K2 Base Camp | Ghandoghro Pass Trek
Trip code TK- 101
Elevation 5000 | 5700 meters
Level Moderate | Demanding
Region Baltoro Baltistan
Duration 19| 20|22 Days
Date 25 June|18 July|10 August | 1 Sep | 20 Sep
Mode of Transport Road & Air
K2 base camp trek is the most famous trekking destination around the world. No trekking is incredible than K2 route and no destination is excited than of Concordia. Concordia is a distinguished view point for 2 great mountains; K2 and Broad Peak. It also offers 90 degree view of 7000 and 6000 high peaks around all directions. In addition, during trek from Askoli- over Baltoro glacier offers many other famous mountains such as Pajiu Peak, Trango Group and K-1.
Ghandoghoro Pass trek is on the top of list among world’s renowned mountain pas trips. It’s a short and demanding route to come back from K2 base camp. A vice versa trip would be boring and tiring. From the top of Ghandoghoro Pass, there is an unbelievable view of K2, and 3 other 8000m peaks towering to sky Broad Peak, G-I and G- II.
There is also an option of trekking to Gasherbrum base camp with the regular K2 base and K2 Ghandoghoro Trek. We charge 200 US dollars extra and also 2 days more needed if someone chooses to include also Gasherbrum. In this option, we go to Gasherbrum base and come back to Concordia or we choose to go to Ghandoghoro pass via route Concordia- Shaghring- Gasherbrum BC, (Abruzzi glacier) back to junction of Baltoro and Abruzzi glacier- cross the upper Baltoro glacier to Chogholisa side- come down to Vigne glacier and go up to Ali camp. The view is stunning, we can have close looks of Gasherbrum I and 2, and view of Chogholisa is unbelievable. While in our regular trip we go to Ali camp (Ghandoghoro Pass BC) right from Concordia after visiting K2 and Broad peak base camps.
Reception at Islamabad Airport- Transfer to hotel- Stay and dine at hotel-
(Hotel check in time - 12:00 PM
Flight to Skardu on the same day stay and Dine in Skardu, In case of flight cancelation, we will travel by road through Naran Babusar Route or KKH- Stay and Dine in Chilas
Rest and Preparation Day in Skardu – Stay and Dine at Hotel in Skardu
Travel- Skardu to Askole- 7 Hours traveling from Skardu to Askole- Stay and dine in Camping
Trek- Askoli to Jhulla Camp- This is the first day of trek- 5- 8 hours trek
Trek- Jhulla to Pajiu Camp- 5- 8 hours trek
Rest/ Halt Day at Pajiu camp in order to get acclimatized- Feel free to explore Pajiu and Surrounding- This camp refers as the night club of Baltoro where usually Balti porters arrange musical night
Pajiu to Khobursty Camp- 5- 6 hours- The first day of walking on the Baltoro Glaicer
Trek Khobursty to Urdokas Camp. Urdoaks is more beautiful campsite of Baltoro route. A green campsite having an amazing view of Trango range
Trek Urdokas to Ghoro II- This is our first night on Glaicer, don’t forget to sunset and sunrise photography of Mashaburm and Ghasherbrum 4
Trek- Ghoro II to Concordia – The dream destination, View an amazing View of K2, Broad Peak !
Rest day at Concordia
Trek K2 base camp- Full day excursion and back to Concordia
Goodbye K2- Back Trek- Concordia to Urdokas (Same route )
Back trek- Concordia to Ali Camp- Ghandoghoro La route
Trek- Urdokas to Pajiu Camp – Same Route
Ghandoghoro Pass - Khupsang-
Trek- Pajiu to Jhula Camp- Same Route
Khuspang to Shaicho- Ghandoghoro route
Jhula to Askoli
Shaicho to Hushe
Travel Askoli/ Hushe to Skardu – Stay and dine at hotel in Skardu
Fly to Islamabad- Stay and dine at hotel in Islamabad - Travel to Islamabad in case of no flights road travel- Skardu to Chilas
Reserved day, will be adjusting accordingly
Late night, International Departure
Note; This sample of itinerary is the most practicing and common one! You have shortage of time, but still dream to K2 trek? We would recommend you to ask us for an express package. If you are energetic enough, not prefer to join group, want alone trip or have your own friends and colleagues then we can cover K2 base camp trek within 18, 19 and 20 days too. However no more than 4 participants!
Fees and Permit
One time Trekking Permit Fees - CKNP Fees - All Camping and Bridges Fees
Pick and Drop at Islamabad & Skardu Airports – Two way Domestic Flight ticket- Islamabad Skardu route - In case of flight cancelation- Private booked Road Transport on Islamabad Skardu route- Private booked Road Transport- from Skardu to Askoli and Askoli / Hushe to Skardu- Members and Luggage
One night stay in Islamabad upon intl. arrival and 2 nights stay upon return from Skardu
Two night’s hotel stay at Skardu upon arrival and one night upon return from the trek
One night hotel stays at KKH in case of road traveling
Note: All accommodation is offered on double occupancy basis. Single supplements will be charged accordingly. Hotel rooms come with only breakfast and WiFi, No mini bar services at hotels.
Food & Beverage
In Islamabad, bed and breakfast come together. Generally, we offer all lunches and dinners in our full board package, however, since there are lots of cuisine choices in the capital, we better feel facilitate our guests, and leave them free where they want to go and eat. Other than Islamabad, our package covers all breakfast, lunch and dinners accordingly.
Food on Trek
All meals will be prepared and served by our staff as per the availability and storage with a true quality and hygiene standard. Our meals menu would be combination of Pakistani, continental and Chinese cuisines. Just to mention some ingredients are Rice, Chicken, Pasta, nodules, tan foods, Flour s and variety of daals (Lentil).
We provide soft drinks and mineral water at all hotels and restaurants while doing lunch and dinner. During trek only boiled water will be provided. Don’t forget to fill-up your water bottles in the morning and evening.
Mess Tent - Kitchen Tent- Dome Tents during trek- Twin/ 3 Sharing -. Tents always come with mattress, All Kitchen Utensil and Cracory- Table and Chairs.
Human Resources/ Crews
Porters for all food, equipment and logistic material (each porter carries 25KGs).
Personal Luggage during trek- (12 KGs)- Porters Sirdar - Guide - Cook - Guide, Porters and staff insurance as per the govt rule.
Services Not Included
Personal insurance, healthcare, helicopter rescue deposit for emergencies
All Personal phone calls and internet including satellite phones
Any Laundry service, drinks and food other than mentioned above-
Hotel rooms beyond itinerary and mentioned above
In case of group splitting and any member skip the team and return before the end of the trip for any reason, he/she will be responsible for all the expanses travelling out of the group
Gratitude/tips to anyone anywhere not included
Book your trip early as much as possible via email, at least 45 days before the date of the trip
Write an email by mentioning trip code& title and ask us for trip registration form.
We will send you complete form and detail. Fill up the form and send us back- Booking Registration Done!
Booking is considered confirmed once we received advance payment
Advance Payment 500 USD per person
Payment Mode- Bank Transfer/ Western Union/ Money Gram/ Cash
The rest of the payment will collect upon arrival either at Islamabad or Skardu
Trip cancelation can be done only through email.
Advance payment is non refundable unless in visa rejection. The expenses already will have occurred in ground arrangements such as purchasing domestic flight tickets and trekking permit
In case of visa rejection, please write us within 60 hours of your visa rejection with complete proof and detail. In this case we can do full refund if not occurred the expenses otherwise the only remaining balance will be refunded
No refund at all if the trip is canceled before 10 days of the trip due to any reason