K2 Base Camp Trek

$2,495.00

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  • Trip Code Start and Finish
    • DP-TR-01
    Islamabad
  • Altitude Best time
    • 5,150 meters
    June-September
  • Activity Level Activity
    • Extreme
    Treks
  • Duration Meals
    • 20 days
    All Meals
  • Group Size Guide
    • 08-12 pax
    Local Guides
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K2 Base Camp Trek

The Concordia K-2 Base Camp Trek will exceed your greatest expectations if you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure opportunity. This trek provides one of the most mesmerizing views of the second-highest peak in the world, K-2, in the majestic Karakoram Range. The journey encompasses not just the K-2 peak but also a range of mountains in the Karakoram between 6,000 and 8,611 meters of altitude. You’ll have an incomparable sight of some of the highest mountains through the mighty trail, including K-2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum IV, Baltoro Kangri, Chogolisa, and many more.

This classic expedition will include trekking over Baltoro, the fifth-largest non-polar glacier in the world, which stretches across a length of 63 km. The journey will commence from Islamabad. Once trekkers have gathered, we will move towards the Karakoram Mountains through always succeeded in attracting never failed to attract tourists. From here, we will take our trekkers toward Jhula via Askoli.

The following camping site will be in Paiju. We will first glimpse Karakoram’s awe-inspiring glacier, Baltoro Glacier. The developed campground of Urdukas will provide the break you need before moving towards Goro II.

Next up will be what you’ve been waiting for your entire life: Concordia, otherwise known as the throne room of the mountain gods. The name has been rightfully given, as this spot lies deep within the Karakoram Range, and standing on top of it feels nothing less than a sight from the world’s roof. The view from here makes the tiring journey worthwhile as you gaze at the world’s mightiest mountain ranges. Here, you will get the most beautiful view of K-2 standing tall like a pyramid.

TRIP FACTS      

Trip Code: DP-TR-01                                                                                            

Best time: Early June to Mid-September 

Maximum Elevation: 5,150 meters

Trek Grade: Strenuous

Trip Length (Islamabad-Islamabad): 19 nights/20 days (8 hotel nights & 11 camping nights)

Who can join? Those who have previous high-altitude experience 

Guide: The group will be headed by a local guide

Group Size: 08-12 pax 

Route: Islamabad-Skardu-Askoli-Concordia-Broad Peak Base Camp- K-2 Base Camp-Islamabad 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trek to Concordia, the Throne of Mountain GodsTrek to K-2 Base camp-the mountain of mountaineers
  • Glimpses of Nanga Parbat, nicknamed a killer mountain
  • Trek to the Base Camp of Broad Peak
  • 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
  • Meet Balti people and experience their culture 

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.

1-TRANSPORTATION

  • Airport transfers in Islamabad and Skardu 
  • Domestic flights between Islamabad-Skardu-Islamabad in economy class with 20 kg checked baggage
  • Air-conditioned private transportation for one-day sightseeing in Islamabad 
  • Private transportation for one-day sightseeing in Skardu. 
  • 4×4 jeeps/Toyotas from Skardu to Jhula and Hushe/Jhula to Skardu for members and luggage.  

Note: Flights to the northern areas of Pakistan are subject to weather conditions. In case of a flight cancellation, the surface transfer will be provided with one-night accommodation in Chilas or Naran.

2-ACCOMMODATION

  • seven nights’ hotel accommodation in standard hotels (4 nights in Islamabad in a 3* hotel and 3 nights in Skardu in an excellent traditional tourist class hotel) on a twin/double sharing basis. 

Note: Please check the single supplement charges to use a single room.

 3-FOOD (MEALS) 

  • During hotel stays, breakfasts in Islamabad and full board (three meals) elsewhere. 
  • A farewell dinner in Islamabad at the end of the trip

4-MEAL DURING CAMPING 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner
  • Tea, green tea, or coffee

Menu:  Breakfast: Combination of eggs, corn-flex, porridge, jam, honey, coffee, tea, etc. 

