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K2 Base Camp Trekking

Summary of the Trip

Want a thrilling trekking experience over the prolonged Balfour glacier to the base camp of the exhilarating second largest peak in the world, the grandeur K2? The wait is over, get linked to our most sensational adventure to the Concordia of glorious mountains and glaciers. This 21 days odyssey is a propitious opportunity to reap the benefits of utmost natural wilderness. Starting from the beautiful capital and proceeds to the remote valleys of the northern province of Pakistan, the enchanted Gilgit-Baltistan, the trip aims to provide you the magnificence of a glorious trekking escapade in remote altitude. The ideal time to plan the journey is from June to September, otherwise, you might get lost in the snow Strome, or face extreme snow blockade.

How Would you be Entertained in this Trip?
  • Are you in the mood for trekking? Think not twice join Crossroads for an everlasting experience. Enjoy a distinctive walking event on steep graveled paths, slippery ice, across the rivers, and freshwater streams.
  • Do you want to check out colossal mountains in one place? Witness the world’s seven tallest peaks in Concordia alongside the majestic K2 mountain. Satisfy your craving for mightiness. Get a close view of mesmerizing loftiest.
  • How can you miss out on the enriched longest glaciers outside the polar region? Get all of them in one location, enjoy trek over the heads of Baifu Glacier, Baltoro Glacier, and many more.

  • Undergo an organic transformation in an extremely natural setting surrounded by sky-scraping peaks, with far-fetching oasis, fruit gardens, freshwater streams, the terraced fields, and the cool breeze from the refreshing glaciers.
Is this the Desired Trip for You?
  • We would be trekking in high altitudes on steep paths, and slippery ice, thus special care is mandatory.
  • You might get through harsh weather conditions at a remarkable altitude, so get along with the helping hands.
  • There is no such security risk, however, self-care is needed.
A Brief Upshot:
  • Starting Point
  • Ending point
  • Primary Destinations.

  • Group Size.

  • Group Age.
  • Islamabad, capital of Pakistan

  • Islamabad,capital of Pakistan

  • Ashkole Village, Skardu, K2 Base Camp Trekking

  • 5 to 15
  • 25 to 55 years
Services included in the package 
  • Accommodation (standard hotel twin sharing/ tents)
  • Meals (day 04-19)
  • Porters
  • Transportation and fuel

  • Service of experienced English-speaking guide (accommodation, food, wages)

  • Expenses of driver (accommodation, food, wages)

  • Boating at Attabad lake
  • All toll taxes 
  • All parking charges
Services included in the package 
  • International flights & domestic flights
  • Meals apart from the days mentioned above
  • Extra at hotels like drinks, laundry, phone calls, and room services,
  • Entrance tickets not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Permit charges and national park fee
  • Insurance liability 
  • Tips, items not mentioned above
  • Any other not mentioned above 
Trip Highlights:
  • Experience the raw nature in the central National Karakorum Park, by viewing closely the most ravishing mountainous landscapes.
  • Accept the challenge of a top-class epic trek.
  • Enjoy the delightful meals, surpassing group gear, and a friendly guide to facilitate you through the entire journey.
  • Expand your knowledge by learning mountaineering history in the magical K2 region.
  • Recharge yourself through crossing the high altitude Gondogoro La mountain pass, and thoroughly explore magniloquent alpine, and glacial landscapes.
  • Get the extremely close, and eye-catching view of Masherbrum, Broad Peak, the K2, Trongo Towers, Gasherbrum, Laila Peak, and other marvelous summits.

Sep 1, 2021

Upon arrival, our staff will receive you at New Islamabad International airport and you will be transferred to the hotel for an overnight stay.
You will be briefed about the trek by our staff member and depending on the time available you will have free time to explore around Islamabad city.

Sep 2, 2021

You will take a morning domestic flight (1 hr.) to Skardu and in case of flight cancelation, you will depart by road to Skardu with an overnight stay at Chilas which is midway. By road, it is 2 days drive to reach Skardu town.

Sep 3, 2021

If reached Skardu by flight on day 2 then today is the day to explore the beautiful Skardu town. We will visit the Upper and Lower Kachura lakes, Skardu Bazar and will have free time to relax. In case of flight cancelation on day 2, we will drive from Chilas to Skardu which is a full day drive.

Sep 4, 2021

It is an adventurous ride today on a jeep trail with bumps. We will cross the Indus river and further drive through the mesmerizing landscape of Shigar valley. We will pass through several beautiful villages on the way and finally reach Askole village which is the last village in this valley.

The road to Askole is prone to landslides and sometimes there is a road blockage for that reason arrival timing to Askole depends on the road condition at that time.

Sep 5, 2021

We will start trekking from Askole following the main K2 base camp trail after getting everything ready both equipments and supplies.
We will be for the trek ahead to Jhula which is a gateway to the Biafo glacier that flows over fifty km from Hispar La to Braldu. Once passed the snout of the Biafo glacier we arrive at Korofong. By lunchtime we will reach the camp and the rest of the time we will relax

Sep 6, 2021

Today we will follow the Braldu gorge along the bank of the Braldu River. The participants will be able to witness the amazing Trongo Tower and Cathedral Peak.
On the way, we will pass through several steams and we would need proper shoes for that. The participants will be able to spot the snout of Baltoro Glacier on a clear day.
On this day the participants will end their day by climbing away from the river to camp at Paiju, the last camp where you will see trees for a while.

Sep 7, 2021

We will start early trekking from Bardumal and will arrive at Paiju by morning. When the sun is out there is a good flow of water in the river and to avoid that we need to start early.
After an early start from Bardumal, we arrive at Paiju by mid-morning. The reason for leaving early in the morning is to help us to cross several side rivers when their flow rate is low.
Paiju is a green oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak (6,611m). From this camp, we have the first views of the immense Baltoro Glacier.

