K2 Climbing Trip

CLIMBING K2 (8,611 METERS) THE SECOND-HIGHEST PEAK IN THE WORLD

$10,000.00

Pakistan is home to the mighty Karakoram, Himalaya, Hindukush, and Pamir Mountain Ranges. It is here that the world’s most beautiful and challenging pyramid K-2 (8611M) is situated beside other four 8,000M Peaks. There are over 100 peaks between 7000 & 8000 meters, 351 peaks between 6000M & 7,000M, and numerous peaks between 5000 & 6000 meters above sea level, among which some are unclimbed.

  • Trip Code Start and Finish
    • DP-EXP-1
    Islamabad
  • Altitude Best time
    • 8,611 Meters
    June-August
  • Activity Level Activity
    • Extreme
    Expeditions
  • Duration Meals
    • 50 Days
    All Meals
  • Group Size Guide
    • 8-12 pax
    Local Guides
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K2 Climbing Trip

Pakistan is home to the mighty Karakoram, Himalaya, Hindukush, and Pamir Mountain Ranges. It is here that the world’s most beautiful and challenging pyramid K-2 (8611M) is situated beside other four 8,000M Peaks. There are over 100 peaks between 7000 & 8000 meters, 351 peaks between 6000M & 7,000M, and numerous peaks between 5000 & 6000 meters above sea level, among which some are unclimbed.

Discover Pakistan is organizing/handling expeditions to five 8000 M peaks, we make arrangements for any peak whether it is in open or restricted areas. Many renowned expedition organizers, alpine clubs, and individuals use our professional services. We have regular fixed departures for five 8000M peaks; K-2, Nanga Parbat, Hidden Peak (G-I), Broad Peak & Gasherbrum-II. Special discounts are available for commercial expedition organizers, alpine clubs, independent groups, & students, etc. For further details please check our website or contact us.
Climbing K2 in Pakistan is considered one of the most challenging and exhilarating mountaineering experiences in the world. Known as the “Savage Mountain,” K2 is the second-highest peak on Earth, standing at a formidable height of 8,611 meters (28,251 feet). Its towering presence, extreme weather conditions, and technical difficulties make it a formidable and dangerous undertaking for even the most experienced climbers.

Located in the Karakoram Range in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, K2 offers a breathtaking and awe-inspiring landscape. It’s remote location and rugged terrain make it a truly wild and untamed mountain. The journey to reach its base camp involves navigating through treacherous glaciers, steep icefalls, and challenging rock formations.

The first successful ascent of K2 took place in 1954 by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio. Since then, numerous attempts have been made, but the success rate remains significantly lower compared to other peaks in the world. The treacherous weather, frequent avalanches, and technical climbing sections, including the infamous “Bottleneck” and the “Black Pyramid,” pose immense challenges to mountaineers.

Climbing K2 requires exceptional physical and mental strength, technical skills, and a high level of endurance. The ascent typically involves multiple camps set up at strategic points along the route, allowing climbers to acclimatize to the high altitude. The climb to the summit involves traversing icy slopes, negotiating dangerous crevasses, and overcoming steep rock faces.
The climbing season for K2 is short, typically spanning from June to August when the weather conditions are relatively stable. Even during this period, the weather can be highly unpredictable, with fierce winds, heavy snowfall, and sub-zero temperatures. Climbers must be prepared to endure extreme cold, high winds, and low oxygen levels.

Expeditions to K2 require careful planning and logistical support. Base camps are established at various altitudes to serve as rest points and provide necessary supplies and support. Experienced mountaineers, sherpas, and support staff work together to ensure the safety and success of the climbers.

Despite the immense challenges, the allure of K2 continues to attract climbers from around the world. Its sheer beauty, unspoiled wilderness, and the sense of adventure associated with conquering such a formidable peak are desirable to those seeking the ultimate mountaineering experience. However, it is crucial to note that climbing K2 should only be undertaken by experienced and well-prepared climbers who have undergone thorough training and possess the necessary skills and equipment.

Climbing K2 is a test of human limits, both physical and mental. It demands untiring determination, resilience, and teamwork. The mountain has claimed the lives of many skilled climbers over the years, serving as a constant reminder of its unforgiving nature. Nevertheless, those who manage to conquer K2 are rewarded with a great sense of accomplishment and an unforgettable connection with nature at its most raw and majestic.

