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K-2 GONDHOGORO TREK

K-2 Gondogoro la trek gives one of the greatest and loveliest mountain panorama on earth. In a small are there are four peaks above 8000  meters are nestled beside hundreds of peaks of varying altitude and beauty. The scenery here truly cannot be matched anywhere else in the world. By a spectacular flight or drivealong the KKH from Islamabad we will reach Skardu from where a seven hours jeep drive takes to Askoli for two weeks onward trek over the panoramic Gondogoro La (5550m) to Hushe village. Optional rest days at Concordia, the meeting point of Baltoro, Goodwin Austin and Vigin Glaciers, willtake us in close contact to great peaks including K-2, Broad Peak Gasherbrum II & I.The climax of the trek is the crossing of the Gondogoro La to enter the Hushe valley to take the return road journey to Islamabad. With the  logistic support of Balti porters the trek becomes a mixture of nature and cultural splendors.For a magical experience let experience this trek.

   

ITINERARY:

DAY 01                    ARRIVE ISLAMABAD

                               
 MEETING ON ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL
                                 BRIEFING AT MINISTRY OF TOURISM

  DAY 02                 ISLAMABAD - CHILAS        - 485 KMS      12 HRS  
              
                               
DRIVE TO CHILAS
                                LUNCH STOP EN ROUTE AT BESHAM

 

DAY 03                   CHILAS  - SKARDU                           - 230 KMS             7/8 HRS

                              
  DRIVE TO SKARDU
                                  LUNCH EN ROUTE

DAY 04                  SITE SEEN IN SKARDU       

DAY 05                  SKARDU - ASKOLE

                              
DRIVE TO ASKOLE BY 4 X 4 JEEPS
                               ARRIVE AND TRANSFER TO YOUR CAMP SITE
                               MEALS & OVERNIGHT IN TENTS
                             
                             
TREK TO CONCORDIA

                             
TREK OVER BALTORO GLACIER TO CONCORDIA
                              OVERNIGHT IN TENTS          

DAY 06                 ASKOLE-JULA     5/6 HRS WALK   

                              TREK TO JULA
                              ARRIVE JULA IN 7/8 HOURS
                              OVERNIGHT IN CAMP
                              MEALS & OVERNIGHT IN TENTS

DAY 07                 JULA -  PAIJU      6/7 HRS WALK                

 

 AT THE BASE OF BALTORO GLACIER, PAIJU MEANS SALT IN BALTILANGUAGE. A GRADUAL ASCENDS, BUT PREVIOUS TWO DAYS WOULD  MAKE YOU WELL PREPARED FOR ALL SORT OF MOUNTAINOUS WALK. DURING THE DAY YOU WILL BE SEEING THE SNORT OF THE BALTORO  GLACIER AND YOUR FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE PERFECT PYRAMID OF K-2.YOU WILL CAMP HIGHER UP, AWAY FROM THE STEAM ON A FLAT  PLATFORM WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS. THE SHORT DAY WILL GIVE OUR  PORTERS A CHANCE TO COOK BREAD FOR REST OF THEIR DAYS ON GLACIER.

   MEALS & OVERNIGHT IN TENTS

 

 DAY 08                PAIJU

                          
   REST DAY AT PAIJU
                              OVERNIGHT IN CAMP
                              MEALS & OVERNIGHT IN TENTS

DAY 09                PAIJU-URDUKAS                 8/9 HRS - ALT 4200 MTS

                          
AFTER WALKING FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS YOU WILL REACH THE  SNORT OF BALTORO GLACIER. A STEADY CLIMB OF THREE HOURS ON BOULDERS AND GLACIER WILL BRING YOU TO THE TOP OF A VAST WASTELAND WITH ALL 60 KMS OF BALTORO COVERED WITH MUD AND BOULDERS. ACROSS THE GLACIER ARE THE VERTICAL GRANITE WALLS OF PAIJU PEAK, TRANGO TOWERS AND NAMELESS TOWER

COMPARATIVELY EASY WALK. MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OF PAIJU,  CHORICHO, ULI BIAHO, TRANGO TOWERS, CATHEDRAL AND BIALE.PROBABLY THE BEST CAMPING SITE ON OUR ROUTE.
MEALS & OVERNIGHT IN TENTS

DAY 10                   URDUKAS - GORE II                            6/7 HRS - ALT 4500 MTS

                               
TODAY WALK WILL BE REWARDED BY VIEWS OF MASHABRUM, 7821 MTS,  GASHERBRUM IV 7929 MTS AND GASHERBRUM II 8035 MTS. MOST OFTHE WALK ON RUBBLES AND STONES.

