Gasherbrum II 8035 M
 
The shining wall in the Karakoram Range is Gasherbrum II.It is the second highest Peak in the Gasherbrum Peaks with an altitude of 8,035 Meters. There are six Gasherbrum Peaks. The first ascent on G2 made by Australians led by Fritz Moravec along with Josef Larch and Hans Willenpart on 8th July, 1956. They set up the camp 1 at 6005 Meters and a bivouac below 7620 Meters. The climb on this Peak is both on rock and ice. A high level of technical skill, physical fitness and acclimatization is required. The approach to base camp is via Skardu and about a week trek on baltoro glacier. Period: June/July/August
 
ITINERARY
 
Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II peaks stands side by side. Both the peaks have same base camp even the higher camps are common until camp II.
 
DAY 01 ARRIVAL RAWALPINDI / ISLAMABAD
 
Arrival and transfer to Hotel..
 
DAY 02 RAWALPINDI / ISLAMABAD
 
Briefing at Ministry of Tourism and meeting with Liaison Officer. Afternoon City tour of Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Tour includes the exciting Capital of Pakistan and the low hills of Margalla where spectacular views of the twin cities are available. Overnight in Hotel.
 
DAY 03 RAWALPINDI/CHILAS
 
Flight to Skardu, If the flight cancelled due to bad weather, same day departure for Chlias via Silk Rout, sight seeing all along the rout with the company of Indus river the longest river of Pakistan It flows from Tibet northwest across the Indian-controlled portion of Jammu and Kashmir, passing between the western extremity of the Himalayas and the northern extremity of the Hindu Kush mountain range; it then courses generally south through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. Check in hotel. Overnight in Chilas.
 
DAY 04 SKARDU
 
Arrival in Skardu.
Total drive time from Islamabad to Skardu is 22-24 hours.
 
DAY 05 SKARDU
 
Day at leisure. While the staff will make final arrangement for the expedition.
 
DAY 06 SKARDU -TO- ASKOLE
 
Embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole. The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers,highest in the region, the stone & timber abodes contain dark & narrow stairwells riven by gloomy, unlit alleys cluster within the embrace of the fertile terraces.
Overnight in tents.
Distance 96 km
Drive 07-08 hrs
Altitude 3050 m
 
DAY 07 ASKOLE -TO- KOROPHONE
Today we leave the last inhabited village. For the remaining portion of our journey we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipment’s and sustain our expedition. After scrambling over a ridge we come across what legend says an old polo field. Passing through a rock gap we cross the Biafo glacier and camp beside its snout at korophone. The Biafo Glacier is a huge river of ice 63 Km long which descends from the central peaks of the Karakoram & flows East into the Braldu Valley at a point about 10 Kms east of Askole. Overnight in tents.
Walk : 03 - 04 hrs
Grade : Easy
Altitude : 3100 M
 
DAY 08 KOROPHONE -TO- JHULA
 
Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jhula, (Jhula means wire rope bridge with a hanging wooden basket), now a wooden bridge is made cross it & camp beside a torrent facing the Bakhordas.
Walk : 03-04 hrs
Grade : Strenuous
Altitude : 3150 M
DAY 09 JHULA -TO- PAIJU
 
Resume trek along the Braldu River to a green Oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6611 M. Paiju - is a Balti word which means "SALT". Since there are some rock salt deposits at the base of this peak, the locals believe that the snow on the summit of Paiju Peak is not snow but a huge deposit of salt which drips down to the base. From this camp we have the first views of the impressive Baltoro Glacier. Overnight in tents.
Walk : 05-06 hrs
Grade : Moderate
Altitude : 3480 M.
 
DAY 10 PAIJU - Rest Day
 
Rest & acclimatization day at Paiju. Overnight in tents.
 
