Gasherbrum II 8034m EXPRESS ASCENT

EXPRESS ASCENT Summer 2020 2021
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Why book with us?

We are among the best, the safest and most successful agencies worldwide. Some of our team members or our partners achievement: 13 times Everest, 1st Nanga Parbat Winter ascent, first ascents in Nepal and many more.

Famous pro-climbers and companies work with us and/or our partners. Not by co-incidence. Among our partners: Denis Urubko, Simone Moro, David Lama and many others.

High security standards, reliable material, qualified staff, excellent customer service.

Flexible - we adapt the program to each client, as far as possible and meaningful.

Best price guarantee - we adjust the price to the numbner of guests- The same price for all guests.

Customer service 24/7

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Do you have questions concerning our club, bookings, our programs? Do you need a service, a customized adventure? Do you want to cooperate with us or work for us? Anyhow, drop us a line!

+41 79 561 14 53

contact@hohenbergsteigen.com

 

This expedition Gasherbrum 2 8034m EXPRESS ASCENT is a world novelty and you can only book it here with this program. Be part of the future and our vision of high altitude ascents. We are among the pioneers and leaders of this scientific, highly efficient approach.

 

Your real advantages:

Use only 35 days (instead of 55 days = regular climbing time of other agencies) to climb, significantly increase your safety and reduce your risk of high altitude sickness!

For additional informations and inquiries, feel free to drop us a line.

 

Gasherbrum means a glowing wall. There are six Gasherbrum peaks in the Karakorum Mountains. It was Captain Young and his buddies who discovered the Gasherbrum glacier in 1889. In 1956, members of an Austrian Karakorum expedition boarded the Gasherbrum 2 (8035 m). The group was led by Fritz Moravec. A base camp was built on the southern Gasherbrum glacier. Camp 1 was set up at 6005m. Here they had to stay for ten days because of a violent storm. As a result, the expedition team took a large part of their supplies due to an avalanche. After Fritz Moravec, Josef Larch and Hans Willenpart had set up a few the base camp, they went on and set up a bivouac at 7620m. Despite frostbite in the bivouac, the three reached the summit of Gasherbrum-II on July 8 and returned without any further accident.

Please note:

The price offered here is for the trek and accomodation until and including basecamp. It is suitable for all climbers who want to go alpine style!

For climbers who seek for a group, that is also possible as we might be having a joint expedition group anyhow. For climbing equipment, extra porters (that is how guides are called in Pakistan), extra charges apply. Contact us for more details, we are very open to help you.

Entire Organisation made by HÖHENBERGSTEIGEN and our very experienced partner Hunza Guides Pakistan. Pro climbers such as Simone Moro, Denis Urubko, David Lama trust and travel with our partner! Highest quality while on the mountain and intense experience = your safety!

Program

Day 1

Islamabad: Welfare meeting in Alpine Club of Pakistan & sightseeing

Day 2

Fly to Skardu or drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 11 – 12hrs 461km

Day 3

Free day in Skardu or d rive from Chilas to Skardu along with Indus River 8 – 9hrs 290km

Day 4

Fly by Helicopter to Gasherbrum BC

Day 5

Reserve day in case of bad weather

Day 6 - 30

25 days for climbing

Day 31

Fly back to Skardu by helicopter

Day 32

Reserve day in case of bad weather

Day 33

Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas 8 – 9hrs 290km

Day 34

Free day in Islamabad or drive from Chilas to Islamabad 11 – 12hrs 461km

Day 35

Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight

Best Time

June to August

Duration

35 Days

Services Basic Package

The basic package includes services from the arrival airport to Basecamp and back. It is suitable for those who want to climb alpine style with little or no support from us while on the mountain. Summit permit fee and liaison officer fee are already included in the basic package!

In case you need additional services for your ascent of Gasherbrum, you might have to choose from the full service or discuss your needs with us. Example: Supplemental oxygen, guides etc.

