Mt. K2 with the height 8,616 meters/28,267  is the 2nd highest mountain after Mt. Everest-8848m.  It lies on the borderline  of  Pakistan and China. K2 is counted as the most difficult mountain to climb. Local meaning of K2 is “Chogori”, “THE KING OF MOUNTAINS

 

The first successful 8000er,  Reinhold Messner’s  said “K2 is the mountain of mountains.  It is the most impressive but the most difficult peak in the world. K2 has variously been described as the “awesome”, “killer”, “savage” and “the mountain of mountains”.

 

Quick Look

Altitude: 8611 m, 28,251 feet
Location: Xiangjing,China / Karakoram,Pakistan
First ascent:
 July 31, 1954 by Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli

Expedition: Italian
Summits/Deaths:
 354/82

Death Rate after summit:  23.16%

Facts : It’s high, steep, with a high risk for avalanches and rock fall. The weather is often bad and technical. Reinhold Messner said, “Mountain of Mountains”.

          K2 is regarded as unlucky mountain for women. The first woman to reach K2 summit was the legendary Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz in 1986-june. Over the next 18 years, five female climbers made K2 successful but all 5 were killed. Three died during the descent down on K2 after summit, two others died nearby mountains. The first female K2 climber, Rutkiewicz also died on Mount Kangchenjunga in 1992. The curse was finally broken in 2004 by Edurne Pasaban. She was 31 years old Spanish mountaineer, who remains alive till these day. Ms Edurne Pasaban is the first female climbers to climb all 14*8000m. In 2014, 5 women made successful ascent leaving most historic year of women K2 summit.

 

Trip 2017

Name:                   DD Trek International K2 expedition 2017

Time:

      Arrival in Islamabad, Pakistan:  15th June 2017

      Departure from Islamabad, Pakistan:  10th August 2017

Route:                  Abruzzi Spur

capacity:              Maximum 10 Foreign climbers only

Booking:              Till 5th April 2017 (6-7 weeks required for getting Permit)

 

Price:                  39,500/- $ USD

Deposit required:     15,000/- $ USD

 

Leader: Mingma G Sherpa

          Mingma on Facebook

Photo of Previous K2 Expedition

Itinerary

Itinerary :-

Day 01:            Arrival in Islamabad Meet Everyone (Both foreigners and Nepali sherpa)
Day 02:            Briefing at Ministry of Tourism
Day 03:            Flight Islamabad to Skardu (In case of flight cancellation due to bad weather then we need to drive to Chilas                       on same day)
Day 04:           Drive chilas to Skardu
Day 05:           Drive Skardu-Askoli by jeep around (6hrs)
Day 06:           Trek Askoli-Jula (6-7hrs)
Day 07:           Trek  Jula-Paiju (6-7hrs)
Day 08:           Rest day in Paiju
Day 09:           Trek Paiju-Urdukus (7hrs)
Day 10:           Trek Urdukus-Goro-II (5hrs)
Day 11:           Trek Goro-II to Concordia (4-5hrs)
Day 12 :          Trek Goro-II- K2 Base Camp
Day 13-44:       Climbing Period
Day 45:           Trek K2 B.C-Goro-II(7-8hrs)
Day 46:           Trek Goro-II-Khuburche (7-8hrs)
Day 47:           Trek Khuburche to Jhula (7hrs)
Day 48:           Trek to Askoli (6-7hrs)
Day 49:           Drive Askoli-Skardu
Day 50:           Flight to Islamabad
                      (In case of flight cancellation due to bad weather then we need to drive to Chilas) 
Day 51:           Drive Chilas-Islamabad
Day 52:           Free day and dinner party together
Day 53:           Departure to respected countries

