The Baltoro Glacier, K-2 Gondogoro La trek gives one of the greatest and loveliest mountain panoramas on earth. In a small area there are four peaks above 8000 meters are nestled beside hundreds of peaks of varying altitude and beauty. The scenery here truly cannot be matched anywhere else in the world. By a spectacular flight or drive along the KKH from Islamabad we will reach Skardu from where a seven hours jeep drive takes to Askoli for two weeks onward trek over the panoramic Gondogoro La (5550m) to Hushe village.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Islamabad, Pakistan|
|DURATION:||20 Days & 19 Nights|
|DEPARTURE / RETURN DATE (Islamabad)||July 23, 2021 / August 11, 2021|
Departure/Return Location: Islamabad
Duration: 20 Days for Pakistani
Camping Night: 13 Days
Hotel Nights: 04 days for Pakistani
Maximum Altitude: 5700 meters
Trek Status: Strenuous
Trek zone: Restricted
Location: Karakoram Range
Departure Date: 23 July 2021
Return Date: 11 August 2021
TREK PRICE / CHARGES
Price for Foreigners: 2000USD
Price for Pakistani Nationals: PKR. 160,000/-
DAY 01 – July 23, 2021:
DEPARTURE FROM ISLAMABAD
Meetup and departure from Islamabad at night 10:00 PM to Skardu.
DAY 02 – July 24, 2021:
DAY 03 – July 25, 2021
SKARDU (HOTEL) FREE DAY
DAY 04 – July 26, 2021:
SKARDU -TO- ASKOLE (CAMP)
Embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole – The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers. Highest in the region, the stone & timber abodes contain dark & narrow stairwells riven by gloomy, unlit alleys cluster within the embrace of the fertile terraces. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Distance 96 Km, Drive 07-08 Hrs. Altitude 3050 M.
Note:-The road to Askole comes undergoing rapid erosion and gets closed quite often. If unable to jeep, the group will disembark & walk to Askole on the same day or camp for overnight (subject to distance).
DAY 05 – July 27, 2021:
ASKOLE -TO- KOROPHONE TO JHULA (CAMP)
Today we leave the last inhabited village. For the remaining portion of our journey we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipment and sustain our expedition. After scrambling over a ridge we come across what legend says an old polo field. Passing through a rock gap we cross the Biafo glacier and camp beside it’s snout at korophone. The Biafo Glacier is a huge river of ice 63 Km long which descends from the central peaks of the Karakoram & flows east into the Braldu Valley at a point about 10 Kms east of Askole. After lunch at Korofong Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jhula, (Jhula means wire Rope Bridge sported by a wooden basket), now a wooden bridge is made cross it & camp beside a torrent facing the Bakhordas.
Walk: 03-04 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 3150 M
DAY 06 – July 28, 2021:
JHULA -TO- PAIJU (CAMP)
Resume trek along the Braldu River to a green Oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6611 M. Paiju – is a Balti word which means “SALT”. Since there are some rock salt deposits at the base of this peak, the locals believe that the snow on the summit of Paiju Peak is not snow but a huge deposit of salt which drips down to the base. From this camp we have the first views of the impressive Baltoro Glacier. Overnight in tents.
Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 3480 M.
DAY 07 – July 29, 2021:
PAIJU – Rest Day (CAMP)
DAY 08 – July 30, 2021:
PAIJU -TO- URDUKAS (CAMP)
Begin trek after an early breakfast. Traverse the junction of Paiju – Baltoro Glaciers through crevasses & lunch below Liligo, the traditional camp under the muddy cliffs with fine views of rock spires. Cross the Khuburse torrent early morning and ramble over two glacier moraines to reach the grassy slopes of Urdukas offering splendid views of the Trango, Uli Biaho & Bial Groups. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 06-07 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4130 M
DAY 09 – July 31, 2021:
URDUKAS -TO- GOROII (CAMP)
A long walk on the icy Baltoro Glacier. Traverse the Yermanandu Glacier which flows down from Masherbrum & joins the Baltoro. Magnificent views of Muztagh, Mitre & Gasherbrum IV. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 06-07 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4500 M.
