Gasherbrum-2

Gasherbrum-II

$10,000.00

Climbing Gasherbrum, II (also known as G-II) is a challenging mountaineering expedition that takes place in the Karakoram Range of Pakistan. With an elevation of 8,068 meters (26,470 feet), Gasherbrum I is the 11th-highest mountain in the world and offers a formidable and exhilarating climbing experience for mountaineers.

  • Trip Code Start and Finish
    • DP-EXP-3
    Islamabad
  • Altitude Best time
    • 8,000 meters
    June- August
  • Activity Level Activity
    • Extreme
  • Duration Meals
    • 50 Days
    All Meals
  • Group Size Guide
    • 8-12 pax
    Local Guides
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Gasherbrum-II

Climbing Gasherbrum, I (also known as G1) is a challenging mountaineering expedition that takes place in the Karakoram Range of Pakistan. With an elevation of 8,068 meters (26,470 feet), Gasherbrum I is the 11th-highest mountain in the world and offers a formidable and exhilarating climbing experience for mountaineers.
Located in the Baltoro Glacier region, Gasherbrum I attracts climbers from around the globe who seek to conquer its towering peak. The mountain’s name translates to “Beautiful Mountain” in the local Balti language, reflecting the awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur it holds.
The climbing route to Gasherbrum I generally begins in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. From there, climbers make their way to the city of Skardu, often referred to as the gateway to the Karakoram. Skardu serves as the base camp for the expedition and a staging point for acclimatization before commencing the ascent.
The climbing route to Gasherbrum I involves traversing through the Baltoro Glacier, which presents its own set of challenges with crevasses and seracs. The ascent typically follows a combination of steep snow slopes, ice walls, and technical sections, demanding a high level of mountaineering skills, physical fitness, and mental resilience.
Climbers encounter various campsites along the route, each strategically placed to facilitate the acclimatization process and provide rest and recovery periods. These campsites include Camp I, Camp II, Camp III, and the final push towards the summit from Camp IV, known as the “Death Zone” due to the extreme altitude and harsh conditions.
The climb to Gasherbrum I offers breathtaking vistas of the surrounding Karakoram Range, including neighboring peaks like Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak, and K2—the second-highest mountain in the world. The expedition also provides a unique cultural experience as climbers interact with the local Balti people, who have a rich mountaineering heritage and serve as guides and porters.
Due to the extreme altitude and unpredictable weather conditions, climbing Gasherbrum I requires careful planning, adequate equipment, experienced guides, and a thorough understanding of high-altitude mountaineering techniques. The climbing season usually falls between June and August when the weather is relatively stable, although unexpected storms can still occur.
Successfully summiting Gasherbrum, I is a remarkable achievement, symbolizing the triumph of human spirit and determination. However, it is important to note that climbing at such high altitudes always carries inherent risks, including altitude sickness, extreme cold, avalanches, and unpredictable weather. Therefore, climbers must prioritize safety, adhere to proper acclimatization protocols, and be prepared for the physical and mental challenges that come with conquering this majestic peak.

ALTITUDE OF THE HIGH CAMPS ON GASHERBRUM-I

Base Camp: The base camp is situated at an altitude of around 5,000 meters (16,404 feet). It serves as the starting point of the expedition and provides a central location for organizing gear, acclimatizing, and preparing for the climb.

Camp I: Camp I is typically established at an elevation of approximately 5,900 meters (19,357 feet). It is strategically placed to allow climbers to ascend further while providing a relatively lower altitude for acclimatization and rest.

Camp II: Camp II is set up at an approximate height of 6,400 meters (20,997 feet). This camp marks a significant point in the ascent, as climbers venture into higher altitude zones and encounter more challenging terrain, including steep slopes and icy sections.

Camp III: Camp III is located at an elevation of around 7,100 meters (23,294 feet). At this stage, climbers are well into the upper reaches of the mountain and face demanding conditions, such as extreme cold, high winds, and thinner air.

