Trip Overview

K2 is the second-highest mountain in the world. This mountain has great historical and natural significance. It was named Mount K2 because it was the second gauged peak in the Karakoram region. It is also called Mount Godwin Austen named after an English geographer and Baltoro glacier's first surveyor Sir Henry Haversham Gowdin- Austen.


The 8,611-meter elevated peak is an aesthetically pleasing and resides on the Karakoram Mountain Range of the Gilgit-Baltistan Region administered by Pakistan. Members of Italian expedition Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni were the first ones to reach the summit of this killer mountain on July 31, 1954 via the Abruzzi Spur route. Until 2021, Only 377 climbers have experienced its glorious summit despite its deadly challenges.


Some of the earliest climbers named Mt K2 with different nicknames. This mountainis is also known as The King of the Mountains and The Mountaineers’ Mountain named by famous Italaian climber Reinhold Messner, Chhogori (Chho Big, Gori- Mountain; Big Mountain in the Balti language) or Mount Godwin Austen, widely popular among mountaineers.


Mt K2 is a life changing expedition for those who are seeking an extreme adventure and who have previously experienced higher altitudes in the Himalayas. Being the second-highest peak in the world, the journey to its summit is superabundantly challenging and requires an excellent level of mountaineering experience equal to Mt Everest. Additionally, Mt K2 never displeases its climbers in terms of glory and adventure.


The ascent to the summit of Mt K2 is considered to be tougher than Everest because of its steepness and unpredictable weather. It is a technical climb from day one which includes glaciers, ice, snow, and rock notwithstanding whichever route climbers choose. The mountain lies in an remote country in terms of tourist destinations and is somehow difficult to enter. However, several mountaineering companies are facilitating interested climbers for their convenience nowadays.


The best season to climb Mt K2:

The appropriate season to climb the mountain of Karakoram, especially Mt K2 is in summer season. The humid summer wind of the famous Monsoon affects Karakoram to a small degree. It's humid wind is reduced and lost on the mountain ranges and the plateaus near the sea. As a result, the weather became more stable and favored the aspiring climbers during their climb. Most of the ascents have been accomplished in July and August of the summer season.


Why climb K2 with 8K?

Climbing a Mountain like K2 which is notorious for its imposed danger, and fatality rate required somebody who could be trustworthy and could plan, organize, identify, control and lead during the contingent situation. We are proud to announce that our founder Mr. Lakpa Sherpa  is considered one of the most successful leaders and the safest hand on Mt. K2. He started leading as a Sirdar from 2012. Not only is he a mountaineering maestro who meticulously leads from basecamp, he do has three times experience of summiting Mt K2. The key reliable factor for those who want to summit K2 under the leadership of Mr. Lakpa Sherpa is his proven track record of leadership and his Team of professional Sherpa’s who are backed by mountaineering experience and training.


We assure you the best possible experience during your expedition to K2 as we have explored K2 as much as we have known Everest. Our highly effective International team will facilitate all necessary requirements in our expedition to K2. We also have a huge team of Sherpas who will support us with all our logistics management so that you don't have to worry about anything. 


Join us on the expedition to the World's Second-Highest mountain, K2 with Eight K Expeditions. 

Trip Itinerary

  • 1
    Arrival At Islamabad Airport And Transfer To Hotel In Blue Area

    Before your arrival at the airport, you must complete all the required procedures for your visa. You will be welcomed by one of our envoys as soon as you arrive at the airport.  After a brief meeting, you will be escorted to the hotel booked for your convenience and relaxation. You can also stroll around The Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa Museum, Faisal Mosque, and many more cultural places in Islamabad.

    Altitude 508 m
    Meals N/A
    Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • 2
    Expedition Preparation And Spare Day

    On the second day, we will carry out our official procedure which includes: travel permit, documentation, necessary formalities, bag pack, shopping and finalize every requirement for our journey. Moreover, every aspect of the trek will be clarified as an important part of the briefing and you will also feel opportune to introduce yourself to your fellow trekkers.

    Altitude 508 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • 3-4
    Fly From Islamabad To Skardu (2228m) And Expedition And Preparation Day

    After a palatable breakfast at the earliest hour in the morning, we will fly to Skardu, a magnificent city located in Gilgit-Baltistan which is elevated at 2228 m from sea level. You will be able to freshen up after an hour of a convenient flight and stroll around the city’s exhilarating places. On the next day, our guides will explain the entire expedition and make you prepare for the following days.

    Altitude 2228 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • 5
    Drive To Askole (2800m) – Camping Starts

    After a cozy stay in Skardu, we will drive to Askole on the fifth day. Askole is a small town of Shigar valley which is slightly remote. It is considered as the last station before one steps into the wild regions of the Karakoram. The drive will be thrilling and perhaps a bit bumpy from Skardu to Askole as it usually takes approximately seven hours by jeep covering a total distance of 128 kilometers. As soon as we reach our destination, we will settle in and prepare for our camping.