Cost Included

Cost Included :-

1.      K2 Climbing Permit and other required permit of both member and Personnel Sherpa

2.      Liaison Officer fee

3.      1member: 1climbing Sherpa from Nepal

4.      Oxygen (4-5 cylinders to climbing member and 2 for climbing Sherpa)

5.      Latest Mask Regulator Set (TopOut mask)

6.      Staff insurance (climbing Sherpa, Kitchen staff and porters)

7.      Allowance for Sherpa & other staffs

8.      Lodging & Food during trekking and Expedition

9.      2ways Flight Ticket : Islamabadh – Skardu- Islamabadh

10.  Transfer in Pakistan

11.  Hotel in Pakistan on BB plan (Bed and Breakfast)

12.  Group Climbing gear ( rope, ice crew, snow bar, Epi gas, cooking pots and others)

13.  Cook from Nepal for delicious food at base camp.

14.  Tents and food in Base camp and High camps.

15. Kitchen Staffs at Base camp

16.   Porter to BC & back

17.  Solar set at Base camp

18.  Generator (for charging high voltage electronic devices)

19.  Communication (walkieTalkie)

20.  Weather Report based from Swiss Forecast

21. Satellite phone service with fixed calling charge

Cost Excluded

Cost Excluded :-

1.      International Airfare

2.       Summit Bonus to personnel climbing Sherpa of 1000/-USD

3.      Member’s Personal climbing equipment.

4.       Personal climbing Insurance

5.      Lunch, Dinner & Drink in Islamabadh.

6.       Personal equipment cargo to and from Islamabad

7.       Pakistan Visa fee

8.      Helicopter Rescue if needed

9.       Alcoholic drinks

10.   Tips to Staffs if you like. 

 

Extra Services on extra payment

      1.Sherpa from Nepal          : 12,700/-USD with full service for him 

      3.High Altitude porter from Pakistan:  5000/- USD

      4. Oxygen per bottle of 4 litres        : 540/-USD

      5.Masks Set on rent                        :350/-USD    {$800/- USD if lost)

 

 

Route

                                      K2 Final route from Camp-IV

Gears

 

PRIMARY ESSENTIALS

1.    Passport
2.    Money, Traveler’s Cheque and Credit cards
3.    Personal Travel Insurance


CLOTHING                                    
1.    Sunglass Normal-1
2.    Casual Clothing for travel and Kathmandu-1set
3.    Polypropylene shirt or T-Shirt-4-5
4.    Warm fleece inner-2
5.    Fleece jacket    -1
6.     Wind Jacket-1
7.    Down suit-1
8.    Down Jacket-1
9.    Down pant-1
10.    Light weight trouser-1
11.    Heavy weight trousers
12.    Fleece trouser-1
13.    Wind pants-1
14.    Polypropylene long Jons-1
15.    Underwear-5
16.    Light weight-1
17.    Light weight gloves-1
18.    Down Mitts-1
19.    Heavy mitts-1
20.    Ski Gloves-1
21.    Sun Hat-1
22.    Warm Hat-1
23.    Headband/buff-1
24.    Light weight walking shocks-5
25.    Climbing shocks-4


FOOTWEAR
1.    Climbing Boots-1
2.    Plastic/leather boots-1
3.    Trekking boots-1
4.    Gaiter-1


PERSONAL
1.     Sun and lip care cream-2
2.    Personal first aid kit-1
3.    Repair kit like (needle, threat) 
4.    Reading materials 
5.    Diary and Writing material
6.    Camera/video camera


EQUIPMENT
1.    Harness-1
2.    Unlock karabiners -3
3.    Screw/lock karabiners-3
4.    Descender/fig.8/-1
5.    Ascender/Jumor-1
6.    Tape slings-2
7.    Set prussic loops-2
8.    Ice Axe- 1
9.    Retractable poles- 1 set
10.    Crampons-1
11.    Helmet-1
12.    Head Lamp-2
13.    Batteries- 4sets/4times changeable 
14.    Sunglass with UV rays protection-1
15.    Googles-1
16.    Water bottle-1
17.    Pee Bottle-1
18.    Ruck sack- 45-55ltr -1

SLEEPING
Sleeping Bag(20°C)-1
Sleeping Bag (30°c)-1

Thermarest Mat-1

 

 

Review

2016 K2 Expedition

The 2016's K2 team ended expedition from camp-3 after huge avalanche washed away whole camp-3 where the team deposited all the climbing gears, food, oxygen, tents, masks and regulator. K2 remained unclimbed in 2016's main season. The team members wished to return back in 2017 again.

 

2014: on 27th July, our team made successful ascent on Mt K2.

1. Mr Mingma Gyalje Sherpa - Nepal

2. Mr Reza Shahlei - Iran

3. Mr Zdravko Dejanovic - Macedonia

4. Mr Jamling Bhote - Nepal

5. Mr Lien Choong Luen - Singapore

6. Mr Densa Bhote - Nepal 

7. Mr Muhharem Aydine Irmak (Reached 8450m)

                                     K2 summit in 2014

 

Note: 1. The flight between Islamabad and Skardu depends on weather condition. In case of bad cancellation due to bad weather can affect the confirmed reservation son need to drive to Chilas on same day.

2. Itinerary can be changed as per clients wishes and weather condition.

3. You can book your own trip with us at Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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