Gasherbrum II 8035m Expedition

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 50 days
  • Trip Grade: More challenging
  • Max Altitude: 8035m
  • Min Altitude: 1335m
  • Walking per day: 4-6 hours
  • Accomodation: Hotel / camping
  • Best Season: Summer
  • Group Size: 2+

Trip Overview

Gasherbrum II 8035m is located opposite to Golden Thrown or Baltoro Kangri on the northwest of Baltoro Glacier. Actually, Gasherbrum II is a part of the greater Gasherbrum group five peaks. Gasherbrum II is the 13th highest mountain in the world. Many climbers have described it as an impressive but achievable peak and much like Cho Oyu in this respect. But the walk to its Base Camp is said to be the best trek in the world. The common route of choice is the southwest ridge as this route is relatively free of objective dangers.
Anyone who wants to climb Gasherbrum II needs to have outstanding stamina and fierce determination. The climb is a steep way up at some sections. From above the snowy Banana Ridge, we continue climbing on a series of ridges and reach a platform where camp II is generally set up.
Anyway, you will have great time climbing Gasherbrum II with Himalayan Alpine Adventure team. We will be fully guiding you during the expedition.

Gasherbrum II is located opposite to Golden Thrown or Baltoro Kangri on the northwest of Baltoro Glacier. Actually, Gasherbrum II is a part of the greater Gasherbrum group five peaks. Gasherbrum II is the 13th highest mountain in the world. Many climbers have described it as an impressive but achievable peak and much like Cho Oyu in this respect. But the walk to its Base Camp is said to be the best trek in the world. The common route of choice is the southwest ridge as this route is relatively free of objective dangers.
Anyone who wants to climb Gasherbrum II needs to have outstanding stamina and fierce determination. The climb is a steep way up at some sections. From above the snowy Banana Ridge, we continue climbing on a series of ridges and reach a platform where camp II is generally set up.
Anyway, you will have great time climbing Gasherbrum II with Himalayan Alpine Adventure. We will be fully guiding you during the expedition.

Note: This expedition price will vary depending on the group size, duration and services required.Please contact us with your detail to obtain a quote.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Islamabad
    Upon your arrival at Islamabad, our representatives from Himalayan Alpine Adventure will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
  • Day 02: Islamabad: Briefing and government formalities in Ministry of Tourism
    Today, we will visit Ministry of Tourism Pakistan for the briefing about rules, regulations and safety measures during the expedition. In the remaining time, we will explore around the Islamabad city. Well, situated at the foot of Marghalla Hills, Islamabad is the modern city and the capital of Pakistan. We stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03: Fly to Skardu or Drive to Chilas
    Today, we catch our morning flight to Skardu. And in case of flight cancellation, we drive to Chilas. Actually, the journey on the Karakoram Highway is the most adventurous and thrilling. We stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 04: Chilas/Skardu
    Today we will have a free day at Skardu. Or, if we are driving, it takes approx. eight hours to reach Skardu. We enjoy the good views of Nanga Parbat on the way. We stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 05: Drive to Askole (3000m)
    From Skardu, we drive to Askole today and it takes approx. seven hours to reach there. We stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 06: Trek from Dumordu River to Jhola
    We trek along the Braldu River over barren land surrounded by the lofted mountain. Well, Jhola is located on the bank of Dumordu River at the altitude of 3300m. It takes approx. 7 hours to reach Jhola. We stay overnight at camp.
  • Day 07: Trek from Jhola to Paiyu
    Today, our trail alternate between the riverbed and terraces above boulder field and side streams until coming to Paiyu Glacier. We enjoy the magnificent views of Paiyu Peak and Cathedral Towers on the way. We stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 08: Acclimatization day at Paiyu
    Well, Paiyu is like an Oasis in the desert. We will have one day rest here. From Paiyu, we can witness the Great Trango Tower. We stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 09: Trek from Paiyu to Khuburtze
    Today, we trek from Paiyu to Khuburtze. It takes approx. 7 hours to reach there. We stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 10: Trek from Khuburtze to Urdukas
    We trek to Urukas from Khuburtze today. It takes approx. 5 hours for today’s walk. We stay overnight at camp.
  • Day 11: Trek from Urdukas to Goro II
    Today, our trail descends and goes out to the glacier middle. We enjoy the great views of Masherbrum and Gasherbrum IV. Well, Goro II is located at the altitude of 4382 meters. It takes 6 to 7 hours for today’s walk. We stay overnight at camp.
  • Day 12: Trek from Goro II to Concordia
    Well, we now are entering in the throne room of Mountain God Concordia (4650m) where the Godwin Austin Glacier meets the upper Baltoro glacier. We stay overnight at camp.
  • Day 13: Trek from Concordia to Gasherbrum Base Camp
    We trek to the Gasherbrum Base Camp today which takes around five hours. We stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 14-40: Gasherbrum II Climbing Period
    Well, this is the climbing period of Gasherbrum II. We will set up many advanced camps beyond the base camp for the proper acclimatization during the climb. After finally scaling the Gasherbrum II, we return back to the Gasherbrum II Base Camp again, where we stay overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 41-47: Return to Hushe and drive to Skardu
    During this period, we trek back to Hushe from Broad Peak Base Camp. We will be passing through Gondogoro La pass on the way back to Hushe. From Hushe, we drive back to Skardu where we stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 48: Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas
    Today, we fly Islamabad from Skardu. Or in case of flight cancellation, we drive to Chilas. We stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 49: Leisure Day at Islamabad or Drive to Islamabad
    Today will be the rest day at Islamabad. Or in case of driving, we complete the road from Chilas to Islamabad. We stay overnight at the hotel.
  • Day 50: Farewell Meeting and Final Departure
    As our trip comes to an end today, we will join the farewell meeting in the morning. And then, you will be catching your returning flight to hometown from Islamabad. We will accompany you to the airport.

