Mount K2 Expedition

  •   Activities: Mountaineering
  •   Country: Pakistan
  •   Trip Grade: 6++
  •  Group size: 2-15
  •  Difficulty:Very Hard
  •   Departure City: Pakistan
  •  Trip style: Expedition
  •   Price:$45000
  •  Best Season: June to August


Mount K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent. It has the second-highest fatality rate among the eight-thousanders, with around 300 successful summits and 77 fatalities; about one person dies on the mountain for every four who reach the summit. It is more difficult and hazardous to reach the peak of K2 from the Chinese side, so it is usually climbed from the Pakistani side. K2 has never been climbed during winter, unlike Annapurna, the mountain with the highest fatality-to-summit rate (191 summits and 61 fatalities), or the other eight-thousanders. Ascents have almost always been made in July and August, the warmest times of the year; Mount K2’s more northern location makes it more susceptible to inclement and colder weather.

K2 lies in the northwestern Karakoram Range. It is located in the Baltistan region of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. The Tarim sedimentary basin borders the range on the north and the Lesser Himalayas on the south. Melt waters from vast glaciers, such as those south and east of K2, feed agriculture in the valleys and contribute significantly to the regional fresh-water supply.

The first serious attempt to climb K2 was undertaken in 1902 by Oscar Eckenstein, Aleister Crowley, Jules Jacot-Guillarmod, Heinrich Pfannl, Victor Wessely, and Guy Knowles via the Northeast Ridge.

Day 1- June 15: Arrive in Islamabad & Transfer to the Hotel

Arrival in Islamabad & Transfer to the Hotel

Day 2- June 16: Rest in Islamabad (585m)

Day 3- June 17: Fly Islamabad – Skardu (2,228m)

Day 4- June 18: Rest Day in Skardu: Expedition briefing and preparation

Day 5- June 19: Drive Skardu – Askole (2,600m): Camping

Day 6- June 20: Trek Askole – Jhola (3,185m): Camping

Day 7- June 21: Trek Jhola – Paiyu (3,383m): Camping

Day 8- June 22: Rest in Paiyu: Camping

Day 9- June 23: Trek Paiyu – Urdukas (4,130m): Camping

Day 10- June 24: Trek Urdukas – Goro II (4,250m): Camping

Day 11- June 25: Trek Goro II – Broad Peak Basecamp (4,572m): Camping

Day 12- June 26: Trek Broad Peak Basecamp – K 2 Basecamp (5,150m): Camping

Day 13- June 27 – July 27: Day 13 – Day 43: Ascending Period [Basecamp – Summit (8,611m) – Basecamp]

Day 44- July 28: Cleaning Up Basecamp: Preparation for descending back

Day 45- July 29: Trek Basecamp – Goro II: Camping

Day 46- July 30: Trek Goro II – Khuburtze: Camping

Day 47- July 31: Trek Khuburtze – Mundung: Camping

Day 48- August 1: Trek Mundung – Askole: Camping

Day 49- August 2: Drive Askole – Skardu

Day 50- August 3: Fly Skardu – Islamabad & transfer to the Hotel

Day 51- August 4: Leisure day in Islamabad

Day 52- August 5: Transfer to the International Airport for final departure

  • Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).

    Hotel Accommodation in Islamabad: 4 night’s hotel at above 2-star Level Hotel in Islamabad on bed & breakfast Basis- Sharing Twin Bed Room.

    Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Islamabad with Expedition Staffs’

    Cargo Clearance: International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Pakistan. **before the expedition.

    Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Pakistan Government to climb mount K2.

    Liaison Officer:1 Liaison officer with full equipment, salary and accommodation.

    Garbage Management: Garbage Deposit fees.

    Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Expedition staffs during the trek and expedition.

    duffle bag.

    Member transportation:

    – Domestic Flight: Flight for all members for Islamabad to Skarduand Skardu to Islamabad with one Guide, as per Itinerary.

    – Land Transportation (Members): Drive by Jeep Skardu to Askole and on returning Askole to Skardu.

    – Land Transportation (Staffs) : Islamabad to Askole via Skardu (by bus / jeep) for All Climbing Sherpas and Expeditions Staffs. (At Skardu all members and staffs will meet each other).

    Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Pakistan by air cargo – Islamabad to Askole by bus / Jeep and to basecamp by Porters / Mule. While Returning: Basecamp to Askole by porters / Mule and Askole to Islamabad by bus / jeep.

    Member Luggage: Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters.

    Food and Lodging:  3 meals a day (BLD) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Camp during the trek and at Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staffs.

    All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.

    Porter: Porters per member up to Base camp from Askole & Porters while returning from Basecamp to Askole.

    Base Camp Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.

    Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.

    Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Similar to North Face in Base Camp.

    Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.

    Heater: Heater for base camp in Dining.

    Solar/Generator/Light:1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.

    High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed Sherpa per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).

    Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing.

    Oxygen Bottle (O2): Summit Oxygen cylinder: 5 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 2-oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa.

    Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be return after expedition.

    High camp service: High Altitude Tents, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot for member, High food for member, Sherpa, all climbing and cooking crew. (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.

    Internet: Reliable & high-speed Internet access Wi-Fi is free to all climbers on our expedition at base camp.

    Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.

    Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.

    Permit: Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.

    Comprehensive Medical kit for staffs.

    Certificate: K2 climbing certificate issued by Pakistani Alpine Club (after climbing Mount K2 successfully).

    What is not Included: –

    Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Islamabad).

    Pakistan entry Visa fee: Pakistani Visa fee.

    Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Islamabad (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).

    Extra night in Islamabad: Extra nights’ accommodation in Islamabad. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.

    Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.

    Trip cancellation Insurance.

    Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)

    Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, Soft drinks and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trip but we will serve soft drinks for members at base camp).

    Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.

    Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.

    Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.

    Internet Service: Not included during the trek.

    Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa $2000 USD. (If company offers Full Board Services).

    Rope Fixing: The cost for using fixed rope during the expedition. (Applies on Basecamp Service member).

    Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs.

    Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

    Our Company’s Service will be “Zero “above Base Camp (If company offers just Base Camp services).

The best season to climb Mt K2:

The most appropriate seasons to climb are spring and summer. Most of the ascents have been accomplished in July and August as they are the warmest months of the year experiencing the magnanimous beauty of this lonely mountain.

Why climb K2 with Visit Nepal 2022?

We are proud to announce that our founder Mr. Nima is one of the veteran mountaineers and has organize Mt. K2, the king of the Mountains, more than five times with a 100% success rate. We assure you the best possible experience during your expedition to K2 as we have explored K2 as much as we have known Everest. Our highly effective International team will facilitate all necessary requirements in our expedition to K2. We also have a huge team of Sherpas who will support us with all our logistics management so that you don’t have to worry about anything.

Join us on the expedition to the World’s Second-Highest mountain, K2 with Visit Nepal 2022.

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