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K2 Base Camp Trek (2024) – 21 days

K2 Base Camp 5135m
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Duration

21

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

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Overview

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE DATES: 

June 10, 2024

June 20, 2024

July 01, 2024

July 10, 2024

August 1, 2024

The K2 Base Camp trek, also known as the Baltoro Glacier Trek and Baltoro Concordia Trek, is a world-renowned mountain trek located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It is a physically demanding trek along the 63 km Baltoro glacier and Godwin Austin, and offers breathtaking views of the northern mountains, including peaks ranging from 5000 to 8000 meters such as K2 (the world’s second highest peak at 8,611 m) and Gasherbrum 2. The trek provides a panoramic view of the mountains and is referred to as the “Throne Room of Mountain Gods”. The trek does not require technical mountaineering skills and involves a high altitude walk with incremental altitude increase and acclimatization. Participants walk an average of 6 to 8 miles per day, taking 5 to 6 hours, on a trail consisting of rubble and stone. Alternatively, you may consider the K2 Gondogoro La Circuit, a circular trek.

Highlights

  • Base Camps of K2 and Broad Peak
  • Concordia - Throne Room of the Mountain Gods
  • Trek up to Godwin Austin glacier via Baltoro Glacier (5th longest and world’s largest outside polar region)
  • Gilkey memorial
  • View 8,000 m peaks including Gasherbrum 2 (8,035 m), Broad Peak (8,051 m) and K2 (8,611 m) from Goro II, Concordia & base camps.
  • Views of other peaks between 5,000m to 8,000m including Gasherbrum 3 and 4, Masherbrum, Mustagh Tower, Bakhordas Peak, Mitre Peak, Crystal Peak, Marbel Peak, Biale Peak, Lobsang Spire, Trango Towers, Uli Biaho, Cathedral Peak, Urdukas Peak etc.
  • Views of Glaciers (e.g. Biafo, Vigne, Liligo, Dunge, Muztagh, Biango, Yermanendu, Mandu and more), glacial lakes, waterfalls and streams
  • Indus, Panmah and Braldu rivers
  • Valleys of Skardu and Shigar
  • Balti porter life, Askole jeep safari etc
  • Meet mountaineers at base camps
  • Sightseeing in Skardu and Islamabad

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Islamabad International Airport, Islamabad

Our guide(s) will receive you from the airport. Soon you will be transferred to hotels. On this day, our participants can relax and recover from their long journey.

Pickup information
It is very easy to spot our guide, holding orange placards with our company’s logo and your name on it. You must arrive at Islamabad International Airport, Islamabad. International flights normally arrive at midnight or in the afternoon. You must give us the details of your flights, both inbound and outbound at least five days prior to your arrival in Pakistan. Our staff/guide will receive you at the gates of international arrivals unless you are taking a connecting flight from another city of Pakistan. The guide/staff will transfer you to our partner hotel. In case you do not require airport transfer, please inform us in advance.

After lunch and some rest at the hotel (ideally if you are arriving in the morning between 9am to 12pm), our guide/representative will pickup all our guests around 6pm for briefing and remaining payments at our office followed by a dinner. If you are coming late, we will manage remaining payments and briefing in Skardu.
Accommodation Twin-sharing room at Marina Residence, Chateau Royale , Prestige Residence or equivalent standard partner hotel (depends on occupancy) in Islamabad.
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + tea/coffee and snacks

Day 02: Fly to Skardu, Karakoram

Participants on this morning will take the spectacular flight from Islamabad airport to Skardu airport. You will be able to see Nanga Parbat if clouds allow. After arrival in Skardu, the day is free.
Accommodation Twin-sharing room at Concordia Motel , Mountain Lodge, Snowland guest house or equivalent standard partner hotel (depends on occupancy) in Skardu.
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + tea/coffee and snacks

Day 03: Spend free day in Skardu

After breakfast, the participants will walk to Kharpocho fort in Skardu, which is located up on a mountain. The Kharpocho fort gives a splendid view of the Indus and Skardu town. The participants will also have an option to take a tour to Sadpara Lake followed by free shopping time in Skardu Bazaar.

During sightseeing, our staff will take care of further government documentation required in Skardu. This can sometimes take two days. We have contingency days towards the end of the trek incase of any delays.

Accommodation Twin-sharing room at Concordia Motel , Mountain Lodge, Snowland guesthouse or equivalent standard partner hotel (depends on occupancy) in Skardu.
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + tea/coffee and snacks

Day 04: Drive to Askole village

The participants will begin the jeep safari towards Daso, the passage will go through the Shigar valley. The journey will be followed on the sides of Braldu river which extends to Askole. Askole will be the last village on our route; the participants will start walking after leaving jeeps behind. However at times the participants may begin their walk before arrival in Askole but it depends on the road conditions. Overall it will take you between six hours to eight hours in covering the distance.
Camping in twin-sharing dome tent
Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks (dry fruit/chocolate) for trek, appetizer (soup/fried-snacks) before dinner and dessert/fruits after dinner

Day 05: Trek from Askole to Jhola via the snout of Biafo Glacier

After completion of necessary supplies list and equipment the porters will load up for the trek ahead to Jhola. The valley is gateway to Biafo glacier that flow over fifty kms from Hispar La to Braldu. The participants will experience the moraine walking as the snout of the glacier is crossed and they will descend to lunch spot beside the Korofon river.

The route will take us the confluence of rivers of Braldu and Domordo. The former trail is not taken for the trek and instead a newer trail will lead us to go upstream where the participants will cross the river by bridge. On the other side of the bridge the participants will descend to the edge of Braldu river and will follow the river bank to reach the camp at Jhola.
Accommodation Camping in twin-sharing dome tent (see pictures)
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks (dry fruit/chocolate) for trek, appetizer (soup/fried-snacks) before dinner and dessert/fruits after dinner

Day 06: Trek from Jhola to Paiju following the Braldu river

On this day of our K2 base camp trek the participants will follow the Braldu gorge, along the bank of Braldu river. The participants will be able to view astonishing rocks of Trango Tower and Cathedral Peak. The participants should prevent themselves from possible sun burns and during this day as the walking conditions can be very dry and hot.

Several streams from glacier flow down into the valley and on the way the participants will have to use river crossing shoes depending on the water levels. The participants will be able to spot the snout of Baltoro Glacier on a clear day. On this day the participants will end their day by climbing away from the river to camp at Paiju, the last camp where you will see trees until for a while.
Accommodation Camping in twin-sharing dome tent (see pictures)
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks (dry fruit/chocolate) for trek, appetizer (soup/fried-snacks) before dinner and dessert/fruits after dinner

Day 07: Acclimatize and rest in Paiju

The participants will spend the day at Paiju Camp for acclimatization and rest. However the porters will take their time to bake themselves bread for next week on the glacier. Acclimatization walk can also be taken towards Paiju Peak base camp on this day.
Accommodation Camping in twin-sharing dome tent
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks (dry fruit/chocolate) for trek, appetizer (soup/fried-snacks) before dinner and dessert/fruits after dinner

Day 08: Trek from Paiju to Khoburtse

On this day the walking will get tough however the scenery will become amazing with each step taken onto the snout of Baltoro Glacier. The trail has continuous up and down climbs on the glacial moraine, although the trail is quite safe but it is highly recommended to be careful at all times. The participants will experience the stunning views as they move ahead; the views of Trango Tower and Uli Biaho. The participants are required to go across the glacier to Liligo. From this point the participants will follow a rocky trail which is along the edge of the Baltoro or sometimes to Khoburtse, the side of the glacier where camp will be made.
Accommodation Camping in twin-sharing dome tent
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks (dry fruit/chocolate) for trek, appetizer (soup/fried-snacks) before dinner and dessert/fruits after dinner

Day 09: Cross small glaciers and walk to Urdukus

Trango Towers can be eventually seen after coming across two small glaciers. For the following night the participants will make their stop at Urdukas near the army camp. The camp is 100m above the glacier.
Accommodation Camping in twin-sharing dome tent
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks (dry fruit/chocolate) for trek, appetizer (soup/fried-snacks) before dinner and dessert/fruits after dinner

Day 10: Trek to Goro II, the junction of the Baltoro glaciers and Young husband

On this day of our K2 base camp trek, the participants will be walking in the middle of the glacier. The medial moraine will be followed, to the south we will get the views of Masherbrum (7821m). The participants will be climbing up and down on the rocky moraine and as the participants move ahead they will walk pass massive ice seracs.

