K2 8611m is the second highest peak in the world and highest peak in Pakistan. K2 also known as CHOGORI which is Balti language means the king of mountains.K2 has variously be described as "awesome", "Killer" and "Savage Mountain".
This is because of massiveness of its size and unsuccessful attempts made on it by various expedition parties.K2 is rocky mountain upto 6000-M, beyond which it becomes an ocean of snow. K2 8611-M is situated on the Pakistan China border in the mighty Karakorams. The traditional rout to its base camp goes from Skardu Baltistan which is linked with Islamabad by Karakoram Highway as well as by air. From Skardu the rout goes via Shigar-Dassu-Askole upto Concordia over the Baltoro Glacier.
Duration: 76 Days
Min. Altitude: (0m./0ft.)
Max. Altitude: (8611m./28251ft.)
Walking Per Day: Approximately 5-6hrs
Grade: Very Hard
Best Season: June-July.
Price Per Person: US$25000 Per Person with Full Board Cost
Day 1: Arrive in Islamabad. Arrive in Islamabad early in the morning, gear check, group welcome dinner and stay in
Day 2: Fly via fixed-wing aircraft from Islamabad to Skardu. Explore the village and relax in the gardens of the hotel overlooking the Indus River
Day 3: Rest day in Skardu, organize equipment, and prepare for the drive to Jhola/Paiju camp
Day 4: Drive to Jhola/Paiju camp in jeeps
Day 5: Rest day in Paiju (3305m/10,906ft)
Day 6: Trek to Urdukas (4130m/13,630ft)
Day 7: Trek to Goro 2 (4250m/14,025ft)
Day 8: Trek to Concordia (4600m/15,180ft)
Day 9: Arrive K2 base camp (5650m/18,650ft)
Day 10-15: Rest days & training in base camp. Organize equipment, short hikes & climbs for acclimatization, review fixed rope ascending and descending. If climbers are feeling well acclimatized, we may begin our first ‘rotation’ without using all of these rest days. During this period our Nepal Sherpa team will begin fixing the route and establishing the high camps.
Days 16-42: Climbing period. We make at least one rotation climbing up to Camps 1, 2 and 3 before making our summit attempt. During this time, we establish our route and high camps and evaluate the weather for our summit rotation.
Day 43: Organize gear for departure, begin trekking to Goro 2
Day 44: Trek from Goro 2 to Urdukas
Day 45: Trek from Urdukas to Paiju
Day 46: Drive from Paiju to Skardu by jeep
Day 47: Fly Skardu to Islamabad
Day 48: Depart Islamabad for home country
Days 48+: Contingency days to account for delays due to weather, route conditions, etc.
· International round-trip airfare
· Major meals in
· Personal climbing equipment
· Insurance, should include evacuation
· Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
· All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc.)
· Personal communication (phone, fax, e-mail) between Pakistan and home country
· Sherpa summit bonus ($1000).