Gasherbrum 2 8035m

Gasherbrum in local Balti language means “Shining Wall”. There are six peaks in the cluster Gasherbrum: Gasherbrum II (8,035 meters), with a summit pyramid is the second highest peak among the Gasherbrum Peaks. Gasherbrum II (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 is the third highest peak of the Gasherbrum massif. 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. Gasherbrum II 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. In 1889-1929 an international Gasherbrum II Expedition headed by the Swiss G.O. Dyhrenfurth studied possible ways to the top of the Gasherbrum II and got to 6250m on the south flank. On July 8, 1956 the first ascent via the southwest spur was made by an Austrian Expedition headed by F. Moravec. Fritz Moravec along with Josef Larch and Hans Willenpart from a bivouac at 7700m via the east spur to the summit on 7th. 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 6,400m. 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. Climbing 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. Gasherbrum II has the reputation of being one of the easier 8,000 meter peaks. Its larger namesake, however, is far more technically challenging. Base Camp is at 5,200 meters. Camp 1 is at 5,900 meters after crossing the treacherous Gasherbrum Ice Fall. Camp 2 is at the Gasherbrum La, about 6,400 meters. Camp 3 is at about 7,200 meters above a steep couloir’s, although the location is highly variable since it is cut from the steep snow slopes. From the summit, you will see the entire Karakoram, including Broad Peak, Masherbrum, Mustagh Tower, Chogolisa, and of course K2.
1Departure/Return LocationInternational Airport, Islamabad
2Departure TimeMountain Range: Karakoram
3Elevation: 8035mBest Time: Mid-June to End-August
4Duration: 44 DaysZone: Permitted
Services Include:
Arrival & Departure: Pick and drop facility-Airport/Hotel/Airport
Accommodation: 4 nights stay in Islamabad on Bed & Breakfast Basis-Twin Bedroom
Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Islamabad with Expedition Staffs.
Permits & Fees: Expedition Royalty and permit of Pakistan Government.
Transportation: All required Transportation for all Staffs and Members as per itinerary
Domestic Flight: Flight for all members for Islamabad to Skardu and Skardu to Islamabad with one Guide, as per Itinerary
Food & Lodging: 3 meals a day in Trekking & at Basecamp for Members & Staffs
Porters: Porters per member up to Base camp from Askole & Staff Remunerations and allowances: All staffs' & porters' daily wages/equipment/food/clothing with personal insurances
Insurance: All Staff's Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance
Member Luggage: 60 Kg per member as personal baggage
High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member
A comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
International airfare to and from Islamabad.
Pakistani Visa Charges
Lunch & Dinner in Islamabad
Extra nights’ accommodation in Islamabad. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from the expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
Insurance: Travel and High-Altitude Insurance / Accident / Medical / emergency evacuation
Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, Personal equipment, and shopping
Sherpa summit Bonus: G II Minimum USD 1300
Tips: Please calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs and porters
The full set of Member's personal climbing equipment & clothing
Rescue Evacuation: Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed, and all other expenses of personal nature
Any other item not listed in the "Price Includes" section.

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