K2-Gondogoro Pass Trek

A JOUREY OF A LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE

$2,595.00

Among the list of the world’s most classic treks, K-2 and Gondogoro La is heaven for adventure enthusiasts where you can witness numerous high-altitude peaks and glaciers. The trek ascends towards Baltoro Glacier and Concordia, and then the return route is taken via Gondogoro La, making this trek a renowned trekking destination.

  • Trip Code Start and Finish
    • DP-TR-02
    Islamabad
  • Altitude Best time
    • 5560
    June - September
  • Activity Level Activity
    • Extreme
    Treks
  • Duration Meals
    • 20 Days
    All Meals
  • Group Size Guide
    • 8-12
    Local Guides
  • Reviews 4 Reviews
    3/5
K2-Gondogoro Pass Trek

Among the list of the world’s most classic treks, K-2 and Gondogoro La is heaven for adventure enthusiasts where you can witness numerous high-altitude peaks and glaciers. The trek ascends towards Baltoro Glacier and Concordia, and then the return route is taken via Gondogoro La, making this trek a renowned trekking destination. If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure opportunity, the K-2 Circular Trek will exceed your greatest expectations. This trek provides one of the most mesmerizing views of the second-highest peak in the world in the majestic Karakoram range. The journey encompasses a range of mountains in the Karakoram range, all between 6000-8611 meters. You’ll have an incomparable sight of some of the highest mountains, including K-2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum IV, Baltoro Kangri, Chogolisa, and many more. This classic expedition will include trekking over the 5th largest non-polar glacier in the world, Baltoro, which’s stretched across a length of 63 km.

Starting from Islamabad, we will move towards the Karakoram Mountains through Skardu. From here, we will take our trekkers towards Jhula. The next site will be Paiju, from where you can see the starting glimpse of Karakoram’s awe-inspiring glacier, Baltoro Glacier. We will rest at the developed campground of Urdukas before moving towards Goro II, the ideal spot to catch a glimpse of Trango Towers, Muztagh Tower, Masherbrum, and Gasherbrum IV. The next part of the journey will be Concordia, otherwise known as the throne room of the mountain gods. This spot serves the most beautified view of K-2 standing as a pyramid. Gondogoro La (5585 meters), the king of Pakistan’s most challenging treks, easily tops the bucket list of many adventurous trekkers. The high-altitude pass is the alternate return route from Concordia and upper Baltoro Glacier towards the Hushe Valley, home to the beautiful Laila Peak. This pass provides an impressive view of many peaks and glaciers such as the mighty K-2, Broad Peak, G-1, G-2, Masherbrum, Mustagh Tower, Biarchedi, Gasherbrum range, Mitre Peak, G-6, Chogolisa, Trango, and Liligo glacier. This trek equally justifies the raw beauty of melting glaciers and sky-high peaks alongside the green, lush scenery of Hushe Valley. Time permitting, an extension to Gasherbrum Base Camp from Concordia can also be made before proceeding toward Gondogoro La.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trek to Concordia the Throne of Mountain Gods
  • Trek over Gondogoro La Pass 5585 meters high to Laila Peak Base Camp
  • Trek to K-2 Base Camp, the mountain of mountaineers, and Broad Peak Base camp
  • Glimpses of Nanga Parbat, nicknamed a killer mountain
  • Trek on 63 kilometers long Baltoro Glacier-one of the longest glaciers out of the polar region
  • You will have glimpses of Trango Towers, Muztagh Tower, Masherbrum, Gasherbrum IV, Chogolisa Peak, and many more
  • Breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and glacier from Gondogoro La (5560M)
  • Meet Balti people and experience their culture
  • Sightseeing tours in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and Skardu
  • Trek kickstarts in Askoli and ends in Hushe Valley

KEY INFORMATION

  • Trip Length: 19 nights/20 days (7 hotel nights and 12 full-service camping nights)
  • Who can join? Those who have previous high-altitude experience, at 18 years old
  • Guide: The group will be headed by an experienced local guide who has led hundreds of groups over two decades.
  • Route: Islamabad-Skardu-Askoli-Concordia-Broad Peak Base Camp- K-2 Base Camp-Gondogoro Pass-Hushe-Skardu-Islamabad
  • Group formation: The group consists of 6-12 members, usually we run our trips with a minimum of 6 persons.

