Gasherbrum II

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Trip Information

  • Region: Karakorum Range
  • Type: Mountain Climbing
  • Duration: 50 Days
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Season: Summer

Gasherbrum II: The shining wall

The world’s 13th highest mountain

Gasherbrum II is the world’s 13th highest mountain, rising as high as 8035 meters above sea level. Also known as K4, Gasherbrum II is the third highest mountain in the Gasherbrum massif.

This peak is located in the Karakorum mountain range in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. The good news is that Gasherbrum II is relatively one of the up-front and reachable peaks. If you take the route usually taken by other climbers, and if you are well prepared and fully equipped, you can reasonably summit the peak under moderate climate.

However, this doesn’t mean that you don’t need an unsettled fortitude, a stern willpower, and the readiness to handle expedition interruptions, including tediousness, laziness, fatigue, and solitary nights on a glacier.

Climb Gasherbrum II with Karakorum Expeditions

We have 50 days itinerary for climbing Gasherbrum II. If you are interested in exploring a completely different world in the Karakorum Mountains, reach out to us and let us create delightful and unforgettable experiences for you.

We will take care of every facet of the expedition and make sure that your travel is seamless and your expedition is adventurous. Our professional staff will pick you up from the airport in Islamabad and take care of everything involved in your tour, including logistics, accommodations, food, security, climbing and finally you safe return to home.

If you want to know more details, contact us now. Our professional and dedicated staff will leave no stone unturned in surpassing your expectations.

Day 01

Arrive Islamabad.

Day 02

Briefing at Ministry of Tourism. Meeting with LO (Liaison Officer).

Day 03

Fly to Skardu (1 hr) or drive to Chilas.

Day 04

Day free at Skardu or drive Chilas – Skardu (8-10 hrs).

Day 05

Free Day at Skardu for final preparation

Day 06

Skardu – Askole (6-7 hrs)

Day 07

Trek to Jhula near Domardo River. (8-9 hours)

Day 08

Trek to Paiyu provides good views of Baltoro South, Cathedral Towers and triangle of K2 at far view (5-7 hrs)

Day 09

Day free at Paiyu for acclimatization (3600 m)

Day 10

Trek to Urdukus: To Khuburtze (8-9 hrs): A gradual climb up Baltoro Glacier on
The southern edge. The walk mostly along the crest of lateral moraine, with stunning views of Paiyu Peak, Chorichi, Uli Biaho, Trango Towers and so on. A good camp site at 4200 m

Day 11

Goro II: The first hour walk is across difficult side crevasses; however the way is
Smoother and easy in the center. Continue opposite of Yermanendo Glacier for 3-4 hrs to the camp site at 4500 meters pitched in the center of the glacier.

Day 12

Concordia: 5-6 hours slightly easy walk, with spectacular views and gigantic mountain panorama, including Mustagh Tower, GB IV, Mitre Peak and the mighty K2. Camp at Concordia at 4700 m

Day 13

4-5 hours trek to Shaghrin.

Day 14

4-5 hours trek to Gasherbrum II basecamp.

Day 15-39

Climb Gasherbrum II. No. of days depends on weather, fitness, and experience of the climbers

Day 40-46

Return to Askole or Hushe and drive to Skardu. In case of trek via Gondogoro number of trekking days can be lesser

Day 47

Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas

Day 48

Day free at Islamabad or drive to Islamabad

Day 49

De-briefing at the ministry of tourism

Day 50

Fly to destination.