K2 Expeditions 2019-Hunza Guides Pakistan

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K2 Expedition

Name of Peak K2Location:Karakorum- Baltoro- SkarduOther names:Chogori and Mount Goldwin AustenLatitude:35°– 53 NElevation:8,611-M (28,251ft)Longitude:76° – 31 ERanked:2nd (1st in Pakistan) Best Period:June – August   Base Camp height5135-MFirst Ascent:31 July 1954

 

 

K2 expedition, K2 (8611m) is the second-highest mountain on Earth. It is located in the Karakorum segment of the Himalayan range, on the border between the Gilgit- Baltistan region of Pakistan administered Northern Areas and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. However, those who climb K2 8611m must acquire entry via Pakistan as the Chinese side is inaccessible.
Map and Itinerary for K2 Expedition

Day-01 Islamabad

Arrive in Islamabad and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we enjoy a city tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Day-02 Islamabad- Chilas 

Drive to Chilas via the Babusar Pass 4,173m. Overnight at hotel

Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.173 m (13,691 ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the ThakNala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the famous hair pinned roads in the world.

Day-03 Chilas- Skardu

Drive to Skardu along with Indus River, 8-9hrs, 290km. Altitude 2,228m. Overnight at hotel

The rising of Indus stretches down to Baltistan valley from Tibet to Gilgit and down to the Arabian Sea, which cuts the Indian sub-continent from Asia; Baltistan valley is called a little Tibet in the North of Pakistan. Baltistan is situated at the last end of Himalaya, beside Deosai Plain and Satpara Lake. Baltistan the tourist destination of Mountains paradise where the world 2nd highest peak is K-2 (8611-m) and the other 8000m is Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I & II Likely 8068 to 8047m and there are many peaks 7750- 7800m. Its snowcapped peaks and long glaciers give you a spectacular view for climbers, trekkers, and travelers.

Day-04 Skardu- Askoli

Today we take the spectacular drive by jeeps to Askoli 6-7hrs, the starting point of our trek. Altitude 3,000m.

It is a spectacular drive from Skardu to Askoli; the jeep road crosses the Braldu River three times and passes the villages of Dassu, Apligon, Pakora, Hoto Chongo and Thongal.

Day-05 Askoli- Jhola

Trek to Jhola 6-7hrs 12.6km. Altitude 3,200m. Overnight in tents.

The early morning light finds us beginning our K2 expedition as the Loads are distributed among the porters. Walking along the Braldu River. It takes 3 to 4hrs from Askoli to Korofoung. After lunch, continue to trek to Jhola (3-4 hrs) you have a panoramic view of Bakhor Das peak 5809m) also mighty Biafo Glacier. Follow the riverside trail to the confluence of the Biafo and Dumordo rivers. Cross the formidable Domordo River at Jhola which flows from the Panmah glaciers.

Day-06 Jhola- Paiyu

Trek to Paiyu 6-7-hrs 16.6km Altitude 3,450m. Overnight in a tents

This is an undulating walk, difficult at times, with the first views of dramatic mountains ahead. There is a rest stop by some tamarisk trees beside the stream flowing down from Paiyu Peak, where we saw ibex tracks and fox spore. The trail climbs to a vantage point from which you see the snout of Baltoro Glacier and, in the far distance, a magnificent panorama of the Cathedral and Trango Towers and left of them, the unmistakable triangle of K2.

Day-07 Rest day

Free day for local exploration and Porter will prepare their food for the further trek, We enjoy a slow start today taking in our stunning surroundings. We take a short acclimatization trek during the day and in the evening sing and dance with the porters.

Day-08 Urdukas 

Trek to Urdukas 7-8hrs 15.9km. Altitude 4,050m. overnight in tents.

Beautiful views of Great Trango & Uli Biaho Towers. The trail traverses the glacier angling gently towards its southeast margin. Exit the glacier into the ablation valley at Liligo. The route alternates between the lateral moraine and the glacier, heading out on the glacier to avoid the outflow from the advancing Liligo glacier. Continue trek to Urdukas, named for the obvious split boulder. Camp with its extraordinary views of Paiyu Peak 6610m, Uli Biaho 6417m, Great Trango Tower 6286m, Lobsang Spire 5707m & the Cathedral Towers

Day-09 Urdukas- Goro-II

Trek to Goro-II [5-6hrs] 12.1km. Altitude 4,380m. Overnight in tents.

Have a spectacular view of Masherbrum 7821m, Muztagh Tower 7284m, Biarchedi 6,781 Gasherbrum-IV 7925m.

Day-10 Goro-II- Concordia

Trek to Concordia 4-5hrs 9.2km. Altitude 4,650m. Overnight in tents.

Today it is golden opportunity to see 7000m to above 8000m peaks including mighty K2 (8611m) Broad Peak 8047m, G-I 8068m, G-II 8035m Sia Kangri 7422m, Muztagh Tower 7284m, G-IV 7925m, Miter Peak 6025m Golden Throne 7240m.

Day-11 Concordia- K-2  

Trek to K-2 base camp 6-7hrs. Altitude 5,135m. Overnight in tents  

K-2 is locally known by the name of “Chogori” which means “ The Great Mountain “ 8611m, is the 2nd highest mountain in the world. K2 is placed on the Pakistan-China border in the mighty Karakorum Range. K-2 is rocky mountain up to 6,000m, beyond, which it becomes an ocean of snow. K-2 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 and it, was firstly climbed on July 31, 1954, by Italian climbers team led by Ardito Desio and accompanying him were Lino Lachdelli and Achille Compagnoni.

Day-12/51 (40 days in base camp for climbing)

Day-52/56 (Trek down to Askoli). Overnight in tents

Day-57 Skardu: Drive back to Skardu 6-7hrs. Overnight at hotel

Day-58: Chilas: Drive back to Chilas 8-9hrs 290km. Overnight at hotel

Day-59: Islamabad: Drive to Islamabad via Babusar Pass 4,173m. Overnight at hotel

Day-60: Flyback: transfer to Islamabad airport for return flight.

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