DETAILED LIST OF SERVICES

A detailed list of what is included and what is not included along with a meal plan, sightseeing, transportation, and crew will be mentioned in your trip dossier.

Call for general departures:

713 979 7485
The tour package inclusions and exclusions
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Local trekking guide
  • Domestic flights and domestic hotel/airport transfers
  • Standard hotel accommodation (usually 4 stars) in principal cities on a twin share, bed, and breakfast basis
  • Best available in Naran, Chilas, Skardu
  • All camping gear
  • Camp crew, cook, assistants, porters, their wages, meals, and insurance 
  • Meals in Naran, Chilas, Skardu and on the trek
  • A satellite phone is carried by your guide in case of an emergency.
  • Road transportation by private AC vehicles in cities, to and from Skardu, 4×4 Jeeps or land cruisers from and to Skardu
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Single, timed group airport transfer for international flight departure
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International air ticket & airport taxes. 
  • Visa fee for Pakistan and personal insurance  
  • Extra hotel accommodation, lunches & dinners in Islamabad
  • Beverages & Laundry
  • Sleeping bags, personal clothing, and trekking gear. 
  • Tips for crew, hotel & transport 

Itinerary

  1. 1

    Day 1 ISLAMABAD | Altitude: 500M

    Upon arrival at Islamabad Airport, transfer to hotel. Half day city tour:
    Our representative/guide will be at Islamabad International Airport to pick the group and transfer to the hotel (the new airport is about 40-45 at minutes’ drive from Islamabad city. In the afternoon a half day city tour will include a visit to Faisal Mosque, which was built in 1986, Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa and have a breathtaking aerial view of Islamabad from Daman-e-Koh. Drive back to hotel for an overnight stay.

     

    Accomodation: Standard Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast
  2. 2

    Day 2 ISLAMABAD - CHILAS | Altitude: 1265M

    A full day drive by an air-conditioned coach to Chilas about 10 hours from Besham or via beautiful Babusar Pass (4,200m) passing via Naran and Kaghan Valley. We will start early in the morning as the journey on the Hazara Motorway until Besham. Here we will have a lunch and continue on the 8th wonder of the world Karakorum Highway (KKH) along the mighty Indus River an awe-inspiring journey. The Kohistan region on this day is in the main highlights. En-route we will visit the ancient Buddhist rock engravings from Shatial along the River Indus. Overnight will be in a hotel.

     

    Traveling Time: via Besham: 470 kms/11 hours’ drive & via Babusar Pass: 397 kms/9 hours’ drive

    Accomodation: Standard Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 3 CHILAS – SKARDU | Altitude: 2250M

    We will continue the road journey to Skardu, driving on Karakoram Highway is an adventure in itself which is an unforgettable experience. En route to Skardu we will stop at Thalechi to have a spectacular view of Nanga Parbat (8125m) & the meeting place of three great mountain ranges; the Karakoram, Himalaya & Hindu Kush near Juglot.  Furthermore, we stop for lunch at Istak Nala a roaring river joins Indus here on the way to Skardu. Skardu is a small town, serve as a starting point for most of the expeditions in Karakoram. Overnight stay will be in a hotel. 

     

    Traveling Time: 260 kms, 9 hours’ drive

    Accomodation: Standard Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 4 SKARDU
    SKARDU

    Spare day for the final preparations. Optional visit to Kharpochu Fort & Manthal Buddha

    We will undertake final preparations for our trekking into the wilderness.  Depending on the availability of time, an optional visit to the town and an excursion to Kharpochu Fort (Built in the 17th Century) also offers a great view of the Skardu Valley, Sarfranga Desert, and Indus River from the fort, which is located on a mountain and Buddha rock engravings from 8th century 3 km from Sadpara Road.  Overnight will be in a hotel.

