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22 Days K2 Bc & Concordia Trek

"The world’s greatest museum of shape and form" is how Italian mountaineer/author Fosco Maraini described Concordia in his book, Karakoram. In Concordia, six peaks over 7925m rise to touch the heavens, including K2 (8611m) the second highest mountain on earth.

After visiting Islamabad, we fly to Skardu and then drive to the trail head and meet our colorful expedition porters, sturdy mountain men. As we trek up to this other-worldly place we enter a remarkable wilderness of ice, rock and sky. By the time we reach Paiju Camp at the foot of the Baltoro Glacier, we begin to feel the pulse of creation: the melting ice, rolling rocks, the creaking and groaning of the glacier as it rearranges its icy rivers.

When we reach Concordia we will be rewarded with the most incredible

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Duration

20 days

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  • What's included :
    • 16x Breakfast
    • 16x Dinner
    • 11x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 19 nights
    • Accommodation on a twin-share basis at standard category hotels in towns.
    • Meals: half board at hotels, full board during trek.
    • Transport: Air conditioned transport in Islamabad, soft-top 4x4 jeeps from to trek head and back.
    • Camping facilities: 2-person dome tent with mattresses, dining tent with folding table & chairs,
    • Portage of 15kg, of personal luggage during the trek
    • Trek Permits, Processing & payment to the Ministry of Tourism;
    • English-speaking qualified Mountain Guide.
    What's excluded :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Any domestic/international air fares; personal trekking equipment
    • medicines and any other expense of a personal nature any expense due to cancellation of flights,
    • Evacuation or accident or delay beyond the control of Rock Valley Tours Pvt Ltd.

  • Day 1: Arrive Islamabad

    Pass By: Islamabad Zoo, Pir Sohawa Road, Islamabad Pakistan
    Arrive in Islamabad We will spend the day in Islamabad finalizing trekking permits with the Ministry of Tourism and visiting the deputy chief of operations for a briefing on the trek. Evening free.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: ***Hotel/GH

    Day 2: Fly to Skardu/Drive to Chilas/Narran

    Pass By: Karakoram Highway Inn, Karakoram Hwy, Ganish, Gilgit-Baltistan
    Fly to Skardu /drive to Chilas In the morning you will be taken to Islamabad airport for the PIA Boeing flight to Skardu (2287m). This flight is subject to clear conditions in Skardu and if the flight is cancelled we make the two-day drive to Skardu along the Karakoram Highway (KKH), which is sometimes known as the eighth wonder of the world. If we drive we will stay overnight at Chilas on the banks of the Indus - the Lion River. ( One-hour flight or a 12-hour drive on KKH).

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: ***hotel/Lodge/GH

    Day 3: Explore Skardu /Arrive Skardu from Chilas

    Pass By: K2 Museum, K2 Motel, Skardu Pakistan
    Explore Skardu /arrive Skardu

    A free day in Skardu, the capital of Baltistan, which is sometimes called little Tibet due to its geographic closeness and historic links with Tibet and Laddakh. Stroll through the narrow bazaar, climb up the cliff to visit the historic Kharpocho Fort, visit the turquoise blue Satpara Lake that is just a few kilometers outside the town. Meals and overnight at motel/resort.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Lodge /Hotel/GH

    Day 4: Jeep drive to Askoli Valley

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    Towards Trek Head We head east from Skardu, soon crossing a small pass leading to Shigar, the valley of orchards. We leave our jeeps at Thongol for a short walk to our camping site. Meals and overnight at camp, 6-7 hour jeep ride.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping /Dome Tents Mattress, Mess tent Folding Chairs Table, Kitchen Grocery toilet tents.

    Day 5: Trek start to Jhula Nala

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    Our trek beings After the staff distribute 25kg loads to each of our porters we start our trek in the soft morning light. After walking along the Braldu River we will arrive at Askole , the last permanent settlement along the trek route. Askole is often mentioned by early explorers as the last settlement on the Indian subcontinent. Another three hours’ walk across barren wasteland brings us to the Biafo Glacier, a tortured sea of ice and rocks two kilometres wide at our crossing point. It takes around two hours to cross the glacier on a established trail, walking most of the time on moraine and occasionally on ice. Once across the glacier it is 20 minutes to Korofan/Jhula Nala (3110m) Seven to eight hours’ trekking.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping /Dome Tents Mattress, Mess tent Folding Chairs Table, Kitchen Grocery toilet tents.

