21 Days K-2 Base Camp Concordia Trek

Duration

21 Days

Tour Type

Adventure

Group Size

16 persons

Location

Skardu

Activity Level

Travel Style

Accommodation

Overview

K-2 – the second highest mountain in the world – the ‘King of Mountains’ stands out, majestic from the surrounding peaks in the magnificent view offered from Concordia which is the confluence of the Baltoro glacier(one of the longest glaciers outside of the polar region) and the Godwin-Austen glacier. Three other eight-thousanders can be seen from here as well – namely, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II and Broad Peak.
This magnificent trek is every trekker and mountaineer’s dream as it houses the four famous peaks higher than 8000m and is bordered by glaciers in the heart of the Karakoram and Himalayas.
The itinerary for this challenging trek to K-2 base camp is well planned and ensures your safety, enjoyment and the offer of magnificent views unlike anywhere else in the world. Your dream trek awaits!

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival at Islamabad
    Welcome at Islamabad International Airport followed by travel to the hotel. The day will be spent exploring the attractions the twin cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad have to offer e.g Faisal Mosque, Lok Virsa, Pakistan National Monument and Museum, Shakar Parian, Daman-e-Koh, Monal, Rawalpindi Old Bazaar etc. Home to the lesser Himalayas, many of the attractions listed offer a bird’s eye view of the capital. Altitude/Elevation: 540 meters
  • Day 2
    From Islamabad to Chilas
    Departure from Islamabad will be in the morning after breakfast. The day will be spent traveling for about 8-9 hours to reach Chilas in district Diamer of Gilgit Baltistan. The night will be spent in the hotel in Chilas. Chilas is also home to the seventh highest mountain – more famously known as the Killer-Mountain owing to the high number of climber fatalities, Nanga Parbat and the accompanying beautiful Fairy Meadows. In this region (and in those ahead), ancient Buddhist petroglyphs can be seen on the rocks and mountainsides. Altitude: 1265 meters Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 3
    From Chilas to Skardu
    Departure from Chilas will be in the morning after breakfast. It will take another 8-9 hours to reach Skardu, the capital of Skardu district in Gilgit-Baltistan. Skardu is located at the confluence of the Indus River and the Shigar River. There will be stay overnight at the hotel in Skardu. The drive from Chilas to Skardu will offer a variety of landscapes and scenery to take in. Skardu itself is surrounded by tall mountains and houses many ancient forts as well as famous lakes. Altitude: 2228 meters Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4
    From Skardu to Askoli
    After breakfast, we shall move towards Askoli, which is the starting point of our trek, in jeeps. It will take six hours to reach Askoli. The drive will offer picturesque views of the villages on the way. Lunch will be served during the drive. After reaching, camp will be set up and dinner served. Overnight stay in tents. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Altitude: 3300 meters
  • Day 5
    From Askoli to Julla
    The trekking will commence after breakfast. This trek will take 7 hours if made in good time. Biafo Bridge will be crossed en route. Lunch will be served in Korofong. Camping facilities including bathrooms and sinks are available owing to the efforts of Mountain Glaciers Protection Organisation. Camp will be made in Julla and dinner served. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Altitude: 3250 meters
  • Day 6
    From Julla to Bardumal
    Another exciting 5-6 hour trek will commence in the morning after a hearty breakfast. The trek though not short, is quite easy due to the relatively smoother trail. Overnight stay in tents in Bardumal. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Altitude: 3300 meters
  • Day 7
    From Bardumal to Paiju
    This is a 4 hour trek with an irregular trail. It will offer the first glimpse of the majestic mountains lying ahead. A rest stop next to a glacial stream descending from the Paiyo Peak will offer a breather for the trekkers surrounded by poplar and willow trees. Facilities of toilets and camping grounds are also available. The changing landscape will signal that the altitude is rising steadily. A higher part of the trail will serve as a vantage point for viewing the Trango Towers and the jutting peak of K2 on either side. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Altitude: 3600 meters
  • Day 8
    Stay in Paiju
