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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.

 

DAY 01

Arrive Islamabad, transfer to hotel & sight seen in Islamabad

MEETING ON ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL

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 & BRIEFING AT TOURISM OFFICE

DAY 05

SKARDU – ASKOLE

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

DAY 06

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. 

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 C0NCORDIA 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 & De Briefing at Tourism Office
ARRIVE AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL
DINNER & OVERNIGHT 

DAY 18

SKARDU – HUNZA KARIMABAD – 335 KMS 8/9 HRS 

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

MEALS & OVERNIGHT

DAY 23

ISLAMABAD – OUT

IN TIME TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR FLIGHT BACK 
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