Camp IV (Summit Camp): Camp IV, also known as the Summit Camp or the “Death Zone,” is established near the summit of Gasherbrum I. It is situated at an extreme altitude of approximately 7,800 meters (25,590 feet). This camp is the final push toward the summit and requires meticulous planning, endurance, and technical mountaineering skills.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

PACKAGE OFFER INCLUDES

1-TRANSPORTATION

  • Airport transfers in Islamabad and Skardu 
  • Domestic flights between Islamabad-Skardu-Islamabad in economy class with 20 kg checked baggage
  • Air-conditioned private transportation for one-day sightseeing in Islamabad 
  • Private transportation for one-day sightseeing in Skardu. 
  • 4×4 jeeps/Toyotas from Skardu to Jhula and Hushe/Jhula to Skardu for members and luggage.  

Note: Flights to the northern areas of Pakistan are subject to weather conditions. In case of a flight cancellation, the surface transfer will be provided with one-night accommodation in Chilas or Naran.

2-ACCOMMODATION

  • seven nights’ hotel accommodation in standard hotels (4 nights in Islamabad in a 3* hotel and 3 nights in Skardu in an excellent traditional tourist class hotel) on a twin/double sharing basis. 

Note: Please check the single supplement charges to use a single room.

3-FOOD (MEALS) 

  • During hotel stays, breakfasts in Islamabad and full board (three meals) elsewhere. 
  • A farewell dinner in Islamabad at the end of the trip

4-MEAL DURING CAMPING 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner
  • Tea, green tea, or coffee

Menu:  Breakfast: Combination of eggs, corn-flex, porridge, jam, honey, coffee, tea, etc. 

Lunch:  One dish lunch at the base camp and picnic lunch during the trek

Dinner:  Complete meal; soup, two/three dishes (combination of rice, mutton/beef, chicken,

Pulses, vegetables, pasta, spaghetti, etc.), salad, and dessert

5-TAXES AND FEES

  • Trekking Fee (US $ 50/-)
  • Environment Fee (US $ 150/-)
  • Road taxes
  • Camping fees during the trek.
  • Bridge crossing fees.

6-PORTERAGE 

  • Porters are trekking food, camping equipment, and personal gear of trekkers.
  • A free baggage allowance of 15 kilograms per trekker is for personal gear. 

7-LOCAL STAFF

Services of the following staff are included in the price. 

  • Local trekking guide 
  • Cook 
  • Cook helper (s) 

8-INSURANCE OF LOCAL STAFF

Insurance premium of a local guide, cook, cook helpers, etc. 

9- CAMPING EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping tent for camping shared by two pax
  • Toilet tent
  • Complete mess tent/table/chairs
  • Mattresses
  • Toilet papers etc

Note: Single tent can be provided; please check for single supplement charges 

10-MESS/KITCHEN EQUIPMENT

  • Complete kitchen equipment, including kitchen tent, mess tent, tables & chairs, etc. 

11- EMERGENCY SUPPORT

  • A set of oxygen (4 litters gas cylinder, mask & regulator) will be available for emergencies. 
  • A set of satellite phones for emergency calls 
  • Basic first aid kit (we recommend bringing your own first aid medicine from your home country) 

12- WATER FILTERS 

There will be water filters or purification pills. You can ask the cook to fill your bottle with boiled water every morning during the trek. 

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN THE OFFER

Below mentioned services are not included in our package, but some can be provided on request in advance. Please contact DP for further detail. 

  • International air ticket & airport taxes. 
  • Visa fee for Pakistan and personal insurance 
  • Extra hotel nights & meals due to change in plan 
  • Lunches & dinners in Islamabad
  • Beverages & Laundry
  • Sleeping bags, personal clothing, and trekking gear. 
  • Tips for trekking staff 
  • Tips for hotel & transport 
  • Any other service that is not mentioned in the list of services 

TERMS & CONDITIONS 

  • All trekking members will go together in one group and come back together.  The cost will also be charged if the group splits for personal reasons. 
  • Any extra cost due to road blockade or any other unforeseen reason will be charged in addition to the normal package offered. 

Itinerary

  1. 1

    Day1 ISLAMABAD

    Upon arrival at Islamabad Airport, transfer to the hotel. Half-day city tour:
    Our representative/guide will be at Islamabad International Airport to pick up the group and transfer them to the hotel (the new airport is about a 40-45 minute drive from Islamabad City. In the afternoon a half-day city tour will include a visit to Faisal Mosque, which was built in 1986, the Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa, and a breathtaking aerial view of Islamabad from Daman-e-Koh. Drive back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

    Altitude: 1663 ft (507M)

    Accomodation: Hotel
  2. 2

    Day2 ISLAMABAD - CHILAS

    A full-day drive by an air-conditioned coach to Chilas on the famous Karakoram Highway (the 8th wonder of the world), we will start early in the morning as the journey is about 12 hours via Besham and 10 hours via beautiful Babusar Pass. En route, we will visit the ancient Buddhist rock engravings from Shatial. Overnight will be in a hotel.

