Jeep ride among the mountains on guided trekking tour to K2 Base Camp in Pakistan
Panoramic mountain view on guided trekking tour to K2 Base Camp in Pakistan

K2 Base Camp and Concordia Trek

22 nights

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Experience the unparalleled Karakorum region of Pakistan and visit K2 base camp

This guided trek to K2 Base Camp is a spectacular trek.  Trek into the heart of the Karakorum mountain range in Pakistan on this guided K2 base camp trek. Just getting to the trailhead will take several days, however once there you’ll spend two amazing weeks in the rugged wilderness of one of the world’s most impressive collections of mountains.

The K2 Base Camp Trek will challenge your skills and endurance as you cross glaciers and moraines, and endure temperature extremes, all for the reward of reaching the base camp of K2 – the second tallest mountain on Earth. The Karakorum region is not for the inexperienced or faint of heart, but experienced trekkers will not want to miss this unforgettable tour of a lifetime.

During this guided K2 base camp trek, you will stay in fully serviced campsites, where you will often have opportunities to rub elbows with trekking and mountaineering expeditions from around the world. Some of the campsites, such as Concordia, are worthwhile experiences in themselves. In addition to K2, you’ll marvel at the majesty and enormity of the surrounding mountains, many of which are also more than 8,000 m tall. Each moment of this guided tour in Central Karakorum National Park will be memorable. It isn’t heaven, but it might be about as close as you can get on your own two feet!

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Highlights of the K2 Base Camp and Concordia Trek

Trek for two weeks in Central Karakorum National Park, surrounded by some of the mightiest mountains in the world.
Witness the immensity of the Karakorum range from the air as you fly to and from Skardu.
Visit base camps for Broad Peak and K2.
Cross some of the world’s largest non-polar glaciers and moraines.

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K2 Base Camp and Concordia Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Islamabad

When you arrive in Islamabad, your group leader or guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. After a trip briefing and a gear check, settle into the hotel and rest from your travels.
Overnight Location: Roomy Isb Atlas, Islamabad
Distance: None
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Transfer to Skardu or Chilas

Travel by air from Islamabad to Skardu, in the mountain region of Baltistan. The route of this spectacular flight gives you an unparalleled view of some of the world’s most impressive mountains, found in the Karakoram range. Look down on K2 (8,611 m / 28,251 ft), Nanga Parbat (8,124 m / 26,653 ft), Rakaposhi (7,788 m / 25,551 ft), and many others. Where three rivers meet - the Indus, the Shyok, and the Basha – you’ll find Skardu and your hotel for the night.

It is possible that the weather in Islamabad or Skardu will prevent you from flying. If that happens, you will travel to Skardu on a private, air-conditioned coach. The Karakoram Highway along the Indus River will take you from Islamabad to Skardu through amazing gorges and also offers breathtaking views of the mountains, particularly Nanga Parbat and Rakaposhi. The Karakoram Highway has been called the 8th Wonder of the World, and with good reason. The journey takes 10-12 hours spread over two days, spending the night in Chilas in between.
Overnight Location: PTDC Hotel in Skardu or Shangri La Hotel in Chilas
Distance: Flight to Skardu or 8-hour drive to Chilas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Skardu or Chilas – Skardu

If you were able to fly into Skardu, take a jeep safari today to the Deosai Plains National Park, also known as “The Land of Giants.” The locals call the Deosai Plateau the “Summer’s Palace” because of the vibrant colours of the grass and wildflowers that grow there. It is also home to rare butterflies. The Deosai Plateau is the second highest in the world, after the Changtang Plateau in Tibet, with an average elevation of 4,114 m (13,497 ft) above sea level. While offering inspirational views of Nanga Parbat (8,124 m / 26,653 ft) and a chance to eat lunch beside the renowned Sheosar Lake, this beautiful day trip will also help with altitude acclimatization before the trek. You’ll return to the hotel in Skardu by evening.

