Baltoro Concordia K-2/Chogori (8,611m) Trek

 

        K-2 from Concordia

Islamabad             Camp at Jhola Camp at Urdukas Mitre Peak 6038 m at Concordia

Range: Karakorum, Duration: 22 days, Altitude: 5680mt,
Region: Baltoro Glacier, Grade: Strenuous

 

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City / Station

Schedule

01

Islamabad

Arrive & transfer to hotel. Briefing with Ministry of Tourism.  

Afternoon proceed for city tour including: Faisal Mosque, Visit Pakistan Monument and Museum at Shakar Parian, Rawal Lake also. In Rawalpindi   the famous places to look are Raja (King) Bazaar, Silver and Gold bazaars will allow us to catch traditional craftsmen at work.  

Drive back to hotel for dinner & overnight.

 

02

Islamabad–Skardu or   

Islamabad-Chilas

Transfer to airport and fly Skardu. Arrive and transfer to hotel. 

Or if flight does not operate, drive to Chilas. (490km, 13-14 Hrs)  

Lunch at Besham - is the largest town and commercial centre. Besham shops are famous for their China and international goods. Continue drive to Chilas- is standing under the shadow of world famous Nanga Parbat.  

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

 

03

Skardu or  Chilas -Skardu

Full day free at Skardu is at a height of 7,500 feet. It is the trekker and mountain climbers' paradise.

Or complete the road journey from Chilas to Skardu. (280km, 8-9 Hrs). Lunch on the way.  

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

 

04

Skardu - Askole

Drive by jeep from Skardu - Askole (3000 m, 6-7 Hrs) - is the last friendly village. Drive through Shigar valley and its stunning scenery. 

Meals & overnight in tents served by our field staff.

 

05

Askole - Jhola

Start to walk & will reach at Jhola - 3200m, 6-7 Hrs. Lunch at Korophon. The landscape is flat, somewhat sandy & hot sun will be beating down and there is very little shade. Lunch at Korophon.  

Upon arrival at Jhola, dinner & overnight in Camp.

 

06

Jhola - Paiyu

Trek to Paiyu ('Salt' in Balti) 3450m, 6-7 Hrs. This is an undulating walk, difficult at times, which the first views of dramatic mountains ahead. There is a rest stop by some tamarisk trees besides the stream flowing down from Paiyu Peak.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp.

 

07

Paiyu

Day at leisure for acclimatization. Meals & overnight in Tents
 

08

Paiyu - Khuburse

After breakfast trek to Khuburse, 3930m, 6-7 hrs. Gradual climb up Baltoro Glacier on the southern edge. Continue to the right climbing up on the glacier. Further 2-3 hours steady climb on a long diagonal to the other side & reach at campsite.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp.

 

09

Khuburse - Urdukas

Trek to Urdukas – 4200m, 7-8 hours. Urdukas is a magnificent Campsite with spectacular views of Paiyu Peak, Choricho, Uli Biaho, The Trango Towers, Cathedral and Biale.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp.

 

10

Urdukas – Goro-II

Trek to Goro-II – 4500m, 5-6 hours. We will cover two porter stages. Baltoro shows a little more of the ice today and you are reminded that you are walking on one of the largest glaciers in the world. Masherbrum Peak welcomes you and Gasherbrum IV is now in front of you. Broad Peak is now also seen clearly.

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp.

 

11

Goro-II  - Concordia

Trek to Concordia (4700m, 5-6 Hrs).  We pass Mustagh Tower then Broad Peak comes clearly into view. The Gasherbrum Range is straight ahead and we reach Concordia K2 finally reveals herself. All around are stunning peaks and you are standing in with one of the most amazing mountain panoramas on the planet. Concordia was named by Martin Conway in 1892, as it is the junction point of five glaciers.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp.

 

12

Concordia

Full day excursion to Concordia K2 Base Camp (5200m, 5-6 Hrs).  We pass by Broad Peak Base Camp & continue to the Gilkey Memorial where we reflect on all those that have lost their lives. After visit the K2 Base Camp, return to Concordia with hoping to take on K2 and a day to remember.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp.

 

13

Concordia

Full day free at Concordia to explore the area.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp.

 

14-19

Concordia - Skardu

It will take 6 days to return from Concordia to Skardu on the same route. Upon arrival at Skardu, transfer to hotel.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Hotel.

 

20

Skardu - Islamabad

Fly to Islamabad Or in case flight does not operate drive to Chilas.  

Upon arrival transfer to hotel.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.

 

21

Islamabad

AM debriefing with Ministry of Tourism.  

PM free at Islamabad Or drive from Chilas to Islamabad.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Hotel.

 

22

Islamabad

Transfer to airport for onward flight.

 

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