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G II Expedition

G II Expedition

$12090 $9950 / per person
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The Valley of Mountain Gods

 

JOIN OUR GASHERBRUM II EXPEDITION  2020 – 2021
SUMMER EXPEDITION 2020 15 JUN – 04 AUG 2020
AUTUMN EXPEDITION 2020 05 OCT – 15 NOV 2020
WINTER EXPEDITION  2021 10 JAN  –  25 FEB 2021

 

 

  • Range:                       Karakoram Ranges
  • Altitude:                    Min: 600m – Max: 8,035 m
  • Zone:                         Permitted
  • Duration:                  50 Days
  • Best Time:                Mid May – End September
  • Activities:                 Horse riding, Trekking, Sightseeing, Cultural Exploration, Singing

 


The Karakoram in Turkish means “Black Rubble”. In 1856 Capt. Montgomerie surveyed a number of peaks in the Baltoro region of the Karakoram from a distance of about 200km. He noted a cluster of high peaks and named them with the prefix “K” for Karakoram K1, K2, and K3.

 

Gasherbrum II is the least difficult of the Karakoram’s 8000m Peaks and provides a good introduction to the world of extreme high altitude mountaineering combined with one of the best treks in the world. The route is objectively safe with technical difficulties of, at most, Alpine AD on some sections. For this trip, you should have previous experience of climbing to around 6800m and be technically competent to Scottish grade II/Alpine AD-.

 

We have gained a reputation for success on 8000m peaks; much is to do with the strength of support we put in place. On Gasherbrum, we add considerable strength to our team by our team of Pakistani high altitude porters who have already climbed the magnificent peak much time.

 

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Islamabad - Islamabad

Tour Plan

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Day 1: ARRIVAL AT ISLAMABAD

Arrival Islamabad today one of our staff will meet you at the airport and shift you to the hotel. Today either you can relax or you can enjoy an exploratory walk in the old part of Rawalpindi; wander past the vegetable and spice markets, beautifully carved old houses and trucks, cows pestering the vegetable vendors, catch traditional craftsmen at work in silver and gold bazaars. You can explore Shakar Parian and Shah Faisal Mosque. This evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner with other trekkers.
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Day 2: ISLAMABAD TO CHILAS / SKARDU

  • Total Duration: 12 Hours
  • OR Islamabad-Skardu via Air: (45mints)
We rise early to be at the airport in time for our flight to Skardu. If the weather is good, we'll be treated to one of the finest views available in the world of aviation, as we thread our way up the largest congregation of mountains of Karakoram, Hindu Kush, Himalaya and Indus River gorges, third longest in Asia and one of the deepest in the world. If the flight is unable to operate because of bad weather, we will resort to travel by road to Chilas. The drive is compensated by the beautiful scenery along highway and Indus gorges.
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Day 03: CHILAS – SKARDU OR FREE DAY AT SKARDU

This day may be needed to complete the KKH road journey from Chilas to Skardu. Alternatively, leaving Skardu today will enable us to enjoy an extra day of trekking in Skardu.
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DAY 04: SKARDU – ASKOLI

Today we rise early and view the beautiful sunrise against the backdrop of the Karakoram. After breakfast drive to Shigar, a history-soaked medieval town. An exciting jeep journey takes us through the fields of the Shigar valley before the road narrows to a mountain track leading to the trailhead at Askole, the last inhabitancy on our way to the great glaciers.
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DAY 05: ASKOLI – JULA

  • Total Duration: 06 – 07 Hours
Today we leave the last inhabited village Askole. Porters are assembled to carry our luggage for the next section of the journey. For the remaining portion of our journey, we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipment and sustain our expedition. After two and a half hour trek a long and uphill walk over a steep ridge along the Dumurdo River. Descend at Jula, (Wire Rope Bridge supported by a wooden basket) cross it and camp beside a torrent facing the Bakhordas peak
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Day 6: JULA – PAJU

  • Total Duration: 06 – 07
Hours Resume trek along the Braldu River to a green oasis under the shadows of Paju Peak, the last grove of trees before the trail moves onto the glacier, 6611 M. Paju - is a Balti dialect word that means "SALT". Since there are some rock salt deposits at the base of this peak, the locals believe that the snow on the summit of Paju Peak is not snow but a huge deposit of salt which drips down to the base. From this camp, we have the first views of the impressive Baltoro Glacier.
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Day 07: PAJU – KHOBURSAYDay – URDUKAS

  • Total Duration: 06 – 07 Hours
Today we resume trek with a gradual climb up Baltoro Glacier on the southern edge. 2-3 hours steady climb on a long diagonal to the other side. Follow the southern edge to Liligo and onward to Khobursay. we leave Kho-burse camp and walk mostly along the crest of lateral moraine towards Urdukas. This camp has superb views across the Baltoro Glacier to the Trango peaks, having a view of Paju Peak, Chorichi, UliBiaho, and Trango Tower and so on and is our last 'green grass' campsite.
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Day 08: URDOKAS – GORO II

