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G-I & G-II DOUBLE 8000ERS

Gasherbrum I (known as Hidden Peak) and Gasherbrum II together in one expedition simply make sense: an "easier" and a "medium" 8,000 m peak ascent with the same approach and departure and base camp.

50 Days
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  • Max. Elevation:
    8,080m / 26,509ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 7 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
    Summer
  • Group Size:
    2 - 10 PAX

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Country

Pakistan

Peak Name

Mt. G-I & G-II

Duration

50 Days

Route

Japanese Couloir

Rank

11 & 13

Weather Reports

Report

Range

Karakoram Range

Trip Overview

Mt. Gasherbrum I (8,080m) is the 11th-highest peak in the world. It is located in the Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan. Gasherbrum I is a part of the Gasherbrum massive, located in the Karakoram region of the Himalayas.  Gasherbrum is a remote group of high peaks in the Karakoram, located at the northeast end of the 36-mile Baltoro glacier. Mt.G-I is regarded as a bit more challenging than Mt. G-II. Mt. G-II (8035m/ 26362ft) is the 13th highest mountain in the world. G-I and G-II are the most remote 8,000m peaks.

The group forms a semi-circle around its own South Gasherbrum Glacier. A French Expedition led by H. De Segogne made the first attempt in 1936, but they could not climb beyond Camp V at a height of 6797 meters. However, in 1958 an American Expedition led by Nich Clinch made the first ascent of Gasherbrum I. Pete Schoening and Andy Kaufman were the first to reach the summit.

Mt. Gasherbrum II (8,034m) is the 13th-highest peak in the world. It is located in the Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan.
Gasherbrum II is a part of the Gasherbrum massive, located in the Karakoram region of the Himalayas. Mt. Gasherbrum is a remote group of high peaks in the Karakoram, Mt. GII. Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II can be combinedly and climbed in a single season. The name "Gasherbrum" comes from the Balti words, Rgasha meaning "Beautiful" and Brum meaning "Mountain. There are no steep slopes or technical climbing challenges, which makes this the safest and easier peak to climb than other 8000m peaks. This can be taken as the starting 8000m peak for those who are willing to summit all 14 8000m peaks of the world. The southwest ridge is the preferred route to the summit of G II, which involves less amount of risk while climbing.

The traverse of these two beautiful 8,000-meter-high pyramids was made by Reinhold Messner and Hans Kammerlander in 1984. In fact, also for us, Gasherbrum I (known as Hidden Peak) and Gasherbrum II together in one expedition simply make sense: an "easier" and a "medium" 8,000 m peak ascent with the same approach and departure and base camp. Our team is stronger, the service in the base camp is more extensive and our experienced expedition leaders organize the joint logistics. Only from camp 1 at about 6,000m approx. altitude the ascent ways separate. Depending on your skills and interests you can join for G2 or G1 or both 8,000m peaks as part of our expedition.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Islamabad & Transfer to the Hotel
    Hotel

  • Day 2
    Fly from Islamabad to Skardu (2,228m)
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 3
    Rest day in Skardu
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 4
    Rest Day in Skardu: Expedition briefing and preparation
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 5
    Drive from Skardu to Askole (2,600m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 6
    Trek from Askole to Jhola (3,185m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 7
    Trek from Jhola to Paiyu (3,383m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 8
    Rest day in Paiyu
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 9
    Trek from Paiyu to Urdukas (4,130m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 10
    Trek from Urdukas to Goro II (4,250m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 11
    Trek from Goro II to Shagharing (4,530m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 12
    Trek from Shagharing to G1 Basecamp (5,000m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 13-33
    Rotation: [Basecamp – Rotation (Camp I, Camp II and Camp III) – Basecamp]
    Full Board
    Tent

  • Day 34-41
    Climbing Period [Base Camp – Gasherbrum I(8,080m) – Camp I (5,900m) - Gasherbrum II (8,034m) – Base Camp]
    Full Board
    Tent

