18 Days K2 Base Camp - Concordia & Gandogoro La clock 22 June – 5 July

Departure Date

22 Jun - 05 Jul

Duration

18 Days

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20

18 Days K2 Base Camp – Concordia & Gandogoro La clock 22 June – 5 July

 

18 Days K2 Base Camp – Concordia & Gandogoro La clock 22 June – 5 July (CARAVAN tours and treks)

We plan your destinations with every bit of the journey. The caravan has started with an intention and goal to explore Pakistan, as Pakistan is the blessed land in terms of mountains, rivers, glaciers, lakes, deserts, long coastal belts and home to many wildlife species.
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Introduction:

This is considered to be one of the world’s great treks with breathtaking scenery unsurpassed anywhere else in the high mountains. This is a challenging trek to Concordia and K2 Base Camp.
The trekking route is lined with rugged mountains all the way from Askole, the last village in the Braldu gorge, to Concordia. On our walk up the Baltoro glacier, we will see the Trango Towers, Masherbrum, K2 and Broad Peak among many others. Concordia has been described as the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods” for its unique 360˚ panorama of 7,000m mountains and impressive views of K2.

Overview Information:

Note:- Although we try to adhere to the schedule listed below, this itinerary is subject to change due to numerous reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, road washouts, vehicle breakdowns, sickness, govt restrictions, & all other unforeseen exigencies.

Checklist for K2 basecamp:

-Trekking shoe
-Light spare jogger
-Rucksack (Trekking bag) (min 75 liters)
-Trekking Poles
-Warm jacket
-Raincoat(Parka)
-Warm inners
-Woolen socks (5 pairs min)
-Jungle hat or Parna
-Cap
-Torch or head torch with an extra battery
-Sun go0gle + 1 reserve
-Knife
-Sunblock
-Chapsticks
-Clipper lighter and Matchsticks
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Islamabad to Islamabad – 18 DAYS
Lahore to Lahore – 19 DAYS
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Trip cost for Pakistanis: 123,000/- Rupees (Isb to Isb)
Total cost for foreigners: 1550$- Dollars (Isb to Isb)
Rs.2000/- extra for services from Lahore to Lahore
Total Camp Nights: 13
Trekking days: 12
Trekking level: Strenuous
Trek duration: 4-9 hour/day

The Cost Includes:

– AC transport Islamabad to Skardu and Back
– Jeeps Skardu to Askole
– 4 Night Hotel accommodation on sharing basis
– 13 night Camp accommodation on sharing basis
– 3 meals per day during travel & trek
– Camping equipment (Camps, sleeping bag, sleeping mat)
– Services of expert cook and low altitude porters for food and equipment
– Porter for personal gear up to 20 kg
– Kitchen equipment & kitchen tents
– Insurance of Staff i.e cook, porter
– Services of a registered guide
– Bridge Taxes
– Road Tolls
– Basic First Aid
– Refreshments

The Cost does not include:

-Travel insurance
-Anything of personal nature i.e phone, laundry, beverages
-Medication, evacuation, and rescue, etc. in emergencies
-Extra expenses due to landslides\road blocks
-Extra expenses due to the acts of nature and political reasons etc.
-Tips (customary but not mandatory in Pakistan for local staff, porters and drivers)
-Any item not mentioned above

50% advance payment should be submitted to book your seat. No seat is reserved or booked without paying the advance payment. Seats will be allotted on FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.

The last date for registration is 31 MAY, 2019

1. The members shall not indulge in any act reflecting moral. Members must respect the authority of an organizer and follow any additional guidelines set up.
2. Each participant should treat other Club member with respect, dignity, and honor. Use of violent behavior including altercation, insinuations of indecent kind, verbal and physical abuse and assault, aggravated behavior, or any other act amounting to unbecoming of member are strictly prohibited.
3. Special respect for female members would be exercised. Sportsmen spirit shall be displayed at all times.
4. Using drugs or found party to drug sale or possession is strictly prohibited.
5. Each member shall ensure punctuality of the appointed date and time in his/her attending of the Club activities.
6. All members would give due care for the local environmental care. Garbage (tins. Water bottles, wrappers, etc) shall be suitably disposed of without disturbing nature.

7. The host reserves the right to cancel the trip without prior notice for any reasons deemed appropriate by them. In such a case the registered participants will receive a full refund.

