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Gasherbrum II Expedition

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49 Days

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Specific Tour

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Group Size

30 people

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Languages

English

Overview

Gasherbrum II Expedition

Gasherbrum II is a mountain which stands in the neighborhood of K-2 and Broad Peak in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan. Gasherbrum means a shining wall. There are six Gasherbrum peaks in the Karakorum Range. Gasherbrum II is 13th highest mountain in the world at 8,035 metres above sea level. 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. In spite of frostbites suffered in the bivouac, the three reached the summit of Gasherbrum-II on the 8th July and came back without meeting any further accident.

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Itinerary

Day-01: Islamabad and Rawalpindi

Welcome at Islamabad airport, and transfer to hotel. After refreshment proceed for city tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, which includes famous Faisal Mosque, Shakar Parian, Pakistan monument, Damen Koh, Lok Versa, Museum, Rawalpindi old bazaar, Raja Bazaar.

Day-02 Drive form Islamabad to Chilas

Drive to Naran 6-7 hours, 239 km, after lunch continue drive to Chilas 3-4 hours 113.3 km via Babusar Pass 4,173 m.

Day-03: Drive from Chilas to Skardu

Drive from Chilas to Skardu along with Indus River for 8-9 hours.
En-route stop at junction point of three great mountain ranges meet, the Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindukush, at Thalichi for photography from Nanga Parbat 8,126 m.

Day-04: Drive from Skardu to Askoli

Today we take the spectacular drive by jeeps to Askoli 6-7 hours, the starting point of our trek.
It is a spectacular drive from Skardu to Askoli; the jeep road crosses the Braldu River three times and passes the villages of Dassu, Apligon, Pakora, Hoto Chongo and Thongal.

Day-05: Trek from Askoli to Jhola

After meeting the porters in the morning, we walk along the Braldu River to Korofoung for lunch 3 hours, enjoy great views of Bakhor Das 5,809 m and the Biafo Glacier, after lunch continue trek to Jhola another 3-4 hours.

Day-06: Trek from Jhola to Paiyu

Trek to Paiyu 6-7 hours 16.6 km.
This is an undulating walk, difficult at times, with the first views of dramatic mountains ahead. The trail climbs to a vantage point from which you see the snout of Baltoro Glacier and, in the far distance, a magnificent panorama of the Cathedral and Trango Towers and left of them, the unmistakable triangle of K2.

Day-07: Acclimatization day in Paiyu

Free day for local exploration and porters will prepare their food for further trek. We enjoy a slow start today taking in our stunning surroundings. We take a short acclimatization trek during the day and in the evening sing and dance with the porters.

Day-08: Trek from Paiyu to Urdukas

Trek to Urdukas 7-8 hours 15.9 km.
Another stunning day on our journey to K2 Base Camp. The participants will experience the stunning views as they move ahead, The views of Paiyu Peak 6,610 m, Uli Biaho 6,417 m, Great Trango Tower 6,286 m, Lobsang Spire 5,707 m and the Cathedral Towers.

Day-09: Trek from Urdukas to Goro-II

Trek to Goro-II, 12.1 km, 5-6 hours.
A special day today as we will be greeted by our first full view of the giant peaks of the Karakorum. Masherbrum 7821 m, Muztagh Tower 7,284 m, G-IV (7,925 m), Miter Peak 6,025 m and Biarchedi Peak 6,781 m.

Day-10: Trek from Goro-II to Concordia

Trek to Concordia 9.2 km, 5-6 hours. Where the Baltoro, Abruzzi and Godwin Austen glaciers meet. The 360-degree panoramic view here is one of the most spectacular sights in the world. Concordia the joining of the five glaciers you will be in the heart great Mountain K2, 8611 m, Broad Peak 8047 m, Angel Peak 6858 m to the left and to the East Baltoro Kangri, Kondus, Snow Dome, Golden Throne and numerous nameless mountains all around this is an exciting day of your trip.

Day-11: Trek from Concordia to Gasherbrum

Trek to Gasherbrum base camp 5-6 hours.

Day-12-41: Climbing Days in Base Camp

(30 days in Gasherbrum base camp for climbing)

Day-42-46: Trek from Base Camp to Askoli

5 Days trekking down to Askoli from Base Camp.

Day-47: Drive from Askoli to Skardu

Drive back to Skardu 6-7 hours.

Day-48: Fly form Skardu to Islamabad

Today We fly to Islamabad one hour. Afternoon is free for exploring.
Note: If our flight is cancelled due to bad weather, we will start the drive to Islamabad travelling for 9 hrs along with Indus River to reach Chilas.

Day-49: Flyback

Our staff will transfer all our guests to the airport on their respective departure timings.

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  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drink
  • Tickets

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