GASHABRUM IV

Itinerary

DaysDestinations
1Arrive Islamabad international airport and transfer to Hotel
2Fly to Skardu via PK-451 ( In case weather not support Drive from Islamabad - Chilas
3Skardu sightseeing ( Drive from Chilas – Skardu
4Skardu briefing in Ministry of Tourism & final preparation of expedition with staff
5Drive from Skardu – Askoli
6Trek from Askoli – Jhola
7Trek from Jhola - Paju
8Paju Rest and Acclimatization day 
9Trek from Paju – Urdukas
10Trek from Urdukas - Goro II
11Trek from Goro II - Gasherbrum (IV) base camp
12CLIMBING PERIOD (20 DAYS).
32Trek down Gasherbrum (iv)base camp - Goro II
33Trek down from Goro II – Khobursay
34Trek down from Khobursay – Bardumal
35Trek down from Bardumal – Askoli
36Drive from Askoli - Skardu
37Skardu de-briefing & final farewell dinner
38Fly to Islamabad via PK452 ( or Drive from Skardu - Chilas (flight subject to weather)
39Islamabad sightseeing or Drive from Chilas – Islamabad
40Fly out to your own destination (END OF OUR SERVICES)


Elevation: 7932 meters

Region: Baltistan

Range: Karakorum

OVERVIEW

It is the 17th highest mountain on Earth and the 6th highest in Pakistan. It is one of the peaks in the Gasherbrum massif.

The Gasherbrums are a remote group of peaks located at the northeastern end of the Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram range of the Himalaya. The massif contains three of the world’s 8,000 metre peaks (if one includes Broad Peak). Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean “Shining Wall”, presumably a reference to the highly visible west face of Gasherbrum IV; but in fact, it comes from “rgasha” (beautiful) and “brum” (mountain) in Balti, hence it actually means “beautiful mountain.”

If there’s a mountain harder to climb than K2, it’s considered to be Gasherbrum IV. The peak is 7925m and an extremely technical climb. Its sheer rock faces are relentless and the objective dangers are many. On top of that, it’s located in a part of the world where the weather is very unstable.

The impressive mountain is the first of the “big ones” you can see when walking in towards the Baltoro area. It’s located at the intersection where the Baltoro glacier splits and Gasherbum IV is really looming over everything around. There are two main attack routes. 

One is directly from relatively low altitude from the Baltoro glacier and the other one is from the huge glacier fields close to camp one of Gasherbrum I, II and III.