This will be the first night stay camp on Baltoro Glacier at Goro II, it is the confluence of Baltoro Glacier and Young husband. The temperature may drop dramatically. Masherbrum and Muztagh Tower will be uncovered for the sight.
Accommodation Camping in twin-sharing dome tent
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks (dry fruit/chocolate) for trek, appetizer (soup/fried-snacks) before dinner and dessert/fruits after dinner

Day 11: Trek to Concordia through a rocky moraine

On this day of the K2 base camp trek, the participants will reach Concordia after continuously walking up the moraine, on the way more and more high snowcapped peaks will appear, the culmination for the sighting of K2 will be experienced on this day. Other peaks that can be seen include Broad Peak, Mitre Peak, Gasherbrum, Sia Kangri and many more.
Accommodation Camping in twin-sharing dome tent
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks (dry fruit/chocolate) for trek, appetizer (soup/fried-snacks) before dinner and dessert/fruits after dinner

Day 12: Trek to Broad Peak BC, Gilkey Memorial and K2 Base Camp (optional)

Today there is the opportunity to walk up the Godwin-Austen glacier to the Art Gilkey Memorial (an American geologist and mountaineer) just before K2 Base camp. This is a very long but a spectacular day. We will leave early morning, crossing the glaciers onto the faint trail heading towards K2 (there is a faint rocky trail all the way). As we follow the glacier towards K2 the mountain seems to grow bigger and bigger. Broad Peak rears up to our right and after about 3 hours we pass Broad Peak base camp (there is the option to turn back here). We usualy have our lunch break here and then those who are continuing carry on with K2 towering above us as we get closer and closer.

Just before base camp, amongst the boulder and ice strewn landscape is the Art Gilkey Memorial. A short scramble brings us to the place where those whose life K2 claimed are remembered. Plaques and engraved tin plates are attached to a small rocky outcrop at the foot of this great mountain. There are great views directly above us of K2 and we may see some climbing expeditions. After lunch, we retrace our steps back to Concordia.
Accommodation Camping in twin-sharing dome tent
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks (dry fruit/chocolate) for trek, appetizer (soup/fried-snacks) before dinner and dessert/fruits after dinner

Day 13: Trek to Goro I/Biango

On this day of the K2 base camp trek, the participants will have to leave this camp and move back towards Goro I. The trek on this day will be quite easy and you will be descending down.
Accommodation Camping in twin-sharing dome tent
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks (dry fruit/chocolate) for trek, appetizer (soup/fried-snacks) before dinner and dessert/fruits after dinner

Day 14: Trek to Khoburtse with views of Trango Towers

On this day the participants will make their way to the campsite of Urdukas, they will follow the same trail down via the glacier to Goro I. They will experience great views of Trango Towers before their arrival at Khurburtse. Even though the participants will be going on the same trail, however the views on the way back will be completely different.
Accommodation Camping in twin-sharing dome tent
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks (dry fruit/chocolate) for trek, appetizer (soup/fried-snacks) before dinner and dessert/fruits after dinner

Day 15: Trek back to camp Paiju

The participants on this day of the K2 base camp trek will be walking down on the side of the glacier via Liligo, this will be last area where they will be shifting their trail from the moraine on the relatively stable ground. The participants will have the opportunity to find themselves in the trees after a break and enjoy their stay at Paiju camp site.
Accommodation Camping in twin-sharing dome tent
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks (dry fruit/chocolate) for trek, appetizer (soup/fried-snacks) before dinner and dessert/fruits after dinner

Day 16: Trek to Jhola campsite

The walking on this day will be quite easier as the participants will be following the same trail to the Bradlu gorge. However there may be some river crossings this day. The camp site will be made at Jhola.
Accommodation Camping in twin-sharing dome tent
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks (dry fruit/chocolate) for trek, appetizer (soup/fried-snacks) before dinner and dessert/fruits after dinner

