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  • May 15’ - Sep 21'
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Four 8,000m Base Camps-Karakoram Trek –

Embark on the Adventure of a Lifetime with K2 Travel Hub Discover the majestic beauty of Pakistan’s Karakoram range with K2 Travel Hub’s classic trek to the four 8,000m base camps. This 24-day journey is a dream come true for avid trekkers and adventure enthusiasts from around the globe.

Why choose K2 Travel Hub?

Choosing K2 Travel Hub for your Karakoram trek offers several compelling advantages:

  • Local Expertise: K2 Travel Hub is deeply rooted in the region, offering insights and access that only locals can provide. This ensures an authentic and enriching experience.
  • Safety and Reliability: With a focus on safety, K2 Travel Hub employs experienced guides and staff who prioritize your well-being throughout the trek.
  • Customized Journeys: Understanding that every traveler is unique, K2 Travel Hub offers customizable itineraries to match your preferences and fitness levels.
  • Sustainable Practices: Committed to preserving the natural beauty of the Karakoram, K2 Travel Hub practices sustainable tourism, minimizing environmental impact and supporting local communities.
  • Comprehensive Services: From obtaining necessary permits to providing porter services, K2 Travel Hub covers all logistical aspects of the trek, allowing you to focus on the adventure.
  • Cultural Immersion: The trek is not just about the landscapes; it’s also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, and K2 Travel Hub facilitates these cultural exchanges.

By choosing K2 Travel Hub, you’re opting for a trekking company that combines passion for adventure with responsible travel ethics, ensuring a memorable and impactful journey through the heart of the Karakoram.

Adventure Discount Price Price Availability Days
K2 Base Camp Trek $1,990 $6,500 June to September 21
K2 & Ghondogoro La Trek $1,900 $6,500 June to September 14
Four 8000m Base Camps Trek $2,500 $7,000 June to September 24

 

Departure & Return Location

Islamabad International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Adherence to Government SOPs/Guidelines
  • Domestic Flights: Baggage allowance of 20 kg
  • Road Transfers: Includes airport transfers.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pakistan: Shared twin rooms.
  • Trekking Accommodation in Pakistan: Shared dome tents.
  • Camping Site Fees and Bridge Fees.
  • Trekking Logistics: All tents, non-personal equipment, and tools.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch dinner, along with beverages/water during meals.
  • Licensed Professional Guide
  • Government Trekking Permit Fees and Paperwork.
  • Waste Management Fee
  • Support Staff: Cook, assistant(s), etc.
  • Baggage Storage Service in Skardu
  • Porters: Personal luggage (up to 14 kg).

Price Excludes

  • Visa Application Fees.
  • Flights to Pakistan.
  • Pre-Tour or Post-Tour Accommodation.
  • Climbing Gear
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for Staff
  • Porter Services: Exceeding 15 kg.
  • Personal Snacks.
  • Single Tent/Hotel Accommodation
What to Expect

Certainly! Here’s a concise overview of the K2 Travel Hub:

  1. Base Camps of 8,000m Peaks: Explore base camps for K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I, and Gasherbrum II.
  2. Gondogoro La Pass (5,585m): Witness stunning views of four 8,000m peaks (K2, Gasherbrum I & II, Broad Peak) and other majestic summits.
  3. Circular Trek to Hushe Valley: Embark on a scenic circuit trek through the Hushe Valley.
  4. Concordia – Throne Room of the Mountain Gods: Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Concordia.
  5. Glacier Treks: Trek along Vigne and Gondogoro glaciers, including the Godwin Austin glacier via Baltoro Glacier.
  6. Art Gilkey Memorial: Pay homage at this memorial site.
  7. Panoramic Views: Marvel at 8,000m peaks like Gasherbrum 2, Broad Peak, and K2 from Goro II, Concordia, and base camps. Also, enjoy vistas of other peaks between 5,000m and 8,000m.
  8. Glaciers, Lakes, and Rivers: Admire glaciers (Biafo, Vigne, Liligo, Dunge, Muztagh, Biango, Yermanendu, Mandu, and more), glacial lakes, waterfalls, and rivers (Indus, Panmah, Braldu, Hushe, Shyok).
  9. Valleys: Explore the picturesque valleys of Shigar, Hushe, and Ghanche.
  10. Local Life and Sightseeing: Immerse yourself in Balti porter life, enjoy jeep safaris, meet mountaineers at base camps, and discover Skardu and Islamabad.

