The most famous trekking route in the world is K2 base camp, a strenuous and demanding but rewarding as well. Starting from Skardu, the capital of Baltistan, we cross Shigar, a lush green fertile and fruit laden valley and drive as far as Askole, the road head and the last dwelling before entering into the Galen Rowell’s ‘throne room of the mountain gods‘.
Walking on the treacherous but panoramic Baltoro Glacier, we see several famous and beautiful mountains en route. Finally we arrive at Concordia, the junction of Baltoro and Godwin Austin Glaciers with several other tributaries and a place serving as the base for the four giants of Karakurums, i.e. Gasherbrum II ( 8035m ), Broad Peak ( 8047m ) and Hidden Peak or Gasherbrum I ( 8068m ) dominated by the king of the mountains, K-2 ( 8611m ).
The beauty of the place has no match in the world and the view of K2 is gorgeous. The return journey is possible via the same route or crossing the Ghondoghoro La, a technical pass at 5650 meters, offering a good challenge to epic enthusiasts. This route leads to Hushe, another picturesque valley of Baltistan and we drive to Skardu visiting Khaplu, the famous sub division of the area, noted for its old buildings of a castle and a mosque. nec.
Departure TimeAny time
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeTrekking ecuipment
IncludedAll taxes and official expensesBasic guesthouse accommodationBreakfast, Lunch, DinnerCity tourDeparture TaxesDomestic flightsHotelLocal staff and portersPermits and TIMS permitPersonal Guide
Not IncludedAlcohol and cold drinksEntry visaInternational flightsMandatory travel insurancePersonal trekking equipmentTips for trekking staff and driver
Day 1: Arrive in Islamabad
Day 2: Fly to Skardu, if cancelled drive KKH to Chilas
Day 3: Drive to Skardu on KKH (if we flew on Day 2 then we will have a sightseeing day in Skardu).
Day 4: Trek to Askole 3,050 m.
Day 5: Trek to Korofong 3,100 m.
Day 6: Trek to Bardumal 3,305 m.
Day 7: Trek to Paiju 3,380 m.
Day 8: Trek to Khoburtse 3,760 m.
Day 9: Trek to Urdukas 4,130 m.
Day 10: Acclimatizastion day at Urdukas 4,130 m.
Day 11: Trek to Goro II 4,250 m.
Day 12: Trek to Concordia 4,600 m.
Day 13: Trek to Broad Peak Base Camp 5,000 m.
Day 14: Trek to K2 Base Camp 5,150 m. and back to Concordia 4,600 m.
Day 15: Trek to Ali camp 5,000 m.
Day 16: Ali Camp and over the Gondogoro La pass 5,600 m. to Khuspang
Day 17-18: Buffer / spare trek days in case of delays.
Day 19: Trek to Shaisho
Day 20: Trek to Hushe, drive to Skardu
Day 21: Fly to Islamabad
Day 22: Islamabad City Tour
Day 23: Departure day