GASHERBRUM-III (7,952 M) EXPEDITION

 

Gasherbrum-III is located between G-II and G-IV is the 15th highest mountain the world. Till 1974 it was the highest unclimbed peak of the world. In 1975 the Polish Women expedition team led by Mrs. Wanda Rutkiewich came to Pakistan to Climb Gasherbrum-III. Mrs. Wanda Rutkiewich, K.Zdzitowiecki, Alison Chadwick, and Janusz Onyszkiewicz, reached the summit on 11th August 1975.

Itinerary:

Days

Areas

Overnight

01 Arrival at Islamabad Airport and transfer to Hotel. Hotel
02 Briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan, Islamabad. Hotel
03 Departure for Chilas via Silk Rout, sightseeing all along the route with the company of Indus river the longest river of Pakistan It flows from Tibet northwest across the Indian-controlled portion of Jammu and Kashmir, passing between the western extremity of the Himalayas and the northern extremity of the Hindu Kush mountain range; it then courses generally south through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. Check in hotel. Overnight in Chilas. Hotel
04 Early morning drive to  Skardu (8-10 hrs). Hotel
05 Final arrangement for the expedition. Hotel
06 Skardu - Askole (6-7 hrs). Camp
07 Trek to Jhula near Domardo River. (8-9 hours) Camp
08 Trek to Paiyu provides good views of Baltoro South, Cathedral Towers and triangle of K2 at far view (5-7 hrs). Camp
09 Day free at Paiyu for acclimatization (3600 m). Camp
10 Trek to Urdukus: To Khuburtze (8-9 hrs): A gradual climb up Baltoro Glacier on the southern edge. The walk mostly along the crest of lateral moraine, with stunning views of Paiyu Peak, Chorichi, Uli Biaho, Trango Towers and so on. A good camp site at 4200 m. Camp
11 Goro II: The first hour walk is across difficult side crevasses, however the way is smoother and easy in the center. Continue opposite of Yermanendo Glacier for 3-4 hrs to the camp site at 4500 meters pitched in the center of the glacier. Camp
12 Concordia: 5-6 hours slightly easy walk, with spectacular views and gigantic mountain panorama, including Mustagh Tower, GB IV, Mitre Peak and the mighty K2. Camp at Concordia at 4700 m. Camp
13 4-5 hours trek to Shaghrin. Camp
14 4-5 hours trek to Gasherbrum III basecamp. Camp
15-34 Climb Gasherbrum III. Length of period is  depends on weather, fitness, and experience of the climbers. Camp
35-41 Back to Hushe and drive to Skardu. In case of trek via Gondogoro number of trekking days can be lesser. Hotel
42 Flight to Islamabad if unable due to bad weather same day drive to Chilas. Overnight in Chilas. Hotel
43 Drive Chilas to Islamabad. Hotel
44 De-briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan Islamabad. Hotel
45 Flight to your onward destination. - - -
Gasherbrum-III 7,953 M
Gasherbrum-III 7,952 M Baltistan
Gasherbrum-III 7,952 M Baltistan

 


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