Hidden Peak

“Rising into the twilight thou white and shining peak draw me away from this turmoil and tell me you’re not meek” Liver Khan

Hidden Peak as translated by the natives means “Shining Wall”. Among the six Gasherburn Peaks in the Karakoram range Gasherbrum I is the highest. The Americans were the first to reach its the Autumn of 1958. It was first climbed by A. Kaufman and P. Schoening in 1958. Although the French had made an attempt as early as 1956, Hidden Peak was also the first eight thousand meter peak to be climbed in Alpine style. These days there are more than six different routes on Gasherbrun I with as many variations providing the able mountaineer with opportunities galore. The trek to the Base Camp starts at Skardu town through Shigar valley across the Baltoro glacier.

Itinerary

Transfer to hotel. Made necessary arrangements
 
 
Briefing at Ministry of Tourism
 
 
Drive to Chilas. Transfer to hotel for overnight
 
 
Drive to Skardu. 8-10 hrs drive. Overnight at hotel
 
 
 
 
Rest day and Final Preparation for Expedition
 
 
 
Drive to Thongal 8-10 hrs drive
 
 
 
Trek to Jhola, 7-8 hrs.
 
 
 
 
Trek to Bardumal – Paiju, 7-8 hrs.
 
 
 
 
Day free for Rest
 
 
 
 
Trek to Urdukas, 7-8 hrs.
 
 
 
 
Trek to Goro, 6-7 hrs.
 
 
 
 
Trek to Concordia, 4-5 hrs.
 
 
 
 

Trek to Hidden Peak Base Camp (5600m), 8-9 hrs.

Climbing Period
 
 
 
 
Return to Askole or Hushe and Drive to Skardu. Overnight at hotel
 
 
 
 
Fly to Islamabad or Drive to Chilas if flight cancels. Overnight at hotel
 
 
 
 
 
Debriefing at Ministry of Tourism. Overnight at hotel
 
 
 
 
 
 
Day free at leisure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Transfer to airport.

Please Note:

The above itinerary is not a fixed programme but is intended to give an indication of the likely events during the expedition. Please note that because of the nature of mountaineering on 8,000m peaks, it will be necessary to have a flexible plan in order to take the best advantage of situations as they present themselves. Any changes to the itinerary will be made with a view to maximizing the benefit to the team members and of ensuring their eventual success on the mountain.

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