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21 Days
Availability : June - July-Aug
K2 Base Camp
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 15

K2 Base Camp Trek | By Askole Village Community

(8 Reviews)
Explore the Majesty of K2 with Askoli Locals

The K2 Base Camp Trek, combined with the thrilling Gondogoro La crossing (5650 meters), offers an unparalleled adventure unlike any other. Traverse mighty glaciers, witness breathtaking views of four 8,000-meter peaks including K2 (the world’s second-highest), encounter legendary climbers, and conquer countless 6,000 and 7,000-meter giants – all while pushing your limits at high altitude.

This unforgettable journey, managed by the Askoli community, takes you deep into the heart of Northern Pakistan. Travel by plane, jeep track, footpath, and snow-covered trails to experience one of the earth’s last true adventure destinations.

Hike amidst the awe-inspiring Karakoram peaks and the mighty Baltoro Glacier, all in comfort and style. This expedition-style trek promises breathtaking landscapes and memories that will last a lifetime.

Name of Tour Days Price
K2 Base Camp & Gondogoro La 14 $1450

Why Choose the Askoli-Managed K2 Base Camp Trek?

  • Untamed Beauty: Explore Central Karakoram National Park, home to dramatic mountain landscapes and the Baltoro Glacier, the world’s second-largest outside the polar regions.
  • Epic Challenge: Embrace the world-class trekking terrain. Rain, sun, snow – it’ll be an unforgettable adventure.
  • Comfort in the Wild: Trek to K2 Base Camp in style. We provide delicious meals, top-notch group equipment, and a dedicated team ensuring an amazing experience for everyone.
  • Steeped in History: Immerse yourself in the rich history of mountaineering in the K2 region.
  • Off the Beaten Path: Escape the crowds of Everest. Discover why Pakistan is a true adventurer’s paradise.
  • Unforgettable Connections: Meet fellow adventurers from all over the world, united by their love of exploration. Forge friendships that will last a lifetime.
K2 Travel Hub: A Century of Adventure and Community Engagement

For over a century, K2 Travel Hub has been at the forefront of hosting tours, treks, and expeditions. Our unwavering commitment to adventure has enabled us to forge deep connections with the local communities surrounding the majestic peaks we explore. These communities actively participate in managing our operations, ensuring that our endeavors are both sustainable and respectful of the environment.

Our dedicated team, including porters, cooks, and guides, forms the backbone of our expeditions. They are more than service providers; they are partners in our mission. As climbers and trekkers ascend towards high-altitude summits, our team stands by their side, offering support, expertise, and camaraderie. Together, we navigate rugged terrain, share stories around campfires, and celebrate each milestone reached

Departure & Return Location

Islamabad International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time


✅ 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)

❌ 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

Massive Glaciers: Traverse across colossal glaciers, witnessing their icy expanse and rugged beauty.

Meet Renowned Climbers: Encounter climbers from around the globe who come to conquer K2’s formidable slopes.

8000-Meter Peaks: Marvel at not just one, but FOUR 8000-meter peaks, including the iconic K2.

Altitude Challenge: Throughout the trek, test your limits at high altitudes, gaining valuable experience.

The Journey:

Northern Pakistan: Embark on a multi-modal journey—by plane, jeep track, footpath, and snow-covered trail—into the heart of Northern Pakistan.

Adventure Destination: K2 Base Camp is one of the last true adventure destinations on our planet.

Jaw-Dropping Landscapes: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking vistas of the Karakoram Range and the Baltoro Glacier.

Expedition-Style Trek: Hike amidst some of the tallest peaks on Earth, all while enjoying comfort and camaraderie.

Whether you’re an experienced trekker or seeking your first high-altitude adventure, the K2 Base Camp Trek promises an unforgettable experience in a rugged and pristine wilderness.

  • K2 base camp trek to the heart of The Karakoram Mountains
  • Explore the green city of Islamabad
  • Mountain View flight to Skardu
  • Discover the ancient Pakistani culture
  • Drive along the mighty Indus and Braldu River
  • Experience Concordia, Broad Peak, Trango Towers, Gilkey Memorial and K2 Base Camp
  • Trek on Baltoro and Godwin-Austin glaciers to the base camp of K2.