     

    Accomodation: Standard Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 5 SKARDU-ASKOLI-JHULA | Altitude : 3200M

    We will drive in four-wheel jeeps up the Shigar and Braldu valleys until we reach Askoli, a last and small settlement. We will cross Korophon (3109m) at the Biafo Glacier. The Biafo Glacier is the third biggest glacier in the Karakoram mountain range. It extends up to the Snow-Lake. The next stage proceeds from Korophon to Jhula along the Domardo River. An overnight stay will be in a camp. Our trekking will start from here and our first overnight stay in the wilderness.

     

    Traveling Time: 130 Km to Askoli and 17 km to Jula, 8-9 hours

    Accomodation: Full Service Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 6 TREK: JHULA-PAIJU | Altitude: 3600M

    The trek continues to Bardumal (3253m), which is situated in the Biaho-Lungma- Valley. The Ching-Kang-Valley appears on the opposite side with the views of Mango Gusar 6820m. Afterwards, the path proceeds via Bardumal to Paiju, which takes another 4 hours. A lush green campsite under the shadow of Paiju Peak (6611m). An overnight stay will be in tents. 

     

    Hiking Time: 18.8 km, 7-8 hours

    Accomodation: hotel
    Meals: food
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    Day 7 TREK-2: PAIJU-KHUBURTSE | Altitude: 4000M

    The Baltoro Glacier begins right after Paiju. Baltoro is one of the biggest glacier outside of the polar regions comprising a length of 62km. A narrow trail leads along the glacier tongue up to the great ice stream. It takes roughly 4-5 hours to walk across the glacier to the Khuburtse. It is located on the right side of the glacier. One gets a glimpse of Liligo Peak (6251m) if facing the south, and turning the view to the northwest, the world famous rock faces of Trango Towers rise up into the sky. An overnight stay will be in tent.

     

    Hiking Time: 13.0 km, 5 hours

    Accomodation: Full Service Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 8 TREK-3: KHUBURTSE – URDUKAS | Altitude: 4240M

    It is the last camp on the solid ground, which means that the next night will be on the glacier ice. This camp offers superb views of Biale (6729m), the Uli-Biaho (6417m), the Trango group, and the Muztagh Glacier. An overnight stay will be in tents.

     

    Hiking Time: 5.5 km, 3-4 hours 

    Accomodation: Full Service Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 9 TREK-4: URDUKAS – GORO-II | Altitude: 4500M

    The trek continues on the Baltoro-ice-stream and leads to Goro I within 3-4 hours. In the following lap, it takes another 2-3 hours to reach Goro II. The Yermanandu Glacier, which comes forward from the Masherbrum Glacier providing the spectacular view of Muztagh Tower (7270m), Masherbrum (7800m), Gasherbrum IV (7925m), is the 17th highest peak on the earth and 6th in Pakistan. The campsite is actually on the glacier, providing no much comfort yet pleasing experience. An overnight stay will be in a camp.

     

    Accomodation: Full Service Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 10 TREK-5: GORO-II – CONCORDIA | Altitude: 4687M

    The next lap of the trek proceeds from Goro II to the Concordia (4687m). The name Concordia has its origin in the British explorer Godwin Austen, who invented the name due to its almost 40km wide part where 14 glaciers come together from all directions. It is the most impressive campsite. If luck is on our side with the weather, we will have the most magnificent views of the mountain giants of Karakoram, including the crown K-2, which majestically stands just in front of you. The peaks tower over you, and all appear to be excitingly close, Gasherbrum-IV & V, Mitre Peak, Chogolisa 25,147ft/7,665m, Golden Throne (Baltoro Kangri) 23990ft/7312m and Broad Peak 26,401ft/8,047m are some of the high Karakoram giants to be seen. An overnight stay will be in tents. 

     

    Hiking Time: 12. 9 km, 5 hours

    Accomodation: Full Service Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 11 TREK-6: CONCORDIA – K-2 BASE CAMP Altitude: 5050M

    It takes 3 hours to reach Broad Peak Base Camp (4900M) and another 3 hours to K-2 Base Camp.

