Gashabrum-2 (3)

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Gashabrum-2 (11)

The lowest by a small footage of the Karakoram 8000m is Gasherbrum–II (8035m). Climbers have described it as an impressive but achievable peak, much like Cho Oyu in this respect but with a walk to its BC that is said to be the best trek in the world. Its climb provides a perfect mountaineering experience. G2 stands in the majestic neighborhood of K2 in a close line-up of world’s highest peaks in the titanic amphitheater of Concordia that has no parallel in the world.

The snow-face of the South-West Ridge presents considerable difficulties on ice and snow mixed faces and ridges once you are above the plateau after negotiating the heavily crevassed Gasherbrum Glacier. It is a steep way up at some sections.

From above the snowy Banana Ridge you continue climbing on a series of ridges and reach a platform where camp 2 is generally set up. From here you climb a couple of ice pitches and then up the face going steeper before you reach the shoulder, the site of C3 at 7490m. After three pitches from there it is a diagonal way across the face from where a traverse leads to the base of the summit pyramid on the East Ridge. The climb from there is straight on a wide-open expanse with glorious surroundings but a few steep sections before you reach the narrow summit ridge.

Climbing Information & Itinerary of Gasherbrum II (8035m)

Trip departures and detailed itineraries available upon request; all departures from Islamabad unless otherwise noted. For prices please contact:
Day 01 Islamabad: Arrival Islamabad
Day 02 Islamabad -Skardu/Chilas: Fly to Skardu. In case of cancellation of flight drive to Chilas (12-14 hrs drive)
Day 03 Chilas – Skardu: Day free at Skardu. If your are driving, complete road journey (7-8 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route has good view of Nanga Parbat (8125m)
Day 04 Skardu: Briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan
Day 05 Skardu – Askole (3000m): Jeep drive to Askole (5-6 hrs)
Day 06-13 Trek to G-I/II Base Camp
Day 06 Askoli – Jola (5 hrs trek/3300m)
Day 07 Jola – Payu (5-6 hrs trek/3240m)
Day 08 Rest day at Payu
Day 09 Payu – Urdocus (6-7 hrs trek/4132m)
Day 10 Urdocus – GoroII (4-5 hrs trek/4400m)
Day 11 Goro II – Concordia (4 hrs trek/4750m)
Day 12 Concordia –Shagring Khoor (4 hrs trek/4850m)
Day 13 Shagring Khoor – G-I.II Base Camp (4 hrs trek/5050m)
Day 14-39 25 days for acclimatization and climbing
Day 40-44 Trek back follow the same route or via Gondogoro La and drive back to Skardu
Day 45 Day free for shopping/relax
Day 46 Islamabad/Chilas:
Fly to Islamabad. In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas
Day 47 Islamabad:
Leisure day at Islamabad. In case of driving, complete rod journey from Chilas to Islamabad
Day 48 Onward flight: 
Transfer to airport for onward flight


  • Liaison with Gilgit Baltistan tourism department for climbing permit process,
  • Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.
  • Clearance of cargo before arrival of the team and its storage.
  • Assistance upon arrival/departure.
  • Briefing/Debriefing at Tourism Deportment.
  • Hotel accommodation in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Chilas and Skardu.
  • All meals during trek and at B.C. as per itinerary.
  • Porterage of 75 kg per person of expedition equipment and high altitude food etc. to the B.C. and 50 kg per person on return from BC.
  • Road transfers between airport/hotel and within city as per itinerary.
  • Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess, kitchen and toilet tent with tables/field stools and camping ground fees.
  • Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
  • Wages and basic kit of English speaking guide, sardar, cook and assistant (s).
  • Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
  • Porterage at airports, hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
  • Mail handling/forwarding to BC/overseas except postage charges.
  • Hiring of HAPs, mail runner (s) and any other crew as per requirement. (Wages and kit to be arranged by the team).
  • Pollution and Environmental fee or any other fee required to be paid to the Government of Pakistan.
  • A bottle of mineral water per person per day basis in cities.
  • Climbing Permit fee
  • Liaison Officer kit and equipment, allowances, travel, hotels, meals and insurance and his personal expenses of any kind.
  • International & domestic airfare, airport tax, excess baggage charges.
  • Surface transfers in case of flight cancellations to the kick off point.
  • High altitude porters/any crew above BC.
  • Tents, sleeping bags, personal and climbing equipment of any kind beyond base camp including high altitude food and oxygen.
  • Medications, ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges of any kind.
  • Room services, laundry, beverages, phone/communication bills and items of personal nature.
  • Insurance liability of member (s) and other under force majeure conditions.
  • Clearing agent charges.
  • Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.

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