There are 14 more then 8000m peaks over Himalaya and Karakorum, five of them are in Pakistan and the rest are in Nepal including the world 2nd highest peak K2 or the local name Chogori, are situated on the North East of Baltoro glacier and the third longest glacier of the world.
Gasherbrum II (8035m) is part of the Gasherbrum group which consists of six peaks, two of them (G I and G II) over 8000m high. The first exploration of the mountain was made in 1909 by an Italian expedition under the leadership of the Duke of Abruzzi. One of the members of the expedition was Vittorio Sella, the quality of whose photos has not been surpassed to the present day. The first ascent of G II was made on July 7, 1956, by three members of an Austrian expedition under the leadership of Fritz Moravec, via the South West Ridge. Apart from Moravec himself, Sepp Larcher and Hans Willenpart reached the summit after a bivouac at 7700m. The second ascent was made as many as 20 years later by a French-Polish expedition.
Today, G II is the destination of a large number of expeditions, as it has no great technical difficulties.
|01||Arrival in Islamabad||H|
|02||Islamabad – Skardu or Chilas if no flight||H|
|03||Chilas – Skardu||H|
|04||Skardu (free day)||H|
|05||Skardu to Askoli (by jeep)||C|
|06||Trek to Jhola||C|
|07||Trek to Paiyu||C|
|08||Rest day at Paiyu||C|
|09||Trek to Urdukas||C|
|10||Trek to Goro||C|
|11||Trek to Concordia||C|
|12||Trek to Basecamp||C|
|13-48:||Reserved for climbing activities||C|
|49-56||Return to Askoli and drive to Skardu||H|
|57||Drive to Chilas||H|
|58||Drive to Islambad||H|