K2 Mountain Expedition | Expeditions in Pakistan
K2 peak, locally known by the name of “Chogo Ri”, which means "The Great Mountain", 8,611m, is the 2nd highest mountain in the world. K2 is placed on the Pakistan - China border in the mighty Karakoram range.
With no simple routes, K2 is known as the finest and most dangerous mountain in the world. This is because of the massiveness in the size of this mountain and the numerous unsuccessful attempts made on it by various expeditions, which include mostly American expeditions.
K2 was firstly discovered and measured by the Survey of India in 1856, and first named for English topographer Henry Godwin - Austen, who explored and surveyed the region.
K2 is taken from the first letter of Karakorum, and the number indicates that it was the second peak in the range to be measured. K2 was firstly climbed on July,31 1954 by Italian climbers team lead by Ardito Desio and accompanying him were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. A March 1987 measurement of K2 indicated that it might be higher than Everest, but later that year, Everest was re-measured by a similar method and found to indeed be 778 ft (237m) taller.
Itinerary (55 Days)
Day-01: Arrival Islamabad
Day-03: Fly Skardu or drive to Chilas
Day-04: Preparation or continue to Skardu from Chilas
Day-05: Jeeps drive to Askoli/camp
Day-06: Trek Askoli to Jula
Day-07: Trek Jula to Pauju
Day-08: Trek Pauju to Urducex
Day-09: Trek Urducex to Goro II
Day-10: Trek Goro II to Concorda
Day-11: Camp to K 2 Base Camp
Day-12 to 46:Climbing activities
Day-47: Trek back to Concordia
Day-48: Concordia to Goro II
Day-49: Goro II to Payju
Day-50: Payju to Jula
Day-51: Jula to Askoli
Day-52: Jeep drive to Skardu/hotel
Day-53: Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas
Day-54: De-briefing or continue to Islamabad