    An amazing day we will enjoy the dramatic views of the giant Karakorum Mountains along with large glaciers all around. While looking back gives you magnificent views of Chogholisa and several other beautiful mountains. The glaciers give an idea of Zebra Crossing on Baltoro Trek while looking backward. Walking on the white ice of the Sovia Glacier is a mind-blowing experience. Our biggest celebration today is getting to K2 Base Camp. Overnight in a tent.

     

    Hiking Time: 19 km, 5 hours

    Accomodation: Full Service Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 12 TREK-7: K-2 BASE CAMP | Altitude: 5050M

    A free day to explore around the K-2 base camp. Overnight in tents

     

    Accomodation: Full Service Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 13 TREK-8: K-2 BASE CAMP-CONCORDIA | Altitude: 5050M

    Trek back to Concordia.

     

    Time: 5 hours

    Accomodation: Full Service Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 14 TREK-9: CONCORDIA – ALI CAMP | Altitude: 5000M

    Continue to walk on Vigne Glacier, proving superb views of Chogolisa, and Mitre Peak, a rare mountain panorama and camp just below the pass. Overnight in tents.

     

    Hiking Time: 12 km, 5-6 hours

    Accomodation: Full Service Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 15 TREK-10: ALI CAMP-GONDOGORO LA- HUISPANG | Altitude: 5650M

    We start quite early in the morning (1:00 am) with the traverse of the Vigne Glacier to the Gondogoro. The trail continues via several 45-degree inclined steps – always alongside massive crevasses – up to Gondogoro-La for 4-6 hours. The Pass with its altitude of 5,650m provides a breathtaking view of the Karakoram’s great mountains in the world in good weather conditions. The descent to Huispang requires secure walking since it is quite long and tedious. The terrain has a maximum gradient of 45 degrees, with icy and stony ground, and can be reached in 4-6 hours to reach Huispang (4600m). Overnight in tents.

     

    Hiking Time: 20 Km, 12 hours

    Accomodation: Full Service Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 16 TREK-11: HUISPANG – SAICHO | Altitude: 3300m

    Proceeding along the lateral moraine we descend to Saicho, a pleasing campsite with a small shop and toilets. The trek is full of highlights all the way to Siacho passing through small lakes, lush green meadows, and spectacular views of snow-covering mountains. The best is the most beautiful campsite. Our porters will celebrate the crossing of Ghondoghoro La by the evening with local songs and dances that make fun.  Overnight in tents.    

     

    Hiking Time: 16 Km, 5-6 hours

    Accomodation: Full Service Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 17 TREK-12: SAICHO –HUSHE-SKARDU | Altitude: (3000m)

    Trek down to Hushe (3000m), where you may get a jeep to Skardu. The Indus and Shayok Rivers’ confluence is the day’s primary attraction as it travels from Khapolu to Skardu. Up till Skardu, there are wonderful villages all along the road.

     

    Hiking Time: 8 Km, + 168 Km, 3-4 hours

    Accomodation: Standard Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 18 SKARDU-ISLAMABAD/CHILAS

    Take a flight to Islamabad from Skardu with magnificent views of Nanga Parbat & other peaks of Karakoram, Himalaya & Hindukush, if the weather is good. On arrival in Islamabad, transfer to the hotel for a rest and an overnight stay.

    In case of flight cancellation due to bad weather, we will be driving on the Karakoram Highway to Chilas for an overnight stay in a hotel.

     

    Skardu- Islamabad by air: 1-hour
    Skardu-Chilas: by the road 9 hours

    Accomodation: Standard Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 19 ISLAMABAD

    In case of yesterday’s flight operation, we will take a half-day trip to the Taxila, an important archaeological site. It is here that you will find countless images of Buddha in stone and stucco. Important stages of Buddha’s life are depicted in the numerous panels that have been uncovered here. This great man of peace is portrayed in exquisitely carved sculptures and statues glorifying him and his life. Each one of these sculptures is a collector’s pride. We will also visit Taxila Archaeological Museum & Dharmarjika Stupa. Later, we will drive back to Islamabad for an overnight hotel stay.
    In case of yesterday’s flight cancellation, we continue our journey to Islamabad with a lunch break in Besham/Naran.

