K2 / K-2

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Name: K2
Other name/spelling: Mount Godwin-Austen, Chogori, K-2, K2, K-II
Elevation: 28,250ft (8611m)
Location: Karakoram, Pakistan-China
Importance: 2nd Highest mountain in the world


K2 is a rocky mountain up to 6,000m, beyond which it becomes an ocean of snow. The traditional route to K2 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.

K2 was firstly discovered and measured by the Survey of India in 1856, and first named for English topographer Henry Godwin – Austen, who explored and surveyed the region.

K2 is taken from the first letter of Karakoram, and the number indicates that it was the second peak in the range to be measured. K2 was firstly climbed on July,31 1954 by Italian climbers team lead by Ardito Desio and accompanying him were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. A March 1987 measurement of K2 indicated that it might be higher than Everest, but later that year, Everest was re-measured by a similar method and found to indeed be 778 ft (237m) taller.

Day 1 Arrive Islamabad, transfer to hotel for K2 / k-2 tour.
Day 2 Islamabad- briefing with Alpine Club about K2 / k-2 route.
Day 3 Drive to Chilas, transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 4 Drive to Skardu, overnight at hotel.
Day 5 Skardu- preparations.
Day 6 Drive to Thongal/Askole, overnight camp
Day 7 Trek to Korofong, overnight camp
Day 8 Trek to Chobraqk, overnight camp
Day 9 Trek to Paiju, overnight camp
Day 10 Trek to Urdukas, overnight camp
Day 11 Trek to Goro, overnight camp
Day 12 Trek to Concordia, overnight camp
Day 13 Trek to base camp
Day 50
Trek back to Concordia. Overnight camp
Day 51
Trek to Ali Camp. Overnight camp
Day 52 Trek to Low Camp via the Gondogoro Pass
Day 53 Trek to Dalsanga Pa. Overnight camp
Day 54 Trek to Hushe. Overnight camping
Day 55 Drive to Skardu. Overnight at hotel
Day 56 Skardu- relax at Skardu
Day 57 Drive to Chilas. Overnight at hotel
Day 58 Drive to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel
Day 59 Islamabad – debriefing with Alpine Club
Day 60
Fly to onward destination

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