K2- Expedition 2018-2019
Route: Abruzzi, Normal and Cesen Route
K2, also known as Chhogori/Qogir and Mount Godwin-Austen(Native Balti is called Chhoghori) (Balti/Tibetan script) is the second highest mountain in the world at 8,611 meters (28,251 ft), after Mount Everest. It is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. With a peak elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 feet), K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and the highest point in Pakistan.
K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent and the second-highest fatality rate among the eight thousanders. It is more difficult and hazardous to reach the peak of K2 from the Chinese side; thus, it is usually climbed from the Pakistani side. K2 has never been climbed during wintertime.
K-2 Expedition will be lead by professional climbers Mr Karim Hayat and Naseer.
D-1 Arrival to Islamabad transfer to hotel. Briefing at club of Pakistan, sight seeing of both cities.Hotel
D-2 Drive to Chilas 10 to 11 hours.H
D-3-4 Drive to Skardu 7-8 hours, Rest day for preparation and city sight seeing. H
D-5 Drive to Askole 3000m, 7-8 hours drive along the Shigar valley. C
D.6. Trek to Jula 3150m 6-7 h, C
D. 7 Trek to Paju 3400m, 7-8 h. C
D.8 Traditional rest day. C
D. 9 Trek to Urdukas 7-8h, this camp site is the view point of Trango towers and Paju peak. C
D. 10 Trek to Gore II, 6-7 h, 4200m. C
1.Transportation (air conditioned) from Airport and back to Islamabad airport with respectively to the itinerary including all the hotel transfers, Personal baggage 50 kg
2. Hotel accommodation (twin sharing rooms) with full meals, mineral water during the hotel meals. All meals during the trek.
3. Sleeping tents (two men) Mess and kitchen tents, Shower and store tents, sleeping Mattresses, tables and chairs, toilet tent. 4. Kitchen appliances, including stove, fuel and crockery etc.
5. Services of English speaking Guide, cook, assistants and their insurance. Wages of the porters and their insurance and food.Climbing permit fee and arrangements of briefing and debriefing. Environmental fee, Assist of visa process. 6. Helicopter rescue arrangements. 7.Toll tax, parking fee, camping fee etc. 8. Liaison officer daily allowance and equipment
Services not included