    Day 6: Jhula Nala to Paiju

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    The day starts with a tough walk along a cliff face to arrive at the new wooden bridge which has replaced the cable bridge over the Dumordo River. Near Paiju we will get our first glimpse of Gashabrum 4 and later we will reach the point where waters from the Paiju Peak divide themselves into four rushing streams, which we cross by jumping from boulder to boulder and then wading through the meltwater. In the east, and dominating the horizon, are the towering summits of Gashabrum 4, Cathedral Towers and Broad Peak. After negotiating scree and sand beside the river we arrive at Paiju (3600m), a picturesque campsite situated in a grove of willows and poplar trees through which runs a stream. Four to five hours’ trekking.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping /Dome Tents Mattress, Mess tent Folding Chairs Table, Kitchen Grocery toilet tents.

    Day 7: Paiju to Urdukas

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    On Baltoro We spend the first hour making the gradual climb towards the snout of the Baltoro Glacier, a vast, turbulent sea of rocks and ice more than two miles wide and nearly forty miles long. The first stretch of the walk on the glacier can be difficult as we must dodge small crevasses but there are magnificent views all around us - the Cathedral Range and the Trango Towers, which rise to 6000m. Now we begin to feel the pulse of creation – melting ice, rolling rocks, the groaning of the glacier as it rearranges its icy rivers. We spend about three hours walking across boulder-strewn ice, gaining height gradually until we reach a flat, sandy area of lateral moraine - our campsite Khobursay at 4000 m. Five to six hours’ trekking.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping /Dome Tents Mattress, Mess tent Folding Chairs Table, Kitchen Grocery toilet tents.

    Day 8: Urdukas -Goro 2

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    the first two hours of the trek are spent walking across the glacier’s lateral moraine until we arrive at the green pasture of Urdukas, from where we cross side crevasses to traverse the medial moraine. This middle part of the glacier holds surprises for us - small streams of water rushing over clear blue ice, and huge ice towers jutting up from the glacier. As we proceed Gashabrum 2 (8035m, the 14th highest peak of the world) peeps from the right shoulder of G4 in the east. Biango at 4350m is our campsite and is dominated by the thrilling view of Mashabrum (7821m) to the south. We are camping on a thin layer of moraine over glacial ice so be prepared, the night could be cold. Seven to eight hours’ trek.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping /Dome Tents Mattress, Mess tent Folding Chairs Table, Kitchen Grocery toilet tents.

    Day 9: Goro 2 To Concordia ? Yes Concordia

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    To Concordia ? Yes Concordia ! We walk along the medial moraine to the incredible sanctuary of Concordia. As we make our approach Gashabrum 4 stands guard in the east and there are magnificent views of Muztagh Tower (7250m) on the border between Pakistan and China. Excitement mounts and our pace quickens as we arrive at Concordia, lured by the classic views of K2 (8611m), the second highest mountain of the world. Concordia - the meeting place of five glaciers – is named after the Place de la Concorde in Pairs. Within a radius of 15km are 41 peaks above 6500m, almost half of them still unclimbed and unnamed. Also visible from Concordia, clockwise from K-2 are: Broad Peak (8051m), Gashabrum 4 (7925m), Baltoro Kangri (7315m), Kondus (6760m), Mitre (6060m), Paiju (6660m), Crystal (6260m), Marble (6175m) and Angle Peak (6860m). Four to five hours trek.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping /Dome Tents Mattress, Mess tent Folding Chairs Table, Kitchen Grocery toilet tents.

    Day 10: K2 Base Camp excursion

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    K2 Base Camp Full-day excursion to the K2 base camp involving a strenuous 10- hour round-trip trek over snow, rock and ice. As we start our trek, we cross the crevasses of the Baltoro Glacier, then walk on the lateral moraine of the Godwin Austin glacier to the base camp of Broad Peak. Chogolisa (7660m) now appears on the scene, standing guard in the south and hinting at the new crossing from Concordia to the Hushe Valley. We move on to the medial moraine of the glacier, walking here is much more easier than first two hours’ stretch spent on rocks. When we arrive at K2 base camp at 5030m, which is normally occupied by five mountaineering expeditions during the climbing season each year, we will be overwhelmed by the sheer size of K2. Return to Concordia for overnight.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping /Dome Tents Mattress, Mess tent Folding Chairs Table, Kitchen Grocery toilet tents.