ALTITUDE OF K-2 HIGH CAMPS

CAMP-1 6,000M

Camp 1 is typically situated at an altitude of around 6,000 meters (19,685 feet). It is located on a rocky moraine ridge and serves as the first major acclimatization camp for climbers. From Camp 1, climbers can observe the awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

CAMP 2: 6,800M

Camp 2 is positioned at approximately 6,800 meters (22,310 feet) above sea level. It is located on a broad snow-covered ridge known as the “Shoulder of K2.” Climbers typically spend a significant amount of time at Camp 2 to further acclimatize and prepare for the challenges ahead.

CAMP 3: 7,400M

Camp 3 is positioned at an altitude of around 7,400 meters (24,280 feet). It is situated on a steep slope known as the “Black Pyramid” and offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Camp 3 marks a critical point in the ascent, as climbers are now entering the “death zone” where oxygen levels are dangerously low.

CAMP 4 (SUMMIT CAMP): 8,000M

Camp 4, also known as the Summit Camp, is the final camp before the summit push. It is established at an altitude of approximately 8,000 meters (26,245 feet). From Camp 4, climbers embark on an exhausting and challenging push to the summit, traversing steep and icy slopes, negotiating narrow ridges, and enduring extreme weather conditions.
These altitudes are approximate and can vary depending on various factors, including the specific route chosen by climbers and the conditions during each expedition.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

PACKAGE OFFER INCLUDES

1-TRANSPORTATION

  • Airport transfers in Islamabad and Skardu 
  • Domestic flights between Islamabad-Skardu-Islamabad in economy class with 20 kg checked baggage
  • Air-conditioned private transportation for one-day sightseeing in Islamabad 
  • Private transportation for one-day sightseeing in Skardu. 
  • 4×4 jeeps/Toyotas from Skardu to Jhula and Hushe/Jhula to Skardu for members and luggage.  

Note: Flights to the northern areas of Pakistan are subject to weather conditions. In case of a flight cancellation, the surface transfer will be provided with one-night accommodation in Chilas or Naran.

2-ACCOMMODATION

  • seven nights’ hotel accommodation in standard hotels (4 nights in Islamabad in a 3* hotel and 3 nights in Skardu in an excellent traditional tourist class hotel) on a twin/double sharing basis. 

Note: Please check the single supplement charges to use a single room.

 3-FOOD (MEALS) 

  • During hotel stays, breakfasts in Islamabad and full board (three meals) elsewhere. 
  • A farewell dinner in Islamabad at the end of the trip

4-MEAL DURING CAMPING 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner
  • Tea, green tea, or coffee

Menu:  Breakfast: Combination of eggs, corn-flex, porridge, jam, honey, coffee, tea, etc. 

Lunch:  One dish lunch at the base camp and picnic lunch during the trek

Dinner:  Complete meal; soup, two/three dishes (combination of rice, mutton/beef, chicken,

Pulses, vegetables, pasta, spaghetti, etc.), salad and dessert

5-TAXES AND FEES

  • Trekking Fee (US $ 50/-)
  • Environment Fee (US $ 150/-)
  • Road taxes
  • Camping fees during the trek.
  • Bridge crossing fees.

6-PORTERAGE 

  • Porters are trekking food, camping equipment, and personal gear of trekkers.
  • A free baggage allowance of 15 kilograms per trekker is for personal gear. 

7-LOCAL STAFF

Services of the following staff are included in the price. 

  • Local trekking guide 
  • Cook 
  • Cook helper (s) 

8-INSURANCE OF LOCAL STAFF

Insurance premium of a local guide, cook, cook helpers, etc. 

9- CAMPING EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping tent for camping shared by two pax
  • Toilet tent
  • Complete mess tent/table/chairs
  • Mattresses
  • Toilet papers etc

Note: Single tent can be provided; please check for single supplement charges 

10-MESS/KITCHEN EQUIPMENT

  • Complete kitchen equipment, including kitchen tent, mess tent, tables & chairs, etc. 

