- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
K2 isn’t nicknamed “the savage mountain” for nothing. The world’s second-highest peak is arguably the toughest challenge in mountaineering, but nearby Broad Peak, the world’s 12th-highest mountain, is the perfect stepping stone to tackling this daunting challenge. This expedition offers you the chance to conquer two of the Karakorum’s most iconic peaks in the space of a single summer climbing season.
Conquer two of the Karakorum’s most iconic peaks: K2 & Broad Peak
Our leader's extensive experience in the Karakorum makes them uniquely placed to offer this ambitious combo package, which sees us using Broad Peak, one of the easiest of the 8,000ers, as an acclimatisation climb, en route to tackling K2, one of the most difficult.
Royal Nepal Group’s K2 expedition plans, where speed and efficiency were paramount in achieving his goal. On this combo expedition, we aim to summit both Broad Peak and K2 within 63 days, with the time on Broad Peak reducing the amount of time we need to spend acclimatising on the lower slopes of K2. This 60 day period includes an additional week of contingency, in case of bad weather.
Our leader's success on mountains like Broad Peak and K2 is about more than just their supreme skill as climbers - it comes down to their ability to plan and prepare for every eventuality that can possibly be prepared for. This approach is what enables Royal Nepal Group to offer these unique combination climbs. We control the controllable, making sure we keep every aspect of expedition planning in-house, from preparing food to fixing ropes. This means we’re never left relying on third parties, and can maximize the efficiency of your time on the ground in Pakistan.
As with all Royal Nepal Group expeditions, our first priority is your safety. We guarantee a 1:1 guide-to-client ratio, with four highly experienced Sherpas always kept on standby in case of emergencies. At every stage of the combination expedition, we will be monitoring each member of the team’s performance, and we won’t push on to K2 without a high level of certainty that the objective of summiting is within your reach.
Like all of our guides are hugely experienced mountaineers, and many of them are record-holders in their own right. But they’re also trained in high-altitude rescue and recovery techniques. We have evacuation plans and accessible helicopter rescue in place, ready to go at short notice should it be needed. Simply put, if you’re thinking of attempting one of the world’s hardest mountains, you could not be in safer hands.
Climbing K2 is a huge achievement and the pinnacle of any mountaineer’s career. It’s not easy, but that’s the point. As record-breakers, we recognize and respect the desire to achieve the impossible in our clients - it’s what drives us too. If it’s your dream to conquer the savage mountain, and you have the experience and ability to take on Broad Peak at the same time, we’ll climb them with you, every step of the way.
Arrival in Islamabad; Transfer to the Hotel
Rest day in Islamabad and preparation for the expedition
Fly from Islamabad to Skardu
Rest day in Skardu: Expedition Briefing and final preparation
Drive from Skardu to Jhula
Trek from Jhula to Paiyu
Rest day in Paiyu
Trek from Paiyu to Urdukas
Trek from Urdukas to Goro II
Trek from Goro II to Concordia
Trek from Concordia to Broad Peak Base Camp
Day 12 - Day 37
Climbing Period Broad Peak (Basecamp - Summit- Basecamp)
Cleaning up basecamp
Trek to K2 base camp
Day 40 - Day 55
Climbing Period K2(Basecamp - Summit- Basecamp)
Trek from Basecamp to Goro II
Trek from Goro II to Khuburtze
Trek from Khuburtze to Mundung
Trek from Mundung to Jhula and drive back to Skardu
Farewell and debriefing in Skardu
Fly from Skardu to Islamabad & transfer to Hotel
Leisure day in Islamabad
Transfer to International Airport for final departure
- Arrival & Departure: Pick and drop facility-Airport/Hotel/Airport
- Accommodation: 4 nights stay in Islamabad on Bed & Breakfast Basis-Twin Bedroom
- Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Islamabad with Expedition Staffs.
- Permits & Fees: Expedition Royalty and permit of Pakistan Government.
- Transportation: All required Transportation for all Staffs and Members as per itinerary
- Food & Lodging: 3 meals a day in Trekking & at Basecamp for Members & Staffs
- Waste Management: Stool Shipment Transfer, Garbage Deposit Fees
- Liaison Officer: 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
- Porters: Porters per member up to Base camp from Askole & Staff Remunerations and allowances: All staffs' & porters' daily wages/equipment/food/clothing with personal insurances
- High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member
- Phone: Satellite Phone /Walkie talkie if necessary, on the basis of member
- Walkie Talkie - 1 Walkie Talkie per member (9 Volt) as required on the basis of Member
- Satellite Phone: Phone calls will be priced as per call duration.
- A comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
- International airfare to and from Islamabad.
- Pakistani Visa Charges
- Lunch & Dinner in Islamabad
- Extra nights’ accommodation in Islamabad. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from the expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Insurance: Travel and High-Altitude Insurance / Accident / Medical / emergency evacuation
- Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, Personal equipment, and shopping
- Sherpa summit Bonus: Broad Peak &K2 Minimum USD 1500 each
- Tips: Please calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs and porters
- The full set of Member's personal climbing equipment & clothing
- Rescue Evacuation: Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed, and all other expenses of personal nature
- Any other item not listed in the "Price Includes" section.
All Royal Nepal Group expeditions are within extreme high altitude environments, with differing requirements for ability. Due to the nature of these operational landscapes it is essential you provide concise, honest descriptions of relevant experience and current fitness levels. Upon receipt we will review your experience and respond accordingly. At this point if we consider there to be any shortfalls, we can collectively discuss the opportunities and/or provide a training support plan to achieve your goals.
All communal equipment is included ie. high quality ropes, stoves, tents etc. You are responsible for personal gear and clothing, eg. harness, crampons, helmet, ice axes etc. A full essentials list and advice (if required) will be provided at time of booking.
Yes. We guarantee a 1:1 guide to client ratio on every expedition, with four additional climbing Sherpas acting as reserves, ready to chip in if needed. This helps ensure the highest safety standards.