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K2 Circular: Pilgrimage to High Heavens

Range:   Karakoram
Altitude:   Min: 600m - Max: 5650m
Zone:   Permitted
Duration:   22 Days
Best Time:   June - End September

The opening of the 5650m high Gondogoro LA adds a new dimension to the magnificent K2 Trek, making it possible to return via beautiful Hushe Valley.

Given a little luck with weather the view from this pass is just incomparable, anywhere in the world. From no other place on earth can one see such incredible views of K2 (8616m) the second highest peak in the world, and world's most beautiful high pyramid, Broad Peak (8048m), Gasherbrum I (8068m),  Gasherbrum II (8035m), Chogolisa (7665m), Golden Throne (7240m) and the entire upper Baltoro Massif.

This trek requires a good degree of physical fitness, as the variable weather conditions make the crossing of pass quite challenging, but more rewarding too. It is recommended that the trek may be started from, Askole as group can reach up to Concordia being able to see major Baltoro Peaks and, return the same route in case of extreme snow conditions and unkind weather situations. We also recommend that the members should take crampons and ice axe.

Trip Itinerary:

Day 01 Islamabad. Briefing with Ministry of Tourism. Hotel.
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 at Paiyu. 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 Free day at Concordia. Tent.
Day 13 Trek to Vigne Glacier. Tent.
Day 14 Trek to Gondogoro-La/Khuspang. Tent.
Day 15 Day free for optional climb of Gondogoro Peak. Tent.
Day 16 Trek to Dalzampa. Tent.
Day 17 Trek to Shaieshcho. Tent.
Day 18 Trek to Hushe
. Tent.
Day 19 Drive to Skardu. Hotel.
Day 20 Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas in case of flight cancellation. Hotel.
Day 21 Debriefing with Ministry of Tourism or complete road journey from Chilas to Islamabad.
Day 22 Fly Out.

Services Included:

  • 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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