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

Rs. 160,000

/ person

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

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20 Days   Starting from Skardu  Host: Zahid Iqbal

Rs. 160,000

/ 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.

FACT SHEET

Departure/Return Location: Islamabad
Duration: 20 Days for Pakistani
Camping Night: 13 Days
Hotel Nights: 04 days for Pakistani
Maximum Altitude: 5700 meters
Trek Status: Strenuous
Trek zone: Restricted
Location: Karakoram Range

Services Includes:

- Thoraya phone during trekking (call charges not included).
- Generator Services during Trek for lighting and charging.
- All meals during trekking.
- Best Tourist class hotel accommodation in Skardu.
- Camping, cleaning, and related gear
Sleeping tents, mattresses, kitchen tents.
- Services of expert cook and low altitude porters.
- 12 kg of personal baggage during trek.
- Trekking fee+ entry fees (US$ 150) per person).
- Insurance of crew; i.e. Cook, porters/staff.
- All transport involved in the itinerary
- Road tolls.
- Basic first aid kit.
- Kitchen equipment & Related items
- Bridge taxes.
- LA crossing charges, permit & trek fees

Cost does not include:

- Excess weight.
- Personal Sleeping bags.
- 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 the member.
- Jeep rent for local excursions in Skardu
- Any other services not mentioned above

Recommended Gear:

Trip Itinerary

  • DAY 1

    10:00 pm Departure from Islamabad for Chillas
    Sightseeing on the way
    En-route to Naran
    Arrival at Chillas

  • DAY 2

    Breakfast at Chillas Shangrila hotel
    Continue travel to Skardu via Skardu -Gilgit Road (S1).
    Arrival Skardu (20 Hrs Travel Time) in the evening.
    Overnight stay in Skardu
    Dinner

  • DAY 3

    SKARDU (HOTEL) FREE DAY

    Free Day / Rest Day in Skardu for final preparation of the trekking.
    Overnight stay in Skardu hotel.
    Dinner

  • DAY 4

    SKARDU -TO- ASKOLE (CAMP)

    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.

  • DAY 5

    ASKOLE -TO- KOROPHONE TO JHULA (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 km 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 cross 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 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.

    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- 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.

    Walk: 06-07 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4500 M.

  • 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.

    Walk: 05 - 06 hrs, Grade: strenuous, Altitude: 4720 M.

  • DAY 11

    CONCORDIA REST DAY (CAMP)

    Members are free to explore 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 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 which is fairly easy than walking on the stony path on the right side of the glacier but it depends on the snow condition.
    Overnight in tents.
    All meals served by camp

  • DAY 13

    ALI CAMP - CROSS GONDOGORO 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 meters, 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- SHAICHO (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 won 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 continues your walk along the Hushey river on an easy path.
    Upon arrival camp near the fields in Hushey village.
    Overnight in tents
    All meals served by camp staff.

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

  • DAY 17

    SHAICHO TO HUSHEY

    An easy day will bring you to Hushey village.
    Evening free.
    Overnight in tents / hotel / guest house.

  • 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

    SKARDU – ISLAMABAD: (HOTEL)

    Early in the morning Departure for Islamabad
    Short break at Astak and Chillas.

  • DAY 20

    Arrive at Islamabad by a direct ride from Skardu to Islamabad.
    Upon arrival Islamabad

Facilities

  • Camps (3 persons sharing)

  • Sleeping mattress

  • Sleeping bag

  • Transport

  • Standard Meals

  • Guide

  • Basic first aid kit

  • Domestic air fare

Event Host

Royal's Adventure Club

Royal's Adventure Club (RAC) is owned and operated by Mr. Zahid Iqbal. Zahid Iqbal, He has more than 10 years of experience in tourism. is an eminent tourism professional who has extensive knowledge and experience in the business. His areas of expertise include operation management, human resource management, finance, marketing, planning and research. He is a target-oriented professional, a strategic planner, and a resilient crisis manager.

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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Ratings & Reviews of the Trip

4.0 (1)
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By Anonymous

February 28, 2021

Had an amazing time..