Photo by Qazi
|Range/Region:||Central Asia Ranges|
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1956|
|First successful climber(s):||Austrian expedition|
|Nearest major airport:||Islamabad, Pakistan|
Gasherbrum II is the third highest peak of the Gasherbrum massif, and the thirteenth highest peak in the world. It is generally considered one of the easiest 8000 meter peaks, though like any mountain of its stature, an ascent is not to be taken lightly.