K2 Base Camp Trek
Accessible from Skardu by road, the nearby Askole and Hushe are the main gateways to the snow-covered 8,000-metre
(26.000-foot) peaks including K2 the Gasherbrums. Broad Peak. and the Trango Towers. and to the huge glaciers of Baltoro.
Biafo and Trango. This makes Skardu the main tourist and mountaineering base in the area. which has led to the development
of a reasonably extensive tourist infrastructure including shops and hotels. The popularity of the region results in high prices,
especially during the main trekking season.
Numerous climbers regard this region as having some of the finest mountain scenery anywhere in the world. At Gondogoro
Pass. one overlooks to the northeast. Apart from dozens more, one can see the following famous peaks from the
pass:K2(Choghori) BroadPeak ,Masherbrum.Laila Peak,Gasherbrum l,Gasherbrum ll.Gasherbrum Ill,Gasherbrum IV.
Depart from your own destination, arriving Islamabad the next day and transfer to the hotel for a few hours'
sleep. After an early breakfast we return to the airport for the flight to Skardu. which usually departs mid-
morning, Given good weather this is perhaps the most spectacular commercial flight in the world. with
magnificent views of Nanga Parbat the ninth highest mountain in the world. The flight however will not
operate in poor weather. and you must be prepared for a wait in Islamabad if the flight is cancelled
In case of cancellation of flight (13-14 hrs) drive by coach to Chilas (480 km) on Karakoram Highway. Or Drive
to Chilas via the Babusar Pass 4173m. Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation Of 4.173 m (13,691
ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the
Kaghan Valley via the ThakNala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It's one of the famous hair pinned roads
in the world.
Complete road journey (10-11 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route has good view of Nanga Parbat (8125m) at
junction Of Indus River and the rapids and fall Of Indus River.
Full day for official formalities and final preparation Of Expedition at Skardu.
After a free day in Skardu, we travel by Jeep to Askole, the last village between us and K2 This journey takes
about 7 hours and is on very rough narrow tracks often blocked / damaged by landslides.
We set off early to avoid the heat of the day. We follow the Braldu river valley through green pastures and after
crossing the Biafo River we skirt around the base of the terminal moraines of the Glacier for lunch at Korophon.
Beyond here a new path has been cut through the cliffs making the walk to camp straightforward. 7 to 8 hours
We continue up the Braldo River. sometimes close to the raging water, sometimes taking a higher path used by
pack animals. If the weather is clear we get our first glimpse Of Broad Peak today. Despite the stories in Old
guide books and journals. much has been done in recent years to remove rubbish and human waste to leave a
much cleaner environment with well managed camps.7 to 8 hours walking.
An important resting day follows when the porters will prepare their food for the trek ahead. We will make a
side excursion to gain some altitude from where we can get superb views up the Baltoro Glacier.
Today we should get our first distant sight Of Broad Peak and the Gasherbrums. A shorter day Of walking up
the glacier to the campsite which is located on a grassy slope high above the Baltoro and commands one of
the most dramatic mountain views in the world. dominated by 'Nameless Tower'. 6-7hours walking.
We continue gently upwards. passing the Yermanandu glacier which flows down from Masherbrum (7821m).
while the Muztagh Tower pierces the sky on the north side. At the head of the glacier Gasherbrum 4 looms
large. Tonight we camp on the glacier. 6-7 hours walking.
A shorter day takes us on up to 'Concordia'. where we spend 1 night with a day's rest to aid acclimatization.
Here we are at the junction of the Baltoro, the Goodwin Austen and the Broad Peak glaciers. Within sight to the
north and east are four of the world's 8000m peaks, and a further 37 peaks in excess of 6500m! Where else in
the world would a mountain lover dream to be? S to 6 hours walking.
We continue up to the K2 base camp. passing Broad Peak camp on the way. 5 to 6 hours walking.
Today our camp staff establish our camp place for our expedition party. while their activities we explore K2
memorial and advance base camp for lasting life memory of great K2.
After early breakfast we say goodbye to our expedition team for their successful climbing and trek return to
We continue on down the Baltoro Glaicer. passing a camp at Urdukas as we already slept a night in the
begging. instead of our stays at Urdukas we continue trek to Khobursay which may take 2hrs more from
Urdukas camping, our night sent in Khobursay all meal served by team Summit Karakoram.
Today our resume trek start from Khobursay to Bardumal, within 3hrs trek back us Paju camp. where we
already had two nights in the first. we trek continue more 3hrs to reach Bardumal where we stay overnight
We trek down from Bardumal - Askoli village 3050m where our office staff welcome you and encourage you for
your successful ascent Of K2 Base camp and Balotro trekking with team Summit Karakoram, overnight in camp
with delighted foods and fruits will fulfill your losing energy having on the beautiful adventure trip.
After refreshing and breakfast we left our low altitude porters with small tipping. They have done meaningful
job for our adventure trip. without their support we unable to success! drive by 4x4 Jeep Toyotas to reach
Skardu city. which usually take 6hrs include our lunch break.
Transfer to airport for flight to Islamabad if the flight operates otherwise drive (9 hours) to Chilas along the
Karakorum Highway. Meals and overnight at hotel.
Free day in Islamabad or drive to Islamabad from Chilas for 12 hours.
Transfer to Islamabad international airport and onward to your own destination.