Gasherbrum I 8080m SHORT VERSION

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This Expedition Gasherbrum 1 8080m Short Version you can only book it here with this program. We use a different path and will not follow the standard trek to basecamp. That is why it takes us only 40 days.


Gasherbrum 1 (also known as Hidden Peak or K5) is the eleventh highest peak in the world and is located on the border between China and Pakistan. Gasherbrum 1 is part of the Gasherbrum massif in the Karakoram region of the Himalayas. Gasherbrum I is often referred to as a “shining wall”, probably an indication of the highly visible area of ​​the neighboring peak Gasherbrum IV; In fact, however, it comes from “rgasha” (beautiful) + “brum” (mountain) in Balti, so it is actually called “beautiful mountain”. Gasherbrum I was designated by Montgomery as K5 (meaning the 5th summit of Karakorum). This happened in 1856, when he first discovered the peaks of the Karakorum more than 200 km away during the Great Trigonometric Survey of India. In 1892, William Martin Conway gave the alternate name Hidden Peak in terms of its extreme remoteness. Expedition Gasherbrum 1 was first boarded by Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman on July 5, 1958, as members of an eight-man American expedition led by Nicholas B. Clinch. Richard K. Irvin, Tom Nevison, Tom McCormack, Bob Swift and Gil Roberts were also members of the team.

Please note:

The price offered here is for the trek and accomodation until and including basecamp. It is suitable for all climbers who want to go alpine style!

For climbers who seek for a group, that is also possible as we might be having a joint expedition group anyhow. For climbing equipment, extra porters (that is how guides are called in Pakistan), extra charges apply. Contact us for more details, we are very open to help you.

Entire Organisation made by HÖHENBERGSTEIGEN and our very experienced partner Hunza Guides Pakistan. Pro climbers such as Simone Moro, Denis Urubko, David Lama trust and travel with our partner! Highest quality while on the mountain and intense experience = your safety!


Day 1

Islamabad: Welfare meeting in Alpine Club of Pakistan & sightseeing

Day 2

Fly to Skardu or d rive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 11 – 12hrs 461km

Day 3

Free day in Skardu or d rive from Chilas to Skardu along with Indus River 8 – 9hrs 290km

Day 4

Drive to Huhse 6 – 7 hrs 3050m

Day 5

Trek to Daltsampa 18.3km, 7 – 8 hrs 3200m

Day 6

Trek to Xhuspang 6.8km, 4 – 5 hrs, 4680m

Day 7

Trek to Ali Camp 8.5km, 9 – 10 hrs 5010m

Day 8

Trek to Gasherbrum BC

Day 9 - 32

24 days for climbing

Day 33

Trek to Ali camp

Day 34

Trek down to Xhuspang

Day 35

Trek down to Saicho

Day 36

Trek down to Hushe and drive to Skardu

Day 37

Drive to Skardu 5 – 6 hrs

Day 38

Drive to Chilas 8 – 9hrs 290km

Day 39

Drive to Islamabad 11 – 12hrs 461km

Day 40

Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight

Best Time

June to August. Contact us for your specific time frame. You can easily jump in on our existing trips.


40 Days

Basic Package
The basic package includes services from the arrival airport to Basecamp and back.
Full Service Package

The full service package lists expansion options that can be chosen for an ascent of the K2.

It is also possible to climb on your own from Basecamp. On-site organization, permits, meals and other services can be purchased from us.

Services Basic Package

Basic package leads to the base camp. For an ascent of the mountain you have to choose for example services from the full service or agree with us. Example: summitpermit


1) Taxes + Government Fees

  • Royalty fairy
  • CKNP fairy
  • Liaison Officer incl. Equipment
  • Camping fees during trek
  • Bridge crossing fairy
  • Road usage


2) Accommodation and meals

  • Islamabad: Hill View Hotel, breakfast
  • Chilas: Midway Shangri-La, Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Skardu: PTDC Motel, Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner


3) Domestic flights

  • Islamabad – Skardu – Islamabad

Gilgit Baltistan flights are heavily exposed to the weather. In case of failure, transport takes place via land.


4) Transports land route

  • Pickup Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • Transports sightseeing
  • Islamabad – Skardu – Islamabad on Flight Failure


5) Vehicles

  • Depending on number of persons: Toyota Hi Roof Van, Toyota Coaster, Toyota Coaster Saloon
  • 4×4 Jeep: Skardu – Askoli, Hushe – Skardu


6) Porters

  • Porters carry luggage from Askoli to Basecamp and back
  • Per person, incl. Group material, up to 50kg free baggage


7) Camping equipment

  • 2 – 3 person tents
  • Toilet tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dining tent with chairs and tables
  • Shower tent
  • Sleeping mattress


8) Kitchen utensils

  • Kitchen tent
  • Kitchen material
  • Lamps
  • Hobs
  • Everything needed cooking and dining material


9) Food on the way

  • Camp food from Askoli to Basecamp and back, incl. 30 days in the Basecamp
  • Professional chefs
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables as often as possible
  • Local food depending on availability and request of the guests possible at any time
  • Detailed list on request


10) Local Staff

  • Kitchen crew
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Liason Officer (State Liaison Officer)
  • Assistant Guide depending on group size
  • Porters
  • Note: Helicopter rescue of staff is not covered



Service Optional: Full Service

The same services apply as in the basic package. Basic package covers all required services up to the Basecamp. If you want to climb the mountain, you need additional equipment and material.

In addition to the basic package, the following options can be booked:

High Altitude Porter (HAP) = carrier and guide, 1 HAP per 2-3 guests 4050 USD per HAP
Propane-butane gas 12 USD per gas cartridge
Russian oxygen cylinder 750 USD per cylinder
Regulator and oxygen mask 750 USD per set
Extra carrier to the base camp 150 USD per carrier per way


In addition:

Tents high camps, cooking material, gas, mountain guides, food, summit permit etc. On demand
Additional Costs
  • Own equipment International Air Ticket & Airport Taxes
  • Visa fee for Pakistan
  • Personal insurance guests
  • Tipping driver, porters, staff
  • Single room supplement
  • Eating Islamabad (Lunch, Dinner)
  • Helicopter costs in case of a rescue mission
  • Transfer from and to the airport for own, unscheduled flight bookings domestic
  • Optional excursions and changes to the agreed tour
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, fax, satellite phone, internet, email, alcohol, soft drinks
  • Room service, tips for room service
  • Other, not listed here

Exact material list takes place upon registration

Special Deal

We keep an excellent relation with Kailas and distribute their products. Our guests profit of special reductions and therefore can buy Kailas equipment cheaper when asking us.

We offer their entire portfolio, especially down suits, tents, down products such as sleeping bags, down jackets, gore-tex, 8000m mountaineering boots, backpacks and much more.

Ask us for your deal or have a look at our shop, where we keep a very small collection out of the huge collection.













We provide the following information for obtaining a visa:

  • Visa Invitation letter
  • Certificate expedition
  • Certification Passport
  • Hotel reservation
  • Certification Partner
  • License Hunza Guides Pakistan
  • Hunza guides reservation
  • Taxcertificate
  • Certificate Pakistan Association of Tour Operators
  • Hunza Guides Owner Passport and NIC Card

Askari Aviation is the only company in Pakistan with helicopters that can be used for rescue purposes. The rescue missions are very expensive. Therefore each guest must be able to produce the following certificates:


  • Rescue insurance up to at least 40,000 USD
  • Copy of rescue insurance to hand HÖHENBERGSTEIGEN. In the event of an emergency, our partners will contact the guest’s insurance company to cover costs and initiate rescue operations.
  • Further information where required according to Government Pakistan

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