of the most adventurous and marvelous scenic trek in
Karakoram, offers a breath taking view of the highest
mountains and longest glaciers out side the polar region.
We begin from Islamabad the modern capital of Pakistan,
visiting the colorful bazaars in the twin cities of
Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Driving through the Karakoram Highway, the eighth wonder
of the world, the Mighty Indus snakes through three
great Mountain Ranges; The Himalayas, Karakoram and
Hindukush, under the shadow of Nanga Parbat (8125 meters).
After exploring the beautiful city of Skardu, a gateway for
the enthusiasts of adventure and nature lovers, we visit the
beautiful and impressive Satpara and Kachura lakes. Driving
through the scenic mountain villages and snow covered peaks
towering above, one can also visit the 17th century Mosque
and Shigar Fort, a depiction of Tibetan architecture. Concordia,
the confluence of Godwin Austin and Vign glaciers, offers
one of the most panoramic view of the four Highest mountains
rising above 8000 meters in the Karakoram. K-2 (8611 m), Broad
Peak (8048 m), Gasherbrum iv (7935 m), Gasherbrum1 (8045),
and Gasherbrum 2 (8035 meters), and many countless peaks above
7000 meters are visible during the trekking excursion.
The trek starts from Askoli, the last permanent settlement
on Braldu River in the Shigar valley and after Concordia the
trail follows the Vign Glacier with a backdrop view of K-2,
Broad Peak and the Gasherbrum group of peaks. We cross over
the Ghondoghoro La and enter the Hushe valley, a scenic mountain
village in the Khapulo valley.
to Goro ii, follow the Glacieral trail on the Baltoro Glacier
with a very magnificent view of the Mashabrum peak and Mustagh
Tower. Meals and overnight in tents. 6-7 hours.