    Altitude 2800 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 6
    Trek To Jhola (3185m)

    Following our night in Askole, we will have already started to behold the beauty of the Karakoram region.  The next morning after breakfast, we will start our trek from Askole (2800m) to Jhola (3185m) to avoid the heat crossing of the Biafo Glacier. You will experience a relaxing hike to Jhola ascending 385m of altitude. As soon as we reach Jhola, we will prepare for our night.

    Altitude 3185 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 7
    Trek To Paiyu (3383m)

    As per our travel schedule, we will be marching on to the pinnacles of Paiyu on the seventh day. We will gain a total altitude of 3383m after reaching Paiyu as it will be our campsite for two days. 

    Altitude 3383 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 8
    Rest Day At Paiyu

    After a continuous trek for two days, we will halt in Paiyu for a one-day break. Paiyu falls in the Karakoram Region where we will be opportune to see a golden sunrise falling in the glorious peak of Paiyu experiencing nature’s generosity. We will relax for the entire day and get ready for Urdukas as our next stop.

    Altitude 3383 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 9
    Trek To Urdukas (4130m)

    After a relaxing break in Paiyu, our journey will start getting tougher as we head to Urdukas(4130m). It will be a challenging day undertaking the rocky moraines of the Baltoro Glacier. However, the breathtaking sights of Paiyu Peak and Trango will truly astonish you. We will ascend around 750m from Paiyu completing a long walk but the most intense mountain views and Broad Peak will be in our sight wiping the exhaustion. As soon as we reach Urdukas, we will camp and compose for Goro.

    Altitude 4130 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 10
    Trek To Gora II (4250m)

    Passing an exhausting walk to Urdukas, we will trek to Gora II on the tenth day of our expedition. Somehow, it will be an alleviating day as we will only ascend 120m from Urdukas(4250m) to Gora(4250m). You will be mesmerized after reaching the heart of Concordia full of ice smothered by the exotic views of spectacular Masherbrum, Muztagh Tower, and Gasherbrum IV. If we are fortunate enough with a clear evening, we will be bestowed with magnificent dawn and the red hue over Masherbrum.

    Altitude 4250 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 11
    Trek To Broad Peak Base Camp (4572)

    Following the route to Mt. K2 base camp, Baltoro Glacier and Broad Peak Base Camp present some enormous spectacles of Mustagh Tower (7,284m), Gasherbrum (8,080m), and Broad Peak itself (8,051m). Beholding those exquisite peaks, we will trek to Broad Base Camp ascending 322m elevation on the eleventh day of our journey. After our arrival at Broad Peak Base Camp, we will find ourselves in Concordia, a large region of the glacier while K2 will still remain hidden.

    Altitude 4572 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 12
    Trek To K2 Base Camp (5150m)

    After experiencing four eight-thousanders from Broad Base Camp, we will ascend to Mt K2 Base camp marking a significant day of our expedition. We will start at the earliest hour through small glacier rivers. After a couple of hours, we will be accomplishing a one-way journey to the base camp arriving at a traditional base camp especially structured for K2 climbers. If our schedule favors, we shall explore Gilkey Memorial which has been inscribed with the names of courageous hearts who died endeavoring K2.


    As soon as we reach K2 Base Camp, K2 will majestically come into our sight in its gigantic form. K2 will seem to be at the closest distance from the base camp which will definitely make you admire it for eternity and you will dream of conquering its invincible summit.  However, we will ascend around 578m from Broad Base Camp with tiring feet wanting to rest at K2 Base Camp.

    Altitude 5150 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 13-43
    K2 Base Camp – The Summit-K2 Base Camp

    We will stay at the base camp for a couple of days preparing for the climb. Our route will follow high camps 1, 2, and 3 making at least one rotation climb before our attempt to the summit. Our team of Sherpas will fix the routes up to the Summit. Meanwhile, we will do some training with the expedition equipment. Our team will speculate the weather for the ascent to the summit. Most probably, we will reach the summit on July 31 or August 1 if everything goes as per the schedule. After conquering the summit of the King of the Mountains, K2, we will spend some wonderful time beholding the surrounding massif. Standing at the top of the second highest mountain in the world, gazing at the massif of giant peaks all around must be one of the best feelings for any mountaineer. 


    After spending the exotic time on top of K2, we descend to the Base Camp to rest overnight. 

    Altitude 8611 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 44
    Preparation For Descending Back

    After accomplishing the summit, we will start our preparation for descending back to the high camps and the base camp evaluating the weather. We will rest at the base camp for a night preparing to trek down to lower elevation.

    Altitude 5150 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 45-48
    Trek Down To Gora II - Khuburtze – Mundung – Askole

    After resting at the base camp for a night, we will continue to descend from the base camp to Gora on the forty-fourth day. We will follow our descending route until we return back to Askole, a small town in Shigar valley.