8. During the trip, the itineraries may be affected by reasons beyond the control of the hosts. In such event, the hosts have the right to alter my itineraries or cut short the trip. In such an event, the hosts shall not be held liable to refund money.
9. We will use both hotels and camps during our trips. Each participant shall take part in tent pitching and erecting exercises.
10. Porters/Horses will be hired to carry common stuff and will not carry any personal stuff of participants. However, every participant has the right to hire personal porter/horse for his/her personal stuff or for himself/herself.
11. A “Check List” will be provided (as a guideline) to every participant as the minimal stuff that they may require during the trip but “Check List” should be taken as a guideline only.
12. Photos and movies are permitted to be shot during our trip provided it is is not objectionable to local people or any participant particularly females. These photos and movies are aimed for personal use only. Publishing those photos and movies on the internet or on any media is not permitted until and unless explicit permission in writing had been sorted out from the people appearing in those photos and movies.

Day 01

Islamabad for Chillas

Day 01 Leave Islamabad for Chillas (Rugged mountain low altitude town) Night in Shangrilla Motel Chillas
Day 02

Chillas to Skardu

Day 02 Chillas to Skardu (Gateway to Karakuram, the biggest city of Baltistan provides a great view of Indus as well as the mighty Karakorum range) Night in PTDC K2 Motel Skardu --
Day 03

Askole

Day 03 Drive to Askole (Embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole - The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers. Highest in the region, the stone & timber abodes contain dark & narrow stairwells riven by gloomy, unlit alleys cluster within the embrace of the fertile terraces) Overnight in camps Distance 96 Km, Drive 07-08 Hrs. Altitude 3050 M. Note:-The road to Askole comes undergoing rapid erosion and gets closed quite often. If unable to jeep, the group will disembark & walk to Askole on the same day or camp for overnight (subject to distance).
Day 04

Askole to Korophone to Jhula

Day 04 Askole to Korophone to Jhula (Today we leave the last inhabited village. For the remaining portion of our journey we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipment and sustain our expedition. After scrambling over a ridge we come across what legend says an old polo field. Passing through a rock gap we cross the Biafo glacier and camp beside it's snout at korophone. The Biafo Glacier is a huge river of ice 63 Km long which descends from the central peaks of the Karakoram & flows east into the Braldu Valley at a point about 10 Kms east of Askole) Walk: 03 - 04 hrs, Grade: Easy, Altitude: 3100 M (Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jhula, (Jhula means wire Rope Bridge sported by a wooden basket), now a wooden bridge is made cross it & camp beside a torrent facing the Bakhordas.) Overnight in Camp Walk: 05_06 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 3150 M
Day 05

Jhula to Paiju

Day 05 Jhula to Paiju (Resume trek along the Braldu River to a green Oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6611 M. Paiju - is a Balti word which means "SALT". Since there are some rock salt deposits at the base of this peak, the locals believe that the snow on the summit of Paiju Peak is not snow but a huge deposit of salt which drips down to the base. From this camp we have the first views of the impressive Baltoro Glacier.) Overnight in camps Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 3480 M.
Day 06

Paiju

Day 06 Rest day at Paiju Overnight in Camps
Day 07

Paiju to Urdukas

Day 07 Paiju to Urdukas (Begin trek after an early breakfast. Traverse the junction of Paiju - Baltoro Glaciers through crevasses & lunch below Liligo, the traditional camp under the muddy cliffs with fine views of rock spires. Cross the Khuburse torrent early morning and ramble over two glacier moraines to reach the grassy slopes of Urdukas offering splendid views of the Trango, Uli Biaho & Bial Groups.) Overnight in Camps Walk: 06-07 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4130 M
Day 08

Urdukas to Goro

Day 08 Urdukas to Goro II (A long walk on the icy Baltoro Glacier. Traverse the Yermanandu Glacier which flows down from Masherbrum & joins the Baltoro. Magnificent views of Muztagh, Mitre & Gasherbrum IV.) Overnight in Camps Walk: 06-07 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4500 M
Day 09

Goro II to Concordia

Day 09 Goro II to Concordia (After an early breakfast, resume a long walk on the Baltoro Glacier to a point called Concordia - a huge junction of Baltoro, Abruzzi & Godwin Austin Glaciers at 4000 meters. Within a short radius of 15 Kilometers, stand 41 peaks over 6500 meters. Including 04 peaks above 8000 M. The 360 view offers a panorama of peaks nowhere to be found on this Earth.) Overnight in camps Walk: 05 - 06 hrs, Grade: strenuous, Altitude: 4720 M.
Day 10

K2 Base Camp

Day 10 Trek to K2 Base Camp and Memorial/Rest Day (Members are free to explore K2 base. A day trip 4 hrs up 3 hrs down, after an early breakfast, resume your walk to K2 Base Camp. Overnight in camps at Concordia.

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