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Mount K2 Expedition

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TRIP FACTS

Price$45000

Duration52 Days

Departure Date06/15/2020

GradeVery Hard

Mount K2 (8611m) is the second-highest peak in the world and the highest peak in Pakistan. Mount k2 is also known as CHOGORI which is the Balti language that means the king of mountains. Mt. K2 has variously been described as "awesome", " Killer" and "Savage" Mountain. Just because of the massiveness of its size and unsuccessful multiple attempts made on it by various expedition parties. K2 is rocky mountain up to 6000-m, beyond this it becomes an ocean of snow. K2, 8611m is situated on the Pakistan China border in the mighty Karakorum. The traditional rout to its base camp goes from Skardu Baltistan which is linked with Islamabad by Karakoram Highway as well as by air. From Skardu the route goes via Shigar-Dassu-Askole upto Concordia over the Baltoro Glacier. To the summit, we use safest route and i.e ABURZZI route. Even though these routes have become common, we are very much familiar with the the steep snow slopes and difficult rock parts,

Our K2 expedition 2020 will begin from Islamabad and further flight to Skardu by Plane because that save our time for climbing Mt. K2. The Vertical height gain from Base camp to summit is over 3500m. on which we will aim to place four further camps to support your ascent and acclimatization. The route leads all the way from base camp to Camp2, Chimny House and climb Black Pyramid to Camp 3 and Camp 4 (7950m2 / 6083ft) below The Shoulder (8000m) of Mt. K2. And Straight attempt through Aburzzi rotue via Bottleneck (8210m) to the SUMMIT (8611m/28251ft) and down to Camp4/Camp3 (safe zone). 

Once EEN started to organize expedition on Mt. K2 Expedition, there are 100 of people able to reach on the top of Mt. K2. We proudly can say that we are the one who hold high success rate on mt. K2. We are best amongst to the other organizer on mt. K2. The expedition will be fully supported by great Nepalese Sherpa team with previous experience on Mt. K2 climbing and technically skilled and worked with Everest Expeditions Nepal. The Sherpa will have perfect knowledge of climbing, risk management, friendly behavior and highly motivated.

K2 is also known as Chhogori/Qogir, Ketu/Kechu,and Mount Godwin-Austen. Meanwhile, some nations refer to it as “Savage Mountain” due to its extreme difficulty. It has the second-highest fatality rate among the eight thousands.There are few climbing routes in K2 from Pakistan. While a record of 78 % of climbers successfully reach the summit through the South side route, the remaining 22 % of climbers climb from North, East, West ridge, Southwest Pillar  "Magic Line", South Face or "Polish Line", Northwest Face, or Northwest Ridge . Normal climbing route (North ridge) is also known as Almost Abruzzi Spur. According to the Pakistan government record or mountain record, no one has climbed the East Face of the mountain due to the level of difficulty. K2 has also never been climbed during winter season.

Everest Expeditions Nepal offers and operates K2 (8611M/28,251ft.) expedition every year in the summer season. For reasons such as: Weather conditions, snow conditions, temperature, road conditions, and flights. Most of the expedition operators offer the trip in the summer season.

The first ascent of K2 was completed by an Italian expedition team which was led by Mr. Ardito Desiofinally. His team Mr. Lino Lacedelli and Mr. Achille Compagnoni successfully ascended to the summit of K2 (8611m/28,251ft) via the Abruzzi Spur climbing route on July 31, 1954. Its allure arises from the combination of it’s isolation, weather extremes, great altitude and technical climbing demands. K2 is a very serious and compelling objective. Satori Adventures always keeps team sizes small and requires that climbers are composed and qualified, assuring our clients a safe and successful summit. They have the support of some of the best climbing Sherpa's and mountain guides in the world.

8000m mountain. With expertise in high altitude mountaineering, Satori Adventures delivers both safety and high quality in a challenging high altitude environment. With an innovative approach to high altitude climbing and qualified, experienced and trained climbing Sherpa guides, we delivers high success rates for our peak climbing and mountaineering clients.

ITINERARY

15-16 June/Day 01:Arrive at Islamabad Airport (540M/1,770 ft.) Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

17 June/Day 02:Free day at Islamabad for last moment preparation (540M / 1,770 ft.).

18 June/Day 03:Fly from Islamabad to Skardu (2230m/7,316ft) by Pakistan airlines. Upon arrival transfer to Hotel. In case of cancellation of flight, drive-by coach bus to Chilas on KarakoramHighway O/N Lodges.

19 June/Day 04:Chilas / Skardu. Free day at Skardu (2230m/7,316ft)

20 June/Day 05:Skardu - Briefing at Tourism Department of Gilgit Baltistan. Final preparation at Skardu O/N Hotel (2230m/7,316ft.) (2230M/7316ft.)

