K2 Base Camp
K-2 Base Camp
The Baltoro Glacier,K-2 Gondogoro la trek gives one of the greatest and loveliest mountain panoramas on earth. In a small area there are four peaks above 8000 meters are nestled beside hundreds of peaks of varying altitude and beauty. The scenery here truly cannot be matched anywhere else in the world. By a spectacular flight or drive along the KKH from Islamabad we will reach Skardu from where a seven hours jeep drive takes to Askoli for two weeks onward trek over the panoramic Gondogoro La (5550m) to Hushe village. Optional rest days at Concordia, the meeting point of Baltoro, Goodwin Austin and Vigin Glaciers, will take us in close contact to great peaks including K-2, Broad Peak Gasherbrum II & I. The climax of the trek is the crossing of the Gondogoro La to enter the Hushe valley to take the return road journey to Islamabad. With the logistic support of Balti porters the trek becomes a mixture of nature and cultural splendors. For a magical experience let experience this trek.
We will take you to far-off places as an honored guest served by our professional staff and promise you the journey of lifetime to see the most incredible places, highest mountain chain and friendly faces during the trip.
We are flexible and opened to your needs, eager to exceed expectations
Departure/Return Location: New International Airport, Islamabad
Duration: 20 days
Camping Night: 14 days
Hotel Nights: 06 days
Maximum Altitude: 5700 meters
Trek Status: Strenuous
Trek zone: Restricted
Location: Karakoram Range
DAY 01 –ARRIVAL ISLAMABAD (HOTEL)
Meet & Greet at Islamabad Airport and a brief presentation about the trip and transfer to your 3*Hotel in Islamabad. After some rest proceed to Ministry of Tourism for trek briefing. Overnight in hotel all meals included.
DAY 02 –ISLAMABAD/SKARDU (HOTEL)
Fly to Skardu, if unable to fly, same day we will drive to Skardu, spending a night in Naran or Chilas Hotel.
DAY 03 –SKARDU (HOTEL)
After breakfast, start drive towards Skardu. Overnight hotel in Masherbrum Hotel: All meals are included.
While staff will make final arrangement for the trekking.
DAY 04 –SKARDU -TO- ASKOLE (CAMP)
Embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole - The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers. Highest in the region, the stone & timber abodes contain dark & narrow stairwells riven by gloomy, unlit alleys cluster within the embrace of the fertile terraces. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Distance 96 Km, Drive 07-08 Hrs. Altitude 3050 M.
Note:-The road to Askole comes undergoing rapid erosion and gets closed quite often. If unable to jeep, the group will disembark & walk to Askole on the same day or camp for overnight (subject to distance).
DAY 05-ASKOLE -TO- KOROPHONE TO JHULA (CAMP)
Today we leave the last inhabited village. For the remaining portion of our journey we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipments and sustain our expedition. After scrambling over a ridge we come across what legend says an old polo field. Passing through a rock gap we cross the Biafo glacier and camp beside it's snout at korophone. The Biafo Glacier is a huge river of ice 63 Km long which descends from the central peaks of the Karakoram & flows east into the Braldu Valley at a point about 10 Kms east of Askole. After lunch at Korofong Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jhula, (Jhula means wire Rope Bridge sported by a wooden basket), now a wooden bridge is made cross it & camp beside a torrent facing the Bakhordas.
Walk: 03-04 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 3150 M
DAY 06-JHULA -TO- PAIJU (CAMP)
Resume trek along the Braldu River to a green Oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6611 M. Paiju - is a Balti word which means "SALT". Since there are some rock salt deposits at the base of this peak, the locals believe that the snow on the summit of Paiju Peak is not snow but a huge deposit of salt which drips down to the base. From this camp we have the first views of the impressive Baltoro Glacier. Overnight in tents.
Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 3480 M.
