Masherbrum is the 22nd highest peak on earth and the 11th tallest in our country with a eminence of around 2450m. It is situated in the Hushe district Ganche Baltistan which is home to most of the tallest peaks in the Karakorum range of Pakistan. Masherbrum 7821m is the highest of the Masherbrum range Mountains, that is a sub-range of Karakorum including Chogolisa which is 7665m and K6 that stands tall at 7281m situated in the southern crest of the region.
Masherbrum was first observed by the military of the subcontinent by Thomas Montgomerie in 1856 who indicated it as the tallest in the range as K1 though Masherbrum is rarely addressed as K1 today. The massif of the peak comprises of 2 main summits. The North summit or the main summit stands at 7821m where as the South West peak lies is 7806m. These two summits have been climbed whereas the main peak was initially scaled by Willi Unsoeld and George Bell who were a part of American expedition in 1960. The expedition preferred the south west route at that time.
Arrival at airport and transfer to hotel.Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.
Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu (total drive is 22 – 24 hrs from Islamabad to Skardu). Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
Sight seen in Skardu final packing for the Expedition.
After breakfast we drive in jeeps along the Indus and Shyok valleys before turning northwards up the Hushe valley to reach the road head at the little Village of Hushe. (Tent)
After breakfast trek to Farbesang. Today we leave the last inhabited village Hushe. Porters are assembled to carry our luggage for the next section of the journey. For the remaining portion of our journey we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipment and sustain our grand trek.After an easy and scenic walk crossing Hushe,Homborok and Aling Rivers takes us to Farbesang, a beautiful spot on the edge of tamarisk wood forest. En route the views of Shabas Peak and Aling, valley etc. (Tent)
After breakfast trek via Masherbrum Glacier and arrive at the small grassy patch below the cliff face, which serves as the base camp for Masherbrum Peak. (Tent)
We have more than five weeks acclimatization and scaling the main summit of Masherbrum.
After breakfast we will trek back to Hushe village. After Lunch we will meet Little Karim and other mountaineers after meeting we will visit also hushe Village. Overnight stay in hotel at Hushe
After breakfast we will depart for Skardu, en route lunch stop at Khaplu, will also to visit Khaplu fort and Chaqchen mosque, the mosque is founded by the Mir Syed Ali Hamadai in 17century. Afternoon drive to Skardu. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
After breakfast we will drive for full day on Skardu route and KKH arrival in Chilas transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at
After breakfast we will drive via Babusar pass to Islamabad. We start early in the morning, to cover the 12 hours long drive. Short stay in Naran for lunch, by evening we shall reach Islamabad. Overnight stay at Islamabad.
Transfer to airport for flight back home.
Gilgit Baltistan flights are subject to weather and backlog, in case of flight cancellation we will travel by road, and one night of Islamabad will be adjusted in overland travel.