K2 Base Camp Trek - $1799

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OVERVIEW

K2 Base Camp Trek

K2 Base Camp Trek: located in the Karakoram range of Northern Pakistan lies a series of mountains snow caped and hovering over the blue skies one of them is the legendry K2 or Chogori the second-highest on Earth, surrounded by many other mysterious and Giant peaks. The trek to the throne room of mountain gods / k2 base camp is exciting, the place is special and it is a lifetime dream for most of us.

 

The trek to k2 base camp is one of the greatest trekking on the planet, passing through a wild and dramatic landscape, glittering spires, granite towers, and vast Glaciers. K2 base camp trek is also known as k2 classic trek or Baltoro Glacier trek provides the best spiritual and physical experience of the Karakoram. K2 base camp trek is the finest journey to explore the mighty Karakoram. The Karakorum range the wildest, vast and rugged landscape on the earth with views of spectacular sky kissing icy peaks, granite towers, mountain passes, and gigantic glaciers that offer unparalleled opportunities for mountain adventures particularly trekking and expeditions. The trek to k2 base camp is no doubt challenging but equally rewarding.

 

The adventure starts from Islamabad the vibrant capital of Pakistan. Before departing to the valley of mountains (Skardu). The flight is one of the spectacular routes in the world of aviation flying above the mountains of the Himalayas and the Karakoram the distinguished peak to observe is Nanga Parbat. Skardu is the capital town of the Karakoram Valleys and the logistic hub for all expeditions and Trekking. After an overnight stay Trekker begin their journey by jeep to Askoli (The last Village of Shigar Valley during K2 Trek).

 

Trekking On The Baltoro Glacier

From Askoli we will embark upon our k2 Base Camp or Baltoro Trek toward K2 Base Camp. Beyond Askoli there is a complete wilderness, mountains, and mountain enthusiast. We will follow the same route K2 conquerors have followed decades ago. As we headed up to the valley surrounded by snow-capped peaks, rock towers, and large glaciers, the valley opens up in a breathtaking mountain vista. From Paju Camp to onward most of the trek is on the 65km Baltoro Glacier. That is why k2 trekking is also known as Baltoro Glacier trek. Seven of the world’s highest peak rise at the end of Baltoro Glacier. the middle part is encircled by Masherbrum peak, Muztagh tower while the lower part is surrounded by mostly rock towers including Trango Towers, Uli Biaho, Shipton, and Paju Peak.

 

At Concordia also known as the “Throne Room of Mountain Gods” Baltoro Glacier confluence with Godwin Austin Glacier. There is no place parallel to Concordia for a campsite on the earth. Concordia is the amphitheater of mountains, surrounded by the highest concentration of 8000m mountains on the earth. We have reserved several days to absorb the breathtaking scene at Concordia.

From Concordia, we venture into the depth of Karakorum reveal an unrivaled collection of peaks, with a 360-degree view of all peaks around that, include Mitre Peak (6010m), Marble Peak (6,256 m), Gasherbrum 4 (7,925 m), Chogolisa (7666m), Baltoro Kangri (7320m), Broad Peak (8047m) and the second-highest on the earth K2/ Chogori (8611m).  During the k2 Base Camp trek, you can get a glimpse of climbing routes on these peaks and can meet mountaineers at their base camps. Form Concordia we can return via the same route or cross a technical pass “Gondogoro La’ into Hushe Valley in a circular way and our trek Conclude in Skardu.

you also may like to visit our K2 Gondogoro La trek details. (K2 Gondogoro La trek)

 

K2 Base Camp Trek Cost

 

Cost for International Clients

International clients can join one of our k2 base camp fixed departures with a standard price of $1800 per person. But the cost varies according to the style of trekking and the services provided. Here are the following packages for k2 base camp trek. Our fixed departures are mostly confirmed and everything mentioned in the services included will be provided at a fixed cost that is USD 1800. Our schedule of k2 base camp Fixed Departures and details are given below in the table.

 

Solo 2 to 4 person More than 6 person Above 6 person
3000$ 2200$ 2000$ 1800$

 

 

Cost for Pakistani Clients   

K2 base camp trek costs for Pakistani nationals are in the following table, starting from 150,000 PKR. Locals mostly undertake their k2 trekking from Skardu and will Conclude in Skardu. We will entertain clients from Islamabad as well upon request.

