Gasherbrum II – 8035m (53 days)(2)

Gasherbrum II – 8035m (53 Days)

Gasherbrum II, the last peak in eight-thousand-meter ranking, is situated on the North West of Baltoro Glacier, just besides Hidden Peak. Having spectacular neighborhood of K-2, Gasherbrum I, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum IV, Chogolisa and Golden Throne, Gasherbrum II attracts big number of alpinists every year. It is an ideal peak to start high mountain climbing. The climb is not as difficult as Hidden Peak but still considered a worthy experience. Initial climb up to camp I has many crevasses.


Expedition Summary
Approach route:  Islamabad-Skardu-Askoli-Concordia-Gasherbrum Base Camp
Duration of Expedition: 52 days
Average Daily walk:  6-7 hours
Climbing Difficulty: Hard
Trekking days (in & out): 13
Days at base camp & above: 30
Hotel Nights:  08



Day To Day Itinerary

01 Arrival in Islamabad, transfer to hotel 500m Hotel
02 Flight to Skardu (1 hour) or drive to Chilas (10-12 hours) 2300m Hotel
03 Reserve day or drive from Chilas to Skardu (7-8 hours) 2300m Hotel
04 Day for final preparations 2300m Hotel
05 Jeep drive to Askoli (6 hours) 3048m Tents
06 Trek to Jhula (5-6 hours) 3200m Tents
07 Trek to Paiju (6-7 hours) 3600m Tents
08 Rest day for acclimatization 3600m Tents
09 Trek to Urdukas (9-10 hours) 4240m Tents
10 Trek to Goro-II (7-8 hours) 4500m Tents
11 Trek to Shagring (9-10 hours) 4950m Tents
12 Trek to Gasherbrum Base Camp (5-6 hours) 5050m Tents
13-42 Days at Gasherbrum II Base Camp and above Tents
43 Trek to Concordia (8-9 hours)
44 Trek to Goro I  (6-7 hours) or Ali Camp (5-6 hours) Tents
45 Trek to Khuburste (5-6 hours) or Kuispang (8-9 hours) Tents
46 Trek to Bardumal (8-9 hours) Tents
47 Trek to Askoli (7-8 hours) Tents
48 Drive to Skardu (6 hours) Hotel
49 Flight for Islamabad or drive to Chilas or Naran Hotel
50 Free day or drive from Chilas to Islamabad Hotel
51 Reserve day Hotel
52 Departure from Islamabad



1-The option of taking a flight to Skardu after arrival in Islamabad on day 1 is possible depending upon the arrival time of international flight

2- If the flight operates for Skardu on day 2, drive to Askoli on day-4 is possible to gain an extra day for climbing/acclimatization

JUNE 20, 2024 AUGUST 11, 2024


Duration of Expedition 53 days/52 nights Islamabad to Islamabad
Days at BC & Above 32 Days
Trekking Days (in & out) 13 Days
Hotel Accommodation 07 Nights
Group Sizes 08-12 climbers
Type of Expedition Un-guided (Services upto Base Camp only)



20-06-2024 Arrival Islamabad Airport, Domestic flight to Skardu Hotel
21-06-2024 Reserve day in case no flight yesterday Hotel
22-06-2024 Final preparations Hotel
23-06-2024 Drive to Askoli by jeeps (6 hours) Tents
24-06-2024 Trek to Jhula (6-7 hours) Tents
25-06-2024 Trek to Paiju (6-7 hours) Tents
26-06-2024 Rest day in Paiju-Acclimatization day Tents
27-06-2024 Trek to Urdukas (7 hours) Tents
28-06-2024 Trek to Goro-II (5 hours) Tents
29-06-2024 Trek to Concordia (4-5 hours) Tents
30-06-2024 Trek to Shagring (6-7 hours) Tents
01-07-2024 Trek to Gasherbrum Base Camp (5-6 hours)
02-07 to 02-08-2024 Climbing Days Tents
03-08-2024 Trek to Goro II (7-8 hours) OR trek to Ali Camp (9-10 hours) Tents
04-08-2024 Trek to Khuburste (8 hours) OR trek to Kuispang over Gondogoro La (9 hours). Tents
05-08-2024  Trek to Bardumal (8 hours) OR trek to Saicho (5-6 hours) Tents
06-08-2024 Trek to Askoli (7-8 hours)  OR trek to Hushe (3 hours) Tents
07-08-2024 Reserve day Tents/Hotel
08-08-2024 Drive to Skardu Hotel
09-08-2024 Flight to Islamabad or drive to Chilas Hotel
10-08-2024 Free day or drive from Chilas to Islamabad Hotel
11-08-2024 Departure from Islamabad On board

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