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K2 Base Camp Trek

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Gilgit-Baltistan
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Duration

21 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with our K2 Base Camp Trek, a journey that unveils the grandeur of the world’s second-highest mountain. The trek takes you through the heart of the Karakoram Range, presenting a mesmerizing blend of rugged landscapes, ancient glaciers, and towering peaks. As you tread along the legendary Baltoro Glacier and ascend towards Concordia, the throne of the mountain gods, you’ll be surrounded by iconic peaks like Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I and II, and, of course, the majestic K2.

This 18- 22 day trek is a testament to the raw beauty and challenges of the Karakoram, offering not just a physical feat but an immersive experience into the untamed wilderness. Your journey starts in Skardu, winds through charming local villages, and culminates at the base of K2, where you’ll stand in awe of its sheer magnificence. Join us for an unforgettable odyssey, where every step echoes with the spirit of adventure and the grandeur of the Karakoram unfolds at every turn.

Highlights

  • Islamabad city tour, Explore skardu valley, Camping on Baltoro glacier
  • Trek to k2 base camp, Drive on Karakorum highway , Indus river

Included/Excluded

  • Experienced trekking guide
  • Private Transport for road travel from Islamabad to Askole and back
  • Airport transfers
  • Rooms on twin sharing
  • Meals in hotels & during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • All required trekking permits/documents and fees
  • Visa supporting documents
  • Mess & Sleeping tents, mattress and sleeping bags
  • Expert chef and assistant chef
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Tickets
  • International/domestic air ticket
  • Visa fee

Itinerary

Arrival at Islamabad international airport, our guide and driver will meet you upon your arrival at the international arrival or at your location in Islamabad or Rawalpindi, after meeting and greetings by our staff drive to the hotel.

Drive to the airport in Islamabad and fly to Skardu, arrive and start preparing for the trek

Paticipants will explore around, our staff will take care of required documents by the government offices in Skardu, the process can take upto 2 days there, in case of the delay in documentation we will adjust the extra days here we have on return from the trek.

Durations

Multi day

Languages

English

Destination

Gilgit Baltistan
Pakistan
Skardu

Frequently asked questions

The trek typically starts and ends in the picturesque town of Skardu, nestled in the heart of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

The trek spans over 18 days, allowing trekkers to acclimatize, enjoy the scenic beauty, and reach the iconic K2 Base Camp.

The optimal trekking season is from May to September when the weather is relatively stable, and the trails are accessible.

While prior trekking experience is beneficial, our experienced guides and support team are equipped to assist trekkers of various skill levels.

Trekkers need permits from the local authorities, and our team will assist in obtaining these permits for a smooth journey.

The trek is considered challenging due to high altitudes and varied terrains. Physical fitness and acclimatization are crucial.

Our package includes accommodation, meals, experienced guides, porters, permits, and other essentials. Please refer to the detailed itinerary for specifics.

A detailed packing list will be provided, including essentials like trekking gear, clothing, and personal items. Proper gear is crucial for the challenging conditions.

Yes, comprehensive travel insurance, including coverage for high-altitude trekking, is mandatory for all participants.

Yes, our team is well-prepared for emergencies, and evacuation procedures are in place to ensure the safety of participants.

We offer both private and group departures. Customizations can be discussed with our team based on your preferences and requirements.

K2 Base Camp is at approximately 5,150 meters (16,896 feet). Our itinerary includes acclimatization days, and our team monitors participants for signs of altitude sickness.

The K2 Base Camp Trek is located in a permitted zone, and trekking is subject to obtaining the necessary permits.

Only Pakistan-based registered tour companies can secure the required permits for the K2 Base Camp & Gondogoro La Trek.

No, individual trekkers cannot obtain permits independently. This trek requires the services of a registered and organized tour company based in Pakistan.

The tour company plays a crucial role in obtaining permits on behalf of trekkers, ensuring compliance with government regulations and facilitating a well-organized trek.

Yes, tour companies must be registered with the government of Pakistan and recognized as adventure tour operators to obtain permits for this trek.

Trekking with a registered tour company ensures proper organization, adherence to safety standards, and compliance with local regulations, enhancing the overall trekking experience.

No, permits for the K2 Base Camp Trek can only be obtained by Pakistan-based registered tour companies.

Ou expert team at Hunza Explorers will guide trekkers on the necessary documents, which may include passport copies, visa details, and other relevant information.

Permits are generally issued for a specific number of trekkers or a group, and our team at Hunza Explorers will manage these details during the application process.

It is advisable to initiate the permit application process well in advance, and the tour company will provide guidance on the timeline for permit acquisition.

Tour's Location

Gilgit-Baltistan

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