 

1) Taxes + Government Fees

  • Royalty fee
  • CKNP fee
  • Liaison Officer incl. Equipment
  • Camping fees during trek
  • Bridge crossing fee
  • Road usage fee
  • Climbing fee

 

2) Accommodation and meals

  • Islamabad: Hill View Hotel, breakfast
  • Chilas: Midway Shangri-La, Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Skardu: PTDC Motel, Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

 

3) Domestic flights

  • Islamabad – Skardu – Islamabad

Gilgit Baltistan flights are heavily exposed to the weather. In case of failure, transport takes place via land.

 

4) Transports land route

  • Pickup Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • Transports sightseeing
  • Islamabad – Skardu – Islamabad on Flight Failure

 

5) Vehicles

  • Depending on number of persons: Toyota Hi Roof Van, Toyota Coaster, Toyota Coaster Saloon
  • 4×4 Jeep: Skardu – Askoli, Hushe – Skardu

 

6) Porters

  • Porters carry luggage from Askoli to Basecamp and back
  • Per person, incl. Group material, up to 50kg free baggage

 

7) Camping equipment

  • 2 – 3 person tents
  • Toilet tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dining tent with chairs and tables
  • Shower tent
  • Sleeping mattress

 

8) Kitchen utensils

  • Kitchen tent
  • Kitchen material
  • Lamps
  • Hobs
  • Everything needed cooking and dining material

 

9) Food on the way

  • Camp food from Askoli to Basecamp and back, incl. 30 days in the Basecamp
  • Professional chefs
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables as often as possible
  • Local food depending on availability and request of the guests possible at any time
  • Detailed list on request

 

10) Local Staff

  • Kitchen crew
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Liason Officer (State Liaison Officer)
  • Assistant Guide depending on group size
  • Porters
  • Note: Helicopter rescue of staff is not covered
Service Optional: Full Service

The same services apply as in the basic package. Basic package covers all required services up to the Basecamp. If you want to climb the mountain, you need additional equipment and material.

In addition to the basic package, the following options can be booked:

High Altitude Porter (HAP) = carrier and guide, 1 HAP per 2-3 guests 4050 USD per HAP
Propane-butane gas 12 USD per gas cartridge
Russian oxygen cylinder 750 USD per cylinder
Regulator and oxygen mask 750 USD per set
Extra carrier to the base camp 150 USD per carrier per way

 

In addition:

Tents high camps, cooking material, gas, mountain guides, food, summit permit etc. On demand
Additional Costs
  • Own equipment International Air Ticket & Airport Taxes
  • Helicoper costs Skardu – Basecamp – Skardu, to be divided among the guests. More guests = lower price.
  • Visa fee for Pakistan
  • Personal insurance guests
  • Tipping driver, porters, staff
  • Single room supplement
  • Eating Islamabad (Lunch, Dinner)
  • Helicopter costs in case of a rescue mission
  • Transfer from and to the airport for own, unscheduled domestic flight bookings
  • Optional excursions and changes to the agreed tour
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, fax, satellite phone, internet, email, alcohol, soft drinks
  • Room service, tips for room service
  • Others, not listed here
 

 

 

Equipment

Exact material list takes place upon registration

Special Deal

We keep an excellent relation with Kailas www.kailasgear.com and distribute their products. Our guests profit of special reductions and therefore can buy Kailas equipment cheaper when asking us.

We offer their entire portfolio, especially down suits, tents, down products such as sleeping bags, down jackets, gore-tex, 8000m mountaineering boots, backpacks and much more.

Ask us for your deal or have a look at our shop, where we keep a very small collection out of the huge collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visa

We provide the following information for obtaining a visa:

  • Visa Invitation letter
  • Certificate expedition
  • Certification Passport
  • Hotel reservation
  • Certification Partner
  • License Hunza Guides Pakistan
  • Hunza guides reservation
  • Taxcertificate
  • Certificate Pakistan Association of Tour Operators
  • Hunza Guides Owner Passport and NIC Card
Rescue

Askari Aviation is the only company in Pakistan with helicopters that can be used for rescue purposes. The rescue missions are very expensive. Therefore each guest must be able to produce the following certificates:

 

  • Rescue insurance up to at least 40,000 USD
  • Copy of rescue insurance to hand HÖHENBERGSTEIGEN. In the event of an emergency, our partners will contact the guest’s insurance company to cover costs and initiate rescue operations.
  • Further information where required according to Government Pakistan

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