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K2 Expedition (8,611M/28,251ft.)Pakistan

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.

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Facts of the Trip

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

Location: Pakistan

Country: Pakistan

Airport: Islamabad

Departure From: Islamabad

Grade: Strenuous

Accommodation: Three star hotel accommodaiton Islamabad and Skardu

Meals: Full board accommodaiton

Transportation: Flight/Jeep

Best season: Summer

Major Activity: Trekking/Climbing

Culture: Punjabis, Kashmiris, Sindhis, Muhajirs, Makrani

Mode of Travel: Tea house/Camping

Himalayan sights: K2 and G2

  • Climbing Itinerary
  • Price
  • Full board & BC Service
  • Climbing Info
  • FAQs

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

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package. To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the facilities that you aspire in the mountain.
  • We operate the peak climbing in full arrangement package and basic arrangement service (full board or base camp service) which directly affects the expedition cost.
  • The itinerary may be changed after reaching an understanding between the agency and the client. Other activities could be added or reduced as per the client's request before processing the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added in mutual understanding.
  • The number of climbing Sherpa guides, high altitude porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors can affect the cost of the trip.
  • Number of persons in group including; number of climbers, non-climber, base camp supporters, medical doctors, Alpine climbing guide also affect the cost.
  • Either you want to operate this expedition as international group joining basics of Satori Adventures or individual (private arrangement) expedition.
  • Request numbers of oxygen, mask regulators and the brands the clients require
  • Climbing season: normally most of the climbers climb Himalayas in the spring and the autumn season. The climbing permit royalty cost for mountain will be 50% less in the autumn than spring season.
  • Type of high camp food that clients require. Any specialized food that has to be ordered from foreign country will be costlier compared to the one available here.
  • Either any of the climbers intend to attempt any world records? If so, do they require special services or equipment?

Due to the above position the price range for the same trip can vary widely. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

Service Cost Includes:

  • (01) Arrival &Departure:Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport
  • (02) Hotel in Islamabad:3 nights in Islamabad4 star Hotel on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room
  • (03) Member transportation : Islamabad –Skardu by air Skardu to Askoly by jeep Askoly to Skardu by jeep Skardu to-Islamabad (by air)&and Staff transportation Islamabad to Askoly to Skardu by Jeep Skardu to Islamabad By bus
  • (04) Transportation:Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Member and Staffs From Islamabad –to Skardu by bus Skardu to Askoly (by jeep) –Base camp(by Porters)- base camp to Askoly (by porters) Askoly to Skardu (by jeep) Skardu to Islamabad by bus.
  • (05) Permit: K2 expedition permit National park fees.
  • (06) Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer Garbage Deposit fees
  • (07) Lodging & Fooding : Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member Staff
  • (08) Cargo Clearance:International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes
  • (09) Liaison Officer:1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, accommodation.
  • (10) Base Camp Staff:Base camp Cook kitchen Helper
  • (11) Porter:Porters per member up to Base camp Porters return from Base camp
  • 12) Staff Salary and allowance:All staffs porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing
  • (13) Insurance:All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance
  • (14) Member Luggage:60 Kg per member for personal baggage
  • (15) Base Tent:VE25 North face or Kailas tents for base camp for per member
  • (16) Base Camp equipment:Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears
  • (17) Heater: Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp
  • (18) Light: 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use
  • (19) Dinner: one Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Islamabad with Staff 
  • (01-19) Base camp service
  • (21) Oxygen: (O2)-Poisk cylinder: 02 oxygen bottle for each member.              
  • (22) Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of top Out/Summit as require mask for each member and high altitude Sherpa guide
  • (23) Permit: Satellite Phone /walkie talkie will provide in sharing basis         
  • (24) High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 01 Climbing Sherpa guide per member and Climbing carry Bonus
  • (25) High camp service: Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for member, high altitude Sherpa guide , high altitude tent, high food and fixing gear(C1) (C2) (C3)  (C4)and summit  and all Member's personal Sherpa should be involve for Rope Fixing
  • (1-24) Full Board Service  and 1-19 is for base camp service user

Service Cost Exclude:

  • (01) Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in Islamabad Hotel stay and more the 4 nights in Islamabad Hotel
  • (02) Insurance : Travel and high altitude insurance ,accident, medical & emergency evacuation
  • (03) Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet,  Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, personal equipment and shopping
  • (04) Pakistan's Visa: Pakistan Visa should take into your home country or should take and pay visa fees as per the rules and regulation of Pakistan Government.
  • (05) Rescue Evacuation:Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature expenses   
  • (06)Summit bonus: Summit bonus for personal climbing Sherpa guide US$ 1000.00
  • (07)About base camp:All Other service except permit, transportation, hotel accommodation and meal at the Advance base camp, client have to arrange all service above base camp their own. Satori service will be “O” above Advance base camp for Base camp service user.

1.Company Responsibility

  • The company is fully responsible to follow up the mentioned service including list as well as service, and excluding list I.E. provided to our clients.
  • The company is responsible to make an introduction between member and Sherpa, guide and others Nepali staff.
  • Company is fully responsible to make a proper management of whole expedition and also to provide a qualitative service to member and staff according to Service list. 
  • If there occurs any emergency problem to our clients and staff – we will be fully stand by to bring up the good solution to its problem - after the requirement.

2.     Clients Responsibility 

  • We suggest our clients to focus on safety, security and training – company will not be responsible if there occurs any accident due to self-carelessness.
  • Each and every client must have their own emergency helicopter rescue insurance, with a minimum coverage of 25,000USD. In addition they must have medical and travel insurance. We also recommend our clients to get trip cancellation insurance on their plane tickets. Natural disasters do not cater to our schedules and even we can’t guarantee our own health so its best to err on the side of caution
  • The service included list will strictly be followed. But in the case that a client need extra services Satori can provide at an additional cost.

3. Mode of Payment

  • Full Payment should be made 45 days before the expedition begins.
  • We accept bank transfer, cash, card slot and as well as demand draft.
  • If the clients make the payment through bank transfer, then bank transfer charge has to be done by the clients. Satori does not cover the bank transfer charge

4.  Cancellation Policy

  • If the Expedition is cancelled 60 days prior to the start of the expedition then 25% of the full payment will be deducted and 75% of the payment will be refunded.
  • If the expedition is cancelled 30 days before the start date of the expedition then 50% of the full payment will be refunded and 50% will be deducted.
  • If the Expedition is cancelled 10 days prior to the start of the expedition then 20% of the full payment will be refunded and 80% will be deducted and kept by Satori Adventures.
  • No Refund is made after the departure of the Expedition. This includes natural calamities or disasters and individual health problems.

Highlights of our Trip:

  • We  providing high quality logistics, staff, equipment  in  a small team of climbers
  • Incredible opportunity to reach an 8,000 meter summit
  • K2 expert Nepali Sherpa, and Pakistani staff
  • The best meals prepared at Base camp and Advance base camp.
  • Ensure seamless delivery and safety procedures
  • Communications tent with access to satellite phone.
  • The base camp is surrounded by incredible glaciers, wild and impressive.
  • Climbing route camp: Base camp: 4900m, camp I: 6000m, Camp II: 6500m, Camp III: 7100m, Camp IV 7500M.

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