An adventure awaits! 🏔️🌟

  • Authentic local cuisine experiences
  • Optional helicopter tours for aerial views
  • Expert guides for safe and informed trekking
  • Eco-friendly practices promoting sustainability
  • Customizable itineraries to suit varying fitness levels
  • Cultural immersion with visits to indigenous communities
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Itinerary

Day 1Islamabad Arrival

  • Arrival at Islamabad International Airport.
  • Transfer to hotel in Islamabad.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Islamabad.

Day 2 Fly to Skardu, Karakoram

  • Flight from Islamabad to Skardu.
  • Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours.
  • Altitude of Skardu: Around 2,228 meters.
  • Transfer to hotel in Skardu.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Skardu.

Day 3Spend free day in Skardu

  • Free day for leisure or optional activities in Skardu.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Skardu.

Day 4Drive to Askole village

  • Drive from Skardu to Askole village.
  • Duration: Approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Distance: About 82 kilometers.
  • Altitude of Askole: Approximately 3,050 meters.
  • Accommodation: Camping in Askole village.

Day 5Trek from Askole to Jhola via the snout of Biafo Glacier

  • Trek from Askole to Jhola.
  • Duration: Approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Distance: About 10 kilometers.
  • Altitude gain: Minimal.
  • Accommodation: Camping in Jhola.

Day 6Trek from Jhola to Paiju following the Braldu river

  • Trek from Jhola to Paiju.
  • Duration: Approximately 5-6 hours.
  • Distance: About 16 kilometers.
  • Altitude gain: Minimal.
  • Accommodation: Camping in Paiju.

Day 7Acclimatize and rest in Paiju

  • Rest day for acclimatization.
  • Accommodation: Camping in Paiju.

Day 8Trek from Paiju to Khoburtse

  • Trek from Paiju to Khoburtse.
  • Duration: Approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Distance: About 14 kilometers.
  • Altitude gain: Moderate.
  • Accommodation: Camping in Khoburtse.

Day 9Cross small glaciers and walk to Urdukus

  • Trek from Khoburtse to Urdukus.
  • Duration: Approximately 5-6 hours.
  • Distance: About 13 kilometers.
  • Altitude gain: Moderate.
  • Accommodation: Camping in Urdukus.

Day 10 Trek to Goro II, the junction of the Baltoro glaciers and Young husband

  • Trek from Urdukus to Goro II.
  • Duration: Approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Distance: About 15 kilometers.
  • Altitude gain: Moderate.
  • Accommodation: Camping in Goro II.

Day 11Trek to Concordia through a rocky moraine

  • Trek from Goro II to Concordia.
  • Duration: Approximately 4-5 hours.
  • Distance: About 12 kilometers.
  • Altitude gain: Moderate.
  • Accommodation: Camping in Concordia.

Day 12Trek to Broad Peak BC, Gilkey Memorial and K2 Base Camp

  • Trek to Broad Peak Base Camp, Gilkey Memorial, and K2 Base Camp.
  • Duration: Approximately 7-8 hours.
  • Distance: About 16 kilometers.
  • Altitude gain: Moderate.
  • Accommodation: Camping at K2 Base Camp.

Day 13Trek back to Concordia and rest

  • Trek back from K2 Base Camp to Concordia.
  • Duration: Approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Distance: About 16 kilometers.
  • Altitude loss: Moderate.
  • Accommodation: Camping in Concordia.

Day 14 Trek to Shahring

Trek to Shahring via Baltoro Glacier:

  • Two-hour hike from Concordia.
  • Upper Baltoro glacier reveals ChogolisaSnow Dome Peaks, and more.
  • Accommodation: Twin-sharing dome tents.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, appetizer, dessert.

Day 15 Trek to Gasherbrum I & II base camp

On the Karakoram trek, trekkers will arrive at the Gasherbrum I & II base camps to set up camp. They’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the stunning alpine environment, possibly interact with mountaineering teams, and send off climbers with good wishes.

Accommodation: Shared dome tents.

Meals: Full board with snacks for the trek, appetizers before dinner, and desserts or fruits afterwards.

Day 16Trek back to Concordia and rest

The day’s plan involves a return trek to Concordia, with accommodation in twin-sharing dome tents. Meals provided include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with snacks for the trek, an appetizer before dinner, and dessert or fruits to conclude the meal.

