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 outside 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.
As this trip is in grade moderate, during the trip have walk around 3-7 hrs on well- beaten trails, including short rests and lunch. Cross streams/rivers and travel on glacier. The only thing it requires is good physical fitness, some previous trekking experience and patience to overcome (in case of bad weather, miner health problems and unforeseen circumstance, for heart patients this trek is not recommended
Duration: 21 days from Islamabad to back Islamabad
Altitude: In the range of 5135m (Base Camp of K-2)
Suitable period: June to end of September
Day-01: Arrival to Islamabad airport and transfer to the hotel,
Day-02: Fly to Skardu or drive to Chilas on Karakorum Highway/ overnight at hotel
Day-03: Preparation of trek or drive to Skardu (7– 8 hrs) from Chilas/hotel
Day-04: Jeep drive 6–7 hrs to Askoli (3050m)/camp
Day-05: Trek 5–6 hrs to Jola (3200)/camp
Day-06: Trek to 5-6 hrs Pauju 3450m/camp
Day-07: Rest day at Pauju or optional to make excursion to Pauju Peak Base Camp
Day-08: 3-4hrs trek to Khubrace
Day-09: Trek 2-3hrs to Urdukas 4000m/camp
Day-10; Trek 6–7 hrs to Goro-II (4300m)/camp
Day-11: Trek 5–6 hrs to Concordia (4700m)/camp
Day-12: Excursion to K-2 Base Camp (5135m)
Day-13: Trek back to Goro I or II
Day-14: Trek to Udukas
Day-15: Trek to Pauju
Day-16: Trek to Jula
Day-17: Trek to Askoli
Day-18: Jeep drives (6–7 hrs) to Skardu/ hotel
Day-19: Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas, overnight at hotel
Day-20: Complete journey from Chilas to Islamabad/ also de-briefing
Day-21: Departure from Islamabad (drop to airport)