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Trek to K-2 Base Camp - 21 Days

Trek to K-2 Base Camp
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Baltistan region of Gilgit Baltistan also known as the land of the highest mountains is very famously known for its highest mountains and peaks in Pakistan. The four eight thousander peaks in the world are in Baltistan region of Pakistan. K2 the second highest mountain in the world also known as the Mount Godwin Austin is in Baltistan and famous for its base camp trek. The K2 is 8611 meters in height and a home for the mountaineers and expediters.

Baltoro region has world greatest cluster of highest peaks, with 4 eight thousand meters high peaks around Concordia, the famous junction of some of the worlds largest glaciers. Gasherbrum 2, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum 1 are listed among the 14, eight thousanders crowned by the mount of the mountain, K2 at 8611 meters.
Trekking on Baltoro Glacier, reaching Concordia and K2 base camp is one of the worlds famous trekking routes, while crossing Ghondoghoro La at 5650m needs good technical experience and equipment. K2 base camp track is one of the mot rewarding and challenging routes in the world.

Day 1
Arrival at New Islamabad International Airport

• Accommodation: Premium Standard Hotel in Islamabad for first day stay

• Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 2
Flight from Islamabad to Sakrdu Airport

• On this day the participants of the team will take flight from New Islamabad International Airport to Skardu Airport

• Overnight stay in Skardu

Day 3
Visit to Tourist Sites in Skardu

• The team members will have a relaxed day in Skardu where they will be taken to Kharpocho Fort for a walk after which the team will be visiting the Shangrila Resort in Skardu.

• During these days our team will be busy in preparation of further documentation required by Government.

• Lunch and dinner will be served

• Overnight stay in Skardu

Day 4
Departure for Askole

• The team will depart for Askole on jeep trek after breakfast in Skardu (in case all the documentations are completed otherwise the same day alternate tourist sites will be visited in Skardu)

• Askole will be the last village of the route

• Lunch at Askole

• Dinner and overnight stay in Askole village

Day 5
Trek from Askole to Jhola

• Trek ahead to Jhola from Askole village after breakfast

• Rest for Lunch at Korofon River side

• Arrival at Camp Jhola

• Overnight stay at Camp Jhola

Day 6
Trek from Jhola to Paiju

• Trek from Jhola Camp to Paiju following the Braldu River

• Beautiful view of the Trango Tower and Cathedral Peak on the way to Paiju

• Lunch on the way

• Donner and overnight stay at Paiju Camp

Day 7
Rest Day

• During the seventh day it will be a rest day for the team after two days long trek for acclimatization

• Lunch at Paiju Camp

• Dinner and overnight stay in Paiju Camp

Day 8
Trek from Paiju to Khoburtse

• Departure from Paiju to Khoburtse Camp via Baltoro Glacier after breakfast

• Luch on the way

• Arrival at Khoburtse camp

• Dinner and overnight stay at Khoburtse Camp

Day 9
Trek to Urdukus Camp

• Departure from Khoburtse to Urdukus Camp after breakfast

• Lunch on the way to Urdukus

• Arrival at Urdukus Camp

• Dinner and overnight stay at Urdukus Camp

Day 10
Trek to Goro-II

• Departure for Goro-II from Urdukus Camp after breakfast

• Lunch on the way

• Arrival at Goro-II

• Dinner and overnight stay at Goro-II Camp

Day 11

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Day 13

Day 14

Day 15

Day 16

The Trip Cost Includes

  • For Foreign Tourists (Non-Pakistanis):
  • Government trekking permit fees/paperwork
  • Licensed professional guide (Government requirement)
  • Airport pick and drop on first and last day
  • All domestic flights and travels
  • Road transport in Pakistan
  • Hotel accommodation in Pakistan (twin sharing rooms)
  • Trekking accommodation in Pakistan (twin sharing tents)
  • Hotel meals in Pakistan (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Trekking meals in Pakistan (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All camping site fees and bridge fees
  • Trekking logistics (tents, non-personal equipment and tools)
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s) etc)
  • Porters for trekking equipment, kitchen (supplies, tools, equipment, crockery, gas) and personal luggage
  • For Domestic Tourists (Pakistani Nationals):
  • Licensed professional guide
  • Road transport from Skardu to Askole/Hushe and return
  • Trekking accommodation in Pakistan (twin sharing dome tents)
  • All trekking meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All camping site fees and bridge fees
  • Trekking logistics (mess & kitchen tents, non-personal equipment and tools)
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s) etc – according to need)
  • Porters for trekking equipment, kitchen (supplies, tools, equipment, crockery, gas) and personal luggage (12.5 kg maximum allowed)
  • Porters for mountaineering equipment

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • For Foreign Tourists (Non-Pakistanis):
  • Travel Insurance (recommendations only)
  • Visa to Pakistan (supporting documents offered)
  • International airfare
  • Personal equipment (list provided on registration or request)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff etc
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc)
  • For Domestic Tourists (Pakistani Nationals):
  • Government trekking permit (not required)
  • Airport transfers in Islamabad and Skardu (can be organized – additional charges)
  • Domestic flights to Skardu and return (can be organized – additional charges)
  • Road transfers from Islamabad to Skardu and return (can be organized – additional charges)
  • Sightseeing in Islamabad, Skardu and surrounding areas
  • Hotel accommodation in Islamabad and Skardu (can be organized – additional charges)
  • Hotel meals in Islamabad and Skardu (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Travel insurance (recommendations can be requested)
  • Visa to Pakistan (not required)
  • International airfare for overseas Pakistani
  • Personal equipments (list provided on registration or request)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff etc
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc)
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Price From PKR87,040/person
87,040
Total 87,040 PKR

Trip Facts

  • Prado and Jeep (depends on the existence of jeep able road)
  • High
  • 7-10 Persons
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