Solo 2 to 4 persons 4 to 8 persons More than 8 persons
250,000 pkr 180,000 pkr 160,000 pkr 150,000 pkr

 

DEPARTURES

K2 Base Camp Trek Departures And Costs

Start End Cost(Usd) Availability
1st-departure 1st-June-2022 20-June-2022 $2000 Book Now
2nd-departure 10- June- 2022 30-June-2022 $1900 Book Now
3rd-departure 20 June-2022 10-July-2022 $1799 Book Now
4th-departure 1st- July-2022 20-July-2022 $1799 Book Now
5th-departure 5-July-2022 25-July-2022 $1799 Book Now
6th-Departure 10-July-2022 30-July-2022 $1799 Book Now
7th-Departure 15-July-2022 4-August-2022 $1799 Book Now
8th-Departure 20-July-2022 9-August-2022 $ 1799 Book Now
9th-Departure 25-July-2022 14-August-2022 $1799 Book Now
10th-Departure 1st-August-2022 20-August-2022 $1799 Book Now
11th-Departure 5-August-2022 25-August-2022 $1799 Book Now
12th-Departure 10-August-2022 30-August-2022 $1799 Book Now
13th-Departure 15-August-2022 4-September-2022 $1799 Book Now
14th-Departure 20-August-2022 9-September-2022 $1799 Book Now
15th-Departure 25-August-2022 14-September-2022 $1799 Book Now
16th-Departure 1st-September-2022 20-September-2022 $1799 Book Now
17th-Departure 5-September-2022 25-September-2022 $1799 Book Now
18th-Departure 10-September-2022 30-September-2022 $1799 Book Now
19th-Departure 20-September-2022 10-October-2022 $1799 Book Now
20th-Departure 1st-October-2022 20-ocober-2022 $1750 Book Now
21th-Departure 7-October-2022 17-October-2022 $1850 Book Now
22th-Departure 15-October-2022 4-November-2022 $1850 Book Now

DAYS ITINERARY

K2 Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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Location : Islamabad

This is the first day of trekkers in Pakistan. Upon arrival one of our staff will pick up the guest from Islamabad Airport and escort them to the hotel. You can spot our staff holding our company card at Islamabad Airport. You are bound to provide flight details 3 to 4 days before arrival. Our staff will pick you up and transfer to a partner hotel in Islamabad close to Margalla hills. At the hotel, after relax and rest clients are bound to pay their dues upon late arrival payment of dues and briefing will be conducted in Skardu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Skardu

We will fly to Skardu in the morning. Skardu is the logistic hub of the expeditions and trekking’s in the Karakoram range. The flight from Islamabad to Skardu will provide spectacular views of the Himalaya and Karakoram mountains and we should be able to see Nanga Parbat towering among other peaks. Upon arrival in Skardu, one of our staff will be waiting at Skardu Airport and will escort the clients to the partner hotel. Upon early arrival, we would have enough time to rest and pay a visit to the local Bazar and outskirts of Skardu city.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Skardu

Skardu is a mountainous town along the Indus river, surrounded by mountains. After breakfast, we will go on an acclimatization hike to the kharpocho and old castle some hundred meters hike from Skardu Bazars. The fort provides a breathtaking view of the Indus river, Skardu, and its Surroundings. While the afternoon you can check out your trekking kit or need to buy something you can go to Bazar for shopping or sightseeing. During the whole activity, our guide will facilitate you. while our office staff at Skardu will do our paperwork that mostly cleared in a day but unfortunately more than a day in most cases.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Askoli

We will drive to Askoli Village with our crew and supplies. It's a 5-7-hour jeep drive from Skardu to Askoli. After half hour drive from Skardu, we will reach the Shigar valley which hosts the second-highest peak on the planet. We will go through the lush green fields of Shigar valley along the Shigar river and the valley is narrowed as we further proceed to the mountains. The narrow track will lead us to Aksoli driving along to the Braldu River. Our porters will join us from Askoli or at Paju camp. This is the last village before Baltoro Glacier Trek. Our staff establishes tents and the participants will be served a hot cup of tea with cookies and snacks. We will take dinner in our mess tent and camp overnight in a fully serviced campsite.