11- EMERGENCY SUPPORT

  • A set of oxygen (4 litters gas cylinder, mask & regulator) will be available for emergencies. 
  • A set of satellite phones for emergency calls 
  • Basic first aid kit (we recommend bringing your own first aid medicine from your home country) 

12- WATER FILTERS 

There will be water filters or purification pills. You can ask the cook to fill your bottle with boiled water every morning during the trek. 

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN THE OFFER

Below mentioned services are not included in our package, but some can be provided on request in advance. Please contact DP for further detail. 

  • International air ticket & airport taxes. 
  • Visa fee for Pakistan and personal insurance 
  • Extra hotel nights & meals due to change in plan 
  • Lunches & dinners in Islamabad
  • Beverages & Laundry
  • Sleeping bags, personal clothing, and trekking gear. 
  • Tips for trekking staff 
  • Tips for hotel & transport 
  • Any other service that is not mentioned in the list of services 

TERMS & CONDITIONS 

  • All trekking members will go together in one group and come back together.  The cost will also be charged if the group splits for personal reasons. 
  • Any extra cost due to road blockade or any other unforeseen reason will be charged in addition to the normal package offered. 

Itinerary

  1. 1

    Day 1 ISLAMABAD

    Upon arrival at Islamabad Airport, transfer to the hotel. Half-day city tour:
    Our representative/guide will be at Islamabad International Airport to pick up the group and transfer them to the hotel (the new airport is about a 40-45 minute drive from Islamabad City. In the afternoon a half-day city tour will include a visit to Faisal Mosque, which was built in 1986, the Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa, and a breathtaking aerial view of Islamabad from Daman-e-Koh. Drive back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

     

    Altitude: 1663 ft (507M)

    Accomodation: Hotel
  2. 2

    Day 2 ISLAMABAD - CHILAS

    A full-day drive by an air-conditioned coach to Chilas on the famous Karakoram Highway (the 8th wonder of the world), we will start early in the morning as the journey is about 12 hours via Besham and 10 hours via beautiful Babusar Pass. En route, we will visit the ancient Buddhist rock engravings from Shatial. Overnight will be in a hotel.

     

    Altitude: 4,150 FT (1265M)
    Traveling Time: via Besham: 400 km/11 hours’ drive & via Babusar Pass: 397 kms/9 hours’ drive

    Accomodation: Hotel
  3. 3

    Day 3 CHILAS – SKARDU

    We will continue the road journey to Skardu, driving on Karakoram Highway is an adventure in itself which is an unforgettable experience. En route to Skardu, we will stop at Thalechi to have a spectacular view of Nanga Parbat (8125m) & the meeting place of three great mountain ranges; the Karakoram, Himalaya & Hindu Kush near Juglot. Skardu is a small town and serves as a starting point for most of the expeditions in Karakoram. Overnight will be in a hotel.

     

    Altitude: 7381 ft (2250M)
    Traveling Time: 260 km, 9 hours’ drive

    Accomodation: Hotel
  4. 4

    Day 4 SKARDU

    We will undertake final preparations for our trekking into the wilderness. Depending on the availability of time, an optional visit to the town and an excursion to Kharpochu Fort (Built in the 17th Century) also offers a great view of the Skardu Valley, Sarfranga Desert, and Indus River from the fort which is located on a mountain and Buddha rock engravings from 8th century 3 km from Sadpara Road. Overnight will be in a hotel.

    Spare day for the final preparations. Optional visit to Kharpochu Fort & Manthal Buddha

     

    Altitude: 7874 ft (2,400M)

    Accomodation: Hotel
  5. 5

    Day 5 SKARDU-ASKOLI-JHULA

    We will drive in four-wheel jeeps up the Shigar through charming villages of Braldu Valley with spectacular views of the snow-topped mountains of Karakorum that lead to Askoli, the last and small settlement. We will cross Korophon (3109m) at the Biafo Glacier. It is the third-biggest glacier in the Karakoram Mountain range. A charismatic trek leads to the Snow Lake and Hispar Pass to Nagar and Hunza Valley. The next stage proceeds from Korophon to Jhula along the Domardo River. The views of Latok and Ogre (7,400m) peaks on Baifo Glacier in distance are awesome this day. Our trekking will start from here and the first overnight stay in the wilderness under the shade of Bakhor Dass Peak 5809 m a beautiful pyramid with tiny ice at the top. An overnight stay will be in a camp.

     

    Altitude (Jhula): 10498 ft (3200M)
    Traveling Time: 130km + 17. 5 km, 8-9 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
  6. 6

    Day 6 TREK-1: JHULA-PAIJU

    The trek continues to Bardumal (3253m), which is situated in the Biaho-Lungma- Valley. The Ching-Kang-Valley appears on the opposite side with a view of one of the beautiful peaks Mango Gusar 6820 m. Afterward, the path proceeds via Bardumal to Paiju, which takes another 4 hours. On this day the view of the first above 8000s peaks Broad Peak (8051m) if you are lucky enough with weather conditions. A lush green campsite under the shadow of Paiju Peak (6611m). An overnight stay will be in tents.

     

    Altitude (Paiju):11811 f (3600M)
    Hiking Time: 18.8 km 7-8 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
  7. 7

    Day 7 TREK-2: PAIJU-KHUBURTSE

    The Baltoro Glacier begins after an hour right after Paiju. Baltoro is one of the largest glaciers outside of the polar regions comprising a length of 62km. A narrow trail leads along the glacier tongue up to the great ice stream. It takes roughly 4-5 hours to walk across Liligo and to Khuburtse on the first day on the glacier. Liligo is located on the right side of the glacier. One gets a glimpse of Liligo Peak (6251m) if facing the south, and turning the view to the northwest, the world-famous rock faces of Trango Towers rise into the sky. An overnight stay will be in the tent.

     

    Altitude (Khuburtse): 13123 ft (4000M)
    Hiking Time: 13.0 Km 5 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
  8. 8

    Day 8 TREK-3: KHUBURTSE – URDUKAS

    The most beautiful campsite is on solid ground, which means that the next night will be on the glacier ice. This camp offers superb views of Biale (6729m), the Uli-Biaho (6417m), Chorich, the Trango group, and the Muztagh Glacier. An overnight stay will be in tents.

     

    Altitude (Urdukas): 13910 ft (4240M)
    Hiking Time: 8.1 Km 4-5 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
  9. 9

    Day 9 TREK-4: URDUKAS – GORO-II

    The trek continues on the Baltoro ice stream and leads to Goro I within 3-4 hours. In the following lap, it takes another 2-3 hours to reach Goro II. The Yermanandu Glacier, which comes forward from the Masherbrum Glacier providing a spectacular view of Muztagh Tower (7270m), Masherbrum (7821m), Gasherbrum IV (7925m), is the 17th highest peak on the earth and 6th in Pakistan. The campsite is actually on the glacier, providing not much comfort yet a pleasing experience and it is the coldest campsite on this entire trek. An overnight stay will be in a camp.

     

    Altitude (Goro-II): 14763 ft (4500M)
    Hiking Time: 11.6 km, 6 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
  10. 10

    Day 10 TREK-5: GORO-II – CONCORDIA

    The next lap of the trek proceeds from Goro II to the Concordia (4687m). The name Concordia has its origin in the British explorer Godwin Austen, who invented the name due to its almost 40km wide part where 14 glaciers come together from all directions. It is the most impressive campsite. If luck is on our side with the weather, we will have the most magnificent views of the mountain giants of Karakoram, including the crown K-2, which majestically stands just in front of you. The peaks tower over you, and all appear to be tantalizingly close, Gasherbrum-IV & V, Mitre Peak, Chogolisa 25,147ft/7,665m, Golden Throne (Baltoro Kangri) 23990ft/7312m and Broad Peak 26,401ft/8,047m are some of the high Karakoram giants to be seen. An overnight stay will be in tents.

     

    Altitude (Concordia): 14763 ft (4687M)
    Hiking Time: 12.9 km 6 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
  11. 11

    Day 11 TREK-6: CONCORDIA – K-2 BASE CAMP

    It takes 3 hours to reach Broad Peak Base Camp (4900M) and another 3 hours to K-2 Base Camp.
    On an amazing day, we will enjoy the dramatic views of the giant Karakorum Mountains and large glaciers. While looking back gives you magnificent views of Chogholisa and several other beautiful mountains. The glaciers stretch like Zebra Crossing on Baltoro Trek while looking backward. Walking on the white ice of the Sovia Glacier is a mind-blowing experience. Our biggest celebration today is getting to K2 Base Camp. Overnight in a tent.