    Day 11: Concorida to Goro 2

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    Concordia – Gore 2 Today we will say goodbye to the mountains and turn back by the same route to Skardu. The trek is downhill now and as we will be well acclimatized we will cover the ground quickly and in five to six hours we will reach Gore. Here there are many tall icebergs on the Baltoro Glacier and there are also outstanding views of Meshabrum Peak (7821m)

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping /Dome Tents Mattress, Mess tent Folding Chairs Table, Kitchen Grocery toilet tents.

    Day 12: Goro 2 to Urdukas

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    Gore to Urdukas From Gore it is five to six hours’ trek to Urdukas, which is opposite the great Trango towers. This is a beautiful camping site among large boulders and pasture. There are also graves of porters here, men who died during mountaineering expeditions.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping /Dome Tents Mattress, Mess tent Folding Chairs Table, Kitchen Grocery toilet tents.

    Day 13: Urdukas - Khoburzay

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    We spend the first hour making the gradual climb towards the snout of the Baltoro Glacier, a vast, turbulent sea of rocks and ice more than two miles wide and nearly forty miles long. The first stretch of the walk on the glacier can be difficult as we must dodge small crevasses but there are magnificent views all around us.

    arrive camp

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Camping /Dome Tents Mattress, Mess tent Folding Chairs Table, Kitchen Grocery toilet tents.

    Day 14: Khoburzay - Paiju

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    We arrive at Paiju (3600 m), a picturesque campsite situated in a grove of willows and poplar trees through which runs a stream. Four to five hours’ trekking.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Camping /Dome Tents Mattress, Mess tent Folding Chairs Table, Kitchen Grocery toilet tents.

    Day 15: Paiju to Jhula

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    Paiju – Jhola Nala. The Jola camping site is on the banks of the Baltoro and Dumurdo rivers. Last year the government constructed a wooden bridge here so unlike in the past we do not have to cross the Dumurdo River over the swinging pulley.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Camping /Dome Tents Mattress, Mess tent Folding Chairs Table, Kitchen Grocery toilet tents.

    Day 16: Jhula to Askoli

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    Jhola – Askole Early moning start to reach the trek head. First we will corss Dumurdo River then climb Pari rock and arrive Korophone. At Korophone we meet the Biafo Glacier which flows from Snow Lake, and cross a plateau to reach Askole. From here we will try to take a jeep to Skardu but if road conditions are not suitable we will walk another hour to Thongal to find transport.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping /Dome Tents Mattress, Mess tent Folding Chairs Table, Kitchen Grocery toilet tents.

    Day 17: Askoli to Skardu City

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    Back To Civilization – Skardu Enjoy your last breakfast in camp on this trek and say Khuda Hafiz to your camping staff who pitched tents and prepared meals for you during the trek. Board soft-top 4x4 jeeps for a bumpy ride through Karakoram. This part of Baltistan is greener and more prosperous. We arrive at Skardu - shall we call it civilization ? You must be the judge. Meals, the enjoyment of a shower and overnight at resort/motel. 5-6 hour jeep ride.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: ***Hotel /Lodge /GH

    Day 18: Fly to Islamabad /Drive to Chilas/Narran

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    Fly Islamabad Drive Chilas/Narran

    Towards Pindi A flight is booked to Islamabad, which if weather conditions mean are suitable we will be in Islamabad in just one hour - a miracle of modern technology. But, if the flight is cancelled we will drive back, with an overnight stop at Chilas on the Karakoram Highway.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel/Lodges /GH

    Day 19: excursion ISB/Arrive Islamabad

    Pass By: K2 Mountain, Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan
    At Islamabad OR Back, Finally! Once at Rawalpindi, Islamabad’s twin city, we shall proceed to the office of Ministry of Tourism for a trek debriefing. The rest of the day is free to explore the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: ***Hotel/Lodge /GH

    Day 20: Depature Day Fly Sweet Home

    Pass By: Islamabad Zoo, Pir Sohawa Road, Islamabad Pakistan
    Fly Home Transfer to airport for international departure flight

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Islamabad Gandhara International Airport, Attock, Punjab, Pakistan
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 8/5/2020 - 10/26/2021
    Sunday:09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Rock Valley Tours Pakistan

Activity ID: V-141774P5

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