K2, popularly known as "The Savage Mountain" at 8,611m (28,251ft) above sea level, is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mt. Everest at 8,848.86m (29,032ft).

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  • Max. Elevation:
    8,611m / 28,251ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 7 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX





Peak Name

Mt. K2


52 Days


Abruzzi Spur Route



Weather Reports



Karakoram Range

Trip Overview

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 in the Balti language means the king of mountains. Mt. K2 has variously been described as an "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 a 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 route 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 up to Concordia over the Baltoro Glacier. To the summit, we use the safest route and i.e ABRUZZI route. Even though these routes have become common, we are very familiar with the steep snow slopes and difficult rock parts.

Our K2 expedition 2023 will begin from Islamabad and further flight to Skardu by Plane because that saves our time for climbing Mt. K2. The Vertical height gain from the Base camp to the summit is over 3500m. on which we will aim to place four further camps to support your ascent and acclimatization. The route leads from base camp to Camp 2, Chimney House and climbs Black Pyramid to Camp 3 and Camp 4 (7950m2 / 6083ft) below The Shoulder (8000m) of Mt. K2. And Straight attempt through the Abruzzi route via Bottleneck (8210m) to the SUMMIT (8611m/28251ft) and down to Camp 4/Camp 3 (safe zone).

Once Seven Summit Treks started to organize an expedition on Mt. K2 Expedition, there are more than 80 climbers, able to reach the top of Mt. K2. We proudly can say that we are the ones who hold a high success rate on mt. K2. We are the best among the other organizer on Mt. K2. The expedition will be fully supported by a great Nepalese Sherpa team with previous experience in Mt. K2 climbing and technically skilled and worked with Seven Summit Treks. The Sherpa will have perfect knowledge of climbing, risk management, friendly behavior, and be highly motivated.        

K2 (2023) Expedition Leader: Chhang Dawa Sherpa

Mr. Chhang Dawa Sherpa (July -30-1982), Expedition Manager of Seven Summit Treks is the second person among Nepalese who successfully summit 14 mountains of the world that are above 8000 meters. As in previous years, he will be leading and guiding the whole team of SST in K2 8611m, it was a great success in 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, and 2022 under the leadership of Dawa. Under his leadership, SST conducted a successful expedition overall of 8000m peaks in Nepal, China, and Pakistan. A notable climb is K2 Winter Expedition in 2021 under his leadership.

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  • Day 1
    Arrival in Islamabad & Transfer to the Hotel

  • Day 2
    Fly from Islamabad to Skardu (2,228m)

  • Day 3
    Rest Day in Skardu

  • Day 4
    Rest Day in Skardu: Expedition briefing and preparation

  • Day 5
    Drive from Skardu to Askole (2,600m)

  • Day 6
    Trek from Askole to Jhola (3,185m)

  • Day 7
    Trek from Jhola to Paiyu (3,383m)

  • Day 8
    Rest day in Paiyu

  • Day 9
    Trek from Paiyu to Urdukas (4,130m)

  • Day 10
    Trek from Urdukas to Goro II (4,250m)

  • Day 11
    Trek from Goro II to Concordia (4,690m)

  • Day 12
    Trek from Concordia (4,690m) to K 2 Basecamp (5,150m)

  • Day 13-35
    Rotation: [Basecamp – Rotation (Camp I, Camp II and Camp III) – Basecamp]
    Full Board

  • Day 36-43
    Climbing Period [Base Camp – K2 Summit (8,611m) – Base Camp]
    Full Board

  • Day 44
    Cleaning Up Basecamp: Preparation for descending back

  • Day 45
    Trek from Basecamp to Goro II

  • Day 46
    Trek from Goro II to Khuburtze

  • Day 47
    Trek from Khuburtze to Mundung

  • Day 48
    Trek from Mundung to Askole

  • Day 49
    Drive from Askole to Skardu

  • Day 50
    Leisure day in Skardu (De-briefing at Ministry)