Day 1 Arrive at Islamabad International Airport, Islamabad

  • Altitude: 540 meters
  • Our guide(s) will meet you at Islamabad International Airport and transfer you to the hotel.
  • Participants can relax and recover from their journey.
  • Pickup details: Look for guides with orange placards bearing our company logo and your name.
  • Provide flight details at least five days before arrival.
  • Guides will receive you at international arrivals gates unless you have a connecting flight within Pakistan.
  • After lunch and rest, our guide will brief you and collect remaining payments at our office, followed by dinner. Late arrivals will have briefing and payments managed in Skardu.

Day 2Islamabad to Skardu

  • Altitude: 2,498 meters
  • Participants will take a spectacular flight from Islamabad airport to Skardu airport.
  • If the clouds allow, you’ll be able to see the majestic Nanga Parbat during the flight.
  • After arriving in Skardu, the day is free for you to explore and enjoy. 

Day 3Free Day in Skardu

  • Altitude: 2,498 meters
  • After breakfast, participants will walk to the Kharpocho Fort in Skardu, situated atop a mountain. From there, you’ll enjoy a splendid view of the Indus River and the town of Skardu.
  • Additionally, participants have the option to take a tour to Sadpara Lake.
  • Afterward, you’ll have some free shopping time in Skardu Bazaar.
  • During sightseeing, our staff will handle any further government documentation required in Skardu. This process may take up to two days.
  • We’ve also allocated contingency days toward the end of the trek in case of any delays.

Enjoy your exploration and take in the breathtaking views!

Day 4Drive from Skardu to Jhula (Askole)

  • Altitude: 3,015 meters
  • Our adventure kicks off as our team gathers early at the hotel.
  • After a hearty breakfast, we’ll load up the rugged 4×4 jeeps.
  • The bumpy, dusty drive will take us past Askole and onward to Jhula Camp—the gateway to the Central Karakoram National Park.
  • The journey from Skardu typically spans 7 to 10 hours, depending on road conditions. We’ll enjoy lunch en route.
  • Exciting news: As of 2021, the road extension into the national park allows us to start the trek directly from Jhula Camp, bypassing the hot, dusty road from Askole.
  • Upon arriving at Jhula in the late afternoon, we’ll settle into a permanent trekkers’ camp.
  • Keep in mind that if our permits aren’t ready, we might spend an extra day in Skardu (our well-planned buffer days come in handy!).
  • Note for 2023: Due to road damage, a trek from Askole to Jhula is now necessary.
  • Here are the specifics:
    • Trekking distance: 20.5 kilometers
    • Altitude gain/loss: 624 meters uphill
    • Jhula Camp elevation: 3,149 meters

Get ready for an unforgettable journey through stunning landscapes!

Day 5Jhula to Paiju (3,400 m)

  • Trekking Distance: You’ll cover a total of 21 kilometers.
  • Altitude Gain: You’ll ascend 624 meters.
  • Paiju Camp Elevation: The camp is situated at an elevation of 3,400 meters.
  • Day Overview: Start early with 5-7 hours of trekking. Expect hilly terrain, a few stream crossings, and a mix of elevation gains and descents. The day can be hot, with intense sun exposure and dust. Remember to apply sunscreen and stay hydrated—water will be your best companion today! After dinner at camp, you might be treated to a lively Balti music session by the porters.
  • Facilities: Cold “showers” (essentially faucets) are available.

Day 6 Acclimatize and rest in Paiju

Altitude: 3,418 meters

On this day, participants will remain at Paiju Camp for acclimatization and much-needed rest. While the porters focus on baking bread for the upcoming week on the glacier, participants can take an acclimatization walk toward the base camp of Paiju Peak. It’s a valuable opportunity to adjust to the altitude and soak in the stunning surroundings.

Day 7Trek from Paiju to Khoburtse

  • Trekking Distance: You’ll cover approximately 14.3 kilometers.
  • Altitude Gain: Prepare for an ascent of 747 meters.
  • Khoburtse Camp Elevation: The camp is situated at an impressive 3,833 meters above sea level.
  • Day’s Hiking Duration: Expect a 6-8 hour hike.
  • Terrain Description:
    • The initial part involves about an hour of walking, leading us onto the majestic Baltoro Glacier.
    • We’ll continue hiking along the glacier until we eventually reach Concordia in the coming days.
    • The terrain is characterized by hilly, rocky, and uneven paths, interspersed with a few sections of proper trail.
  • Challenges and Highlights:
    • The day’s final challenge awaits—a river crossing (fortunately, there’s a bridge as of 2023). Brace yourself for potentially cold water, but it’s manageable.
    • Despite the camp feeling a bit cramped, the views from Khoburtse are spectacular.
    • Nearby, you’ll find a beautiful waterfall, and the camp offers excellent opportunities for catching sunrise viewpoints.
  • Facilities: Basic toilets are available.

