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August 6, 2019

K2 (8,611M)

Written By Kanza Khan

Elevation: 8,611 Meters
Mountain Range: Karakoram
First Ascent: Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli (Italy), July 31, 1954
Zone: Permitted
Duration: 60 Days
Best Time: Mid May – End August

In Reinhold Messner’s opinion, K-2 is the most impressive but the most difficult peak in the world. It is perhaps for this reason that the locals call it Chogori, ‘the king of mountains’. K2 has variously been described as the “awesome”, “killer”, “savage” and “the mountain of mountains”. Its lower face is rocky up to 6,000 meters, beyond which it becomes a vertical ocean of snow.

K2 majestically stands on the Pakistan-China border ruling the mighty Karakoram. The traditional route to its base camp goes through Baltoro Glacier. The height of the peak is 8,616 meters/28,267 feet according to the survey done by Italian geologists in 2004.

The peak has been climbed by over two hundred and fifty climber through different routes. The most common and easiest is Abruzzi Ridge followed by the legendry Italian climbers Mr. Lino Lacedelli and Mr. Achille Compagnoni who reached the summit on August 31, 1954.

Day 01 Islamabad
Day 02 Briefing at Ministry of Tourism
Day 03 Islamabad-Chilas
Day 04 Chilas-Skardu
Day 05 Skardu
Day 06 Skardu-Askoli
Day 07 Askoli-Jula
Day 08 Jula-Paiju
Day 09 Paiju
Day 10 Paiju-Urdukus
Day 11 Urdukus-Goro-II
Day 12 Goro-II- K2 Base Camp
Day 13-51 Climbing
Day 52 K2 Base Camp-Goro-II
Day 53 Goro-II-Urdukus
Day 54 Urdukus-Paiju
Day 55 Paiju-Korofong
Day 56 Korofong-Askoli-Skardu
Day 57 Skardu-Chilas
Day 58 Chilas-Islamabad
Day 59 De-briefing
Day 60 Departure

Please Note: Skardu/ Islamabad/ Skardu flights are subject to weather and backlog, in case of flight cancellation we will drive back to Islamabad via Chilas, and one night of Islamabad will be adjusted in overland travel.
Services Includes:

  • Making arrangement of import/ export permit from the ministry of tourism.
  • Assistance in obtaining climbing permit from the Ministry of Tourism.
  • Custom clearance of cargo before arrival of the team, and storage facility.
  • Hotel accommodation at Islamabad and Chilas.
  • Briefing/ Debriefing at Ministry of Tourism.
  • All meals during trek and at B.C as per program.
  • All road transport and all transfers as mentioned in the program.
  • Porterage of 75 per team member of expedition, equipment and high altitude food to B.C and 50 kg per team member on return from BC.
  • Camping ground fees, sleeping tents, mattresses, kitchen tent, mess and toilet tent, field stools.
  • Crockery, cooking pan, cutlery, fuel and other related kitchen equipments.
  • Daily wages and basic kit of guide, sardar, cook and assistants.
  • Field staff and low altitude porter’s insurance.
  • Porterage at hotels, airports, toll taxes and all other taxes.
  • Reconfirmation of air tickets, mail handling/ forwarding to BC.
  • Hiring of high altitude porters, mail runner or any other crew as per requirements (wages and kit to be provided by the team).

Services Excludes:

  • International air tickets, airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • High altitude porters/ any crew above BC.
  • Sleeping bags, tents, mattresses, high altitude food and oxygen beyond base camp.
  • Ground evacuations, helicopter rescue charges and medications.
  • Climbing permit fee or any other fee to be paid to the authorities of Pakistan.
  • Insurance liability of team members and others under force majeure situations.

Clearing agent charges for the clearance of team equipments.

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Kanza Khan

I am Business Development Manager of Prime Visa Experts Pvt Ltd

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