  • Day 42
    Cleaning Up Basecamp: Preparation for descending back
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 43
    Trek from Basecamp to Goro II
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 44
    Trek from Goro II to Khuburtze
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 45
    Trek from Khuburtze to Mundung
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 46
    Trek from Mundung to Askole
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 47
    Drive from Askole to Skardu
    B/L
    Hotel

  • Day 48
    Leisure day in Skardu (De-briefing at Ministry)
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 49
    Fly from Skardu to Islamabad & transfer to the Hotel
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 50
    Transfer to the International Airport for final departure
    Breakfast

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop), by private vehicle.
  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN ISLAMABAD : 2 nights hotel in ISLAMABAD (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in ISLAMABAD with Office Staff.
  • CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Pakistan’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
  • PERMIT (FOR BOTH PEAKS) : Expedition Royalty and a permit fee from the PAKISTAN Government to climb Mt. G-1 and G-2, for members and Sherpa.
  • LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
  • GARBAGE MANAGEMENT : Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese / Pakistani staff during the trek and expedition.
  • MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
  • DUFFLE BAG : One Seven Summit Treks’ Duffle Bag.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : (Domestic Flight) Fly from Islamabad to Skardu and while returning from Skardu to Islamabad, as per itinerary, along with one guide. - LAND TRANSPORTATION (MEMBERS): Drive by jeep Skardu to Askole and on returning Askole to Skardu. - LAND TRANSPORTATION (STAFF): Islamabad to Askole via Skardu (by bus/jeep) for all climbing Sherpas and expeditions staff. (Members and staff will meet each other in Skardu)
  • EXPEDITION STUFFS TRANSPORTATION : All necessary expedition equipment transportation for all Members and Staff from Nepal to Pakistan (by air cargo) – Islamabad to Askole (by truck/jeep) and Base camp (by Porters/mules) – While returning: Base camp to Askole (by porters/mules) and Askole to Islamabad (by Truck/jeep). Based on the condition, different transportation variants may adopt.
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters or Mules.
  • FOOD AND LODGING : 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/TENT during the trek and at the Basecamp. Hygienic vegetables, meat, fruits, soft drinks, and juice will be served during the entire expedition. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staff.
  • CAMPING : All necessary logistic arrangements for Camping during the trek.
  • PORTER : Porters per member up to the basecamp and from the basecamp (both ways).
  • BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • BASE CAMP COOK : 1 Nepalese and 1 Pakistani well-trained cook for the team.
  • STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual box tent in Base Camp.
  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : Single Tent, foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staff, Store tent, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • HEATER : Heater at base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
  • SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, FOR battery charges, laptop, and other electronic devices.
  • TRAINING : Oxygen, Mask Regulator, Ice wall, and Ladder training at basecamp by UIAGM Guide.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA (FOR BOTH PEAKS) : 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back, and on each rotation.
  • ASSISTANCE : Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
  • CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) FOR BOTH PEAKS) : Summit Oxygen cylinder: 6 oxygen bottles (4 liters) for each member and 4 oxygen bottles for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
  • OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa. **
  • BACK UP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (SUBJECT TO A CHARGE).
  • HIGH CAMP SERVICE (INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS) : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2), and (C3). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required. (FOR BOTH PEAKS).
  • HIGH ALTITUDE TENT : Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
  • ROPE FIXING TEAM : The team of experienced Sherpas (including personal Sherpa) will fix the route to the summit of G1 and G2 (no extra charge will be applied to members). (FOR BOTH PEAKS).
  • SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members (SUBJECT TO A CHARGE).
  • WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • PERMITS : Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report regularly from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
  • CERTIFICATE : G-1 and G-2 climbing certificates issued by PAKISTANI ALPINE CLUB (after climbing Mt. G-1 and G-2 successfully).

