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Expeditions

CHOGORY (K2)

Range: Karakoram

Altitude: 8616

Zone: permitted

Duration: 66days

Best time: May-August

In 1856 capt.Montgomery noted a cluster of high peaks and named them with the Prefix ‘’K’’ for Karakoram K1, K2, and K3.Again in 1861 this area was further surveyed by Col.Godwin Austin and recognized this rocky pyramid as K2 as the highest and measured it to be 8619 and then 8611m but the present official height of K2 stands as 8616 as per scientist measures made from Concordia in 1987.Its local name is Chogori, which means Great Mountain or ‘’King of Mountains’’. The route to K2 goes through the famous Shigar Valley and Baltoro Glacier region of Baltistan.There are several high peaks, which are situated in this world’s largest temperate glacier zone.Only the highest or more prominent ones have been named or climbed.An incredible nineteen of these peaks in the Baltoro region tower 7600m while four of them are 8000ers.K2 was first attempted by Luigi Amedeo, Duke of Abruzzi in 1909 but was first climbed by an Italian expedition on July 31, 1954.

Outline itinerary

Day 1: arrival Islamabad

Day2: Islamabad

Day3: Skardu/Chilas

Day4: Skardu

Day5: Askole

Day 6 : Jhola

Day7-8:Paiyu

Day9: Urdukas

Day10: Gore II

Day 11:Cocordia

Day12:K2 BC

Day13-57 : Acclimatization/Clime

Day58-62: return to Skardu

Day 64: Islamabad/Chilas

Day:65 Islamabad

Day66:  fly home