GASHERBRUM II Expedition
A remarkable journey is unfolding in the Karakoram Range's heart. As the 13th highest peak in the world, Gasherbrum II, affectionately known as G2, stands tall with its iconic pyramid silhouette, beckoning adventurers to conquer its lofty heights. Your voyage commences in Islamabad, and from there, it's a choice between traversing the captivating landscapes of the Karakoram Highway or opting for a scenic flight to Skardu, your gateway to the Himalayan adventure of a lifetime.
Discover the Unforgettable:
The Gasherbrum II Expedition is more than just a mountain climb; it's an expedition to create history and cherish unforgettable moments in Pakistan's mountainous wonderland. Your adventure will lead you through the mesmerizing beauty of the region, encompassing the breathtaking Baltoro Glacier and the formidable Gasherbrum Ice Fall. Our experienced guides and thoughtfully crafted itinerary ensure a safe and thrilling ascent of this 8000-meter giant, rewarding you with panoramic vistas of Karakoram's most renowned peaks. As you embark on the Gasherbrum II Expedition, you become part of a legacy of explorers who have sought to conquer and admire the splendor of this extraordinary peak, adding your story to the rich tapestry of mountaineering history.
Gasherbrum II, often called G2, is Pakistan's crown jewel in the Himalayan region. This majestic peak rises 8,035 meters (26,362 feet) above sea level, making it the 13th-highest mountain. Gasherbrum II is renowned for its symmetrical pyramid shape, earning it a place among the world's most iconic peaks.
Gateway to the Karakoram:
Your journey begins in Islamabad, Pakistan's vibrant capital, and Rawalpindi, its lively twin city. From there, you'll venture to Skardu, a gateway to the Karakoram Range. The adventure to Skardu can be undertaken in one of two ways. Opt for a short and scenic flight when the weather permits, allowing you to soak in the breathtaking views of Nanga Parbat during your one-hour journey. Alternatively, embark on a road trip along the Karakoram Highway, following the magnificent Indus River and venturing into the awe-inspiring Indus River gorge as you approach Skardu. While the journey by road is longer, it offers a unique and beautiful regional perspective.
Trek to Base Camp:
Upon arriving in Skardu, you'll embark on a thrilling jeep ride to Askoli, the last village on your trek. The road continues to Jhula and, shortly, may extend to Piaju. Your trekking adventure will bring you to Paiju, a picturesque location at the Baltoro Glacier's confluence. Here, you'll take a well-deserved rest day while porters prepare for the glacier expedition. Your journey then proceeds to Urdukas, a spot that offers incredible views of the Trango Towers and Uli Biaho. After a few more days of trekking, you will arrive at the Base Camp.
Thrilling Himalayan Ascent:
Gasherbrum II has earned a reputation as one of the more manageable 8000-meter peaks, which makes it an ideal choice for those looking to challenge themselves at higher altitudes. Your ascent begins at the 5,200-meter Base Camp. The climb involves navigating the treacherous Gasherbrum Ice Fall to reach Camp 1 at 5,900 meters. From there, you'll continue to Camp 2, positioned at the Gasherbrum La, around 6,400 meters. Camp 3 awaits you at approximately 7,200 meters, just above steep couloirs. As you reach the summit, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Karakoram, including iconic peaks like Broad Peak, Masherbrum, Mustagh Tower, Chogolisa, and the legendary K2. Your Hidden Peak adventure can last six to nine weeks, depending on weather conditions.
Journey Back Home:
The return trip often takes you over the 6,000-meter Gondogoro La, leading you through the lush and scenic Hushe Valley before your triumphant return to Skardu.
Path to Glory:
Whether you're a seasoned mountaineer or seeking to push your limits, the Gasherbrum II Expedition with Jasmine Tours offers a remarkable opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes and rich mountaineering history of the Karakoram Range. Your lifetime adventure awaits, and we are here to make it unforgettable.