Masherbrum (also known as K1) is a peak in the mighty Karakorum Mountain range. It is 7,821 meters (or 25,659ft) high and is located in the Ghanche District, Gilgit-Baltistan. The peak is also near to the Baltoro Glacier and has views of the peaks that include one of the highest in the world such as K2, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum (I, II, III and IV). It falls in the Masherbrum mountains which is the sub-range of the Karakorum Mountains. Masherbrum Expedition is an expedition to the 22nd highest peak in the world and 9th highest in Pakistan. The first successful ascent to Masherbrum was carried out by an American-Pakistani Expedition led by Goerge Bell and Willi Unsoeld. Masherbrum Peak Expedition starts from Askole via Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Skardu is a city in Gilgit-Baltistan and serves as the capital of Skardu district. The best time for the ascent to the summit is during the Summers of Pakistan between May to August.The Baltoro Glacier is the route most commonly used to access the 8000m peaks of the Karakoram, and many trekkers also travel on the Baltoro.
1Departure/Return LocationInternational Airport, Islamabad
2Departure TimeMountain Range: Karakoram
3Elevation: 7,821mBest Time: June to End-August
4Duration: 50 DaysZone: Permitted
Services Include:
Lodging at base camp (single supplement)
Full base camp with dinning tent, bathroom, showers & solar charge
All internal/domestic transport
All domestic flights
50kgs (110 lbs) personal baggage
All meals during trek and at base camp (B,L,D)
Group emergency equipment/satellite phone service with fixed calling charge
Two nights stay in Islamabad hotel on arrival and two on return (bed & breakfast only)
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)
International airfare
Permit/royalty fee according to number of persons
Personal climbing equipment, clothing & sleeping equipment
Group climbing gear (rope, ice crew, snow bar, EPI gas, cooking pots and others)
Mountain climbing rescue and evacuation insurance policy - mandatory
Lodging and meals above base camp
Any service above base camp
Communication radio (walkie talkie)
Weather reports
Personal equipment cargo to/from Islamabad
Pakistan visa fee
Tips/gratuities to staff, cook, assistant(s) of US$ 250 per person 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.

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