     

    Altitude: 4,150 FT (1265M)
    Traveling Time: via Besham: 400 km/11 hours’ drive & via Babusar Pass: 397 kms/9 hours’ drive

    Accomodation: Hotel
  3. 3

    Day3 CHILAS – SKARDU

    We will continue the road journey to Skardu, driving on Karakoram Highway is an adventure in itself which is an unforgettable experience. En route to Skardu, we will stop at Thalechi to have a spectacular view of Nanga Parbat (8125m) & the meeting place of three great mountain ranges; the Karakoram, Himalaya & Hindu Kush near Juglot. Skardu is a small town, and serves as a starting point for most of the expeditions in Karakoram. Overnight stay will be in a hotel.

     

    Altitude: 7381 ft (2250M)
    Traveling Time: 260 km, 9 hours’ drive

    Accomodation: Hotel
  4. 4

    Day4 SKARDU

    We will undertake final preparations for our trekking into the wilderness. Depending on the availability of time, an optional visit to the town and an excursion to Kharpochu Fort (Built in the 17th Century) it also offers a great view of the Skardu Valley, Sarfranga Desert, and Indus River from the fort which is located on a mountain and Buddha rock engravings from 8th century 3 km from Sadpara Road. Overnight stay will be in a hotel.

    Altitude: 7874 ft (2,400M)
    Spare day for the final preparations. Optional visit of Kharpochu Fort & Manthal Buddha

    Accomodation: Hotel
  5. 5

    Day5 SKARDU-ASKOLI-JHULA

    We will drive in four-wheel jeeps up the Shigar through charming villages of Braldu Valley with spectacular views of the snow-topped mountains of Karakorum that lead to Askoli, the last and small settlement. We will cross Korophon (3109m) at the Biafo Glacier. It is the third-biggest glacier in the Karakoram Mountain range. A charismatic trek leads up to the Snow Lake and Hispar Pass to Nagar and Hunza Valley. The next stage proceeds from Korophon to Jhula along the Domardo River. The views of Latok and Ogre (7,400m) peaks on Baifo Glacier in distance is awesome this day. Our trekking will start from here and the first overnight stay in the wilderness under the shade of Bakhor Dass Peak 5809 m a beautiful pyramid with tiny ice at the top. An overnight stay will be in a camp.

    Altitude (Jhula): 10498 ft (3200M)
    Traveling Time: 130km + 17. 5 km, 8-9 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
  6. 6

    Day6 TREK-1: JHULA-PAIJU

    The trek continues to Bardumal (3253m), which is situated in the Biaho-Lungma- Valley. The Ching-Kang-Valley appears on the opposite side with a view of one of the beautiful peaks Mango Gusar 6820 m. Afterward, the path proceeds via Bardumal to Paiju, which takes another 4 hours. On this day the view of the first above 8000s peaks Broad Peak (8051m) if you are lucky enough with weather conditions. A lush green campsite under the shadow of Paiju Peak (6611m). An overnight stay will be in tents.

     

    Altitude (Paiju): 11811 f (3600M)
    Hiking Time: 18.8 km 7-8 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
  7. 7

    Day7 TREK-2: PAIJU-KHUBURTSE

    The Baltoro Glacier begins after an hour right after Paiju. Baltoro is one of the largest glaciers outside of the polar regions comprising a length of 62km. A narrow trail leads along the glacier tongue up to the great ice stream. It takes roughly 4-5 hours to walk across Liligo and to Khuburtse on the first day on the glacier. Liligo is located on the right side of the glacier. One gets a glimpse of Liligo Peak (6251m) if facing the south, and turning the view to the northwest, the world-famous rock faces of Trango Towers rise up into the sky. An overnight stay will be in the tent.

