K2 Basecamp trek and Pastore Peak Expedition

  K2 Basecamp trek and Pastore Peak Expedition


Duration
25 days

Tour Type
Trekking plus Expeditions

Overview

K2 or Mount Godwin-Austen, also known as Chogho Ree among the locals. The world’s second-highest peak with a height of 8611m from the sea level. A perfect adventure for mountaineers and climbers. But, before thinking about K2, it is highly recommended that an adventurous trip up to the K2 base camp must be made. It will help you understand what difficulties you may face if you make your determination towards K2. Trekking up to the K2 base camp gives a great experience of trekking in the extreme weather conditions and deadly routes of the Karakoram range. The K2 base camp is located at a height of about 5100m from the sea level. The K2 base camp serves as the base camp for various other high peaks of the Karakoram range including the Broad peak and Gasherbrum peaks. The duration of this trekking usually ranges from two to three weeks
Pastore Peak
Pastore Peak is situated in the Karakoram Range in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It is one of the 6 thousanders lying at a height of 6209 m above sea level. It is sandwiched between the mighty K2 and the massive Broad Peak. Pastore Peak may not be as famous as some of its neighbouring peaks like K2 or Broad Peak, but it has still attracted the attention of mountaineers over the years. This peak is also characterized as an ideal peak to experience high altitude and ice climbing. The landscape is surrounded by towering peaks, glaciers, and alpine meadows. Wildlife such as ibex, snow leopards, and various bird species can also be spotted in the region. The surrounding is inhabited by Balti people with their unique traditions and customs. Climbers often have the opportunity to interact with local communities along their journey. Climbing Pastor Peak is considered easy one but it may still present various challenges to mountaineers, including extreme weather conditions, technical difficulties in climbing, altitude sickness etc. The remoteness of the area and the lack of infrastructure add further challenges to any expedition. The peak features steep icy slopes, rocky terrain, and often challenging climbing conditions.

Services

Include

1. Flight from Islamabad to Skardu and Skardu to Islamabad.
2. Drive by Jeep Skardu to Kanday and return from Kanday to Skardu.
3. Porters/ Mule to carry luggage where the jeep cannot reach.
4. Pick and drop from the airport to the Hotel and vice versa.
5. 2 nights stay at 3*/4* Hotel in Islamabad (bed & breakfast).
6. 2 nights stay at Hotel in Kanday.
7. Welcome Dinner will be served restaurant in Islamabad.
8. Royalty and permit from the Pakistan Government for the expedition.
9. Porters carry up to 60 Kg of personal baggage.
10. 3 meals a day along with comfortable accommodation in a hotel/ lodge/ tents.
11. All Necessary Camping equipment.
12. At Base Camp a mattress and pillow per individual, a dining tent, a kitchen tent, a communication tent, a Toilet, a staff tent, a tent for Pakistani base camp staff, store tents, tables and chairs and all necessary cooking gear.
13. Experienced and well-trained Cook & Kitchen Helpers.
14. Twin sharing Tents for members
15. Heating system in the dining tent and other necessary tents.
16. Solar panel/ electricity generator.
17. Medical and first aid kit.
18. Professional and experienced Tour guide.
19. Taxes and fees required for necessary tools.
20. Farewell dinner.

Exclude

1. Airfare for international flights.
2. individual services of rooms. Extra charges may apply.
3. Minibars will not be provided while staying in hotels or while travelling.
4. Distinct Items for an individual which we provide collectively like rooms provided for two members. Extra charges may apply.
5. Personal equipment cargo to/from Islamabad
6. Pakistan visa fee
7. Meals in Islamabad other than breakfast.
8. Insurance if trip cancellation.
9. All costs arising from the necessity of an early conclusion or summit attempt (additional hotel nights, hotel meals, and evacuation expenses).
10. Costs resulting from unforeseeable delays beyond our company’s control (Force majeure).
11. Phone, fax, email or any personal communication from Pakistan to the home country.

