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K2 Gondogoro La Trek

Trekking in the Karakoram Mountains is a wonderful experience, but K2 Gondogoro La Trek is one of the best trek in the world, A Classic treks for serious walkers, require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. The trek offers experiences that last a lifetime. Galen Rowell described Concordia as the "throne room of the mountain gods". Baltoro, home of hundreds of peaks, also home four 8000 meter peaks; K-2 (8611m) (Mountain of Mountains), Broad Peak (8047m), Gasherbrum-I (8068m), and Gasherbrum-II (8035m). The trek is located in the heart of the mighty Karakoram and offers a magnificent view of snow-capped mountains. We have a special reserved day at Concordia to explore the hidden beauty of these panoramic peaks. The trek is a bit difficult and is recommended for good trekkers. The journey to giant Baltoro begins at Skardu, the capital town of Baltistan.

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Location: Baltoro, Karakoram

Duration:23 Days

Min Age:16

Max People:12

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Day 1 : ARRIVAL
Arrival at Islamabad International Airport and transfer to the hotel . In the evening briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan. Overnight in the hotel.
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Day 2 : ISLAMABAD TO CHILAS
Departure for Chilas via Babusar Top, Kaghan Valley Check-in hotel at Chilas.
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Day 3 : CHILAS TO SKARDU
Arrival in Skardu. Total drive time from Islamabad to Skardu is 22-24 hours. Overnight in the hotel
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Day 4 : SKARDU
Final arrangement of the trek.
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Day 5 : SKARDU TO ASKOLE
A full day rides on a winding jeep trail to Askole. Overnight in tents. Distance 96 km Drive 07-08 hrs Altitude 3050 m
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Day 6 : AKOLE TO KOROPHONE
Today we leave the last inhabited village. For the remaining portion of our journey, we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipment and sustain our trekking. Overnight in tents. Walk: 03 - 04 hrs Grade: Easy Altitude: 3100 M
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Day 7 : KOROPHONE TO JHULA
Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jhula. Overnight in the tents.
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Day 8 : JHULA TO PAIYU
Resume trek along the Braldu River to a green Oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6611 M. Overnight in tents. Overnight in tents. Walk: 05-06 hrs Grade: Moderate Altitude: 3480 M.
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Day 9 : PAIYU CAMP
Today is rest and acclimatization day at Paiju camp. Paiyu is a Balti word which means "SALT". Overnight in tents.
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Day 10 : PAIYU TO URDUKAS
Trekking starts towards Urdukas after an early breakfast. Traverse the junction of Paiju - Baltoro Glaciers through crevasses & lunch below Liligo, the traditional camp under the muddy cliffs with fine views of rock spires. Urdukas offering splendid views of the Trango, Uli Biaho & Bial Groups. Overnight in tents. Walk: 06-07 hrs Grade: Moderate Altitude: 4130 M
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Day 11 : URDUKAS TO GORO
A long walk on the icy Baltoro Glacier, with Magnificent views of Muztagh, Mitre & Gasherbrum IV. Overnight in tents. Walk: 06-07 hrs Grade: Strenuous Altitude: 4500 M.
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Day 12 : GORO TO CONCORDIA
After an early breakfast, resume a long trek on the Baltoro Glacier to Concordia. The climax of the K2 Gondorogro La Trek is the spectacular conjunction of the Godwin-Austin and Baltoro Glaciers called Concordia, lying at the heart of the most heavily glaciated region outside the Polar areas within a radius of 19 km stand 41 peaks over 6500 meters. including 04 peaks above 8000 M., This is the center of the densest concentration of the lofty peaks on Earth. Overnight in tents. Walk: 05 - 06 hrs Grade: strenuous Altitude: 4720 M
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Day 13 : CONCORDIA REST DAY
Today is a rest day at Concordia, trekkers can explore K2 base (A day trip 4 hrs up 3 hrs down) Overnight in tents at Concordia. Walk : 07 hrs Grade : strenuous Altitude : 4650 M.
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Day 14 : CONDORDIA TO ALI CAMP
After an early breakfast leaves the Concordia camp, after 2 hours we will reach Vigne glacier which sweeps down from the base of the Gondogoro La. Overnight in tents
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Day 15 : ALI CAMP -GONDOGORO LA - KHUSPANG
To avoid the risk of rockfalls on the descent on the Hushe side, we start very early around 2 am. After an early breakfast, we will wear crampons and harnesses and set off, roped together onto the West Vigne Glacier towards the foot of the Gondogoro-La pass. After 3-4 hours of steep and strenuous ascent (assisted by fixed ropes), we reach the top to be rewarded with stunning views of K2, Broad Peak, and the Gasherbrum. Then descend towards to Hushey valley in another territory of Baltistan. Overnight in tents. Walk: 10 - 11 hrs Grade: Strenuous Altitude: 5700 M
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Day 16 : KHUSPANG
Rest day at Khuspang. Overnight in tents.
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Day 17 : KHUSPANG TO DALSANGPA
After an early breakfast trek starts towards Dalsangpa, meaning 'field of flowers', lives up to its name. It is a beautiful campsite at about 4,150 meters, set between two lakes, with Masherbrum Mountain and the white glacier cascading down from Masherbrum Pass reflected in the still water. Walk: 05-06 hrs Grade: Moderate Altitude: 4150 M.
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Day 18 : DALSANGPA TO SHAICHO
Resume trek along the path, Keep yourself on the left side of the lateral moraine, crossing several side streams. The next hour is an unpleasant scramble along the stony, sliding glacier edge, with huge boulders poised above, ready to fall. Continue your trek along the path goes downhill to the summer settlement called Shaicho, a large shepherds settlement with its own mosque, nowhere you can find a hotel and mountaineering equipment shop. This is the traditional camp among the forest of juniper, cedar and willow trees with giant bushes of wild roses and good water supply. After a short break continues your walk along the Hushey river on an easy path. Upon arrival camp near the fields in Hushey village. Overnight in tents. Walk 06 - 07 hrs, Grade: Easy
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Day 19 : SHAICHO TO HUSHEY
An easy day will bring you to Hushey village. Overnight in tents
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Day 20 : HUSHEY TO SKARDU
After breakfast drive for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.
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Day 21 : SKARDU TO ISLAMABAD
Flight to Islamabad, if unable due to bad weather same day drive to Kaghan Valley via Babusar Top. Overnight in the hotel.
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Day 22 : KAGHAN TO ISLAMABAD
Early morning drive to Islamabad.Overnight in the Hotel.
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Day 23 : ISLAMABAD - DE BRIEFING
De-briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan Islamabad & Transfer to Islamabad International Aiport for your onward destination. End of our Services. Thank YOU!

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