K2 (8,611 M) EXPEDITION


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.

Itinerary:

Days

Areas

Overnight

01 Islamabad Hotel
02 Briefing at Ministry of Tourism Hotel
03 Islamabad-Chilas Hotel
04 Chilas-Skardu Hotel
05 Skardu Hotel
06 Skardu-Askoli Camp
07 Askoli-Jula Camp
08 Jula-Paiju Camp
09 Paiju Camp
10 Paiju-Urdukus Camp
11 Urdukus-Goro-II Camp
12 Goro-II- K2 Base Camp Camp
13-51 Climbing Camp
52 K2 Base Camp-Goro-II Camp
53 Goro-II-Urdukus Camp
54 Urdukus-Paiju Camp
55 Paiju-Korofong Camp
56 Korofong-Askoli-Skardu Hotel
57 Skardu-Chilas Hotel
58 Chilas-Islamabad Hotel
59 De-briefing Hotel
60 Departure - - -
K2 8611m, Baltistan, Pakistan
K2 8611m, Baltistan, Pakistan
K2 8611m, Baltistan, Pakistan

 


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