The Pakistani definition of a mountain according to the Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad is a peak higher than 6500 meters, 21,450 feet. Therefore you dont need permits for peaks lower than that mark. Anything higher, or if you are hiking within 20 km of an international border you will need permits. For a permit, you need to either: 1. Licensed mountain guide OR 2. Pakistan Army Liason Officer (LO) to guide you along the way. The guide/LO has to be equipped with gear that will allow him to hike with you till the base camp of your peak.
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Masherbrum means "beautiful mountain" in Balti. It is one of the most impressive peaks along the Baltoro and is a 7000 meter peak. The face on Masherbrum is unclimbed.
Fly from Islamabad to Skardu or catch a bus from Rawalpindi to Skardu. Depending on which face you are attempting you can eithertake a jeep to Askoli and trek on the Baltoro glacier or take a jeep to Hushe and trek on the Masherbrum glacier towards basecamp.