  • Total Duration: 06 – 07 Hours
A long walk on the icy Baltoro Glacier, Traveling on the glacier all the time now, it is an all-day walk over the boulder-strewn glacier to the campsite at Goro. Traverse the Yermanandu Glacier which flows down from Masherbrum & joins the Baltoro. Masherbrum is visible on the right side of the glacier, and Muztagh Tower on the left. Gasherbrum IV and Broad Peak can be seen directly ahead, as they catch the evening sunlight.
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Day 9: GORO II – CONCORDIA

Total Duration: 06 – 07 Hours While trekking to the Concordia & Broad Peak Base Camp, we pass through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world; a huge junction of Baltoro, Abruzzi & Godwin Austin Glaciers at 4000 meters. Within a short radius of 15 Kilometers, stand 41 peaks over 6500 meters including 04 peaks above 8000 M. The 360 view offers a panorama of peaks nowhere to be found on this planet. Concordia, the confluence of five glaciers, offers unprecedented views of the Karakoram peaks. Within a radius of nine miles rise 41 peaks above 21,000 feet, almost half of them still unnamed and unclimbed.

What's included?

  • Government trekking permit fees/paperwork.
  • The royalty fee for Mountain Climbing
  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)
  • LO expense at Base camp.
  • Airport transfer on first and last day
  • All domestic flights and transfers
  • Road transport in Pakistan
  • Hotel accommodation in Pakistan (twin sharing rooms)
  • Trekking accommodation in Pakistan (2 person tent per person)
  • Hotel meals in Pakistan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Trekking meals in Pakistan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Base Camp food - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • All camping site fees and bridge fees
  • Trekking logistics (tents, non-personal equipment, and tools)
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s), etc.)
  • Porters for trekking equipment, kitchen (supplies, tools, equipment, crockery, gas) and personal luggage
  • Porters for mountaineering equipment

What's not included?

  • International airfare
  • Emergency Evacuation.
  • High altitude equipment, clothing items, and high altitude food.
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal equipment (list provided on registration or request)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff, etc.
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir, etc.)

**Before requesting to register with us for this trip, we encourage intending participant that he/she should read and understand the following terms and conditions. Kindly note it, Do this tour at your own risk. For any query about the plan, please contact the mentioned contacts.

  • Reservations:
Reservations can be made by mailing. The Tour cost is strictly based on the itinerary and the total number of hotel and camp nights mentioned therein. If the trip has to be delayed due to bad weather, road washouts, canceled or delayed flights, sickness, Government restrictions or any other contingency for which “The Karakoram Ventures” cannot make provisions, the resulting extra cost for such delay is not included.
  • Form of payment:
Advance payment 30 % of the land cost for the booking confirmation will be accepted via online transfer or deposit to the Bank account of The Karakorum Ventures. Rest of the Payment only will be accepted only in cash or a certified cheque.
  • Cancellation & Refund:
Cancellation must be notified either by a phone call or by email to the mentioned email address of The Karakoram Ventures. Cancellation charges shall be levied as follows: 30 days before departure 25 % of the advance booking fee, 29 – 15 days before departure 50 % of the land cost, 14 to 1 day before departure 90% of the land cost. No refund will be given for any unused portion of the trip. The host reserves the right to cancel the trip without prior notice for any reasons deemed appropriate by them. In such a case the registered participants will receive a full refund.
  • Insurance:
Visitors are advised to get the insurance that covers cancellation, accidents, health emergency evacuation, helicopter rescue, and loss or damage of baggage and personal effects. This insurance must be arranged directly with your agent/insurance company.
  • Baggage:
Every member is entitled to bring a maximum weight of 15 kg (International clients) and 10 kg (national clients) of personal baggage. Any excess baggage portage will be charged separately.
  • Change of Itinerary:
Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made only where deem advisable for the safety and comfort of the client.
  • Liability:
The Karakoram Ventures, its agents and employees will not be liable for any injury, death, damage, loss, accident, delay, theft, irregularity or acts of God, either by the acts of any company or person engaged in conducting the tour.
  • Responsibilities:
The Karakoram Ventures will provide transports, accommodations, meals and other necessary requirements which are mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Ethical Considerations:
Each participant should treat other Club member with respect, dignity, and honor. Use of violent behavior including altercation, insinuations of indecent kind, verbal and physical abuse and assault, aggravated behavior, or any other act amounting to unbecoming of member are strictly prohibited. Special respect for female members would be exercised. Sportsmen spirit shall be displayed at all times.
  • Drugs:
Using drugs or found party to drug sale or possession is strictly prohibited.
  • Team Work:
Our trip is expected to be an adventure trip and we will be camping using tents which will be erected with the help of the participants. All participants are expected to help each other to erect tents and to follow the instructions of Team Leader. It should be noted carefully that we will not use hotels for lodging until and unless we are facing unavoidable circumstances.
  • Cultural Considerations:
Photos and movies are permitted to be shot during our trip provided it is not objectionable to local people or any participant particularly females. These photos and movies are aimed for personal use only.
  • Environmental Care
All members would give due care for the local environmental care. Garbage (tins. Water bottles, wrappers, etc.) Shall be suitably disposed of without polluting water sources.
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