    A full day rest in Paiju will be necessary and will offer time for the porters to replenish essential supplies for cooking in the following days of trek on the glacier. Trekkers will be free to explore the beauty of the area and will get acclimatized. Another expedition to climb up to 4000 meters on Paiju Peak is also offered as an optional activity for the dauntless of the trekkers. A bonfire with music at night will make the evening enjoyable. Overnight stay in tents in Paiju Altitude: 3600 meters
  • Day 9
    From Paiju to Khuburse
    After breakfast, trek to Khuburse will commence. The glacier terminus will be crossed and the experienced porters and guides will help the trekkers to make their way through the glacier trail. Overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Altitude: 3970 meters
  • Day 10
    From Khuburse to Urdukas
    This is a 4-5 hour trek which will commence after breakfast. The rest of the day and the night will be spent in Urdukas which is a favourite spot among trekkers owing to its lush green scenery and picturesque views. This point also offers views of Paiju Peak (6610 m), TrangoTowers (6286 m) and Uli Biaho (6417 m) and Lobsang Spire (5707 m). Trekkers will acclimatize to the surroundings by spending the rest of the day here walking and learning to use the rope for climbing which will be needed further in the trek to climb up to Ghondogro La Pass. Overnight stay in tents. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Altitude: 4000 meters
  • Day 11
    From Urdukas to Goro
    This is a 6-8 hour trek which will commence in the morning after breakfast. This part of the trek will also offer spectacular views. Baltoro glacier will be passed with Masherbrum peak overhead. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Elevation: 4200 meters
  • Day 12
    From Goro to Concordia
    This is a 6-7 hour trek. This trek will take us to Concordia – the throne room of the mountain gods. This magnificent natural ampitheatre is the confluence of the Baltoro glacier and the Godwin-Austen glacier. This magnificent place offers a 360 degree view of some of the highest mountains in the Himalayan and Karkoram range including four of the five eight-thousanders and other peaks like Miter Peak, Kondus, Snow Dome, Golden Throne and Sia Kangri. The night will be spent in Concordia in tents. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Elevation: 4500 meters
  • Day 13
    Excursion to K2 Base Camp
    After breakfast, the K2 base camp (5135 meters) can easily be reached from Concordia after trekking a short distance. Return to Concordia afterwards and overnight stay there. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Elevation: 5135 meters
  • Day14
    Concordia
    This will be a leisurely day and will provide the trekkers a chance to explore the area and assimilate the magnificent views unlike anywhere else in the world. Stay in Concordia for the night in tents. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Elevation: 4500 meters
  • Day 15:
    Concordia to Goro
    After breakfast, return to Goro back the way we had come. Overnight stay in tents. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Elevation: 4200 meters
  • Day 16
    From Goro to Khuburse
    After breakfast trek to Khuburse. Overnight stay in tents. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Elevation: 3970 m
  • Day 17
    From Khuburse to Julla
    After breakfast trek to Julla. The trek’s views will refresh one’s memory of coming there in the first place. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Elevation: 3250 meters
  • Day 18
    From Julla to Askoli
    After breakfast trek to Askoli. Overnight in tents. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 19
    From Askoli to Skardu
    After breakfast drive to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 20
    From Skardu to Islamabad
    After breakfast, we shall go from our hotel to Skardu airport and say our goodbyes to Gilgit-Baltistan, the Jewel of Pakistan. We shall travel to Islamabad by air by way of PK-452 in AM or PM (subject to weather). Arrival in Islamabad followed by travel to the hotel and night stay in hotel. Meals: Breakfast Elevation: 540 meters Note: In case the flight gets cancelled due to weather conditions, we shall travel by road to Besham, via Karakoram Highway and transfer to the hotel upon arrival. Meals: Breakfast Confirmation of seat is expected one day before and is contingent upon weather conditions. Confirmation depends on previous backlog.
  • Day 21
    Drive to Islamabad & afternoon at leisure for rest or exploring the city and shopping. Overnight at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 22
    Departure from Islamabad
    Transfer to Islamabad International Airport from hotel for home-bound flight. Goodbye Pakistan! Meals: Breakfast

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