Climbing K2

Mount K2

Trip Information

  • Maximum Altitude: 8611M
  • Duration of Expedition: 60 Days
  • At Base Camp: 45 Days
  • Hotel Accommodation: 7 Days
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Season: Summer

K2: The mountain of mountains

Climbing K2 is the veteran mountaineer’s ultimate challenge

Popular as the killer, breathtaking and awe-inspiring mountain, K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, standing 8,611 meters above sea level. This mountain is famous for not letting climbers to climb it with ease. Climbing K2 is a decisive challenge, even for the most experienced and skilled climbers. 

Out of the many expeditions organized to K2, only a handful has been successful. Like Nanga Parbat, K2 is among the most difficult and dangerous mountains to climb. The mountain has posed as a decisive challenge for even the best mountaineers from across the world.

Mountaineers who have a passion for extreme adventures take the risk of avalanches and unpredictable weather conditions in their bid to summit K2. Rising sharply above the Karakorum Mountain range in Baltistan and standing high on the border between Pakistan and China, the pyramid-like mountain offers you the opportunity to put your expedition skills and passion to the test.

Climb K2 with Karakorum Expeditions

If climbing K2 is your dream, Karakorum Expeditions can help you make it a reality. K2 is within reach if:

  • You are highly determined to climb the killer mountain

  • You are ready to indulge in extreme adventures
  • You are all prepared to face the wrath of nature
  • You can risk going too far
  • You want to indulge yourself in amazing experiences
  • You are resolute to keep climbing in the face of all odds

Karakorum Expeditions offers you the opportunity to put your talents to the test. Our 60 days itinerary to K2 kicks off with your arrival in Islamabad. Our highly passionate, dedicated and experienced professionals will take care of all the prerequisites, including airport pickup, briefing at the Ministry of Tourism, flying to Skardu, treks, acclimatization, your arrival at the K2 base camp and everything in between.

Your attempt to climb K2 would start on day 14 and will continue for 35 days. It is important to note, however, that the number of days to climb K2 depends on the weather condition, and on your fitness and experience. After climbing K2, we will also ensure that you return home safely to share your experiences with your loved ones. We pledge that we will keep no stone unturned in serving you during your attempt of climbing K2.

Interested in climbing K2? Contact us now for details and reservation.

Day 01

Arrive Islamabad.

Day 02

Briefing at Ministry of Tourism. Meeting with LO (Liaison Officer)

Day 03

Fly to Skardu (1 hr) or drive to Chilas

Day 04

Day free at Skardu or drive Chilas – Skardu (8-10 hrs)

Day 05

Free Day at Skardu for final preparation

Day 06

Skardu – Askole (6-7 hrs)

Day 07

Trek to Jhula near Domardo River. (8-9 hours)

Day 08

Trek to Paiyu provides good views of Baltoro South, Cathedral Towers and triangle of K2 at far view (5-7 hrs)

Day 09

Day free at Paiyu for acclimatization (3600 m)

Day 10

Trek to Urdukus: To Khuburtze (8-9 hrs): A gradual climb up Baltoro Glacier on
The southern edge. The walk mostly along the crest of lateral moraine, with stunning views of Paiyu Peak, Chorichi, Uli Biaho, Trango Towers and so on. A good camp site at 4200 m

Day 11

Goro II: The first hour walk is across difficult side crevasses; however the way is
Smoother and easy in the center. Continue opposite of Yermanendo Glacier for 3-4 hrs to the camp site at 4500 meters pitched in the center of the glacier.

Day 12

Concordia: 5-6 hours slightly easy walk, with spectacular views and gigantic mountain panorama, including Mustagh Tower, GB IV, Mitre Peak and the mighty K2. Camp at Concordia at 4700 m

Day 13

4-5 hours trek to K2 base camp

Day 14-49

Climb K2. No. of days depends on weather, fitness, and experience of the climbers

Day 50-56

Return to Askole or Hushe and drive to Skardu. In case of trek via Gondogoro number of trekking days can be lesser

Day 57

Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas.

Day 58

Day free at Islamabad or drive to Islamabad.

Day 59

De-briefing at the ministry of tourism.

Day 60

Fly to destination.