Trip to K-2 Base Camp, Concordia and Gondogoro La

Rs. 180,000

/ person

Trip to K-2 Base Camp, Concordia and Gondogoro La

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20 Days   Starting from Islamabad  Host: Shujoo Shigri

Rs. 180,000

/ person

Overview

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 ahead, 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 Karakorum, 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.

- BALTORO GLACIER
– CONCORDIA
– K2 BASE CAMP
– Gondogoro La

TRIP INFORMATION.

TRIP DURATION

20 Days and 19 Nights (Islamabad to Skardu by Road) 16 Days and 15 Nights (Islamabad to Skardu By Air)

Cost includes:

- Thoraya phone during trekking (call charges not included)
- Generator Services during Trek for lighting and charging
- 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 and transport involved in the itinerary
- Airport /road transfer on arrival and departure

Cost does not include

- Excess weight.
- 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
- Tips
- Travel Insurance of members.
- Jeep rent for local excursion (if any as like Deosai etc)
- Any other services not mentioned above

Recommended Gear:

Trip Itinerary

  • DAY 1

    03:00 am Departure from Islamabad
    Drive to Besham via Abbottabad Mansehra, and Thakot.
    After lunch at Besham
    Departure for Chillas
    Arrival transfer to hotel
    Dinner and overnight stay in hotel at Chillas

  • DAY 2

    Breakfast
    Departure for Skardu
    Arrival at Skardu
    Overnight stay at Skardu

  • DAY 3

    Breakfast
    Rest day for clients
    Overnight stay at Skardu

  • DAY 4

    Skardu to Askole

    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 5

    Askole to Korophone to Jhula (CAMP)

    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 its 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 across it & camp beside a torrent facing the Bakhordas.

    Walk: 03-04 hrs
    Grade: Strenuous
    Altitude: 3150 M

  • DAY 6

    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 that 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 7

    Paiju - Rest Day (CAMP)

    Rest & acclimatization day at Piaju.
    Overnight in tents
    All meals served by camp staff.

  • DAY 8

    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 9

    Urdukas to Gondogoro La (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

    Gondogoro La 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

    Rest Day at Concordia

    Members are free to explore the 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 Gondogoro La to Hushey (CAMP)

    After an early breakfast
    leave the Concordia
    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 depends on the snow condition.
    Overnight in tents.
    All meals served by camp staff.

  • DAY 13

    Ali Camp Cross Gondogoro la 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 meters is that in the morning snow will be soft and you will not get tired quickly as the sun is not strong, but as the sun gets 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)

    Rest day excursion at Khuspang.
    In case of bad weather, this day will be used to make another attempt.

  • DAY 15

    Khuspang to Dalsangpa (Camp)

    After a couple of minutes of easy walk, we will come 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

  • DAY 16

    Dalsangpa to Shiacho (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, nowhere 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 stay in tents
    (all meals served by camp staff).

    Walk: 06 - 07 hrs
    Grade: Easy
    Altitude: 3300 M

  • DAY 17

    Shiacho to Hushey (Hotel)

    An easy day will bring you to Hushey village. Evening free.
    Overnight in tents.

  • DAY 18

    Hushey to Skardu (Hotel)

    Embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Skardu.
    Upon arrival transfer to your chosen hotel.
    All meals included.

  • DAY 19

    Departure for Chillas
    Arrival at Chillas
    Overnight stay at Chillas

  • DAY 20

    Breakfast
    Departure for Islamabad
    Arrival at Islamabad

Facilities

  • Camps (3 persons sharing)

  • Sleeping mattress

  • Sleeping bag

  • Transport

  • Standard Meals

  • Guide

  • Basic first aid kit

  • Domestic air fare

Event Host

Shigri Travels

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Insurance

Prices are mentioned in rupees per person.

BenefitsPlatinum (By Air)Gold (By Air or Road)
Accidental Death & Permanent Disability1,000,0005,00,000
Accidental Medical Reimbursement50,00025,000
Emergency Medical Evacuation30,00015,000
Repatriation of Mortal Remains *15,00015,000
Loss of Baggage7,5003,500
Loss of CNIC2,0001,500

* In case of natural death only.

Cancellation Policy

  • -
  • - 50% of the total amount will be deducted if **cancellation** notified 7 days prior to the trip.
  • - 75% of the total amount will be deducted if **cancellation** notified 4 days prior to the trip.
  • - 100% of the total amount will be deducted if **cancellation** notified in the last 4 days prior to the trip unless the trip is cancelled by the management.

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Ratings & Reviews of the Trip

4.0 (1)
Trip Reviews

By Anonymous

February 28, 2021

Had an amazing time..