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Gondogoro Glacier, Karakoram, Pakistan
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Gondogoro Glacier, Karakoram, Pakistan

 
Gondogoro Glacier, Karakoram, Pakistan

Page Type: Route

Location: Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, Asia

Lat/Lon: 35.28000°N / 76.45000°E

Object Title: Gondogoro Glacier, Karakoram, Pakistan

Route Type: Hiking, Mountaineering, Sport Climbing, Ice Climbing, Big Wall, Mixed, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Time Required: A few days

Difficulty: tough

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Created/Edited: Jan 12, 2011 / Feb 5, 2011

Object ID: 691301

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Gondogoro Glacier, Karakoram, Pakistan

 
Gondogoro Glacier
Gondogoro Glacier
Gondogoro Glacier is located towards the North of Hushe Valley of Gilgit Baltistan. A practically tough route of 6-7 days leading over the Gondogoro Glacier. From Skardu, a jeep road now goes right up to Hushe Village This area is located in specified restricted zone and trekking permit and permission from Ministry of Tourism, Islamabad is required. The best season for this route is from the month of May to End of September each year. From Hushe village (3250m), the trail continues northwards, takes an easterly curve and, turning north again ascends the Gondogoro Glacier. Gondogoro glacier is base camp for several peaks rising on the both side of the glacier can be thus reached. Famous Gondogoro Pass (5580m) is located on the north enclosing ridge of Gondogoro glacier, and by crossing this pass the Baltoro Glacier can be reached at Ali Campsite near Concordia.

Getting There

 
Skardu Town
Skardu Town
Skardu can be reached from Islamabad by air or by road. Pakistan International Airlines operates a daily flight for Islamabad-Skardu-Islamabad, subject to clear weather condition. For By road travel, find a Public Transport, bus/van or hire a private van/bus/jeep of car from Islamabad. The Public transport vehicle are available from Rawalpindi Bus stand, there are many transport companies who are operating bus/van/coaches from Rawalpindi to Skardu via Karakoram Highway. While traveling on Karakoram highway in a Bus, Car or van one can enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery of great mountains of Nanga Parbat, Haramosh and many other peaks. From Skardu, one car hire a private jeep for Hushe village.

Route Description

 
Ali Camp Near Gondogoro Pass
Ali Camp
A practically tough route of 6-7 days leading over the Gondogoro Glacier.
From Hushe village (3250m), the trail continues northwards, takes an easterly curve and, turning north again ascends the Gondogoro Glacier. Gondogoro glacier is base camp for several peaks rising on the both side of the glacier can be thus reached. Famous Gondogoro Pass (5580m) is located on the north enclosing ridge of Gondogoro glacier, and by crossing this pass the Baltoro Glacier can be reached at Ali Campsite near Concordia.




Essential Gear

Basis Mountaineering & Trekking gears are required for Gondogoro glacier route. For Crossing the high pass of Gondogoro, one can require, Ice-x, crampons, ropes etc.

Images

Khuespang from Gondogoro Pass TopTowards Gondogoro Pass from ConcordiaGondogoro GlacierGondogoro GlacierAn Unnamed peak on Gondogoro GlacierTrekkers on Gondogoro GlacierGondogoro Glacier
Skardu TownCamping on way to Gondogoro GlacierTrekkers on Gondogoro GlacierSkardu TownAli Camp Near Gondogoro PassUnnamed Peak on Gondogoro GlacierGondogoro Glacier