If you were not able to fly, spend today in the coach from Chilas to Skardu. Your journey will take about 7-8 hours, offering unforgettable views of Nanga Parbat and Rakaposhi along the way. You can also see the place where the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Hindu Kush mountain ranges all meet. Arrive in Skardu after this amazing ride and check into your hotel.
Overnight Location: PTDC Hotel in Skardu
Distance: 7-8 hour drive from Chilas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 In Skardu

Before traveling to the Central Karakoram National Park, attend a briefing about the trek with the tourism department. After this, your group leader and guide will perform a final check of all your gear and equipment. If there is time, visit the lovely Katchura Lake and possibly Skardu Fort. From Skardu Fort, you can see the city of Skardu and the Indus River against the impressive backdrop of the Karakoram mountains.
Overnight Location: PTDC Hotel in Skardu
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Transfer to Askoli

Travel by jeep through the Shigar and Braldu valleys to the village of Askoli (3,000 m / 9,842 ft). Each of these valleys is majestic and unique. In the Shigar Valley, you will pass through several villages where farmers grow fields of barley and wheat and orchards are full of apricot and cherry trees. The local people are friendly and hospitable and will invite you to taste the most delicious, fresh-picked apricots and cherries you have ever tasted.

In the Braldu Valley, the landscape changes to become more barren and desert-like. You will notice steep gorges and rocky mountainsides. Cross the Braldu River several times over suspension bridges, which can be an exciting experience. Because of the nature of the terrain, it is possible you will encounter roads blocked by rock or landslides, so the journey is unpredictable. It may take longer than expected, but be patient and you will arrive at your first campsite in Askoli.

The people of Askoli village are self-sufficient. They have large herds of sheep and goats, and they grow all their own wheat, fruits, and vegetables. The fully-serviced Askoli campsite is a commonplace to meet other trekking groups and mountaineering expeditions, so enjoy the opportunity to mingle and get to know other hikers. After dinner, you’ll be briefed by the guide and tour leader regarding the schedule for the next day.
Overnight Location: Camping at Askoli (3,000m)
Distance: 6-8 hours drive
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trekking to Joula

Finally the first day of your trekking expedition! After hiking for about 30 minutes, the guide will take your group to register at the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) office. Entry fees are included in your tour, so this is already paid. Leaving from there, the Braldu Valley opens, revealing the enormous Biafo Glacier. The third-longest in the world, outside of polar regions, the Biafo glacier is an impressive 67 km (41.6 miles) long and flows from Hispar Pass and Snow Lake to Braldu Valley. Start the trek with an introduction to moraine crossing as you walk across the snout of the Biafo glacier toward Korophong, where you’ll enjoy a lunch break on the banks of the river.

The environment around you today will feel severe and stark at the base of some large mountains in the Baltoro region. Follow the valley until you reach the place where the Braldu River meets the Dumordo River, which flows from the Panmah glacier. At one time a “Joula” or flying fox was used to get across the quick currents of the Dunmordo River. Today, a footbridge makes crossing the river a much safer and more convenient task. The Dunmordo Valley was once used as a passage to travel to China, but today you will follow the river to the Joula campsite (3,218 m / 10,558 ft). The campsite is fully serviced and offers toilet and bath facilities maintained by the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP).
Overnight Location: Camping at Joula (3,218m)
Distance: 6-8 hours trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Trek to Paiju

Get an early start today and follow the trail along the Braldu River, which will often climb and then descend again due to erosion and water levels. Stop to eat lunch at the old campsite called Bardumal. As you continue your trek, you may see glimpses of the peaks of the Masherbrum range on your right side toward the Xiangang Valley. The massive Masherbrum group covers most of the southern side of Baltoro Glacier.

The weather here is often very hot and dry, which can create challenging conditions for your trek. Be careful to avoid dehydration and sunburn. As you approach the Paiju campsite (3,407 m / 11,178 ft), you’ll pass lovely small streams as they descend from the glaciers to the north. You will also see glimpses of the Trango Towers rock towers and the twin peaks of Uli Biaho. You’ll also get your first introduction to the Baltoro glacier which, at 63km long, is the fifth longest in the world outside of the polar regions. At this distance, it will be difficult to understand how truly massive the Baltoro glacier is, but the days to come will bring you closer and help you appreciate its majesty.