     

    Half day city tour of Taxila or drive to Islamabad from Chilas

    Accomodation: Standard Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 20 DEPARTURE FROM ISLAMABAD 

    Transfer to Islamabad Airport for homebound flight.

     

    We wish you a very safe Journey with unforgettable memories with Discover Pakistan!

IMPORTANT NOTE:

We always do the best in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary access restrictions, weather, lodging/campground availability, guest ability/injury, and natural disasters like heavy rains, flooding, and other potential causes. Sometimes we experience unforeseen happens to affect the plan.


CUSTOMIZE THIS TOUR

Would you like to customize this trip? We would be very happy to tailor made this experience for you and your companions. Our team is here to guide you through the process. We will take the time to listen to your aspirations, understand your travel style, and work closely with you to craft a personalized itinerary. Please click here to fill the trip information form.

Additional Information

PASSPORT AND VISA

Participants of all nationalities are required to have a valid passport with six months remaining validity and a visa for Pakistan. Visas must be applied online at https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/
The main category is MOUNTAINEERING & TREKKING and the sub-category is TREKKING. You will need a letter of invitation (LOI) which our office will provide along with the requisite documents like a Discover Pakistan license copy and National Identity Card of the issuing authority

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND A VISA FOR PAKISTAN.

TREKKING PERMIT

As the K-2 Base Camp & Gondogoro La (The Circular Trek) falls in the restricted areas, a trekking permit is required and the security clearance process usually takes 30-45 days. It is highly recommended to apply at least 60 days in advance for delays. Your visa application is linked with the application for the trekking permit.

PERSONAL INSURANCE

As the trip is strenuous, it is a mandatory requirement to have an insurance policy for accidents, medical and helicopter evacuation covering at least $ 30,000.

VACCINATIONS

Currently, all passengers entering Pakistan require a COVID VACCINATION CERTIFICATE (fully vaccinated). Those who do not have vaccination due to medicate reasons will need a certificate from a doctor. Those entering Pakistan without a Covid vaccination certificate need to show negative PCR as well.
You do not need to show proof of any other vaccination but highly recommend having other vaccines.

DRESS

In the cities like Islamabad, there is no problem if you are in Western dress but in remote regions including Skardu, you will need to have a full dress (covering your body)

LOCAL CREW

The local crew includes a licensed guide, cook, assistant cook, porter’s Sirdar, and porters. Our guides and cooks are well-experienced, strong, supportive, and friendly. They performed their duties with full dedication to facilitate our valued clients.

GROUP JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

The tour starts and ends in Islamabad. Discover Pakistan, a guide or representative will be at the airport to pick up the clients with the welcome signboard of Discover Pakistan. We can also make reservations for pre and post-nights if anyone arrives early or departs late.

HIKING AT ALTITUDE

The K-2 Circular Trek is rated as a strenuous hike on the rocky, glacial terrain and some exposed section makes it a tough trek, but provides some of the most stunning views in the world. All members must be physically fit and capable of walking for about 6-8 hours a day as the highest point of the trek is above 5000m. However, the itinerary is designed in such a way that provides acclimatization by gaining height gradually, which allows the body to adjust to reduce air pressure at higher altitudes. For more details, you can click on the link below.

Here’s What Flatlanders Need to Know About Hiking at Altitude

PERSONAL GEAR

A list of personal equipment is provided below you can make personal kits according to your needs.

