Range: Karakorum Altitude: Min 600m – Max 8035m Zone: Permitted Duration: 50 days Best Time: June – August Gasherbrum Peaks. Gasherbrum 2 (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 II(8035m), with a summit pyramid is the second highest peak among the Climbers have described it as an impressive but achievable peak, much like Cho Oyu but 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. GII 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.
The snowy of the South West Ridge presents considerable difficulties on ice and snow 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 the East 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.
Program: Day 01: Islamabad- airport /hotel Day 03: Islamabad – Chilas: drive 11-12 hrs/hotel Day 04: Chilas – Skardu: drive 8hrs/ hotel Day 05: Skardu -Trekking preparation Day 06: Skardu – Askoli(3050m): Jeep drive 6-7hrs/camp Day 07: Askoli – Jula(3180m): Trek 4-5hrs/Camp Day 08: Jula – Paiju (3400m): Trek 5-6hrs/camp Day 09: Paiju: rest day Day 10: Paiju – Urdukas(4000m): Trek 5-6hrs/camp Day 11: Urdukas – Goro II (4380m): Trek 7hrs/camp Day 12: Goro II – Concordia (4700m): Trek 6-7 hrs/camp Day 13: Concordia – Gasherburm I,Base camp 4-5 hrs/ camp Day 14-42: Climbing activities Day 43: Concordia- Ali Camp (4800m): Trek 4-5hrs/camp Day 44: Ali camp Gondogoro La (5940m) Xhuspang (4680m): Trek 7-8hrs/camp Day 45: Xhaspang – Schiacho (4300m): Trek 6-7hrs camp Day 46: Sciacho – Hushe: Trek 3-4 hrs/camp Day 47: Hushe – Skardu : Jeep drive6-7 hrs/hotel Day 48: Skardu – Besham 11-12 hrs/hotel Day 49: Besham – Islamabad 5-6 hrs/hotel Day 50: Departure