Trek to K-2 Base Camp

Rs. 150,000

/ person

Trek to K-2 Base Camp

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17 Days   Starting from Skardu  Host: Ali Usman

Rs. 150,000

/ 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.

Total Number of Days: 18
Weather Condition: Moderate to Extremely Cold
Hiking/Trekking level: Expert

SERVICES INCLUDED:

- Transport Facility from Islamabad to Islamabad.
- Best Tourist class hotels accommodation up and down total night Seven 07.
- All meals during trek and at base camp
- Hotel accommodation on a two-person sharing basis.
- Daily Hotel Meals
- Camping, cleaning, and related gear
- Sleeping tents, mattresses, kitchen tents.
- Services of expert cook and low altitude porters.
- Porter will carry 20 kg of personal baggage during the trek.
- Trekking fee is included
- Insurance of crew; i.e. Cook, porters/staff
- All and transport involved in the itinerary


SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:

- Excess weight.
- Sleeping bags and personal nature
- Extras at hotels like bottled water, aerated and 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 the member.
- Extra Expense due to Land sliding/Road Blockage
- Jeep rent for local excursion (if any)
- Any other services not mentioned above


List of Personal Equipment:

1. Rucksack
2. Sleeping bag (available on rent from Skardu, 400-600/day, you can purchase it as well)
3. Sleeping mattresses (available from Skardu, cost 200-300, you can purchase)
4. Headcover (scarf)
5. Trousers
6. Tights
7. Full sleeves t-shirts
8. Waterproof trouser
9. Waterproof jacket
10. Light cotton socks
11. Woollen socks pairs
12. Gloves (waterproof)
13. Woollen cap
14. Sun cap/hat
15. Sunglasses
16. Water bottle 1.5 ltr
17. Trekking stick
18. Head torch (high beam)
19. Extra cells for torch
20. Sunblock
21. Lip salve
22. Knife
23. Trekking boots/ covered joggers
24. Slippers
25. Small towel
26. Camera
27. Extra cells/battery for the camera
28. Soap

Recommended Gear:

Trip Itinerary

  • DAY 1

    Drive to Skardu (20 to 22 Hours Drive)

    Upon arrival at the bus terminal meet our representative for a brief representation
    Transfer to Hotel
    We are also providing the by Air option as well
    But they have to depart on the same day.

  • DAY 2

    SKARDU (HOTEL)

    Free day for rest, shopping, or sightseeing
    While staff will make final arrangements for the trek.
    Overnight at hotel
    Himalaya Hotel Skardu
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

  • DAY 3

    SKARDU -TO- ASKOLE (CAMP)

    Embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole
    The last inhabitant 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.

    Note: -The road to Askole comes undergoing rapid erosion and gets closed quite often
    If unable to the jeep
    The group will disembark & walk to Askole on the same day or camp overnight
    (subject to distance).

  • DAY 4

    ASKOLE -TO- KOROPHONE (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 equipment 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
    Overnight in tents
    All meals served by camp staff.

    Walk: 03 - 04 hrs, Grade: Easy, Altitude: 3100 M,

  • DAY 5

    KOROPHONE -TO- JHULA (CAMP)

    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.

  • 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 that 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.

  • 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.

  • DAY 9

    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.

  • 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.

  • DAY 11

    CONCORDIA REST DAY (CAMP)

    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.

  • 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 the Vigne glacier, it is also possible to walk on the Vigne glacier
    This is fairly easy than walking on the stony path on the right side of the glacier but it depends on the snow condition.

  • DAY 13

    ALI CAMP -CROSS GONDOGORO PASS- KHUSPANG

    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.

  • DAY 14

    SHAICHO TO HUSHEY (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.

  • DAY 15

    SHAICHO TO HUSHEY (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.

  • DAY 16

    DRIVE FROM 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 17

    Drive back to Islamabad/Rawalpindi
    Either by Air or by Road

Facilities

  • Camps (3 persons sharing)

  • Sleeping mattress

  • Sleeping bag

  • Transport

  • Standard Meals

  • Guide

  • Basic first aid kit

  • Domestic air fare

Event Host

Falcon Adventure Club

This is Mudassir iqbal from Falcon Adventure Club

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)
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By Anonymous

February 28, 2021

Had an amazing time..