  • Gore-Tex Trekking Shoes (1 pair)
  • Socks (2-3 pairs)
  • Gaiters (1 set)
  • Crampons (1 set)
  • Slippers (1 pair)
  • T-shirts (2-3)
  • Trousers (2-3 pairs)
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Warm Clothing including inner dress/thermals
  • Gore-Tex Jacket (1 piece)
  • Down Jacket (1 piece)
  • Sun Cap (1 piece)
  • Warm Hat (1 piece)
  • Neck Cover (1 piece)
  • Hand Gloves/Mittens (2 pairs)
  • Rucksack (backpack) 50-60L
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping Bag (-20C—30C)
  • Umbrella
  • Headlamp (with extra batteries)
  • Ultraviolet Protection Sun Glasses
  • Sun Cream
  • Chap Stick or Lip Balm
  • Water bottle
  • Personal medication (if advised by the physician)
  • Note: Some equipment is available for rent or sale in Skardu

LOCAL TIME

Pakistan uses one-time zone, which is Pakistan Standard Time (PKT). This is UTC+05:00 — that is, five hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time.

ELECTRICITY

The power plugs and sockets in Pakistan are of type C and D. Type C plug has two round pins & the type D plug has three round pins arranged in a triangular pattern. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. It is recommended to bring a power plug adapter.

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE

Most major currencies are US Dollar & Euro, these are easily changed in Islamabad and Skardu as well. However, the exchange rate in Skardu is not as good as compared to Islamabad. You can check the foreign currency exchange rate at https://www.nbp.com.pk/RateSheet/index.aspx. The exchange rates in the open market differ from the bank rate.

TIPS

Tips for a guide, cook, assistant cook, Porter’s Sidar, and porters are customary. However, it is absolutely at the discretion of clients to decide about the amount of tips.

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) offers 20 kg (1 piece) on a domestic flight in economy class to/from Skardu. For extra baggage (1 piece up to 20 kg), they charge PKR 5800 currently which is subject to change.

EQUIPMENT (SHOPPING/RENTAL)

Personal clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, and personal trekking gear can be purchased/rented in Skardu. Some of the items may not be available for rent and need to be purchased. Please confirm with us in advance.

DEPARTURE TAXES

No departure taxes are applicable at Pakistan international airports. However, you can check with your concerned international carrier before traveling.

Other InformationAbout Tour

MEALS 

3 meals a day will be provided during the hotel stay except for lunches and dinners in Islamabad. There will be one farewell dinner in Islamabad at the end of the trip. 

FOOD ON TREKKING

We do cater to any special food requirements during trekking if any client has food allergies or special dietary needs like vegetarian and vegan etc.  

BREAKFAST

Below is the list of major items we provide in the breakfasts with a combination of four or five items a day. 

  1. Porridge
  2. Corn Flacks
  3. Eggs (Omelets/Fried or according to demand)
  4. Paratha (a local form of bread)
  5. Muesli
  6. Jam
  7. Honey
  8. Marmalade
  9. Black tea
  10. Coffee
  11. Milk etc.

LUNCH

Below is the list of major items we provide at the lunches with a combination of three to four items a day during trekking. 

  1. Peanut butter
  2. Tuna Fish
  3. Sardine Fish
  4. Paratha  (Continued on next page)
  5. Cookies Sweet
  6. Cookies Saltish
  7. Dry Fruit
  8. Tin Fruit
  9. Potatoes/peas
  10. Green tea/Mixed tea
  11. Tang etc.

DINNER

You will have a complete dinner with soup, two curries plus rice or Spaghetti or Macaroni & chapatti. There will be a dessert & green tea and coffee etc. as well. 

  1. Chapatti
  2. Spaghetti
  3. Macaroni
  4. Pasta
  5. Meat (Chicken, Mutton & Beef)
  6. Fresh vegetables
  7. Backed beans
  8. Green peas
  9. Noodles(Meggi)
  10. Salad
  11. Lentils
  12. Green tea etc.

DESERT

  1. Pudding
  2. Kheer Mix
  3. Custard
  4. Jelly
  5. Fruit (Water Melon, Mangoes) for the first weeks

Any intolerance or allergies to the food items must be communicated in advance. If you have any personal choices that we can meet will also be provided. 

DRINKING WATER

It is highly recommended to use mineral water in the cities and boiled/ filtered or purified water during the trekking. Do not drink running water from the rivers and streams.

