Arrive Islamabad International airport, meet and transfer to hotel. Afternoon persentation of programme and Briefing with Ministry of tourism. Overnight in hotel.
K-2 Gondogoro La Trek
K-2 is the second highest mountains with the elevation 8,611m. Technically to climb, K-2 is very challenging compare to other 8000m mountain. The summit was reached for the first time by the Italian climbers Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni, on 1954 Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio. The K2 Baltoro trek is one of the great treks on earth. Most of our trek will be on the Baltoro Glacier, which is 63 km in length, considered the longest glaciers outside the polar regions.
The Concordia ( 4,691m ) is the junction point of the trek. The most beautiful mountain views of the world is the Concordia camp at the confluence of the glaciers
right under the mighty peaks. During our trek we will see the Trango Towers, Muztagh Tower, Masherbrum, K2 and Broad Peak among many others. Galen Rowell described Concordia in his book as the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods”. We camp at Concordia and will see its unique panorama of 7,000m and 8,000m mountains and impressive views of the highest peak, K2.
From Concordia, we start the challenging trek out over Gondogoro La. Nanga Parbat Adventure team will place the ropes on the route up and down. You need to have mountaineering skills to cross this technical pass. The mountain view from the top is superb. We see the slender lines of Leila peak on the Hushe side. On the other side,
we see K-2, Broad peak and many peaks of the Karakoram mountains.
Morning fly to Skardu, (Subject to weather) if flight cancelled then drive to Chilas, through KKH and the beautiful Abbotabad and Mansehra valleys. Overnight in hotel. 13 hours.
In case of flight day free to explore the skardu town,visit the beautiful Satpara Lake and Kharpocho fort and local purchasing. Or Morning visit the ancient Rock carvings at Chilas and after then we drive to Skardu, stop at the Thalichi to have a magnificent view of the Nanga Parbat, and continue drive to Skardu. Overnight in hotel. (8- 9 hours).
Morning drive by jeeps to Askole village through the scenic mountain villages, en route visit the 17th century Fort and Mosque in Shigar. Meals and overnight in camp.( 7- 8 hours).
Today we start our first day of trekking, walking through the sandy pony trails and cross the edge of Biafo glacier before reach Korofon and after lunch we continue walk to Jolla. Overnight in camp. (5-6 hours).
After breakfast start the trek to Burdumal. An easy walk through the wild bushes and willows on the sandy trail along the Braldu River. Overnight in camp. (5-6 hours).
The Biaho Lungma is followed on its northern side until the campsite at Paiju. There is a good stream to wash in, green pasture, a grove of poplar trees, and tremendous views. Paiju mean in Balti language Salt. Overnight in camp. ( 3-4 hours).
Day free for acclimatization. Overnight in camp.
We walk through the glacier moraines and have the backdrop view of Paiju Peak and Uli Biaho peaks. Overnight in camp. (7-8 hours).
Trek to Goro II, follow the Glacieral trail on the Baltoro Glacier with a very magnificent view of Masherbrum Peak and Mustagh Tower. Overnight in camp. (5-6 hours).
We trek through the glacier facing the view of Gasherbrum IV and Broad Peak in front, enjoy the magnificent views of many beautiful peaks before reaching Concordia. Overnight in camp. (5-6 hours).
Excursion to Broad peak and K2 Basecamp. Today we will enjoy the spectacular views of giant peaks of Karakoram like K-2 (8611m) Broad Peak (8048 m) Gasherbrum IV (7935 m) Baltoro Kangri (7240 m) and many countless peaks of above 7000 meters. Overnight in camp.
Morning after breakfast we start the ascent to the Pass. Behind us the perfect pyramide of K-2 stands impassive; Broad Peak, Gasherbrum IV, Golden Throne and Chogholisa Peak shadows on our left sides. Overnight in camp. (5-6 hours).
Today we cross the Gondoghoro La (5650m), follow up the steep snow with help of ropes to reach the Pass, where you enjoy the impressive panoramic view of the giant peaks and longest glaciers. After short stop at the Pass we descend through the fix ropes. over night in camp. (9-10 hours).
Morning start the walk down through the rocky trails and green pasture meadows with streams of glacier water. Spectacular view of K-6 and k-7 from this campsite. overnight in camp. (5-6 hours).
An easy walk through the green meadows and wild juniper trees takes us to the beautiful and scenic Hushe village. Overnight in camp. (4-5 hours).
Morning drive by jeeps to Skardu. Visit the 17th century Khapulu Fort and Mosque with wooden carvings in Tibetan architecture. After lunch we drive to Skardu through the beautiful and scenic mountain villages along the mighty Indus River. Overnight in hotel. ( 7-8 hours).
Drive to Chilas through the Karakoram Highway along the mighty Indus River. Overnight in hotel..
Drive to Rawalpindi. In way visit Taxila, the archeological museum, the well displayed of the Buddhist archeological heritage, Life of Buddha and the Gandhara Art. After the museum visit the Dharmarajika Stupa built by the Emperor Ashoka, Bhir Mound the first city built by the Achemenid Empire, Sirkap second and Sirsukh the third city built by the Bactrian Greeks,Julian Monastery and Mohra Murado were the learning center of the Philosophy, Art and medicine. Overnight in hotel.
Visit twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Pakistan emerged on the map of the world on 14th of August 1947 and Karachi the capital of Sindh received the seat of the new government. But to reflect the cultures, traditions and hope of the diverse ethnies that constituted the country one new capital had to be chosen.
An eight members commission was appointed to select a suitable site and in May 1960 the Master plan of Constantinos Doxiadis was approved. The town is located on the Potohar plateau at altitudes ranging from 457 to 610m. Rawalpindi at 14 km of Islamabad and the village around were sites of settlements since prehistoric times. Afternoon Debriefing with Ministry of tourism. Overnight in hotel.
Transfer to airport.
Nanga Parbat literally means “the naked mountain”. It is the 2nd highest peak in Pakistan and 9th highest in world ranking. Located in the western Himalayan Range, Nanga Parbat is also known as Diamer “The Capital of Fairies”.
K-2 is the second highest mountain with the elevation 8,611m. K-2 is considered a challenging climb with a superb view from the top.
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.