Day 17 Trek to Ali Camp

On this  Day, trekkers will navigate a less trodden path, taking detours to bypass crevasses and opting for rugged over slippery ice. They’ll be roped together with crampons for safety in snowy conditions.

Reaching Ali Camp after 5-6 hours of hiking, named after a pioneering local porter, they’ll learn essential skills for crossing the Gondogoro La Pass the following day.

Accommodation: Twin-sharing dome tents.

Meals: Three meals plus trekking snacks, pre-dinner appetizers, and post-dinner desserts or fruits.

Day 18Trek to Khuispang over Gondogoro La

Participants will rise at 2 am for an early start, gearing up and breakfasting before setting off as a unified group towards the Gondogoro La base. Depending on conditions, our support crew may assist with roping up or gear. The ascent to the top of Gondogoro La Pass takes roughly 3 hours, rewarding climbers with breathtaking views of all four 8,000-meter peaks in the Baltoro region: K2, Gasherbrum I, Broad Peak, and Gasherbrum II.

During the descent, fixed ropes will ensure safety, with crampons essential for stability. Participants will enjoy views of the striking Laila Peak (6,096m) and other peaks as they navigate the descent. Careful footing is crucial to avoid dislodging stones onto team members. Once the slope evens out, the trail becomes easier, leading to the moraine where camp will be established at Khuispang (4,600m), the junction of Gondogoro and Trinity Glacier.

Accommodation: Twin-sharing dome tents.

Meals: Three meals plus trekking snacks, pre-dinner appetizers, and post-dinner desserts or fruits.

Day 19Trek to Saicho

As participants continue their descent, they’ll pack away climbing gear since the terrain becomes easier. They’ll trade mountainous landscapes for the lush greenery of Hushe Valley.

After lunch, the hike continues towards the edge of Gondogoro Glacier. Following a trail, they’ll enter a beautiful valley rich with rhubarb and grass.

At the valley’s end, two routes lead to their destination. The guide, with input from local porters, will choose the most frequently used path.

The trek becomes easier as the trails merge. Participants will pass stone huts built by herders and settlers. They’ll notice signs of settlement and enjoy the lower altitude with bigger trees. Camp will be set up at Saicho (3,350m), a sandy area with sparse grass and flowing glacier streams.

Accommodation: Twin-sharing dome tents.
Meals: Three meals plus trekking snacks, pre-dinner appetizers, and post-dinner desserts or fruits.

Day 20Trek to Hushe and drive to Skardu town

  • Participants trek for 3-4 hours along the Charakusa, Ailling, Masherbrum, and Gondogoro Glaciers.
  • Signs of residences and human presence are observed in the area.
  • Hushe village has two-story shelters for cattle and families.
  • Participants set up camp and have the opportunity to explore the scenic Hushe valley and engage with locals.
  • This marks the final camping day of the Gondogoro La Trek.
  • Participants depart from Hushe to Skardu town, passing through picturesque small villages.
  • They cross a suspension bridge over the Shyok River, previously crossed using traditional goat skin rafts.
  • The drive from Khaplu to Skardu is smooth, following a paved road along the Shayok River.
  • The journey offers beautiful views and takes approximately 4 hours.
  • Participants can enjoy amenities like hot showers and a satisfying meal in Skardu after two weeks in the wilderness.

Accommodation: Participants will stay in twin-sharing rooms at Concordia Motel, Mountain Lodge, or a similar partner hotel in Skardu, depending on occupancy.
Meals :provided include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with tea/coffee and snacks.

Day 21Contingency day/rest in Skardu

This day is reserved as a buffer in case of any unforeseen delays during the trek, ensuring our guests don’t miss their domestic flights. Delays could result from various factors like roadblocks. If no delays occur, guests can use this time for sightseeing in Skardu.

Accommodation: Participants will stay in twin-sharing rooms at Concordia Motel, Mountain Lodge, or a similar partner hotel in Skardu, depending on occupancy.
Meals :provided include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with tea/coffee and snacks.

Day 22

On this day the participants will take a flight from the airport in Skardu to Islamabad airport. You will have a good time to relax at the hotel in Islamabad.
The domestic flights sometime get cancelled due to weather conditions. In case of flight cancellation, you will drive to Chilas for overnight. It takes eight to ten hours by a vehicle.

Accommodation: Participants will be accommodated in twin-sharing rooms at Chateau Royale, Prestige Residence, or a similar partner hotel in Islamabad, depending on occupancy.

Meals: provided include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with tea/coffee and snacks.