  • Day 51
    Fly from Skardu to Islamabad & transfer to the Hotel

  • Day 52
    Transfer to the International Airport for final departure

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop), by private vehicle.
  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN ISLAMABAD : 2 nights hotel in ISLAMABAD (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in ISLAMABAD with Office Staff.
  • CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Pakistan’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
  • PERMIT : Expedition Royalty and a permit fee of the PAKISTAN Government to climb Mt. K2, for members and Sherpa.
  • LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
  • GARBAGE MANAGEMENT : Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese / Pakistani staff during the trek and expedition.
  • MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
  • DUFFLE BAG : One Seven Summit Treks’ Duffle Bag.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : (Domestic Flight) Fly from Islamabad to Skardu and while returning from Skardu to Islamabad, as per itinerary, along with one guide. LAND TRANSPORTATION (MEMBERS): Drive by jeep Skardu to Askole and on returning Askole to Skardu. LAND TRANSPORTATION (STAFF): Islamabad to Askole via Skardu (by bus/jeep) for all climbing Sherpas and expeditions staff. (Members and staff will meet each other in Skardu)
  • EXPEDITION STUFF TRANSPORTATION : All necessary expedition equipment transportation for all Members and Staff from Nepal to Pakistan (by air cargo) – Islamabad to Askole (by truck/jeep) and Base camp (by Porters/mules) – While returning: Base camp to Askole (by porters/mules) and Askole to Islamabad (by Truck/jeep). Based on the condition, different transportation variants may adopt.
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters or Mules.
  • FOOD AND LODGING : 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/TENT during the trek and at the Basecamp. Hygienic and green vegetables, meat, fruits, soft drinks, and juice will be served during the entire expedition. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staff.
  • CAMPING : All necessary logistic arrangements for Camping during the trek.
  • PORTER : Porters per member up to the basecamp and from the basecamp (both ways).
  • BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • BASE CAMP COOK : 1 Nepalese and 1 Pakistani well-trained cook for the team.
  • STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual box tent in Base Camp.
  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : Single Tent, 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 base camp staff, Store tent, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • HEATER : Heater at base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
  • SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, FOR battery charges, laptop, and other electronic devices.
  • TRAINING : Oxygen, Mask Regulator, Ice wall, and Ladder training at basecamp by UIAGM Guide.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back, and on each rotation.
  • ASSISTANCE : Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
  • CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Summit Oxygen cylinder: 5 oxygen bottles (4 liters) for each member and 3 oxygen bottles for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
  • OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa. **
  • BACK UP OXYGEN : BACK UP Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (SUBJECT TO A CHARGE).
  • HIGH CAMP SERVICE (INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS) : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE TENT : Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
  • ROPE FIXING TEAM : The team of experienced Sherpas (including personal Sherpa) will fix the route to the summit of K2 (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  • SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members (SUBJECT TO A CHARGE).
  • WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • PERMITS : Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report regularly from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
  • CERTIFICATE : K2 climbing certificate issued by PAKISTANI ALPINE CLUB (after climbing Mt. K2 successfully).

Cost Excludes

  • AIR FARE : International flight airfare (from and to Islamabad).
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Islamabad and 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, or domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE POLICY : Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Islamabad & Skardu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
  • PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
  • 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.
  • TIPS : Calculate some tips for basecamp and high camp staff – Minimum 400 USD.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

Fixed Dates

Date Status Group Size Action
52 Days
Start Date- 2023-06-15
End Date-2023-08-05
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52 Days
Start Date- 2023-06-15
End Date-2023-08-05
Booking Open Group Size 15 PAX Inquire Now Book Now


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    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.


    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

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    Mardi Himal trek. A wonderful trek ideal even for beginners. Wonderful views, great facilities. Our choice for this trek was through our honeymoon. Seven Summit Treks organized and prepared everything. Sherpa Tashi and porter Nima were great. We could talk, they always prepared everything. I have been in contact with the guys from Seven Summit Treks since the expedition to Makalu and I know that I can rely on them. Thank you for your help and wonderful experience. And see you at the next event.

    Sofie Lenaerts


    Our first co-operation was in 2013 in Pakistan with Arnold Coster expeditions and Sevensummittreks towards the Gasherbrum. After that, we continued to work together on expeditions towards Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Manaslu (winter), and AmaDablam. For me, SST is a very professional company with a lot of experience and knowledge. We have full confidence in their capabilities and appreciate their flexibility. I would like to thank them for all those years of cooperation and I look forwards to new adventures in Nepal and Pakistan.

    Brad Johnson

    I have been on many expeditions in Nepal over the years, most of them I organized with friends and used Seven Summit Treks only for their base camp services with great service! This year none of my friends were available to climb in Nepal in the Autumn season so I contacted SST and decided to sign up for the Mera Peak and Baruntse expedition. SST organized everything and provide me with a personal climbing Sherpa for the entire trip. Throughout the entire trip, everything was taken care of by SST, including lodging, tea houses, and meals. At Baruntse base camp I had a nice private tent and the cook and kitchen staff always had smiles and cooked great meals. My Sherpa (Jangbu) was great and we became close friends and climbing partners. Jangbu was always there with a smile, a very strong climber, always wanting to help in any way he could. There was plenty of time to decide how and when we were going to make a summit push based on the weather. We had fantastic summit days on both peaks and finished the trip crossing the Amphu Labste pass into the Khumbu Valley staying each night in nice lodges with all meals included. I would highly recommend using SST for any expedition that you want to go on. Thank you Seven Summit Treks for a great trip and your attention to detail!!

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    Nir Shah

    Great Britain

    My wife and I had an amazing experience with Seven Summits for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The company was extremely hospitable with a welcome dinner on day 1, including an introduction to our guide. Speaking of our guide, Phurkitar, he was simply brilliant. During the trek, he was very patient as both of us went through physical and emotional tiredness, and he ensured we reached EBC without any major issues. In addition, he helped cater to my vegan and my wife's vegetarian diets throughout the trek. Cannot compliment Phurkitar enough for all his efforts.

    Would readily book with Seven Summits again.