K2 Classic: The Valley of Mountain Gods
|Altitude:||Min: 600m - Max: 4650m|
|Best Time:||Mid May - End September|
From Skardu we drive to Askole, where our team of porters load up for the trek. On the first few stages we cross the snout of the Biafo Glacier, and negotiate the narrow trails above the Braldu River, before ascending the lateral moraine to the Baltoro Glacier. Ascending the glacier we gain unrivalled views of the Karakoram.
With the option of stopping at non-traditional campsites wherever possible, we move along the surrounding rock spires, granite towers. Occasionally on and off the Baltoro Glacier itself, we reach Concordia, from where we have the most spectacular view of some of the World's greatest giants like K2 (8616m), Broad Peak (8048m), Gasherbrum II (8035m), Gasherbrum IV (7925m), Chogolisa (7665m) and Golden Throne (7240m).
Baltoro Concordia Trek has been a highlight for trekkers, and has allowed thousands of the adventure lovers to enjoy the magnificence of the Karakoram. The route follows Braldu River up to Baltoro Glacier, a 65-km long highway of the ice
Day 01 Islamabad. Briefing with Ministry of
Day 02 Fly to Skardu or drive to Chilas in case of flight cancellation. Hotel.
Day 03 Free day at Skardu or drive from Chilas to Skardu. Hotel.
Day 04 Drive to Askole. Tent.
Day 05 Trek to Jhola. Tent.
Day 06 Trek to Paiyu. Tent.
Day 07 Free day. Tent.
Day 08 Trek to Khuburtze. Tent.
Day 09 Trek to Urdukas. Tent.
Day 10 Trek to Goro II. Tent.
Day 11 Trek to Concordia. Tent.
Day 12-13 Free day at Concordia. Tent.
Day 14 Trek backs to Beyonge. Tent.
Day 15 Trek to Khuburtze. Tent.
Day 16 Trek to Paiyu. Tent.
Day 17 Trek to Jhola. Tent.
Day 18 Trek to Askole. Tent.
Day 19 Drive to Skardu. Hotel.
Day 20 Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas in case of flight cancellation.
Day 21 Debriefing with Ministry of Tourism or complete road journey from Chilas to Islamabad.
Day 22 Fly Out.
Airport/road transfer in AC coach and four wheel drive jeep.
Hotel accommodation and meals.
All meals during trek.
Sleeping tents, mattresses, kitchen, toilet and mess tents with tables/stools.
Kitchen equipment, crockery, fuel and related camping gear.
Services of English speaking guide, cook, and low altitude porters.
12.5 kg of personal baggage during trek.
Porterage at airport and hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
Trekking fee (US$ 50 per person) and permit process.
Insurance of our field staff, porters/staff.
Safety rope and basic necessary gear.
Ice axe/crampon and local made down jackets can be hired if needed.
Services Not Included:
- International & domestic airfare and airport tax. Excess weight.
- Sleeping bags and personal nature clothing/equipment.
- Extras at hotels like drinks, laundry, phone calls.
- Insurance liability and other under force majeure conditions, medical aid, and helicopter rescue coverage etc.
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