55 day Gasherbrum 2 mountaineering expedition in the Karakorams, Pakistan

This 55 day Gasherbrum 2 mountaineering expedition in the Karakorams, Pakistan summits the world's 13th highest mountain.

 
Activities
Mountaineering
Duration
55 days
Price
$15,150 to 15,150
 
 
55 day Gasherbrum 2 mountaineering expedition in the Karakorams, Pakistan

Gasherbrum 2

World’s 13th highest mountain, known as the easiest 8000 metre peak in the Karkakoram and perhaps the most affordable 8000 metre peak.

Dates : 21 June to 4 August 2023 45 days in Pakistan. Trip may be extended depending on weather and route conditions. Enjoy extensive snow and ice training. Friendly leader Dan Mazur is well organized and a good teacher, has summited Gasherbrum and this is his 3rd expedition there. Dan has also summited K2, and led 12 Everest expeditions. Strong and experienced Sherpas will be climbing with you. Full Service Cost: $15,150; Basic Climb Cost: $11,150. PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FOR THE CLIMB AND THE WALK TO BASECAMP: EXPERIENCED BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND EUROPEAN LEADERS, HELPFUL EXPERT SHERPAS AND FREE HOTELS.

We also offer Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II Combination: Full Service Cost: $21,850, £16,750, €19,750; Basic Climb Cost: $17,850, £13,750, €16,150.

G1 + G2 Combination Dates : 21 June to 14 August, 2023. 55 days in Pakistan.

Price Includes

  • British, American, and European leader/coordinator Expert climbing Sherpas for the group (personal Sherpas available upon request)
  • Full service trek to base camp with all teahouses and all meals
  • All internal / domestic flights (weather dependent)
  • buses, jeeps, porters
  • 50 Kg (110 lbs.) personal baggage transport
  • Personal equipment check
  • Meeting you at the airport and airport transfer to the hotel
  • Round trip flight from Islamabad – Skardu – Islamabad (if flight not possible due to weather, than transit by road)
  • Porter and donkey transport of all equipment to and from basecamp
  • Skillful base camp cooks Three meals each day, on trek, in basecamp, and at high altitude above basecamp
  • Group emergency equipment, medical equipment and satellite phone
  • Private tents in basecamp (no sharing)
  • Comfortable base camp with dining mess tent, tables and chairs, showers, bathroom, and solar charger
  • Guided training on cliffs and glaciers around basecamp
  • All ropes, tents and high altitude climbing equipment.
  • Full high altitude service to the summit and back
  • All permit fees and liaison officers
  • Two nights stay in Islamabad hotel on arrival and two nights prior to departure in a double room.
  • Private rooms are available for a small additional fee.

Price Excludes

  1. International flights to Islamabad and back home
  2. Mountain climbing rescue and travel insurance
  3. Personal climbing/trekking equipment and clothing
  4. Pakistan visa Gratuities for staff
  5. Oxygen available upon request

What to expect

Itinerary for 55 day Gasherbrum 2 mountaineering expedition in the Karakorams, Pakistan