     

    Altitude (Khuburtse): 13123 ft (4000M)
    Hiking Time: 13.0 Km 5 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
  8. 8

    Day8 TREK-3: KHUBURTSE – URDUKAS

    The most beautiful campsite is on solid ground, which means that the next night will be on the glacier ice. This camp offers superb views of Biale (6729m), the Uli-Biaho (6417m), Chorich, the Trango group, and the Muztagh Glacier. An overnight stay will be in tents.

     

    Altitude (Urdukas): 13910 ft (4240M)
    Hiking Time: 8.1 Km 4-5 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
  9. 9

    Day9 TREK-4: URDUKAS – GORO-II

    The trek continues on the Baltoro ice stream and leads to Goro I within 3-4 hours. In the following lap, it takes another 2-3 hours to reach Goro II. The Yermanandu Glacier, which comes forward from the Masherbrum Glacier providing a spectacular view of Muztagh Tower (7270m), Masherbrum (7821m), Gasherbrum IV (7925m), is the 17th highest peak on the earth and 6th in Pakistan. The campsite is actually on the glacier, providing not much comfort yet a pleasing experience and it is the coldest campsite on this entire trek. An overnight stay will be in a camp.

     

    Altitude (Goro-II): 14763 ft (4500M)
    Hiking Time: 11.6 km, 6 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
  10. 10

    Day10 TREK-5: GORO-II – CONCORDIA

    The next lap of the trek proceeds from Goro II to the Concordia (4687m). The name is Concordia has its origin in the British explorer Godwin Austen, who invented the name due to its almost 40km wide part where 14 glaciers come together from all directions. It is the most impressive campsite. If luck is on our side with the weather, we will have the most magnificent views of the mountain giants of Karakoram, including the crown K-2, which majestically stands just in front of you. The peaks tower over you, and all appear to be tantalizingly close, Gasherbrum-IV & V, Mitre Peak, Chogolisa 25,147ft/7,665m, Golden Throne (Baltoro Kangri) 23990ft/7312m and Broad Peak 26,401ft/8,047m are some of the high Karakoram giants to be seen. An overnight stay will be in tents.

    Altitude (Concordia): 14763 ft (4687M)
    Hiking Time: 12.9 km 6 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
  11. 11

    Day11 TREK-6: CONCORDIA – SHAGHARING

    The route from Concordia offers magnificent views of the great Karakorum Mountains and giant glaciers. The path goes smoothly on the glacier moraine the panoramic views of Broad Peak, K2, Gaherbrum 4, Baltoro Kangari and many more are life time experience for nature lovers. Shagring is the half-way between Concordia and Gasherbrum Base Camp. Most of the climbers do to Gasherbrum Base Camp that takes another 4 hours from Shagharing to the Base Camp. It is important camp in order to be acclimatized.

     

    Altitude: 15,460 ft (4700M)
    Hiking Time: 5 hours 8 Km

    Accomodation: Camp
  12. 12

    Day12 SHAGHARING-GASHERBRUM BASE CAMP

    The route from Shagharing to Gasherbrum I and II Base Camp offers an awe-inspiring journey through the Karakoram Range. Starting from Concordia, climbers venture onto the colossal Baltoro Glacier, maneuvering through its difficult ice formations and crevasses. The Gasherbrum Base Camp, situated at 5,100 meters (16,404 feet), serves as the initial point for both Gasherbrum I and II expeditions. For Gasherbrum II, climbers proceed to its dedicated base camp at 5,800 meters (19,029 feet), navigating rocky terrain and moraines. Those aiming for Gasherbrum I continue through the Gasherbrum Glacier, encountering challenges like crevasses and icy sections. Finally, Gasherbrum I Base Camp awaits at approximately 5,900 meters (19,357 feet). This route promises breathtaking views, including the mesmerizing Concordia, iconic peaks like K2 and Broad Peak, and the grandeur of the Baltoro Glacier. It requires careful glacier travel, appropriate equipment, and a deep understanding of high-altitude mountaineering techniques.

     

    Altitude: 16,732 ft (5100M)
    Hiking Time: 4 hours km 6 Km

    Accomodation: Camp
  13. 13

    Day 11 to Day 50 Climbing Activities

    By the end of this expedition, we could return back by the same route or traverse over Ghondoghoro La Hushe and Skardu, Islamabad in 7-8 days.

