K2 (8616m) EXPEDITION - Pakistan

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Activity type: Ice Climbing
Activity level: Challenging/ Tough
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Duration: 65 Day(s) / Tour with flexible start dates
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CHOGORI (8616M)

K2 The Ultimate Adventure

The biggest PYRAMID in the world

CHOGORI (8616M)

K2 The Ultimate Adventure

The biggest PYRAMID in the world

Karakoram in Turkish language means "Black Rubble". In 1856 A.D. Capt. Montgomerie surveyed a number of peaks in the Baltoro area of the Karakoram from a distance of about 200km. He explored a cluster of high peaks and named them K1, K2, K3 and soon with the prefix "K" for Karakoram.

In 1861 A.D. the area was further surveyed by Col. Godwin Austin and recommended K2 as the highest and measured it to be 8619m only three meters more than its official height (1988) of 8616m. Its local name is Chogori, which means the "Great Mountain".

Thus, K2, the second highest mountain in the world stands majestically above the combination with the sweeping Godwin Austin Glacier offering an ice highway towards its surface. It was first climbed by Italians. The route to K2 goes through the Baltoro region of Baltistan. There are several high peaks, which are persisted, in the world's largest temperate zone glacier. Only the highest or more prominent ones have been named or climbed. A wonderful nineteen of these peaks stand over 7600m while four of them are 8000meters.

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Price includes

  •  Liaison with ministry of tourism in Islamabad for permit process and measurement of Liaison officer.  Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.  Clearance of cargo before arrival of the team and its storage.  Assistance upon arrival/departure.  Welcome reception (briefing)/farewell meeting (debriefing) at Alpine Club of Pakistan.  Hotel accommodation at tourist class hotels at Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Chilas and Skardu with all meals.  All meals during trek and 45 days at B.C  Porterage of 75 kg per person of expedition equipment and high altitude food etc. to the B.C and 50 kg per person on return from BC.  Road transfers between airport/hotel and within city as per itinerary.  Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess, kitchen and toilet tent with tables/field stools and camping ground fees.  Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.  Wages and basic kit of guide, Srdar, cook and assistant(s).  Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).  Porterage at airports, hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.  Letter of guarantee on behalf of team/client for environmental bond for USD 1000.  Mail handling/forwarding to BC/overseas except postage charges.  Reconfirmation of air tickets.  Above quotation is based on present porter rates and valid for 2018.  All expenses of Gov. Liaison officer

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  • Cost Excludes  International & domestic airfare, airport tax, excess baggage charges.  Surface transfers in case of flight cancellations to the kick off point.  High altitude porters/any crew above BC.  Tents, sleeping bags, personal and climbing equipment of any kind beyond base camp including high altitude food and oxygen.  Hiring of HAPs, mail runner(s) and any other crew as per requirement. (wages and kit to be arranged by the team).  Medications ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges of any kind.  Room services, laundry, beverages, phone/communication bills and items of personal nature.  Insurance liability of member(s) and other under force majeure conditions.  Clearing agent charges.  Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.  Porters and staff tips Re- Fund  If the cancellation is made 30ays + prior to departure full payment will be refunded and a nominal communication service charge will be deducted.  RVT reserves the right to deduct:  25% cancellation charge from paid package price if the cancellation is made in less than 25 day of arrival date.  40% in case of cancellation in less than 10 days.  In case of cancellation prior to arrival, all charges in respect of confirmed bookings that entail no-show charges by hotels/transport/airline will have to be paid by the clients.  Anyone deciding to abandon the trip after arrival or leave during the trip for whatever reason(s) whether the clients own or external (of the nature of force majeure) will not be eligible for a refund. This also applies in case the entire group completes/abandons the trip and decides to return earlier than the agreed time schedule.  Nominal communication service charge will also be deducted from the refund.

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Rock Valley Tours Pvt Ltd

Pakistan, Lahore

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Rock Valley Tours is a tour management company based in Lahore, Pakistan. We specialize in organizing tours, treks, hikes, hunting and climbing expeditions, team building and leadership trails all over Pakistan. Although we are experts in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, our footprint is spread over every nook and corner in Pakistan.

Pakistan has been nominated as the best adventure tourism destination in the world for the year 2020. We feel that the team we have assembled is best equipped to arrange and facilitate trips across the length and breadth of Pakistan.

Born and raised in the Karakorum region of Pakistan, our team has spent their childhoods crisscrossing the endless trails of these parts of the country. They have all been trained and certified to ensure that your experience is supreme and that safety remains paramount no matter what.

We respect the natural environment in which we work and live and we have an intimate and unrivaled knowledge of the terrain, the people and the cultures that you will encounter on your trek, trail, hike and/or expedition. With years of experience and knowledge, it is our goal to provide a memorable experience to you. This, while keeping the environment worry supreme.

From the time you arrive in Pakistan, to the time you leave our country, consider yourself to be our responsibility. We are a one-stop solution to all your needs during your stay in Pakistan.

Be it, the bustling metropolis of Karachi, or the lush green plains around Lahore, or even the foothills of the Himalayas starting from Islamabad, let us present our country to you in a way no one can.

For more information About RVT on anything you may desire, please inquire about the numbers given on top or write to us on info@rockvalleytours.com. We would be more than happy to provide you unmatched possibilities and unrivaled service.

Pakistan welcomes you with open arms!

