Placed between the borders of China and Pakistan, K2 (8611M/28,251ft) is the second highest peak in the world. K2 is located in the Karakoram Range and lies partly in a Chinese-administered enclave of the Kashmir region within the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang of China. The main summit is between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of northern Pakistan.
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.
Satori Adventures 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.
K2 (8611m /28,251ft) summit is located at: Latitude 35°52′57″N longitude 76°30′48″E. The Advanced base camp is always fixed around (5305m/17,400ft). Most expedition teams fix four camps above the Advanced Base Camp. Camp I (6060m/19,881ft) Camp II (6700m/21,981ft) Camp III (7250m/23,786ft) and Camp IV (7700m/25,262ft). On the normal climbing route there is less space at Camp I and Camp II. There is only space for 7-8 tents maximum. Thus, if our expedition group arrives late in the season, we may need to share a tent with other team members. However, K2 peak is not nearly as crowded as Everest or Cho-Oyu.
In close collaboration with our outfitter, Satori Adventures provides full board support service to K2 expedition with 1:1 climbing Sherpa guide. Satori also provides a standard support of base-camp services. However, we highly advice clients to use full board services because K2 is one of the most technical climbs among 17th
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.
On our climbing and mountaineering adventures in K2 expedition we use UHF/VHF radio communication equipment as a standard to improve climber's communications and safety. We have developed a very efficient and effective mountain rescue procedures ensuring ultimate safety for clients in high altitude distress and our adventures have been designed by high altitude exercise physiologists. We also provide set light phones for emergency and as a way to connect with family members at home.
Highest access: 8,611M/28,251ft.
First Ascent: 1954 in Italians
Duration: 74 Days
Group Size: 02-10 Persons
Co-ordinates: 35°52′57″N 76°30′48″E
Departure From: Islamabad
Accommodation: Three star hotel accommodaiton Islamabad and Skardu
Meals: Full board accommodaiton
Best season: Summer
Major Activity: Trekking/Climbing
Culture: Punjabis, Kashmiris, Sindhis, Muhajirs, Makrani
Mode of Travel: Tea house/Camping
Himalayan sights: K2 and G2
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 airport for final departure
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