    You can visit our K2 Circular Trek which provides all the information from Concordia to Hushe via Ghondoghoro La. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

We always do the best in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary access restrictions, weather, lodging/campground availability, guest ability/injury, and natural disasters like heavy rains, flooding, and other potential causes. Sometimes we experience unforeseen happens to affect the plan.


CUSTOMIZE THIS TOUR

Would you like to customize this trip? We would be very happy to tailor made this experience for you and your companions. Our team is here to guide you through the process. We will take the time to listen to your aspirations, understand your travel style, and work closely with you to craft a personalized itinerary. Please click here to fill the trip information form.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

PASSPORT AND VISA

Participants of all nationalities are required to have a valid passport with six months remaining validity and a visa for Pakistan. Visas must be applied online at https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/   

The main category is MOUNTAINEERING EXPEDITIONS and the sub-category is K2 CLIMBING. You will need a climbing permit which is managed by your us in Pakistan. You will need a letter of invitation (LOI) which our office will provide along with the requisite documents like a Discover Pakistan license copy and the National Identity Card of the issuing authority. 

 PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND A VISA FOR PAKISTAN 

CLIMBING PERMIT

As the K-2 Climbing falls in restricted areas, a climbing permit is required and the security clearance process usually takes 30-45 days. It is highly recommended to apply at least 60 days in advance to avoid delays. Your application for a visa is linked with the application for the climbing permit. 

PERSONAL INSURANCE

As the climbing is of strenuous nature, it is a mandatory requirement to have an insurance policy for accidents, medical and helicopter evacuation covering at least $ 30,000.

VACCINATIONS

Currently, all passengers entering Pakistan require a COVID VACCINATION CERTIFICATE (fully vaccinated). Those who do not have vaccination due to medicate reasons will need a certificate from a doctor. Those entering Pakistan without a Covid vaccination certificate need to show negative PCR as well. 

You do not need to show proof of any other vaccination but highly recommend having other vaccines.

  DRESS

In the cities like Islamabad, there is no problem if you are in Western dress but in remote regions including Skardu, you will need to have a full dress (covering your body)

LOCAL CREW

The local crew includes a liaison officer, licensed guide, cook, assistant cook, porter’s Sirdar, and porters. Our guides and cooks are well-experienced, strong, supportive, and friendly. They performed their duties with full dedication to facilitate our valued clients.   

GROUP JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

The tour starts and ends in Islamabad. Discover Pakistan, a guide or representative will be at the airport to pick up the clients with the welcome signboard of Discover Pakistan.  We can also make reservations for pre and post-nights if anyone arrives early or departs late. 

HIKING AT ALTITUDE

The K-2 Base Camp Trek is rated as a strenuous hike on the rocky, glacial terrain and some exposed section makes a tough trek but provides some of the most stunning views in the world.  All members must be physically fit and capable of walking for about 6-8 hours a day as the highest point of the trek is above 5000m. However, the itinerary is designed in such a way that provides acclimatization by gaining height gradually, which allows the body to adjust to reduce air pressure at higher altitudes. For more details, you can click on the link below.       

https://www.backpacker.com/skills/backpacking-fitness/how-to-hike-strong-at-altitude/

PERSONAL GEAR 

A list of personal equipment is provided below you can make personal kits according to your needs. 

  • Climbing gears 
  • Gore-Tex Trekking Shoes (1 pair)
  • Socks (2-3 pairs)
  • Gaiters (1 set)
  • Crampons (1 set)
  • Slippers (1 pair) 
  • T-shirts (2-3)
  • Trousers (2-3 pairs)
  • Fleece Jacket  
  • Warm Clothing including inner dress/thermals
  • Gore-Tex Jacket (1 piece)
  • Down Jacket (1 piece) 
  • Sun Cap (1 piece)
  • Warm Hat (1 piece) 
  • Neck Cover (1 piece)
  • Hand Gloves/Mittens (2 pairs)
  • Rucksack (backpack) 50-60L
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping Bag (-20C—30C) 
  • Umbrella 
  • Headlamp (with extra batteries) 
  • Ultraviolet Protection Sun Glasses 
  • Sun Cream
  • Chap Stick or Lip Balm 
  • Water bottle 
  • Personal medication (if advised by the physician)
  • Note: Some equipment is available for rent or sale in Skardu.

