|Activity level:||Moderate/ Challenging|
15 Jul 2020 - 3 Aug 2020
|Duration:||20 Day(s) / Tour with flexible start dates|
|Price:||from $2300 / Negotiable|
Trekking to K2 Base Camp is a 20-days journey which includes 15 days of trekking, it is suitable for experienced and adaptable trekkers with a strong sense of adventure. K2 Base Camp is considered to be one of the world’s great treks with breathtaking views of four 8,000m peaks. K2 Base Camp Trek is been described as the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods” for its unique panoramic view of 7,000m mountains and views of 8 thousand meter peaks
This trek starts from Askoli Village, where we trek over Baltoro glacier to Concordia which offers views of several famous 6,000 m and 7,000 m peaks, several glaciers (including Biafo – world’s 3rd longest non-polar 63 km (39 mi) glacier).
This Trek is famous for two routes, one is coming back via same route from K2 Base camp and the second is passing the Gondogoro La (pass 5,585 m) going down toward Hushey valley. Gondogoro La connects Baltoro region with Hushey Valley, home to the exquisite Laila Peak (6,096m) and some small villages like Hushey and Kanday.
Returning from K2 base camp via same route it is called “K2 Base Camp Trek” if extended the trek back route via Gondogoro pass is known as “K2 Base Camp & Gondogoro La Trek” This is demanding circular trek; the pass is very steep and crossing it requires the use of fixed ropes to ascend and descend. This is a more adventurous trekking.
Gondogoro La Trek is famous as from top of Gondogoro pass (5,585) it offers breathtaking views of 8 thousand meter peaks i.e. K2 (8,611m), Broad Peak (8,047m) and Gasherbrum Peaks.
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Pakistan, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Islamabad, Islamabad
Difficulty: Moderate/ Challenging
Difficulty: Moderate/ Challenging
Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate
Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate
Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate
Arrive in Islamabad
Arrive in Islamabad and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we enjoy a city tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, which includes famous Faisal Mosque, Shakar Parian, Pakistan monument, Damen Koh, Lok Versa, Museum, Rawalpindi old bazaar and Raja Bazaar.
Fly to Skardu
Today we take the short but spectacular flight to Skardu 1hr. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Free day to explore Skardu. Overnight at hotel, Altitude 2,228m
Note: If our flight is cancelled due to bad weather, we will start the drive to Skardu travelling for 11/12 hrs, via Babusar Pass 4173m.
Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.173 m (13,691 ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan valley via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the famous hair pinned roads in the world.
Today we enjoy a free day in Skardu where we can visit the bazaar and Khurpucho Fort.
Note: If our flight cancelled on day 2, we will spend 8-9hrs driving from Chilas to Skardu along with Indus River.
Drive to Askoli
Today we take the spectacular drive by jeeps to Askoli village 6-7hrs, the starting point of our trek. Overnight in tents. Altitude 3,000m.
Trek to Jhola, 7 hrs, 12.6km.
After meeting the porters in the morning, we walk along the Braldu River to Korofoung for lunch 3hrs, enjoy great views of Bakhor Das (5,809m) and the Biafo Glacier, after lunch continue trek to Jhola 3-4 hrs. Overnight in tents. Altitude 3,200m.
Trek to Paiyu, 7 hrs, 16.6km.
Trek to Jhola 6-7hrs, 16.6km. Overnight in tents. Altitude 3,450m.
A tougher day as the trail to Paiyu undulates for most of the day. We do enjoy our first distant views of the Cathedral Towers and of K2, with its unmistakable triangle shaped peak.
Rest and acclimatization day in Paiyu.
Free day for local exploration and Porter will prepare their food for further K2 Base Camp & Gondogoro La trek.
We enjoy a slow start today taking in our stunning surroundings. We take a short acclimatization trek during the day and in the evening sing and dance with the porters. Overnight in tents.
Trek to Khubertse, 6 hrs, 10.8km
Trek to Khubertse 5-6hrs 10.8km. Overnight in tents. Altitude 3,990m
Another stunning day on our journey to K2 Base Camp. We see Paiyu Peak (6,610m) Uli Biaho (6,417m), Great Trango Tower (6,286m), Lobsang Spire (5,707m) and the Cathedral Towers.
