K-2 Base Camp Trek
|Best Season||May to September|
|Altitude||3000m to 5200m|
One of the most adventurous trek in Karakoram starts from the village of Askoli, the last permanent settlement on the Braldu River in Shigar valley of Baltistan and Skardu, the headquarter town of Baltistan, known as little Tibet. It offers a gateway for adventure lovers to the beautiful valleys of Shangri-La, “Heaven on Earth” the name described by James Hilton in his Novel “The Last Horizons”.
K-2, 8611 meters at the summit is locally known as Choghori, the second highest mountain in the world. It has been highlighted for the adventure lovers to enjoy the magnificence and grandeur of it’s presence. The trekking route goes along the Braldu River and joins the Baltoro glacier.
Concordia, which is the confluence of Godwin Austin and Vign glaciers, offers the most commanding views of K-2 (8611 meters), Broad peak (8048 meters), Gasherbrum iv (7925 meters), and many other countless peaks above 7000 meters.
We begin at Islamabad, and visit interesting sights, old military cantonment buildings in Rawalpindi and the Shah Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on the foothills of the Margallas. We take a spectacular flight to Skardu along the Nanga Parbat (8125 meters) in the western Himalayas. An impressive and panoramic view of the snow covered mountains in the Karakoram and Himalayan ranges are mesmerizing.
We explore the city of Skardu, visit the impressive Satpara and Kachura lakes and the Kharpocho Fort built in the 18th century on the rocky cliffs of the Indus River. Driving through the scenic mountain villages along the banks of Braldu River which joins the Indus River in Skardu, one can visit the 17th century Shigar Fort and Mosque in the Shigar valley. Then we continue our road journey to Askoli where our team of porters is ready.
Transfer to airport.