    Altitude 2800 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 49
    Drive To Skardu

    Following our travel schedule, we will drive back to Skardu and rest after a seven-hour drive from Askole. We will freshen up and get ready for the flight to Islamabad.

    Altitude 2800 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • 50
    Fly Back To Islamabad

    From Skardu, we will fly back to Islamabad and enjoy the aerial view of the capital city for an hour.

    Altitude 508 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • 51
    Spare Day In Islamabad

    After the completion of a fifty-day expedition, you can relax in Islamabad strolling around The Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa Museum, Faisal Mosque, Margalla Hills, Daman-e-Koh,and many more cultural places of this great city.

    Altitude 508 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • 52
    Fly Back To Home

    Our expedition to the summit of K2 concludes on this day. We will cordially implore farewell with countless memories. One of our representatives will escort you to Islamabad Airport a few hours earlier to your scheduled flight.

    Altitude 508 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation N/A

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  • Arrival and Departure at Islamabad Airport (Pick up and Drop off).
  • 3 nights hotel stay in Islamabad with BB basis at a 5 Star Category hotel and 3 night hotel stay in Skardu in a normal category hotel with BB basis.
  • Welcome Dinner with Expedition Guide and official staff.
  • Expedition royalty and a permit from the Pakistan government to climb Mt. K2 including the member, climbing Sherpa, and working crew.
  • One mountaineering Liaison officer with his/her equipment allowance, daily wages, transport and accommodation.
  • Medical & emergency rescue insurance for all involved staffs.
  • Domestic flight from Islamabad to Skardu and Skardu to Islamabad after the expedition. However, irregular cancellation of the flight to Skardu will be substituted with a drive to Skardu via Chellas. Jeeps drive from Skardu to Askole and Askole to Skardu.
  • Summit Route fixing Charge.
  • Garbage management and Disposal fee.
  • One Veteran Climbing Guide with his Equipment Allowance, Daily Wages and Carry Bonus.
  • An experienced and well trained Base Camp Cook and Kitchen Helpers.
  • 3 meals (BLD) with Tea/Coffee during the Treks and Expedition.
  • Land/Air transportation and Cargo for our overall expedition crew.
  • 50 Kg per member as personal luggage.
  • Necessary porters up to the Base Camp and their return from the BC.
  • Each member will be provided individual tent (Kailas/North face) along with Thick Mattress and Pillow.
  • Common equipment at K2 Base Camp: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Shower Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables and Chairs, Heater, etc.
  • 05 bottles of Oxygen (4ltrs) for each member and 3 bottles of Oxygen for climbing Guide.
  • Summit Mask and Regulator for each member and Climbing Guide.
  • All the required high camp services with high foods and tents.
  • Emergency backup Oxygen and Mask regulator available at BC (Chargeable as per use)
  • Walkie - Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountains and vice versa.
  • Satellite phones for emergency use at US$3 per minute.
  • Weather Forecast during the expedition period.
  • 8K Exped Company Duffle Bag (If required).
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Government tax and Company Service Charge.
  • Farewell dinner together with all team member and guides.
  • K2 Summit Certificates after successful ascent of the Peak.


  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Pakistan entry visa fees.
  • Bank/Wire Transfer fees( If applicable).
  • Personal Travel and High-Altitude insurance (Accident, Medical and Emergency Rescue Evacuation),Personal Trekking and Climbing gears.
  • Phone Calls, Internet, Battery recharge, Laundry, Bar and Beverages, Special Coffee or Espresso drinks, etc.
  • Sherpa Summit Bonus: USD 2,000 bonus for each Climbing Guide.
  • Please calculate some tips for cook and kitchen helpers.
  • Any other service cost which are not mentioned in the Package.


FROM 16 Jun 2024
TO 05 Aug 2024

Trip Notes

Please do remember these things.


Trekking in the Karakoram Region is always challenging because of its unpredictable weather. We try our best to schedule our trips in the most appropriate seasons. The above-mentioned itinerary may change as per the trip’s complexities but we guarantee you that the quality of service shall not be compromised at all. In case of delayed or canceled flights, we must inform you that besides the total number of days included in the itinerary, clients shall be obliged to bear the expenses of the extra days themselves. Somehow, 8K Expeditions will undoubtedly facilitate necessary arrangements for your convenience at a reasonable extra charge.


Furthermore, we shall not be responsible for missed International Flights or your luggage before our reception. However, we would be delighted to minimize your loss. We advise scheduling flexible time frames before and after trip departure.


Climbers are suggested not to carry extravagant materials for their own comfort. They are advised to compose their mental and physical health which will be significantly required to resist remoteness, higher altitude, extreme weather, and diversion from their beloved families.



Cost of Expedition


Expedition costs vary depending on factors including: group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, category of hotel accommodation, numbers of Sherpa’s allocated and equipment, type of arrangement and package customization. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact 8K Expedition for any information about in your selected package.


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