Lunch:  One dish lunch at the base camp and picnic lunch during the trek

Dinner:  Complete meal; soup, two/three dishes (combination of rice, mutton/beef, chicken,

Pulses, vegetables, pasta, spaghetti, etc.), salad, and dessert

5-TAXES AND FEES

  • Trekking Fee (US $ 50/-)
  • Environment Fee (US $ 150/-)
  • Road taxes
  • Camping fees during the trek.
  • Bridge crossing fees.

6-PORTERAGE 

  • Porters are trekking food, camping equipment, and personal gear of trekkers.
  • A free baggage allowance of 15 kilograms per trekker is for personal gear. 

7-LOCAL STAFF

Services of the following staff are included in the price. 

  • Local trekking guide 
  • Cook 
  • Cook helper (s) 

 

8-INSURANCE OF LOCAL STAFF

Insurance premium of a local guide, cook, cook helpers, etc. 

9- CAMPING EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping tent for camping shared by two pax
  • Toilet tent
  • Complete mess tent/table/chairs
  • Mattresses
  • Toilet papers etc

Note: Single tent can be provided; please check for single supplement charges 

10-MESS/KITCHEN EQUIPMENT

  • Complete kitchen equipment, including kitchen tent, mess tent, tables & chairs, etc. 

11- EMERGENCY SUPPORT

  • A set of oxygen (4 litters gas cylinder, mask & regulator) will be available for emergencies. 
  • A set of satellite phones for emergency calls 
  • Basic first aid kit (we recommend bringing your own first aid medicine from your home country) 

12- WATER FILTERS 

There will be water filters or purification pills. You can ask the cook to fill your bottle with boiled water every morning during the trek. 

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Below mentioned services are not included in our package, but some can be provided on request in advance. Please contact DP for further detail. 

  • International air ticket & airport taxes. 
  • Visa fee for Pakistan and personal insurance 
  • Extra hotel nights & meals due to change in plan 
  • Lunches & dinners in Islamabad
  • Beverages & Laundry
  • Sleeping bags, personal clothing, and trekking gear. 
  • Tips for trekking staff 
  • Tips for hotel & transport 
  • Any other service that is not mentioned in the list of services 

TERMS & CONDITIONS 

  • All trekking members will go together in one group and come back together.  The cost will also be charged if the group splits for personal reasons. 
  • Any extra cost due to road blockade or any other unforeseen reason will be charged in addition to the normal package offered. 

Itinerary

  1. 1

    Day 1 ISLAMABAD

    Upon arrival at Islamabad International Airport, our dedicated representative/guide will be eagerly waiting to welcome you and assist with your luggage warmly. The airport is conveniently located approximately 40-45 minutes away from Islamabad city. From there, we will swiftly transfer you to your comfortable hotel, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free journey. Later in the afternoon, get ready to explore the beautiful city of Islamabad on a fascinating half-day city tour. Our knowledgeable guide will accompany you throughout the excursion, providing fascinating insights and information about the city’s rich cultural heritage.
    The tour highlights include visiting the iconic Faisal Mosque, a magnificent architectural marvel constructed in 1986. Marvel at its grandeur and take in the serene ambiance surrounding this significant religious landmark.
    Next, we will visit the Pakistan Monument, a national pride and unity symbol. Admire the intricate design and learn about the historical significance behind this striking structure.
    To further immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Pakistan, we will take you to Lok Virsa. This cultural heritage museum showcases the diversity and artistic traditions of the nation. Explore its fascinating exhibits and discover the depth of Pakistan’s cultural tapestry.
    Before concluding the city tour, we will head to Daman-e-Koh, a picturesque viewpoint that offers a breathtaking aerial view of Islamabad’s sprawling landscape. Capture stunning photographs and relish the panoramic vista that stretches before you.
    As the sun sets, we will drive you back to your hotel, where you can unwind and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay. Reflect upon the day’s discoveries and anticipate the exciting adventures that lie ahead in this enchanting city.
    Altitude: 1,650 ft( 507M)

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    Day 2 ISLAMABAD - CHILAS

    Board on an awe-inspiring full-day adventure by traveling in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach along the renowned Karakoram Highway, often called the 8th wonder of the world. Our journey will commence early in the morning, taking us approximately 12 hours to reach the beautiful town of Chilas via the enchanting routes of Besham. Alternatively, we can opt for the slightly shorter and equally scenic 10-hour drive through the breathtaking Babusar Pass.