Paiju campsite is fully serviced and offers toilet and bath facilities maintained by the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP).
Overnight Location: Camping at Paiju (3,407m)
Distance: 7-8 hours of trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Acclimatization Rest day in Paiju

Today is a rest day for relaxation and to help with acclimatization. You will feel better in the days to come when you are crossing the Baltoro glacier if your body has time to rest and adjust to the altitude. Paiju is a common resting place for expedition groups bound for Concordia because there is water available here. Depending on how you feel, you may choose to take a short hike today for better views of Cathedral Peak and the Trango Towers. You may even be able to see K2 in the distance. Otherwise enjoy a rest day at camp, meeting people from other expedition groups from around the world, while the porters have the chance to prepare for the days ahead as well.
Overnight Location: Camping at Paiju (3,407m)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Trek across Baltoro Glacier to Khoburtse

Be prepared for a difficult day on the Baltoro glacier and remember to stay well-hydrated. After walking for about an hour from Paiju, you will approach the massive glacier. When you see how the ice stretches across the Braldu River, and how the porters look like a trail of ants across the Baltoro glacier, you will finally be able to appreciate it for its immense size. Rising 70-80 meters above the river, the icy moraine is ever-changing and therefore challenging to navigate. This part of the trek will be difficult.

Once you have crossed to the other side of the valley, the trail often requires crossing streams or sections of glacier. But from here, you will be rewarded with clear views of the famous peaks of the Baltoro region: Paiju (6,610 m / 21,686 ft), the Trango Towers (6, 363 m / 20,876 ft),Uli Biaho Tower (6,109 m /20,043 ft), and Cathedral (6, 024 m /19,764 ft). Behind you, the steep slopes are grassy grazing areas for ibex. Pikas and hoopoe birds also call this rocky area home. Cross the Liligo glacier to reach the Khoburtse campsite (3,816 m / 12,520 ft), which is on the southern side of the Baltoro glacier and just opposite the Trango Towers.

Khoburtse campsite is fully serviced and offers toilet and bath facilities maintained by the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP).
Overnight Location: Camping at Khoburtse (3,816m)
Distance: 7-8 hours of trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Trek to Urdukas

In order to continue to increase the altitude of our campsites gradually, this is a short trekking day. Continue along the side moraine on the southern side of the Baltoro glacier, occasionally on the glacier itself. There are two other glaciers to cross which flow from Urdukas Peak (6,320 m / 20,735 ft). Then cross Cathedral peak and the Trango Towers, both to the north of the Baltoro glacier. Arrive at the unique and amazing Urdukas campsite (4,168 m /13,675 ft) around midday. This camping area is perched on terraces about a hundred meters above the glacier. These hillside terraces were created by the 1909 K2 expedition led by the Duke of Abruzzi. As you rest in this spectacular place, take in the incomparable views of the Trango Towers, as well as Cathedral Peak and Lobsang (5,707 m /18,724 ft), whose rocky sides rise to form walls across the glacier. If the weather is clear, you can also see Broad Peak (8,051 m / 26,414 ft) and Gasherbrum IV (7,925 m /26,000 ft) in the distance.

Urdukas campsite is fully serviced and offers toilet and bath facilities maintained by the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP).
Overnight Location: Camping at Urdukas (4,168m)
Distance: 4 hours of trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Trek to Goro II

Begin the trek from the Urdukas campsite by following the moraine along the edge of the glacier. Soon you will cross onto the glacier itself, where the smoother surface will make trekking much easier. Watch for the impressive Masherbrum mountain (7,821 m / 25,659 ft) on the right, as well as the Yermamendu glacier which flows from the south. Mountains of rubble are scattered on the ice, forcing a steady series of up and down climbs, but your efforts are constantly rewarded with spectacular views of rugged peaks such as Broad Peak (8,051 m /26,414 ft) and Gasherbrum IV (7,925 m /26,000 ft). Take a moment to look back toward Paiju and appreciate how far you’ve come as you see those massive peaks shrink into the distance.

