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K2 isn’t nicknamed “the savage mountain” for nothing. The world’s second-highest peak is arguably the toughest challenge in mountaineering, with one of the worst fatality rates of all the 8,000ers. For a long time, it was considered unconquerable, because of its great height, almost unbroken slopes of rock and ice, and precipitous overhangs.

The mountain of the mountains :

Royal Nepal Group’s K2 expedition plan is based on the one he successfully implemented, although, with 47 days in total, we leave longer for our clients’ acclimatization and rest days. We also allow for a full week on top of the usual climbing window, in case of weather delays.

Our leader’s success on mountains like 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 has become one of Royal Nepal Group’s founding principles: we control the controllable, making sure we keep every aspect of expedition planning, from preparing food to fixing ropes, in-house, so we’re never left relying on third parties.

This helps ensure the best chances of summit success for our clients, but perhaps more importantly, it also helps us maintain the highest safety standards. We guarantee a 1:1 guide-to-client ratio on all our expeditions, with four guides always kept in reserve in case of emergencies. 

All of our guides are hugely experienced mountaineers, and many of them are record-holders in their own right. 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. In fact, we don’t view our clients as clients, but as friends and fellow high achievers. If it’s your dream to conquer the savage mountain as we have previously, we’ll stand with you, and climb with you, every step of the way. 



Day 01

Arrival in Islamabad; transfer to the Hotel

Day 02

Preparation day in Islamabad

Day 03

Fly from Islamabad to Skardu

Day 04

Rest day in Skardu: Expedition briefing and final preparation

Day 05

Drive from Skardu to Jhula

Day 06

Trek from Jhula to Paiyu

Day 07

Rest day in Paiyu

Day 08

Trek from Paiyu to Urdukas

Day 09

Trek from Urdukas to Goro II

Day 10

Trek from Goro II to Concordia

Day 11

Trek from Concordia to K2 Basecamp

Day 12 - Day 39

Climbing period (Basecamp- Summit- Basecamp)

Day 40

Cleaning up Basecamp: Preparation for descending back

Day 41

Trek from basecamp to Goro II

Day 42

Trek from Goro II to Kurburtze

Day 43

Trek from Kurburtze to Mundung

Day 44

Trek from Mundung to Jhula and drive back to Skardu

Day 45

Farewell and debriefing in Skardu

Day 46

Fly from Skardu to Islamabad & transfer to Hotel

Day 47

Transfer to the International Airport for final departures


  • 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
  • Land Transportation (Members): Drive by Jeep Skardu to Jhula and on returning Jhula to Skardu
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member
  • Oxygen for K2: 5 oxygen (O2) cylinder for each Member and 3 oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa
  • Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of top Out mask for each member and high-altitude Sherpa
  • 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: K2 Minimum USD 2000
  • Tips: Please calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs and porters
  • Any other item not listed in the "Price Includes" section.

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All Elite Exped 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.

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.

We can provide full office facilities at basecamp, including Wi-Fi. Satellite phones are also available throughout the expedition for emergency and essential comms.

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.