect opportunity for sightseeing and exploring the capital city’s attractions.

Accommodation: Guests will be accommodated in twin-sharing rooms at Chateau Royale, Prestige Residence, or a partner hotel of similar standard in Islamabad, depending on availability.

Meals: The day’s meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with tea/coffee and snacks to keep guests refreshed throughout the day.

Day 46 Fly Home.

Farewell and Transfers

  • Meals Included: A hearty breakfast to start the day.

On the day of departure, our dedicated staff will ensure that all guests are comfortably transferred to the airport in accordance with their individual flight schedules. Please note that the standard checkout time for our partner hotels is 12 pm. We wish all our guests a pleasant journey ahead and cherish the memories of an adventure together.

FAQ

What is the Gashabrum expedition?

The Gashabrum I expedition is a guided journey to summit K2, the second highest mountain in the world, located in the Karakoram Range on the China-Gilgit-Baltistan border.

How long does the Gashabrum I expedition typically last?

The duration of the Gashabrum I expedition can vary, but most expeditions take around 60-70 days to complete.

What is the level of difficulty for the Gashabrum I expedition?

The K2 expedition is considered one of the most challenging climbs in the world due to its steep terrain, unpredictable weather, and high altitude. It requires advanced mountaineering skills and experience.

What is included in the Gashabrum I expedition package offered by K2 Travel Hub?

The Gashabrum I expedition package typically includes transportation, permits, experienced guides, porters, food, accommodation, and necessary equipment for the climb.

What is the best time of year to attempt the Gashabrum I expedition?

The best time to attempt the Gashabrum I expedition is during the summer months, typically from June to August, when the weather conditions are more favorable for climbing.

Are there any age or fitness requirements for participating in the Gashabrum I expedition?

Participants must be in excellent physical condition and have prior experience with high-altitude climbing. There may be age restrictions depending on the specific expedition.

How many people are typically in a group for the Gashabrum I expedition?

Group sizes for the K2 expedition can vary, but they are usually small to ensure personalized attention and safety for all participants.

What safety measures are in place during the Gashabrum I expedition?

Expedition leaders and guides are trained in first aid and high-altitude rescue techniques. Additionally, there are communication devices and emergency evacuation plans in place.

Can I customize my Gashabrum I expedition itinerary?

K2 Travel Hub may offer customizable options for the Gashabrum I expedition, such as adding extra acclimatization days or combining the climb with other adventures in the region.

What is the success rate of climbers reaching the summit of Gashabrum I during the expedition?

The success rate of reaching the summit of K2 varies each year but generally hovers around 9% to 12%  due to the extreme challenges of the climb.

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