Gasherbrum II Expedition


Gasherbrum II Expedition: Conquer the Ultimate Challenge

Embark on a thrilling 53-day expedition to conquer the majestic Gasherbrum II, the last of the 8,000-meter peaks in the Karakoram range. Nestled in the northwest of the Baltoro Glacier, alongside its towering companions like K-2 and Gasherbrum I, this peak beckons to adventurers seeking the ultimate challenge. Gasherbrum II serves as the ideal starting point for high-altitude climbing, providing a slightly less difficult ascent than its neighboring peaks.


Day 1: Arrival in Islamabad

  • Arrive in Islamabad and settle into your hotel, preparing for the epic journey ahead.

Day 2: Islamabad – Chilas

  • Begin your journey with a scenic drive to Chilas, your gateway to the Karakoram.

Day 3: Drive to Skardu

  • Travel to Skardu, a charming town and the starting point of your adventure.

Day 4: Free Day for Final Preparation and Briefing

  • Utilize this day to make final preparations and attend a comprehensive briefing session.

Day 5: Drive to Askoli by Jeeps

  • Embark on an exciting jeep ride to Askoli, the starting point of your trek.

Day 6: Trek to Jhula

  • Commence your trekking adventure with a journey to Jhula, surrounded by stunning landscapes.

Day 7: Trek to Paiju

  • Continue your trek to Paiju, a resting spot and an opportunity for acclimatization.

Day 8: Rest Day in Paiju – Acclimatization

  • Take a well-deserved rest day in Paiju to acclimatize to the altitude.

Days 9-14: Trekking to Gasherbrum Base Camp

  • Over the course of six days, trek to Gasherbrum Base Camp, where your ascent will commence.

Days 15-42: Climbing Days for Gasherbrum II

  • Embark on a 28-day ascent of Gasherbrum II, facing challenges and pushing your limits.
  • Navigate crevasses and challenging terrains as you work your way towards the summit.

Day 43: Trek to Concordia

  • Begin your descent and trek back to Concordia.

Day 44: Trek to Goro I

  • Continue your trekking journey, making your way to Goro I.

Day 45: Trek to Khuburste

  • Trek to Khuburste, taking in the breathtaking beauty of the Karakoram landscapes.

Days 46-50: Trekking Back to Askoli and Departure

  • Trek back to Askoli, concluding your extraordinary journey.
  • Depart for Skardu, and either take a flight to Islamabad or drive to Chilas.


The Gasherbrum II Expedition is a test of your mountaineering skills and determination. As you ascend this stunning peak, you’ll be surrounded by the grandeur of the Karakoram range. Gasherbrum II is a challenging yet manageable climb offers you a taste of high-altitude adventure. With crevasses and rocky terrain, this ascent demands both physical and mental strength. The sense of camaraderie among your team will provide encouragement as you make your way toward the summit. Reaching the peak of Gasherbrum II will be a remarkable achievement, showcasing your resilience and passion for exploration. This expedition isn’t just about conquering a peak; it’s about conquering your own limitations and discovering your true potential. Standing atop Gasherbrum II, you’ll understand that the journey was a transformational experience that reshaped your perception of what’s possible.



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