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K2: Chinese Approach Via Aghil Pass

K2: Chinese Approach Via Aghil Pass

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 22 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: July - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 5990 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5990 US Dollar (USD)

K2, the second-highest mountain in the world at over 28,000 feet, lies further off the beaten path and is even more difficult to climb than Mount Everest. We'll take the east approach to its base camp in the Chinese Karakoram through one of the world's last unexplored valleys of the Shaksgam River. The only people to enter this region are a small number of mountaineers, their hearts and minds set on the elusive summit. Even the locals tend not to venture far into this unknown territory bordering the Taklamakan desert (Uyghur for "if you go in, you won't come out"). During this epic expedition we'll trek through remote villages, over high passes, across glaciers, and ford rivers on the backs of our camels. We finally arrive amidst the grandeur of K2 and the many other imposing pinnacles that surround it.

- Participation on an adventuresome trek into one of the most remote mountain regions of Asia
- Views of K2, world's second-highest peak, and the breathtaking region of mountain massifs and vast glaciers surrounding it
- Sunday bazaar in Kashgar, reminiscent of medieval times along the ancient Silk Road
- Opportunity to witness the traditional lifestyles of villagers and nomads in central Asia

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Beijing.

Day 2: Fly to Kashgar.

Days 3-4: Kashgar.

Day 5: Kashgar to Yecheng.

Day 6: Yecheng to Maza Dala.

Days 7-12: Trek to the K2 Base Camp.

Day 13: K2 Base Camp.

Days 14 - 19: Trek back to Maza Dala.

Day 20: Maza Dala to Yecheng.

Day 21: Drive back to Kashgar.

Day 22: Fly to Urumqi and onwards to Beijing.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All hotel accommodations based on double occupancy, including tax and service
- All meals as stated in the itinerary highlighting the local cuisine with water, tea, coffee, local beer, and soft drinks
- All ground transportation in private air conditioned vehicle with bottled water and snacks on coach
- Admissions
- Services of local guides, site experts, and other support personnel
- Trekking Expert Leadership
- K2 base camp access permits
- Tented accommodations and all arrangements in the field, including camp meals, cook staffs, group gear and Equipment.

Price Excludes:
- International airfare
- Any en route stopovers, hotels, and meals to and from China
- Excess baggage charges and airport taxes
- Passport and visa fees
- Items of a personal nature such as, laundry, mail, phone calls, faxes, spa treatments, hard liquor
- Normal level of gratuities for local guides and drivers.

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