DAY 10 – August 01, 2021:
GORO TO CONCORDIA (CAMP)
After an early breakfast, resume a long walk on the Baltoro Glacier to a point called Concordia – a huge junction of Baltoro, Abruzzi & Godwin Austin Glaciers at 4000 meters. Within a short radius of 15 Kilometers, stand 41 peaks over 6500 meters. Including 04 peaks above 8000 M. The 360 view offers a panorama of peaks nowhere to be found on this Earth. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 05 – 06 hrs, Grade: strenuous, Altitude: 4720 M.
DAY 11 – August 02, 2021:
CONCORDIA REST DAY (CAMP)
Members are free to explore K2 base (A day trip 4 hrs up 3 hrs down) after an early breakfast, resume your walk to K2 Base Camp. Overnight in tents at Concordia. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 07 hrs, Grade: strenuous, Altitude: 4650 M.
DAY 12 – August 03, 2021:
ALI CAMP FOR GONGORO LA TO HUSHEY (CAMP)
After an early breakfast leave the Concordia and we will cross several side glaciers to reach our right path. After 2 hours we will reach Vigne glacier, it is also possible to walk on the Vigne glacier which is fairly easy then walking on the stony bath on the right side of the glacier but it depend on the snow condition.
Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
DAY 13 – August 04, 2021:
ALI CAMP – CROSS GONDOGORO PASS- KHUSPANG (CAMP)
A very early start as early as 2 or 3 O’clock in the morning to cross the Gondogoro la to reach Khuspang.
The basic theme behind the early walk to reach the top of the Gondogoro Pass 5700 metres is that in the morning snow will be soft and you will not get tired quickly as the sun is not strong, but as sun get strong snow get soft, snow going to be melt and bring water and stones, also the chance of ice falls or avalanches.
Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 10 – 11 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 5700 M
DAY 14 – August 05, 2021:
KHUSPANG REST DAY (CAMP)
Incase of bad weather this day will be use to make another attempt.
DAY 15 – August 06, 2021:
KHUSPANG -TO- DALSANGPA (CAMP)
After a couple of minutes of easy walk we will comes onto the glacier. You pick your way across moving boulders and ice, finally crossing the glacier up to the camping site to reach Dalsangpa, meaning ‘field of flowers’, lives up to its name. It is a beautiful campsite at about 4,150 metres, set between two lakes, with Masherbrum Mountain and the white glacier cascading down from Masherbrum Pass reflected in the still water.
Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4150 M.
DAY 16 – August 07, 2021:
DALSANGPA -TO- SHAICHO (CAMP)
Resume trek along the path, Keep yourself on the left side of the lateral moraine, crossing several side streams. The next hour is an unpleasant scramble along the stony, sliding glacier edge, with huge boulders poised above, ready to fall.
Continue your trek along the path goes down hill to the summer settlement called Shaicho, a large shepherd’s settlement with its won mosque, now here you can find a hotel and mountaineering equipment shop. This is the traditional camp among the forest of juniper, cedar and willow trees with giant bushes of wild roses and a good water supply. After a short break continue your walk along the Hushey river on a easy path. Upon arrival camp near the fields in Hushey village. Overnight in tents all meals served by camp staff. Walk: 06 – 07 hrs, Grade: Easy, Altitude: M,
DAY 17 – August 08, 2021:
SHAICHO TO HUSHEY
DAY 18 – August 09, 2021:
HUSHEY -TO- SKARDU (HOTEL)
DAY 19 – August 10, 2021:
SKARDU – ISLAMABAD: (HOTEL)
DAY 20 – August 11, 2021
– Thoraya phone during trekking (call charges not included).
– Generator Services during Trek for lighting and charging.
– All meals during trekking.
Best Tourist class hotels accommodation in Skardu.
– Camping, cleaning and related gear
Sleeping tents, mattresses, kitchen tents.
– Services of expert cook and low altitude porters.
– 12 kg of personal baggage during trek.
– Trekking fee+ entry fees (US$ 150) per person).
– Insurance of crew; i.e. Cook, porters/staff.
– All transport involved in the itinerary
– Road tolls.
– Basic first aid kit.
– Kitchen equipment & Related items
– Bridge taxes.
– LA crossing charges, permit & trek fees
Cost does not included:
x- Excess weight.
x- Personal Sleeping bags.
x- Extras at hotels like bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls
x- Insurance liability and other under force majeure Conditions, medical aid and helicopter rescue Coverage of members etc.
x- sleeping bags/gloves and down, jackets,
x- Travel Insurance of member.
x- Jeep rent for local excursions in skardu
x- Any other services not mentioned above
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