    During our unforgettable voyage, we will have the opportunity to explore the mesmerizing ancient Buddhist rock engravings at Shatial, which hold rich historical and cultural significance. These intricate engravings offer a glimpse into the lives and beliefs of the people who once inhabited these lands, showcasing their artistic prowess and spiritual devotion.

    As the day ends, we will find respite in a comfortable hotel, where we can relax and rejuvenate after our exhilarating journey. The hotel will provide a tranquil sanctuary, ensuring a peaceful overnight stay and preparing us for the adventures.

    Altitude: 4,150 ft (1265M) 

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

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 3 CHILAS – SKARDU

    We will continue our road journey to Skardu, driving on the Karakoram Highway, an adventure that promises an unforgettable experience. En route to Skardu, we will stop at Thalechi to witness the breathtaking view of Nanga Parbat (8,125m), one of the highest peaks in the world.
    Additionally, Thalechi offers a magnificent vantage point where the three great mountain ranges converge: the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Hindu Kush. We will also visit the nearby town of Juglot, known as the meeting place of these three majestic mountain ranges.
    Skardu, a charming small town, is the starting point for numerous expeditions in the Karakoram region. Nestled amidst the awe-inspiring landscape of towering peaks and crystal-clear lakes, Skardu is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The town offers a range of accommodations, and we will spend the night at a comfortable hotel, ensuring a well-rested stay before embarking on further adventures in the region.
    Altitude: 7, 381 ft (2250M)
    Traveling Time: 260 km, 6 hours’ drive

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 4 SKARDU

    Spare day for the final preparations. Optional visit of 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.

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    Day 5 SKARDU-ASKOLI-JHULA

    We will drive in four-wheel jeeps up the Shigar through charming villages of Braldu valley with spectacular views of the snow-topped mountains of Karakorum that lead to Askoli, the last and small settlement. We will cross Korophon (3109m) at the Biafo Glacier. It is the third biggest glacier in the Karakoram mountain range. A charismatic trek leads up to the Snow Lake and Hispar Pass to Nagar and Hunza Valley. The next stage proceeds from Korophon to Jhula along the Domardo River. The views of Latok and Ogre (7,400m) peaks on Baifo Glacier in the distance are fabulous this day. Our trekking will start from here and the first overnight stay in the wilderness under the shade of Bakhor Dass Peak 5809 m a beautiful pyramid with tiny ice at the top. An overnight stay will be in a camp.
    Altitude (Jhula): 10,498 ft (3200M)
    Traveling Time: 130km + 17. 5 km, 8-9 hours

    Accomodation: Camp/Tent
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    Day 6 TREK-1: JHULA-PAIJU

    The trek continues to Bardumal (3253m), which is situated in the Biaho-Lungma- Valley. The Ching-Kang-Valley appears on the opposite side, viewing one of the beautiful peaks, Mango Gusar 6820 m. Afterward, the path proceeds via Bardumal to Paiju, which takes another 4 hours. Today, the view of the first above 8000s peaks Broad Peak (8051m) if you are lucky enough with weather conditions. A lush green campsite under the shadow of Paiju Peak (6611m). An overnight stay will be in tents.
    Altitude (Paiju): 11, 811 ft (3,600M)
    Hiking Time: 18.8 km 7-8 hours

    Accomodation: Camp/Tent
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    Day 7 TREK-2: PAIJU-KHUBURTSE

