Gasherbrum II Expedition (also known as K4) is the 13th highest mountain and one of the popular 8,000m peaks in the world at 8,035 meters (26,362 ft) above sea level. It is the third-highest peak of the Gasherbrum massif and is located in the Karakoram range, on the border between Gilgit–Baltistan province, Pakistan, and Xinjiang, China. This is a difficult mountain slightly harder than Mt. Cho Oyu but relatively one of the up-front and climbable peaks. .However, it is an ideal training peak for Everest. The climbing on Gasherbrum 2 is not especially steep but the remoteness of the setting makes this an especially rewarding experience.
Gasherbrum II Expedition: the climbig route
The route that we follow for Gasherbrum II expedition is via the SW ridge. This route is relatively free of any dangers. Nonetheless, history shows more than a few climbers have perished on this route due to inclement weather condition. If you want to climb Gasherbrum II, you need to be outstandingly fit. You also eed to have a fierce determination, and an ability to deal with 'expedition downtime. This means you need to be used to boredom, apathy, lethargy, and cold lonely nights on the glacier.
Himalayan Global Expedition guides have in-depth experience leading expeditions to different 8000-meter mountains in Nepal, Pakistan, and China. Our Pakistani logistics counterparts have worked in the expeditions for over a decade. They have proved themselves as one of the best logistic organizers and expedition management teams in the business. We provide a chef, climbing Sherpa guide from Nepal. We also use Pakistani high altitude porters who have years of experience on the high 8000-meter mountains. Our staff works very hard to fix ropes, reserve camps and assist our team in reaching the summit safely. We will employ a full cooking staff that specializes in healthy, abundant and tasty meals at the base camp and advanced base camp.
- Gasherbrum II Expedition lies into the heart of the Karakoram
- Spectacular views of Nanga Parbat & K2 from the flight
- Experience the local culture and hospitality of the friendly Balti tribe
- One of the world’s top Climbing and Mountaineering Adventure.
- Explore the Ancient Himalayan Kingdom of Baltistan
- Experience the Concordia and the Baltoro Glacier
Day 01 Arrive in Islamabad (540m ) and Transfer to hotel
Day 02 Briefing at the Ministry of Tourism. Meeting with LO (Liaison Officer)
Day 03 Fly to Skardu. In case of cancellation of flight drive to Chilas (480 km).
Day 04 Day free at Skardu in case you arrive by flight. If you are driving, you will complete the road journey (07–08 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route has a good view of Nanga Parbat (8,125m).
Day 05 Drive from Skardu to Askole (2,600m) by jeeps (6 hours)
Day 06 Trek from Askole to Jhola (3,185m)
Day 07 Trek from Jhola to paiyu (3,383m)
Day 08 Rest Day in Paiyu
Day 09 Trek from Paiyu to Urdukas (4,130m)
Day 10 Trek from Urdukas to Goro II (4250m)
Day 11 Trek from Goro II to Concordia (4,600m)
Day 12 Trek from Concordia to Gasherbrum II Base Camp (5300 )
Day 13-40 Climbing period from Base camp to summit (8,035m) and back to Base camp
Day 41 Rest day in Base camp and personal equipment packing
Day 42 Trek from Base camp to Goro II (4,250m)
Day 43 Trek from Goro II to Khuburtse
Day 44 Trek from Kumburtse to mundung
Day 45 Trek from mundung to Askole
Day 46 Drive from Askole to Skardu
Day 47 Rest day at Skardu
Day 48 Fly from Skardu to Islamabad and transfer to Hotel
Day 49 Rest day in Islamabad
Day 50 Transfer to airport for final departure