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.
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
Departure From: Islamabad
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
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
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