DAY 07 –PAIJU - Rest Day (CAMP)
Rest & acclimatization day at Piaju. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
DAY 08 PAIJU -TO- URDUKAS (CAMP)
Begin trek after an early breakfast. Traverse the junction of Paiju - Baltoro Glaciers through crevasses & lunch below Liligo, the traditional camp under the muddy cliffs with fine views of rock spires. Cross the Khuburse torrent early morning and ramble over two glacier moraines to reach the grassy slopes of Urdukas offering splendid views of the Trango, Uli Biaho & Bial Groups. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 06-07 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4130 M
DAY 09-URDUKAS -TO- GOROII (CAMP)
A long walk on the icy Baltoro Glacier. Traverse the Yermanandu Glacier which flows down from Masherbrum & joins the Baltoro. Magnificent views of Muztagh, Mitre & Gasherbrum IV. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 06-07 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4500 M.
DAY 10-GORO TO CONCORDIA (CAMP)
After an early breakfast, resume a long walk on the Baltoro Glacier to a point called Concordia - a huge junction of Baltoro, Abruzzi & Godwin Austin Glaciers at 4000 meters. Within a short radius of 15 Kilometers, stand 41 peaks over 6500 meters. Including 04 peaks above 8000 M. The 360 view offers a panorama of peaks nowhere to be found on this Earth. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 05 - 06 hrs, Grade: strenuous, Altitude: 4720 M.
DAY 11-CONCORDIA REST DAY (CAMP)
Members are free to explore K2 base (A day trip 4 hrs up 3 hrs down) after an early breakfast, resume your walk to K2 Base Camp. Overnight in tents at Concordia. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 07 hrs, Grade: strenuous, Altitude: 4650 M.
DAY 12-ALI CAMP FOR GONGORO LA TO HUSHEY (CAMP)
After an early breakfast leave the Concordia and we will cross several side glaciers to reach our right path. After 2 hours we will reach Vigne glacier, it is also possible to walk on the Vigne glacier which is fairly easy then walking on the stony bath on the right side of the glacier but it depend on the snow condition.
Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
DAY 13 –
ALI CAMP -CROSS GONDOGORO PASS- KHUSPANG (CAMP)
A very early start as early as 2 or 3 O'clock in the morning to cross the Gondogoro la to reach Khuspang.
The basic theme behind the early walk to reach the top of the Gondogoro Pass 5700 metres is that in the morning snow will be soft and you will not get tired quickly as the sun is not strong, but as sun get strong snow get soft, snow going to be melt and bring water and stones, also the chance of ice falls or avalanches.
Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 10 - 11 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 5700 M
DAY 14- KHUSPANG REST DAY (CAMP)
Today is the rest day, excursion at Khuspang.
In case of bad weather this day will be use to make another attempt.
DAY 15 –
KHUSPANG -TO- DALSANGPA (CAMP)
After a couple of minutes of easy walk we will comes onto the glacier. You pick your way across moving boulders and ice, finally crossing the glacier up to the camping site to reach Dalsangpa, meaning 'field of flowers', lives up to its name. It is a beautiful campsite at about 4,150 metres, set between two lakes, with Masherbrum Mountain and the white glacier cascading down from Masherbrum Pass reflected in the still water.
Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4150 M.
DALSANGPA -TO- SHAICHO (CAMP)
Resume trek along the path; Keep yourself on the left side of the lateral moraine, crossing several side streams. The next hour is an unpleasant scramble along the stony, sliding glacier edge, with huge boulders poised above, ready to fall.
Continue your trek along the path goes downhill to the summer settlement called Shaicho, a large shepherd’s settlement with its own mosque, now here you can find a hotel and mountaineering equipment shop. This is the traditional camp among the forest of juniper, cedar and willow trees with giant bushes of wild roses and a good water supply. After a short break continue your walk along the Hushey river on a easy path. Upon arrival camp near the fields in Hushey village. Overnight in tents all meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 06 - 07 hrs, Grade: Easy, Altitude: M,
DAY 17--TO- HUSHEY (HOTEL)
An easy day will bring you to Hushey village. You have to overnight stay in tents.
