k2 Gondogoro La Trek
K2 Gondogoro La Trek is one of the challenging as well rewarding treks on the earth. Gondogoro Pass/La Trek an exceptional and ambitious trekking holiday in the heart of the Karakoram range, one needs enough stamina, endurance and somehow climbing skills to cross the pass. We will follow the same route along the Baltoro glacier till Concordia and k2 base camp then crosses the Gondogoro Pass 5600m into the Hushe Valley. Gondogoro La trek is a great extension in k2 trekking, the trekking starts from Paju camp, Shigar Valley, after k2 base camp we will cross a mountain pass (Gondogoro Pass / Gondogoro La) into another valley of mountains rather than returning via the same route to Askoli as we do in k2 base camp trek.
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 Gondogoro La Trek is no doubt challenging but equally rewarding. During Gondogoro la trek we have to cross four huge glaciers, the Baltoro Glacier, Vigne Glacier, Godwin Austin, and Gondogoro Glacier. Placed among the world’s best trekkings the K2 Gondogoro La Trek, participants hike among the giants of Karakoram. Ten of the world’s thirty tallest peaks are located reroute to k2 Gondogoro La Trek, four of them are the 8000m peaks including K2/Chogori 8611m, Broad Peak 8049, Gasherbrum 1, and Gasherbrum 2. Other famous peak includes Paju Peak, Trango Towers, Cathedrals, Uli Biaho, Masherbrum, Muztagh, Mitre Peak, Chogolisa, Baltoro Kangri, Sia Kangri, Gondogoro Peak, Laila Peak, and Amin Brak.
K2 Gondogoro La Trek at a Glance:
Our K2 Gondogoro La Trek starts from Islamabad the vibrant capital of Pakistan. The flight to Skardu 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 (Fairy Meadows). Skardu is the capital town of the Karakoram Valleys and the logistic hub for all expeditions and Trekking. After an overnight stay, Trekkers begin their journey by jeep to Paju Camp. The track is considered one of the dangerous roads in Pakistan. The last human settlement during k2 Gondogoro la trek is Askoli village the last Village of shigar valley.
Paju Camp is the logistic hub of all trekkings and expeditions. Onward Paju we will embark upon our K2 Gondogoro La trek toward k2 Base Camp. Beyond Askoli there is a complete wilderness, mountains, and mountain lovers. 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 Gondogoro la, participants can get a glimpse of climbers on different climbing routes on these peaks and can meet mountaineers at their base camps. The next day we will come back to Concordia.
Gondogoro La Crossing :
Form Concordia we have two options either return via the same route or cross a technical mountain pass “Gondogoro La / Gondogoro Pass 5600m” into Hushe Valley. Those who are willing to cross Gondogoro La, trek towards Ali camp through Vigne Glacier and camp overnight al Ali Camp the last camp before Gondogoro La. This is the critical day during the K2 Gondogoro La trek, as we have to start trekking around midnight to cross Gondogoro Pass so that we can cross the stone falling part of Gondogoro Pass before sunrise. Early morning trekkers will be on the Top of Gondogoro La at altitude 5600m. The 360-degree view of the Karakoram is spectacular from Gondogoro la top, the view of all four 8000m Peaks (K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum 1 and 2) and many other peaks are eye-catching, to the north the mesmerizing view of Laila Peak 6096m and Hushe Valley provides one of the best scenes in the world. Participants will reach Khuspang camp before 9 am, rest, and overnight camping in front of Laila Peak. Next day trek to Siacho Camp after overnight stay trek to Hushe Village. Our K2 Gondogoro La trek concludes in Hushe Village, and we will drive to Skardu, it will take around 5 hours to reach Skardu via jeep.
The trek starts from Skardu, then to Shigar valley until Ali camp and cross the Gondogoro pass into Hushe valley and back to Skardu city in a circular way that is why it is also known as K2 Gondogoro La Circuit.
Our k2 Gondogoro La Trek registration is open. We organize K2 Gondogoro la Trek according to the needs of our clients. Our standard package for Gondogoro la trek includes a 20-days itinerary and 15 guaranteed fix departures each year. Our fixed departure dates are given below, as well we customize Gondogoro La Trek for our clients accordingly. We are the indigenous people of the Karakoram and all of our staff are professionally trained locals, who can never fall short of your expectations. Reserve your spot with a $350 advance deposit prior to the trekking.
K2 Gondogoro La Trek Cost
Cost for International Clients
International clients can join one of our k2 Gondogoro La Trek fixed departures with a standard price of $2200 per person. But the cost varies according to the style of trekking and the services provided. Given below are the packages for K2 Gondogoro La Trek. Our fixed departures are mostly confirmed and everything mentioned in the services included will be provided at a fixed cost that is USD 2200. Our k2 Gondogoro La Trek Fixed Departures and details are given below in the table.
||2 to 4 person
||Up to 6 person
||Above 6 person
Cost for Pakistani Clients
K2 Gondogoro la trek cost for Pakistani nationals are in the following table, starting from 180,000 PKR. Pakistanis mostly undertake their Gondogoro la trekking from Skardu and will Conclude in Skardu. We will entertain clients from Islamabad as well upon request.
||2 to 4 persons
||4 to 8 persons
||More than 8 persons