                                  MEALS & OVERNIGHT IN TENTS

DAY 11                   GORE II - CONCORDIA        5/6 HRS - ALT 4700 MTS

                                A COMPARATIVELY EASY WALK ON GLACIER

DAY 12                 BASE CAMP EXCURSION

                             
YOU CAN VISIT K-2 & BROAD PEAK BASE CAMP
                              BACK TO CONCORDIA
                              MEALS & OVERNIGHT IN TENTS

DAY 13                   CONCORDIA ALI CAMP  4/5 HRS
                               
AS  YOU LEAVE CNCORDIA FOR ALI CAMP YOU WILL
                               
HAVE   TREMENDOUS VIEWS OF GASHERBRUM  I & 
                               
II.AFTER    A FURTHER WALK OF TWO     A FURTHER
                               
WALK OF TWO HOURS YOU CAN SEE ALMOST FULL VIEW
                               OF K-2 ON YUR  BACK. ALI CAMP IS AT THE FOOT OF
                              
GONDOGORO PASS.
      
                           

                                               

 

DAY 14                   ALI CAMP GONDOGORO PASS KHUSPAN 8/9 HRS

WE START OUR QUEST FOR THE PASS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO GET THE BENEFIT OF HARD ICE COMPARED TO SLIPRY WET CONDITIONS OF THE DAY  WHEN  SUN IS SHINING. USUALLY WE HAVE OUR SUNRISE AT THE TOP OF THE PASS. STEADY LEGS AND STEMINA ARE THE ONLY REQUIREENTS. A PAIR OF CRAMPONS HELP IN SNOW AND ICE CONDITIONS BUT IS NOT MENDATORY. ROPE IS FIXED ON THE LAST 150 M OF THE CLIMB. SIMILARLY ON THE OTHER SIDE WE PUT FIXED ROPE FOR EAISY AND SAFE DECEND. THE TREK TO THE BASE OF THE PASS ON THE OTHER SIDE TAKES 4 HOURS.

REST OF THE DAY AT LEASURE
MEALS & OVERNIGHT IN TENT

DAY 15                   KHUSPAN SAICHO 5/6 HRS

DECENDING IN TO HUSHE VALLEY
MEALS & OVERNIGHT IN TENT

DAY 16                   SAICHO HUSHE MACHULO  3/4HRS WALK

                                CONTINUE ON YOUR WALK TO THE HUSHE VILLAGE
                                LATER CONTINUE TO MACHULO BY 4 X 4 JEEPS
                                MEALS & OVERNIGHT IN FELIX GUEST HOUSE

DAY 17                   MACHULO - SKARDU

                                DRIVE BACK TO SKARDU
                                ARRIVE AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL
                                DINNER & OVERNIGHT

DAY 18                   SKARDU HUNZA KARIMABAD 335 KMS 8/9 HRS DRIVE

DRIVE TO HUNZA KARIMABAD
                EN ROUTE STOP FOR LUNCH AND PHOTOGRAPHY
                ARRIVE HUNZA IN LATE EVENING
               TRASFER TO HOTEL
               MEALS & OVERNIGHT

DAY 19                   HUNZA

                                MORNING VISIT BALTIT & ALTIT FORT
                                AFTERNOON FREE AT LEISURE
                                MEALS AND OVERNIGHT IN HOTEL
                        
DAY 20                   HUNZA CHILAS 245 KMS 6/7 HRS DRIVE

                                AFTER BREAKFAST DRIVE TO CHILAS
                                EN ROUTE STOP FOR LUNCH AND PHOTOGRAPHY
                                RRIVE CHILAS AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL
                                MEALS & OVERNIGHT

DAY 21                   CHILAS ISLAMABAD 485 KMS 12/13 HRS DRIVE

                                DRIVE TO ISLAMABAD FOLLOWING THE RIVER INDUS
                                EN ROUTE STOP FOR LUNCH IN BESHAM
                                LATER CONTINUE TO ISLAMABAD
                               ARRIVE ISLAMABAD IN LATE EVENING
                               MEALS & OVERNIGHT

DAY 22                  ISLAMABAD

                               MORNING DE-BRIEFING IN MINISTRY OF TOURISM
                               AFTERNOON SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF THE TWIN CITIES
                              DRIVE PASS THROUGH GOVERNMNET BUILDINGS 
                              ALSO VISIT COLORFUL BAZARS OF THE OLD CITY OF

                       RAWALPINDI
                              MEALS & OVERNIGHT

DAY 23                 ISLAMABAD OUT
                            
IN TIME TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR FLIGHT BACK
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