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Mighty K2 (8611m)

Mighty K2 (8611m)

K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth, is located in the Karakoram 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.

The local name of K2 is Chogori, which in Balti language means the king of mountains. This name is little known outside of Pakistan. It is, therefore, desirable that – K2 be used.K2 is a rocky mountain up to 6000 meters, beyond which it becomes an ocean of snow. The traditional route to its base camp goes from Skardu, which is linked with Islamabad by a good road. From Skardu the route goes via Shigar-Dassu-Askole up to Concordia over the Baltoro glacier. The exact height of the peak is 8,611 meters/28,251 ft.K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of ascent and the second-highest fatality rate among the “eight thousanders” for those who climb it. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying.An Italian expedition succeeded in ascending to the summit of K2 via the Abruzzi Spur on 31 July 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio, although the two climbers who actually reached the top were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. The team included a Pakistani member, Colonel Muhammad Ata-ullah, who had been a part of the 1953 American expedition. Also on  the expedition were the famous Italian climber Walter Bonatti and Pakistani Hunza porter Mahdi, who proved vital to the expedition’s success in that they carried oxygen to 8,100 metres (26,600 ft) for Lacedelli and Compagnoni. Their dramatic bivouac in the open at that altitude wrote another chapter in the saga of Himalayan climbing.

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Day 01: Islamabad: Arrive Islamabad.
Day 02: Islamabad: Welcome reception at Alpine Club of Pakistan.
Day 03: Skardu/Chilas: Fly to Skardu. In case of cancellation of flight drive to Chilas.
Day 04: Chilas/Skardu: Day free at Skardu. If your are driving, complete road journey (07–08 hrs) to Skardu.
Day 05: Askole (3000m):By jeeps drive to Askole (6-7 hrs).
Day 06-12: Trek to K2 Base Camp.
Day 13-58: 66 days for acclimatization and climbing.
Day 59-62: Trek back to Hushe via Gondogoro La and drive back to Skardu.
Day 63: Islamabad/Chilas: Fly to Islamabad. In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas.
Day 64: Islamabad: Leisure day at Islamabad. In case of driving, complete rod journey from Chilas to Islamabad.
Day 65: Islamabad: Farewell meeting at Alpine Club of Pakistan.
Day 66: Fly Out: Transfer to airport for your return flight home

What is include is service?

  1. Liaison with ministry of tourism in Islamabad for permit process and measurement of Liaison officer.
  2. Process of import and export permit from ministry of tourism.
  3. Clearance of cargo before arrival of the team and its storage.
  4. Welcome reception and meeting at Alpine Club of Pakistan in Islamabad.
  5. Hotel accommodation and meals as per given hotels in itinerary.
  6. All meals during Trek and at base camp.
  7. All road transfers. And sightseeing as per itinerary. Porterage of 75 kg per person of expedition equipment and high altitude food etc. To BC and 50 kg per person on return from base camp.
  1. Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess, kitchen and toilet tent with tables, stools and camping ground fee.
  2. Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
  3. Wages and basic kit of guide, Sardar, cook and assistant.
  4. Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
  5. Mail handling/ forwarding to BC.
  6. Reconfirmation of air ticket.
  7. All expenses of Liaison officer.
  8. Pollution fee 200 $
  9. CKNP fee 68 $ per person.

What is not include in service?

  1. International air ticket and air port taxes.
  2. Visa fee to Pakistan and personal insurance of the client.
  3. Cargo fee and custom charges for import and export.
  4. Sleeping bags, personal clothing and climbing gear of any kind beyond base camp including high altitude food and oxygen.
  5. Room services, laundry, beverages, personal phone calls and soft drinks.
  6. Medications ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges ( ca, 10,000 $) etc.
  7. Food above base camp for members and high altitude porters etc.
  8. Porters and staff tips.
  9. Any other services which is not mentioned in given Services include.

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At a Glance

No. of Days: 66
Season: June- August
Grade: Challenging 
Zone: Permit Needed
Region: Karakoram
Max Altitude: 8611M

HOTELS:

Islamabad: Envoy Hotel/ Grand Regency Hotel


Besham: PTDC Motel


Chilas: Panaroma Inn/Shangrilla Midway


Skardu: PTDC/Concordia Motel


Fixed Departure 2018, K2

  • 25th  June 2018

Price:

  • Starting price:  5720 Euro
    Maximum price:  11765 Euro.
    Recommended  route: Abruzzi Spur.