“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.

1

Islamabad

Transfer to hotel
2

Islamabad

Briefing at Ministry of Tourism
3

Chilas

Drive to Chilas. 12 hrs Drive. Transfer to hotel for overnight
4

Skardu

Drive to Skardu. 8-10 hrs drive. Overnight at hotel
5

Skardu

Rest day and Final Preparation for Expedition
6

Thongal

Drive to Thongal 8-10 hrs drive
7

Jhola

Trek to Jhola, 7-8 hrs.
8

Bardumal - Paiju

Trek to Bardumal – Paiju, 7-8 hrs.
9

Paiju

Day free for Rest
10

Urdukas

Trek to Urdukas, 7-8 hrs.
11

Goro

Trek to Goro, 6-7 hrs.
12

Concordia

Trek to Concordia, 4-5 hrs.
13

Hidden Peak Base Camp

Trek to Hidden Peak Base Camp (5600m), 8-9 hrs.
14-40

Climbing

Climbing Period of Hidden Peak
41-46

Islamabad

Return to Askole or Hushe and Drive to Skardu. Overnight at hotel
47

Islamabad

Fly to Islamabad or Drive to Chilas if flight cancels. Overnight at hotel
48

Islamabad

Debriefing at Ministry of Tourism. Overnight at hotel
49

Islamabad

Day free at leisure
50

Departure

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 maximising the benefit to the team members and of ensuring their eventual success on the mountain.

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