DAY 18 –
HUSHEY -TO- SKARDU (HOTEL)
AM: Embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Skardu. Upon arrival Skardu transfer to your hotel. All meals included.
SKARDU – ISLAMABAD: (HOTEL)
Early in the morning fly to Islamabad, if unable to fly same day drive to Chilas or Naran. Overnight hotel.
DAY 20- ISLA,MABAD(HOTEL)
After breakfast drive back to Islamabad.
Arrive Islamabad and transfer to hotel or drop at designated place.
DAY 21 – ISLAMABAD
Transfer to Islamabad Airport for fly back to home with unforgettable memories from the land of colorful and beautiful Pakistan.
i. Pakistanis PKR 143,500 (Per Person)
ii. Foreigners USD 2050$ (Per Person) Fixed Dated Departure July 13-2019
iii. USD 2600$ (Per Person) Exclusive Organize Separate Trip for a Group Size 5 to 8 persons
Thoraya phone during trekking (call charges not included)
Generater Services during Trek for lighting and charging
All meals during trekking
Best Tourist class hotels accommodation up and down
Hotel accommodation on 2 person sharing basis.
Camping, cleaning and related gear
Sleeping tents, mattresses, kitchen tents.
Services of expert cook and low altitude porters.
12 kg of personal baggage during trek.
Trekking fee+ entry fees (US$ 150) per person for Foreigner)
Insurance of crew; i.e. Cook, porters/staff
All transportation involved in the itinerary Airport /road transfer on arrival and departure
Cost does not included
Sleeping bags and personal nature
Extras at hotels like bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls
Insurance liability and other under force majeure Conditions, medical aid and helicopter rescue Coverage of members etc.
sleeping bags/gloves and down, jackets,
Travel Insurance of member.
Jeep rent for local excursion ( if any as like Deosai etc)
Any other services not mentioned above
Terms & Condition
Our Terms & Conditions are strictly followed and applied. We encourage you to read and agree with them carefully before booking a trip with us.
1. In case of any Change in tour plan, result in the change of cost and will be reflected in invoice accordingly.3/4 Hours +/- can be experienced during traveling in hilly areas due to any reason.
The members shall not be indulged in any act reflecting moral or character failing during the activities.
2. All members would give extra care for the local environmental care .Garbage (tins. Water bottles, wrappers etc) shall be suitably disposed without polluting water sources.
3. During the trip, the itineraries may be affected by reasons beyond control of the hosts. In such situation, organizers will not be held responsible in any case.
4. on steep ascends in mountainous areas; air conditioned of the buses will be operational on on-off basis to keep the vehicles from overheating.
5.Every humanly possible care will be taken for the safety of members, still each venture can be fraught with endangers of unforeseen natural disasters like avalanches and crevasse falls or any other accidents and sometimes such disasters cannot be ruled out. In any such type of accident during the whole tour, the company, group leader and the tour organizers will not be held responsible in any form.
6. In case of theft, lost or damage to personal belongings during the duration of the trip, organizers will not be held responsible in any case.
7. On adventure trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond the control of organizers can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the Leader and Guide will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group.
8. The Organizers reserves the right to use event photos for electronic/digital media.
9. Smoking in the transport is strictly prohibited.
10. The Organizers reserves the right to terminate / regret any participant due to indiscipline.
11. Hotels Check In time is 1400hrs & Check Out 1200hrs, late Check Out will be extended till 1400hrs, after that 50% of the room rate will be charge till 1800hrs, full night will be charged after 1800hrs accordingly
12. Read the Services not Included Portion Carefully
• 100% will be refund if cancelation made 7 days before departure
• 50% will be refund if cancelation made 3 days before departure
• Refund will be done with 6 working days..
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BR-CODE : 0002
AC# : 2001-045-377
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