K2 Base Camp Trek - $1,850

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At A Glance

Difficulty
Max Altitude 5,117m
Total Trek Distance 146 Km
Min Temperature (c) -16
Hiking Hours 5-10h/day
Camping Days 12-14
Hotel Stays 6-8 nights
Group Size 4-12 Person
Northern Areas Pakistan

OVERVIEW

K2 Base Camp Trek – 20 Days 

 

Book your K2 base camp trek 2023-24 with the Host of Karakoram & No.1 Native k2 Trekking Company of Pakistan, why to pay a heap to an agent, when we offer the same in just $1,850 with augmented services.

 

K2 Base camp and Karakoram Mountain range have been the trekker’s heaven for centuries. The Hike to k2 Base Camp aptly known as the “The throne Room of Mountain Gods”  is wild, exciting and a lifetime dream come true journey . We offer multiple k2 Base camp trekking options and costs. Choose a suitable package to explore the wilderness of the Karakoram range with the leading Native k2 Base Camp Trekking Company of Pakistan.

 

 

K2 Base Camp Trek –20 Days  (All-Inclusive)

 

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 Concordia, 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 also known as K2 Base camp Concordia trek or Baltoro Glacier trek  is a spiritual journey amongst the giants of the  mighty Karakoram. The Karakorum range is 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) or Mongron camp crossing the lush green Shigar valley and Khosar Gang Peak on the way to Mongron Camp.

 

Trekking On The Baltoro Glacier Towards Concordia k2 Base Camp 

 

From Askoli we will embark upon our k2 Base Camp or Baltoro Trek toward K2 Base Camp. Beyond Askoli there is a complete wilderness and mountain vistas. 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 peaks 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.

 

concordia throne room of mountains k2 base camp trek

 

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 Trekking Holiday packages and Cost

Including the classic  K2 Base Camp Trek – 20 Days,  we offer the following k2 base camp trekking holiday options for individuals and groups all around the world.

 

K2 Trek Holidays  Cost USD Cost Euro
K2 Base Camp Trek-20 days  (All-Inclusive) $1,850 €1,580
K2 Base Camp Trek-13 days (Trek only) $1,450 €1,280
K2 Base Camp Trek for Beginners / Seniors-25 days $2,500 €2,220
K2 Gondogoro La Trek-20 days (All-Inclusive) $1,950 €1,750
K2 Base Camp and Gondogoro La Trek-13 days Trek only $1,490 €1,340

 

K2 Base Camp Trek Cost For Private Treks

 

Cost for International Trekkers

International clients can join one of our k2 base camp fixed departures with a fixed price of $1,850 per person. Our fixed departures are mostly confirmed and everything mentioned in the services included will be provided at a fixed cost that is USD 1850. To join a k2 base camp Fixed Departures Please scroll down to fixed departures and cost.

 

We also provide customized private and group packages for international trekkers. If you are looking for a private trek to k2 base camp with family and friends, our cost schedule to k2 base camp trip for groups are  given below in the table:

 

Solo Cost 2 to 4 person Cost 4 to  8 person Cost 8 to 20 person Cost
$3200 $2500 $2100 $1850

Cost for Pakistani Trekkers  

K2 base camp trek cost for Pakistani nationals are in the following table, starting from 170,000 PKR. Locals mostly undertake their k2 trekking from Skardu and will Conclude in Skardu. We will entertain clients from Islamabad as well upon request. Scroll down to the fixed departures and cost to join one of the k2 base camp fixed departures.

 

We also provide customized private and group packages for Pakistani Nationals. If you are looking for a private trek to k2 base camp with family and friends, our costs for k2 base camp trip for groups are  given below in the table:

 

 

Solo Cost 2 to 4 person Cost 4 to 8 person Cost 8 to 20 person Cost
350,000 PKR 270,000 PKR 210,000 PKR 170,000 PKR

 

If you are willing to join a Fixed Departure, Our Dates and Prices for k2 Base Camp Trek 2023 are given below.

DEPARTURES

DAYS ITINERARY

HIGHLIGHT

SERVICES

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

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K2 Base Camp Trek Difficulty

How hard is the trek to K2 Base camp?

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 K2Base 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.

k2 base camp trek difficulty is very strenuous and it is for trekkers and hikers not for tourists.

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K2 Base Camp Trek Without a Guide

Can I go to k2 base camp all alone without any Guide or Tour Agency?

 

The answer to this question is simply not, no one is allowed to go on the K2 base camp trek and many other treks in the Karakoram range without a government-licensed Local tour Guide and a Tour Company. The reason behind this is that the region where K2 is located is on Pakistan’s border with India and China, so it is a restricted zone and the visitor must have a certified guide which only a registered tour company can issue for the region.

 

K2 and most of the 8000m peaks lie in the Central Karakoram National Park, and the park is a restricted zone. Unlike trekking in other parts of the world, most trekkings in the Karakoram range of Pakistan require NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the government and a licensed tour guide from a registered local tour company. And the same goes for Pakistanis as well; they are also not allowed to enter the park without NOC and a Guide, so it is mandatory for both Foreigners and Pakistanis to hire a registered guide and obtain NOC prior to K2 Base Camp Trek.

 

 

How to hire a guide for k2 base camp trek?

 

The answer is very easy; the only thing you have to do is contact and book your
k2 trek with a government-registered tour agency. They will provide you with everything required for the trekking including permits and a tour guide.

 

Chogori Adventure sorts out all your permits well in advance of the trip, makes arrangements, and provides a licensed guide for the trek.

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K2 Base Camp Trek Distance and Daily Distance:

K2 base camp trek distance is 70 kilometers starting from Jhola camp, which involves daily trekking of 6-10 hours on average.

 

K2 trek Complete distance breakdown is below.

  • Islamabad to Skardu 640 kilometers
  • Skardu to Jhula 146 Kilometres
  • Jhula to K2 Base camp 70 Kilometres.

 

 

 

Jhula to Paju

Daily Distance: 20.5 km,

Trekking Time: 7-8 hours.

 

AltitudeGain/Loss: 575m/ 334m

Max Altitude : 3,115m/ 3,405m

 

Paju camp to Khoburse camp

Trekking Distance: 14.7 km.

Trekking Time: 5-6 hours.

 

Elevation Gain/Loss: 641m/221m.

Max Elevation: 3,379m/3,909m.

 

Khoburse to Urdukas

Trekking distance: 6.2 km.

Trekking Time: 4-5 hours

 

Altitude Gain/Loss: 249m/39m.

Min/Max Altitude: 3,819m/4,130m

 

Urdukas to Goro II

Distance: 12.2 km.

Trekking Time: 7-8 hours.

 

Altitude Gain/Loss: 329m/89m.

Min/Max Altitude: 4,009m/4,279m

 

Goro to Concordia

Trekking distance: 11.8 km.

Trekking Time: 4-5 hours.

 

Altitude Gain/Loss: 289m/3m.

Min/Max E Altitude: 4,279m/4,570m.

 

Concordia to K2 Base Camp

Trekking distance: 11.8 km.

Trekking Time: 4-5 hours.

 

Altitude Gain/Loss: 289m/3m.

Min/Max Altitude : 4,279m/4,570m.

 

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How to train for k2 base camp trek?

As mentioned before k2 base camp trek is much harder  than Everest base camp trek, it is an expedition-style trek away from human settlements.  there will be no lodges on the trail towards k2 as well the trail also tougher on the glaciers as compared to EBC Trek. Trek to k2 base camp is a serious challenge and needs proper training and preparation. We want only hikers and trekkers to join the groups this trip is not for tourists. With forward planning and the right attitude to training, however, you stand the best possible chance of successfully and safely reaching the base of k2 mountain.

 

Training for K2 Base Camp hike should include improving cardio, endurance, strength, fitness, and being comfortable carrying a daypack uphill for long periods at a time. Hike, workouts, Hike with a backpack, and nutrition are some of the key elements in the preparation for k2 base camp trek.

 

Hike: The proven way to prepare for k2 base camp, go get out and hike on local trails. Start with minimal distance and gradually go for long-distance. A hilly or high-altitude location is ideal for training. Hike with lighter weights at the start and gradually increase it to 12-15Kgs. It will help in building endurance and strength.

As you have to carry your own backpack on k2 base camp trek so preparation with weight or backpack is highly recommended.

 

Workout: Do start gym workout, aerobic and lightweight training is highly recommended.

 

Nutrition: Nutrition cannot be ignored. A well-balanced diet is the key to maintain a good level of health.

 

Pacing: Increase the training intensity and duration for the first 2 to 3 months and tempered off a week before departure.

 

With ample preparation and training, trek k2 base camp could be done easily.

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Why Book Now !

Why Book Now!

Early Booking can help you and us a lot in the whole k2 trekking process, we have to Do documentation, Bookings and arrange logistics and you will get everything done on time. Your token money will be spent on these arrangements.

 

1: Early Bird Discounts

Early Birds Discounts can be avail upon early bookings and these are Given for a shorter time period.  Booking Before December can avail 5% Discount for a single booking and for more than two people it is an 8% flat Discount.

 

2: Limited Space in Peak Months

One of the main reasons for early bookings is the influx of Tourists to North Pakistan in the Summer season. Lodges and hotels are overbooked and it become hard to find good accommodation in the City (Skardu). We reserved our Rooms in Skardu when we have a confirmed booking so early booking can help to get proper accommodation in Skardu.

As well a limited number of flights are operated for Skardu from Islamabad. So we need to reserve our seats ways earlier to avoid any delay in the schedule.

 

4: Pay Minimum deposit

Those who booked early have to pay low deposits as compere to late bookings.

 

5: On-time trekking permit issuance / No Delays

Red taping and procedure took a lot of time while Getting NOC and Permit. So we had plenty of time for these in case of early bookings.

We try to get the trekking permit and other necessary things done before time. So early booking for k2 trek can help both you and us to get through all these red tapings smoothly without any delay.

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Deposit and Payment Details :

Deposit and Payments

Deposit and payment details are given below for k2 base camp

 

1: Deposit Schedule

The deposit schedule for the k2 trek is as follow in USD or Equivalent in your Local Currency.

A year Before departure         100 USD

6 Months before Departure   150 USD

5 Months Before Departure    170 USD

4 Months Before Departure    200USD

3 Months Before Departure    250 USD

2 Months Before Departure    300 USD

1 Month Before Departure      500 USD

 

2: Deposits and Refund

Deposits are not Refundable but are useful for the very consecutive next four years from the date of payment.

 

3: Payments Process

Once your Deposits are received it is a confirmed departure and we will facilitate you for the visa process. And we will try to get the trekking permit and other necessary documentation required for the trek.

Your payments will be received when you are in Islamabad Upon your arrival for the k2 trek.

 

4: Single Supplement

For Single Hotel Room you have to pay $ 250  extra amount and during the trek single tent accommodation will cost an extra  $ 200.

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Fitness level for k2 Base Camp Trek

Fitness level for k2 Base Camp Trek:

 

Trek to the base of k2 mountain is an expedition-style trek away from human settlements. A fit body with a sturdy pair of lungs will definitely help you on the trail toward k2 base camp.  As trekkers have to walk 6-9 Hours with an elevation gain of around 300m daily.  Almost anyone can stand triumphant with a decent fitness regime, positive attitude, and determination on the k2 trek.

 

And what determines your fitness level for the k2 base camp trek?

  • The past treks you have done
  • The highest altitude you have ever gained
  • Treks you have done in the Himalayas or Karakoram range.
  • Trek with a backpack > (10Kg)
  • Sports activities you are used to be doing.
  • Are you comfortable in a mountain environment?

 

If you are used to doing workouts, have done long treks with a weight of more than 10kg, and determined you are the right candidate for the k2 Base camp trek.

 

 

And if you are still reluctant about the trek we have Specially designed a new category of K2 Trek for (YOU) Beginners and elders. In our 25 Days –  k2 Base Camp Trek for Beginners Package, you have to trek a small distance with a team of same fitness and more time for relaxation on the way to k2 base camp.

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Hybrid k2 Trekking Packages

K2 Base Camp Trekking Holiday packages and Cost

Including the classic  K2 Base Camp Trek – 20 Days,  we offer the following k2 base camp trekking holiday packages for individuals and groups all around the world.

We will operate these tours only in case of more than 3 participants

 

K2 Trek Holidays  Cost USD Cost Euro
K2 Trek & Kalash Tour -27 days $2,850 €2,580
K2 Trek & Skardu Tour-25 days $2,650 €2,380
K2 Trek & Lahore Tour-25 days $2,600 €2,420
K2 Trek & Hunza Tour-25 days  $2,750 €2,500
K2 & Nanga Parbat Base Camp Trek-25 days $2,590 €2,340
K2 and Gasherbrum Base Camp Trek-23 days $2,400 €2,250
K2 Base Camp and Deosai Tour-22 days $2,200 €1,900
K2 Base Camp and Khosar Gang Expedition-28 days $3,700 €3,300
K2 Base camp and Pastore Peak Climb-28 days $3,900 €3,500
K2 Base Camp Trek and Spantik Expedition-45 days  $4,900 €4,290

 

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MAKE RESERVATION

K2 Base Camp Trek FAQS

K2 Base Camp Trek Elevation/altitude

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 5,117m  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 the k2 base camp trek and it gradually rises to 5,117m 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 expedition-style trek, 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 of USD 1800.

Cost for Pakistani Clients K2 base camp trek cost for Pakistani nationals are starting from 170,000 PKR. Locals mostly undertake their k2 trekking from Skardu and will Conclude in Skardu

Pakistan is totally safe for tourists except in some places along the Afghanistan border, rest of the country is safe, beautiful, and hospitable to foreigners Particularly the northern mountainous region (Gilgit Baltistan) is the safest destination in Pakistan. The region has a very low crime rate even some district crime rate is zero.

 

 

K2 base camp trek participants will spend 16-17 days of their stay in Gilgit Baltistan. We recommend our clients to follow their respective travel advisories and do some research before the visit. You can find thousands of testimonials and influencers’ comments and experiences online these days.

K2 Base Camp Trek Safety

K2 trekking participants spend most of their time in Skardu valley, the place is one of the safest in Pakistan. Other safety concerns are natural disasters but fortunately, we have not seen any kind of hazards in the past. The trek to k2 base camp is totally safe.

 

There are seldom chances of floods, stone fall, etc. we recommend walking along with your guide, ask him for any kind of assistance you need. During the trek on Baltoro Glacier gives way to the horses or donkeys if they are intercepting the track. To avoid high altitude sickness, adhere to the basic principles of safety, be fit and healthy, do acclimatize, do not rush, and listen to your body.

So natural disasters are the only safety concern during the trek to k2 base camp and there is absolutely no risk of terrorism or any other risk factor.

Fill out the registration form on the website, after finding a suitable time slot (Fix Departure) for the trek pay your advance deposit and we will proceed with the visa process. Once your advance is deposited you are registered and your booking is confirmed.

All necessary items mentioned in the k2 Base camp trek equipment (mentioned above) should be packed for the trek. Your most important item should be with you like cameras, cash, documents or any other thing or gadget. Our maximum baggage allowance is 13 kg for each trekker. During trekking days, you should carry your own water bottle, rain jacket, snacks, cookies, and camera.

After arrival at Islamabad our staff will pick you up and transfer you to the partner hotel and the next day they will drop you up at the airport. Our staff will be waiting at Skardu upon arrival our staff escort you to the hotel. Throughout the city transfers or jeep transfers, our staff will facilitate you at every step.

 

The trek to k2 base camp starts from Skardu after crossing Askoli village we will move along all staff and supplies there will be no lodges or hotels on the way so we have to carry everything we need throughout the trek.

There is no fixed tip amount for the trek. It is a rooted tradition here as well as a token of appreciation for the team. We recommend each participant budget 120-180 USD for the tips on the trek. Your guide will collect the tip and distribute it among the guide staff, kitchen staff, and porter or supplies staff at the end of the k2 trek in a ceremony.

Other than the k2 trekking charges and tips, you can plan your budget depending upon your extra expenses on souvenirs, gifts shopping, etc. we recommend carrying up to 400 USD or Equivalent in your currency. Tips and shopping are mostly taking place in Pakistani rupees in Pakistan.

 

So Upon arrival, you need to exchange your currency for Pakistani rupees you can find multiple exchangers in Islamabad and Skardu. you can also ask us for currency exchange we do the exchange at the same market rate. In Islamabad, you can use credit cards at multiple places for shopping but in Skardu, you need a debit card to shop or withdraw cash from a teller machine.

Our guide is the person who operates the whole trek in the mountains. He will coordinate with the team leader and proceed the trek to k2 base camp and back to Skardu. Trekkers are bound to ask him for any kind of assistance, complaint, or feedback.

 

Our guides are professionally trained, government licensed, English fluent, and have years of experience in the mountains with trekkers of diverse ethnicities. For the private trek, we will try to hire a guide who can speak the native language of the participants. I.e. if you are a group of Spanish / Chinese speakers we will hire a guide who can speak the following languages.

Our assistant guide, kitchen staff, and porters always move with you. You can ask them for any kind of help throughout the k2 base camp trek.

A variety of food items will be served during the trek including Pakistani and foreign foods.

 

• Breakfast: butter, jam, cereals, cornflakes, porridge, omelet, fried eggs, paratha/Chpati pancakes, tea, and coffee.

 

• Lunch: soup, biscuits, crackers, long-life cheese, Tuna, Sardine (canned meat/ fish), rice, noodles, and chocolate.

 

• Dinner: rice, dhal, vegetables, meat (mutton or chicken), biryani, pakoras, fried rice, pasta, soup, pasta, chowmen / noodles fruit, and dessert.

 

*The first few days of trek fresh vegetables and fruits are served as long they are fresh and healthy. Vegetarian participants must inform us beforehand so can arrange a vegetarian food menu for her/him.

No drinks are served during the 14 days of the k2 base camp trek but you can bring your own.

Covid Vaccination is mandatory for travelers to visit Pakistan. Visitors must bring their covid vaccination certificates. Every one 5 years or older must be vaccinated before visiting Pakistan for any purpose. Malaria vaccines are also recommended if you are willing to take them.

We Arrange private tours upon request for k2 base camp trek. In private trek, you have more a flexible itinerary and options to customize the tour according to your plan

The k2 trekking season starts from June to the end of October. In Islamabad it will be very hot in summer, the temperature can rise to 45 ℃. Skardu would have moderate weather from June to October. In the Karakoram mountains, the weather is unpredictable it may rain or snow any time of year.

 

In early June the whole trekking route is all covered with snow that gradually melts by mid-June, After 15 June the snow melts the trek becomes easy till November, but there are chances of snow anytime. From mid-June to the end of august the weather will be moderate with the extreme temperature of -10 ℃ at Concordia or K2 base camp at nights. Even on a sunny day of July night and morning temperature will be freezing on the glacier.

 

The Monsoon system does not have any huge impact on the Karakoram region but still, there are frequent chances of rainfall in the monsoon season. From mid-September to the end of October it will be colder with the lowest temperature below -10C / 15 ℃.

In sum, the weather is not accurately forecasted / Predictable in the Karakoram range so it is always a better plan to come up with proper preparations.

During the first few days of trekking, we have access to clean spring water, even we boil the spring water for safety purposes. On the Glacier, we collect glacier water in containers and boiled it for trekkers they can fill their bottles with boiled water throughout the k2 base camp trek.

 

We also provide water Purification tabs and purifiers for cleaning purposes and trekkers can bring their own for the trek as well.

We recommend bringing two bottles for water storage, a purifier, and not using disposable plastic containers.

At lower altitudes, we have toilets till Urdukas camp. But on the glacier, there will be toilet tents at the majority of camps while there are camps where toilets may not be in proper conditions.

 

The first few days of  k2 base camp trek till Urdukas we have access to fresh running water, you can wash and shower till Urdukas camp.  Ahead of Urdukas camp, the weather conditions do not allow to take a shower until back to Urdukas or Saicho.

 

We would have portable showers throughout the trek, you can ask the guide for the shower or to warm water if you need to take a shower.

Accommodation in the early and ending days of K2 base camp trek at Islamabad and Skardu will be arranged in well-furnished up to the standard Hotels / Guest Houses with en-suite amenities on twin sharing basis for same-gender participants.

 

While for the trekking days in the Karakoram, spacious sleeping tents are provided on twin sharing basis for same-gender trekkers. We also arrange single supplement accommodation for trekkers upon request. A single female participant will be provided a single tent if there is no other female trekker in the team without any extra charges.   

The best time for k2 base camp trek starts from June to October with  July, August, and Mid September being the prime months.

 

Our Fixed Departures operate from June to October. We also organize treks upon request throughout the year.

K2 base camp trek is being done in the Indo-Pak and Pak-China border the region is known as the Central Karakoram National Park and it is classified as a restricted region. Trekkers need a trekking permit and NOC from relevant authorities before going for K2 Base Camp.

Baltoro is a rugged and rough glacier with up and downs all along the track, the trek on Baltoro glacier is exhausting for the early few days.

The lower part of the Baltoro glacier is steeper and the moraine is very rough till Gogo I. The trek from  Goro I to k2 base camp the track become comparatively smooth and straightforward

There are no fixed walking hours during the trek to k2 base camp, some days are long and some days are short. A fit and healthy person has to walk around 5-8 hours daily on average. It may take more or lesser hours for trekkers with different fitness levels.

The first few days are consumed for city transfers. Once we are on the trek a typical day start at 6:00 am, our guide or supporting staff will wake you up for a morning tea, hot water is ready for washing and brushing. When the whole team is in the mess tent breakfast is served.

 

Every trekker is bound to pack up his belongings and empty their tents before leaving for breakfast.   Porters and staff have to dismantle and pack up the tent, luggage, and supplies ASAP Because they have to reach on lunch spot on time.

 

After breakfast trekker will set out for the trek till lunch point, after an average of 4-5 hours trek you will be at the lunch spot. It will take around an hour for the lunch.

After lunch the trek resume for the next 3-4 hours on average till the next destination. When you are at the next destination all the camps will be set up already or in progress. You will be served with a hot cup of tea with snacks/cookies, tents are set up already, you have enough time for rest and excursion. The diner is offered at sharp evening some participants want to chit chat after dinner while others prefer to go to the bed for rest. And the same schedule repeats for the next 14 days except for rest days.

The maximum allowance for k2 Base camp trek is 12kgs, for an additional kg you have to pay 10 $ Per Kg.

Fixed departures are tentative tours for a given year or season.  Make sure the status of a certain fixed departure from our website. If it says “Available ” it means we are accepting participants for that Date.

 

If the status says” Limited Seats” it means we are a few registrations short of a packed departure.

And the status ‘Guaranteed’ means we are operating that departure and we have enough registrations for that departure.

Above given Dates are for  k2 Base Camp Trek 2023-24.

Trekking to k2 base camp is not possible for solo travelers the trek required a licensed guide and permits.

The maximum group size for  k2 base camp is 14 members.

our k2 trek groups are mostly consist of 4-14 Participants

Skardu is a mountainous town and the flight operation is always dependent on the weather conditions so it is normal to get cancel your flights for Skardu and from Skardu in bad weather.

 

In case of a flight cancellation from and to Skardu,  we do not have time to wait for a better weather window, the alternative option is to travel by road through the Karakoram highway.

You can rent and purchase second-hand climbing gear and apparel in Skardu but there is no market in Islamabad for this. Our guides will facilitate you throughout the process.

 

It is recommended to bring apparel or equipments with you. It is hard to find good quality equipments in Pakistan. There is a resale market in Skardu for second-hand climbing and trekking items but they are not very reliable. And the shortage of gears or apparel is common in peak season.

We will Carry electric generators for k2 trek groups of more than 5 participants for charging gadgets and lighting in the camp, but if the team members are less than 4 we will provide solar panels that will be enough for Charging electronic gadgets and lighting.

 

Wifi is contingent on the SCO (Special Communication Organization) booster at Concordia camp. If the signal works there our guide will provide wifi to the whole team if the booster is not working there is no option of internet and wifi.

Karakoram Highway is a totally safe place for foreign tourist and provides the best road trip experience of northern mountians.

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