Gaherbrum II (8,035 meters) Expedition

  • Day 1
    Day 1    Islamabad

    Day-1(Arrival in Islamabad)

  • Day 2
    Day 2    Chilas

    Day-2=> Drive from Islamabad to Chilas.

  • Day 3
    Day 3    Skardu

    Day-3=>Skardu to Askoli (by jeep).

  • Day 4 - Day 10
    Day 4 - Day 10    Askole

    Day 4=>Drive to Askoli 6-7 hours, Maximum Altitude 3000 meters. Day 5=>Trek to Jhola 5-6 hours, Maximum Altitude 3200 meters. Day 6=>Trek to Paiyu 6-7 hours, Maximum Altitude 3450 meters. Day 7=>Free day in Paiyu. Day 8=>Trek to Urdukas 6-7 hours, Maximum Altitude 4050 meters. Day 9=>Trek to Goro-II 5-6 hours, Maximum Altitude 4380 meters. Day 10=>Trek to Concordia 4-5 hours, Maximum Altitude 4700 meters.

  • Day 11 - Day 40
    Day 11 - Day 40    Gasherbrum II

    Day-11=>Trek to Gasherbrum base camp. Day-(12-40)=>Reserved for climbing activities.

  • Day 41 - Day 46
    Day 41 - Day 46    Skardu

    Day(41-45)=>Trek down to Askoli. Day 46=>Drive back to Skardu 6-7 hours.

  • Day 47
    Day 47    Chilas

    Day-47 => Drive back to Chilas 8-9 hours

  • Day 48 - Day 50
    Day 48 - Day 50    Islamabad

    Day-48=>Drive back to Islamabad 11-12 hours. Day-49=> Debriefing at Tourism Ministry. Day-50=>Transfer to airport for your return flight.

Gasherbrum means a shining wall. There are six Gasherbrum peaks in the Karakorum Range. It was captain Young husband and his party, which in 1889 discovered Gasherbrum glacier.

In 1956, members of an Austrian Karakorum expedition climbed Gasherbrum-II (8035m/26,361ft). The party was led by Fritz Moravec. It set up a base camp on the south Gasherbrum glacier. Camp-1 was set up at 6,005m/19,700ft. It was here that the party was forced to stay for ten days because of a severe storm. Consequently it lost a large supply store in an avalanche. After setting up a few more camps, Fritz Moravec, Josef larch and Hans Willenpart set up a bivouac below 7,620m/25,000ft. Inspite of frostbites suffered in the bivouac, the three reached the summit of Gasherbrum-II on the 8thJuly and came back without meeting any further accident.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Islamabad
  • Day 2: Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 11-12 hours
  • Day 3: Drive to Skardu along with Indus River 8-9 hours
  • Day 4: Drive to Askoli 6-7hrs at 3000 meters
  • Day 5: Trek to Jhola 5-6 hours 3200 meters
  • Day 6: Trek to Paiyu 6-7 hrs 3450 meters
  • Day 7: Free day in Paiyu
  • Day 8: Rest day at Paiyu
  • Day 9: Trek to Goro-II (5-6hrs) 4380 meters
  • Day 10: Trek to Concordia 4-5hrs 4700 meters
  • Day 11: Trek to Gasherbrum Base camp
  • Day 12-40: Climbing activities
  • Day 41-45: Trek down to Askole
  • Day 46: Drive back to Skardu 6-7 hours
  • Day 47: Drive back to Chilas 8-9 hours
  • Day 48: Drive back to Islamabad 11-12 hours
  • Day 49: De-briefing at ministry of tourism
  • Day 50: Flight to your next destination

 

Trip Highlights

Services Included
  • All transport services
  • Hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Parking fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Cook
Not included
  • Mineral water
  • Cold drinks
  • Tips for services
  • Personal shopping.

Places & Time Schedule

  • Days Place Duration:
  • Day 1 Islamabad 24 hours
  • Day 2 Chilas 24 hours
  • Day 3 Skardu 24 hours
  • Day 4 - Day 10 Askole 7 Days
  • Day 11 - Day 40 Gasherbrum II 30 Days
  • Day 41 - Day 46 Skardu 5 Days
  • Day 47 Chilas 24 hours
  • Day 48 - Day 50 Islamabad 72 hours