•      Fri Apr 12 2024

Seven Summit Treks announces K2 expedition in June 2024

Kathmandu, Feb 25: Seven Summit Treks (SST), a leading Kathmandu-based trekking and expedition company, is set to organise K2 expedition in June 2024.

Led by experienced climber Chhang Dawa Sherpa, the SST director, the high altitude venture will start after June 20, 2024, said the SST General Manager Thaneswar Guragai. The company has prioritised safety and is committed to making the journey a success and fun-filled while managing logistics, including permits, transportation, meals and accommodations, and equipment.

“With years of experience leading high altitude expeditions including K2, our experienced and dedicated team guarantee a safe, enjoyable, and unforgettable journey,” said Guragai.

Each climber will be guided by an experienced and dedicated 1:1 Sherpa guide. “We handle all logistical aspects so that you can fully focus on the climb. Don’t miss the chance to conquer the second-highest peak in the world,” he said.
“SST is eager to share its expertise, and offer unmatched services, ensuring the K2 expedition, 2024 is an extraordinary experience.”

With extensive climbing expertise, Chhang Dawa has set many mountaineering records, including the first K2 winter ascent, a record made by 10 Nepali mountaineers in 2021 under his leadership. Besides, he is the second person among Nepalese who summited 14th 8000’er. He has also scripted history being the youngest climber to conquer all 14th peaks above 8000 metres at the age of 30.

Additionally, he together with his brother Mingma Sherpa has set a record becoming the world’s first two brothers to climb all 14th 8000’er.

Interested climbers can contact at [email protected]

Mount K2

Standing at an elevation of 8,611 metres above sea level, K2 is the second-highest mountain in the world after Mount Everest (8,849 metres). Lying in the Karakoram range, the mountain is also known as the Savage Mountain. The peak is the deadliest of the five highest mountains in the world. It is reported that approximately one person dies on the mountain for every four who reach the summit.

The mountain is a more difficult and dangerous climb, due to in part its more northern location, where inclement weather is more common. The peak was first climbed on July 31, 1954, by an Italian team led by Ardito Desio. The climbers who reached the summit were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni.

The mountain is known for its extreme difficulty and danger in climbing. It has a higher fatality rate for climbers than Mount Everest, earning it the nickname “Savage Mountain.” The ascent is technically demanding, and the weather conditions are often harsh.

It has a history of challenging and tragic climbing expeditions. Many accomplished mountaineers have lost their lives attempting to reach the summit. #nepal