Full Board Service


1. Flight from Islamabad to Skardu and Skardu to Islamabad.
2. Drive by Jeep Skardu to Kanday and return from Kanday to Skardu.
3. Porters/ Mule to carry luggage where the jeep cannot reach.
4. Pick and drop from the airport to the Hotel and vice versa.
5. 2 nights stay at 3*/4* Hotel in Islamabad (bed & breakfast).
6. 2 nights stay at Kanday.
7. Welcome Dinner will be served restaurant in Islamabad.
8. Payment of all Government taxes in Pakistan.
9. Royalty and permit from the Pakistan Government for the expedition.
10. Porters carry up to 60 Kg of personal baggage.
11. 3 meals a day along with comfortable accommodation in a hotel/ lodge/ tents.
12. All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
13. Experienced and well-trained Cook & Kitchen Helpers.
14. Twin sharing tent for members.
15. At Base Camp a mattress and pillow per individual, a dining tent, a kitchen tent, a communication tent, a Toilet, a staff tent, a tent for Pakistani base camp staff, store tents, tables and chairs and all necessary cooking gear.
16. Heating system in the dining tent and other necessary tents.
17. Solar panel/ electricity generator.
18. 2 oxygen bottles of 4 litres initially and more on-demand with extra cost.
19. Oxygen masks.
20. High camp services include High Altitude Tents, cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, all climbing and cooking crew, group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope.
21. Satellite Phone for emergency communication available with appropriate charge.
22. Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permission.
23. Medical and first aid kit.
24. Farewell dinner


Itinerary

After the member arrives in Islamabad from their places, they will be transferred to the hotel and allowed to rest and prepare for further travel on the next day.
In the morning flight from Islamabad to Skardu, we will leave. From the flight, we will reach Skardu by noon. In case of cancellation of a flight due to weather conditions or any other reason, we have arrangements to drive by road We will reach Skardu in the next two days in case of travel by road. Our itinerary will be one day ahead in this case.
A day free for sightseeing in Skardu. We will visit some nearby places in Skardu and will have a glimpse of the beauty of Skardu.
The journey goes alongside the Braldu River in the Shigar Valley. Askoli is the last village accessible by road. We will drive there by jeep. By reaching Askoli, we will Trek to Jhola. We have to cross the river Braldu by bridge. Jhola is also located near the Braldu River.
Start trekking towards Paju. It will be 6 to 7 hours of trekking following the Braldu River. The total distance for the trekking is 19.8 km.
A break day for exploring the Paju peak base camp. The team makes the preparations during the day.
Trekking to Khoburtse starting from the morning, involves beautiful panoramas and landscapes throughout the trek. It also includes a river crossing midway.
day 08 is going to be a tough trekking day as we have to climb and descend the glacial moraines. After crossing the Trango Tower and Uli Biaho, we will reach Urdukas and camp for the night.
Trekking continues again towards Goro II. This time we will be trekking through the glacier. The view of Masherbrum and Muztagh Tower is visible from Goro II.
We will reach Concordia by day 10. From Concordia, we can have a beautiful view of high snowcapped peaks such as Broad Peak, Mitre Peak, Gasherbrum and Sia Kangri as well as the aesthetic view of the Great K2.
Trekking day towards k2 from Concordia. Tonight, we will spend at the base camp of K2 Broad Peak and many sky-touching Mountain peaks.
Pastore Peak base camp is located at a height of 4800 m. Today we will trek back from K2 base camp to Pastore Peak Base Camp via Godwin Austin Glacier. The trekking time is about 3 to 4 hours.
We will start climbing from day 13 and continue our climb for the next 3 days. This specific time includes ascending Pastore Peak as well as descending back to base camp. The average time for the summit is 10 to 12 hours. We have included contingency time as well in case of any weather issue or any other time-consuming occurrence. The Mountain Tiger Treks and Tours team will be assisting throughout the expedition.
After spending a night at Pastore Base Camp, our journey moves back to Concordia. We will camp here for a night again.
Instead of following the previous route, we will take a slightly different route and move towards Ali camp. We will camp at Ali camp and here, the instructions will be given for crossing Gondogoro La.
Starting very early in the morning, we will climb up the Gondogoro La. All members will be roped together. The views of K2, G1, Broad Peak, and G2 can be taken in the Baltoro region. Descending from the Gondogoro pass needs more caution. Using fixed ropes and crampons, we will be coming down from rocky terrain, but the trek becomes easier as we move forward. By reaching Khuispang we will set our camp. After crossing the Gondogoro La we will finally reach Khiuspang.
As we descend, the rocky terrain becomes lush green landscapes. By reaching Hushe Valley, we will set up our camp at Shaicho.
We will start our trek in the early morning towards Hushe from Shaicho. By reaching there, instead of camping here, will drive directly by jeep to Skardu. For the night our accommodation will be in the Hotel.
Early in the morning, we will be coming back to Skardu by using the Jeep service.
The flight typically occurs in the morning. So we will reach Islamabad by noon on day 22. After reaching Islamabad, you are allowed to take a rest in the hotel.
In case of any flight cancellation due to weather issues or any other issue, we will reach Islamabad this day. Otherwise, we can utilize this day to explore Islamabad. We will be having a farewell dinner in Skardu or Islamabad as well.
All members are free to go to their places. Our staff will transfer you all to the airport.