Day 8Cross small glaciers and walk to Urdukus

  • Trekking Distance: 6.3 kilometers.
  • Altitude Gain: Prepare for an ascent of 400 meters.
  • Urdukas Camp Elevation: The camp is situated at an impressive 4,052 meters above sea level.
  • Day’s Hiking Duration: Expect a relatively short hike lasting 2-4 hours.
  • Guidance for Altitude Gain: As we ascend, it’s crucial to be mindful not to push ourselves too hard or sleep at significantly higher altitudes too quickly.
  • Urdukas Campsite: Urdukas is more than just a camp—it’s a spectacular spot and one of our favorites along the entire trek. From here, you’ll enjoy excellent views of iconic peaks such as Trango Towers, Muztagh Tower, and Lobsang, all visible directly from the camp.

Day 9Trek to Goro II, the junction of the Baltoro glaciers

  • Trekking distance: 11.5 km
  • Altitude gain: 481 m up
  • Goro 2 Camp elevation: 4,250 m
  • Hiking Duration: Expect a moderate difficulty hike lasting 5-7 hours. The terrain involves both ascending and descending on glacier paths.
  • Altitude Awareness: As you ascend, you’ll begin to feel the effects of altitude. Take it steady and listen to your body.
  • Temperature Variation: Be prepared for cold nights, as temperatures can drop below zero at Goro 2.
  • Camp Facilities: Basic toilets are available at the campsite.
  • Scenic Highlights: Along the trail, you’ll be treated to spectacular views of iconic peaks:
    • Masherbrum
    • Gasherbrum IV
    • The majestic summit of Broad Peak

Day 10 Trek to Concordia through a rocky moraine

  • Trekking distance: 14 km
  • Altitude gain: 541 m up
  • Concordia Camp elevation: 4,600 m

Today, as we tread upon the icy expanse, we arrive at the “Throne Room of the Gods”, aptly named Concordia. Our journey spans 5-7 hours, and the glacier beneath our feet reveals more of its frozen majesty than in days prior.

But oh, the vistas that await! From this celestial vantage point, our eyes feast upon a panorama of legendary peaks:

  • Gasherbrum IV, standing proud and formidable.
  • The elegant silhouette of Mitre Peak, etched against the sky.
  • Broad Peak, its icy crown gleaming in the sun.
  • The regal Marble Peak, a sentinel of stone and snow.
  • And, of course, the mighty K2, towering above all—a titan among mountains.

Yet, as the sun retreats, so does the warmth. Concordia’s nights plunge into frigid depths, where temperatures plummet below freezing. Here, snowfall is no stranger; it dances with the wind, whispering tales of ancient ice.

But fear not, intrepid traveler! After a nourishing dinner and a restful slumber, our path leads onward—to the very heart of adventure—the K2 Base Camp awaits us on the morrow.

Day 11Concordia to K2 Base Camp

  • Trekking distance: 11.5 km
  • Altitude gain: 500 m up
  • K2 Base Camp elevation: 5000 m

Early morning, our footsteps trace a path toward the hallowed grounds of K2 Base Camp. The journey spans a total of approximately 11.5 kilometers, leading us through the heart of Concordia. Here, we pay homage at the Art Gilkey Memorial, a silent tribute to those who dared to touch the sky.

But onward we march, fueled by anticipation and camaraderie. Our destination: the very footprint of legend—K2 Base Camp. There, amidst the rugged beauty, we’ll share tea and tales with fellow adventurers, their eyes set on the summit’s crown.

Today, my friend, is no ordinary day. It’s a BIG trekking day, yet the terrain, though formidable, offers a certain grace. The Godwin-Austen Glacier unfurls before us, a frozen highway leading directly to the mighty K2.

As night descends upon the base camp, we rest beneath the shadow of the Savage Mountain. The air is thin, the stars ablaze, and the spirit of exploration dances in the frosty breeze.

Day 12Rest Day at K2 Base Camp

  • Trekking distance: N/A
  • Altitude gain/loss: N/A
  • Camp elevation: 5000 m

After our big hike to K2 Base Camp, we will spend the day relaxing at the camp – reading, drinking tea, eating, going on short explorations of the area – this is the agenda for this chill day.

