• One of the world`s top 5 trekking adventures
  • Walking in Concordia and the Baltoro Glacier
  • Views of 8,000m peaks
  • Views of Glaciers
  • Indus, Panmah and Braldu rivers


K2 lies in the heart of the Karakoram Range and is visible from Concordia. This magnificent pyramid stands at the top of the Godwin Austin Glacier, which joins with a second glacier at Concordia to create the powerful Baltoro Glacier. The journey to K2 base camp, the second-highest mountain in the world, begins with a domestic flight (Weather permitting) to Skardu from Islamabad; otherwise, we will travel by road. Following an overnight stay in Skardu, we will continue our journey by jeeps as far as the road remains traversable towards Askoli. Askoli is located at 3300 m. and is the last village before reaching the K2 base camp.

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Islamabad

    You will be met by a representative of Snowland treks and tours and will be transferred to the Designated Hotel.

  • Day 2 - Fly to Skardu or Drive to Chilllas

    a) Weather permitting, we take a spectacular flight to the high mountain region of Baltistan in the north east. On a clear day we should be able to see Nanga Parbat (8124m) and K2 (8611m) towering above all other mountains. (It is quite possible adverse weather in Islamabad or Skardu may affect our flight plans and make it necessary to drive by the Karakoram Highway to Skardu, a journey of approx two days).
    b) In case of cancellation of flight drive 10-12hrs by air conditioned coach/car to Chilas (480km) on the Karakoram highway.

  • Day 3 - Drive to Skardu from Chillas / Rest Day

    a) Overnight Hotel in Skardu. Preparations for our trek and depending on our time of arrival into Skardu, there may be time to visit the town and possibly an excursion to Kachura Lake situated at the edge of the valley. Skardu is the regional capital of Baltistan, lying at the edge of a broad floodplain that is the confluence of the Shyok, Indus and Basha Rivers.
    b) If we are driving the road journey today will be 7-8 hrs to Skardu (275km). On route are spectacular views of Nanga Parbat (8125m).

  • Day 4 - Drive to Askoli

    Jeep drive. It takes about six hours to drive from Skardu to Askoli or near Askoli. The drive through the Braldu Gorge is guaranteed to knock your socks off.

  • Day 5 - Trek to Jola

    On the day of our first hike we will pass through the confluence of the Braldu and Dumordo Rivers where the infamous flying fox or 'jola' is located. It is still there, however a bridge has now been built making the passage much easier by jeep. In past years it was necessary to make a high traverse across a rocky face and descend steeply to the riverside of the Dumordo to gain the flying fox. There is now a safe and pleasant pathway above the river. It is this valley, fed by the Panmah Glacier that was once a passage between Baltistan and Yarkhand across the West Mustagh Pass (5370m) into China. Once across, we descend beside the river to the Braldu and then follow along its banks to our camp.

  • Day 6 - Trek to Paiyu

    The route is mainly at riverside throughout the day, switching up and down somewhat according to the level of erosion and water levels of the Braldu. The Masherbrum Group may be glimpsed to our right via the Xiangang Valley. The range is a vast array of peaks that extend almost the full length of the southern side of Baltoro. Walking conditions are hot and dry and care must be taken to prevent sunburn, especially when most members will have come from a southern winter! As we approach camp several small glacially fed rivulets flow down from the north and the first peaks of the Trango and Uli Biaho group appear on the distant ridgeline. The vast snout of the Baltoro glacier, the fourth longest in Pakistan, is also visible but it's hard to gather a sense of scale from here.

  • Day 7 - Paiyu - Rest Day

    Rest day. Wash up, relax, read, climb on a steep ridge behind the camp, sing and dance with the porters! Depending upon the size of the party, goats or a goat will be sacrificed and meat will be distributed to the porters as a form of thanksgiving and to bring us good luck on our next day’s walk on the Baltoro.

  • Day 8 - Trek to Kurbutse

    Trek on Baltoro Glacier. Six to eight hours of walking. A tough day as we climb on the rocky moraines of the Baltoro, but the sight of Baltoro pinnacles and Paiyu Peak is astounding! An earlier alternative campsite is Liligo, but there is no water there. We will cross some gushing streams on the way.

  • Day 9 - Trek to Urdukus

    A short 4 hour plus walk on the rocky moraines and ablation valley of the Baltoro. We will cross couple of icy side glaciers on the way and may have our first sight of Broad Peak and the Gasherbrums. The historical campsite is located on a grassy slope high above the Baltoro and commands one of the most intense mountain views in this world. The campsite was prepared by the Duke of Abruzzi in the beginning of this century.

  • Day 10 - To GORO II

    This is a tough day’s walk on the undulating Baltoro. However, the footing becomes easy as the rocks become smaller and smaller as we move up the Baltoro. It takes about 7 hours to get to Goro II. We walk right smack up the center moraine of the Baltoro. As Masherbrum emerges on the right, it takes our breath away and so does Gasherbrum IV right in front of us. Goro is a cold campsite! It has a great view of the Muztagh Tower.