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Pakistan, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Islamabad

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K2 Expedition Trip Itinerary:

Day 01 Islamabad
Arrival Islamabad. Transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 02 Islamabad
Welcome reception at Alpine Club of Pakistan. Overnight at hotel

Day 03 Skardu/Chilas
Fly to Skardu PK-451 (09:30 – 10:30). (Flight is subject to weather). Upon arrival transfer to hotel for overnight.
In case of cancellation of flight (12-14 hrs) drive by coach to Chilas (480 km) on Karakoram Highway. Overnight at hotel

Day 04 Chilas / Skardu
Day free at Skardu If your are driving, complete road journey (07–08 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route has good view of Nanga Parbat (8125m) at the confluence of Indus River and the rapids and fall of Indus River. Overnight at hotel

Day 05 Skardu Final preparation day at Skardu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 Askole: (3000m)
By jeeps drive to Askole (8-9 hrs). The last village of about 50 houses. The villagers grow their own cereals, vegetable and fruit and own large herds of sheep's, goats, yaks and dzos. Overnight in tent

Day 07 Jhola: (3200m)
Start 2-3 hours, walk across wasteland and traverse Biafo Glacier, a to tiny Ocean of moving boulders and crevasses 2 km wide. Cross the glacier and after a lunch break continue to Jhola (4-5 hrs). Cross-Dumardo River Bridge and camp at rather dusty campsite encompassed by a few bushes with a side stream. Overnight in tent.

Day 08 Paiyu: (3600m)
Start on a monderately easy trail for 3-4 hrs. Crossing Bardumal campsites along a 2-km stretch of sandy River beach. After a lunch break continue towards Paiyu for another 2-3 hrs. trail climbs to a Vantage Point providing view of the Snout of Baltoro. And in the far distance a marvelous panorama of Cathedral Towers and triangle of K2 to the left for the first time. Paiyu is a herded campsite. Overnight in tent.

Day 09 Paiyu: (3600m)
Traditional rest day at Paiyu. Overnight at tent.

Day 10 Khuburtze: (4000m)
Start for a 5-8 hrs. slight climb up Baltoro Glacier on the southern edge. After about two hours the path divides at the snout of Baltoro glacier where the left side goes to the BC of Tango Tower and the Sarpo Lgo pass. Continue to the side right climbing up on to the glacier that stretches up the valley 62 km long and 2 km wide. Follow the southern edge to Liliwa and onward to Khuburtze lovely walks for about 90 minutes to the campsite and with clear water. Overnight at camping

Day 11 Urdukas: (4200m)
4-5 hours lovely walk mostly along the crest of lateral moraine with stunning views of Paiyu Peak, Chorichi, Uli Biaho, Tango Towers and so on. Urdukas is a viewable campsite. However like Paiyu this site is over used and polluted. Overnight at camping.

Day 12 Goro II: (4500m)
6-8 hours walk on the glacier. The first hour walk is across difficult side Crevasses, however the way is smoother and easy in the center. Continue for 2-3 hours to Goro-I opposite of Yermanendo Glacier falling down from the Mashebrum pass. For the next 3-4 hrs continue east up the Baltoro glacier. Following telephone wire from army HQ Goro to Gasherbrum IV. Goro-II campsite is pitched on the rough stones and ice in the hub of the glacier with water from the glacier melt. Overnight at tent.

Day 13 Concordia (4700m) / K2 Base Camp (5100m)
6-8 hours slightly easy walk, with spectacular views and titanic mountain panorama, including Muztagh Tower, Gasherbrum IV, Mitre Peak and the mighty K-2. Camp at Concordia named by Martin Conway after the place De La Concordia in Paris. Lunch at Concordia. You will be meeting some crevasses near Godwin Austin glacier. Overnight at tent.

Day 14-58 45 days for acclimatization and climbing.

Day 59 Vigne Glacier or Ali camp: (4800m)
5-6 hours continue walk on Vigne Glacier, proving gorgeous views of Chogolisa, and Mitre Peak, A rare mountain panorama and camp just below pass. Overnight at camping

Day 60 Gondogoro La (5680m) / Khuspang (4680m)
4-5 hours. Start very early in the morning for the uneasy and steep ascend to Gondogora_La (high pass), and another 3-4 hrs descend to the high camp (Khuspang) on the other side. Also BC for Gondogoro Peak. Continue trek to Dalzampa: (4300m) another 4-5 hours easy descends glacier Moraine to exotic campsite of Dalzampa "field of flower". A climb to the lateral Moraine provides fantastic views of glacier and jagged spires. Overnight in tent.

Day 61 Shaieshcho: (3600m) Hushe: (3300m)
4-5 hours walk on the lateral moraine through wild roses, gooseberry cedar and Tamarisk bushes. The Charksa valley joins the Gondogoro at Shaieshcho and the route leads towards the base camp of K6 and K7. Another 4-5 hours the last day of the trek follow the east bank of Hushe River on an easy path through the field and camp out side the village.

Day 62 Skardu: (2340m)
By jeep drive to Skardu via Khaplu. The second largest kingdom in the old Baltistan safe guarding the trade route to Ladakh along Shyok River. Overnight at hotel.

Day 63 Islamabad / Chilas
a) Fly to Islamabad PK-452 (11:20 – 12:20). (Subject to weather). Upon arrival transfer to hotel.
b) In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas. Overnight at hotel.

Day 64 Islamabad
a) Leisure day at Islamabad

In case of driving, complete road journey from Chilas to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel.

Day 65 Islamabad
Farewell meeting at Alpine Club of Pakistan. Overnight at hotel.

Day 66 Fly Out
Transfer to airport for your return flight home.

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