Day 1 - Arrive Islamabad. Meet our staff at airport. They will bring you to the hotel.
Day 2 - Guided sightseeing and shopping in Islamabad (508 metres / 1,667 ft.).
Day 3 - Fly to Skardu, transfer to Skardu hotel.
Day 4 - Skardu sightseeing. Hotel. (2,230 metres / 7,316 feet)
Day 5 - Skardu - Briefing at Department of Tourism. Final preparations. Hotel.
Day 6 - Drive by Jeep to Askole, a lovely little farming village. Camp. (3,039 metres / 9,970 feet).
Day 7 - Trek to Jhola. (3,170 metres / 10,400 feet). We enter Karakoram National Park and trek past a slope filled with garnets and cross a lovely bridge.
Day 8 - Trek to Paiyu. (3,666 metres / 12,028 feet). Trek to this famous forest in the Baltoro Valley.
Day 9 - Rest Day in Paiyu. On this day, porters will bake all of their bread for the upcoming trek.
Day 10 - Trek to Khuburtse. (3,800 metres / 12,467 feet). a fabulous campsite near a lake on the edge of the Baltoro Glacier.
Day 11 - Trek to Urdukas. (3,950 metres / 12,959 feet). Camp amongst grass and lovely boulders, with amazing views of the Great Trango Towers.
Day 12 - Goro II. (4,300 metres / 14,108 feet). Camp on the flat stones on the surface of the Baltoro Glacier with lovely views of the mightiest peaks all around, like Masherbrum, Cathedral, etcetera.
Day 13 - Concordia. (4,550 metres / 14,928 feet). Concordia must be the most famous campsite in all the Karkakoram. Incredible views of K2, Mitre Peak, Gasherbrum 4, and many more.
Day 14 – Trek To Gasherbrum Basecamp (5,150 metres / 16,896 ft.). Set up base camp.
Day 15 - Rest In base camp: Sherpa Prayer Ceremony (Puja): our Nepali Sherpas conduct a colourful ceremony, putting up prayer flags.
Day 16 - Gear Check and Ice Training near basecamp. Leader and Sherpas recheck all of your gear, and practice using it near basecamp during a review of fixed rope climbing technique and glacier travel.
Day 17 - Walk to Camp 1 at (5,950 metres / 19,521 ft.). The walk to camp 1 is on the beautiful Gasherbrum Glacier. Return to base camp.
Day 18 - Walk to Camp 1 at (5,950 metres / 19,521 ft.). Sleep in Camp 1.
Day 19 - Explore the route to Camp 2. Sleep in Camp 1.
Day 20 - Climb to Camp 2. Sleep in Camp 2. (6,900 metres / 22,630 ft.)
Day 21 - Explore the route to Camp 3. Descend to Camp 1.
Day 22 - Descend to Base Camp.
Day 23 - Rest in base camp.
Day 24 - Walk to Camp 1 at (5,950 metres / 19,521 ft.). Sleep in Camp 1.
Day 25 - Climb to Camp 2. Sleep in Camp 2. (6,900 metres / 22,630 ft.)
Day 26 - Climb to Camp 3. Sleep in Camp 3. (7,400 metres / 24,278 ft.).
Day 27 - Descend to Camp 1.
Day 28 - Descend to Base Camp.
Day 29 - Rest in base camp.
Day 30 - Rest in base camp.
Day 31 - Walk to Camp 1 at (5,950 metres / 19,521 ft.). Sleep in Camp 1.
Day 32 - Climb to Camp 2. Sleep in Camp 2. (6,900 metres / 22,630 ft.)
Day 33 - Climb to Camp 3. Sleep in Camp 3. (7,400 metres / 24,278 ft.).
Day 34 - Attempt Summit (8,035 metres / 26,362 ft.). Return to Camp 3.
Day 35 - Extra day for additional summit attempt.
Day 36 - Descend to Camp 1.
Day 37 - Descend to base camp.
Day 37 - Descend to base camp. Pack up and prepare for departure.
Day 38 - Follow the Upper Baltoro Glacier to Ali Camp (4,800 metres/15,748 ft.)
Day 39 - Cross the Gondogoro La (5,585 metres / 18,323 ft.). Descend to Huisprung (4,600 metres / 15,088 ft.). Camp near a lovely lake.
Day 40 - Trek down the Gondogoro Valley to Saitcho (3,350 metres / 10,991 ft.)
Day 41 - Last day of trekking to Hushe Village (3,050 metres / 10,0007ft.). Drive beside the Hushe River and follow the Shyock and Indus rivers to Skardu (2,230 metres / 7,316 ft.).
Day 42 - De-briefing at Tourism Department. Showers, laundry, shopping. Hotel
Day 43 - Islamabad / Chilas. Hotel
Day 44 - Final paperwork, shopping, farewell dinner in Islamabad. Hotel
Day 45 - Fly Home (Extra days may be added for additional summit attempts).
Day 38 - Rest in base camp.
Day 39 - Rest in base camp.
Day 40 - Rest in base camp.
Day 41 - Walk to Camp 1 at (5,950 metres / 19,521 ft.). Sleep in Camp 1.
Day 42 - Climb to Camp 2. Sleep in Camp 2. (6,400 metres / 20,997 ft.)
Day 43 - Climb to Camp 3. Sleep in Camp 3. (7,300 metres / 23,950 ft.).
Day 44 - Attempt Summit (8,068 metres / 26,469 ft.). Return to Camp 3.
Day 45 - Extra day for additional summit attempt.
Day 46 - Descend to Camp 1.
Day 47 - Descend to base camp. Pack up and prepare for departure.
Day 48 - Follow the Upper Baltoro Glacier to Ali Camp (4,800 metres/15,748 ft.)
Day 49 - Cross the Gondogoro La (5,585 metres / 18,323 ft.). Descend to Huisprung (4,600 metres / 15,088 ft.). Camp near a lovely lake.
Day 50 - Trek down the Gondogoro Valley to Saitcho (3,350 metres / 10,991 ft.)
Day 51 - Last day of trekking to Hushe Village (3,050 metres / 10,0007ft.). Drive beside the Hushe River and follow the Shyock and Indus rivers to Skardu (2,230 metres / 7,316 ft.).
Day 52 - De-briefing at Tourism Department. Showers, laundry, shopping. Hotel
Day 53 - Islamabad / Chilas. Hotel
Day 54 - Final paperwork, shopping, farewell dinner in Islamabad. Hotel
Day 55 - Fly Home (Extra days may be added for additional summit attempts).

 

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