Gasherbrum is a pretty remote group of peaks, situated at the northeastern end of the Baltoro Glacier and placed in the Karakoram range of the Himalayas, on the border of the Gilgit - Baltistan controlled by Pakistan and the Chinese-administrated Shaksgam Valley. This massif contains three of the 8000 m/26246 ft high peaks of the world.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Mountaineering in Charakhusa Valley (K7), Karakoram Park, Pakistan
Alpine Adventure Guide Pakistan
The K7 in the Charakhusa Valley is one of the most beautiful mountains in the Karakoram range, ideal spot for one of the most popular mountain sports, mountaineering. Many of the local schools will take you on one of these adventurous tours where you can discover the hidden mountain explorer inside yourself.
Conveniently situated in nearby glaciers, Charakhusa Valley is a small valley that is surrounded by the jagged spire mountains of Masherbrum, Chogolisa, K6, K7 and Link Sar which is situated in the Charakhusa Glacier. The most amazing alpine climbing in the area can be practiced on the spot.
Especially the area between the K7 base camp and Sapingser is a climbing paradise. With many unclimbed walls and ascents possible in several peaks, Charakhusa (aka Small Spring) is waiting for all of the daring and brave mountaineers.
The valley contains a big variety of natural materials such as overloaded glacier, rocks and lush part of the moraine. What is more, the spot is covered by wildflowers, thus creating a stunning landscape.
Most of the peaks are under 6500 m/21325 ft high, consequently, numerous peaks at this altitude offer the best technical climbing conditions you will ever meet. All alone or with friends, just address to the local schools and you will never regret it.