K2 Expedition(8,616m) – 2017 Spring

K2 Expedition(8,616m) – 2017 Spring

Karakoram in Turkish language means “Black Rubble”. In 1856 A.D. Capt. Montgomerie surveyed a number of peaks in the Baltoro area of the Karakoram

Karakoram in Turkish language means “Black Rubble”. In 1856 A.D. Capt. Montgomerie surveyed a number of peaks in the Baltoro area of the Karakoram from a distance of about 200km. He explored a cluster of high peaks and named them K1, K2, K3 and soon with the prefix “K” for Karakoram. In 1861 A.D. the area was further surveyed by Col. Godwin Austin and recommended K2 as the highest and measured it to be 8619m only three meters more than its official height (1988) of 8616m. Its local name is Chogori, which means the “Great Mountain”. Thus, K2, the second highest mountain in the world stands majestically above the combination with the sweeping Godwin Austin Glacier offering an ice highway towards its surface. It was first climbed by Italians. The route to K2 goes through the Baltoro region of Baltistan. There are several high peaks, which are persisted, in the world’s largest temperate zone glacier. Only the highest or more prominent ones have been named or climbed. A wonderful nineteen of these peaks stand over 7600m while four of them are 8000meters.

Day 1: Islamabad: Arrive Islamabad.
Day 2: Islamabad: Welcome reception at Alpine Club of Pakistan.
Day 3: Skardu/Chilas: Fly to Skardu. In case of cancellation of flight drive to Chilas (480 km).
Day 4: Chilas/Skardu: Day free at Skardu. If your are driving, complete road journey (07–08 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route has good view of Nanga Parbat (8125m).
Day 5: Askole (3000m): By jeeps drive to Askole (6-7 hrs).
Day 6-12: Trek to K2 Base Camp.
Day 13-77: 66 days for acclimatization and climbing.
Day 78-81: Trek back to Hushe via Gondogoro La and drive back to Skardu.
Day 82: Islamabad/Chilas: Fly to Islamabad. In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas.
Day 83: Islamabad: Leisure day at Islamabad. In case of driving, complete rod journey from Chilas to Islamabad.
Day 84: Islamabad: Farewell meeting at Alpine Club of Pakistan.
Day 85: Fly Out: Transfer to airport for your return flight home.

Insurance: It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that you can buy insurance through Travelex Insurance with Travel Select plan is highly recommended. When you ready to purchase Insurance please use our reference number 47-0110 and tell your traveling or climbing with Himalayan Sherpa Trek & Expedition LLC, “dba” International Sherpa Guides (ISG).

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