Gasha measn beautiful in balti language while gashabrum refers to “Shining Wall”. There are six peaks in Gashabrum range. Gasherbrum I also known as K5 and Hidden Peak, a name given by William Martin Conway in 1892 because of its extreme remoteness, Gashabrum I is the highest and Gashabrum II is the second highest peak among Gashabrum range . G I is also the 11th highest peak in the world and second highest while G II is is the 4th highest in the Karakorum Range of Pakistan. The two peaks are located in a tight cluster on the upper reaches of the Baltoro glacier, the main access route to the mountains which cuts through the center of the Karakoram Range. Gasherbrum-II Climbed in 1956, members of an Austrian Karakorum expedition the party was led by Fritz Moravec. It set up a base camp on the south Gasherbrum glacier. Three reached the summit of Gasherbrum-II on the 8th July and came back without meeting any further accident. Gasherbrum 3 at 7952m is 6th highest peak in Pakistan and 15th in the World ranking Completely overlooked in the rush to the 14, 8000m peaks, G 3 had only 2 ascents using the same route, which put 7 people on its summit; G 4 is rather better known for its remarkable stylishness and extreme complexity.
It is Challenging and demanding but equally rewarding, delightful and remarkable as well. Skardu, the bewitching capital of Baltistan region, is the starting point for beautiful Gashabrum range by crossing a beautiful lush green fertile and fruit laden Shigar valley and drive as far as Askoli, the last inhabitant before falling into the throne of mountains. Walking on the unpredictable but charismatic and enchanting Baltoro Glacier, we glimpse several famous and beautiful mountains towards Gashabrum.
|Camp nights:||40-46||Hotels nights:||4-6|
|Grade:||Very difficult hard||Best Period:||Mid June to end of August|