G-I (8,068 M) & G-II (8,035) EXPEDITION

Gasherbrum I is the 11th highest Peak globally and the 3rd highest Peak in Pakistan with 8068m (26,470ft), while Gasherbrum II 8035 meters is the 13th highest Peak in the world and 5th highest in Pakistan. Gasherbrum is a local language, which means ''Shining Wall.'' There are six peaks of the Gasherbrum massif, and Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II are above 8000m. The easily accessible route is the Southwest Ridge. A most clearly defined spur that is relatively free of objective dangers. Gasherbrum was first climbed by Fritz Moravec, Josef Lard, and Hans Willen, part of an Austrian expedition on 8 July 1956.

The Gasherbrum group was surveyed and photographed by British and Italian explorers from 1889 to 1929. The explorers William Martin Conway named the Peak as ''Hidden Peak'' and Gasherbrum. In 1934 a big International expedition was organized by the Swiss G.O. Dyhrenfurth. The expedition explored both peaks, and two members of the expedition climbed to a height of 6300 meters.

To climb Gasherbrum, you should be aware that you will need outstanding stamina, a fierce determination, and an ability to deal with the expedition. Generally, most expeditions come here with a time frame of 58 to 60 days to climb this mountain.
In 1956 an Austrian expedition team arrived in Pakistan to climb G-II 8035 meters. Peak to approach was not so easy. Still, they managed to reach the base camp passing through Skardu, Shigar-Thongal –Johla –Paiyu-Urdukas-Goro –Concordia –Base camp.





01 Arrival in Islamabad & transfer to the Hotel. Hotel
02 Drive to Chilas (11-12 hours). Hotel
03 Drive to Skardu (8-9 hours). Hotel
04 Drive to Askoli (4-7 hours). Hotel
05 Trek to Jula (5-6 hours). Camp
06 Trek to Paiyu (6-7 hours). Camp
07 Free day in Paiyu. Camp
08 Trek to Urdukas 4050m (6-7 hours). Camp
09 Trek to Goro – II 4380m (5-6 hours). Camp
10 Trek to Concordia 4700m (5-6 hours). Camp
11 Trek to Gasherbrum base camp. Camp
12-48 Climbing days. Camp
49-53 Trek down to Askoli. Camp
54 Drive to Skardu. Hotel
55 Free day in Skardu. Hotel
56 Drive to Chilas (8-9 hours). Hotel
57 Drive to Islamabad (11-12 hours). Hotel
58 Fly back Home. - - -
Gasherbrum-II 8035m Karakoram Pakistan
Gasherbrum-II 8035m Karakoram Pakistan
Gasherbrum-II 8035m Karakoram Pakistan


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