K2 Base camp Gondogoro la trek

  K2 Base camp Gondogoro la trek


Duration
21 days

Tour Type
Trek

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. And you can unearth this experience with us. The base camp is located at about 5100m in height from the sea level. The duration of this trekking usually ranges from two to three weeks. The base camp is not the highest point. You have to travel through more heights before reaching the base camp. The challenge is a loop route that goes through Gondogoro La which is at a height of about 5585m. The Gondogoro La holds a spectacular view of four majestic peaks of 8,000m which are K2, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II, and Broad Peak, as well as some other sky-touching peaks including Gasherbrum 4, Laila Peak, and Gondogoro Peak, all from a single viewing point. The journey usually begins in the village of Askole Shigar. Till Askoli, it is accessible by road. The trek then goes along with the Braldu River and goes through scenic landscapes, enchanting meadows, dense forests, and rocky terrains. This route covers Paju, an aesthetic campsite with breathtaking views of Paju Peak; Urdukas, A panoramic location enclosed by sky-high peaks and stunning views; Concordia, an immense glacial junction from where you can have spectacular views of K2, broad peak and other surrounding peaks; Baltoro Glacier and K2 base camp. From there, taking a slightly different route, from the Gondogoro la, the trip moves toward Hushe Valley Shigar, then back to Islamabad. During the trek, you may encounter rivers, moraines and challenging ascents.

Services

Include

1. Flight from Islamabad to Skardu and Skardu to Islamabad.
2. Drive by Jeep Skardu to Askoli and return Askoli 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. Welcome Dinner will be served restaurant in Islamabad.
7. Payment of all Government taxes in Pakistan.
8. 3 meals a day along with comfortable accommodation in a hotel/ lodge/ tents.
9. All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
10. Experienced and well-trained Cook & Kitchen Helpers.
11. twins sharing tents and room for members.
12. Heating system in the dining tent and other necessary tents.
13. Solar panel/ electricity generator.
14. Medical and first aid kit.
15. Taxes and fees required for necessary tools.
16. 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


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 if 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. Then, we will start walking towards Askole.
Start trekking towards Jhola. We have to cross the river Braldu by bridge. Jhola is also located near the Braldu River.
A break day for exploring the Paju peak base camp. The team makes the preparations during the day.
Trekking to Liligo starting from the morning, involves beautiful panoramas and landscapes throughout the trek. It also includes a river crossing midway.
day 8 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.
After spending a night at K2 Base Camp, our journey moves back to Concordia.
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.
We will spend this day at the Gondogoro La base, and prepare to cross the challenging Gondogoro La crossing.
Starting 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.
As we descend, the rocky terrain becomes lush green landscapes. By reaching Hushe Valley, we will set up our camp at Saicho.
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 19. 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 Base camp Gondogoro la trek
Languages Support
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