"Some bodies were visible during the helicopter recce. They were on the same route as the climbers had taken," the source said, requesting anonymity.
Ahead of the talks, here are the key points that have led to the dispute and the pitfalls as the two nations, who fought a 1962 border war and have clashed many times since, over the solution:
A senior official told AFP that Canadian Richard Cartier and Australian Matthew Eakin were missing on K2, while Briton Gordon Henderson was lost climbing Broad Peak. "We cannot declare them dead until the bodies are found."
The Gilgit-Baltistan tourism department has already issued 700 permits to international climbers, and as many were expected to be issued this summer, an official told Dawn.
The ban, first announced in 2017, had long been sought by the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land, the Anangu, whose connection to the site dates back tens of thousands of years.
The 31-year-old Samina reached the top of the 8,611-metre peak early on Friday as part of a seven-member local team, and was followed hours later by a second Pakistani woman, Dubai-based Naila Kiani.
The bodies of mountaineers Muhammad Ali Sadpara, Iceland's John Snorri and Chile's Juan Pablo Mohr were found on K2 on Monday, over five months after they went missing, Alpine Adventure Guides claimed.
Sergio Condori Vallejos, a mountain guide who works with Bolivian Andean Rescue, said Daniel Granberg, 24, was found “lifeless” and “seated at the summit,” which is part of Bolivia's Cordillera Real range.
The Indian Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr Bhupender Yadav recently attended the inaugural session of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit-XI, (SMDS-XI) held at Leh, Ladakh, from 10 to 12 October 2022. The Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS) is a flagship annual event of the Integrated Mountain