K2 Base Camp is one of the most spectacular campsites in Pakistan and we want to take a full day to soak it in without any major trekking to do!

It is pretty common for the teams of Balti Porters to throw a bit of a high-altitude dance party of sorts – Balti Style.

Day 13Trek to Goro I/Biango

  • Altitude: You’ll be at 4,010 meters.
  • Distance: The trek covers approximately 15.9 kilometers.
  • Duration: Expect a 6-7 hour journey.

On this leg of the K2 base camp trek, we bid farewell to this camp and begin our descent toward Goro I. The trail is relatively easy, allowing us to appreciate the rugged beauty as we retrace our steps.

Our twin-sharing dome tents await us for a night under the stars, and meals will sustain our bodies for the journey ahead. 

Day 14Trek to Khoburtse with views of Trango Towers

  • Altitude: 3,788 meters
  • Distance: 13.8 kilometers
  • Time: 5-7 hours

On this day:

  • Participants will journey to the Urdukas campsite.
  • They’ll follow the same trail, descending via the glacier toward Goro I.
  • Along the way, they’ll be treated to spectacular views of Trango Towers.
  • Despite retracing their steps, the vistas on the return journey will be entirely different.

Day 15Trek back to camp Paiju

  • Altitude: 3,418 meters
  • Distance: 14.7 kilometers
  • Estimated Time: 5-7 hours

On this day of the K2 base camp trek, participants will be descending along the glacier’s edge via Liligo. This will be the final area where they transition their path from the moraine to more stable terrain. After a rest, participants will have the chance to immerse themselves in a forested area and relish their time at the Paiju camp site. The specifics for the day are as follows:


Day 16Trek to Jhola campsite

  • Altitude: 3,418 meters
  • Distance: 19.8 kilometers
  • Estimated Time: 5-7 hours

On this day, participants will find the trek relatively easier as they will be tracing the same path towards the Bradlu gorge. There might be a few river crossings during the journey. The day will conclude with setting up the camp site at Jhola. The details for the day are as follows:


Day 17 Trek to Askole and drive to Skardu town

  • Altitude: 2,498 meters
  • Distance: 20 kilometers of trekking and a 127 kilometers drive
  • Estimated Time: 5-7 hours of trekking and a 6 hours drive

On this day, participants will return to Askole village, following a path along the riverbank leading to a bridge. After the trek, participants will have a chance to rest their feet as they will be transported by jeeps to Skardu post lunch. The specifics for the day are as follows:

Day 18Contingency days for trek delays

This day is set aside to accommodate any unforeseen delays that might occur during the trek. We prioritize ensuring that our guests do not miss their domestic flights due to such delays. These delays could arise from various factors, including but not limited to roadblocks. This spare time can also be used for exploring and sightseeing in Skardu. The altitude for this day is 538 meters.

Day 19Skardu to Islamabad return

On this day, at an altitude of 538 meters, participants will board a flight from Skardu airport to Islamabad airport. Upon arrival, they can unwind and relax at a hotel in Islamabad.

Please note that domestic flights can sometimes be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. In the event of a flight cancellation, an alternative plan is in place to drive to Chilas for an overnight stay. This journey typically takes between eight to ten hours by vehicle.

Day 20 Contingency day for flight cancellation

This day is set aside to account for any potential delays, particularly if the domestic flight from the previous day does not operate as scheduled. In such a case, our guests will embark on an early morning journey from Chilas to Islamabad, a trip that can take up to ten hours. However, if participants manage to reach Islamabad via the domestic flight, they will have a free day. This time can be spent exploring and sightseeing in Islamabad.

Day 21Back to Home

Included Meal: Breakfast

Our team will ensure all guests are transported to the airport in accordance with their individual departure schedules. Please note that the checkout time for all our associated hotels is 12pm.

It was a pleasure assisting you on your journey. Wishing you and your family a safe trip back home. May your journey be filled with joy and blessings. Take care! 😊



Why Book Now?

  1. Early Bird Discount: Our holiday prices come with limited-time discount offers that are subject to change. Service providers, including airlines and hotels, tend to increase prices during peak seasons. By making early reservations, you benefit from lower costs compared to peak-season rates.
  2. Limited Space in Peak Months: During the peak season, the most sought-after months attract a high number of international guests. Consequently, availability fills up quickly. To ensure a personalized experience, we limit group sizes to a maximum of 15 travelers. Registrations are processed on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

  3. Limited Flight Seats: Domestic flights to the Karakorams and Himalayas are in high demand during peak season. With only two daily flights available, securing seats ahead of time is crucial. Your deposit plays a vital role in reserving these flights for you.

