This expedition covers two 8000m peaks in one expedition: Gasherbrum 1+2 !
Our program forsees a standard package to reach Basecamp. On both mountains, we offer full service such as High Altitude Porter HAP (= Pakistani Guide), UIAGM Mountain guides, high camp tents, fix ropes, high altitude food, supplemental oxygen and much more to match your needs for climbing Gasherbrum 1+2.
Feel free to contact us and tell us what you exactly need; according to your needs, we will arrange the best price possible for a safe climb and descent.
This program forsees a pre-acclimatisation using hypoxic tents; clients from Europe can rely on us as we have hypoxic tents by our partner Gairrit.com. Clients from outside Europe, please contact us as we might be able to arrange it for you. We will fly to and back from basecamp, using a helicopter.
If you prefer to walk to basecamp, we need to add 5 more days to your program. For walking back, we will also add 5 more days.
Infos about the mountains:
Gasherbrum I (also known as Hidden Peak or K5) is the eleventh highest peak in the world, 8080m high and is located on the border between China and Pakistan. Gasherbrum-I 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. Gasherbrum I 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.
Gasherbrum II is 8034m and the direct neighbor of Gasherbrum I. It has the same ascent route and only differs in the upper part of the wall. It was first climbed in 1956 by an Austrian party, led by Fritz Moravec.
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 all the other climbers who do not want to go alpine style, we can easily arrange everything you need!
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!