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Gasherbrum II 8035 Meters Expedition

High Light: Gharserbrum 2 8035m. is one of the enchanting peak among the Karakorom Himalayan series (Pakistan). It has been described as an impressive peak, much like Cho Oyu walking to its BC, That is said to be the best trek in the world. The climbing provides a perfect mountaineering experience. G2 stands in the majestic neighborhood of K2 in a close line-up of world's highest peaks in the titanic amphitheater of Concordia that has no parity in the world.

The snow-face of the South-West Ridge presents difficulties on ice and snow mixed faces and ridges once you reach above the plateau after negotiating the heavily crevassed Gasherbrum Glacier. It has a steep way up at some sections. From above the snowy Banana Ridge you continue climbing on a series of ridges and reach a platform where camp 2 is generally settle up.

From here you climb a couple of ice pitches and then up the face going steeper before you reach the shoulder, the site of C3 at 7490m. After three pitches from there it is a diagonal way across the route from where a traverse leads to the base of the summit pyramid on the East Ridge. The climb from there is wide open with glorious surroundings but there is a few steep sections before you reach the narrow summit ridge.

Best Time: May to August

Day01: Arrival in Pakistan

Welcome in Pakistan at Islamabad and transfer to hotel

Day02: Islamabad – Briefing

In the morning, we will visit Alpine club of Pakistan for a briefing session and for permit formalities. Afternoon free.

Day03: Islamabad - Chilas

We depart from Islamabad and arrive at Besham crossing the famous towns of Abbottabad and Mansehra. Later on ffollowing the upstream course of River Indus, we will make photo stops at Shatial rocks with ancient graffiti's on it. After a long day aboard, we arrive at Chilas and transfer to hotel for overnight

Day04: Chilas - Skardu

We keep on following the course of River Indus, and make a brief stop at Chilas rocks carvings. Our next stop is at Nanga Parbat viewpoint which offers breathtaking views of the huge massif of Nanga Parbat. Before entering into the narrow gorge of River Indus, we make another stop at the unique point where three mountain ranges, Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindu Kush meet near the confluence of Indus and Gilgit Rivers.

Our onwards journey is through the narrow and barren gorge of Indus and the scenery changes at Kachura, a picturesque lake of Baltistan, where we make a brief stop and later drive on to Skardu town to stay for overnight hotel.

Day05: Day free at Skardu

This is a free day at Skardu to make an optional trip to Satpara, another vast and picturesque lake of Baltistan. Our staff will make arrangements for porters and make last minute shopping for the expedition

Day06: Skardu – Askole ( 3000m )

We depart by jeeps from Skardu and enter into Shigar Valley across River Indus. From Shigar, we continue our drive along Shigar and Braldu Rivers to the legendary village, Askole, a kick point for expeditions and trekking parties for most of the famous mountains in Baltistan.

Day07: Askole – Jhola ( 3200m )

We start our trekking from Askole and making a stop at Korofon, a green campsite and crossing Domurdo River we arrive at campsite. A full day's walk mostly on flat ground helps us to acclimatize

Day08: Jhola – Paiyu ( 3600m )

Another full day walks with through portion of crossing river by Jhola.the flying fox. Later on we arrive at Paiyu for overnight.

Day09: Paiyu - Day Free

Paiyu is a traditional rest spot before climbing on Baltoro Glacier and the last place to find trees of the region. Our campsite is under the Paiyu Peak which is not visible from campsite. In local language Paiyu stands for salt.

Porters enjoy a feast here as we provide them with meat. They prepare their food for next few days and enjoy a bonfire with dancing and beating drums. A memorable night in the far flung place,deep in the mountains.

Day10: Paiyu - Khaburse ( 4000m )

We start our trekking on the glacier and make a traverse on Baltoro Glacier, the source of Braldu River to arrive at Liligo campsite. Walking onwards along the glacier, we arrive at campsite of Khaburse for overnight

Day11: Khaburse - Goro I ( 4300m )

Our onwards walk, stay and everything is on the glacier for next few days. We cross Urdukas, the last place to grow grass and alpine flowers, en route and view of Paiyu Peak and Uli Biaho tower behind. Walking in the heart of glacier, Gasherbrum IV - 7929m is visible in her full glory. We pass by the Masherbrum Peak ( K-1 ) - 7821m and view Cathedrals across the glacier. Today our camp will be on the debris of Baltoro Glacier so be prepared for a chilly cold night

Day12: Goro I - Concordia ( 4700m )

We are walking in a gorge of high mountains i.e. Gasherbrum, Masherbrum, Cathedrals and Mustagh etc. Mustagh Tower is an eye catching peak on the route. We finally arrive at Concordia and camp under Mitre Peak. Enjoy the superb panorama of surrounding peaks at Concordia as one can see K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum-IV, Baltoro Kangri, Mitre, Crystal, Marble and Angel Peaks. Reaching at Concordia is rewarding as the first phase of the trek is com

Day13: Gasherbrum base camp

Day 14to50: Climbing Activities

Day51: Trek down to Concordia

Day52: Trek to Urdukus

Day53: Trek to Paiju

Day54: Trek to Askole

Day55: Drive to Skardu

Day56: Drive to Chilas

Day57: Drive to Islamabad

Day58: Debriefing

Day59: Transfer to Islamabad airport flight back to home

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