GASHABRUM II

Itinerary

DaysDestinations
1Arrival Islamabad and made necessary arrangements.
2Islamabad – Rest day and briefing at the Ministry of Tourism
3Drive to Chilas, 12 hrs. Drive.
4Drive to Skardu , 8-10 hrs. Drive.
5Sakardu – Rest day and Final Preparation for Expedition.
6Drive to Thongal / askoly, 8-10 hrs. drive
7Trek to Jhola, 7-8 hrs.
8Trek to Paiju, 7-8 hrs.
9Paiju – Rest day.
10Trek to Urdukus, 7-8 hrs.
11Trek to Goro, 6-7 hrs.
12Trek to Concordia, 4-5 hrs.
13Trek to Gasherbrum II Base Camp, 7-8 hrs
14-40Climbing Period of Gasherbrum II
41-46Return to Askole or Hushe and drive to Skardu
47Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas
48Islamabad – Debriefing at the Ministry of Tourism
49Islamabad – Rest day
50Departure Destination


Elevation: 8035 meters

Region: Baltistan

Range: Karakoram

OVERVIEW

Gasherbrum II is the most impressive mountain but achievable mountain described by many climbers. It is very beautiful and the shape looks like K2 Mountain. Gasherbum II lies at the head of the Baltoro Glacier amongst the greatest concentration of high mountains in the world. It was first climbed by S. Larche, F.Moravee and H. Willenpart in 1956. This shining mountain is generally considered the easiest of the eight thousand meter peaks. The Austrians were the first to make its summit back in 1956.