Day 23Contingency day for flight cancellation

This day is allocated for any potential delays in case the domestic flight does not operate the previous day. Our guests will depart early morning from Chilas to Islamabad which can take up to ten hours. However it will be a free day in case the participants make it to Islamabad on the domestic flight. This time can be utilized for sightseeing in Islamabad.

Accommodation: Participants will be accommodated in twin-sharing rooms at Chateau Royale, Prestige Residence, or a similar partner hotel in Islamabad, depending on occupancy.

Meals: provided include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with tea/coffee and snacks.

Day 24Back to home country

Breakfast is included. Our staff will ensure all guests are transferred to the airport according to their departure schedules. The checkout time for all partner hotels is 12pm.

See you soon!!!

FAQ

Why Register Now?

  • Early Bird Discount: Our holiday prices are currently offered at limited-time discounts. Prices may change as service providers, such as airlines and hotels, adjust their rates during peak seasons. Booking early helps us secure better rates for you.

What if I Delay Registration?

  • Limited Space in Peak Months: During peak seasons, especially in peak months, demand for our trips is high, and spots fill up quickly. To ensure you secure a spot, we recommend registering early, as group sizes are restricted to a maximum of 12 travelers.

How Are Flights Managed?

Flights to the Karakorams and Himalayas have limited availability, especially during peak season. To guarantee your seat on domestic flights, a portion of your deposit is used to book flights in advance.

When Do I Pay the Balance?

  • Pay Balance after Arrival: We understand concerns about paying the full balance before arrival. You only need to pay the final balance upon your arrival in Pakistan. Prior to arrival, the only payment required is the deposit.

What Is the Deposit Amount?

  • Pay Minimum Deposit: Deposits for our holidays are subject to change based on our early-bird discount schedule. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable once paid. The same deposit terms apply for the next season.

What is refund policy?

Deposit (Advance) for Pakistani Nationals:

  • Pakistani nationals are required to pay a deposit of PKR 100,000 or 30% of the total trip price, whichever is greater. This deposit is non-refundable.

For All Participants:

  • Deposit: Once paid, the deposit is non-refundable as it covers in-country arrangements. This policy applies to all participants, including Pakistani nationals.
  • Balance: The remaining balance is due after arrival in Pakistan on the first day of the trip. Payment guidelines will be provided in advance.
    for more info visit our . Refund policy page 

Which currency are accepted for this tour?

  • All international travelers can pay in US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), or Pound Sterling (GBP). Pakistani travelers are charged in Pakistani Rupees (PKR).

Single Supplement:

  • Single Room Supplement: Separate hotel rooms require an additional USD 290, inclusive of all hotel nights. This payment is due with the balance upon arrival.
  • Single Tent Supplement: Separate tents require an additional USD 180, which covers the cost of additional porterage. This payment is also due with the balance in Pakistan.

What is the altitude range covered during the trek?

  • The altitude varies throughout the trek, ranging from approximately 800 meters at Islamabad International Airport to over 5,600 meters at Gondogoro La pass.

Is altitude sickness a concern during the trek?

  • Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern due to the high altitudes reached during the trek. Adequate acclimatization days are included in the itinerary to minimize the risk. Participants are advised to consult with their healthcare provider and take necessary precautions.

What type of accommodation is provided during the trek?

  • Accommodation during the trek primarily consists of camping in tents. In Skardu and Islamabad, comfortable hotel accommodations are arranged.

Are meals included during the trek?

  • Yes, three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included during the trek. Our experienced cooks prepare delicious and nutritious meals to keep you energized throughout the journey.

What equipment should participants bring for the trek?

  • Participants are required to bring their personal trekking gear, including appropriate clothing, sturdy hiking boots, sleeping bag, daypack, water bottle, and any personal medication.

What safety measures are in place during the trek?

  • The safety of our participants is our top priority. Our experienced guides are trained in wilderness first aid and are equipped with emergency communication devices. We also conduct thorough risk assessments and adhere to strict safety protocols throughout the expedition.

What happens in case of unforeseen circumstances affecting the itinerary?

  • In case of unforeseen circumstances such as extreme weather conditions or natural disasters, our experienced guides will make necessary adjustments to the itinerary to ensure the safety and well-being of participants.

How do I book tours ?

  • To book the tour and adventure , please contact our team at K2 Travel Hub or visit our booking page . We will assist you with the booking process and provide any additional information you may need.
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