K2 Base Camp Trek
K2 Base Camp Trek is considered as the world’s famous high altitude trekking route, challenging and demanding but equally rewarding, delightful and remarkable as well. Skardu, the bewitching capital of Baltistan region, is the starting point for mighty K-2. We cross a beautiful lush green fertile and fruit laden Shigar valley and drive as far as Askoli, the last inhabitant before falling into the throne of mountains.
Walking on the unpredictable but charismatic and enchanting Baltoro Glacier, we glimpse several famous and beautiful mountains on K2 Base Camp Trekking. Passing by Trango Tower and Muztagh Tower in the Karakoram national Park, we reach at the junction of Baltoro and Godwin Austen Glaciers, you will enjoy the matchless view of Karakorum giants, i.e. Gasherbrum IV, Broad Peak known as Hidden Peak or Falchan Kungari dominated by the highest peak, K-2 ( 8611m ) and Mitre Peak. On your extra day at Concordia, you have to choose a walk for a closer view of K2, Broad Peak Base Camp and return to Concordia or choose to relax at Concordia having a rest day.
Base Camp Cost
The cost for K2 Base camp Trek may vary from country to country and the services provided. With western guide, it may charge from 3000 to 5000 USD a group of 8 to 12 trekkers. The local tour agencies may also differ in the price depending on the quality of services. It may be as low as 1590$ to maximum 2600$ per person in a group.
Best Time To Visit
The best time for K2 base camp trek is summer from Mid of June to Mid of September. After this time period, the weather changes and becomes very cold day by day. Normally it takes 21 days from Islamabad to fly to Skardu via domestic flight and back to Islamabad. But it is possible to do in just 16 days as well. The Best time for K2 trek is June to August. Day 12 to day 14 will be on the mountains while 5 to 6 days Hotel Accommodation.
More About K2 Base Camp
K2 Base camp Trek without a guide is not allowed by the Ministry of Tourism Govt. of Pakistan as the trekking to Baltoro does not offer any facility for the hikers; such as food and accommodation because of the unpredictable and changing trails.
The landscape is bewitching but wild and unpredictable. There is no glacier like Baltoro on this planet which connects Goodwin Austin glacier towards mighty Broad Peak and K2. It is one of the many hours walking on earth. K2 Base Camp and Concordia is a sacred place of Nature. A sanctuary of the most beautiful mountains with magical names that evoke dreams and adventures so far. Concordia is hard, inhospitable and inhuman. But it is, in all of this, where its beauty, enormous fascination and power is found. (by Maria-victoria from ALICANTE)
Little More about K2 Trek
A great mountain activity is to walk for K2, Broad Peak and Concordia. This beauty has no match in the world and the glimpse of K2 is mesmerizing because of its stunning views. The return journey of K2 Trek is possible by the same route or crossing the Gondogoro la, a technical pass at 5690 meters, offering a good challenge of ascending and descending to another stunning Hushey valley of Khaplu region..
Now you should add this matchless trek on your bucket list. Being Honest, it is one of the coolest and ultimate ventures you will capture and the memories will be unforgettable.
Towering mountain peaks, sky-blue glacier pools, remote wilderness, Balti culture, alpine lakes and passes, comrades to adventure with, I mean, what else do you need?
Hopefully, you will prepare to have an awesome adventure with us!
3000-4800m (5200m is optional)
Base Camp Nights:
Hotels nights: 6-8
June to September