Karakoram in Turkish means “Black Rubble”. In 1856 a British officer, Capt. Montgomery, 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 K1, K2, K3 upto K37 using the prefix “K” from Karakoram.
In 1861 the area was further surveyed by Col. Godwin Austin who recognized K2 as the highest peak of the range and measured it to be 8619m—only three meters more than its official height (1988) of 8616m. Its local name is Chogori, which means Great Mountain.
The route to K2 goes through the Baltoro region of Baltistan. There are several high peaks which rise from the world’s largest temperate zone glacier. Only the highest or more prominent peaks have been named or climbed. An incredible nineteen of these peaks tower over 7600m while four of them are 8000ers..
Thus, K2, the second highest mountain in the world towers majestically above Concordia with the sweeping Godwin Austin Glacier offering an ice highway towards it. It was first climbed by Italians in 1954.
Day 01 : Islamabad: Arrive Islamabad.
Day 02 : Islamabad: Welcome reception at Alpine Club of Pakistan.
Day 03 : Skardu/Chilas: Fly to Skardu. In case of cancellation of flight drive to Chilas (480 km).
Day 04 : Chilas/Skardu: Day free at Skardu. If your are driving, complete road journey (07–08 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route has good view of Nanga Parbat (8125m).
Day 05 : Askole (3000m):By jeeps drive to Askole (6-7 hrs).
Day 06-12: Trek to K2 Base Camp.
Day 13-77: 66 days for acclimatization and climbing.
Day 78-81: Trek back to Hushe via Gondogoro La and drive back to Skardu.
Day 82 : Islamabad/Chilas: Fly to Islamabad. In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas.
Day 83 : Islamabad: Leisure day at Islamabad. In case of driving, complete rod journey from Chilas to Islamabad.
Day 84 : Islamabad: Farewell meeting at Alpine Club of Pakistan.
Day 85 :Fly Out: Transfer to airport for your return flight home
Liaison with ministry of tourism in Islamabad for climbing permit process, providing measurements of the appointed Liaison officer for his prescribed kit.
Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.
Clearance of cargo before arrival of the team and its storage.
Assistance upon arrival/departure.
Briefing/Debriefing at Ministry of Tourism.
Hotel accommodation in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Chilas and Skardu.
All meals during trek and at B.C. as per itinerary.
Porterage of 75 kg per person of expedition equipment and high altitude food etc. to the B.C. and 50 kg per person on return from BC.
Road transfers between airport/hotel and within city as per itinerary.
Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess, kitchen and toilet tent with tables/field stools and camping ground fees.
Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
Wages and basic kit of guide, sirdar, cook and assistant (s).
Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
Porterage at airports, hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
Mail handling/forwarding to BC/overseas except postage charges.
Reconfirmation of air tickets.
Hiring of HAPs, mail runner (s) and any other crew as per requirement. (Wages and kit to be arranged by the team).
Gasherbrum I peaks and II stands side by side. Both the peaks have same base camp even the higher camps are common until camp II. Therefore for us ground handling and services to base camp is same for the either of the peaks. Choose one of the either peak or both by paying additional royalty fee. Rest leaves on us and enjoy your climbing.
Climbers have described it as an impressive but achievable peak, much like Cho Oyu but with a gradual walk up the Baltoro Glacier to its BC that is said to be the best trek in the world. Its climb provides not too hard and a perfect mountaineering experience for Himalaya beginners. G2 stands in the majestic neighborhood of Karakoram giants like and K2 in a close line-up of world`s highest peaks in the amphitheater of Concordia that has no parallel in the world.
In 1889-1929 an international expedition headed by the Swiss G.O. Dyhrenfurth studied possible ways to the top of the Gasherbrum 2 and got to 6250m on the south flank. On July 8, 1956 the first ascent via the southwest spur was made by an Austrian expedition headed by F. Moravec. Fritz Moravec along with Josef Larch and Hans Willenpart from a bivouac at 7700m via the east spur to the summit on 7th.
Day 01 : Arrive Islamabad, Welcome reception
Day 02 : Travel to Chilas
Day 03 : Chilas- Skardu Road jouney 7-8 hours
Day 04 : Askole : Drive to Askole 6-7 hours
Day 05 – 17 : Trek to G-II Base Camp
Day 18- 45 : 28 days for acclimatization and climbing.
Day 46 – 48 : Back to Hushe via Gondogoro La and Skardu
Day 49 : Drive to Islamabad
Day 50 : Farewell meet. Transfer to air port.
The Broad peak is the 3rd highest peak in the Karakoram Range and the 4th highest in Pakistan. The peak is located on the west end of the Baltoro glacier. Despite of its massive height of 8,047 meters (26, 400 feet ) the peak remained escaped from the serious attention of the mountaineers for long period.
According to the survey record of Pakistan it is mentioned as PK 23/52 A Broad Peak. Because of its broad top the locals named it ‘Falchan Brak’ means Broad Peak. This beautiful mountain of Pakistan repulsed scores of expeditions from various countries of the world. ….It was, however, scaled for the first time on June 9, 1957, by the Austrian.
Because of its broad top the locals named it ‘Falchan Brak’ means Broad Peak. This beautiful mountain of Pakistan repulsed scores of expeditions from various countries of the world. ….It was, however, scaled for the first time on June 9, 1957, by the Austrian…
The first ascent of Broad Peak was made between June 8 and 9, 1957 by Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl of an Austrian expedition led by Marcus Schmuck. A first attempt by the team was made on May 29 where Fritz Wintersteller and Kurt Diemberger reached the forepeak (8,030 m). This was also accomplished without the aid of supplemental oxygen, high altitude porters nor base camp support.
On the same expedition, Marcus Schmuck and Fritz Wintersteller made a flash first ascent of Skil Brum peak (7,360 m) on June 19, 1957 in pure Alpine style in 53 hours. Hermann Buhl fell to his death when he and Diemberger attempted to climb nearby Chogolisa (7,654 m) on June 27, 1957. In July 2007 an Austrian mountaineering team climbed Broad Peak and retrieved the corpse of Markus Kronthaler, who had died on the mountain one year before, from over 8,000 meters.
Day 01 : Arrive Islamabad, Welcome reception.
Day 02 : Travel to Chilas
Day 03 : Chilas- Skardu Road jouney 7-8 hours
Day 04 : Sight seen in Skardu final packing for theExpedition.
Day 05 : Drive by 4 x 4 jeep to Askole
Day 06 : Trek to Jolha
Day 07 : Trek to Paiju
Day 08 : Trek to Urdukus
Day 09 : Trek to Goro II
Day 10 : Trek to Concordia
Day 11 : Trek to Broad peak base camp.
Day 12-42 : Climbing activities.
Day 43 : Trek to Concordia, over night in camp.
Day 44 : Trek to Ali Camp.
Day 45 : Trek to Kheuspang
Day 46 : Trek to Dalspangpa
Day 47 : Trek to Shaicho
Day 48 : Trek to Hushe Walking distance is 3 hours. At Hushe jeeps are waiting.
Day 49 : Drive to Chilas overnight in hotel.
Day 50 : Drive to Islamabad, overnight in hotel.
Day 51 : Debriefing in Ministry of Tourism
Day 52 : Fly back to home