Cost Excludes

  • AIR FARE : International flight airfare (from and to Islamabad).
  • PAKISTAN ENTRY VISA FEE : PAKISTANI Visa fee for 90 DAYS.
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Islamabad and Skardu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN ISLAMABAD & SKARDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Islamabad & Skardu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition, or domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE POLICY : Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Islamabad & Skardu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
  • PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek.
  • SUMMIT BONUS (FOR BOTH PEAKS) : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 3000 USD.
  • TIPS : Calculate some tips for basecamp and high camp staff – Minimum 400 USD.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

Fixed Dates

Date Status Group Size Action
50 Days
Start Date- 2023-06-15
End Date-2023-08-03
Booking Open Group Size 10 PAX Inquire Now Book Now

Reviews

  • Stef Maginelle

    Belgium

    Belgian Gasherbrum Exped 2013 was supported by SST and Arnold Coster. Thanks, guys for your professional and effective support: we could reach both G's in one week.

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    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

    Sofie Lenaerts

    Belgium

    Our first co-operation was in 2013 in Pakistan with Arnold Coster expeditions and Sevensummittreks towards the Gasherbrum. After that, we continued to work together on expeditions towards Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Manaslu (winter), and AmaDablam. For me, SST is a very professional company with a lot of experience and knowledge. We have full confidence in their capabilities and appreciate their flexibility. I would like to thank them for all those years of cooperation and I look forwards to new adventures in Nepal and Pakistan.

    Brad Johnson

    I have been on many expeditions in Nepal over the years, most of them I organized with friends and used Seven Summit Treks only for their base camp services with great service! This year none of my friends were available to climb in Nepal in the Autumn season so I contacted SST and decided to sign up for the Mera Peak and Baruntse expedition. SST organized everything and provide me with a personal climbing Sherpa for the entire trip. Throughout the entire trip, everything was taken care of by SST, including lodging, tea houses, and meals. At Baruntse base camp I had a nice private tent and the cook and kitchen staff always had smiles and cooked great meals. My Sherpa (Jangbu) was great and we became close friends and climbing partners. Jangbu was always there with a smile, a very strong climber, always wanting to help in any way he could. There was plenty of time to decide how and when we were going to make a summit push based on the weather. We had fantastic summit days on both peaks and finished the trip crossing the Amphu Labste pass into the Khumbu Valley staying each night in nice lodges with all meals included. I would highly recommend using SST for any expedition that you want to go on. Thank you Seven Summit Treks for a great trip and your attention to detail!!

    Mohamed H. Al Khalifa

    Bahrain

    Seven summits are the best! Very professional highly recommended and fun people to work with.. 👏

    Nir Shah

    Great Britain

    My wife and I had an amazing experience with Seven Summits for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The company was extremely hospitable with a welcome dinner on day 1, including an introduction to our guide. Speaking of our guide, Phurkitar, he was simply brilliant. During the trek, he was very patient as both of us went through physical and emotional tiredness, and he ensured we reached EBC without any major issues. In addition, he helped cater to my vegan and my wife's vegetarian diets throughout the trek. Cannot compliment Phurkitar enough for all his efforts.

    Would readily book with Seven Summits again.

    Chris Huntsman

    USA

    These guys are the real deal. Incredibly professional and helpful; I genuinely couldn’t imagine hiking to base camp any other way.

    Seven summits planned everything, lodging, flights, and meals. All I had to do was show up and hike. My bag got lost on the way into Lukla (the airlines' fault not Seven Summits) but these guys (Sherpa Chhepal) organized a personal porter to bring my pack up to us since we’d already started our trek.

    Not only did Chhepal square away a porter but he did even more digging and got my bag on a helicopter instead. I had it first thing in the morning; it was incredible. When I was heading back to Kathmandu once we were finished, I realized I had time to catch an earlier flight if I could get out of Lukla on time. Well our flight was delayed but Seven Summits squoze me on a helicopter, got me to KTM, and I started making my journey home an entire day early because of that.

    Besides being super knowledgeable, helpful, A+ customer service, and everything else, these guys were just cool to hang out with. Made a lot of friends and would recommend Seven Summits to anyone in my circle.