Terms & Conditions

1. Early Bird Discount:

The given prices are the discount offers for holidays and are limited. These prices may be changed accordingly. The local services providers and airlines as well as hotels increase prices in the season. So early reservation cost us less price.


2. Limited Space in Peak Months:

The peak months of the year attract a great amount of national and international tourists and hence sold out earlier. We will have a maximum of 15 travellers in one group. Our registration is on a first come first serve basis.


3. Limited Flight Seats:

We use the deposit to book your domestic flight in advance because domestic flight seats for the Himalayas and the Karakoram sell out very quickly in the peak season. Another reason is that there are only two flights in a day.


4. Pay Balance after arrival in Pakistan:

You may have concerns regarding paying your final balance. According to our policy, we receive your final balance only once you arrive in Pakistan. Deposit is the only Payment before arriving in Pakistan.


5. Pay Minimum Deposit:

The advance payment for the holidays also incorporates early bird discounts and may change automatically based on the late deposit schedule. The same dates in the schedule will be applicable for the next season's deposit as well.


Advance Deposit for Pakistani Nationals:

The advance deposit for Pakistani Nationals is PKR 100,000 or 30 % of the total price whichever is greater. The deposit amount is nonrefundable.


Extra Stays at Base Camp:

•For Extra Stays at base camp, extra charges will be charged.
01-04 pax US $ 130/. Per person per day
04-06 pax US $ 100/. Per person per day
06-08 pax US $ 90/. Per person per day
• If Government of Pakistan demands for any fee or new condition ensuing extra, the same will be charged in addition to normal Package offer.


• Reservations and Advance Payments:
For the confirmation of your reservation, you have to pay your advance into our account 50 days before the arrival of the group/ client in Pakistan. The rest of amount will be received once you arrived in Pakistan.

• Mountain Tigers Treks and tours
reserves the right to deduct, in respect of hotel reservation, confirmation of airline ticket, documentation and other necessary works which are being done before the arrival of client.

• 25% of the total amount will be deducted in case of cancellation in less than 15 days before the arrival date. If cancellation is made in less than 30 days, 10% of the amount will be deducted as in shape of paper works. Mountain Tigers trek and tours reserves this right.

• Anyone deciding to abandon after arrival, or may want to leave the trip during the expedition or tour, due to health issue or any other issue, will not be eligible for any refund. The same policy is applicable in case of entire group. If the group abandons or completes the trip early than the itinerary. No money will be refunded.


Refund Policy for All Deposit:

The deposited amount is non-refundable once it is paid. Because this amount will be spent in making all the arrangements. This deposited amount is also nonrefundable in case of Pakistani clients.


• Balance: Only pay the balance on the first day after arrival in Pakistan according to the Payment guidelines which will be shared later.


• Currency: International clients have the option to pay in US Dollar (USD). Or they may also pay in Euros (EUR) or Pound Sterling (GBP). Pakistani clients have the option to pay the equivalent amount in Pakistani Rupees (PKR).


• Single Supplement: Separate rooms will cost extra charge of 290 USD. This includes all hotel nights.


For separate tents, it will cost the extra charge of 180 USD including additional porterage cost. Both the payments must be made with the balance upon arrival


LIABILITIES:

Mountain tiger treks and tour endeavors to ensure comfort and safety during tours. However, the company is not liable for injury, damage, death, loss, accidents, delays, public disturbances, or any other unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control.

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Tour Information

Max Guests
7
Min Age
18+
Tour Location
K2 Basecamp trek and Pastore Peak Expedition
Languages Support
All