Be prepared for cooler nights from now on as you will be camping on a large field of ice at higher altitudes. Goro II campsite (4,319 m / 14,170 ft) is fully serviced and offers toilet and bath facilities maintained by the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP).
Overnight Location: Camping at Goro II (4,319m)
Distance: 6-7 hours of trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Trek to Concordia

The backdrop for your hike today might just be the most amazing mountain scenery on earth. Follow the route from the Goro II campsite toward Concordia along a relatively easy trail, trekking across gentle moraine slopes. Along the way, the Biange glacier to the north provides a clear view of the Muztagh Tower (7,283 m /23,894 ft). You can also see the “Ice Cubes, ” pinnacles of ice or seracs that rise 40-60 meters out of Baltoro glacier.

The approach to Concordia is surrounded by giants, with Mitre Peak (6,070 m / 19,915 ft) and Baltoro Kangri (7,300 m / 23,950 ft) to the right, Broad Peak (8,052 m /26,417 ft) to the left, and the Gasherbrum group straight ahead. Finally, the legendary K2 (8,611 m / 28,251 ft) looms above the ridge and towers above the Godwin Austen glacier about 12km in the distance. Its full height is hidden until reaching Concordia, an unforgettable moment when K2 reveals itself with an incomprehensible 4,000 m rise from valley floor to summit.

Concordia is widely considered one of the most spectacular campsites in the world, surrounded by the renowned Karakoram peaks. Nowhere in the world is a higher concentration of 7,000+ meter peaks to be found. In this wide area, glaciers from K2 meet others from Chogolisa and the Gasherbrums, making it an ideal base for exploration and expeditions to some of the world’s tallest mountains. Standing here, you are within 24km of 10 of the highest 30 peaks in the world, four of which top 8,000m. It is a sight that few have witnessed and on this day you join the ranks of the exclusive group that has.

Concordia campsite (4,575 m / 15,010 ft) is fully serviced and offers toilet and bath facilities maintained by the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP).
Overnight Location: Camping at Concordia (4,575m)
Distance: 5-6 hours of trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Trek to Broad Peak Base Camp

Don’t miss the chance to wake up early today to watch the sun rise over the majestic Gasherbrum IV combined with overwhelming views of Mighty K2 and Broad Peak. Get an early start on the trail and plan to reach Broad Peak Base Camp (4,850 m / 15,912 ft) by midday. The area where the Baltoro and the Godwin Austen glaciers intersect can be difficult to negotiate but after this the terrain becomes much easier. Follow the medial moraine formed between the two glaciers to the Broad Peak Base Camp, which offers an awe-inspiring view of K2 ahead and Concordia behind. There will likely be many other expeditions camping here, so there will be opportunities to meet other hikers as well as professional mountain climbers.

Broad Peak Base Camp is fully serviced and offers toilet and bath facilities maintained by the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP).

* This is the recommended route following the Ultimate K2 Trek itinerary to visit K2 Base Camp. The schedule is flexible, however, depending on the needs of the group and the current weather conditions. Optional alternatives to Broad Peak Base Camp include an easier trek to the Upper Baltoro Glacier and Abruzzi Glacier to the Gasherbrum I Base Camp (5,156 m /16,916 ft). This camp offers views of many spectacular peaks, such as Gasherbrum I (8,080 m /26,509 ft), Gasherbrum II (8,035 m / 26,361 ft), Chogolisa (7,668 m / 25,157 ft), Baltoro Kangri (7,300 m / 23,950 ft) and Snow Dome (7,150 m / 23,458 ft). It is also possible to remain at Concordia and continue to enjoy the mighty mountains that can be seen from there.
Overnight Location:  Camping at Broad Peak Base Camp  (4,850m)
Distance: 4-5 hours of trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 Trek to K2 Base Camp then back to Concordia

An early start today gives you the chance to visit the K2 Base Camp with time to return to the campsite at Concordia. The swells of the glacier and crossing glacial streams make the trek to K2 Base Camp more difficult than other parts of the tour. The increased altitude also adds to the challenge, though hopefully, your body will have adjusted by this point. The guide and trip leader will monitor the health and safety of everyone in the group as the elevation rises. It will take approximately 3 hours to reach the K2 Base Camp (4,980 m / 16,339 ft) where an unforgettable view awaits you. Massive and majestic mountain views greet you in all directions. To the west is the Savoia Saddle, and to the east is Windy Gap and the Advance Base Camp on the Abruzzi Ridge. Concordia, Mitre Peak, and most of the trapezoidal Chogolisa mountain can be seen to the south, and to the north is K2 itself. Pause at the Gilkey Memorial to remember and read the names of climbers who have died while climbing K2.