  • Accommodation: tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Paju

In past, we used to embark upon our k2 base camp trek from Askoli Village. But due to recently built road track to Paju camp has enabled the trekking participants to access Paju camp by jeep. After an hour's drive, we will reach Korofon camp where we will take some rest. This place is the junction of Biafo Glacier and Baltoro River. Snow lake and Hisper la trek is taken via this Glacier on our left. We will resume our drive to Jhula camp. In case of late arrival, we will take launch at Jhula camp otherwise will move to Paju camp or any other suitable campsite for lunch. A notable peak to see is Bakhordas peak facing Jhula Camp. Bakhoradas is the first peak to get in view while k2 base camp. After two hours or less drive along the bank of Baltoro River crossing trails and streams to our destination, we will camp overnight at Paju camp.

  • Accommodation: tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Paju

The day is to rest, relax, acclimatize, music and dance. We have enough time to take a bath, washing cloth, and acclimatize our bodies. While porters are issued their rations and they baked and plan for their rest of the trek on Baltoro Glacier. Most of the trekkers go to Trango viewpoint to get a glimpse of Famous Trango Towers that is just 20 to half an hour hike away from the camp. And the whole night is spent while dancing and partying in local style and trekker are always welcome to join.

  • Accommodation: tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Khobusre

On this day of k2 Base Camp Trek, we will start our trekking on the 65km Baltoro Glacier and it will follow us till Concordia where it confluence with Godwin Austin Glacier. After half an hour trek from Paju camp, we will be at the snout of Baltoro Glacier. This is where you can see Trango Towers. Uli Baiho and Paju Peak. The trek will take on the high and downs of Baltoro glacier from here ahead. It is suggested that to be careful while trekking, let the horses and donkeys go if they are crossing your way. 4 to 5 hours’ trek will take us to Liligo, where we will take our lunch in front of Trango towers. The walk will continue to the Khoburse camp along the right edge of Baltoro Glacier and camp overnight there.

  • Accommodation: tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Urdukas

After early wake up and getting breakfast we will start our trek to Urdukas Camp over the rough terrain of Baltoro Glacier. This is the last camp before glacial camps on Baltoro Glacier and the shortest day while Baltoro Glacier or k2 Base camp trek. The camp is located at a higher location above Baltoro Glacier and provides the best view of the Granite spire (Trango, Uli Biaho, and Cathedrals). This is the second scenic camp during k2 trekking after Concordia camp. Good weather also provides a glimpse of Gasherbrum 4 as well from Urdukas Camp.

  • Accommodation: tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Goro II

On this day of the k2 base camp trek, participants trek in the middle of Baltoro Glacier through the rough moraines. Masherbrum peak is visible on the right side and Muztagh on the left. This day we get first distant sight of Gasherbrum’s and Broad Peak. 3-4 hours’ trek on the glacier we will take our lunch and rest for a while at Goro 1. After lunch, we will resume the trek and it will take 3-4 hours to Goro 2 and Camp overnight in front of Masherbrum. Goro 2 is a windy and cold campsite this is our first camping at Baltoro Glacier. It is the junction of Baltoro Glacier and Younghusband. Looking back to Baltoro Glacier the views of the collection of peaks are mesmerizing.

  • Accommodation: tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Concordia

A very special day of k2 base camp trek passing through panoramic scenery of spectacular mountains to Concordia and k2 visible if weather permits. Concordia no doubt is one of the best campsites on the planet, also known as the “throne room of mountains gods”. Surrounded by sky kissing giant peaks as Marble peak, K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum 3, Mitre peak, Baltoro Kangri, Sia Kangri, and Chogolisa. Concordia is the junction of Baltoro, Godwin Austin, Gasherbrum, and Vigne Glaciers. After a 5-6 hours’ trek on the Baltoro glacier from Goro 2, we will reach Concordia. Very few people are fortunate enough to experience this wilderness. The camp is cold and even snowfall many times and overnight camping in a completed wilderness.

  • Accommodation: tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : K2 base camp

This day we have a flexible schedule most of the trekkers want a closer look at k2 and want to visit Gilkey Memorial while most prefer to hike to Broad Peak Base camp and back to Concordia on the same day and some just want to stay at Concordia to enjoy the 360-degree view of mountains around. We have a whole day to fully absorb the wilderness of the “Throne Room of Mountain Gods”. Trekkers would choose the option they prefer. Those trekkers who want to go to Broad Peak Base Camp and K2 Base camp (Gilkey Memorial) will rise early in the morning. We start our trek towards Broad peak base camp crossing the Glacial streams flowing through the junction of Glaciers very next to the Concordia camp. This part of the glacier between Concordia and K2 Base Camp is rough and technical due to the melting down of the glaciers and the rest is smooth plain track till Broad Peak Base Camp. It will take almost three hours to reach Broad Peak Base camp, where we will take our lunch and resume the trek for two more hours till k2 base camp through Godwin Austin Glacier mostly white glacier. K2 Base Camp elevation/height estimated as 4998m (16,400 ′) almost five thousand meters above sea level. At k2 Base Camp, Gilkey Memorial is a 10-15 minutes’ hike on the mountain. We can find the memories of legends who lost their lives while scaling mountains in the Karakoram. We would have chances of meeting with climbers at Broad Peak and K2 Base Camp only when we are there during July and August. After paying homage to the legends at Gilkey Memorial we will start the trek back to Concordia via the same route and overnight camp at Concordia.

