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Gasherbrum II Expedition(8,035/26362ft.)

Gasherbrum II (8035m/26,362ft) is the 13th highest 8000m peak in the world.The peak is also known in Pakistanas G2. G2 is located in the Karakoram, on the border between Xinjiang, China and Gilgit–Baltistan province in Pakistan. It is part of the Karakoram mountain range in the Himalayas, and located at the top of the Baltoro Glacier. Gasherbrum II is the third highest mountain of the remote Gasherbrum peaks. Satori Adventure offers full board and base camp support for a Gasherbrum (G2) Expedition. After many years of hard research and climbing, Australian expedition team leader Mr. Fritz climbed the Southwest ridge in the summer of 1956. Mr. Fritz Moravec with his two climbing partners Josef Larch, and Hans Willenpart was able to successfully summit on July 7, 1956.

G2 (8035m/26,362ft) peak is located at 35°45′30″N Latitude and 76°39′12″E longitude. G2 is a true Himalayan adventure, it has both a remote environment and extreme weather conditions. Gasherbrum II is suitable for those climbers whose focus is to climb larger 8000m peaks like Everest.G2 is a great objective for first-time 8000 meter peak climbers.

Satori Adventures fixes 3 camps on the mountain above the Advanced base camp. Our climbing guides believe that by fixing 3 camps above the summit, it greatly increases the odds that climbers will make the summit. Our philosophy is to approach all mountains including G2 with great care, recognizing the hazards involved in climbing high-altitude glaciated peaks. Gasherbrum 2 is one of the highest mountains in the world, posing all the risks that comes with such an impressive peak. With that being said, the normal route on the mountain is accessible due to less objective hazard. There is a substantial ice fall to negotiate on the way to camp one. Moreover, the weather can be very challenging. However, we plan to utilize a highly experienced staff, top-notch safety and mountain equipment, fixed rope in exposed or otherwise dangerous sections of the route, and slow conservative acclimatization to minimize our risk.

Satori guides have in-depth experience leading expeditions to 8000-meter mountains in Nepal, Pakistan and Tibet. Our Pakistani logistics partners have worked in the expedition business for over a decade and are some of the best logistic organizers and expedition management teams in the business. Our climbing and base camp support teams have significant experience in organizing multiple expeditions to 6000m, 7000m and 8000m peaks in Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet and China. The climbing is not especially steep but the remoteness of the setting makes this an especially rewarding experience. Whether this is your first 8000m peak or your third, the nature of climbing in this region will have its own unique flavor. We supply a chef, climbing Sherpa guide from Nepal and the use of Pakistani high altitude porters who have years of experience on the high 8000 meter mountains. Our staff works very hard to fix ropes, stock camps and assist our team in reaching the summit safely. We will employ a full cooking staff that specializes in healthy, abundant and tasty meals at base camp and advanced base camp.

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 8,035/26362ft.

First Ascent: Mr. Fritz Moravec, Josef Larch and Hans Willenpart, July 7, 1956 by Australian group

Duration: 53 Days

Group Size: 02-10 people

Co-ordinates: 35°45′30″N 76°39′12″E

Location: Gasherbrum massif in Baltistan on the border of Pakistan and China

Country: Pakistan

Airport: Islamabad

Departure From: Islamabad

Grade: Hard

Accommodation: Three star hotel accommodaiton Islamabad and Skardu

Meals: Full board accommodaiton

Transportation: Flight, Jeep

Best season: Summer

Major Activity: Trekking/Climbing

Include Activity: sight trip to K2 BC

Culture: Punjabis, Kashmiris, Sindhis, Muhajirs, Makrani

Mode of Travel: Tea house/Camping

Climbing route: West Ridge

Himalayan sights: K2 and G2

  • Climbing Itinerary
  • Price
  • Full board & BC Service
  • Climbing Info

15-16 June/Day 01: Arrive at Islamabad Airport (540M / 1,770 ft.) Transfer to hotel for overnight.

17 June/Day 02: Free day at Islamabad for last moment preparation (540M / 1,770 ft.).

18 June/Day 03: Fly from Islamabad to Skardu (2230M/7316ft.) By Pakistan airlines. Upon arrival transfer to Hotel. In case of cancellation of flight then drive by coach to Chilas on Karakoram Highway O/N Lodges

19 June/Day 04: Chilas / Skardufree day at Skardu(2230M/7316ft.).

20 June/Day 05: Skardu - Briefing at Tourism Department of Gilgit Baltistan. Final preparation at Skardu O/N Hotel (2230M/7316ft.)