After a refreshing lunch break at K2 Base Camp, begin the trek back to Concordia via the Godwin Austen Glacier. Enjoy fantastic views along the way of Pastore Peak (6,379 m / 20,928 ft) and Marble Peak (6,256 m / 20,525 ft) on the right. Throughout the journey back to Concordia, breathtaking a view of the Mitre Peak (6,070 m / 19,915 ft) and Chogolisa (7,668 m / 25,157 ft) will inspire you each step of the way. It will take you about 5 hours to hike from K2 Base Camp to Concordia campsite, and you will arrive by evening. Concordia campsite (4,575 m / 15,010 ft) is fully serviced and offers toilet and bath facilities maintained by the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP).
Overnight Location: Camping at Concordia (4,575m)
Distance: 7-8 hours of trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 Trek to Goro I

Take one final look at the mighty and massive K2 and the surrounding peaks before turning your direction back toward Baltoro Glacier. Though you have crossed this glacier before, facing in the opposite direction offers a new perspective, and considering variations in weather, this may not seem like the same route back. Because descending is much easier than ascending, you will cover more distance than you did on the way up. Continue hiking past Goro II, where you stayed on the way up, and make your way to the Goro I campsite. Familiar but no less spectacular mountains come back into view along the way. Look for the Muztagh Tower (7,283 m / 23,894 ft) on the right and Masherbrum (7,821 m / 25,659 ft) on the left. Ahead of you are the Baltoro spires: Lobsang, (6,225 m / 20,423 ft), Cathedral (6,024 m / 19,764 ft), Trango Towers (6,363 m / 20,876 ft), Uli Biaho (6,417 m / 21,053 ft) and Paiju (6,610 m / 21,686 ft). Don’t forget to pause to look behind you at the towering Gasherbrum IV (7,925 m / 26,000 ft). Spend the night at the Goro I campsite at the base of Masherbrum, which offers an unparalleled view of one of the world’s most technically challenging peaks to climb.

Goro I campsite (4,241 m / 13,914 ft) is fully serviced and offers toilet and bath facilities maintained by the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP).
Overnight Location: Camping at Goro I (4,241m)
Distance: 6-7 hours of trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 Trek to Khoburtse

Continue descending down Baltoro Glacier today and notice how different the view looks from this perspective. As you make your way down the glacier, you will notice that the spires of the Baltoro become increasingly prominent. By now you may recognize Lobsang, (6,225 m / 20,423 ft), Cathedral (6,024 m / 19,764 ft), Trango Towers (6,363 m / 20,876 ft), Uli Biaho (6,417 m / 21,053 ft) and Paiju (6,610 m / 21,686 ft). At times today, you will trek directly on the Baltoro glacier and at other times along the sides of the valley or on the moraine. On the southern side of Baltoro Glacier, you will reach the Khoburtse campsite. This campsite is opposite Trango Towers and it’s the first time you will spend the night off-glacier for several days.

Khoburtse campsite (3,816 m / 12,520 ft) is fully serviced and offers toilet and bath facilities maintained by the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP).
Overnight Location: Camping at Khoburtse (3,816m)
Distance: 7-8 hours of trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 Khoburtse – Paiju

Soon after leaving the Khoburtse campsite, you will reach Liligo Glacier, which flows from the south of the Baltoro glacier. Liligo Glacier is unusual because it continues to grow even as most of the world’s glaciers are shrinking. About 20 years ago, the snout of the glacier was about a half-mile further up the valley, but it has since collided with Baltoro Glacier. Spend much of the day crossing the Liligo Glacier, stopping for lunch near the snout, and continuing after lunch to cross toward the northern side. Along the way, enjoy a spectacular view of the Trango Nameless Tower (6,239 m / 20,469 ft). Once Liligo Glacier is behind you, the trail leads back to the Paiju campsite. Paiju is a very popular and busy campsite, since nearly every expedition takes a day to rest, as you did, before heading on toward Baltoro Glacier. Take the opportunity to get to know trekkers and climbers from other expedition groups. You will likely enjoy local music and dancing tonight since the porters relax and celebrate returning safely from Baltoro Glacier.