    The Baltoro Glacier begins after an hour right after Paiju. Baltoro is one of the largest glaciers outside of the polar regions comprising a length of 62km. A narrow trail leads along the glacier tongue up to the excellent ice stream. It takes roughly 4-5 hours to walk across Liligo and to Khuburtse on the first day on the glacier. Liligo 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 the tent.
    Altitude (Khuburtse): 13,123 ft (4000M)
    Hiking Time: 13.0 Km 5 hours

    Accomodation: Camp/Tent
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    Day 8 TREK-3: KHUBURTSE – URDUKAS

    Welcome to the most breathtaking campsite nestled on solid ground, where your next night’s adventure awaits on the magnificent glacier ice. This beautiful campsite offers unrivaled views of the majestic peaks, including the awe-inspiring Biale (6729m), the superb Uli-Biaho (6417m), the formidable Choricho, the legendary Trango group, and the awe-inspiring Muztagh Glacier. Your overnight stay will be in cozy tents, allowing you to immerse yourself in the peacefulness of this remarkable setting. Get ready for an unforgettable experience surrounded by nature’s grandeur.
    Altitude (Urdukas):13,910 ft (4240M)
    Hiking Time: 8.1 Km 4-5 hours

    Accomodation: Camp/Tent
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    Day 9 TREK-4: URDUKAS – GORO-II

    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 a spectacular view of Muztagh Tower (7270m), Masherbrum (7821m), and Gasherbrum IV (7925m), is the 17th highest peak on the earth and 6th in Pakistan. The campsite is actually on the glacier, providing not much comfort yet a pleasing experience, and it is the coldest campsite on this entire trek. An overnight stay will be in a camp.

    Altitude (Goro-II): 14,763 ft (4500M)
    Hiking Time: 11.6 km, 6 hours

    Accomodation: Camp/Tent
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    Day 10 TREK-5: GORO-II – CONCORDIA

    The next lap of the trek proceeds from Goro II to the Concordia (4687m). The name Concordia originates 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. Suppose luck is on our side with the weather. In that case, 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 tantalizingly 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.
    Altitude (Concordia): 15,377 ft (4687M)
    Hiking Time: 12.9 km 6 hours

    Accomodation: Camp/Tents
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    Day 11 TREK-6: CONCORDIA – K-2 BASE CAMP

    On a fantastic day, it takes approximately 3 hours to reach Broad Peak Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 4900 meters, followed by another 3 hours to reach K-2 Base Camp. As we embark on this breathtaking journey, we are greeted by awe-inspiring views of the majestic Karakorum Mountains and vast glaciers. Seeing these towering peaks leaves us in awe while looking back offers magnificent vistas of Chogholisa and numerous other picturesque mountains. The glaciers below resemble a stunning tapestry, resembling the famous Zebra Crossing on the Baltoro Trek. However, the real highlight of our adventure is the chance to walk on the glistening white ice of the Sovia Glacier, an experience that truly captivates the mind. Tonight, we celebrate our accomplishment of reaching K2 Base Camp, where we will spend the night in tents, surrounded by the grandeur of nature.
    Altitude (K-2 Base Camp): 16,568 ft (5050M)
    Hiking Time: 19 km 6 hours

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    Day 12 TREK-7: K-2 BASE CAMP

    Altitude (K-2 Base Camp): 5050M
    A free day to explore around K-2 base camp with fun and stunning view under the shade of towering Mountains. We will visit the K-2 memorial to experience tragics on the giant Karakorum that first occurred in 1953. Overnight in tent

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    Day 13 TREK-8: K-2 BASE CAMP-CONCORDIA-GORO-II

    Trek back to Concordia and then to Goro-II. An easy descending on the same route, we came up with the same highlights and vistas. Overnight in tents.
    Hike Time: 7-8 hours.

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    Day 14 TREK-9: GORO-II – KHUBURTSE

    Hike Time: 8 hours
    Trek down to Khuburtse via Urdukas. Overnight will be in tents

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    Day 15 TREK-10: KHUBURTSE – BARDUMAL

    Altitude (Bardumal): 3253M
    Time: 7-8 hours
    Again a long day for decent down to the Bardumal, it is a refreshing campsite situated in a grove of willow and poplar trees with a freshwater stream running through it. An overnight stay will be in tents.

