Gasherbrum – II EXPD |59 Days

Trip Highlights

Gasherbrum II (8035m) is part of the Gasherbrum group which consists of six peaks, two of them (G I and G II) over 8000m high. It is the Worlds 13th Highest mountain.The first exploration of the mountain was made in 1909 by an Italian.

Trip Overview

Gasherbrum II (8035m) is part of the Gasherbrum group which consists of six peaks, two of them (G I and G II) over 8000m high.It is the worlds 13th Highest mountain. The first exploration of the mountain was made in 1909 by an Italian expedition under the leadership of the Duke of Abruzzi. One of the members of the expedition was Vittorio Sella, the quality of whose photos has not been surpassed to the present day. The first ascent of G II was made on July 7, 1956, by three members of an Austrian expedition under the leadership of Fritz Moravec, via the South West Ridge. Apart from Moravec himself, Sepp Larcher and Hans Willenpart reached the summit after a bivouac at 7700m. The second ascent was made as many as 20 years later by a French-Polish expedition. Today, G II is the destination of a large number of expeditions, as it has no great technical difficulties.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01    ARRIVAL ISLAMABAD TRANSFER TO HOTEL
Day 02    FREE DAY
Day 03    FLY TO SKARDU
Day 04    SKARDU FREE DAY AND BRIEFING
Day 05    DRIVE TO  ASKOLE
Day 06    TREK TO JHOLA
Day 07    TREK TO PAIYU
Day 08    REST DAY IN PAIYU
Day 09    TREK TO URDUKASH
Day 10  TREK TO GORO II
Day 11   GORO II – SAKRING
Day 12  SAKRING – GII BASE CAMP
Day 12 – 47  CLIMBING PERIOD
Day 48  TREK BACK TO GORO II
Day 49  TREK BACK TO KHUBURTZE
Day 50  TREK BACK TO MUNDUNG
Day 51  TREK BACK TO ICE KOLI
Day 52  DRIVE TO SKARDU
Day 53  FAREWELL AND DEBRIEFING
Day 54  FLY BACK TO ISLAMABAD
Day 55  LEISURE DAY IN ISLAMABAD
Day 56  INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT TO HOME COUNTRY

Detail Itinerary

Day 01    ARRIVAL ISLAMABAD TRANSFER TO HOTEL
Day 02    FREE DAY
Day 03    FLY TO SKARDU
Day 04    SKARDU FREE DAY AND BRIEFING
Day 05    DRIVE TO  ASKOLE
Day 06    TREK TO JHOLA
Day 07    TREK TO PAIYU
Day 08    REST DAY IN PAIYU
Day 09    TREK TO URDUKASH
Day 10  TREK TO GORO II
Day 11   GORO II – SAKRING
Day 12  SAKRING – GII BASE CAMP
Day 12 – 47  CLIMBING PERIOD
Day 48  TREK BACK TO GORO II
Day 49  TREK BACK TO KHUBURTZE
Day 50  TREK BACK TO MUNDUNG
Day 51  TREK BACK TO ICE KOLI
Day 52  DRIVE TO SKARDU
Day 53  FAREWELL AND DEBRIEFING
Day 54  FLY BACK TO ISLAMABAD
Day 55  LEISURE DAY IN ISLAMABAD
Day 56  INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT TO HOME COUNTRY

Equipment List

Footwear:

  • Climbing boots
  • Cold weather boots for base camp
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Booties
  • Light socks
  • Heavy socks

Clothing:

  • Lightweight long underwear top
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms
  • Briefs/Underwear
  • Short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece
  • Synthetic insulated pants
  • Down suit
  • Down insulated jacket with hood
  • Down pants
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants
  • Wind shirts/light shell jacket
  • One piece climbing shell (optional)

Head & Hand Gear

  • Lightweight syntheticliner glove
  • Headlamp with spare bulb and extra alkaline batteries
  • Windstopper fleece gloves
  • Insulated climbing gloves
  • Mittens with liners
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Mountain helmet

Accessories

  • UV Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Spare batteries

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device
  • Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Day pack
  • Two Sleeping bags:-40C/-30F
  • Compression stuff sacks
  • THermal sleeping pad
  • Foam pad
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Pee bottle
  • Pee Funnel for Women.
  • Pack towel
  • Extendable 2 trekking poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon

Medical & Personal

  • Sunscreen
  • Lipscreen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs

Travel Items

  • 2 large expedition duffel bag
  • Small travel bag
  • Nylon stuff sacks
  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong
  • Lightweight pants

Cost Included

 

  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
  • B&B accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3 star hotel on a twin-share basis
  • Complete camping equipment for trekking
  • Accommodation & meals while trekking
  • Food & camping at Base Camp for members & staff
  • Expedition permit (shared basis) & national park fee (wherever applicable)
  • 1 tent per climber at Base Camp
  • 2 Base Camp staff (1 cook & 1 kitchen boy)
  • 1 liaison officer plus daily wages, equipment & insurance
  • Staff wages, equipment allowance & insurance
  • Required number of porters (porters to carry up to 30kgs each) including food & equipment
  • Domestic airfare (strictly as per itinerary) for members & staff
  • Cargo fees (strictly as per itinerary)
  • Cargo clearance & duty fees
  • All surface transfers as per the itinerary

 

Cost not Include

 

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • High-altitude Climbing Sherpa
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during trekking.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones and Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Filming permit (if special camera)
  • Cargo Customs clearance duty fees
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs

 

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  • Trip Duration: 59 Days
  • Trip Grading: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 8,035 M
  • Best Time: Summer
  • Trip Mode: camping,lodging
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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