K-2/Chogori (8,611m) Gondogoro Pass (5, 860m) Trek

 K-2 at Concordia

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Paiyu Peak 6660m Khubure 4000m Urdukas 4200m Broad Peak 8047m Ali Camp 5000m

   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.  

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

 

Fly to Skardu, upon arrival transfer to hotel.  

Afternoon Skardu city tour  

OR if flight does not operate drive to Chilas. (490km, 12-13 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 and preparation for long trekking journey.  

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. (480km, 8-9 Hrs). Lunch on the way.  

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

04

Skardu - Askole

Drive by jeep from Skardu - Askole (3061m, 6-7 Hrs) - is a small friendly village with unique Balti features in the way that the homes have summer living quarters on top of their roof.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp.

05

Askole - Jhola

Today start walk & will reach at Jhola – (3200m, 6-7 Hrs). The landscape is flat, somewhat sandy conditions and gently undulating. The hot sun will be beating down and there is very little shade.

Lunch at Korophon. Continue and arrive at Jhola. 

Dinner & overnight in Camp.

06

Jhola - Paiyu

Trek to Paiyu ('Salt' in Balti) 3450m, 6-7 Hrs. It will be another scorching day but thankfully, there will be some shade.  After lunch continue walk beside the stream, which provides much entertainment for the day and views ahead will give us our first glimpse of “Baltoro Glacier.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp.

07

Paiyu

Today is an acclimatization day for us as well as a rest day for the porters.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp & enjoy the porters singing with local dance. 

08

Paiyu - Khuburse

After breakfast trek to Khuburse, 4000m, 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).  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

Concordia–Ali Camp

After breakfast trek to Ali Camp (5000m). Today is a welcomed shorter day and incredibly beautiful as we are walking on the pure white Vigne Glacier with dramatic peaks all around. We have an early night at Ali Camp as next day will be one of the hardest so far.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp.

15

Ali Camp- Gondogoro Pass -Hispang

To cross the Pass, we will start to ascend Gondogoro Pass (5,860 m) at mid-night; get the benefit to go at hard ice compared to slippery and wet condition in the day. Although the rope is fixed on the last 150m of the climb, however a pair of crampons, sturdy legs and good determination enable to cross the Pass and you can enjoy sunrise at the top of the Pass. Safe descend to the other side with the help of fixed rope, it will take 4 hours. Arrive at Hispang (4950m). Rest of the day at leisure.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp.

16

Hispang - Dalzampa

Trek from Hispang to Dalzampa (4300m), means “Field of Flowers” through the ablation valley on the Gondogoro Glacier.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp.

17

Dalzampa - Atosar

After breakfast, continue descend to Atosar (3750m).  

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp.

18

Atosar - Hushe

Trek from Atosar to Hushe (3050m).  Today is very easy walking through lush green valleys and the occasional stream or river. Eventually we reach the village of Hushe and our trekking is end. 

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camp.

19

Hushe - Skardu

Meet the Jeeps and drive to Skardu, stopping off for photo opportunities and points of interest along the way.  

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.

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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