K2 (CHOGORI 8,611Mtr)
KARAKORAM RANGE, On the border between China & Pakistan Italian expedition was first to climb this mighty peak in 1954 under the leadership of Prof Ardito Desio from the Abruzi route. This peak has been climbed from almost all ridges, even K2 north side has already been climbed. The trek to k2 Base Camp is one of the World classics. It is a demanding journey & trek to Concordia, the meeting place of the Goodwin-Austen & upper Baltor Glacier, is not one to be undertaken lightly. For most of its length one is walking through uninhabited areas where it is essential to well prepared for any eventuality, & the trail is constantly shifting, depending on the whim of the weather & glacial action.
From Skardu the Jeep road goes through Shigar Valley, Dassu, Apaligon, Hoto, Tongal, & Askoli from where the trek to Baltoro glacier & Goodwin Austin Glacier starts.
ITINERARY: Length of trip: 60 Days.
Best Period: June/July/August
Day 01 to 3 Arrival at Islamabad & complete formalities & final preparation. (HOTEL)
Day 04 to 6 Transfer to Skardu & beginning of trek. (HOTEL)
DAY 07 to 13 Trek to Base camp. (CAMPS)
Day 14 to 50 Climbing.
Day 50 to 60 Return to Islamabad. (Camps & Hotels)