Day 17: Trek to Askole and drive to Skardu town

On this day the participants will be back to Askole village after walking up the side of the river to the bridge.The participants will give some relaxation to their feet as they will be transferred in jeeps after lunch to Skardu.
Accommodation Twin-sharing room at Concordia Motel , Mountain Lodge or equivalent standard partner hotel (depends on occupancy) in Skardu.
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + tea/coffee and snacks

Day 18: Contingency days for trek delays

This day is allocated for any potential delays during trekking. We do not want our guests to miss their domestic flight due to delays. These delays can be caused by multiple factors including (but not limited to) road blocks. This time can be utilized for sightseeing in Skardu.
Accommodation Twin-sharing room at Concordia Motel , Mountain Lodge or equivalent standard partner hotel (depends on occupancy) in Skardu.
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + tea/coffee and snacks

Day 19: Fly to Islamabad

On this day the participants will take a flight from the airport in Skardu to Islamabad aiport. You will have a good time to relax at the hotel in Islamabad.

The domestic flights sometime get cancelled due to weather conditions. Incase of flight cancellation, you will drive to Chilas for overnight. It takes eight to ten hours by a vehicle.
Accommodation Twin-sharing room at Chateau Royale , Prestige Residence or equivalent standard partner hotel (depends on occupancy) in Islamabad.
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + tea/coffee and snacks

Day 20: Contingency day for flight cancellation

This day is allocated for any potential delays in case the domestic flight does not operate the previous day. Our guests will depart early morning from Chilas to Islamabad which can take up to ten hours. However it will be a free day in case the participants make it to Islamabad on the domestic flight. This time can be utilized for sightseeing in Islamabad.
Accommodation Twin-sharing room at Marina Residence, Chateau Royale , Prestige Residence or equivalent standard partner hotel (depends on occupancy) in Islamabad.
Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner + tea/coffee and snacks

Day 21: Fly to home country

Meals included: Breakfast

Our staff will transfer all our guests to the airport on their respective departure timings. The checkout time of all our partner hotels is 1 pm.

See you soon again on a new adventure

Included/Excluded

  • Inclusions for both International & local trekkers
  • Implementation of government SOPs/Guidelines in case of new pandemic variants.
  • All domestic flights (Checked Baggage Allowance: 20kg, Hand Carry: 7kg)
  • All road transfers including airport transfers
  • All hotel accommodation in Pakistan (twin sharing room)
  • All trekking accommodation in Pakistan (twin sharing dome tent)
  • All camping site fees and bridge fees
  • All trekking logistics (all tents, non-personal equipment and tools etc)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and beverages/water during meals
  • Snacks including dry fruits and tea/coffee during the trek
  • Free refills of boiled drinking water on the trek
  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)
  • Government trekking permit fees and paperwork
  • Waste management fees (government requirement)
  • Islamabad and Skardu city tours including all entry fees
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s) etc)
  • Porters - personal luggage (14kgs)
  • Storage service for baggage in Skardu (for leaving a bag behind in Skardu before going on the trek)
  • First aid medicine kit (basic)
  • Satellite phone for emergencies
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Exclusions for both International & local trekkers
  • Personal travel insurance (Recommendation/Rescue Partners: Global Rescue)
  • Visa to Pakistan (five supporting documents will be offered)
  • International airfare
  • Personal equipment (e.g. trekking shoes, down jacket, walking sticks etc)
  • Personal mountain equipment (crampon, mountaineering boot, ice axe, harness, two carabiners, helmet etc)
  • Extra nights in Islamabad (hotel check in/out is 12pm) - additional USD 67 per night
  • Additional trek weight/baggage: USD 11 per kg
  • Storage service for baggage in Islamabad: USD 28 per bag/piece
  • Tips/gratuities for guides, porters, staff etc
  • Miscellaneous (minibar, bottled water, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc)
  • Early Windup/Return Costs (e.g. early return from trek due to any reason)
  • Costs due to Force Majure (e.g. earthquake, landslide, floods, etc)

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K2 Base Camp 5135m

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