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    Day 16 TREK-11: BARDUMAL –JHULA-SKARDU

    Descending down to Jhula takes 2-3 hours. We will board onto jeeps waiting for us. The driving time takes 6 hours, depending on the road condition. On arrival in Skardu, the group will be transferred to a hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
    Travel Time: 2-3 hours’ trek & 6 hours’ drive

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    Day 17 SKARDU

    Reserve day

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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 drive 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: Hotel
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    Day 19 ISLAMABAD

    A Half day city tour of Taxila or drive to Islamabad from Chilas
    In case of yesterday’s flight operation, we will take a half-day trip to the Taxila, an important archaeological site. Here, you will find countless images of Buddha in stone and stucco. Critical 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.

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    Day 20 DEPARTURE FROM ISLAMABAD 

    Transfer to Islamabad Airport for homebound flight.

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.

Essential Information

PASSPORT AND VISA

Participants of all nationalities must 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 the 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 Classic Trek falls in 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 to delays. Your application for a visa is linked with the application for the trekking permit. 

PERSONAL INSURANCE

As the trip is of strenuous nature; it is a mandatory requirement to have an insurance policy for accidents, medical and helicopter evacuation covering at least $ 30,000. We recommend you the SafetyWing Nomad Insurance

VACCINATIONS

Currently, all passengers entering Pakistan require a COVID VACCINATION CERTIFICATE (fully vaccinated). Those who do not have a vaccination for medication reasons will need a certificate from a doctor. Those entering Pakistan without a Covid vaccination certificate also need to show negative PCR. 

You do not need proof of any other vaccination, but I highly recommend 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 must 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 pre- and post-night reservations if anyone arrives early or departs late. 

HIKING AT ALTITUDE

The K-2 Base Camp Trek, also known as the Classic Trek, is rated as a strenuous hike due to its rocky, glacial terrain and some exposed sections. These challenging aspects make it an arduous trek, but they also provide some of the most stunning views in the world. All participants must be physically fit and capable of walking for approximately 6-8 hours per day as the trek reaches its highest point at an altitude of over 5150m. However, the itinerary is carefully designed to allow for acclimatization by gradually increasing gaining height, which enables the body to adjust to the reduced air pressure at higher altitudes. For more detailed information, please click on the link below.

https://www.backpacker.com/skills/backpacking-fitness/how-to-hike-strong-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, 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 dollars & Euro; these are also easily changed in Islamabad and Skardu. However, the exchange rate in Skardu is not as good as in 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 clients’ discretion 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, medical kits, and 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 Information About 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 the trekking if any client has food allergies or special dietary needs like vegetarian and vegan etc.  

BREAKFAST

Below is the list of significant items we provide in the breakfasts, with a combination of four or five items daily. 

  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 watermelon, Mangoes (in 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 scorching 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 scorching 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 scorching 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 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 5150 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 cost 60 days prior to 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 an 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:

  1. 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. 
  2. Cancellation within 2 weeks before departure –50 %  of the package offer
  3. 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. 

The CLIENT

We have worked with both local & foreign clients and are proud to say that Discover Pakistan has a long list of satisfied partners and individual clients around the world. We maintain a balance between cost and quality. Our business philosophy, and the secret to our success, is “LESS PROFIT EQUALS MORE CLIENTS, AND MORE CLIENTS EQUALS MORE PROFIT’

  1. How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

    Trekking K2 is a physically demanding activity requiring a high fitness level. 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.

  2. What is the best time to trek K2?

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

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

    Yes, you’ll need to bring various 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.

  4. 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. Acclimatizing appropriately to the high altitude is essential to avoid altitude sickness. You should spend several days at lower altitudes to allow your body to adjust to the altitude before ascending higher.

  5. 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 essential 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 immediately descend to a lower altitude.

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July 26, 2024 - August 16, 2024
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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, a 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:  ISLAMABAD-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