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K-2 Classic Trek

K-2 Classic Trek

The trek to the base camp of K-2 on Baltoro Glacier is considered to be the most spectacular trek in the world. Follow the mountaineers’ route to K-2 along Baltoro, the world’s second longest glacier outside the polar region. It passes through the world’s thickest concentration of high peaks to Concordia, the confluence of Baltoro and Godwin Austin Glaciers. At Concordia, 10 of the 30 highest peaks of the world tower within a radius of few miles including many peaks over 7000-8000m such as K-2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I and II (8068m and 8035m) and Broad Peak (8048m). Starting from Skardu by jeep on a rough trail, one reaches Askole, the last inhabited village on the route. Here we hire porters and start the trek to Concordia through an incredible wilderness of rocks, ice and snow. After exploring the mountain grandeur for two days, return to Skardu by the same route.
NOTE: For the return trip a new route southwards over the Gondogoro Pass (5550m) to the scenic Hushey valley has also been explored. This alternate route has the double advantage of providing a birds-eye view of the peaks surrounding Concordia and also of exploring another destination rather than retracing one’s footsteps. However, one should bear in mind that crossing Gondogoro Pass is subject to glacial conditions and is sometimes not possible.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive at Islamabad, transfer to hotel. (hotel)
Day 2 Fly to Skardu (subject to weather), afternoon briefing at concern office or drive to Chilas via Naran and Babusar Pass (4200 m) (hotel)
Day 3 Explore Skardu or drive to Skardu from Chilas (hotel)
Day 4 Drive to Askole by jeep (camp)
Day 5-11 Trek to Concordia via Paiyu, Khuburtse, Urdukas and Goro. One rest Day enroute (camp)
Day 12-13 Two Days at Concordia to explore K-2 Base Camp and surrounding areas (camp)
Day 14-20 Back to Skardu, debriefing at the concern office (hotel)
Day 21 Fly to Islamabad (subject to weather) or drive to Chilas on KKH (hotel)
Day 22 Day free for sightseeing in Islamabad or drive Islamabad from Chilas via same route (hotel)
Day 23 Fly home (end of services)

NOTE: This program can also be customized according to the preferences of our clients. For further assistance, please feel free to contact us:

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