K2 Base Camp

  • 5,585 m / 18,323 ft
  • Pakistan
  • 21 days

Overview


The K2 Base Camp (K2BC) trek is a beautiful itinerary in the Hushe Valley with amazing views of four 8,000 meters summits as well as the famous Trango Towers, with some of the largest cliffs and most challenging rock climbing  in the world.  The trip will take you into the heart of the Karakoram mountain range, where you will experience one of the most scenic treks in the world. So many things to discover and explore on this trek to K2 Base camp, one of the worlds most dangerous mountains. For the departure in June, you will be with our K2 Expedition team all the way to Base camp.

Itinerary


Location Map

Trek Map


Program

Day 1
Arrival to Islamabad (540 m / 1,770 ft) and transfer to hotel

Day 2
Preparation day

Day 3
Fly to Skardu (2,228 m / 7,309 ft)  weather permitting. If flight is cancelled due to bad weather, then we drive to Chilas that day  (2,835 m / 9,308 ft) – Overnight in hotel.

Day 4
Rest day in Skardu. Final preparations and formalities. Overnight in Hotel

Day 5
Travel by jeep to Askole (3,000 m / 9,842 ft)

Day 6
Trek to Jhola (3,200 m / 10,498 ft)

Day 7
Trek to Paiyu (3,600 m / 11,811 ft)

Day 8
Rest day in Paiyu

Day 9
Trek to Urdukas (4,200 m / 13,779 ft)

Day 10
Trek to Gora 2 (4,500 m / 14,763 ft)

Day 11
Trek to Concordia (4,691 m / 15,390 ft)

Day 12
Trek to K2 Base camp  (5,100 m / 16,732 ft)

Day 13
Trek to Concordia

Day 14
Trek to Ali camp  (4,800 m / 15,478 ft)

Day 15
Trek to Khuspang (4,600 m / 15,091 ft)

Day 16
Trek to Saicho (3,350 m / 10,990 ft)

Day 17
Trek to Hushe (3,050 m / 10,006 ft) and get jeep back to Skardu

Day 18
Rest day in Skardu

Day 19
Fly to Islamabad (if flight is cancelled due to bad weather, then we drive to Chilas that day)

Day 20
Day of leisure in Islamabad

Day 21
Departure Home

Services


Included:

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from airport (both domestic and international)
  • Return domestic flight ticket Islamabad / Skardu
  • Transport of 1 duffle bag of a maximum weight of 20 kgs during the trek to Base Camp and on domestic flights
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at a good quality hotel in Islamabad on B/B basis on a double basis (single option at extra cost)
  • Accommodation in tents during the trek
  • Qualified support team including experienced guides, cooks and porters
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee)
  • Trekking permit and all fees and deposits required by the local regulations
  • First aid medical kit
  • Satellite phone for emergencies (available to members as a paying service)
  • Set of quality photos / film taken by our guides
  • 1 World Sherpas T-Shirt
  • Trekking map and trip certificate

Excluded:

  • Standard tips / bonus to guides and all staff
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Islamabad
  • Extras hotel charge (bar bills, laundry, additional nights)
  • Personal expenses during the trek such as battery charging (cameras, phone, laptops), showers, laundry, beverages, bottled water and snacks in lodges
  • Additional nights during the trek not planned by us
  • Internet access during the trek and at Base camp (we can arrange a Pakistani SIM card and top-up card for you at Islamabad for calls and internet)
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Personal medical, travel & evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • International airfare
  • Pakistani entry visa fee
Price / Date

15 June – 05 July 2020
US$3,200

 

Trip facts

Maximum altitude
5,585 m / 18,323 ft

Location
Pakistan, North Western Karakoram Range

Type of trek
Quite large path, no exposure, strenuous

We like
  • Trekking by four 8,000 m peaks, which is the largest concentration of the highest peaks anywhere on earth
  • The journey will take you into the heart of the Karakoram mountain range and experience the amazing Hushe valley
  • Share the acclimatization program with our K2 Expedition team as they prepare to climb ‘the savage mountain’
  • Gondogoro La and K2 Base camp trek is one of the most challenging and scenic treks in the world.