  • Accommodation: tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Goro 1/ Biango Camp

Today we will return to Goro 1 via the same route that we have followed while going to k2 Base camp and will have the same view of the Karakoram mountains. The hike is now easy while returning to Goro 1. We will trek on Baltoro Glacier and camp overnight at Goro 1. It will be a hike of 5-6 hours.

  • Accommodation: tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Khoburse

On this day of the k2 base camp trek, we will start trekking down from Goro 1 and stay at Urdukas the stunning sanctuary for lunch and resume the trek along the edge of Baltoro Glacier. Overnight stay and dinner at Khoburse Camp, it will up to 6 hours hike to reach Khoburse from Goro 1.

  • Accommodation: tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Paju

Today we will resume the trek back to Paju camp through the rough terrain of Baltoro Glacier. Again Trango Towers. Uli Biaho and Paju peak in the scene. The trek will take 5-6 hours to reach Paju from Khoburse. And overnight stay in Camping.

  • Accommodation: tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Askoli

On this Day of Baltoro Glacier or k2 Base Camp trek, we will take jeeps already waiting for us from Paju Camp to Askoli village.

  • Accommodation: tents on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Skardu

Today our jeeps will take us back to Skardu city. At Skardu, it is time to wash, shopping, and excursion and the K2 Base Camp Trek is concluded.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Kachura Lake

This day is to compensate for delays in trekking. If you are according to the schedule of K2 Base Camp trek, then It is a free day you can enjoy your day at the hotel or visiting the local Bazar or we can arrange a short trip to a lake known as Kachura Lake in the outskirts of Skardu. A farewell Dinner will be held at a Good Restaurant at Skardu in honor of our guests.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Islamabad

Today we will fly back to the capital city of Pakistan Islamabad vie PIA flight.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Location : Islamabad

This day is reserved in case of flight cancellation to drive to Islamabad from Skardu. It will take almost 20 hours to drive from Skardu to Islamabad via Karakoram Highway or Naran Kaghan. In the case of a flight from Skardu to Islamabad, it is a free day in Islamabad. Where you can go to the old Rawalpindi City or Islamabad, shopping Bazars or Historical monuments.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Room on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

This is the last day of the K2 Base Camp Trek; our staff will transfer the trek participants to Islamabad Internal airport to say goodbye.

HIGHLIGHT

K2 Base Camp Trek Highlights

  •  K2 Base Camp, Gilkey Memorial, and Broad Peak Base Camp,
  • A night camping at Concordia “the throne room of mountain gods
  • 360-degree of Mountains at Concordia
  • Get up a close look at Gasherbrum, Marble Peak, Chogolisa, Baltoro Kangri, Sia Kangri, and Mitre Peak as well as hiding spurs of Gasherbrum 1 and 2 From Concordia
  • Close views of Muztagh and Masherbrum and Urdukas Peak from the Upper part of Baltoro Glacier
  • Close views of Cathedrals, Uli Biaho, Paju Peak, and Trango Tower from the lower Part of Baltoro Glacier
  • Trekking on Baltoro Glacier and Godwin Austin Glacier
  • An Expedition style trekking
  • Views of Glaciers (e.g. Biafo, Vigne, Liligo, Dunge, Muztagh, Yermanendu, Mandu, and more).
  • glacial lakes, waterfalls, and streams
  • Many other peaks of above 5000 m peaks in Baltistan Valley
  • Balti Porter’s life and culture
  • Shigar Valley, Braldu Valley, and Skardu Valley
  • Beautiful Pro-Tibetan culture and heritage of Balti people
  • Indus River, Shigar River, and Braldu River
  • A scenic flight over the Himalayas and Karakorum
  • The Karakoram Highway in case of Flight Cancellation
  • Delicious food of Pakistan
  • Sight-seeing in Islamabad or Rawalpindi

