Duration: 66 Days
Best Time: Mid May – End August
K2 (also known as Savage Mountain, Mountaineer’s Mountain, Mount Godwin-Austen, Balti: Chogori and Sarikoli: Mount Qogir) is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. With a peak elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 feet), K2 is part of the Karakoram Range, and is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan.
K2 lies in the north western Karakoram Range, And word “Karakoram” in Turkish means “Black Rubble”. In 1856 Capt. Montgomerie surveyed a number of peaks in the Baltoro region of the Karakoram from a distance of about 200km. He noted a cluster of high peaks and named them with the prefix “K” for Karakoram K1, K2 and K3. And thus he named k2.
Again in 1861 the area was further surveyed by Col. Godwin Austin and recognized this rocky pyramid as K2 as the highest and measured it to be 8619m and then 8611m but the present official height of K2 stands as 8616m as per the scientific measures made from Concordia in 1987. Its local name is Chogori, which means Great Mountain or “King of Mountains”.
The route to K2 goes through the famous Shigar Valley and Baltoro Glacier region of Baltistan. There are several high peaks, which are situated in this world’s largest temperate zone glacier. Only the highest or more prominent ones have been named or climbed. An incredible nineteen of these peaks in the Baltoro region tower over 7600m while four of them are 8000ers. K2, the second highest mountain in the world towers majestically above Concordia with the sweeping Godwin Austin Glacier offering an ice highway towards it.
It was first climbed by Italians in 1954. The route to K2 goes through the Baltoro region of Baltistan. There are several high peaks which rise from the world’s largest temperate zone glacier. Only the highest or more prominent peaks have been named or climbed. An incredible nineteen of these peaks tower over 7600m while four of them are 8000ers.
Day 01 Islamabad:
Arrival in Islamabad Meet assist and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Islamabad:
Morning drive for briefing.
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 Broad Peak 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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