K2 (Chogori) 8611m the second highest mountain on earth. Chogori means the king of mountains in Balti language. This name is little known in the outside world.
K2 is a rocky mountain up to 6,000m, beyond which it becomes an ocean of snow. K2 is situated on the Pak-China border in the mighty Karakorams. The traditional route to K2’s base camp goes from Skardu, which is linked with Islamabad by a good road. From Skardu the route goes via Shigar-Dassu-Askole up to Concordia over the Baltoro glacier.
It was in 1887 the 1st British surveyor came to this region from Kashmir via Brogil Pass; Godwin Austen discovered peaks and glaciers in this area. It was 1st Expedition.
It was 1st expedition in 1902 led by Oscar-J-L Eckevstien, who attempt K-2 but because of harsh weather they couldnt get on the summit, they collected information for next expedition.
In 1909 an Italian expedition led by Duke of Abruzi the grand son of King victor emomuel 2nd of Italy attempted K-2, they couldnt succeed, the climbing route Abruzi ridge from South east face are on his name and after him many expeditions from different countries tried without success.
Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni reached the summit and became the first K-2 climbers in the world, after his success; there are many climbers who climbed K-2 one by one on different faces.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Day 01: Arrival at Islamabad Airport
Day 02: Islamabad – Skardu or drive to Chilas in case of flight cancellation
Day 03: Skardu free day/ Chilas to Skardu
Day 04: Skardu free day
Day 05: Skardu to Askoli (by jeep)
Day 06: Trek to Jhola
Day 07: Trek to Paiyu
Day 08: Rest day at Paiyu
Day 09: Trek to Urdukas
Day 10: Trek to Goro
Day 11: Trek to K2 Basecamp
Day 12:-52: Reserved for climbing activities
Day 53-56: Return to Askoli
Day 57: Return to Skardu
Day 58: Fly to Islambad /Drive to Chilas
Day 59: Drive to Islamabad
Day 60: De-briefing at tourism office