Cost Included

 

  • Mt Gasherbrum II Climbing Royalty fee.
  • Environmental protection fee and road bridge crossing tax.
  • Three-night hotel on B/B in Islamabad.
  • Two-night Hotel on B/B basis in Skardu.
  • Islamabad to Skardu and Islamabad round air/bus ticket and cargo.
  • Liaison officer and Local English speaking guide.
  • Foods and accommodation during the trek to the Basecamp and from Base camp to Sakrdu.
  • Basecamp foods and drinks.
  • Nepali Sherpa climbing guide.
  • Pakistani high altitude worker.
  • Basecamp cook team.
  • All necessary camping and climbing equipment.
  • Dining Tent, Kitchen tent, Shower tent, Toilet tent and store tent at base camp with one single personal
  • tent with mattress.
  • Climbing equipment, Fixed rope, main rope, snow bar, ice screw, carabineer, snow shovel and other
  • necessary group climbing gear.
  • High altitude food drinks gas and all the cooking materials during expedition above base camp.
  • Solar or generator for the light at base camp and to charge the batteries.
  • Nepali climbing Sherpa Guide 2:1 ratio.
  • Oxygen and regulator musk set for the emergency medical purpose only up to base camp.
  • Radio set for the communication above base camp during the climb.
  • Satellite phone carried by the guide.
  • Porters and donkey to carry the expedition equipment.
  • Basecamp manager.
  • Pakistan visa fees and climbing royalty of the Sherpa and his / her transportation.
  • Wages bonus equipment and insurance of Sherpa, Porters, liaison officer and all entire base camp
  • worker.
  • More than 8 years experienced base camp head cook with the supporter.

Cost not Include

  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Pakistan visa fee and International air/train ticket.
  • Personal medical and accidental insurance.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue service.
  • Major meal and drinks during the hotel stay in Islamabad and Skardu.
  • Telephone, laundry, alcoholic drinks and tips to the workers.
  • Summit bonus to the high altitude workers if successfully climbed the Peak.
  • International cargo and customs clearance charge.
  • International air/train ticket.
  • Pakistan Visa extension fee.
    Other services which are not mentioned in the above service inclusion.

Equipment List

  • Down jacket.
  • Down Trouser.
  • Glove for summit 2 pair.
  • Normal gloves 3 pairs.
  • Socks woolen 7-8 pairs.
  • Climbing Boot.
  • Trekking Boot.
  • Carmpons.
  • Rucksack.
  • Ice Ax.
  • Harness (Safety Belt)
  • Jumar (Ascending Device)
  • Eight Ring ( Descending device)
  • Carabineer both screw gate or none screw gate.
  • Hamlet.
  • Snow gaiter.
  • Wind proof suit.
  • Sun Glass.
  • Sun Cream.
  • water bottle.
  • Knife.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Mattress.
  • Down suite for climbing.
  • Head lamp with extra battery.
  • Sandal.
  • Towel.
  • Tooth brush and tooth paste.
  • 100 liter duffel bag to put all the climbing equipment inside.

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