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K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth. It is located in the Karakorum segment of the Himalayan range, on the border between the Gilgit- Baltistan region of the Pakistan administered Northern Areas and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. However, those who climb K2 must acquire entry via Pakistan as the Chinese side is inaccessible.

Climbing routes and difficulties

There are a number of routes on K2, of somewhat different character, but they all share some key difficulties: First is the extreme high altitude and resulting lack of oxygen: in fact there is only one third as much oxygen available to a climber on the summit of K2 as there is at sea level. Second is the propensity of the mountain to extreme storms of several days’ duration, which have resulted in many of the deaths on the peak. Third is the steep, exposed, and committing nature of all routes on the mountain, which makes retreat more difficult, especially during a storm. Despite many tries there has been no successful ascent during the winter.

We offer Basecamp price that can be modified with extras that you really need; e.g. High Altitude Porter (in Nepal, those men are called climbing sherpa), food, tents, technical gear, all permits needed and many more!

Contact us – but be aware we are not the cheapest (and do not want to be among them); we are highly professional and serious. Our focus is to remain the high quality of our services which results in your safe trip and climb.

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. Click on the link provided.

 

 

Day-01 Islamabad
Arrive in Islamabad and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we enjoy a city tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Day-02  Islamabad- Chilas
Drive to Chilas via the Babusar Pass 4,173m. Overnight at hotel

Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.173 m (13,691 ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the ThakNala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the famous hair pinned roads in the world.

Day-03 Chilas- Skardu
Drive to Skardu along with Indus River, 8-9hrs, 290km. Altitude 2,228m. Overnight at hotel
The rising of Indus stretches down to Baltistan valley from Tibet to Gilgit and down to the Arabian Sea, which cuts the Indian sub-continent from Asia; Baltistan valley is called a little Tibet in the North of Pakistan. Baltistan is situated at the last end of Himalaya, beside Deosai Plain and Satpara Lake. Baltistan the tourist destination of Mountains paradise where the world 2nd highest peak is K-2 (8611-m) and the other 8000m is Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I & II Likely 8068 to 8047m and there are many peaks 7750- 7800m. Its snowcapped peaks and long glaciers give you a spectacular view for climbers, trekkers, and travelers.

Day-04 Skardu- Askoli
Today we take the spectacular drive by jeeps to Askoli 6-7hrs, the starting point of our trek. Altitude 3,000m.

It is a spectacular drive from Skardu to Askoli; the jeep road crosses the Braldu River three times and passes the villages of Dassu, Apligon, Pakora, Hoto Chongo and Thongal.

Day-05 Askoli- Jhola
Trek to Jhola 6-7hrs 12.6km. Altitude 3,200m. Overnight in tents.
The early morning light finds us beginning our K2 expedition as the Loads are distributed among the porters. Walking along the Braldu River. It takes 3 to 4hrs from Askoli to Korofoung. After lunch, continue to trek to Jhola (3-4 hrs) you have a panoramic view of Bakhor Das peak 5809m) also mighty Biafo Glacier. Follow the riverside trail to the confluence of the Biafo and Dumordo rivers. Cross the formidable Domordo River at Jhola which flows from the Panmah glaciers.

Day-06 Jhola- Paiyu
Trek to Paiyu 6-7-hrs 16.6km Altitude 3,450m. Overnight in a tents
This is an undulating walk, difficult at times, with the first views of dramatic mountains ahead. There is a rest stop by some tamarisk trees beside the stream flowing down from Paiyu Peak, where we saw ibex tracks and fox spore. The trail climbs to a vantage point from which you see the snout of Baltoro Glacier and, in the far distance, a magnificent panorama of the Cathedral and Trango Towers and left of them, the unmistakable triangle of K2.

Day-07 Rest day
Free day for local exploration and Porter will prepare their food for the further trek, We enjoy a slow start today taking in our stunning surroundings. We take a short acclimatization trek during the day and in the evening sing and dance with the porters.

Day-08 Urdukas
Trek to Urdukas 7-8hrs 15.9km. Altitude 4,050m. overnight in tents.

Beautiful views of Great Trango & Uli Biaho Towers. The trail traverses the glacier angling gently towards its southeast margin. Exit the glacier into the ablation valley at Liligo. The route alternates between the lateral moraine and the glacier, heading out on the glacier to avoid the outflow from the advancing Liligo glacier.  Continue trek to Urdukas, named for the obvious split boulder. Camp with its extraordinary views of Paiyu Peak 6610m, Uli Biaho 6417m, Great Trango Tower 6286m, Lobsang Spire 5707m & the Cathedral Towers

Day-09 Urdukas- Goro-II
Trek to Goro-II [5-6hrs] 12.1km. Altitude 4,380m. Overnight in tents.
Have a spectacular view of Masherbrum 7821m, Muztagh Tower 7284m, Biarchedi 6,781 Gasherbrum-IV 7925m.