DAY 11 PAIJU -TO- URDUKAS
 
Begin trek after an early breakfast. Traverse the junction of Paiju - Baltoro Glaciers through crevasses & lunch below Liligo, the traditional camp under the muddy cliffs with fine views of rock spires. Cross the Khuburse torrent early morning and ramble over two glacier moraines to reach the grassy slopes of Urdukas offering splendid views of the Trango, Uli Biaho & Bial Groups. Overnight in tents.
Walk : 06-07 hrs
Grade : Moderate
Altitude : 4130 M
 
DAY 12 URDUKAS -TO- GORO
 
A long walk on the Icy Baltoro Glacier. Traverse the Yermanandu Glacier which flows down from Masherbrum & joins the Baltoro. Magnificent views of Muztagh, Mitre & Gasherbrum IV. Overnight in tents.
Walk : 06-07 hrs
Grade : Strenuous
Altitude : 4500 M.
 
DAY 13 GORO TO CONCORDIA
 
Early morning resume a long walk on the Baltoro Glacier to a point called Concordia - a huge junction of Baltoro, Abruzzi & Godwin Austin Glaciers at 4000 meters . Within a short radius of 15 Kilometers, stand 41 peaks over 6500 meters. including 04 peaks above 8000 M. The 360 view offers a panorama of peaks nowhere to be found on this Earth. Overnight in tents.
Walk : 05 - 06 hrs
Grade : strenuous
Altitude : 4720 M.
 
DAY 14 CONCORDIA REST DAY
 
Final day of trek to K2 base. A 4-hrs trek will bring you to the base of K2.
Overnight in tents.
Walk : 04 hrs
Grade : strenuous
Altitude : 4650 M.
 
DAY 15 CLIMBING to DAY 46 CLIMBING
 
Climbing start towards Summit. Length of Climbing period depends on weather, fitness, and experience of the climber.
 
DAY 47 TREKKING BACK TO ALI CAMP
 
After an early breakfast leave the K2 base camp and we will cross Concordia and several side glacier to reach our right path. After 4-5 hours we will reach Vigne glacier, it is also possible to walk on the Vigne glacier which is fairly easy then walking on the stony bath on the right side of the glacier but it depend on the snow condition. Overnight in tents.
 
DAY 48 ALI CAMP -CROSS GONDOGORO PASS- KHUSPANG
 
A very early start as early as 2 or 3 O’clock does in the morning to cross the Gondogoro la to reach Khuspang. The basic theme behind the early walk to reach the top of the Gondogoro Pass 5700 meters is that in the morning snow will be soft and you will not get tired quickly as the sun is not strong, but as sun get strong snow get soft, snow going to be melt and bring water and stones, also the chance of ice falls or avalanches. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff. Walk : 10 - 11 hrs, Grade : Strenuous, Altitude : 5700 M
 
DAY 49 KHUSPANG -TO- SHAICHO
 
You pick your way across moving boulders and ice, finally crossing the glacier up to the camping site to reach Dalsangpa, meaning 'field of flowers', lives up to its name. Keep yourself on the left side of the lateral moraine, crossing several side streams. The next hour is an unpleasant scramble along the stony, sliding glacier edge, with huge boulders poised above, ready to fall.
Continue your trek along the path goes down hill to the summer settlement called Shaicho, a large shepherds settlement. This is the traditional camp among the forest of juniper, cedar and willow trees with giant bushes of wild roses and a good water supply. Walk : 07-08 hrs
Grade : Moderate
 
DAY 50 SHAICHO -TO- HUSHEY
 
After breakfast continue your walk along the Hushey river on a easy path. An easy day will bring you to Hushey village. Evening free. Overnight in tents.
 
DAY 51 HUSHEY -TO- SKARDU
 
AM : Embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to Hotel. All meals included.
 
DAY 52 SKARDU - RAWALPINIDI
 
Early in the morning fly to Islamabad, if unable to fly same day drive to Chilas Overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 53 RAWALPINDI
 
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi. Evening sightseeing.
 
DAY 54 RAWALPINDI
 
De-briefing at Ministry of Tourism Islamabad.
 
DAY 55 FLY BACK HOME
 
Transfer to airport for your onward flight.
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