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Pakistan K2 (8616m) - [ Expeditions ]

Range:             Karakoram

Altitude:          8616m

Zone:               Permitted

Duration:         66 Days

Best Time:        Mid May - End August


K2 is known to be the second highest peak in the world. The route to K2 goes through the famous Shigar valley and Baltoro glacier region of Pakistan. Karakorum is a Turkish world which means “Black Rubble” Again there are many high peaks in this region which starts from K1. The area was first surveyed by Col. Godwin Austin in 1861 according to him the height of K2 was 8619m but after the scientific measurement it is now 8616 from Concordia in 1987. The local communities call it Chogori, which means “Great Mountain” or "King of Mountains".

The Karakorum range is famous for its highest peaks; so far only few highest or more prominent ones have been named or climbed. These incredible nineteen peaks in the Baltoro region tower over 7600m while four of them are 8000ms.


Day 01          Islamabad

Arrive Islamabad.

Day 02          Islamabad            

Welcome reception.

Day 03         Skardu/Chilas

Fly to Skardu. In case of cancellation of flight drive to Chilas (480 km).

Day 04          Chilas/Skardu

Day free at Skardu. If you are driving, complete road journey (07-08 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route have good views of Nanga Parbat (8125m).

Day 05          Askole (3000m)

By jeeps drive to Askole (6-7 hrs).

Day 06-12      Trek to K2 Base Camp.

Day 13-57     45 days for acclimatization and climbing.

Day 58-63      Trek back to Askole or Hushe via Gondogoro La and drive to Skardu.

Day 64          Islamabad/Chilas

Fly to Islamabad. In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas.

Day 65         Islamabad

Leisure day at Islamabad. In case of driving, complete rod journey from Chilas to Islamabad.


Day 66          Islamabad

Farewell meet. Transfer to airport for your return flight home.



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