Paiju campsite (3,407 m / 11,178 ft) is fully serviced and offers toilet and bath facilities maintained by the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP).
Overnight Location: Camping at Paiju (3,417m)
Distance: 6-7 hours of trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 Trek to Joula

Leaving the glacier behind and returning to lower altitudes means the return of hot, dry weather conditions, so be careful to prevent dehydration and sunburns. Get an early start today in order to hike during the cooler morning hours. The trail from Paiju is good, following the Braldu River down through the valley until it meets the Domordo River. As you did at the start of the journey, eat lunch at the old Bardumal campsite. Continue hiking after lunch and notice again how much easier it is to hike the trail in this direction compared to ascending. After a total of about 6 hours of trekking, you will come to the Joula campsite. Enjoy a magnificent view of Bakhor Das Peak (5,810 m / 19,062 ft) as you settle in for the night.

Joula campsite (3,218 m / 10,558 ft) is fully serviced and offers toilet and bath facilities maintained by the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP).
Overnight Location: Camping at Joula (3,218m)
Distance: 6-7 hours of trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19 Trek to Askoli

After two weeks of wilderness adventures, this is your last day of trekking and your last night of camping. It will be bittersweet to return to civilization. The 6-7-hour trek back to Askoli Village will feel comparatively easy as you end your journey on the same trail where you began it. From Joula campsite, cross the Domorodo River via the footbridge and follow the trail that has been carved into the rocky mountainside. Soon, a pleasant trail will lead you to Korophong, where you will enjoy a lovely riverside lunch. The last glacier crossing of the tour is the same as the first, the moraine at the snout of the enormous Biafo Glacier. The remaining hours of hiking are relatively easy, and before you know it you will reach Askoli. This means coming home for most of the porters, so it is time to say farewell to them after two weeks of trekking together. In Askoli, you will have the chance to freshen up and possibly enjoy a final celebration.
Overnight Location: Camping at Askoli (3,000m)
Distance: 6-7 hours of trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20 Transfer to Skardu

Leaving Askoli, bid a fond farewell to the rest of the crew who have become friends after your journey together. The drive from Askoli Village to Skardu takes approximately 6-8 hours by Jeep. You may recognize the scenery as the road passes through two amazing and unique valleys: the Braldu and the Shigar valleys. Once again, the locals will likely extend hospitality and generously share freshly picked apricots and cherries from their orchards. By afternoon, you will be settling into your hotel in Skardu and in the evening there will be a post-trek debriefing with the tourism department.
Overnight Location: PTDC Hotel in Skardu
Distance: 6-8 hours drive
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21 Skardu – Islamabad

If weather permits, enjoy the breathtaking flight back to Islamabad which offers you the chance to see some of the tallest peaks in the Karakoram range from the above. You will never forget the sight of the mighty K2, Nanga Parbat (8,124 m / 26,654 ft), Rakaposhi Rakaposhi (7,788 m / 25,551 ft), and others from this vantage point. The evening allows time to explore Pakistan’s capital city with sightseeing and shopping. Conclude this amazing day with dinner at Monal Restaurant in Margalla Hills, which offers wonderful food and breathtaking views of Islamabad.

