Gashabrum I,II Expedition

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Gasherbrum I
From:$9,000.000 $5,400.000
(3 reviews)

50 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people


English, Urdu

About this tour

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 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.


  • Very competitive prices for an eight thousander peak
  • Field office and permanent staff for logistical arrangements to and from the mountain
  • Itinerary based on our mountain guide's indigenous knowledge and vast experience
  • Spectacular mountain vistas during the expedition
  • Apricot Tours is a fully licensed native adventure company
  • Fixed departures are normally guided by our Pakistani High Altitude Climber(s) (HAC)
  • Private groups are always one of our top priorities
  • We cater to both guided expeditions and non-guided (alpine style) climbing
  • We cater to both "base camp services" and "full board services"
  • Nepalese Sherpas available upon timely request (at least 6 months prior to arrival in Pakistan)
  • The following High Altitude Support available at extra cost
  • a. Pakistani High Altitude Porter (HAP) - Will carry 20 kg of personal equipment between camps
  • b. Nepalese Private Sherpa (personal guide/porter) – Carries up to 20 kg (44lbs) of your personal equipment, climbs with you, melts water, cooks, and will be with you every step of the way.
  • c. Personal equipment carriage service – Sherpa carries up to 10kg (22lbs) of personal equipment up and down the mountain between camps


  • All meals during trek to base camp and at base-camp (B,L,D)
  • Four (4) nights stay in Islamabad hotel on arrival and two on return (bed & breakfast only)
  • Lodging at base camp (single supplement)
  • Full base camp with dinning tent, bathroom, showers & solar charge
  • All internal/domestic transport
  • All domestic flights
  • 65kgs (110 lbs) personal baggage
  • Permit & royalty fee
  • Liason officer(s) - equipment fee and allowance
  • Group emergency equipment/satellite phone service with fixed calling charge
  • Staff insurance (guide, cook, kitchen staff, assistant(s) & porters etc)
  • Experienced cook from Pakistan
  • Kitchen staff
  • Porters for all expedition supplies
  • Solar power at base camp
  • Electricity generator (backup for high voltage devices)
  • Communication radio (walkie talkie)
  • Weather reports from European sources
  • Personal climbing Sherpa - USD 14, 133 (includes wages, kit allowance, royalty fee, return flight fares from Nepal, meals in Pakistan, oxygen cyclinders & mask/regulator for climb, accommodation, etc)
  • Supplemental Oxygen for climbers (5 cylinders recommended) - Prices given below.
  • Oxygen Cylinders Brand New Used/Old
  • 1 Large 4litres Russian cylinder US$990 US$650
  • 2 Large 4litres Russian cylinder US$1,980 US$1,300
  • 3 Large 4litres Russian cylinder US$2,790 US$1,950
  • 4 Large 4litres Russian cylinder US$3,960 US$2,600
  • 5 Large 4litres Russian cylinder US$4,950 US$3,250
  • 6 Large 4litres Russian cylinder US$5,940 US$3,900
  • Oxygen set for climber - includes regulator, mask, hoses, carriage to high camps - USD 980
  • Summit bonus for personal Sherpa of US$ 1500
  • International airfare
  • Personal climbing equipment for any 8,000m peak, clothing & sleeping equipment
  • Mountain climbing rescue and evacuation insurance policy - mandatory
  • Personal equipment cargo to/from Islamabad
  • Pakistan visa fee
  • Tips/gratuities to staff, cook, assistant(s) of US$ 490 in total
  • Meals in Islamabad
  • Extra hotel nights after the climb
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early wind-up/summit (extra hotel nights, meals at hotels, evacuation)
  • Charges incurred due to delays beyond the control of Apricot Tours (Force majeure)
  • Personal communication (phone, fax, e-mail) between Pakistan and home country.


Our guide(s) will receive you from the airport. Soon you will be transferred to hotels. On this day, our participants can relax and recover from their long journey.