WEATHER

The weather in Islamabad is extremely hot during the summer season. You can expect a temperature between 30-40 degrees centigrade. If you travel by road to Skardu, expect the weather to be very hot as well. In Skardu, the weather is similar to Islamabad, except 25-38 degrees centigrade. During the trekking on sunny days, expect the weather to be warm without any shade. Especially during the trek between Askole/Jhula to Urdukas, the weather will be extremely hot on those days. It is advised to have proper sun protection in the form of an umbrella, a wide-brim hat, and plenty of sunscreens. However, the weather in the nighttime is cooler above 4000 meters, you can even expect the temperature to get down to below zero and experience snowfall.

WHO SHOULD DO THE TREK?

K-2 Base Camp Ghondoghoro Pass Hike is a wilderness trek, with no access to towns/villages and limited inhabitants during the whole duration (two weeks) of the trek. You will hike as high as 5560 meters (K-2 Base Camp) and the trekking route is strenuous with river crossings, uneven terrain, glaciers, and boulders on the way. The trek is recommended for individuals with physical fitness and in good health. And should also know the techniques for using trekking equipment.

BOOKING & DEPOSITS

The trip can be reserved as an initial deposit of 30% at the time of booking. The initial deposit shall not be refunded but can be transferred for a future trip.

 

FINAL PAYMENT

We accept the full trip costs 30 days before the commencement of the tour. The payments are only accepted in cash/bank transfers in a bank account. We don’t accept payments through credit cards. Please do not accept any invoice which is not generated by Discover Pakistan and sent through the official email id.

1) Cancellations must be notified in writing to Discover Pakistan or the agent through which the trip is booked. Cancellation charges shall be levied as follows:
Cancellation before 30 days or more-After a deduction of 30%, the remaining amount will be refunded. If the deposit is retained with the consent of our client no cancellation charges will be applied. The full amount will be adjusted with a future trip.
Cancellation within 2 weeks before departure –50 % of the package offer
Cancellation within one week of departure or no-show –Loss of full payment

2) There shall be no refunds if you leave the trip for any reason whatsoever, either voluntarily or involuntarily, after the trip has begun. No refunds shall be made for any meals, accommodation, or services not utilized.

WHY BOOK WITH DISCOVER PAKISTAN?

Discover Pakistan is one of the leading Destination Management and Tour servicing company founded to meet the travel needs of explorers, researchers, mountaineers, and trekkers from all around the world. We always strive to focus on the safety, integrity, and comfort of our valued clients without any discrimination.

 

OUR VALUES

We have a designed set of values for our company that guides us to deliver the best travel experience to our clients, these values include:
Integrity
Communication
Client Safety and Security
Customer Oriented Services
Continuous Improvement
Customer Satisfaction

RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS COMMUNITY

We are aware of our responsibility towards the local communities, their customs, and the environment. Therefore, a part of our income is specifically allocated towards humanitarian activities including student support, skill development programs & micro-credit loans to women without interest, etc. Details can be provided on request.

OUR CLIENT

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  1. What is the best time to trek K2?

    The best time to trek K2 is from June to September. During this period, the weather is relatively stable, and the conditions are ideal for trekking. However, keep in mind that the temperature in the mountains can be unpredictable, and you should be prepared for sudden changes in weather conditions.

  2. What kind of physical condition do I need to be in for K2 trekking?

    Trekking K2 is a physically demanding activity that requires a high level of fitness. You should have good cardiovascular endurance and be able to hike for several hours at a time. Training your leg muscles by doing exercises such as lunges and squats is also a good idea.

  3. Do I need any special equipment for K2 trekking?

    Yes, you’ll need to bring a variety of specialized equipment for K2 trekking, including sturdy hiking boots, a warm sleeping bag, a waterproof tent, warm clothing, and a good-quality backpack. You may also want to consider bringing a trekking pole and a headlamp.