Trek to Urdukas, 4 hrs, 5.1km
Trek to Urdukas 3-4hrs 5.1km 4050m. Overnight in tents
A shorter day today as we navigate our way over the moraines to reach Urdukas camp 3-4hrs 5.1km with great views of Trango Towers and Paiyu Peak.
Trek to Goro II, 6 hrs, 12.1km
Trek to Goro-II camp 12.1km, 5-6hrs. Overnight in tents. Altitude 4,380m
A special day today as we are greeted by our first full view of the giant peaks of the Karakoram. Masherbrum 7821m, Muztagh Tower (7,284m), G-IV (7,925m), Miter Peak (6,025m) and Biarchedi Peak 6,781m.
Trek to Concordia, 5 hrs, 9.2km
Trek to Concordia where the Baltoro, Abruzzi and Godwin Austen glaciers meet. The 360-degree panoramic view here is one of the most spectacular sights in the world. Concordia the joining of the five glaciers you will be in the heart great Mountain K2, 8611m, Broad Peak 8047m, Angel Peak 6858m to the left and to the East Baltoro Kangri, Kondus, Snow Dome, Golden Throne and numerous nameless mountains all around this is an exciting day of your trip.
Trek to K2 and Broad Peak Base Camps, 10 hrs.
Trek to Broad Peak Basecamp (5,000m) which offers one of the best views of K2. Afterwards we continue on to K2 Base Camp (5,400m) and then return to Concordia for the night. Overnight in tents. Altitude 4,650m
Rest day in Concordia
On this day our clients can move around the Baltoro glacier to explore the surrounding peaks. K2 (8611m), Board Peak (8047m), Gasherbrum-IV (7925m), Miter Peak (6025m), Marble Peak (6256m) Golden Throne (7240m) can be seen from Concordia.
Trek to Ali Camp, 6 hrs, 9.5km
We leave Concordia and traverse the Baltoro Glacier, crossing a number of crevasses. We turn in early tonight ahead of a midnight departure to cross the Gondogoro La Pass tomorrow. Overnight in tents. Altitude 5,010m
Trek to Hispung via the Gondogoro La Pass, 11 hrs, 8.5km
This is the hardest of your trekking you will set off towards Gondogoro Pass 5680m at mid-night and reach at the pass early morning to avoid the avalanches and rock fallings on the way to Hispung.
The four-hour trek from the Ali camp is difficult walk on the moraine of the glacier with rock boulders and one hour on flat ice- and snow-covered glacier to proceed to the beginning of the pass and then climb up to the pass 45 to 50 degrees ascent to the summit of the with fix rope and wearing crampons. The view from the pass is exciting and superb of K2 and all the 8000 meters.
The views from the pass including K2, Board Peak, Gasherbrum I to IV are unparalleled, making all the hard work worthwhile. After crossing the pass, we descend to Hispung. Overnight in tents. Altitude 4,680m.
Trek to Daltsampa, 4hrs, 6.8km
Today we descend the Gondogoro Glacier to reach Daltsampa, with Commanding views of the Gondogoro Glacier, Yermanadu Kangri (23,495 ft.) Masherbrum South (25,604 ft) and the Masherbrum La Camp at (13.980 ft) by two small lakes. Overnight in tents. Altitude 4,300m.
Trek to Saicho, 4 hrs, 9km
It is an easy day from here to the next camp one half hour on Gondogoro glacier and then you to lush green meadows and somewhere thick juniper forest to reach Saicho at about 3300m
Trek to Hushe, 4 hrs, 9.3km.
Trek to Hushe 9.3km 4-5hrs, overnight in tents. Altitude 3050m
This will be the most interesting day of the trip the last walking day for the members and the porters to reach Hushe the last village of Ganche District in the Khapolu Valley.
Drive to Skardu, 7hrs
Today we drive back to Skardu 6-7hrs. Overnight hotel
Fly to Islamabad, 1 hr.
We fly back to Islamabad. Afternoon is free for exploring. Overnight hotel
Note: If our flight is cancelled due to bad weather, we will start the drive to Islamabad travelling for 9 hrs along with Indus River to reach Chilas.
Free day Islamabad.
Enjoy a free day in Islamabad for exploring, sightseeing and shopping. Overnight hotel
Note: If our flight on day 21 cancelled we will spend 11-12 hours driving from Chilas to Islamabad via Babusar Pass 4173m.Overnight hotel.
Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight
15 Jul 2020 / 3 Aug 2020
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