     

    Altitude (K-2 Base Camp): 16568 ft (5050M)
    Hiking Time: 19 km 6 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
  12. 12

    Day 12 to Day 50 Climbing Activities

    By the end of this expedition, we could return by the same route or traverse over Ghondoghoro La Hushe and Skardu, Islamabad in 7-8 days.

    You can visit our K2 Circular Trek which provides all the information from Concordia to Hushe via Ghondoghoro La.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

We always do the best in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary access restrictions, weather, lodging/campground availability, guest ability/injury, and natural disasters like heavy rains, flooding, and other potential causes. Sometimes we experience unforeseen happens to affect the plan.


CUSTOMIZE THIS TOUR

Would you like to customize this trip? We would be very happy to tailor made this experience for you and your companions. Our team is here to guide you through the process. We will take the time to listen to your aspirations, understand your travel style, and work closely with you to craft a personalized itinerary. Please click here to fill the trip information form.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

PASSPORT AND VISA

Participants of all nationalities are required to have a valid passport with six months remaining validity and a visa for Pakistan. Visas must be applied online at https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/   

The main category is MOUNTAINEERING EXPEDITIONS and the sub-category is K2 CLIMBING. You will need a climbing permit which is managed by your us in Pakistan. You will need a letter of invitation (LOI) which our office will provide along with the requisite documents like a Discover Pakistan license copy and the National Identity Card of the issuing authority. 

 PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND A VISA FOR PAKISTAN 

CLIMBING PERMIT

As the K-2 Climbing falls in restricted areas, a climbing permit is required and the security clearance process usually takes 30-45 days. It is highly recommended to apply at least 60 days in advance to avoid delays. Your application for a visa is linked with the application for the climbing permit. 

PERSONAL INSURANCE

As the climbing is of strenuous nature, it is a mandatory requirement to have an insurance policy for accidents, medical and helicopter evacuation covering at least $ 30,000.

VACCINATIONS

Currently, all passengers entering Pakistan require a COVID VACCINATION CERTIFICATE (fully vaccinated). Those who do not have vaccination due to medicate reasons will need a certificate from a doctor. Those entering Pakistan without a Covid vaccination certificate need to show negative PCR as well. 

You do not need to show proof of any other vaccination but highly recommend having other vaccines.

 DRESS

In the cities like Islamabad, there is no problem if you are in Western dress but in remote regions including Skardu, you will need to have a full dress (covering your body)

LOCAL CREW

The local crew includes a liaison officer, licensed guide, cook, assistant cook, porter’s Sirdar, and porters. Our guides and cooks are well-experienced, strong, supportive, and friendly. They performed their duties with full dedication to facilitate our valued clients.   

GROUP JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

The tour starts and ends in Islamabad. Discover Pakistan, a guide or representative will be at the airport to pick up the clients with the welcome signboard of Discover Pakistan.  We can also make reservations for pre and post-nights if anyone arrives early or departs late. 

HIKING AT ALTITUDE

The K-2 Base Camp Trek is rated as a strenuous hike on the rocky, glacial terrain and some exposed section makes a tough trek but provides some of the most stunning views in the world.  All members must be physically fit and capable of walking for about 6-8 hours a day as the highest point of the trek is above 5000m. However, the itinerary is designed in such a way that provides acclimatization by gaining height gradually, which allows the body to adjust to reduce air pressure at higher altitudes. For more details, you can click on the link below.       

https://www.backpacker.com/skills/backpacking-fitness/how-to-hike-strong-at-altitude/

PERSONAL GEAR 

A list of personal equipment is provided below you can make personal kits according to your needs. 

