Gondogoro Pass, World's highest mountain pass of Gilgit-Baltistan - Travel Pakistan

Dec 11, 2013

Gondogoro Pass, World's highest mountain pass of Gilgit-Baltistan

Gondogoro Pass is a mountain pass on the Gondogoro Glacier near Vigne Glacier. From the Southern side, pass descends into the Hushe village which is the last human settlement of the Ghangche District of northern Pakistan. To climb the pass, mostly climbers and trekkers prefer to start from the Northern side which is easy and connected with the Vigne Glacier. 

In 1986, a route was established that connects Concordia and the upper Baltoro Glacier to the Hushe Valley over the Gondogoro Pass(5940m). Since then, this challenging technical pass has attracted trekkers and climbers alike. This pass has one of the most overwhelming mountain panoramas anywhere in the world, with all of the Karakoram's 8000m peaks close at hand. The Gondogoro La, although popular with trekkers, involves Class 4 climbing. The North side is a 50-degree snow slope with Avalanche danger requiring fixed ropes. The south side is a continuous 50-degree slope with rockfall and avalanche danger that requires fixing as much as 300m of rope.
The importance of the Pass:
Being one of the highest mountain passes in the world, the views from the top of the pass are unforgettable, by the views of many famous climbers from around the world, it offers the best mountain scenery anywhere in the world. Apart from dozens more, one can see the following famous peaks from the pass:
  • K2(Choghori)
  • Broad Peak
  • Masherbrum
  • Laila Peak
  • Gasherbrum I
  • Gasherbrum II
  • Gasherbrum III
  • Gasherbrum IV
  • Trinity Peak

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