SERVICES

Services Included For K2 Base Camp Trek

  • Implementation of all Covid SOPs
  • All domestic transportation Flight, Jeep, and Car
  • All accommodation during hotel stays on twin sharing basis
  • All accommodation during trekking days on twin sharing
  • Separate Room or Tent for Single Women Participant
  • Professional Guide and Supporting staff
  • Professional cooking staff and assistants
  • Best Porters team (Porter for personal luggage of 15kg)
  • All meals according to the itinerary
  • Trekking permit fee, Waste management fee, and toll and bridge charges
  • Satellite Phone for emergencies
  • Boiled water, snacks, cookies, and dry fruits every day during the trek
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Mess Tents, sleeping tents, toilet, and shower tents

Services Not Included For K2 Base Camp Trek

  • Personal Insurance
  • Visa and Fees but we can facilitate the visa process
  • International flights
  • Personal clothing (shoes, trousers, etc.)
  • Personal Equipment’s (Ice Axe, Crampons, Harness, Helmet, etc.) but we can arrange upon request
  • Extra hotel stays
  • Tips to Guides, cooks, and porters
  • Miscellaneous expenses not mentioned in services included
  • Anything else not mentioned in services included

THINGS TO CONSIDER

K2 Base Camp Trek Equipment and Clothing List

K2 Base camp is a long-duration trek in the wilderness of Karakorum mountains away from human settlements. So everything should pack up according to the conditions. Here is our recommended list of equipment and clothing for your k2 base camp trek on Baltoro Glacier.

 

  • First Aid Kit with necessary medicines
  • Waterproof Hiking Backpack (30-46 Liters)
  • Head Torch with extra batteries
  • Sleeping Bag (-12 or above Recommended)
  • Sunglasses / Snow Glasses
  • Water bottle (1 liter)
  • Sunblock, Lip Balms, and Sanitizer
  • Gloves (Normal and Thermal)
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Sandals or flipflop
  • Buff or Scarf or Bandanas
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Warm jacket
  • T-shirts / Shirt full sleeves recommended for trekking days
  • Warm cap and Sun Hat
  • Trekking poles
  • Underwear thermal for upper and lower body
  • Socks, Penknife
  • Travel Clothing
  • Lightweight travel Towel

K2 Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The trek to K2 Base Camp is lined with rugged mountains and rough terrain of glaciers. That includes steep up and down along the Baltoro Glacier till k2 Base camp even the possibility of snowfalls in August in Higher Campsites. The trek to K2 Base Camp is mentally and Physically demanding but equally rewarding with the best view of scenic mountains. It does not require any climbing or technical skill for k2 base camp trek but it is a high-altitude walk so you must have enough stamina and physical fitness to do the trek. Make sure to do some mountain hiking, mild running, swimming, and cycling before going to the K2 Base Camp Trek. It is almost an expedition-style trek so a good preparation plan can help you better while trekking. Even elderly people have done this trek before with us. As well we will customize the trek accordingly for those who want to walk a shorter distance with short walking days and extra rest.

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FAQS

K2 Base Camp Trek Elevation / Height K2 / Chogori is the second-highest mountain on earth is 8611m above sea level. K2 base camp is a dream destination for mountain lovers all across the world. K2 Base Camp elevation/height estimated as 4998m (16,400 ′) almost five thousand meters above sea level. Trekkers gradually gain elevation while trekking to k2 Base Camp. It starts from 540 m from Islamabad the capital city of Pakistan, 2,228 m at Skardu the home town of Karakoram mountains, 3040 m at Askoli the last village while k2 base camp trek and it gradually rises to 4998m at the k2 base camp.

K2 Base Camp Trek Difficulty The trek to K2 Base Camp is lined with rugged mountains and rough terrain of glaciers. That includes steep up and down along the Baltoro Glacier till k2 Base camp even the possibility of snowfalls in August in Higher Campsites. It does not require any climbing or technical skill for k2 base camp trek but it is a high-altitude walk so you must have enough stamina and physical fitness to do the trek.

The cost varies according to the style of trekking and the services provided. Our fixed departures are mostly confirmed and everything mentioned in the services included will be provided at a fixed cost that is USD 1800.

Cost for Pakistani Clients K2 base camp trek cost for Pakistani nationals are starting from 150,000 PKR. Locals mostly undertake their k2 trekking from Skardu and will Conclude in Skardu

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