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K-2 (8611-M) Expedition

With 8611m, K 2 is the second highest mountain in the world. As early as 1939 Fritz Wiessner, tried the first ascent and, together with his Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama, reached a height of 8390m. As the Sherpa was afraid of evil spirits and forced Wiessner to turn back (he simply didn´t hand out the rope), this attempt was not successful. The summit was finally reached 15 years later, on July 31, 1954, by the Italians Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli.

The rate of success on K 2 is relatively low, the number of people who died on the mountain is very high. Apart from height, steep slopes and technical difficulties, it is the frequent changes of the weather which make the mountain so dangerous. The normal route via the Abruzzi Ridge is chosen by most expeditions so that it is usually equipped with fixed ropes.

Itinerary


Note: Itinerary (can be shortened or extended depending on time, weather and physical condition)

Days Destinations / Day by day itinerary Accommodation  
01 Arrive at Islamabad afternoon welfare meeting with Alpine Club Hotel  
02 Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 11-12hrs 461km Hotel  
03 Drive to Skardu along with Indus River 8-9hrs 290km Hotel  
04 Drive to Askoli 6-7 hrs 3000m Camp  
05 Trek to Jhola 6-7hrs 18 km 3200m Camp  
06 Trek to Paiyu 6-7-hrs 16.6km 3450m Camp  
07 Rest day in Paiyu Camp  
08 Trek to Urdukus 6-7hrs 15.9km 4050m Camp  
09 Trek to Goro-II 5-6hrs 12.1km 4380m Camp  
10 Trek to Concordia 4-5hrs 9.2km 4650m Camp  
11 Trek to K-2 base camp 6-7hrs Camp  
12/50 39 day for climbing Camp  
51 Trek back to Concordia Camp  
52 Full day trek to Ali Camp 9.5 km 5010m Camp  
53 Trek to Hispung after crossing Gondogoro La Pass 5680m Camp  
54 Trek to Saicho 4-5hrs 9.8 km 3330m Camp  
55 Trek to Hushe 4-5hrs 9.3km 3050m Camp  
56 Drive to Skardu 5-6hrs Hotel  
57 Drive to Chilas 8-9hrs Hotel  
58 Drive from Chilas to Islamabad 11-12hrs Hotel  
59 Morning farewell meeting with Alpine Club afternoon sightseeing Hotel  
60 Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight    

Dates & Prices


Dates & Prices

Best Time For Climbing Duration of Expedition Group size Expedition package
June - August 60 Days ISB-ISB 05-07-12 Climbers Depends on group Size
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Services


Services included in the Package

• Climbing permit process.
• Royalty of the Peak.
• Additional royalty fee per additional member above 7Pax.
• Environmental Fee
• Liaison officer/Guide daily wages and insurance
• Liaison officer /Guide equipment
• Staff: Guide, cook, assistant cook and kitchen Boy
• Cooking Equipment Complete brand new kitchen utensils (crockery)
• Camping Food: During trekking and at base camp.
• Porters: Required porters their wages, food, equipment, transport, and insurance.
• Accommodation with B/L/D(except in Islamabad)
• Transportation Islamabad to Islamabad
• Camping Equipment such as sleeping tent, mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, mattress, chairs, tables table lamps etc
• Member's personal baggage 75KGs per person way up to base camp and 50KGs per person way back after Expedition.
• Arrange welfare meeting with Alpine Club
• Cargo equipment storege.
• Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels
• International flights tickets re-confirmation
• Fess: (Bridge crossing, cable crossing, camping)