K2 I Chogori I QiaoGeLi 乔戈里峰 I Godwin Austin K2 Base Camp Trek
21Nights / 22Days
Trek Itinerary/Here you go:
Day 01: Islamabad Arrival
This is the first day of K2 Base Camp Trek After arrival at Islamabad International Airport our tour guide will assist you to transfer to hotel. Islamabad local tour. Islamabad is the beautiful modern city of Pakistan. Trekkers can’t wait to fly to skardu to start k2 BC trek, because this is the only trek that attracts more than any other trek attracts and most of the domestic and foreign trekkers jump for this trek. (No meals).
Day 02: Islamabad – Chilas
It will be a full day travel on the Karakoram Highway; will take about 9 -10 hours to reach Chilas. Chilas was on the ancient caravan track over the Babusar Pass into India and on the Indus trail of Besham, and many rock engravings/impressions were left by travelers in this area. Chilas is standing under the shadow of world famous Killer Mountain Nanga Parbat. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.
Day 03: Chilas – Skardu
It will be a full day travel on the Karakuram Highway & Skardu road will take about 8-9 hours to reach Skardu. The drive to Skardu leads one through a varied landscape, River Gorge, Desert and views of mountains such as Nanga Parbat and Haramosh. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.
Day 04: Skardu – Askoli (10,800 ft / 3,300 m)
K2 Base Camp Trek starts from here, 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.
Day 05: Askoli – Julla (10,636 ft / 3,250 m)
Trek to Julla. This is the most exhausting trek, it is exhausting because it is long day trek on sand, stones and mountain. After crossing Biafo Bridge we shall proceed towards Korofong, where we shall have lunch and continue to Julla. We shall reach Julla in 6~7 hours from Askoli on a nice made trail. 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.
Day 06: Julla – Bardumal (10,800 ft / 3,300 m)
Trek to Bardumal. This stage is skippable, if you don’t want to stay a night at bardumal direct continue trek to paiju after having lunch here. We will proceed to Bardumal in nice early morning. Julla to Bardumal 5-6 hrs trek. Here the trail is comparatively easy, with irregular bare mess up across the rock. The altitude is about 3,300 meters.
Day 07: Bardumal – Paiju (11,782 ft / 3,600 m)
Bardumal to Paiju 4-5 hrs trek. Paiju means salt in Balti language. 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. This is the best place of K2 Base Camp Trek.
Day 08: Paiju (11,782 ft / 3,600 m)
A full rest day in Paiju for porters where they cook (Khurba) Bread for the coming days on the Glacier. An optional familiarization trip can be arranged for the interested clients up to 4000 meters on Paiju peak.
Day 09: Paiju – Khuburse (13,000ft / 3,970 m)
A short walk from Paiju camp we climb up on to the famous baltoro glacier. From this camp onwards we are on glacier totally. The porters are very experienced and they pick the way by themselves, inaddition to this the porters are the best strong people who make our trek more convenient. 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.
Day 10: Khuburse – Urdukas (3,970 m / 4,000m)
(Khuburse to Urdukas is 4-5hrs trek. This is the shortest day of K2 Base Camp Trek, Along the side of Baltoro glacier we climb up towards Urdukas which is itself a lush Green Area with lot of flowers and huge bolders. 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. 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.
Day 11: Urdukas – Goro (13,745 ft / 4,200 m)
Trek to Goro. This is also the longest day of our trek. Because the rocks on the glacier makes it difficult to trek upto goro. Urdukas to Goro is 6-8 hrs trek. Crossing the Baltoro we pass under Masherbrum Peak. Throughout the day there are incomparable views of Mustagh towers and of the peaks surrounding Concordia.
Day 12: Goro – Concordia (14,730 ft / 4,500 m)
Goro to Concordia is 6-7 hrs trek. 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.
Day 13: Day excursion Concordia (14,730 ft / 4,500 m)
Hike to k2 base camp via broad peak base camp.
Day 14: Free Day at Concordia
After K2 Base Camp Trek because your are tired, today is Free day at Concordia to explore more and have a great feeling of the Nature while having a great rest.
Day 15 – 19: Trek Back to Skardu
Day 20: Skardu – Islamabad
K2 Base Camp Trek came to an end now After breakfast transfer to Skardu airport for flight to Islamabad by PK-452 (Subject to weather flight). OR PM at leisure in Islamabad/Rawalpindi. Overnight at the hotel.
(Incase of flight cancellation drive to Besham via Karakuram Highway, upon arrival transfer to the Hotel).
NOTE:- Confirmation of flight to/from Skardu is subject to weather on provisional bookings and confirmation of seat is expected one day before. Confirmation depends on previous backlog.
Day 21: Islamabad
Afternoon at leisure.
Day 22: Islamabad Departure
Transfer to Islamabad International Airport for your home bound flight.