LOCAL TIME

Pakistan uses a one-time zone, which is Pakistan Standard Time (PKT). This is UTC+05:00 — that is, five hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time.

ELECTRICITY

The power plugs and sockets in Pakistan are of type C and D. Type C plug has two round pins & the type D plug has three round pins arranged in a triangular pattern. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. It is recommended to bring a power plug adapter. Apart from these, high-powered solar panels are recommended for climbers beyond the base camp during the climbing for higher camps.

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE

Most major currencies are US Dollar & Euro, these are easily changed in Islamabad and Skardu as well. However, the exchange rate in Skardu is not as good as compared to Islamabad. You can check the foreign currency exchange rate at https://www.nbp.com.pk/RateSheet/index.aspx. The exchange rates in the open market differ from the bank rate. 

TIPS 

Tips for a guide, cook, assistant cook, Porter’s Sidar, and porters are customary. However, it is absolutely at the discretion of clients to decide about the amount of tips. 

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) offers 20 kg (1 piece) on a domestic flight in economy class to/from Skardu. For extra baggage (1 piece up to 20 kg), they charge PKR 5800 currently which is subject to change.

EQUIPMENT (SHOPPING/RENTAL)

Personal clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kits, and personal trekking gear can be purchased/rented in Skardu. Some of the items may not be available for rent and need to be purchased. Please confirm with us in advance. 

DEPARTURE TAXES

No departure taxes are applicable at Pakistan international airports. However, you can check with your concerned international carrier before traveling.   

Other InformationAbout Tour

MEALS 

3 meals a day will be provided during the hotel stay except for lunches and dinners in Islamabad. There will be one farewell dinner in Islamabad at the end of the trip. 

FOOD ON TREKKING

We do cater to any special food requirements during the trekking if any client has food allergies or special dietary needs like vegetarian and vegan etc.  

BREAKFAST

Below is the list of major items we provide in the breakfasts with a combination of four or five items a day. 

  • Porridge
  • Corn Flacks
  • Eggs (Omelets/Fried or according to demand)
  • Paratha (a local form of bread)
  • Muesli
  • Jam
  • Honey
  • Marmalade
  • Black tea
  • Coffee
  • Milk etc.

LUNCH

  • Below is the list of major items we provide at the lunches with a combination of three to four items a day during trekking. 
  • Peanut butter
  • Tuna Fish
  • Sardine Fish
  • Paratha (Continued on next page)
  • Cookies Sweet
  • Cookies Saltish
  • Dry Fruit
  • Tin Fruit
  • Potatoes/peas
  • Green tea/Mixed tea
  • Tang etc.

DINNER

You will have a complete dinner with soup, two curries plus rice or Spaghetti or Macaroni & chapatti. There will be a dessert & green tea and coffee etc. as well. 

  • Chapatti
  • Spaghetti
  • Macaroni
  • Pasta
  • Meat (Chicken, Mutton & Beef)
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Backed beans
  • Green peas
  • Noodles (Maggi)
  • Salad
  • Lentils
  • Green tea etc.

DESERT

  • Pudding
  • Kheer Mix
  • Custard
  • Jelly

Fruit (Water Melon, Mangoes) for the first weeks.

Any intolerance or allergies to the food items must be communicated in advance. If you have any personal choices that we can meet will also be provided. 

DRINKING WATER

It is highly recommended to use mineral water in the cities and boiled/ filtered or purified water during the trekking. Do not drink running water from the rivers and streams. 

WEATHER

The weather in Islamabad is extremely hot during the summer season. You can expect a temperature between 30-40 degrees centigrade. If you travel by road to Skardu, expect the weather to be very hot as well. In Skardu, the weather is similar to Islamabad, except 25-38 degrees centigrade. During the trekking on sunny days, expect the weather to be warm without any shade. Especially during the trek between Askole/Jhula to Urdukas, the weather will be extremely hot on those days. It is advised to have proper sun protection in the form of an umbrella, a wide-brim hat, and plenty of sunscreens. However, the weather in the nighttime is cooler above 4000 meters, you can even expect the temperature to get down to below zero and experience snowfall. 

WHO SHOULD DO THE CLIMBING?

K-2 climbing is the most strenuous one, with no access to towns/villages and limited inhabitants during the whole duration of the climbing. You will hike as high as 5560 meters (K-2 Base Camp) and the trekking route is strenuous with river crossings, uneven terrain, glaciers, and boulders on the way. The climb is recommended for individuals with physical fitness and in good health. And should also know the techniques for using climbing equipment. 