Day-10 Goro-II- Concordia
Trek to Concordia 4-5hrs 9.2km. Altitude 4,650m. Overnight in tents.
Today it is golden opportunity to see 7000m to above 8000m peaks including mighty K2 (8611m) Broad Peak 8047m, G-I 8068m, G-II 8035m Sia Kangri 7422m, Muztagh Tower 7284m, G-IV 7925m, Miter Peak 6025m Golden Throne 7240m.

Day-11  Concordia- K-2
Trek to K-2 base camp 6-7hrs. Altitude 5,135m. Overnight in tents  
K-2 is locally known by the name of “Chogori” which means “ The Great Mountain “ 8611m, is the 2nd highest mountain in the world. K2 is placed on the Pakistan-China border in the mighty Karakorum Range. K-2 is rocky mountain up to 6,000m, beyond, which it becomes an ocean of snow. K-2 was firstly discovered and measured by the survey of India in 1856, and first named for English topographer Henry Godwin-Austen, who explored and surveyed the region and it, was firstly climbed on July 31, 1954, by Italian climbers team led by Ardito Desio and accompanying him were Lino Lachdelli and Achille Compagnoni.

Day-12/51 (40 days in base camp for climbing)

Day-52/56 (Trek down to Askoli). Overnight in tents

Day-57 Skardu: Drive back to Skardu 6-7hrs. Overnight at hotel

Day-58: Chilas: Drive back to Chilas 8-9hrs 290km. Overnight at hotel

Day-59: Islamabad: Drive to Islamabad via Babusar Pass 4,173m. Overnight at hotel

Day-60: Flyback: transfer to Islamabad airport for return flight.

 

 

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Q Why book with us?

1) We are among the pioneers and breaking trail for the future of high altitude ascents. With our EXPRESS ASCENTS, we have distinguished ourselfs from other companies - Our vision is a big plus in both security and reduction of days needed for our clients!

2) 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.

3) 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.

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

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

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

7) Customer service 24/7

Tour operator with excellent partnerships across the globe and with long-time experience, not only in the Alps but also worldwide, especially on the high mountains of this planet. Headquarter based in Switzerland, grown up in and with the mountains; We offer trips to 7Summits, 8000m peaks, 5000-7999m peaks, expeditions, treks, first ascent peaks and skitouring in remote places. Ask us! Our countries: Nepal, Russia, Pakistan and many more. We have very good partners in the countries we work in. We know them very well, they are among the best in their field. We assure you to be in safe hands. We are not the cheapest (and do not want to be among them) as we offer a very high quality of service. Some of the best climbers in the world have worked together with us or our partners, e.g. Simone Moro, Tamara Lunger, Alex Txikon, Ali Sadbara, Tendi Sherpa, Red Bull and others.

Includes

  1. Accommodation and Meals
    Accommodation will be provided based on following hotels sharing twin/double occupancy.
    Islamabad– Hill View hotel or similar category – Bed & Breakfast only.
    Chilas– Midway Shangri-La or similar category – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    Skardu- PTDC Motel or Guesthouse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Note:
    Alternate accommodation will be provided if rooms in above-mentioned hotels are not available. Check in before 12:00 pm is subject to previous night charges
  2. Transportation
    Air-condition transport for sightseeing
    Air-condition transport for airport pick and drop
    Air-condition transport from Islamabad to Skardu and back to Islamabad
  3. Porterage (Low Altitude Porters)
    Required porters from Askoli to K2 base camp and back to Askoli
    Free baggage allowance for members personal gear and collective equipment is 50 KG per person
  4. Taxes and Fees
    CKNP Fee
    Road taxes.
    Camping fees
    Bridge crossing fee
    Climbing permit fee
    Liaison officer wages- Kit
  5. Camping Food & Equipment & Accessories
    Camp food from Askoli to K2 base camp- back to Askoli including 40 days at base camp
    Mattresses.
    D3V sleeping tent.
    Toilet Tent.
    Shower Tent.
    Mess tent- Table- Chairs.
  6. Kitchen Equipment
    All necessary kitchen utensils.
    Kitchen tent.
    Lamps for light.
    Cooking Stoves
  7. Staff
    Professional English Speaking Guide
    Professional Cook
    Assistant Guide as per group size
    Cook helper
 

 

Excludes

  • International air ticket & airport taxes.
  • Visa fee for Pakistan & personal insurance of the clients.
  • Tips for drivers, porters and staff
  • Single Supplement
  • Hotel meals in Islamabad (lunch & dinner)
  • Helicopter charges in case of use for rescue
  • Transfers to and from airports for participants making individual air arrangements
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
  • Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely
  • Any other service that is not mentioned in the list above.
 

 

 

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