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The height of the broad peak is 8047 meters/26,401 ft. It is called Broad Peak because of its breadth at the top. It has also been called the enormous triple-headed Breithorn (4165 meters high three-headed peak of the European Alps) of the Baltoro. In 1954, Dr. Karl M. Herligkoffer of West Germany tried to climb it. The name of Broad Peak was introduced by W.M.Convey a British explorer during his expedition in 1892. In the Balti language name of Broad Peak is Phalchan Kangri(Falchan Kangri.), because of its breadth at the top. In 1954 Dr.Karl M.Herligkoffer of West Germany tried to climb it. The party made an attempt, however, did not meet with success because of a storm and a very low temperature. Austrian expedition came to Pakistan in 1957 to climb this peak. It was lead by Marcus Schmuck with Fritz Wintersteller, Kurt Diemberger, an Austrian climber and photographer and a legendary mountaineer, and Hermann Buhl, who is considered one of the best known postwar Austrian climbers. It began a reconnaissance of a ridge on the western face of the mountain. Consequently, it climbed a snow gully and camped at 5791-M. On the 19th of May 1957, all members of the expedition left camp III for an assault on the summit. A storm forced them to return to the base camp; It was however on the 9th June 157 that Marcus Schmuck, Fritz Wintersteller, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl climbed the peak without using O2 and high altitude porters.
Islamabad – Skardu
Islamabad: Arrive Islamabad.
Islamabad: Welcome reception at Alpine Club of Pakistan.
Skardu/Chilas: Fly to Skardu. In case of cancellation of flight drive to Chilas.
Chilas/Skardu: Day free at Skardu. If you are driving, complete road journey (07–08 hrs) to Skardu.
Askole (3000m): By jeeps drive to Askole (6-7 hrs).
Trek to K2 Base Camp.
28 days for acclimatization and climbing.
Trek back to Hushe via Gondogoro La and drive back to Skardu.
Islamabad/Chilas: Fly to Islamabad. In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas.
Leisure day at Islamabad. In case of driving, complete rod journey from Chilas to Islamabad.
Farewell meeting at Alpine Club of Pakistan.
Transfer to airport for your return flight home