K2 & Gondoro La

Duration : 24 days trip, 16 walking days
Max Height Gained : 4650m - 5940m
Grade : K2 , Demanding
Grade : Gondoro La extreme technical
Season : Mid June - Aug

Brief Description

The trek up the Baltoro glacier to Concordia where the upper Baltoro and Vigine glaciers converge, is indeed coined correctly as “a trek into the throne room of the mountain Gods”. As you trek along the lower Baltoro you see amazing granite towers and sheer walls, Uli Biaho, the Tarango, the Catheradals , peaks after peaks all the way to K2. Above Concordia rise seven of the worlds 25 highest peaks the Gasherbrums 8035m, Broad peak 8047m, K2 8611m all within 25km of one another besides many others like Masherbrum 7821m, Mustag Tower 7360m .

From the road head at Askole trekking to Concordia involves a long and sometimes strenuous walk through a remote and inaccessible land. This is a classic excursion, which takes in some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. From the arid Shigar and Askole valleys with patches of irrigated greenery to the splendid mountains capes of the upper Baltoro, this is visual experience worth it inspite of the 1000 or so trekkers going up the Baltoro each year. An added attraction for experienced trekkers with basic mountaineering skills is the option of crossing of Gondoro la 5940m a technical route out of Concordia crossing a glaciated pass with extraordinary views of the 8000m peaks ending at Hushe. Or you could return back from Concordia without making this high route crossing.


Day 01: Arrival Islamabad. Transfer to hotel. Trek briefing for permit. Hotel

Day 02: Drive on the Karakorum highway to Chilas . Hotel

Day 03: Drive along the Indus river through Rondu Gorge to Skardu. Hotel

Day 04: Explore Skardu/ acclimatize / finalize porters. Hotel

Day 05: Drive to Askole. Camp

Day 06: Trek Askole to Koropon 5/7 hrs. Camp

Day 07: Trek Koropon Skam Tsok 4/6 hrs. Camp 3300m

Day 08: Trek Skam Tsok to Paiyu 4/5 hrs. Camp 3450m

Day 09: Rest\acclimatize at Paiyu. Camp

Day 10: Trek Paiju to Khobersey 6/7 hrs . Camp 3930m

Day 11: Trek Khobersey to Urdukus 3/4 hrs. Camp 4100m

Day 12: Trek Urdukus to Goro II 6/7 hrs. Camp 4380m

Day 13: Trek Goro II to Concordia 5/6 hrs. Camp 4650m

Day 14: Full day visit K2 Base back to Concordia . Camp 4650m

Day 15: Day for exploration

Day 16: Trek towards Gondoro la to Ali camp. 5 / 6 hrs. Camp 5010m

Day 17: Extra day as a precaution for bad weather . Camp

Day 18: Trek cross Gondoro la to Zhuspang 9/10 hrs. camp 4680m

Day 19: Trek to Dalsampa 4/6 hrs. Camp 4300

Day 20: Trek Dalsampa to Hushe 5/7 hrs. Camp 3050m

Day 21: Drive to Skardu. Hotel

Day 22: Fly Skardu Islamabad if flight cancels long drive to Islamabad. Hotel

Day 23: Trek debriefing in the afternoon. Hotel

Day 24: Transfer to airport for International flight