On this day we will have have briefing from the Department of Tourism regarding the Gasherbrum I & Gasherbrum II Expedition in Islamabad before travelling to Skardu. After briefing we will spend time exploring Islamabad and we will have a taste of tradition Pakistani Food.

Participants on this morning will take the spectacular flight from Islamabad airport to Skardu airport. You will be able to see Nanga Parbat if clouds allow. After arrival in Skardu, the day is free. It will be a treat before going to Gasherbrum I & Gasherbrum II Expedition.

After breakfast, the participants will walk to Kharpocho fort in Skardu, which is located up on a mountain. The Kharpocho fort gives a splendid view of the Indus and Skardu town. The participants will also have an option to take a tour to Sadpara Lake followed by free shopping time in Skardu Bazaar. During sightseeing, our staff will take care of further government documentation required in Skardu. This can sometimes take two days. We have contingency days towards the end of the trek incase of any delays.

We will begin our 7-hour jeep adventure to Askole village by first traveling the chilly desert to Shigar valley. However, it is dependent on the road conditions. The distance will take you between six and eight hours to complete. As of 2021, the road into the national park has been expanded, allowing us to begin the walk from Jhula camp rather than Askole, saving us a day of hot, dusty trekking on the road.. We will eat lunch in route.

On this Day Accommodation: Camping Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner GPS Data Trekking distance: 20km Altitude gain/loss: 283 m up Camp elevation: 3,383 m early start and a 5- to 7-hour hike. again largely level, with minor ascents and descents, and a brief river crossing.

The participants will spend the day at Paiju Camp getting acclimated and resting. The porters, on the other hand, will take their time baking bread for the following week on the glacier. On this day, an acclimatisation trek to Paiju Peak base camp is also possible. This will be extremely beneficial to the participants prior to the Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II Expeditions, as their bodies will acclimatise to the location.

On this Day Accommodation: Camping Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner GPS Data Distance: 14.7 km Time: 8-9 hours Average Pace: 38 min/km Elevation Gain/Loss: 641m/221m Min/Max Elevation: 3,379m/3,909m

Trango Towers may be spotted after passing over two minor glaciers on this day of the Gasherbrum I & Gasherbrum II Expedition. The players would spend the night in Urdukas, near the army camp, the next night. The camp is located 100 metres above the glacier.

The members in our Gasherbrum I & Gasherbrum II will be strolling in the centre of the glacier on this day. The medial moraine will be followed, with views of Masherbrum to the south (7821m). The athletes will be hiking up and down the rocky moraine and walking by large ice seracs as they progress. This will be the first night's stay camp on Baltoro Glacier at Goro II, which is located at the junction of Baltoro Glacier and Younghusband Glacier. The temperature might plummet drastically. Masherbrum and Muztagh Tower will be revealed for the occasion.

On this day of the Gasherbrum I & Gasherbrum II, the participants will arrive at Concordia after continually going up the moraine, where more and more high snowcapped peaks will appear, culminating in the viewing of K2. Other peaks seen are Broad Peak, Mitre Peak, Gasherbrum, Sia Kangri, and many more.

The trek from Concordia to the campground will take two hours on glacier moraine. The participants will hike on the upper Baltoro glacier to reach Shahring. Participants may see Chogolisa, Snow Dome Peaks, Baltoro Kangri, and several more high altitude peaks from this vantage point.

We shall begin our ascent up the mountain on this day and continue for the next four weeks. We will have backup days in case the weather improves. Apricot Tours Team will set up the expedition's base camp and will continue to help the expedition throughout the time frame.

We return to Concordia on this day after successfully completing the Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II Expeditions.

The individuals will follow a little different and less travelled path. There will be short diversions to avoid crevasses, and participants should walk on tough ice rather than slick ice. In the event of snow, the competitors and porters will trek together while wearing crampons and roped together. The base will be established in Ali camp, which participants will arrive at after hiking for 5-6 hours. The name "Ali Camp" comes from a local porter who was the first to traverse the Gondogoro La Pass.