  • Climbing gears 
  • Gore-Tex Trekking Shoes (1 pair)
  • Socks (2-3 pairs)
  • Gaiters (1 set)
  • Crampons (1 set)
  • Slippers (1 pair) 
  • T-shirts (2-3)
  • Trousers (2-3 pairs)
  • Fleece Jacket  
  • Warm Clothing including inner dress/thermals
  • Gore-Tex Jacket (1 piece)
  • Down Jacket (1 piece) 
  • Sun Cap (1 piece)
  • Warm Hat (1 piece) 
  • Neck Cover (1 piece)
  • Hand Gloves/Mittens (2 pairs)
  • Rucksack (backpack) 50-60L
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping Bag (-20C—30C) 
  • Umbrella 
  • Headlamp (with extra batteries) 
  • Ultraviolet Protection Sun Glasses 
  • Sun Cream
  • Chap Stick or Lip Balm 
  • Water bottle 
  • Personal medication (if advised by the physician)
  • Note: Some equipment is available for rent or sale in Skardu.

LOCAL TIME

Pakistan uses a one-time zone, which is Pakistan Standard Time (PKT). This is UTC+05:00 — that is, five hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time.

ELECTRICITY

The power plugs and sockets in Pakistan are of type C and D. Type C plug has two round pins & the type D plug has three round pins arranged in a triangular pattern. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. It is recommended to bring a power plug adapter. Apart from these, high-powered solar panels are recommended for climbers beyond the base camp during the climbing for higher camps.

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE

Most major currencies are US Dollar & Euro, these are easily changed in Islamabad and Skardu as well. However, the exchange rate in Skardu is not as good as compared to Islamabad. You can check the foreign currency exchange rate at https://www.nbp.com.pk/RateSheet/index.aspx. The exchange rates in the open market differ from the bank rate. 

TIPS 

Tips for a guide, cook, assistant cook, Porter’s Sidar, and porters are customary. However, it is absolutely at the discretion of clients to decide about the amount of tips. 

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) offers 20 kg (1 piece) on a domestic flight in economy class to/from Skardu. For extra baggage (1 piece up to 20 kg), they charge PKR 5800 currently which is subject to change.

EQUIPMENT (SHOPPING/RENTAL)

Personal clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kits, and personal trekking gear can be purchased/rented in Skardu. Some of the items may not be available for rent and need to be purchased. Please confirm with us in advance. 

DEPARTURE TAXES

No departure taxes are applicable at Pakistan international airports. However, you can check with your concerned international carrier before traveling.   

Other InformationAbout Tour

MEALS 

3 meals a day will be provided during the hotel stay except for lunches and dinners in Islamabad. There will be one farewell dinner in Islamabad at the end of the trip. 

FOOD ON TREKKING

We do cater to any special food requirements during the trekking if any client has food allergies or special dietary needs like vegetarian and vegan etc.  

BREAKFAST

Below is the list of major items we provide in the breakfasts with a combination of four or five items a day. 

  • Porridge
  • Corn Flacks
  • Eggs (Omelets/Fried or according to demand)
  • Paratha (a local form of bread)
  • Muesli
  • Jam
  • Honey
  • Marmalade
  • Black tea
  • Coffee
  • Milk etc.

LUNCH

  • Below is the list of major items we provide at the lunches with a combination of three to four items a day during trekking. 
  • Peanut butter
  • Tuna Fish
  • Sardine Fish
  • Paratha (Continued on next page)
  • Cookies Sweet
  • Cookies Saltish
  • Dry Fruit
  • Tin Fruit
  • Potatoes/peas
  • Green tea/Mixed tea
  • Tang etc.

DINNER

You will have a complete dinner with soup, two curries plus rice or Spaghetti or Macaroni & chapatti. There will be a dessert & green tea and coffee etc. as well. 

  • Chapatti
  • Spaghetti
  • Macaroni
  • Pasta
  • Meat (Chicken, Mutton & Beef)
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Backed beans
  • Green peas
  • Noodles (Maggi)
  • Salad
  • Lentils
  • Green tea etc.

DESERT

  • Pudding
  • Kheer Mix
  • Custard
  • Jelly

Fruit (Water Melon, Mangoes) for the first weeks.

Any intolerance or allergies to the food items must be communicated in advance. If you have any personal choices that we can meet will also be provided. 

DRINKING WATER

It is highly recommended to use mineral water in the cities and boiled/ filtered or purified water during the trekking. Do not drink running water from the rivers and streams. 

