Gasherbrum I Expedition

Welcome to the Gasherbrum I Expedition, a thrilling adventure that takes daring climbers to the “Shining Wall” peak – the majestic Gasherbrum I. Soaring high at an elevation of 8,068 meters (26,470 feet), this peak is the tallest among the six peaks of the renowned Gasherbrum massif. Its captivating aura and challenging allure have captured the hearts of mountaineers for centuries.

Renowned as the ‘Hidden Peak,’ a name given by the legendary British explorer Conway in the nineteenth century, Gasherbrum-I stands tall as the eleventh-highest peak in the world. Despite its remarkable height, it presents treacherous technical obstacles at a relatively lower altitude, making it a test of skill and perseverance.

The journey to conquer the summit of Gasherbrum-I commences with a steep section combining snow, ice, and rocky terrain. The route becomes more manageable as climbers progress, with snow and mixed slopes offering a tangible path forward. The Northwest Face is the most traversed route, inviting adventurers into a world of exhilarating challenges and staggering beauty.

An essential milestone in the history of Gasherbrum-I is the historic first ascent. On July 5, 1958, a momentous achievement was unlocked by an American Expedition team led by Mr. Nick Clinch. On this momentous day, two of Mr. Clinch’s fellow climbers, Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman, reached the summit, forever etching their names in mountaineering history.

Embarking on the G1 Expedition is not just a physical journey but a testament to the indomitable spirit of human exploration. As you take each step towards the summit, you become a part of a rich history and experience the undeniable magnificence of this hidden pinnacle. For generations, adventurers have been drawn to its allure, and now it is your chance to leave your mark on the iconic Shining Wall.

Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II, also known as G1 and G2. What makes them all the more enticing is that they share the same base camp. This proximity means that climbers setting out to conquer Gasherbrum I often choose to take on Gasherbrum II in the same season. Building on this trend, Imagine Nepal offers a combo expedition combining G1 and G2. Expert climbers from Imagine Nepal and Pakistan lead this exclusive adventure. It is an opportunity to embark on an unforgettable adventure and create a legacy that will be forever ingrained in the annals of mountaineering history.

Brief Itinerary View in full

  • Day 01Arrive in Islamabad Airport, transfer to hotel is provided
  • Day 02Islamabad:Briefing at Ministry of Tourism
  • Day 03Flight from Islamabad to Skardu (2500m), free afternoon to explore the city
  • Day 04Weather contingency day for drive to Sakardu, in case of flight cancellation
  • Day 05Drive from Sakardu to Jhula
  • Day 06Trek to Paiju (3420m)
  • Day 07Trek to Urdukus (3900m) via Horbose (3795m)
  • Day 08Trek to Goro (4295m)
  • Day 09Trek to Concordia (4500m) onto the Baltoro Glacier
  • Day 10Trek to Shagharing
  • Day 11Geshaerbrum Base Camp (5,000m)
  • Day 12-44Climbing Period & Reserved day to ascend Gasherbrum-I
  • Day 45Trek from Gasherbrum Base Camp to Goro (4295m)
  • Day 46Trek to Urdukus
  • Day 47Trek to Paiju (3420m)
  • Day 48Trek to Korofong to Jula and drive to Askoli
  • Day 49Drive to Sakardu (2500m), passing the Shigar Valley
  • Day 50Final Departure

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  • Day 01 Arrive in Islamabad Airport, transfer to hotel is provided

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  • Day 02 Islamabad:Briefing at Ministry of Tourism

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  • Day 05 Drive from Sakardu to Jhula

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  • Day 06 Trek to Paiju (3420m)

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  • Day 07 Trek to Urdukus (3900m) via Horbose (3795m)

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  • Day 08 Trek to Goro (4295m)

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  • Day 09 Trek to Concordia (4500m) onto the Baltoro Glacier

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  • Day 10 Trek to Shagharing

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  • Day 11 Geshaerbrum Base Camp (5,000m)

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  • Day 45 Trek from Gasherbrum Base Camp to Goro (4295m)

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  • Day 48 Trek to Korofong to Jula and drive to Askoli

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  • Day 49 Drive to Sakardu (2500m), passing the Shigar Valley

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Dates and Prices

Inclusion

  • Islamabad Service includes arrival & departure transfers, domestic airport transfers,4 nights in hotel at Islamabad with breakfast and a welcome dinner
  • Government fee climbing royalty/permit. Includes all the permits charges required to climb Gasherbrum-I, including the garbage deposit fee and government liaison officer charges.
  • Trekking service includes all the necessary arrangements required during the trek: i.e. domestic flight/transfers, accommodation and three meals a day in local lodges, a trekking guide and portage of personal trekking & climbing gears
  • Basecamp Service includes three-course meals a day and unlimited hot drinks while at basecamp, a required number of  kitchen crew with their wages, transfers and insurance, a personal tent, and a common dining tent with a heating system and generator /solar battery charging facilities, toilet tent, shower tent and human waste disposal fees
  • Higher camp Service (C1, C2, C3 & C4), higher camp service beyond the basecamp; it includes the necessary number of tents, oxygen set(3 bottles), high food, cooking pots, epi gas, gas stove, walkie-talkie, satellite phone and weather forecast.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa, a personal climbing Sherpa with his climbing permit, equipment, daily wages, load ferry charge, meals, accommodation, oxygen set(2 bottles)if required, flight/transfers and insurance for the expedition duration

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The expedition price does not include your international airfare, climbing gear, visafees,evacuation costs, insurance and other personal nature expenses. In addition, the clientsare accountable for paying the summit bonus of US$ 1500 and tips (US$ 1500) to personal Sherpaonce they reach camp IV and tipping for the kitchen staff,US$ 350 per client.

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Gasherbrum-I Expedition 2023

Imagine Nepal’s team of three clients and three Sherpas successfully summited the 11th-highest peak in the world, Gasherbrum-I. The climbers, hailing from Japan, China, Germany, and Nepal, conquered the challenging Hidden Peak, which stands at 8080 meters.

Below is the summiteers list:
  1. 1. Naoki Ishikawa
  2. 2. Gao Li
  3. 3. Tobias Schwab
  4. 4. Tamting Sherpa
  5. 5. Pasang Namgel Sherpa
  6. 6. Ningma Dorje Tamang

Gasherbrum-I, also known as the Hidden Peak, is located between the Shigar District in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan and Tashkurgan in Xinjiang, China. The peak is 8080 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest and most challenging mountains. Read more.

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G-I Expedition 2016

Imagine Nepal’s expedition G-I was the first expedition organized by Imagine Nepal on Gasherbrum-I. Our Team made a successful ascent on 04-08-2016 under the leadership of Mr Mingma Gyalje Sherpa. It was the only successful Summit of Gasherbrum-I in 2016. Mingma G, with two other Sherpa, Dawa Gyalje Sherpa and Dakipa Sherpa, led three clients, Zhang Liang, Dong Hongjuan and Ali Reza Sadpara, to the top of G-I.

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Start Date :
June 1, 2024

End Date :
July 20, 2024

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