Sep 8, 2021

Today is about the Baltoro glacier, starting from Paiju we will be walking on the Baltoro glacier. It is on a rocky moraine we will have to be very careful with our steps as the surface is not even. Trekking poles are a must.
We will stop for lunch at Lilligo which is the old campsite. After this break, we cross below the snout of the Lilligo Glacier and back on to the Baltoro.
We will have to stay together as the trail is indistinct at several places and chances of losing your way are easy so better to stay together and follow the trek leader.

Sep 9, 2021

The journey continues and we follow a lateral moraine next to the glacier. We descendent down to Baltoro and pass two side glaciers. It is not a long day but at the same time not an easy day as we will be walking up the undulating moraine gaining height. However, the majestic views of Trango & Cathedral spires help us to forget about all the hardship and trouble. Mount Uli Biaho (6,005m) and Mount Biale (6,841m). can also be witnessed from this point.
We camp at Urdukas today which is a very impressive place with a stunning view of Baltoro and other mountains. We are above 4000m and we will stay here for two nights to acclimatize.

Sep 10, 2021

Today we will acclimatize and have proper rest. This is also the best place for cleaning and washing.

Sep 11, 2021

Today from the camp we descent onto the glacier and the trail continues the ice until we reach Urdukas. The ice is flatter as we are high up the Baltoro glacier and the walk is easier. The view from the center of the glacier is gorgeous on both sides and we see several majestic mountains from here. We get a nice view of Muztagh (7,270m) and Masherbrum (7,800m). We see Gasherbrum IV (7,925m) at the head of the Baltoro glacier near Concordia. There are views of the campsite at Goro II is on the glacier.

Sep 12, 2021

Today we are higher on the glacier as we walk up the center of the Baltoro to Concordia. Concordia is where the Baltoro, Abruzzi, and Godwin Austen glaciers converge. This place offers an amazing view of high peaks. The view of the mighty K2 from here is gorgeous. We will also witness the Broad Peak and some of the Gashabrum group.

Sep 13, 2021

The wait is over today as we are going to be at the base camp of the mighty K2 today. Today we trek from Concordia to the base camp and the route passes through jumbled ice finds and mountain ridges. We will shortly reach the fracture zone where Godwin Austin glacier and Baltoro meet. After this conjunction area, the walking is on a flatter glacier towards a broad peak. After reaching a broad peak we will proceed to the K2 base camp. Upon arrival at K2 base camp, we will spend an hour there and trek back to Broad camp overnight.

Sep 14, 2021

Following the same route which we used for going up, we will come down to Concordia

Sep 15, 2021

Today again the route would be the same as going up however we will have the opportunity again to enrich our eyes with the view of the surrounding mountains. We will overnight at Goro.

Sep 16, 2021

The trek back continues and today we will go down to Baltoro and cam at Khoburtse.

Sep 17, 2021

Today we are saying goodbye to the Baltoro glacier and we trek further down to reach Paiju overnight.

Sep 18, 2021

Today we will go from Paiju to Jhola camp

Sep 19, 2021

After 7 hrs of trekking, we will be reaching Askole village, we will celebrate the journey today and the accomplishment. Here we will say goodbye to our porters and other supporting staff.

Sep 20, 2021

Today we drive back from Askole to Skardu, overnight at Skardu.

Sep 21, 2021

Today we will take an early domestic flight to Islamabad, in case of flight cancelation we will depart to Chilas and have an overnight stay.

Sep 22, 2021

In case we make made to Islamabad by flight on Day 21, today we will explore Islamabad city. In case of flight cancelation on the previous day, we will depart to Islamabad by road.

Sep 23, 2021

Airport transfer for international departure and end of the journey

Description of Significant Areas:
K2 Base Camp

The crown of Karakoram, K2 (8,611 m), the world’s second tallest peak, straddles the Pakistan-China border in the Karakorum Range. The K2 base camp trek in Pakistan is one of the greatest treks on the planet. The rocky trails passing through colossal sky scrapping summits including seven of the nineteen highest mountains on earth are en route to the 2nd highest mountain in the world. The base camp trek offers you a spectacular view of the surrounding majestic mountains including a hike on the Baltoro glacier which is 63 kilometers (39 miles) in length and is one of the longest non-polar glaciers in the world. The trek begins from the remote village of Askole. The Baltoro glacier hike leads us to the great Concordia which is positioned just 12km (7.5miles) from K2 and is one of the only few places on the planet that offers us to see four of the 8,000m (26,247ft) peaks from one place:


It is the largest GB district. It is 201km from Gilgit City. It hosts many wonders of nature like Deosai National Park which is at the south of the city at 24 miles. It is the home to near the verge of extinction Himalayan Brown Bear. The next important place is Kharpocho Fort also known as King of Forts dated back to the 16th century AD. The Upper and Lower Kachura lakes separated by 8km of distance provide the Shangrilla Fort unique in its construction. The Sadpara lake at the mountainous heart, the Buddha carvings 3 km away from Sadparah Nullah. The Khaplu palace, K2 base camp, and the Shigar Valley all are worth visiting places.

Karakoram Highway

The 1300 km extended highways from Hasan Abdal in the Punjab Province to the world’s highest border crossing point Khunjerab pass. It is termed to be the 8th wonder of the world as it has been constructed across the regions which exhibit the most difficult terrain in the world. It beings from the plains of Punjab reach the lush green hills to the KPK, enters into the rocky mountains of Gilgit Baltistan. At an extendable length, it accompanies the mighty river Indus.It is on one of the tracks of the ancient Silk road.

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