WEATHER

The weather in Islamabad is extremely hot during the summer season. You can expect a temperature between 30-40 degrees centigrade. If you travel by road to Skardu, expect the weather to be very hot as well. In Skardu, the weather is similar to Islamabad, except 25-38 degrees centigrade. During the trekking on sunny days, expect the weather to be warm without any shade. Especially during the trek between Askole/Jhula to Urdukas, the weather will be extremely hot on those days. It is advised to have proper sun protection in the form of an umbrella, a wide-brim hat, and plenty of sunscreens. However, the weather in the nighttime is cooler above 4000 meters, you can even expect the temperature to get down to below zero and experience snowfall. 

WHO SHOULD DO THE CLIMBING?

K-2 climbing is the most strenuous one, with no access to towns/villages and limited inhabitants during the whole duration of the climbing. You will hike as high as 5560 meters (K-2 Base Camp) and the trekking route is strenuous with river crossings, uneven terrain, glaciers, and boulders on the way. The climb is recommended for individuals with physical fitness and in good health. And should also know the techniques for using climbing equipment. 

BOOKING & DEPOSITS

The trip can be reserved as an initial deposit of 30% at the time of booking. The initial deposit shall not be refunded but can be transferred for a future trip. 

 

FINAL PAYMENT

We accept full trip cost 30 days prior to the commencement of the tour. The payments are only accepted in cash/bank transfers in a bank account. We don’t accept payments through credit cards. Please do not accept any invoice which is not generated by Discover Pakistan and sent through the official email id. 

1) Cancellations must be notified in writing to Discover Pakistan or the agent through which the trip is booked. Cancellation charges shall be levied as follows:

Cancellation before 30 days or more-After a deduction of 30%, the remaining amount will be refunded. If the deposit is retained with the consent of our client no cancellation charges will be applied. The full amount will be adjusted with a future trip. 

Cancellation within 2 weeks before departure –50 % of the package offer

Cancellation within one week of departure or no-show –Loss of full payment 

2) There shall be no refunds if you leave the trip for any reason whatsoever, either voluntarily or involuntarily, after the trip has begun. No refunds shall be made for any meals, accommodation, or services not utilized.

WHY BOOK WITH DISCOVER PAKISTAN?

Discover Pakistan is one of the leading Destination Management and Tour servicing company founded to meet the travel needs of explorers, researchers, mountaineers, and trekkers from all around the world. We always strive to focus on the safety, integrity, and comfort of our valued clients without any discrimination. 

Our Values 

We have a designed set of values for our company that guides us to deliver the best travel experience to our clients, these values include: 

  • Integrity
  • Communication
  • Client Safety and Security
  • Customer Oriented Services
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Customer Satisfaction

RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS COMMUNITY 

We are aware of our responsibility towards the local communities, their customs, and the environment. Therefore, a part of our income is specifically allocated towards humanitarian activities including student support, skill development programs & micro-credit loans to women without interest, etc. Details can be provided on request. 

OUR CLIENT

We have worked with both local & foreign clients, and are proud to say that Discover Pakistan has a long list of satisfied partners and individual clients around the world. We maintain a balance between cost and quality. Our business philosophy, and the secret to our success, is “LESS PROFIT EQUALS MORE CLIENTS AND MORE PROFIT.”

  1. What is K2?

    K2, also known as the Savage Mountain, is the second-highest peak in the world. It stands at a formidable height of 8,611 meters (28,251 feet) and is located in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan

  2. Why is climbing K2 considered challenging?

    Climbing K2 is considered one of the most challenging mountaineering experiences due to several factors. It has extreme weather conditions, technical difficulties, treacherous glaciers, steep icefalls, and challenging rock formations. The success rate of reaching the summit is relatively low compared to other peaks, making it a formidable and dangerous undertaking.

  3. When did the first successful ascent of K2 take place?

     The first successful ascent of K2 took place in 1954 by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.

  4. What are some of the technical challenges faced while climbing K2?

     Climbers face various technical challenges on K2, including the infamous “Bottleneck” and the “Black Pyramid.” These sections involve traversing icy slopes, negotiating dangerous crevasses, and overcoming steep rock faces.

