Combo Packages

K2 / Broad Peak

Conquer the Karakorum
in a single summer.

K2 & Broad Peak
Expedition

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.

Country

Pakistan

Duration

63 days

grade

Technical 5E

Max Altitude

8611 m
28251 ft

Daily activity

Approx
5 - 6hrs

Season

Summer

Dates Available

18 Jun - 11 Aug

Starting from

GBP £50,000

Aimed at climbers who’ve made multiple ascents of 6,000m and 7,000m peaks, as well as one 8,000er, and are already proficient in mountaineering skills - including moving safely in rock, glacier and snowy terrain.

Conquer two of the Karakorum’s most iconic peaks: K2 & Broad Peak

Elite Exped’s leaders Nimsdai, Mingma David and Mingma Tenzi will be forever associated with K2 because of their world first winter ascent in January 2021. But they also have a history with the world’s second highest mountain that stretches back before that remarkable feat. Mingma David led the rope-fixing team on K2 twice, leading to successful summits both times. And of course, Nimsdai summited the savage mountain as part of his ‘Project Possible’ push in 2019, climbing Broad Peak just a few days later.

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.

Elite Exped’s K2 expedition plans are based on Nimsdai’s own from Project Possible, 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 Elite Exped 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 maximise the efficiency of your time on the ground in Pakistan.

As with all Elite Exped 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 Nimsdai, Mingma David, and Mingma Tenzi 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 mountaineers’ career. It’s not easy, but that’s the point. As record-breakers, we recognise 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. 

From our clients
Jeff Evans
Mera 2017

You can trust them with the safety and satisfaction of clients. Elite was nothing less than a 10/10 in every aspect of how they executed the expedition.

Steve Davis
Manaslu 2019

Manaslu was my first 8,000er and first time with Elite. They exceeded my expectations at every level and stage.  I would have no hesitation in booking with them again! Highly recommended!!!

Amy McCulloch
Aconcagua 2018

I often felt they went above and beyond to ensure we had a successful expedition. Excellent judgments throughout the expedition led us to reach the summit safely in extreme conditions. Highly recommend!

This tried and tested itinerary is informed by decades of mountaineering experience. As with all adventurous activities of this type however, circumstances may arise where Elite Exped is forced to make alterations, possibly at short notice. While making every effort to adhere to this published schedule, we kindly ask for your patience if the weather, or other naturally occurring circumstances, intervene.

Your daily schedule

  • Day 01

    Arrival in Islamabad & Transfer to the Hotel

  • Day 02

    Rest day in Islamabad and preparation for the expedition

  • 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 Broad Peak Base Camp

  • Day 12-37

    Climbing Period Broad Peak (Basecamp - Summit- Basecamp)

  • Day 38

    Cleaning up basecamp

  • Day 39

    Trek to K2 base camp

  • Day 40-55

    Climbing Period K2(Basecamp - Summit- Basecamp)

  • Day 56

    Trek from Basecamp to Goro II

  • Day 57

    Trek from Goro II to Khuburtze

  • Day 58

    Trek from Khuburtze to Mundung

  • Day 59

    Trek from Mundung to Jhula and drive back to Skardu

  • Day 60

    Farewell and debriefing in Skardu

  • Day 61

    Fly from Skardu to Islamabad & transfer to Hotel

  • Day 62

    Leisure day in Islamabad

  • Day 63

    Transfer to International Airport for final departure

Training

Developing your skills to achieve a new possible

Our tailored approach to training will help you improve as a climber, developing the mental and physical skills you need to achieve your dreams. Learn more

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Nimsdai oversees all our expeditions and operations. But you can also guarantee that he’ll be your personal, 1:1 guide on the mountain. Visit Nimsdai.com for more information and achieve your new possible.

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Practical info

Frequently asked questions

The following frequently asked questions may help answer any queries you have about Elite Exped, what this expedition involves, and what is required. If your question isn’t answered here please check our dedicated FAQ support page, otherwise don’t hesitate to get in touch.

What skillset and fitness level are required?

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.

What equipment is provided?
Will I get my own guide?
Will Nims or Mingma David be my guide?

Why choose
Elite Exped?

Unparalleled
leadership

Nimsdai Purja and Mingma David Sherpa’s mountaineering world records speak for themselves, but our founders are more than just supremely-talented climbers. While some choose to direct operations from a back office, Nimsdai and Mingma David lead from the front. Their experience of every aspect of guiding and climbing - from fixing ropes, to organising logistics - is unparalleled. It’s no surprise that when they’ve worked together they have a perfect, 100 percent success rate when it comes to summiting 8,000m peaks.

Safety through
self-sufficiency

If it’s controllable we control it, this is key to attain and maintain our industry leading strategy for success and safety. We maximise our options, agility and responsiveness by running totally self-sufficient expeditions, not relying on any other teams on the mountain to achieve our objectives. We are capable of setting up our own fixed lines (with a proven track record on all 8,000m peaks) and have backups to cover all scenarios, from secondary oxygen supplies through to the ability and experience to operate our own rescue missions if the situation arises.

A unique
perspective

With his Nepalese roots, and UK residency, our co-founder Nimsdai Purja brings a unique perspective of the world of mountaineering, and an unparalleled ability to bridge the gap between Western and Himalayan climbing cultures. We can assemble trusted teams and networks anywhere in the world, but our founders’ roots are a particular advantage when it comes to summiting the world’s very highest peaks. An intimate knowledge of how things work on the ground ensures that everything runs smoothly when you’re 8,000m above sea-level.

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