K2 Base Camp Trek gives great views of four 8,000m peaks and is thought by many to be one of the best high mountain treks in the world. Some of the wildest and most dramatic landscapes on earth are found in the vast, rugged Karakoram Range situated in Northern Pakistan.
Remote and spectacular, the icy peaks and vast Glaciers of the Karakoram offer unparalleled opportunities for adventurous trekking. The 62km long Baltoro Glacier is Pakistan’s number one trekking destination. Seven of the world’s twenty-five highest peaks rise above this glacier, while the lower reaches are surrounded by some of the world’s highest granite walls and spires.
The Baltoro Glacier meets the Vigne and Godwin-Austen glaciers at the huge natural amphitheater of Concordia. This is one of the most spectacular mountain campsites in the world. The huge pyramid of K2 only 10km distant dominates the view and creates a very special atmosphere. Our programme allows three days in the upper reaches of the Baltoro Glacier to savor the majesty of this unique place. The highest point reached on this trek is the 5,650m summit of the Gondogoro La. This is a challenging and technical route, which links the high glacial basin of the upper Baltoro with the green Hushe Valley to the south. The view from the summit is one of the most overwhelming mountain panoramas in the world, with four of the Karakoram 8,000m peaks close at hand.
The route to K2 goes through the Baltoro region of Baltistan. There are several high peaks which rise from the world’s largest temperate zone glacier. Only the highest or more prominent peaks have been named or climbed. An incredible nineteen of these peaks tower over 7600m while four of them are 8000ers..
Thus, K2, the second highest mountain in the world towers majestically above Concordia with the sweeping Godwin Austin Glacier offering an ice highway towards it. It was first climbed by Italians in 1954.
Trip Itinerary K2 Base Camp Trek
Day-01 Arrive Islamabad airport and transfer to hotel
Day-02 Fly to Skardu in case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas 12-14hrs
Day-03 Rest day in Skardu or drive from Chilas to Skardu.
Day-04 Drive to Askoli 6-7hrs 3000m. Meals & overnight in tents
Day-05 Trek to Jhola 3200m. Meals & overnight in tents
Day-06 Trek to Paiyu 6-7hrs hrs 3450m. Meals & overnight in tents
Day-07 Free day for local explorations. Meals & overnight in tents
Day-08 Trek to Urdukas 15.9km, 9-10 hours 4050m Meals & overnight in tents
Day-09 Trek to Goro-II 12.1KM, 6 hours, 4380m. Meals & overnight in tents
Day-10 Trek to Concordia 9.2km, 5 hours, 4650m. Meals & overnight in tents
Day-11 Full day Excursion to K2 BC, 5135m. Meals & overnight in tents
Day-12 Start of return journey Trek to Goro-II. Meals & overnight in tents
Day-13 Trek to Urdukas. Meals & overnight in tents
Day-14 Trek to Paiyu. Meals & overnight in tents
Day-15 Trek to Jhola. Meals & overnight in tents
Day-16 Trek to Askoli. Meals & overnight in tents
Day-17 Drive to Skardu. Meals & overnight in Hotel
Day-18 Skardu-Islamabad. Meals & overnight in tents
Day-19 Islamabad or Chilas-Islamabad. Meals & overnight in tents
Day-20 Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight