K2 Base Camp Trek -20 Days

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At A Glance

Max Altitude5,117m
Total Trek Distance146 Km
Min Temperature (c)-16
Hiking Hours5-10h/day
Camping Days12-14
Hotel Stays6-8 nights
Group Size4-12 Person


K2 Base Camp Trek 2024-25 


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


Booking are ongoing for K2 base camp trek 2024-25 with the Host of Karakoram & No.1 Native k2 Trekking Company of Pakistan, we are a team of Native Experts creating authentic experiences and sustainable travel for discerning trekkers. Why to pay a heap to an agent, when we offer the same in just $2,150 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 Route Map 


K2 Base Camp map


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


K2 Trekking Holiday Cost and Packages


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 Trekking Holidays Cost USDCost Euro
K2 Base Camp Trek20 days  (All-Inclusive)$2,150€2,100
K2 Base Camp Trek-14 days (Trek only)$1,700€1,700
K2 BC Trek for Beginners / Seniors -24 days$2,700€2,650
K2 Gondogoro La Trek-20 days (All-Inclusive)$2,250€2,200
Snow Lake Hisper La Trek  (20-Days)$2,800€2,700


K2 Base Camp Trek Cost


Adventurers  can join one of our K2 Base Camp Trek fixed departures with a fixed price of $2,150 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 2,150. To join a K2 Base Camp Trek Fixed Departures Please scroll down to fixed departures and cost.


Private Trek Cost

Private treks are our foremost priority where you can decide your own itinerary and we offer special discount for private treks and  foreign trekking companies.

If you are looking for a private Trip to K2 Base Camp  with family and friends, our cost schedule for groups are  given below in the table:


Solo Cost2 to 4 person Cost4 to  8 person Cost8 to 20 person Cost



K2 Trekking Cost for Pakistani


K2 base camp trek cost for Pakistani nationals are in the following table, starting from 350,000 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 Cost2 to 4 person Cost4 to 8 person Cost8 to 20 person Cost
600,000 PKR400,000 PKR380,000 PKR3,30,000 PKR



Private trip to k2 Base Camp can avail special discount !

If you are willing to join a Fixed Departure, Our Dates and Prices for k2 Base Camp Trek 2024-25 are given below.


K2 Base Camp Trek Departures And Costs

10-june 29-june $2,100 Available Book Now
18-june 07-july $2,150 Guaranteed Book Now
26-june 15-july $2,200 Limited Seats Book Now
05-July 24-July $2,000 Guaranteed Book Now
12-July 31-July $2,000 Limited Seats Book Now
17-July 05-August $2,000 Guaranteed Book Now
20-July 08-August $2,000 Limited Seats Book Now
27-July 15-August $2,000 Available Book Now
05-August 24-August $2,000 Limited Seats Book Now
12-August 31-August $2,200 Guaranteed Book Now
20-August 08-September $2,200 Limited Seats Book Now
27-August 15-September $2,000 Available Book Now
05-September 24-September $2,150 Guaranteed Book Now
12-September 01-October $2,150 Available Book Now
20-September 09-October $2,150 Guaranteed Book Now
27-September 16-October $2,150 Available Book Now
05-October 24-October $2,150 Guaranteed Book Now
14-October 02-October $2,150 Available Book Now
29-October 17-November $2,150 Available Book Now


K2 Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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Altitude : 540m
Location : Islamabad
fly to islamabad k2 trek 1st day Faisal-Mosque

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.

Altitude : 540m-2228m
Location : Skardu
karakoram k2 trekking departure to Karakoram gilgit baltisatn for k2 trek

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.

Altitude : 2228m
Location : Skardu
Skardu valley-karakoram- pakistan

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.

Altitude : 3040 m
Location : Askoli
karakoram k2 trekking campo-jola-k2-trekking

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.

Altitude : 3,666 m
Location : Paju
karakoram k2 trekking campo-paiju-trekking-baltoro-k2-1

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.

Altitude : 3,666 m
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.

Altitude : 3,800 m
Location : Khobusre
karakoram k2 trekking campo-khoburse-k2-baltoro-trekking

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.

Altitude : 3,950 m
Location : Urdukas
karakoram k2 trekking Urdokas-camp-baltoro-trekking

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.

Altitude : 4,300 m
Location : Goro II
k2 trekking-gondogoro la

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.

Altitude : 4,691 m
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.

Altitude : 5,120m
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.

Altitude : 4,691m
Location : Concordia
k2-trekking concordia

This day we will trek back to Concordia from Broad Peak Base Camp.

Altitude : 4,300 m
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.

Altitude : 3,800 m
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.

Altitude : 3,666 m
Location : Paju
karakoram k2 trekking campo-paiju-trekking-baltoro-k2-1

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.

Altitude : 3,040 m
Location : Askoli
Askoli-valley-trekking -k2

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.

Altitude : 2,228 m
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.

Altitude : 2,228 m
Location : Kachura Lake
k2 trek highlight 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.

Altitude : 5,40m
Location : Islamabad
Faisal Mosque with the majestic Margalla Hills in the backdrop.

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.

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.


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 view  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
  • Chogori Adventure Pakistan is the No.1 Native Trekking  Company of Pakistan.
  • Professional team of mountain experts
  • Team of individuals having vast knowledge and experience of the places, people, and regulations.


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 12kg)
  • 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


Trip to 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

How hard is the trek to K2 Base camp?

The trekking 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.

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 undertake the trekking to  K2 base camp 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.

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.


As mentioned before trip to k2 base camp  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.

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.

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

1-4 Months Before Departure    200USD



2: Deposits and Refund

Deposits are not Refundable but are useful for the very consecutive next there 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.



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.

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 USDCost 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


If you are a female solo trekker we will accommodate you in the departure and usually have other solo females so you can share the room and tent on twin sharing basis.

And if there are not any female trekker available for sharing the tent or room we will offer you separate tent/ room without any extra Charges.

K2 Base Camp Trek FAQS

What's the elevation / Altitude of k2 Base Camp and k2??

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.

how hard Is the trek to 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.

How much K2 base camp trek cost for foreigners/international travelers?

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 2,150.

How much K2 base camp trek cost for Pakistani visiters?

K2 base camp trek cost for Pakistani nationals are starting from  350,000 PKR. Locals mostly undertake their k2 trekking from Skardu and will Conclude in Skardu

Is Pakistan Safe for Foreigners?

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.

Is k2 Base camp trek Safe?

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.

What is the registration process?

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.

What to carry for k2 trekking?

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.

How does the Trek operate?

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.

Single Supplement (Tent/Room)


For Single Hotel Room you have to pay $ 120  extra amount and during the trek single tent accommodation will cost an extra  $ 250.

if you are looking for both we can accommodate you in 350 USD

How much to Tip?

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 80-150 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.

How much cash should I carry?

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.

What is the Task and responsibilities of the Guide?

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.

What will be the food menu during k2 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.

Is Covid Vaccination mandatory for k2 base camp trek?

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.

What is a private k2 tour and do you organize private treks to k2 base camp?

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 weather for the trek to k2 base camp?

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.

Where can I get clean drinking water?

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.

How do I go to the toilet during the trek to k2 base camp?

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.


Can I take a shower along the k2 trail?

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.

What will the accommodation be like?

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.   

What is the Best time for K2 Base Camp Trek?

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.

What are the trekking Permit and NOC for K2 Base camp hike?

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.

What will be the terrain like on Baltoro Glacier?

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

what is the daily walking hours on the k2 trek?

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.

A typical Day of k2 base camp trek?

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.

what is the Maximum Baggage allowance?

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

Are all fixed departures guaranteed?

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 2024-25.

Can I go Solo to K2 Base camp?

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

what is the Maximum Group size?

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

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

What if the flights got canceled?

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.

Where can I Rent or purchase the apparel and equipments in Pakistan?

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.

Is there WiFi and electricity during the k2 Hike?

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.

Is Karakoram highway safe?

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


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