  • Day 11 - Trek into Concordia

    A special day today as we trek into Concordia and enjoy our first views of K2 (weather permitting!). This location must be considered one of the world's most spectacular camps as it is totally surrounded by stunning peaks. As we leave Goro II, the Biange Glacier to the north provides a superb view up to Mustagh Tower (7284m), one of the most difficult mountains in the Karakoram to climb. The trail continues along fairly easy rolling slopes of moraine marked by cairns and then passes among ice towers or seracs as we approach the colliding glaciers at Concordia. Mitre Peak (6030m) rises to our right, with Golden Throne (Baltoro Kangri) (7312m) beside it, while the Gasherbrum Group is directly before us. The expanse of Broad Peak (8050m) is to the left and finally K2 (8611m) looms above the ridge towering over the Godwin Austen Glacier twelve kilometres away.

  • Day 12 - Trek to K2 base camp

    Our schedule is somewhat flexible according to the prevailing weather conditions and group preference. One of our objectives is to visit K2 Base Camp (approx 5150m) and the Gilkey Memorial, a spectacular full day trip from camp.The most exciting day of this trek as you walk past Broad peak and get nearer to K-2 and arrive at the strip which is the most popular camping area for nearly all the expeditions to K-2. Here some of the top climbers of the world can be seen busy in preparations for the challenges ahead.

  • Day 13 - Hike to GORO II

    We begin the return trek descending first to Goro II where we have magnificent views of the surrounding granite spires and towers.

  • Day 14 - Trek to Urdukus

    We continue our descent of the Baltoro glacier, today reaching as far as Urdukas where we make camp off the glacier for the first time in several days.

  • Day 15 - Trek to Paiyu

    Crossing the Baltoro to its north side beneath the towers of Uli Biaho we finally climb down its snout to reach a good trail back to the spring oasis of Paiyu.

  • Day 16 - Trek to Jola

    Following the Braldu River downstream, we make the detour into the Panma Valley to the bridge across its tributary to reach Jhola or Korofon

  • Day 17 - Trek to Askoli

    The final day of trekking to the village of Askole. Here we say goodbye to our porters who will return to their villages.

  • Day 18 - Drive to Skardu

    Making an early start we drive to Skardu through the relatively verdant Shigar Valley. We check into the Hotel and the afternoon is free for sightseeing

  • Day 19 - Fly to Islamabad or Drive to Chillas

    a) Weather permitting we will fly to Islamabad today, on arrival transfer to the Hotel.
    b) In case of flight cancellation it is necessary to drive to Chilas and overnight in Chilas.

  • Day 20 - Cushion Day

    Extra 'cushion' day! *Note: Day 20 will be used as a 'cushion' day in case of delays in travel due to weather, route change, health, acclimatization issues during the trek, etc.

  • Day 21 - Trip concludes in Islamabad

    After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight

  • Visa invitation letter and supporting documents
  • Accommodation: Tourist Class hotel accommodation in Pakistan on twin sharing basis
  • Camp accommodation: Dome tents on twin sharing basis
  • Equipment: All necessary trekking and camping equipment such as mess/kitchen tents, mattresses, and cooking gear
  • Group Gear: Shared equipment for the group, such as ropes and communal gear.
  • Meals: Full-board meals during the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Snacks including dry fruits and tea/coffee during the trek/Camping
  • Trekking permit and Waste Management Fee
  • Experienced Government Licensed trekking guide
  • Trek Support Staff: Cook, Assistants and Porters
  • Travel insurance of Trek Crew: Guide, Cook, Assistants and porters
  • 14 Kg baggage allowance during trekking
  • All Camping and bridge crossing fees
  • Satellite phone for emergencies
  • Storage service for baggage in Skardu & Islamabad (for leaving a bag behind in Islamabad/Skardu before going on the trek)
  • Free refills of boiled drinking water on the trek
  • Medical Kit: Basic medical supplies and a first aid kit.
  • All road and airport transfers
  • Travel Insurance: Personal travel insurance, covering medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen events.
  • Pakistan visa fee (All supporting documents will be provided)
  • Personal equipment (e.g. trekking shoes, down jacket, walking sticks etc)
  • Extra nights in Islamabad (hotel check in/out is 12pm) - additional USD 50 per night
  • Additional trek weight/baggage: USD 10 per kg
  • Early Windup/Return Costs (e.g. early return from trek due to any reason)
  • Costs due to Force Majure (e.g. earthquake, landslide, floods, etc)
  • Tips/gratuities for guides, porters, staff etc
  • Miscellaneous (minibar, bottled water, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc)
  • Lunch and Dinners during your time in hotels (Islamabad, Chilas and Skardu)
  • Single Supplement

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