Mt. Gasherbrum II is also known as K4 which is the 13th highest among 8,000 m mountains. The Mt. Gasherbrum II is situated at the height of 8,032 m above sea level. This mountain lies in Gasherbrum massif which is the part of the large Karakoram mountain range on the border between Gilgit – Baltistan province. The mountain lacks steeper slopes than other 8,000 m peaks and is considered to be the safest and most straightforward 8,000 m peaks to ascend. Southwest ridge is an easy way to climb towards the summit. Mt. Gasherbrum II expedition provides you the spectacular views of the Baltoro glacier which is truly adventure by itself. You’ll feel an alpine adventure while climbing towards this summit.
Mt. Gasherbrum II expedition offers you the professional Sherpa climbing guide with the high-quality crew, base camp services, and well-managed shelter to make your expedition memorable. We take the responsibility of your safety with our expert managed and well-resourced experienced team. The team members are required to have a basic alpine technique that will help throughout the climb.
The Mt. Gasherbrum II expedition begins after your arrival in Islamabad. We drive towards Skardu and then towards Askole where we begin our trek. We train ourselves for the climb before climbing the summit. We’ll take the required equipment with us while on the climb.
Mt. Gasherbrum II, Nanga Parbat, and Broad Peak
Karakoram Mountain range
Day 1: Arrival in Islamabad
After you arrive in Islamabad, our representative will welcome you and help you to transfer you to a hotel. In the evening we will discuss the quest.
Day 2: Rest day in Islamabad (585m)
We will rest and get ready for the journey today. We buy the necessary materials and gear for exploration. We also visit various places in Islamabad.
Day 3: Fly to Skardu (2,228m)
Early in the morning, we head to the town of Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The town is the main gateway to Eight-thousanders in the nearby Karakoram Mountains.
Day 4: Rest day in Skardu
Today we explore the entire Skardu. Skardu is known for its beautiful mountains, including the Karakoram Range and the Indus River.
Day 5: Drive to Askole (2,600m)
The next day, we go to Askole. It is a small town located in the valley of Shiger. It is the gateway to the world's 14 highest peaks, known as the Eight-thousanders, located in a remote area of the Karakoram Mountains at 3,040 m above sea level.
Day 6: Trek to Jhola (3,185m)
Jhola is a beautiful valley that exposes the Biafo Glacier, which flows more than 50 kilometers from Hisar La Pass to Braldu. The trail crosses the glacier of various glaciers, giving the experience of the harsh and intense weather that forms the base of these great mountains.
Day 7: Trek to Paiju (3,383m)
The next morning we made the trek to Paiju. The walk runs along the riverbank, moving up and down depending on the erosion and water level of Braldu.
Day 8: Rest day in Paiju
We will spend the rest of our day in Paiju.
Day 9: Trek to Urdukar (4,130m)
Two different feeding glaciers are easy to walk along the Baltoro.
Day 10: Trek to Goro II (4,250m)
Walking to Goro II takes you through the easy trekking route to the center. We go north to the moraine hollow. We will have fun in Goro II.
Day 11: Trek to Shagharing
The next morning we head to Shagharing. The walk takes you through many hikes along with the beautiful habitat of the locals.
Day 12: Trek to G II Basecamp (5,000m)
Early in the morning, we go to the Gazerbrum II basecamp. You get a great view of the mountain; Mt. Gasherbrum peaks, Baltoro Kangri and Mitra Peak.
Day 13 – Day 41: Climbing Period [Summit (8,035m)]
Our main ascent quest begins on the 13th. How many days to reach the summit depends on the weather, physical fitness and the experience of mountaineers.
Day 42: Cleaning up Basecamp
After reaching a peak of 8,035 meters, we are preparing to return home. We cleaned up base camp and waited another day.
Day 43: Trek to Goro II
On the 43rd day of the expedition, we head back to Goro II.
Day 44: Trek to Khuburtze
The hiking trail leads to the Baltoro Glacier at the south end.
Day 45: Trek to Mundung
We continue our journey to Mundung, surrounded by local habitats and beautiful landscapes.
Day 46: Trek to Askole
The next day, we hike to the Askole through the desert landscape and cross many suspension bridges.
Day 47: Drive to Skardu
We return to Skardu with stunning views of Nanga Parbat (8125 m).
Day 48: Fly to Islamabad
We will return to Islamabad the next morning. At the birth of the pine, we pass through the dense forest.
Day 49: Leisure day in Islamabad
We spend our vacations exploring the beautiful sights of the city in Islamabad.
Day 50: Final Departure
Our Mt. Gasherbrum II comes to an end this day. Our staff will assist you with your last departure.
Inclusion / Exclusion
Airport Pickup and drop
5 nights accommodation in Islamabad including breakfast
All transportation costs in Pakistan during the Mt Gasherbrum expedition
Climbing permit, all necessary documents, National Park fee, Garbage disposal fee
Food for trekking and whole expedition
Government liaison officer and allowances
Base Camp cook & helpers
Porter from/ to Basecamp
Insurance for staff (Medical & emergency rescue)
50 kg luggage per member
Tents (Dining, kitchen, store, toilet, hot shower), form mattresses, table, chairs, and necessary kitchen gear
Generator or solar panel and heater are available at Base Camp
Daily Weather forecast available during the expedition
3 bottles oxygen for each member and 2 bottles oxygen for each climbing Sherpa
Extra oxygen for emergencies is available at Base Camp (costs as per use)
branded tents will be provided for the expedition and each expedition member have an individual tent at Base Camp
A set of Top Out or Summit mask & regulator will be provided for each member and climbing Sherpa
Satellite phone and walkie talkie will be provided to each member and staff
A professional climbing Sherpa will be provided to each member
Types of equipment’s are provided (Gas, burner, high food, dynamic rope, and other necessary items)
Sherpa’s climbing equipment allowance, carrying bonus, and daily wages
Gasherbrum climbing certificate issued by ACOP (after successfully ascent to mt Gasherbrum)
Meal (Lunch & dinner) in Pakistan hotel stay
Insurance (Travel, high altitude, medical & emergency rescue)
Personal expenses (Telephone, internet, laundry, any alcohol, personal equipment, and shopping
Pakistan visa fees
Emergency rescue evacuation cost
Bonus for Sherpa after Summit wisely, make a helicopter rescue and search policy in your Insurance