Range:            KarakoramGasherbrum 2

Altitude:            8035m

Zone:                Permitted

Duration:           52 Days

Best Time:        Mid May – End August

Gasherbrum in local languageOn The way to G - 2 means “Shining Wall”. There are six peaks in the cluster Gasherbrum: Gasherbrum 2 (8035 meters/26,361ft), with a summit pyramid is the second highest peak among the Gasherbrum Peaks. Gasherbrum II (also known as K4) is the 13th highest mountain on Earth, located in the upper Baltoro region bordering China and the north face assessable from China. Gasherbrum 2 is the third highest peak of the Gasherbrum massif, located in the Karakoram Range of the Himalaya.

Climbers have described it as an impressive but achievable peak, much likeOn Baltoro Glacier Cho Oyubut with a gradual walk up the Baltoro Glacier to its BC that is said to be the best trek in the world. Its climb provides not too hard and a perfect mountaineering experience for Himalaya beginners. G II stands in the majestic neighborhood of Karakoram giants like and K2 in a close line-up of world’s highest peaks in the amphitheater of Concordia that has no parallel in the world. In 1889-1929 an international expedition headed by the Swiss G.O. Dyhrenfurth studied possible ways to the top of the Gasherbrum II and got to 6250m on the south flank. On July 8, 1956 the first ascent via the southwest spur was made by an Austrian expedition headed by F. Moravec. Fritz Moravec along with Josef Larch and Hans Willenpart from a bivouac at 7700m via the east spur to the summit on 7th.

The snowy of the South West Ridge presents considerable difficulties on ice and Crossing over Gondogoro La passsnow mixed faces ridges once you are above the most complex glacial plateau after negotiating the heavily crevassed Gasherbrum Glacier. It is a steep way up at some sections as we continue climbing on a series of ridges and reach a platform where camp 2 is generally set up around 6400m. From here we climb a couple of icy pitches and then up the … face going steeper before you reach the site of C3 at 7490m. After three easy pitches from there get to a diagonal way across the face from where a traverse leads to the base of the summit pyramid on theEast Ridge. The climb from there is straight on a wide-open snowy face with glorious surroundings but a few steep sections before you reach the narrow summit ridge.


Day 01  Islamabad:

Arrival in Islamabad assist and transfer to hotel.

Day 02  Islamabad:

Morning drive for briefing back to hotel.

Day 03  Islamabad -Skardu/Chilas:

Skardu/Chilas Fly to Skardu. In case of cancellation of flight drive to Chilas (480 km).

Day 04  Chilas – Skardu:

Chilas/Skardu Day free at Skardu. If you are driving, complete road journey (07-08 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route have good views of Nanga Parbat(8125m).

Day 05   Skardu – Askole:

From Skardu to  Askole (3000m)  By jeeps drive to Askole-7 hrs.

Day 06-13   Trek to G-II Base Camp.

Day 14-43      30 days for acclimatization and climbing.

Day 44-49  base camp – Askole:

Trek back to Askole or Hushe via Gondogoro La and drive to Skardu.

Day 50  Skardu – Islamabad/Chilas:

Islamabad/Chilas Fly to Islamabad. In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas.

Day 51  Chilas – Islamabad:

Islamabad Leisure day at Islamabad. In case of driving, complete rod journey from Chilas to Islamabad.

Day 52  Islamabad:

Islamabad Farewell meet. Transfer to airport for your return flight home.

Services Included:

  •  Liaison with Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad for climbing permit process, providing measurements of the appointed Liaison officer for his prescribed kit.
  • Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.
  • Clearance of cargo before arrival of the team and its storage.
  • Assistance upon arrival/departure.
  • Official Briefing/Debriefing.
  • 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 guide, sirdar, 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.
  • Reconfirmation of air tickets.
  • Hiring of HAPs, mail runner(s) and any other crew as per requirement. (Wages and kit to be arranged by the team). 

Services not Included:

  • International & domestic airfare, airport tax, excess baggage charges.
  • Surface transfers in case of flight cancellations to the kick off point.
  • Liaison Officer kit and equipment, allowances, travel, hotels, meals and insurance and his personal expenses of any kind.
  • 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.
  • Climbing Permit, Pollution and Environmental fee or any other fee required to be paid to the Government of Pakistan.
  • Clearing agent charges.