BALTORO K-2 BASE CAMP TREK
This outstanding trek to K2 combines the classic approach walk along the Baltoro Glacier to Concordia with ample time to ascend the Godwin Austin Glacier to the K2 Base Camp. It is far and away the most popular trek in Pakistan, attracting large number of trekking groups as well as numerous climbing expeditions.
After assembling our team of porters and crew we cross the snout of the Biafo Glacier before ascending the exposed trails above the swirling waters of the Bradlu River. This is wilderness trekking at its finest, with huge rock faces including Trango Towers providing a spectacular backdrop. Reaching the conjunction of the Godwin Austin Glacier, which descends from K-2 and Baltoro Glacier called “CONCORDIA 4700m”, lying in the heart of the most heavily glaciated region outside the Polar area and densest concentration of peaks on earth. You will appreciate the sheer scale of Golden Throne, Gasherbrum IV, Broad Peak, Chogolisa, Mitre Peak and K-2 (8611 meters), the second highest mountain in the world, an unrivalled concentration of peaks that define the inner Karakorum.
From base at Concordia, which is apex of this trek, one can undertake an exhilarating excursion up the Godwin Austin Glacier to the K2 Base Camp (5135 meters). This enables to view the classic climbing routes on K2 and appreciate why it is one of the hardest 8000 meters peaks to climb.
As this trip is in grade moderate, during the trip have walk around 3-6 hrs on well- beaten trails, including short rests and lunch. Cross streams/rivers and travel on glacier. The only thing it requires is good physical fitness, some previous trekking experience and patience to overcome (in case of bad weather, miner health problems and unforeseen circumstance.
For this trek you need the trekking permit from the Ministry of Tourism and arrangement of briefing in the beginning and de-briefing on return is necessary.
All the flights to Northern Areas (including Skardu) are subjected to weather condition, in case of cancellation you will be preceding by road or wait for good weather condition ( these are mountain flights).
Duration: 20– 22 days
Altitude: In the range of 5135m
Suitable period: June to end of September
Day -01: Arrival to Islamabad airport and transfer to the hotel,
Day-02: Fly to Skardu or drive to Chilas (14-16hrs) on Karakorum Highway/hotel
Day-03: Continue from Chilas to Skardu (8-10hrs) or day free in Skardu/hotel
Day–04: Jeep drive 6–7 hrs to Askoli (3050m)/camp
Day–05: Trek 5–6 hrs to Jola (3200)/camp
Day–06: Trek to 5-6 hrs Pauju 3450m/camp
Day-07: Trek 4-5 hrs to Khuburce
Day–08: 3–4hrs trek to Urdukas 4000m/camp
Day–09: Trek 6–7 hrs to Goro-II (4300m)/camp
Day–10: Trek 5–6 hrs to Concordia (4700m)/camp
Day–11: Excursion to K-2 Base Camp (5135m) and back to Concordia for overnight
Day-12: Day free at Concordia
Day-13: Trek back to Goro-I /camp
Day -14: Khubrace/camp
Day -15: Pauju/camp
Day-16: Trek back to Jola/camp
Day -17: Askole/camp
Day -18: Jeep drives (6–7 hrs) to Skardu/ hotel
Day -19: Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas
Day -20: Day free at Islamabad or complete journey from Chilas to Islamabad
Day -21: Departure from Islamabad (drop to airport)