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 Gasherbrum II is part of the greater Gasherbrum group of 5 peaks, 2 of which soar over 8000m, and is the world’s 13th highest mountain. She is roundly held as one of the most straight-forward and accessible of the fourteen, and climbers on her normal route, if sufficiently resourced and prepared, enjoy reasonable summit rates in clement weather.

 
She is of course an 8000er, and as such repels many dozens of climbers every year. In 2004 some 38 climbers from multiple nationalities reached her summit after a small weather window opened near the end of the season.
 
The route of choice is the SW ridge. A mostly clearly defined spur that is relatively free of objective dangers. Nonetheless history shows more than a few climbers have perished on this route due to these causes.
If you want to climb G2, you will need outstanding stamina, a fierce determination, and an ability to deal with 'expedition downtime' - boredom, apathy, lethargy, and cold lonely nights on the glacier.
 
8K peaks are to climbers what the Grand Slam series is to tennis players (with the exception that there are no spectators at 26,000ft). So if your not ready yet for your "Wimbledon" your not ready for G2.
In real terms, you should have several serious seasons of climbing at or above 6500m before you can contemplate an ascent of Gasherbrum II or any other 8000m peak.
 
Generally most expeditions that come here allot up to 55 days to climb this mountain from arrival in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan

Day 01: Arrival in Islamabad & Transfer to the Hotel

Day 02: Rest day in Islamabad (585m)

Day 03: Fly from Islamabad to Skardu (2,228m)

Day 04: Rest Day in Skardu : Expedition briefing and preparation

Day 05: Drive from Skardu to Askole (2,600m) : Camping

Day 06: Trek from Askole to Jhola (3,185m) : Camping

Day 07: Trek from Jhola to Paiyu (3,383m) : Camping

Day 08: Rest day in Paiyu : Camping

Day 09: Trek from Paiyu to Urdukas (4,130m) : Camping

Day 10 : Trek from Urdukas to Goro II (4,250m) : Camping

Day 11: Trek from Goro II to Sharing   Camp 

Day 12:  from  Sharing to G1 Base camp 

 Day 13 - 43 : Climbing Period [Basecamp - Summit (8035m) - Basecamp]

Day 44: Cleaning Up Basecamp : Preparation for descending back

Day 45: Trek from Basecamp to Goro II  : Camping

Day 46: Trek from Goro II to Khuburtze : Camping

Day 47: Trek from Khuburtze to Mundung : Camping

Day 48: Trek from Mundung to Askole : Camping

Day 49: Drive from Askole to Skardu

Day 50: Fly from Skardu to Islamabad & transfer to the Hotel

Day 51: Leisure day in Islamabad

Day 52: Transfer to the International Airport for final departure

 Price Includes:   

                         
(01) Arrival & Departure : Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport    
           
(02) Hotel In Islamabad  : 4 nights in Islamabad  4 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 transpotation   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 : G-2  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 & Staffs    
 
(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 Base 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 Tent 
 
(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
 
    
(20) Oxygen: (O2)-Poisk cylinder: 02 oxygen bottle  for each member and 01 oxygen bottle for each high altitude Sherpa
 
                
(21) Mask & Regulator : 1 Set of top Out mask for each member and high altitude Sherpa 
  
(22) Permit : Satellite Phone /walkie talkie    Phone if necessary in basis of Member 
                  
(23) High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member     
                     
(24) High camp service  : Necessary cooking gas,  cooking pot  for member, high altitude Sherpa, high altitude  tent, high food  and fixing gear  (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4) 
 
(01-24) full board service
 
                   
Price Excludes:
                            
(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 pay visa fees as per the rules and regulation of Pakistan Government.
 
                     
(05) Sherpa summit Bonus & Tips : Sherpa Summit bonus US$1500 , please  calculate some tips     
                                          
(06) Rescue Evacuation : Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature expenses

Member Personal Equipment

S/No:  Particular.  Qty

(1). : Down suits (dangri) 1

(2)  : Summit shoe La Sportiva Olympus monts Evo 1

(3)  : Walking/ Hikking  shoe 1 & Trekking boot 1

(4)  : Crampon 1

(5)  : Summit Glove (Mitten) 1

(6)  : Normal gloves 2

(7)  : Summit Snow goggles 1

(8)  : Glacier glasses 1

(9)  : Ice axe 1

(10) : Harness & tapsling  1

(11) : Jumer 1

(12) :  Carabiners (normal) 3

(13) : Sleeping bag (-40C) 1

(14) : Down filled Mattress 1

(15) : Summit socks 2

(16) : Normal socks 6 

(17) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1

(18) : Helmet 1

(19) : Down jacket 1

(20) : Down trouser 1

(21) : 8 finger / descender 1

(22) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1

(23) : Gore-tex jacket 1

(24) : Gore-tex trouser 1

(25) : Fleece jacket 3

(26) : Fleece trouser 2

(27) : Fleece liner gloves 3

(28) : Screw Gate Carabiner 2

(29) : Balaclava (windstopper) 1

(30) : Thermos bottle 1

(31) : Base layer (woolen) 2 (set)

(32) : Water bottle normal 1

(33) : Sun cream 50spf 

(34) : Leap Gurd 30spf 

(35) : Swise Knife  1

 

Climbing Gears wich is Company will manage for the team  

S/No Particular

(1)  : Ice crews 1

(2)  : Fix rope  

(3)  : snow bars

(4)  : EPI gas

(5)  : Rock piton

(6)  : Carabiners (normal)

(7)  : High tent

(8)  : Summit rope

(9)  : Cooking pot

(10) : Snow shovel

(12) : ce hammer / adge (set)

(13) : Member high food

(14) : Oxygen bottle  (O2) 

(15) : Oxygen Mask & regulator 

 

(16) : Quick Draws