Pakistan; K-2 Base Camp & Concordia Trek AT01

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This stunning three week trekking tour takes you to some of the most magnificent mountain peaks in the world - K2 and Concordia. The scenery is absolutely out of this world and you will be trekking in some of the most challenging terrain.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
End Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Accommodation: Hotels + camping
Period: Summer
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers (but you must be very fit)

About The Operator

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Years In Business: 2

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Camping equipment
- Support crew
- All meals
- All transport
- All fees and taxes

Excludes
- Flights
- personal expenses eg tips, drinks etc

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Islamabad - Arrive in Islamabad. Meet and transfer to the hotel. AM Briefing in the Ministry of Tourism to get permission letter. PM city tour of Islamabad/Rawalpindi. Our sightseeing tour will include, The Faisal Mosque, the Government buildings on Constitution Avenue, the Islamabad and Lok Versa Museums, The Shakar Paryan Park with its rose and jasmine garden and a trip to Damn-e-Koh, to look out over the twin cities. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02. Islamabad – Chilas - After breakfast drive to Chilas. It will be a full day travel on the Karakorum Highway; will take about 10 hours to reach Chilas. Chilas was on the ancient caravan trail over the Babusar Pass into India and on the Indus trail of Besham, and many rock engravings were left by travelers in this area. Chilas is standing under the shadow of world famous Nanga Parbat. Upon arrival transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03. Chilas – Skardu - After breakfast drive to Skardu. The drive to Skardu leads one through a varied landscape, River Gorge, Desert and views of mountains such as Nanga Parbat and Haramosh. Perched at a height of 7,500 feet, is located amidst an impressive landscape; towering mountains, deep gorges, cascading waterfalls, creeping glaciers and quiet lakes constitute this rugged beauty. Skardu is in the heart of a dangerous frontier land. To its north lies the Xinjiang province of China; to the south Kashmir, to the West Gilgit, and to the east the district of Ladakh in India. Skardu is the trekker and mountain climbers’ paradise. Upon arrival transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel
Day 04. Skardu – Askoli (3,300 m 10,800 ft) - After breakfast proceed to Askoli in jeeps. It takes about six hours to drive from Skardu to Askoli. Askoli is the last village of Shiger valley before going to Baltoro trek. The drive through the Braldu Gorge is guaranteed to knock your socks off! Pack Lunch on the way, Dinner will be in the camp, overnight in tents.
Day 05. Askoli – Julla - After breakfast trek to Julla. After crossing Biafo Bridge we shall proceed towards Korofong, where we shall have Lunch and proceed to Julla. Julla is a newly built camp site by MGPO (Mountain Glaciers Protection organization), where we have such nice camping facilities, Toilets, Bathrooms, Sinks and nice camping facility. We shall reach Julla in 6~7 hours from Askoli on a nice made trail. We shall be on a height of 3250m. Overnight and meals in tents.
Day 06. Julla – Bardumal - After breakfast trek to Bardumal. (5-6 Hrs) We will proceed to Bardumal in nice early morning. Here the trail is comparatively easy, with irregular bare mess up across the rock. The altitude is about 3,300 meters. Overnight in tents.
Day 07. Bardumal – Paiju - After breakfast trek to Paiju. (4-5 Hrs) Paiju (means ' salt ' in Balti) at about 3,600 meters. This is a rolling 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. Camp site is very well managed by MGPO (Mountain Glacier Protection Organization), with really nice facilities. This is the last camp site before Concordia where we see trees and green surface. We usually have rest day here, we rearrange all our items for next week, meanwhile porters make breads and other necessary food items, as it is very difficult to cook there items on the Glaciers. The site is always crowded. Overnight in tents.
Day 08. Paiju - A full rest day in Paju for porters where they cook (Khurba) Bread for the coming days on the Glacier. An optional acclimatization trip can be arranged for the interested clients up to 4000mtrs on Paiju peak.
Day 09. Paiju – Khuburse - After breakfast trek to Khuburse. A short walk from camp we climb up on to the snout of the glacier easily. The glacier itself is covered with rock and scree. The porters are very experienced and they pick the way by themselves, it’s always difficult to have established trail on the glacier. Our experienced guide insures that we find our way to camp at suitable place. Overnight in tents.
Day 10. Khuburse – Urdukas - After breakfast trek to Urdukas. (4-5 Hrs, above 4000m). Along the side of Baltoro glacier we climb up towards Urdukas which is itself a lush Green Area with lot of flowers and huge bloders. Urdukas is one of the best caming sites in the Baltoro Valley with all modern Camp facilities. This is the most favorite camp site of many trekkers, from Urdukas you have the best View of Paiju Peak, the Trango towers, Uli Biaho towers lubsang Sphere rise above the glacier, dominating the horizon. Here we have the best opportunity of getting acclimatize ourselves by walking and getting trained and used to of rope, as we are going to be roped by climing up to the Ghondogro La Pass. Overnight in tents.
Day 11. Urdukas – Goro 11 - After breakfast trek to Goro (4200 M). Crossing the Baltoro we pass under Masherbrum Peak. Through - out the day there are incomparable views of Mustagh towers and of the peaks surrounding Concordia. 6-8 Hours. Overnight in tents.
Day 12. Goro – Concordia - After breakfast trek to Concordia. (6-7 Hrs, 4500 M). The Golden Gate to enter the mighty peaks. Concordia is the closest door to see the Nature. A long glacial walk to Concordia. The 360 degree view is incredible, K-2, Broad Peak, and Gasherbrum IV. Sia Kangri, Miter Peak, the Golden Throne and a number of other peaks. Overnight in tents.
Day 13. Concordia - After breakfast day excursion to K2 Base Camp. Overnight in tents.
Day 14. Concordia - Free day at Concordia to explore more and even have a great feeling of the Nature while having a great rest. Overnight in tents.
Day 15. Concordia – Goro - After breakfast trek back to Goro. Overnight in tents.
Day 16. Goro – Khuburse - After breakfast trek to Khuburse. Overnight in tents.
Day 17. Khuburse – Julla - After breakfast trek to Julla. Overnight in tents.
Day 18. Julla- Askloi - After breakfast trek to Jhula. Overnight in tents.
Day 19. Askoli – Skardu - After breakfast drive to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 20. Skardu – Islamabad - After breakfast transfer to airport and fly to Islamabad. Upon arrival transfer to the Hotel. OR In case flight does not operate, drive to Besham. NOTE:- Confirmation of flight to/from Skardu is subject to weather and provisional bookings. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 21. Islamabad - Morning de-briefing with Ministry of Tourism and PM at leisure. OR Drive to Islamabad & afternoon de-briefing with Ministry. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 22. Islamabad - After breakfast transfer to the airport.