  4. Pay Balance After Arrival in Pakistan: We understand that paying the final balance can be a concern. Our policy ensures that you only settle the remaining amount upon your arrival in Pakistan. The deposit is the only payment required before your trip.

  5. Pay Minimum Deposit: The holiday deposits also function as early-bird discounts. These deposit amounts automatically adjust based on the late deposit schedule. The same dates apply to next season’s deposits.

Deposit (Advance) for Pakistani Nationals

  • For Pakistani nationals, the deposit is either PKR 120,000 or 30% of the total price, whichever is greater. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.

Refund Policy for All

  • Deposit: Once paid, the deposit becomes non-refundable. It is utilized for in-country arrangements. This policy applies to Pakistan nationals as well.

  • Balance: You’ll pay the remaining balance only after arriving in Pakistan on the first day of your trip. Detailed payment guidelines will be provided in a timely manner.


  • All international travelers can pay in US Dollars (USD) or the equivalent in Euros (EUR) or Pound Sterling (GBP).

  • Pakistani travelers are charged equivalent in Pakistani Rupees (PKR).

Single Supplement

  • If you prefer separate hotel rooms (single supplement), an additional cost of USD 290 (may vary) covers all hotel nights. This payment should be made along with the balance upon arrival.

  • For separate tents (single tent), an additional cost of USD 180 includes the expense of additional porterage. This payment should also be settled in Pakistan.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– United State – Dollar ($) Default

– Pakistani- Rupee (RS)
– France – Euro (EUR)
– Germany – Euro (EUR)
– Italy – Euro (EUR)
– Netherlands – Euro (EUR)
– Switzerland – Swiss franc (CHF)
– United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£)

How do I make a payment?

Payments can be made through Western Union and Bank Transfer  . We accept major credit cards and bank transfers. Details are provided during the booking process.

What is cancellation policy?

The cancellation policy for K2 Travel Hub is designed to be flexible. If you need to cancel your trip, it’s recommended to contact their office at least 30 days before your scheduled departure to receive a full refund. Please note that these policies may vary and it’s always best to check the most recent policies directly with K2 Travel Hub.

How can I book the K2 Base Camp Trek?

You can book the trek online via our website www.k2travelhub.com, or by contacting our support representative via WhatsApp or phone call.

Is K2 trek difficult?

The journey to K2 Base Camp is indeed hard. The path is rough, the weather can change quickly, and it’s far from any towns or cities. So yes, the K2 trek is challenging.

What is the best time to trek to K2 Base Camp?

The best time to trek to K2 Base Camp is from June to August, when the weather is most favorable.

Do I need a permit for the trek?

Yes, all trekkers need a permit to trek to K2 Base Camp. K2 Travel Hub will assist you in obtaining the necessary permits.

What gear do I need for the trek?

Essential gear includes sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, a backpack, and personal items. A detailed packing list is available on our website.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is Optional but strongly recommended for all trekkers. It should cover high-altitude trekking, medical emergencies, and evacuation.

What about altitude sickness?

Our itinerary includes acclimatization days to help you adjust to the altitude. However, symptoms can still occur, and our guides are trained to manage altitude-related issues.

What is your cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Cancellations made more than 60 days before departure: Full refund minus a processing fee.
  • Cancellations made 30-60 days before departure: 50% refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days before departure: No refund.

For more details, please refer to our full cancellation policy on our website at


8 Reviews
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Kashif Zain

Group Traveller

Suplendid ,I was travel with my friends, all services is 100% satisfaction.

April 24, 2024

Mushahid khan

Group Traveller

Life time Adventure

April 18, 2024

Mushahid khan

Group Traveller

Life time Adventure

April 18, 2024

Summit Seeker Sarah

Group Traveller

K2 Base Camp was a dream come true! The Askole community’s warm welcome made me feel like family. K2 Travel Hub’s guides were knowledgeable and ensured our safety. The view of K2 from the base camp left me breathless.

July 20, 2023

Mountain Enthusiast Mark

Group Traveller

K2 Base Camp offered vistas that touched the sky. The glaciers sparkled, and K2 stood tall. The Askole community’s hospitality was heartwarming. A trek etched in my memory forever!

July 20, 2023
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