    What is the altitude of K2 Base Camp? The altitude of K2 Base Camp is approximately 5,150 meters (16,900 feet) above sea level. It’s important to acclimatize properly to the high altitude to avoid altitude sickness. You should plan to spend several days at lower altitudes to allow your body to adjust to the altitude before ascending higher.

  4. Is it safe to trek K2?

    Trekking K2 is generally safe, but inherent risks are associated with any high-altitude trekking. You should always trek with an experienced guide and be prepared for emergencies. It’s important to listen to your body and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, dizziness, and nausea. If you experience these symptoms, you should descend to a lower altitude immediately

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Reviewed On 20/12/2023

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Reviewed On 20/12/2023

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Lejla Fizovic
Reviewed On 26/01/2017
5/5

Truly a fantastic tour. We thoroughly enjoyed every step of this tour and the final bungee Jumping was an adventure I don’t think I would ever able to forget, I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who loves adventure.

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Reviewed On 26/01/2017
5/5

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Extensions

At Discover Pakistan, we offer the opportunity to prolong and enrich your travel experience beyond the initial itinerary. Whether you’re exploring a new city, venturing into the wilderness, or embarking on a cultural immersion, our trip extensions allow you to delve deeper into the destination and discover hidden gems that may have otherwise remained undiscovered. By extending your journey, you can embrace new adventures, indulge in authentic experiences, and create lasting memories. Whether it’s an extra day, few days, or a week, trip extensions provide the flexibility to personalize your travel and make the most of your time away.

Our team of travel experts is available to provide detailed itineraries, answer any queries you may have, and tailor the extensions to meet your preferences and requirements. Whether you are interested in extending your journey to explore cultural destinations, indulge in luxury experiences, or venture into off-the-beaten-path destinations, we are committed to creating an unforgettable experience for you.

Below are some sample extensions, however they can be customized to suit your needs, please feel free to contact us via email or phone. Our dedicated team will be delighted to assist you, providing comprehensive information, and helping you plan your dream vacation.

HUNZA VALLEY EXTENSION

Embark on an enchanting trip extension to the captivating Hunza Valley after conquering the challenging K2 Base Camp trek. Nestled amidst the majestic Karakoram Mountains in northern Pakistan, Hunza Valley is a gem waiting to be discovered. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality, this extension promises an unforgettable journey into a paradise on Earth.

DAY 01:  SKARDU-KARIMABAD
DAY 02:  KARIMABAD
DAY 03: KARIMABAD-KUNJERAB PASS-PASSU
DAY 04: PASSU-CHILAS
DAY 05: CHILAS-ISLAMABAD
DAY 06: DEPARTURE

LAHORE EXTENSION

Indulge in the cultural richness and historical splendor of Lahore with a four-day extension after your K2 Base Camp trek. Discover the city’s captivating architecture, explore its ancient landmarks, and immerse yourself in its vibrant arts and culture scene.

DAY 01:  ISLAMBAD-LAHORE
DAY 02: LAHORE EXPLORATION
DAY 03: LAHORE EXPLORATION
DAY 04: LAHORE-ISLAMABAD
DAY 05:  DEPARTURE

DUBAI EXTENSION

After conquering the challenging K2 Base Camp trek, treat yourself to a luxurious three-day extension in the mesmerizing city of Dubai. This vibrant metropolis is renowned for its opulent lifestyle, futuristic architecture, and world-class entertainment. Indulge in unparalleled luxury and immerse yourself in the city’s extravagant offerings.

DAY 01: Dubai
DAY 02: Explore Dubai
DAY 03:  Explore Dubai
DAY 04:  Departure

TURKEY EXTENSION

Congratulations on completing the exhilarating K2 Base Camp trek! As you conclude your adventure in the stunning Karakoram Mountains, why not treat yourself to a well-deserved five-day extension in captivating Turkey? This extension will allow you to unwind, explore a new culture, and indulge in the rich history and captivating landscapes of this transcontinental country.

DAY 01: Arrive in Istanbul
DAY 02: Explore Istanbul
DAY 03: Explore Istanbul
DAY 04: Departure