Published: June 24th 2012June 18th 2012 TREKKING ITINERARY 21 days BALTORO GLACIER UPTO K-2 BASE CAMP VIA GHONDOGORO LA TO HUSHEY
Unforgetable trek up to K2 concordia
Day 01. RAWALPINDI
Arrival Islamabad airport, transfer to hotel. At night time visit to Islamabad Market. Overnight in hotel.
Day 02. RAWALPINDI – SKARDU/Chilas
In the morning 08:00 am Transfer to the Airport for flight to Skardu, it will take 45 minutes from Islamabad. Skardu is the Capital of Baltistan and gateway to the Karakoram at an altitude of 2290mts. The flight itself is a memorable experience as it passes over one of the most mountainous areas of the world. If the flight does not operate, due to bad weather, we will go to Skardu by road, drive on the famous Karakoram Highway which follows the River Indus for the most of time. The drive is no less memorable than the flight and takes 12 hours from Rawalpindi to Chilas and over night at Chilas Inn.
Day 03. CHILAS - SKARDU
(2290m/7 hrs. drive)
Follow the famous Indus River 07 hours drive to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to the Pioneer Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04 . SKARDU – ASKOLI
(3000m/07hrs. drive by jeep)
In the morning leave for Askoli by Jeep, where we will set-up camp for overnight. Lunch en-route at Apo Ali Gond.
Day 05. ASKOLI – JOLLA
(3300m/06hrs. easy trek)
Leave the camp sight and say behind ”Good By” to the last village, proceed to Jolla, in the way we will cross the Biafo Glacier which is 37 miles long. After cross the Glacier we will have lunch at Korefong and continue our trek towards the Panma (Dumordo) river. After cross the river by a rope bridge we will reach at Jolla and setup tents for dinner and overnight.
Day 06. JOLLA – PAYU
(3450m/5 ½ hrs. easy trek)
Leaving the campsite behind us will again follow Braldo River. Lunch en-route and we will camp at Paiju. A lovely green oasis surrounded by towering mountain Peak including that of Liligo (6386mts).
Day 07. PAYU
Day free for acclimatization.
Day 08. PAIJU – KHUBURSE
(3990m/5hrs. hard trek)
Today’s trek will lead us across the famous Baltoro Glacier. En-route we will have a magnificent view of Trango Tower group (6237mts) to (6617mts.) the Paiju Group (6601mts) and we will camp at Khuburse at a height of 3990mts.
Day 09. KHUBURSE – URDOKAS
(4050m/3hrs. medium hard trek)
Today we will follow Baltoro Glacier keeping it on our left; we will camp at Urdokus, a lovely green spot at a height of 4050mts.
Day 10. URDUKAS – GORO
(4380m/6hrs hard trek)
Leave our lovely campsite behind we will trek along the Baltoro Glacier. To our right we will see Yarmandu Glacier, which joins Baltoro Glacier at Byango, as well as Musherbrum Peak (7821mts) we will have lunch at Byango and then to continue along the Baltoro Glacier to Goro (4380mts) where we will set-up our camp for the night. From here we can see Miter Peak (6025m), Gasherbrum IV (7925mts). Overnight camping at Goro.
Day 11. GORO – CONCORDIA
(4650m/06hrs. hard trek)
Today we will trek to Concordia. Concordia is the area, which has the largest concentration of glaciers and peaks in the World. From here we will have an eye-inspiring view of some of the world’s highest peaks, including K-2 (8611mts), Broad Peak (8068mts), Gasherbrum IV (7925mts), Baltoro Gangri (7280m), Miter (6025m) and other peaks etc.
Day 12. CONCORDIA - K-2 BASE CAMP - CONCORDIA
Early in the morning leave for K-2 base camp. En route short stop at Broad Peak base camp. We can also see Chogolisa Peak (7665m) from K-2 B.C. evening trek back to Concordia for dinner and overnight camping. RETURN JOURNEY
Day 13 to 18.
In case of snow fall or bad weather with strong wind we will trek back to Skardu following the same rout via Askoli.
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Day 13. CONCORDIA – ALI CAMP
(5010m/7hrs. hard trek)
From Concordia cross an ice bridge and turn right and follow the Vagne Glacier up to Ali camp, lunch en-route, dinner and overnight at Ali Camp.
Day 14. ALI CAMP – (HUSPANG) GHONDOGORO B.C.
Today we will cross the famous Ghondogoro La(5900m) and descend down to Ghondogoro Base Camp. Early in the morning at 2a.m we have to leave the campsite. In four hours climbing we will reach to the top (5900mts.). From here we will have an eye inspiring view of K-2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum 1, 2, 3, and 4. After taking pictures from the top, descend down to Ghondogoro base camp 4680m (Huspang), which will take 3 hours to descend down to the camp. Dinner and an overnight at the camp.
Day 15. HUSPANG - DALSANPA
(4000m/03 hrs. easy trek)
Trek down to Dalsanpa. A beautiful campsite on front of Mashabrum peak(7821m) and Mashabrum glacier.
Day 16. DALSANPA – SHAICHO
(3330m/04 hrs. easy trek)
After 4 hours walk along the left moraine of Ghondogoro Glacier, we will reach at Shaicho. Afternoon free to relax and to explore the area. Dinner and overnight camping at Shaicho.
Day 17. SHAICHO
Day free for hiking up to Saraqsa Glacier.
Day 18. SYESHCHO – HUSHEY- SKARDU
(04hrs. easy trek/05 hrs. drive)
4 hours trek to Hushey village. We will meet our jeep here and after saying “good bye” to our porters continue journey to Skardu by jeep. En-route short stop at Khaplu for dinner and sightseeing. Dinner and overnight at Pioneer hotel Skardu.
Day 19. SKARDU – RAWALPINDI/Bisham
(by air/12 hrs. drive by van)
After breakfast in the morning, transfer to the Airport for the flight to Rawalpindi.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel. In case of non availability of flight due to bad weather travel by road to Bisham.
Day 20. BISHAM - RAWALPINDI
(07 hrs. drive)
In the morning leave for Rawalpindi, lunch en-route at Abbottabad. Upon arrival, transfer to the ministry of tourism for de-briefing. Dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel in Rawalpindi.
Day 21 . RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD
In the morning visit Ministry of Tourism for trek de-briefing. After dinner transfer to the airport for onward flight to abroad.
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