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

Rs. 150,000

/ person

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

5.00 - 1 Review

18 Days   Starting from Lahore  Host: Umar

Rs. 150,000

/ person

Overview

K2 (also known as Chhogori/Qogir, Ketu/Kechu, and Mount Godwin-Austen) is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. It is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. With a peak elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 feet), K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and the highest point in Pakistan. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died to try. It is more hazardous to reach K2 from the Chinese side; thus, it is mostly climbed from the Pakistani side. Unlike Annapurna, the mountain with the highest fatality-to-summit rate, K2 has never been climbed in winter.

Concordia is the name for the confluence of the Baltoro Glacier and the Godwin-Austen Glacier, in the heart of the Karakoram range of Pakistan. It is located in the Baltistan region of Pakistan. The name was applied by European explorers, and comes from this location's similarity to a glacial confluence, also named Concordia, in the Bernese Oberland, part of the Central Alps. Around Concordia are clustered some of the highest peaks in the world. Four of the world's fourteen "eight-thousanders" are in this region, as well as a number of important lower peaks. Concordia offers the region's best place to camp for mountain enthusiasts not involved in climbing. With breathtaking views, it also offers short hikes to several important base camps: K2 (three hours), Broad Peak (two hours) and the Gasherbrums (three hours).

Gondogoro Pass is the mountain pass on the Gondogoro Glacier near Vigne Glacier. From the Southern side, pass descends into the Hushevillage which is the last human settlement of the Ghangche District of northern Pakistan. To climb the pass, mostly climbers and trekkers prefer to start from the Northern side which is easy and connected with the Vigne Glacier. In 1986, a route was established that connects Concordia and the upper Baltoro Glacier to the Hushe Valley over the Gondogoro Pass(5940 m). Since then, this challenging technical pass has attracted trekkers and climbers alike. This pass has one of the most overwhelming mountain panoramas anywhere in the world, with all of the Karakoram's 8000 m peaks close at hand. The Gondogoro La, although popular with trekkers, involves Class 4 climbing. The Northside is a 50-degree snow slope with Avalanche danger requiring fixed ropes. The south side is a continuous 50-degree slope with rockfall and avalanche danger that requires fixing as much as 300 m of rope.

Services Included

- Jeep rental
- Kitchen equipment & Related items
- Bridge taxes
- Services of a Satellite phone (Call/Sms charges not included)
- LA crossing charges, permit & trek fees
- 12.5 Kg porter facility for member’s personal gear. (Above 12.5 Kg will be separately charged from a member on spot, as per porter rate per Kg)

Services not Included:

- Personal Sleeping Bag
- Medication, evacuation, and rescue, etc
- Beverages & phone calls or other expenses of personal nature
- Extra expenses due to roadblocks or other reason
- Anything not mentioned in services included section

Recommended Gear:

Trip Itinerary

  • DAY 1

    07:00 pm Islamabad to Skardu Departure
    11:00 pm Dinner at Mansehra
    Overnight traveling

  • DAY 2

    05:00 am Breakfast at PTDC Motel Besham
    Departure for Skardu
    Lunch at Summer Nallah
    Dinner in Skardu at Mashabrum Hotel/Baltistan Continental Hotel

  • DAY 3

    Rest Day/Shopping Day at Skardu
    Overnight at Skardu Mashabrum Hotel/Baltistan Continental Hotel

  • DAY 4

    Skardu to Askole
    By jeeps drive to Astole
    Overnight in tents.
    **Note**
    The road conditions from Skardu to Astole is rough & highly uncertain and often gets blocked due to the landslide

  • DAY 5

    Astole to Jhola (3200 m)
    Start trek from Astole to Korofong 3-4 hrs
    After a lunch break at Korofong continues to Jhola 3-4 hrs
    Overnight in tents

  • DAY 6

    Jhola to Paiyu (3600 m)
    Start on a relatively easy trail for 6-7 hrs
    Overnight in tents

  • DAY 7

    Rest day at Paiyu
    Overnight in tents

  • DAY 8

    Piyu to Urdukas (4200 m)
    Trekking along the crest of lateral moraine with stunning views of Paiyu Peak, Chorichi, Uli Biaho, Trango Towers, Urdukas trek time: 7-8 hours
    Overnight in tents

  • DAY 9

    Urdukas to Goro II (4500 m)
    A long walk on Baltoro Glacier Trek Time: 6-7 Hours

  • DAY 10

    Goro II to Concordia (4700 m)
    5-6 hours slightly easy trekking with spectacular Views and Gigantic Mountain Panorama
    Including Muztagh Tower, Gasherbrum IV, Mitre Peak, K2
    Overnight in Tents
    Trek time: 5-6 Hours

  • DAY 11

    Free Day/rest Day at Concordia (4700 m)
    Overnight in tents at Concordia. (Trek to K-2 Base camp optional)

  • DAY 12

    Concordia to Ali Camp or Back via same route (4700 m)
    5-6 hours slightly easy trekking with spectacular views & gigantic mountain panorama, including Muztagh Tower, Gasherbrum IV, Mitre Peak and the mighty K2 / Trek back to Askole
    Overnight in tents

  • DAY 13

    Ali Camp to Khuspang (4680 m) via Ghondogoro La(~5900 m)
    **Note: 8-10 hrs start very early in the morning for the strenuous and steep ascend to Gondogoro la (high pass), descend to (2 am) the high camp (Khuspang) on the other side.
    Overnight in tents

  • DAY 14

    Khuspang to Dalsangpa (4,400 m) It is a beautiful campsite at about (4,400 m), set between two lakes, with Masherbrum Mountain and the white glacier cascading down from Masherbrum Pass reflected in the still water.
    Overnight in tents

  • DAY 15

    Dalsangpa to Shaieshcho (4000 m) 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.
    Overnight in tents

  • DAY 16

    Shaieshcho to Hushe
    Lunch at Hushe
    Drive back to Skardu
    Overnight in a Hotel at Skardu City

  • DAY 17

    04:00 pm Rest in Skardu at Hotel till evening
    Departure for Islamabad
    Dinner on way and night in traveling

  • DAY 18

    (Reserve Day)

Facilities

  • Accommodation (3-4 persons sharing)

  • Camps (3 persons sharing)

  • Sleeping mattress

  • Transport

  • Standard Meals

  • Guide

  • Basic first aid kit

Event Host

Discover Pakistan

Discover Pakistan is a leading Tour Operator and adventure sports Company established back in 2011. It is a group of young adventurers trying to prop up the quest with Rock Climbing, Trekking, Hiking, Camping, Paragliding, Mountaineering, ice-climbing, rafting and skiing across Pakistan. With committed professionals Discover Pakistan aspire to provide quality services to our valued adventurers. We believe that quality in services or sports is not what we put into it. It is what our cherished explorer gets out of it.

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

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  • - 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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