Gasherbrum 2

Camp 1 on Gasherbrum 2 in Pakistan
Climber close to summit of Gasherbrum 2 with Gasherbrum 1 behind
Climbers at camp 1 with Gasherbrum 2 behind

Gasherbrum 2, the world's 13th highest peak and one of the fourteen 8,000m peaks, is situated at the head of Pakistan's Baltoro Glacier amongst giants such as K2, Gasherbrum 1 and Broad Peak.

Whether this is your first 8,000m peak or your third, the nature of climbing in this region will have its own unique flavour. Motivated ascensionists also have the opportunity to climb two 8,000m peaks in a week by adding on an ascent of neighbouring Gasherbrum 1 (8,080m/26,509ft), also known as Hidden Peak.

The climbing on Gasherbrum 2 is not especially steep but the remoteness of the setting makes this an especially rewarding experience. The expedition will attempt the normal route on the peak and establish three camps before mounting the summit attempt. This is a big mountain expedition and, although it is regarded as slightly harder than Cho Oyu, it is an ideal training peak for Everest.

Take advantage of your time in the remote Baltoro region with an ascent of Gasherbrum 1, or Hidden Peak as it has been dubbed, immediately after Gasherbrum 2. Using the existing Base Camp and Camp 1, the timeframe for this additional 8,000m peak is only 10 days or less.

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  • Dramatic scenery of the Baltoro region
  • Classic high altitude climbing
  • Add on an ascent of Gasherbrum 1 (Hidden Peak) for two 8,000m peaks in a week

Expedition Level

Expedition Level







50 or 60 days





Arrival in Islamabad


Briefing with Ministry of Tourism

DAY 3 - 4

Fly Islamabad to Skardu (or drive if the weather is not suitable to fly), hire porters


Day in Skardu, packing and sorting gear


Travel to Askole


Trek to Jula


Trek to Paiju


Rest day

DAY 10

Trek to Urdukas

DAY 11
Trek to Goro
DAY 12

Trek to Concordia

DAY 13
Trek to Shagharing
DAY 14

Trek to Gasherbrum Base Camp

DAY 15

Rest day and camp set up

DAY 16

Rest and gear prep

DAY 17 - 40

Climb Gasherbrum 2

DAY 41 - 46

Depart Base Camp for Skardu

DAY 47 - 48

Skardu to Islamabad

DAY 49

Contingency Day

DAY 50

Trip Ends

Interactive Gasherbrum 2 Map

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
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The need for exceptional physical fitness cannot be over-emphasised. A regular, strenuous programme must be followed for many months to achieve the level of fitness required. We recommend a training programme tailored to mountaineering such as those from Uphill Athlete.

Technical Experience

You must be able to efficiently climb ice, snow and rock terrain, multiple days in a row. Climbers will ideally have a broad set of climbing skills from basic rock climbing to advanced cramponing on snow and ice and strong rope skills such as rappelling and rope ascending. You should be comfortable with camp craft and self-care at high altitude.

Altitude Experience

Prior ascents of multiple 6,000-7,000m peaks are required (such as Denali, Aconcagua, Peak Lenin, 6000m peaks in Nepal, or the Ecuador Volcanoes).

Climbers at camp 1 location with Gasherbrum 2 behind
Why Adventure Consultants?

Adventure Consultants is renowned for the quality of its service and strategy applied to high altitude expedition climbing. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition to offer our climbers the best possible chance of success.

We employ strong and specialised Expedition leaders and local staff, who are some of the most pre-eminent in the industry. We pride ourselves on operating with small teams, the best back-up and support available. This includes nutritious and ample quantities of food, comfortable base camp facilities, reliable communications systems and the necessary medical back up.

Many of our expedition members come to us because they have seen us in action on a previous trip and decide to opt for our level of service and proven experience. Others return because they know we do our very best to make expeditions safe and successful.

Climbing route between camps 2 and 3 on Gasherbrum 2

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Professional, qualified guides
  • Experienced Sherpa and High Altitude workers
  • Return flight from Islamabad to Skardu
  • Private land transportation
  • High-end Base Camp and mountain camps
  • Wi-Fi at Base Camp
  • Excellent food and catering
  • Expert logistics
  • Regular dispatches for families and friends to follow your expedition
  • Comprehensive support from our New Zealand office team.
Tents at camp 4 on Gasherbrum 2 with Gasherbrum 1 behind

Camp 4 on Gasherbrum 2 with Gasherbrum 1 behind. Talk to us how to complete both on one expedition.

Trango towers seen from trek to Gasherbrum 2

The trek up the Baltoro Glacier is amongst the most spectacular on earth. Here we pass the Trango Towers group.

Climber on summit of Gasherbrum 2 with K2 behind

In the abode of the gods. On the summit of Gasherbrum 2 with K2 right over the shoulder.

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Camp 1 on Gasherbrum 2 Pakistan

"Had a fantastic trip with AC. Both guides were experienced, professional and excellent instructors."

Heidi Story, Australia
Camp site on Baltoro glacier Pakistan

"Adventure Consultants operate and conduct themselves as tier one operators and it shows."

Matt MacIsaac, Canada
Climbing the approach glacier to Camp 1 on Gasherbrum 2

"We thought AC was very organized and all the little details were dealt with. AC's staff was excellent. Overall everyone was on top of their job and made our experience unforgettable."

Scott Hawkings, Canada
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