K-2 – 8616m(1)

K-2 – 8616m (61 days)

K-2 majestically stands on the Pakistan-China border ruling the mighty Karakoram. The traditional route to its base camp goes through Baltoro Glacier. The height of the peak is 8,616 meters/28,267 feet according to the survey done by Italian geologists in 2004.

The peak has been climbed by over three hundred & fifty climbers through different routes. The most common route is Abruzzi Ridge through which the first successful Italian expedition attempted the peak and two climbers; Mr. Lino Lacedelli and Mr. Achille Compagnoni made history by reaching the summit on August 31, 1954.


Trip Highlight
Approach route:  Islamabad-Skardu-Askoli-Concordia-K-2 Base Camp
Duration of Expedition: 60 days
Average Daily walk:   6-7 hours
Climbing Difficulty: Extremely Hard
Trekking days (in & out): 12 
Days at base camp & above: 41
Hotel Nights:  08


Day To Day Itinerary
01 Arrival in Islamabad, transfer to hotel 500m Hotel
02 Flight to Skardu (1 hour) or drive to Chilas (10-12 hours) 2300m Hotel
03 Reserve day or drive from Chilas to Skardu (7-8 hours) 2300m Hotel
04 Day for final preparations 2300m Hotel
05 Jeep drive to Askoli (6 hours) 3048m Tents
06 Trek to Jhula (5-6 hours) 3200m Tents
07 Trek to Paiju (6-7 hours) 3600m Tents
08 Rest day for acclimatization 3600m Tents
09 Trek to Urdukas (9-10 hours) 4240m Tents
10 Trek to Goro-II (7-8 hours) 4500m Tents
11 Trek to Concordia (5-6 hours) 4687m Tents
12 Trek to K-2 Base Camp (5-6 hours) 5050m Tents
13-51 Days at K-2 Base Camp and above (including climbing days) Tents
52 Trek to Goro II  (8-9 hours) or Ali Camp (8-9 hours) Tents
53 Trek to Khuburste (7-8 hours) or Kuispang (8-9 hours) Tents
54 Trek to Bardumal (8-9 hours) Tents
55 Trek to Askoli (7-8 hours) Tents
56 Drive to Skardu (6 hours) Hotel
57 Flight for Islamabad or drive to Chilas or Naran Hotel
58 Free day or drive from Chilas to Islamabad Hotel
59 Reserve day Hotel
60 Departure from Islamabad


1-The option of taking a flight to Skardu after arrival in Islamabad on day 1 is possible depending upon the arrival time of international flight

2- If the flight operates for Skardu on day 2, drive to Askoli on day-4 is possible to gain an extra day for climbing/acclimatization


Fixed Departures 2024


Approach route Islamabad-Skardu-Askoli-Concordia-K-2 Base Camp
Duration of Expedition 60 days/59 nights
First Departure 20-06-2024 to 19-08-2024
Nature of Expedition Un-guided
Average Daily walk 6-7 hours
Climbing Difficulty Extremely Hard
Trekking days (in & out)  12
Days at base camp & above 40
Hotel Nights 08