Gasherbrum III

Itinerary

DaysDestinations
1Arrival in Islamabad
2Islamabad to Skardu or Chilas if no flight
3Chilas to  Skardu
4Skardu (free day)
5Skardu to Askoli (by jeep)
6Trek to Jhola
7Trek to Paiyu
8Rest day at Paiyu
9Trek to Urdukas
10Trek to Goro
11Trek to Concordia
12Trek to Base camp
13-48Reserved for climbing activities
49-56Return to Askoli and drive to Skardu
57Drive to Chilas
58Drive to Islamabad
59Debriefing, Ministry of Tourism
60Flight to destination


Elevation: 7952 meters

Region: Baltistan

Range: Karakorum

OVERVIEW

There are 14 more then 8000m peaks over Himalaya and Karakorum, five (5) of them are in Pakistan and the rest are in Nepal including the world 2ndhighest peak K-2 or the local Name Chogori, are situated on the North East of Baltoro glacier and the third longest glacier of the world.

These four peaks are in Sequence 1st K-2 8611m, Broad Peak 8047m, 3rd Gasherbrum II 8035m, 4th is Gasherbrum I 8068m, these peaks are surrounded by Baltoro Kangari /Golden Throne, 7422m and Sherpi Kangari 7380m.  

This peak situated opposite Golden thrown or Baltoro Kangari, on the North west of Baltoro glacier beside G-IV- and G-I. Its approach for Skardu-Dassu –Askoli –Johla –Paiyu-Lilgo –Urdukas –Goro Concordia –Bae camp of Gasherbrum II 8035m.

Goodwin Austen, who visited this area in 1858, with his surveying party, he got a huge Knowledge about this area and put them in the map. Goodwin Austen, who surveyed this area in 1861 with the other survey party Mintugmerri from the British army, they crossed different passes and reached to Shimshall valley, Hunza and the Ladak area.

In 1934 an international, Himalaya expedition of G.O Dyurent furth a German American Geologist, climber and winner of 1936 Gold Medal visited the area after doing photographic work, they attempt the summit and became the first climbers. The route adopted by the party passed through Siri Nagar Zoji Pass, Drass, and along-Johla –Paiyu –Baltoro glacier.   In 1956 an Austrian expedition team arrived in Pakistan to climb G-II 8035m, Peak to approach was not so easy but they managed to reach the base camp passing through Skardu, Shigar-Thongal –Johla –Paiyu-Urdukas-Goro –Concordia –Base camp.