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 8619m and then 8611m but the present official height of K2 stands as 8616m 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

Day 2: Islamabad

Day 3: Skardu/Chilas

Day 4: Skardu

Day 5: Askole

Day 6: Jhola

Day 7-8: Paiyu

Day 9: Urdukas

Day 10: Gore II

Day 11: Concordia

Day 12: K2 BC

Day 13-57: Acclimatization/Clime

Day 58-62: Return to Skardu

Day 64: Islamabad/Chilas

Day 65: Islamabad

Day 66: Fly home

Range: Karakoram

Altitude: 8616m

Zone: Permitted

Duration: 66 days

Best time: May-August