Gasherbrum II

Gasherbrum II


From £15,995
Altitude 8,035m Grade: 3D

The easiest of the four Karakoram 8000m peaks.

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 6500m 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 bringing in the support of our best Nepali Sherpas to work alongside our team of Pakistani high altitude porters

TRAVEL BETWEEN ISLAMABAD AND SKARDU WILL BE BY AIR AND NOT BY ROAD, EVEN IF THIS CAUSES DELAYS IN OUR ITINERARY

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23rd Jun 2023 - 30th Jul 2023 Spaces38 £15,995£16,695 Book Now
21st Jun 2024 - 28th Jul 2024
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* A deposit of £2,000 will be required at checkout.

Extras

Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

ItemPrice
Gasherbrum 3x oxygen (Including £500 refundable deposit for mask & regulator) £1,500
1:1 High Altitude Porter (HAP) £1,200
1:1 Sherpa (1:2 included) £4,000

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

Our experienced Expedition leader will be supported by some of our regular Nepali climbing Sherpas. The friendly staff will also include a team of Pakistani high altitude porters, who we work very well with. In addition, we are supported by good cooks who all adhere to high levels of hygiene and care. Climber to Sherpa/HAP ratio 2:1

  • Estimated International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader. 
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition. 
  • High Altitude Porter / Sherpa support
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain. 
  • Hotel and other accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis. 
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb. 
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies. 
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp). 
  • 90 - 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients. 
  • 15% discount off the RRP for equipment and clothing purchased from Adventure Peaks shop.

What's Excluded

  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment. 
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals unless specified. 
  • Personal medical supplies.
  • personal use of communication equipment. 
  • Excess baggage. 
  • Tips for porters and local guides & sherpa summit bonus. 
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early. 
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early. 
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.

Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Islamabad

Day 2

Arrive in Islamabad

Day 3

Final preparations

Days 4 - 5

Fly to Skardu

Day 6

Drive to Askole

Days 7 - 13

Trek to BC, 4900m

Days 14 - 37

Climb Gasherbrum II

Days 38 - 43

Return trek to Hushe, via Gondogoro La (or join K2 expedition)

Day 44

Drive to Skardu

Days 45 - 46

Fly or drive to Islamabad

Day 47

Return international flight

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:
https://partner.globalrescue.com/adventurepeaks/



We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

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