This outstanding trek to K2 combines the classic approach walk along the Baltoro Glacier to Concordia with ample time to ascend the Godwin Austin Glacier to the K2 Base Camp. It is far and away the most popular trek in Pakistan, attracting large number of trekking groups as well as numerous climbing expeditions.
After assembling our team of porters and crew we cross the snout of the Biafo Glacier before ascending the exposed trails above the swirling waters of the Bradlu River. This is wilderness trekking at its finest, with huge rock faces including Trango Towers providing a spectacular backdrop.
Reaching the conjunction of the Godwin Austin Glacier, which descends from K-2 and Baltoro Glacier called “CONCORDIA 4700m”, lying in the heart of the most heavily glaciated region out side the Polar area and densest concentration of peaks on earth. You will appreciate the sheer scale of Golden Throne, Gasherbrum IV, Broad Peak, Chogolisa, Mitre Peak and K-2 (8611 meters), the second highest mountain in the world, an unrivalled concentration of peaks that define the inner Karakorum.
From our base at Concordia, which is apex of this trek, one can undertake an exhilarating excursion up the Godwin Austin Glacier to the K2 Base Camp (5135 meters). This enables to view the classic climbing routes on K2 and appreciate why it is one of the hardest 8000 meters peaks to climb.
Duration: 21 – 22 days
Altitude: In the range of 5135m
Season: June to end of September
Day-01: Arrival to Islamabad airport/hotel
Day-02: Fly to Skardu or drive to Chilas
Day-03: Skardu or Chilas to Skardu
Day-04: Jeep drive to Askoli (3050m)/camp
Day-05: Trek 5–6 hrs to Jula (3200)
Day-06: Trek to 5-6 hrs Pauju 3450m
Day-07: Rest day at Pauju
Day-08: Trek to Urdukas 4000m
Day-09: Trek to Goro-II (4300m)
Day-10: Trek to Concordia (4700m)
Day-11: Excursion to K-2 Base Camp (5135m)
Day-13: Trek back to Goro-I
Day–18: Jeep drives to Skardu/ hotel
Day-19: Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas
Day-20: De-briefing or continue to Islamabad
Day-21: Departure from Islamabad