Gondogoro La Pass - 21 Days

Gondogoro La Pass  

K2 Base camp and Gondogoro La pass trek is considered as one of the toughest world’s high altitude trekking routes, challenging and demanding but equally rewarding, delightful and remarkable as well. The journey starts from Islamabad airport and arrives at Skardu, the bewitching capital of Baltistan region. Skardu is  a hub for the mountaineers and the starting point for mighty K-2. We cross a beautiful lush green fertile and fruit laden Shigar valley with the Indus river and drive as far as Askoli, the last inhabitant before falling into the throne of mountains and vigne glacier.

Amazing views from Gondogoro La Trek

Walking on the unpredictable but charismatic and enchanting Baltoro Glacier, we glimpse several famous and beautiful mountains. Passing by Trango Tower, Uli Biaho and Muztagh Tower, we reach at the junction of Baltoro and Godwin Austen glacier. You will enjoy the the matchless view of K2 and other Karakorum giants, i.e. Gasherbrum IV, Broad Peak known as Falchan Kungari dominated by the highest peak, K-2      (8611m ) and Mitre Peak. On your optional day at concordia, you have to choose a walk to K2 and Broad Peak Base Camp or rest day for Ali Camp hike towards Gondogoro La Pass accordingly.

Baltoro Gondogoro La Trekking

Baltoro Gondogoro la Trekking offers the opportunity to witness four (4) out of the world’s fourteen (14) eight-thousand meter high peaks.The trek itinerary are the same for the first 12 days while la pass extension towards Hushe Village from Concordia over Gondogoro Pass/La makes up Gondogoro La Trek a circular, additional and a unique trail.

K2 View from Gondogoro la circut Top

Gondogoro la trekking takes the hikers to the top of the la pass via already fixed ropes lead by the rescue team. At this point, one will have the best glance of the Karakorum giants and other peaks. By crossing the Gondogoro la, Explorers witness the king of mountains, K2, Broad Peak,Gasherbrum I & II Laila Peak and many more. 

More about K2 Gondogoro La Trek

The majority of walking for this beautiful but demanding K2 gondogoro la trek is on Baltoro and Gondogoro glaciers, excluding the ascending and descending of Gondogoro Pass (5,585 m). This pass has one of the most overwhelming mountain panoramas anywhere in the world, with all of the Karakorum’s 8000m peaks close at hand. The Gondogoro La, though popular with trekkers, involves Class 4 climbing with crampons.

In case, the group face bad weather at Concordia and Ali Camp, the Tour guide may advise not to cross the la pass rather come back to Askoli via the same route.

Gondogoro La Trek Image

K2 and Gandogoro la trek
Glimpse of High Mountains from Gondogoro La Pass Trek

K2 and Gondogoro La Trek (2021)

If staring at mighty mountains and walking heights is one of your pleasures. We recommend this circular K2 trek and La pass as it might be the right holiday for you. Hence, It requires basic climbing skills and a little experience of mountaineering. Gondogoro La Trek offers everything that K2 Base Camp Trek does. However, gondogoro la comes with many additional rewards. [asp_product id=”883″]


K2 and Gondogoro La Height:

3000-5690m (5690m la Top)                 

K2 Gondogoro la trek Range:


Camp Nights:

Hotels nights: 6-8

K2 Gondogoro la Difficulty level:

Strenuous Trek

K2 & Gondogoro La Best Period:

July and August 


Day 1
Welcome and receiving in Pakistan

Welcome and receiving at Islamabad International airport and shifted to the Hotel. Here meet with the group and during the day visit to the famous bazaars, Mosque and other places in Islamabad depending on time

Day 2
Islamabad to Skardu 2,200m ( By flight or bus)

Given good weather we will fly to Skardu (perhaps the most spectacular commercial flight in the world, with magnificent views of Nanga Parbat the 9th highest mountain in the world. If the weather doesn’t allow the flight we take the Karakorum Highway on the old silk route. This is just spectacular. It’s a long drive but one of the great journey’s of the world between the deep gorges of the mighty Indus. Overnight hotel in Chilas, driving over Babsur Pass will minimize the distance and the night stay will be in Naran. (10-12 hour drive).

Day 3
Explore Skardu if you are lucky to catch flight

We complete to Skardu our journey in around 8 hours passing Nanga Parbat and the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. You will look back in awe and reflect on what an amazing civil engineering achievement the Karakoram Highway was in its time. You will have crossed the point where four great continental plates come together forming four of the world’s greatest mountain ranges (Himalaya, Karakoram, Hindukush the Pamir

Day 4
Jeep ride to Askoli (3000m/ 10,827ft.)

Today we take a Jeep ride to Askole The last village between us and K2 from where we begin our trek towards K2 the following morning.