21 June/Day 06: Drive by Jeep from Skardu to Askole. (3000m/9843ft,) Camping accommodation.

22 June/Day 07:Trek from Askole to Jhola. (3200m/10498ft.) Camping accommodation

23 June/Day 08:Trek from Jhola to Paiyu. (3600m/11811ft.) Camping accommodation

24 June/Day 09: Rest Day and acclimatization Paiyu. (3600m/10498ft.) Camping accommodation

25 June/Day 10: Trek from Paiyu to Urdukas. (4200m/13780ft.) Camping accommodation

26 June/Day 11: Trek from Urdukas to Goro II. (4500m/14764ft.) Camping accommodation

27 June/Day 12: Trek from Goro II to Shaqrine (4800m/15748ft.) Camping accommodation

28 June/Day13: Trek from Shaqrine to Gasherbrum II Base Camp (5300/17388ft.).

29-28Jul/Day14-43: Days for acclimatization and climbing (8035m/26362ft.) period.

29 July/Day 43: Trek back to Gore II (4500m/14764ft) 9-10hrs Camping accommodation

30 July/Day 44: Trek from Gore II to Khuburtze (3600m/11,811ft) 8-9hrs Camping accommodation.

31 July/Day 45: Trek from Khuburtse to Paiyu (3200m/10,498ft) 5-6hrs. Camping accommodation

01 August/Day 46: Trek from Paiyu to Johla (3200m/10498ft.) 7-8 hrs. Camping accommodation

02 August/Day 47: Trek from Johla to Askole (3000m/9,843ft) 7-8hrs. Camping accommodation

03 August/Day 48: Drive from Askole by jeep to Skardu (2230m/7,316ft) Camping accommodation

04 August/Day 49: Farewell meeting (de-briefing) at Tourism Department of Gilgit Baltistan. O/N Hotel (2230m/7,316ft.)

05 August/Day 50: Fly from Skardu to Islamabad. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas. Overnight at hotel. (540m/1,770ft)

06 August/Day 51: Leisure day at Islamabad (540m/1,770ft) and use the day in case of alternative

07 August/Day 52: Drop to airport for final departure

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package. To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the facilities that you aspire in the mountain.
  • We operate the peak climbing in full arrangement package and basic arrangement service (full board or base camp service) which directly affects the expedition cost.
  • The itinerary may be changed after reaching an understanding between the agency and the client. Other activities could be added or reduced as per the client's request before processing the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added in mutual understanding.
  • The number of climbing Sherpa guides, high altitude porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors can affect the cost of the trip.
  • Number of persons in group including; number of climbers, non-climber, base camp supporters, medical doctors, Alpine climbing guide also affect the cost.
  • Either you want to operate this expedition as international group joining basics of Satori Adventures or individual (private arrangement) expedition.
  • Request numbers of oxygen, mask regulators and the brands the clients require
  • Climbing season: normally most of the climbers climb Himalayas in the spring and the autumn season. The climbing permit royalty cost for mountain will be 50% less in the autumn than spring season.
  • Type of high camp food that clients require. Any specialized food that has to be ordered from foreign country will be costlier compared to the one available here.
  • Either any of the climbers intend to attempt any world records? If so, do they require special services or equipment?

Due to the above position the price range for the same trip can vary widely. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.


Service Cost Includes:

  • (01) Arrival &Departure:Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport
  • (02) Hotel in Islamabad:3 nights in Islamabad4 star Hotel on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room
  • (03) Member transportation : Islamabad –Skardu by air Skardu to Askoly by jeep Askoly to Skardu by jeep Skardu to-Islamabad (by air)&and Staff transportation Islamabad to Askoly to Skardu by Jeep Skardu to Islamabad By bus
  • (04) Transportation:Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Member and Staffs From Islamabad –to Skardu by bus Skardu to Askoly (by jeep) –Base camp(by Porters)- base camp to Askoly (by porters) Askoly to Skardu (by jeep) Skardu to Islamabad by bus.
  • (05) Permit:Broad Peak expedition permit National park fees.
  • (06) Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer Garbage Deposit fees
  • (07) Lodging & Fooding :Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member Staff
  • (08) Cargo Clearance:International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes
  • (09) Liaison Officer:1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, accommodation.
  • (10) Base Camp Staff:Base camp Cook kitchen Helper
  • (11) Porter:Porters per member up to Base camp Porters return from Base camp
  • 12) Staff Salary and allowance:All staffs porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing
  • (13) Insurance:All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance
  • (14) Member Luggage:60 Kg per member for personal baggage
  • (15) Base Tent:VE25 North face or Kailas tents for base camp for per member
  • (16) Base Camp equipment:Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears
  • (17) Heater: Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp
  • (18) Light: 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use
  • (19) Dinner: one Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Islamabad with Staff 
  • (01-19) Base camp service
  • (21) Oxygen: (O2)-Poisk cylinder: 02 oxygen bottle for each member.              
  • (22) Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of top Out/Summit as require mask for each member and high altitude Sherpa guide
  • (23) Permit: Satellite Phone /walkie talkie will provide in sharing basis         
  • (24) High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 01 Climbing Sherpa guide per member and Climbing carry Bonus
  • (25) High camp service: Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for member, high altitude Sherpa guide , high altitude tent, high food and fixing gear(C1) (C2) (C3)  (C4)and summit  and all Member's personal Sherpa should be involve for Rope Fixing
  • (1-24) Full Board Service  and 1-19 is for base camp service user

Service Cost Exclude:

  • (01) Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in Islamabad Hotel stay and more the 4 nights in Islamabad Hotel
  • (02) Insurance : Travel and high altitude insurance ,accident, medical & emergency evacuation
  • (03) Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet,  Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, personal equipment and shopping
  • (04) Pakistan's Visa: Pakistan Visa should take into your home country or should take and pay visa fees as per the rules and regulation of Pakistan Government.
  • (05) Rescue Evacuation:Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature expenses   
  • (06)Summit bonus: Summit bonus for personal climbing Sherpa guide US$ 1000.00
  • (07)About base camp:All Other service except permit, transportation, hotel accommodation and meal at the Advance base camp, client have to arrange all service above base camp their own. Satori service will be “O” above Advance base camp for Base camp service user.

1.Company Responsibility

  • The company is fully responsible to follow up the mentioned service including list as well as service, and excluding list I.E. provided to our clients.
  • The company is responsible to make an introduction between member and Sherpa, guide and others Nepali staff.
  • Company is fully responsible to make a proper management of whole expedition and also to provide a qualitative service to member and staff according to Service list. 
  • If there occurs any emergency problem to our clients and staff – we will be fully stand by to bring up the good solution to its problem - after the requirement.

2.     Clients Responsibility 

  • We suggest our clients to focus on safety, security and training – company will not be responsible if there occurs any accident due to self-carelessness.
  • Each and every client must have their own emergency helicopter rescue insurance, with a minimum coverage of 25,000USD. In addition they must have medical and travel insurance. We also recommend our clients to get trip cancellation insurance on their plane tickets. Natural disasters do not cater to our schedules and even we can’t guarantee our own health so its best to err on the side of caution
  • The service included list will strictly be followed. But in the case that a client need extra services Satori can provide at an additional cost.

3. Mode of Payment

  • Full Payment should be made 45 days before the expedition begins.
  • We accept bank transfer, cash, card slot and as well as demand draft.
  • If the clients make the payment through bank transfer, then bank transfer charge has to be done by the clients. Satori does not cover the bank transfer charge

4.  Cancellation Policy

  • If the Expedition is cancelled 60 days prior to the start of the expedition then 25% of the full payment will be deducted and 75% of the payment will be refunded.
  • If the expedition is cancelled 30 days before the start date of the expedition then 50% of the full payment will be refunded and 50% will be deducted.
  • If the Expedition is cancelled 10 days prior to the start of the expedition then 20% of the full payment will be refunded and 80% will be deducted and kept by Satori Adventures.
  • No Refund is made after the departure of the Expedition. This includes natural calamities or disasters and individual health problems.

Highlights of our Trip:

  • We  provide high quality logistics, staff, equipment in a small team of climbers
  • Incredible opportunity to reach an 8,000 meter summit
  • Perfect training peak to prepare for a future attempt of Everest or K2
  • You get to work with expert Nepali staff and Pakistan staff
  • High quality meals prepared at base camp and advanced base camp.
  • We ensure seamless delivery and safety procedures
  • A communication tent with access to a satellite phone
  • The base camp is surrounded by wild and impressive glaciers
  • Climbing route camp: Base camp: 5300m |Camp I: 5900m | Camp II: 6550m | Camp III: 7300m

Route Map:

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