  5. What is the climbing season for K2?

    The climbing season for K2 is relatively short and typically spans from June to August. During this period, the weather conditions are relatively stable, although they can still be highly unpredictable with fierce winds, heavy snowfall, and sub-zero temperatures.

  6. What is the duration of expeditions to K2?

    The length of expeditions to K2 is typically around 60-65 days. This includes trekking days, days for climbing, and acclimatization periods at various camps.

  7. Is climbing K2 guided or unguided?

    Climbing K2 can be both guided and unguided, depending on the preference and experience of the climbers. Guided expeditions usually involve the support of experienced mountaineers, sherpas, and a team of support staff.

  8. What are the prerequisites for climbing K2?

     Climbing K2 requires exceptional physical and mental strength, technical skills, high endurance, and thorough training. It should only be undertaken by experienced climbers who are well-prepared, possess the necessary skills, and have appropriate mountaineering equipment.

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Dates Trip Status Price (PP) Single Supplement  
June 1, 2024 - August 1, 2024
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$10,000.00
$265.00
Extensions

At Discover Pakistan, we offer the opportunity to prolong and enrich your travel experience beyond the initial itinerary. Whether you’re exploring a new city, venturing into the wilderness, or embarking on a cultural immersion, our trip extensions allow you to delve deeper into the destination and discover hidden gems that may have otherwise remained undiscovered. By extending your journey, you can embrace new adventures, indulge in authentic experiences, and create lasting memories. Whether it’s an extra day, a few days, or a week, trip extensions provide the flexibility to personalize your travel and make the most of your time away.

Our team of travel experts is available to provide detailed itineraries, answer any queries you may have, and tailor the extensions to meet your preferences and requirements. Whether you are interested in extending your journey to explore cultural destinations, indulge in luxury experiences, or venture into off-the-beaten-path destinations, we are committed to creating an unforgettable experience for you.

Below are some sample extensions, however they can be customized to suit your needs, please feel free to contact us via email or phone. Our dedicated team will be delighted to assist you, providing comprehensive information, and helping you plan your dream vacation.

HUNZA VALLEY EXTENSION

Embark on an enchanting trip extension to the captivating Hunza Valley after conquering the challenging K2 Base Camp trek. Nestled amidst the majestic Karakoram Mountains in northern Pakistan, Hunza Valley is a gem waiting to be discovered. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality, this extension promises an unforgettable journey into a paradise on Earth.

DAY 01: SKARDU-KARIMABAD
DAY 02: KARIMABAD
DAY 03: KARIMABAD-KUNJERAB PASS-PASSU
DAY 04: PASSU-CHILAS
DAY 05: CHILAS-ISLAMABAD
DAY 06: DEPARTURE

LAHORE EXTENSION

Indulge in the cultural richness and historical splendor of Lahore with a four-day extension after your K2 Base Camp trek. Discover the city’s captivating architecture, explore its ancient landmarks, and immerse yourself in its vibrant arts and culture scene.

DAY 01: ISLAMABAD-LAHORE
DAY 02: LAHORE EXPLORATION
DAY 03: LAHORE EXPLORATION
DAY 04: LAHORE-ISLAMABAD
DAY 05: DEPARTURE

DUBAI EXTENSION

After conquering the challenging K2 Base Camp trek, treat yourself to a luxurious three-day extension in the mesmerizing city of Dubai. This vibrant metropolis is renowned for its opulent lifestyle, futuristic architecture, and world-class entertainment. Indulge in unparalleled luxury and immerse yourself in the city’s extravagant offerings.

DAY 01: Dubai
DAY 02: Explore Dubai
DAY 03: Explore Dubai
DAY 04: Departure

TURKEY EXTENSION

Congratulations on completing the exhilarating K2 Base Camp trek! As you conclude your adventure in the stunning Karakoram Mountains, why not treat yourself to a well-deserved five-day extension in captivating Turkey? This extension will allow you to unwind, explore a new culture, and indulge in the rich history and captivating landscapes of this transcontinental country.

DAY 01: Arrive in Istanbul
DAY 02: Explore Istanbul
DAY 03: Explore Istanbul
DAY 04: Departure