Day 5
Trek to Jula camp(3100m)

We set off early to avoid the heat of the day. The route is gentle and enjoyable. We cross the Biafo Glacier on the way and get our first sight of the Paiyu pinnacles. We will be trekking for around 5 to 6 hours (20km) to the Jula camp today

Day 6
Trek to Paju (3380m)

Trek to Paiju (3,380m) 6 to 8 (apx 23km) hours walking. The path is quite loose in places and again it is likely we will have to take boots off where the river has flooded the path in a few places. Paiju is a green oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak (6,611m). From this camp we have the first views of the immense Baltoro Glacier

Day 7
Rest day

Today is a rest day at paju to aid acclimatization and an important resting point for porters, they prepare food for the trek ahead. Normally there is much singing, drumming (or barrel bashing) and dancing amongst the porters with a real feel good atmosphere!

Day 8
Trek to Khoborsay (3,795 m)

Another early walk of approximately one hour brings us to the snout of the Baltoro. After viewing the outpouring of melt water from the ice we climb up on to the back of this great beast. At this point the ice of the glacier is completely covered by rubble and rocks and the going here can be quite tough.Finally reaching at Khoborsay camping place (3800m).we would be able to see the cathedral Towers, the Trango and the striking rock tower of Uli Biafo.A great day of 5 to 7 hours (13km) trekking over difficult and mixed terrain.

Day 9
Trek to Rdukas (3900m)

Today is a short day. we continue Baltoro glacier on the lateral moraines or sometime glacier itself, passing great Trango and the isolated pillar of the Nameless Tower to our next camp Rdukas (3900m).This is truly awesome place hundred meters above the glacier we should reach here in time for a late lunch and the rest of the afternoon is free to tend to camp chores or just to soak up our fabulous situation.

Day 10
Trek to Goro 2 (4295m)

This day we follow the moraine edge and climb up on to the glacier. Soon we come have the enchanting view of Mashabrum (7821m) on out right side. Ascending and decending on the mountains of rubbles over the ice we have the glimpse ahead to the peaks which surround Concordia. Goro is the camp name with (4290m) and camping one of the largest glacier outside the polar region with the attracting view of Gashabrum IV (7925m).

Day 11
Trek to Concordia (4500m)

Today, We move up to Concordia passing the Golden Throne and Mitre Peak as we enter the arena of the 8,000m/ 26,247ft. Peaks, first Broad Peak 8047m/ 26,400ft. followed by the Gasherbrums and finally K2 8,611m/ 28,251ft. The sheer size and scale of the 8,000m peaks defies description, this is a very special place and for many the view is a lifetime goal. Unlike many other treks to this area, ours continues up to K2 base camp where you will stay for a few days to enjoy the sheer majesty of K2 and its supremacy over this whole region. We will be trekking for 8-10 hours today.

Day 12
Optional day/K2 base camp (5100m)

Go to broad peak basecamp (4800m) or K-2 base camp (5100m) 0r Rest at Concordia. If you start early in the morning you can return to Concordia in the evening.

Day 13
Trek to Ali camp (4800m)

Trek to Ali camp for the Gandogoro (5690m) La pass. This trek will take around 5 to 7 hours of walking on icy Vigne valley.

Day 14
Trek to Khouspung via (5690m gondogoro la top)

This day we have to start around 2 am late night to cross the La. Early morning we will be on the top of La to capture the bewitching view of the world high mountains. Then descend to green Khobursay camp of Hushey valley in another territory.

Day 15
Trek to Saischo (3500m)

Day 16
Trek to Hushey valley (3050m)

Day 17
Explore Khaplu valley & drive Skardu

Drive for Skardu having lunch at Khaplu valley, the sub division and one of the most beautiful city in the heart of Karakoram.

Day 18
Flight to Islamabad or in case of no flight, By road to Chilas and the next day to Islamabad.

Fly to Islamabad or in case of no flight, By road to Chilas and the next day to Islamabad.

Day 19
Rest day

Rest day in Islamabad if you get flight. Enjoy shopping or what you want.

Day 20
Reserve day

We keep one day reserve to face unexpected circumstances in case of need.

Day 21
International flight

Fly back to your home country and Good Bye Pakistan.

The Trip cost Includes

  • • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • • All accommodation and meal described in the trip dossier
  • • Full trekking service including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment)

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • • Travel insurance
  • • Pakistan’s Visa
  • • Tips for local guides and support staff
  • • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc

Frequently asked Questions

How is the fitness required for this trip?

You should be very fit physically to do this trek. It really needs you to be very strong.

How long is this Trek?

It takes 14 to 15 days of trekking.

When is the best time for this Trek?

June to September is the best season for trekking in the Karakorum mountains.

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Gondogoro La Pass

Trip Facts

  • Pakistan
  • Islamabad
  • Breakfast, lunch and Dinner
  • Camping during the trek and Hotel accommodation in Islamabad, Chilas and Skardu