Participants will be up as early as 2 a.m. on this day. After getting ready and eating breakfast, the group will travel as one body for the Gondogoro La base. Depending on the scenario, our support personnel will be on hand to repair ropes or assist members with equipment. The trip to the summit of Gondogoro La Pass takes around 3 hours. You will be able to view and experience all four 8000ers in the Baltoro area. K2, G1, Broad Peak, and G2.

The members will continue trekking down. Because the descent will be a relatively simple trip, the climbing equipment, such as ropes and crampons, will be packed while descending. The rough and steep terrain will be carried across the lovely green sceneries of Hushe Valley.

The road from Khaplu to Skardu becomes smoother, and the option to take is the paved road along the Shayok River, which leads to the Indus River's confluence. Participants will arrive at Skardu in 4 hours after travelling along the Indus River. The participants can use the amenities that they did not have for the previous two weeks. The first item on the list would be a hot shower, followed by a satisfying supper.

GPS Data Altitude: 538 m On this day the participants will take a flight from the airport in Skardu to Islamabad aiport. You will have a good time to relax at the hotel in Islamabad. The domestic flights sometime get cancelled due to weather conditions. Incase of flight cancellation, you will drive to Chilas for overnight. It takes eight to ten hours by a vehicle.

We booked in an extra day in Islamabad in case of travel complications getting back from Skardu. Since you have just completed the most epic hike of your life, we do not want to add any group stress by making the departure window tight. Today will be a free day in the city with group breakfast and dinner included. After a final meal together, our epic journey of a lifetime has come to an end and the time has come to say goodbye.

We arrange for transfers to the airport for those who are flying out over the next 12 hours. Check out of the hotel is around 11 am on Day 21. You can choose to stay on at the same hotel if you are not flying home right away, though any additional nights at the hotel are not covered by EBT.



Frequently asked questions

This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out The K-2 Adventures self-assessment form.

Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.

Tour's Location

Gasherbrum I


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Arman Askole
Another exciting adventure with Exodus Another exciting adventure with this tour company.Our trip was at the end of April/beginning of May and it was very hot !!!! I'm told June/July is even hotter. Phew !!!!Despite this I loved every minute of it.It was a very busy trip but extremely well organised. I very much liked the additional drink stops as it was so very hot. Home made chilled lime was just the thing. I also very much liked Lam pre-booking the meals and us all going together. He found some wonderful places and we had delicious fresh food. There just isn't time to find somewhere yourself. This really worked well.We were lucky to be with a super group of people. Everyone happy and smiling and enjoying every moment..................well................except a few of the group who did get a bit sore. Please do get yourself some chamois butter and padded pants. It works a treat.It worked well having all the cycling in the beginning. The train was much better than I had expected and I slept like a log !!! Whale Island and Halong Bay were real treats and I would have loved more time there. But, overall, the trip was perfect for timing as it kept us within the 15 day Visa limit and we saw and did so much.Despite being informed in writing by the tour operator that our big holdalls/suitcase stays with us all the time......this was not the case. You do need to have a rucksack or flat pack bag big enough for the one and two night stays (Whale Island and Halong Bay). In works very well to just take small luggage. Much easier to do once you get your head around it.I found the cycling easy compared with other trips I've done but I do feel it is right to be called a Level 3. Everyone cycles slightly differently and there is always a bit of a mix of abilities........which makes for a good group cycle I think
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An excellent ride amongst stunning scenery, beautiful food and very friendly and welcoming people

Lifelong memories

We were part of a group of 17 who quickly formed a close bond created entirely by the enthusiasm and generosity of our leader. Nothing was too much trouble Long went out of his way every day to make sure we experienced in full life in Vietnam. The trip ran like clockwork, without us feeling we were being rushed at any stage. He made it fun even when we cycled 100 k in a day taking in a very high mountain pass.
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