BOOKING & DEPOSITS

The trip can be reserved as an initial deposit of 30% at the time of booking. The initial deposit shall not be refunded but can be transferred for a future trip. 

FINAL PAYMENT

We accept full trip cost 30 days prior to the commencement of the tour. The payments are only accepted in cash/bank transfers in a bank account. We don’t accept payments through credit cards. Please do not accept any invoice which is not generated by Discover Pakistan and sent through the official email id. 

1) Cancellations must be notified in writing to Discover Pakistan or the agent through which the trip is booked. Cancellation charges shall be levied as follows:

Cancellation before 30 days or more-After a deduction of 30%, the remaining amount will be refunded. If the deposit is retained with the consent of our client no cancellation charges will be applied. The full amount will be adjusted with a future trip. 

Cancellation within 2 weeks before departure –50 % of the package offer

Cancellation within one week of departure or no-show –Loss of full payment 

2) There shall be no refunds if you leave the trip for any reason whatsoever, either voluntarily or involuntarily, after the trip has begun. No refunds shall be made for any meals, accommodation or services not utilized.

WHY BOOK WITH DISCOVER PAKISTAN?

Discover Pakistan is one of the leading Destination Management and Tour servicing company founded to meet the travel needs of explorers, researchers, mountaineers, and trekkers from all around the world. We always strive to focus on the safety, integrity, and comfort of our valued clients without any discrimination. 

Our Values 

We have a designed set of values for our company that guides us to deliver the best travel experience to our clients, these values include: 

  • Integrity
  • Communication
  • Client Safety and Security
  • Customer Oriented Services
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Customer Satisfaction

RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS COMMUNITY 

We are aware of our responsibility towards the local communities, their customs, and the environment. Therefore, a part of our income is specifically allocated towards humanitarian activities including student support, skill development programs & micro-credit loans to women without interest, etc. Details can be provided on request. 

OUR CLIENT

We have worked with both local & foreign clients, and are proud to say that Discover Pakistan has a long list of satisfied partners and individual clients around the world. We maintain a balance between cost and quality. Our business philosophy, and the secret to our success, is “LESS PROFIT EQUALS MORE CLIENTS AND MORE PROFIT.”

  1. What is the meaning of

    “Gasherbrum” translates to “Beautiful Mountain” in the local Balti language.

  2. What challenges do climbers face on the route to Gasherbrum II?

    Climbers face challenges such as crevasses and seracs on the Baltoro Glacier, steep snow slopes, ice walls, and technical sections that demand high mountaineering skills, physical fitness, and mental resilience.

  3. What are the campsites along the climbing route?

    The campsites along the climbing route to Gasherbrum I include Camp I, Camp II, Camp III, and the final push towards the summit from Camp IV (also known as the “Death Zone”).

  4. What is the altitude of the base camp?

    The base camp for Gasherbrum I is situated at an altitude of around 5,000 meters (16,404 feet).

  5. What is the climbing season for Gasherbrum-II?

    The climbing season for Gasherbrum I usually falls between June and August when the weather is relatively stable, although unexpected storms can still occur.

  6. What risks are associated with climbing Gasherbrum II?

    Climbing Gasherbrum I carries inherent risks such as altitude sickness, extreme cold, avalanches, and unpredictable weather. It is important for climbers to prioritize safety, adhere to proper acclimatization protocols, and be prepared for the physical and mental challenges that come with conquering this peak

  7. What cultural experience do climbers have on Gasherbrum II?

    Climbers on Gasherbrum I have the opportunity to interact with the local Balti people, who have a rich mountaineering heritage and serve as guides and porters, providing a unique cultural experience.

  8. What are the essential requirements for climbing Gasherbrum-II?

    Climbing Gasherbrum-I require careful planning, adequate equipment, experienced guides, and a thorough understanding of high-altitude mountaineering techniques.

  9. How long does it take to climb Gasherbrum II?

    The duration of the climb can vary depending on various factors, but it typically takes several weeks to climb Gasherbrum I, including time for acclimatization and rest at different campsites along the route. Normally, climbers plan 6 weeks to climb Gaherbrum-II.

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