21 June/Day 06:Drive by Jeep from Skardu to Askole. (3000m/9,843ft) Camping accommodation.

22 June/Day 07:Trek from Askole to Jhola. (3200m/10,498ft) Camping accommodation

23 June/Day 08:Trek from Jhola to Paiyu. (3600m/11,811ft) Camping accommodation

24 June/Day 09:Rest Day and acclimatization Paiyu. (3600m/10,498ft) Camping accommodation

25 June/Day 10:Trek from Paiyu to Urdukas. (4200m/13,780ft) Camping accommodation

26 June/Day 11:Trek from Urdukas to Goro II. (4500m/14764ft) Camping accommodation

27 June/Day12: Trek from Goro to K2 Base Camp (5100m/16,732ft) via Concordia (4700m) Camping accommodation.

28 June/Day13-64:Climbing period of K2 (8611m/28,251ft) Camping accommodation

18 Aug/Day65: Trek back to Gore II (4500m/14764ft) 9-10hrs Camping accommodation

19 Aug/Day66: Trek from Gore II to Khuburtze (3600m/11,811ft) 8-9hrs Camping accommodation.

20 August/Day 67:Trek from Khuburtse to Paiyu (3200m/10,498ft) 5-6hrs. Camping accommodation

21 August/Day 68:Trek from Paiyu to Johla (3200m/10498ft.) 7-8 hrs. Camping accommodation

23 August/Day 70:Trek from Johla to Askole (3000m/9,843ft) 7-8hrs. Camping accommodation

24 August/Day 71:Drive from Askole by jeep to Skardu (2230m/7,316ft) Camping accommodation

25 August/Day 72:Farewell meeting (de-briefing) at Tourism Department of Gilgit Baltistan. O/N Hotel (2230m/7,316ft.)

26 August/Day 73:Fly from Skardu to Islamabad. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas. Overnight at hotel. (540m/1,770ft)

27 August/Day74: Leisure day at Islamabad(540m/1,770ft) and use the day in case of alternative

28 August/Day 75:Drop to the airport for final departure

COST INCLUDE / EXCLUDE

INCLUDE

Arrival and Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
Hotel Accommodation in Islamabad: 4 nights hotel at 4-star Hotel in Islamabadon bed & breakfast Basis- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Islamabad with Expedition Staffs.
Cargo Clearance:International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Pakistan. **before the expedition.
Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Pakistan Government to climb mount K2.
Liaison Officer:1 Liaison officer with full equipment, salary and accommodation.
Garbage Management:Garbage Deposit fees.
Insurance:Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Expedition staffs during the trek and expedition.
Map:Trekking and climbing map.
Seven Summit Treks duffle bag.
Member transportation:
- Domestic Flight: Flight for all members for Islamabad to Skarduand Skardu to Islamabad with one Guide, as per Itinerary.
- Land Transportation (Members): Drive by Jeep Skardu to Askole and on returning Askole to Skardu.
- Land Transportation (Staffs): Islamabad to Askole via Skardu (by bus / jeep) for All Climbing Sherpas and Expeditions Staffs. (At Skardu all members and staffs will meet each other).
Expedition Stuffs Transportation:Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Pakistan by air cargo - Islamabad to Askole by bus / Jeep and to basecamp by Porters / Mule. While Returning: Basecamp to Askole by porters / Mule and Askole to Islamabad by bus / jeep.
Member Luggage:Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters.
Food and Lodging: 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Camp during the trek and at Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staffs.
All Necessary equipment for Campingduring the trek.
Porter:Porters per member up to Base camp from Askole & Porters while returning from Basecamp to Askole.
Base Camp Staff: Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
Staff Salary and allowance:All Nepalese / Pakistani staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese / Pakistani base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
Heater:Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.
Solar/Generator/Light:1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed Nepalese Sherpa per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).
Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance:Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing.
Oxygen Bottle (O2):Summit Oxygen cylinder: 5 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 2-oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa.
Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be return after expedition.
Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate charge).
High camp service: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for member, Sherpa and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
Rope Fixing Team: The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route on K2 (no extra charge will be applied to members).
Internet: Reliable & high-speed Internet access Wi-Fi is free to all climbers on our expedition at base camp.
Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
Permit: Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.
Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
Comprehensive Medical kit for group and staffs.
Certificate: K 2climbing certificate issued by Pakistani Alpine Club (after climbing Mount K 2 successfully).
Note: All expedition stuff and equipment have to be return after the expedition.

EXCLUDE

Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Islamabad).
Pakistan entry Visa fee: Pakistani Visa fee.
Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Islamabad & Skardu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
Extra night in Islamabad & Skardu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Islamabad & Skardu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs).
Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will soft drinks for members at base camp).
Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
Internet Service: Not included during the trek.
Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 2000 USD. (Applies to Full Board Member).
Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs.
Rope Fixing: The cost for using fixed rope during the expedition. (Applies on Basecamp Service member).
Our Company’s Service will be "Zero"above Base Camp (If company offers just Base Camp services).
Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” Section.

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Ajaya Bajracharya

this is wonderful, experience trip


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