Should bad weather cause the flight to be canceled, journey back to Islamabad on a private, air-conditioned coach. Follow the Indus River and its deep gorges until you reach the Karakoram Highway. The drive on the Karakoram Highway is spectacularly beautiful and often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. Enjoy awe-inspiring views of Rakaposhi (7,788 m / 25,551 ft) and Nanga Parbat (8,124 m / 26,654 ft) along the 8 hour drive to Chilas, where you will stop for the night.
Overnight Location: Roomy Atlas Hotel in Islamabad or Shangri La Hotel in Chilas
Distance: Flight to Islamabad or 8-hour drive to Chilas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 22 Islamabad

If you flew to Islamabad from Skardu, you will have more time today to explore Islamabad, go shopping or sightseeing, or simply relax in the hotel. If not, spend today on the coach driving about 10 hours from Chilas to arrive in Islamabad. Either way, spend the night in a centrally located hotel in Islamabad.
Overnight Location: Roomy Atlas Hotel in Islamabad
Distance: 10-hour drive from Chilas (if Required)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 23 Islamabad Airport

It’s time to go home today! After breakfast, your group leader and/or guide will help you transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.
Overnight Location: N/A
Distance: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

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Dates and prices of K2 Base Camp and Concordia Trek

Pricing for this guided trekking tour to K2 base camp is based on the number of guests on your trip. The best time to travel to Pakistan for the K2 Base Camp and Concordia trek is during the summer months, from June – August.

Guided K2 Basecamp Trek

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Group of 1: $4,900 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 2-5: $3,450 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6-10: $3,100 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 11+: $2,950 USD per person

Accommodation on the K2 Basecamp Trek

While trekking, enjoy fully-serviced campsites with toilet and bath facilities maintained by the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP), as described in the itinerary. Before and after the trek, as you travel, stay in comfortable hotels that offer all the basic amenities alongside fantastic views of your surroundings. Pricing based on double occupancy rooms.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $455 USD to have a private room in hotels and a private tent on the trek. In some cases, there may be other solo travelers, and if desired we can try to match you with participants of the same sex.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Roomy Isb Atlas Hotel

Centrally located in a popular area of F-7 Markaz in Islamabad, this hotel is known for cleanliness and friendly staff.

PTDC Motel in Skardu

This 3-star hotel in Skardu is very popular with trekking expeditions passing through the city. The rooms are large and comfortable and the view of the mountains from the garden is incredible.

Night 2 (If transfer via Chilas)

Shangrila Hotel in Chilas

An oasis of rest along the Karakorum Highway, this hotel offers security and comfort at an amazing location along the Indus River.

Night 5-19

Camping in Karakorum

Enjoy camping under the stars in while trekking in these fully serviced campsites on the K2 Basecamp trek.

PTDC Motel in Skardu

This 3-star hotel in Skardu is very popular with trekking expeditions passing through the city. The rooms are large and comfortable and the view of the mountains from the garden is incredible.

Roomy Isb Atlas Hotel

Centrally located in a popular area of F-7 Markaz in Islamabad, this hotel is known for cleanliness and friendly staff.

Night 21 (If transfer via Chilas)

Shangrila Hotel in Chilas

An oasis of rest along the Karakorum Highway, this hotel offers security and comfort at an amazing location along the Indus River.

What’s included in the K2 Base Camp and Concordia Trek Tour?

Meals

22 breakfasts, 21 lunches, 22 dinners

Accommodations

Accommodations in hotels and campsites as described above.

Transportation during the Tour

  • Airport transfers on first and last day of trip
  • Round trip flights between Islamabad and Skardu
  • Domestic transport by air or private air-conditioned coaches (as described in itinerary)

Also Included

  • Expedition services including guides, porters, high-altitude porters, and cooks
  • 15kg porterage of personal gear
  • Safety equipment including Thuraya satellite phone (additional charge for personal use) and expedition medical kits
  • Group camping equipment, including two person tents, insulated mats, cooking and eating utensils, mess tent with table and stools
  • Porter’s insurance
  • Emergency medical kit
  • All trekking and permit fees valued
  • Visa support letter

Not included

  • Sleeping bag, clothing, and other personal equipment
  • Phone calls, laundry, and other personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Visa to enter Pakistan
  • Flights to and from Islamabad, airport and departure taxes, excess baggage fees
  • Travel Insurance

Optional Extras

Upgrade hotel standard to more exclusive accommodations for an additional fee.

Frequently Asked Questions about K2 Base Camp and Concordia Trek

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 5 / 5.  The length of this trek, combined with the high-altitude and the glacial conditions make it a very difficult tour that is best-suited for experienced hikers.

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