K-2 Base Camp and Concordia

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Trekking – K2 Base Camp
Baltoro Glacier – Concordia – Ghondoghoro La

Itinerary
(Note that the plan is of 19 days, starting from 12th – 30th July but due to restrictions on facebook, we cannot upload an event spanning longer than 2 weeks)

Day 01 Islamabad – Besham – Chilas
Drive to Besham via Abbottabad, Mansehra and Thakot. After lunch at Besham resume drive to Chilas and on arrival transfer to hotel.
Dinner and overnight in hotel Shangrila Midway House – Chilas

Day 02 Chilas to Skardu ( 2300m )
A fascinating drive along the roaring River Indus, we make a lunch stop en route and later reach Skardu and transfer to hotel.
Dinner and overnight in hotel Mashabrum – Skardu

Day 03 Skardu ( 2300m )
Day free at Skardu for optional sightseeing at your own, while our team will make necessary arrangements and shopping for the trekking.
Meals and overnight in hotel Mashabrum – Skardu

Day 04 Skardu – Askole ( 3060m )
After early breakfast at hotel, we drive to Askoli by jeeps via fertile and picturesque Shigar Valley. We will make a lunch stop en route. At Askole and onwards, our staff would arrange comfortable camping for you with hot meals.
Dinner and overnight in tents

Day 05 Askole – Jhola ( 3175m )
Here starts the great adventure as we start trekking towards Concordia. The initial part of the route is on dry and almost plain ground. We cross the campsite of Korofon near the snout of Biafo Glacier and make brief stop for cold lunch en route. We continue our drive and reach at camp for night stay.
Dinner and overnight in tents

Day 06 Jhola – Paiyu ( 3400m )
Walking through the mountain kingdom as we are trekking through the gorge of lofty peaks on both sides, we reach at campsite, making a lunch break en route.
Dinner and overnight in tents

Day 07 Paiyu ( 3400m ) – Day Free
We spend a free day at Paiyu which helps acclimatize the trekkers as well as this is a traditional halt before start trekking on glacier. Porters make their food for onwards journey and we make a memorable night offering a slaughtered animal.
Meals and overnight in tents

Day 08 Paiyu – Khaburse ( 4050m )
We walk towards the snout of Baltoro Glacier and then climb on the glacier to traverse for the campsite on left bank of the glacier. We are surrounded among the peaks, at the back Paiyu Peak, on left distant Trango Group, Uli Biafo, Cathedrals and other peaks etc.
Meals and overnight in tents

Day 09 Khaburse – Goro I ( 4100m )
We start walking in the heart of glacier and now among the most scenic and majestic mountains like Masherbrum on right side, Mustagh Tower on left and in front of us is the view of grand Gasherbrum IV.
Meals and overnight in tents

Day 10 Goro I – Concordia ( 4600m )
We continue our trekking and reach at the famous place with junction of huge glaciers i.e. Concordia. From Concordia, we get first time the view of whole mass of grand K2. A camp at Concordia is memorable.
Meals and overnight in tents

Day 11 Concordia – Day Free
Day free at Concordia
Meals and overnight in tents

Day 12 Excursion – K2 base camp ( 4950m )
We will make an optional hike would be made to the base camp of K2, crossing the base camp of Broad Peak. After photography and packed cold lunch, we will return to Concordia camp.
Meals and overnight in tents

Day 13 Concordia – Ali Camp ( 5050m )
After breakfast at camp, we will start trekking to shift to Ali Camp for overnight stay.
Meals and overnight in tents

Day 14 Ali Camp – Ghondoghoro La 5650m – Kheuspang ( 5090m )
This is the most challenging day of the program as we will start in late night/early morning for Ghondoghoro La, a pass at 5650m. Our staff will fix ropes on both sides on upper slopes to negotiate with difficult portions, safely. On a clear day, one can find a superb view of K2 and other peaks. We start descending in Hushe valley and camp at Kheuspang.
Meals and overnight in tents

Day 15 Kheuspang – Dalsangpa ( 4700m )
Its an easy descent and finally we come of the snowy world of glaciers. Dalsangpa is a summer shepherds hut where Hushe valley people come graze their cattle, particularly Yaks.
Meals and overnight in tents

Day 16 Dalsangpa – Saistcho – Hushe ( 3150m )
We trek to Hushe at the end of the trekking route and at the head of jeep road. Hushe village is green and fertile with superb view of Masherbrum.
Meals and overnight in tents

Day 17 Hushe – Skardu ( 2300m )
After breakfast, we will drive by jeeps to Skardu and have a night on beds after a long trek. Meals and Dinner & overnight in hotel Mashabrum – Skardu

Day 18 Skardu – Chilas
After breakfast, we will drive back to towards Islamabad and make an overnight stay at Chilas.
Dinner & overnight in hotel Shangrila Midway House – Chilas

Day 19 Chilas – Islamabad
After an early breakfast, we will drive back to Islamabad via Besham & Abbottabad.

TOUR COST
Rs. 125,000 per person on twin sharing basis

SERVICES INCLUDED
 Hotel accommodation in standard room on twin sharing basis
 Private deluxe / air-conditioned transport as per the itinerary
 Soft top jeeps for 5-6 persons on dirt tracks
 Services of an English speaking guide
 Services of a mountain guide
 Daily breakfast and dinner at hotels
 Daily 3 meals while camping
 Kitchen & camping equipment
 Services of kitchen & camping staff
 Portage of kitchen & camping equipment
 Services of a porter sirdar, while trekking
 Wages & insurance of accompanied staff
 8 kgs portage for individual’s luggage
 Camping, bridge and river crossing
 Entrance fee at sites, museums and monuments
 Portage and tips at hotels and airport
 Road tolls & octroi
 Basic first aid kit

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
o Airfares and airport taxes, if applicable
o Lunch in hotels or while traveling
o Tips for meals
o Sleeping bags & ruck sacks
o Technical equipment e.g. Karabiners, Harness, Ice Axe, Crampons etc.
o Immediate room occupancy on arrival, if arrival is early in the morning
o Late check out, if different from standard check out time
o Personal or baggage insurances of participants
o Laundry, beverages & phone calls or other expenses of personal nature
o Extra expenses due to landslidesroad blocks
o Extra expenses due to the acts of nature and political reasons etc.
o Any item not mentioned above

Personal Essentials Checklist
1. Clothes – as per weather / season
2. Clothes – Warm inner dress / thermals
3. Jacket – Parka + Fleece
4. Trousers – Khakis or Cargo Pants
5. Shoes – hiking, preferably sturdy with ankle protection + Camp shoes / slippers
6. Socks – Tropical + Warm ( several pairs during trek days)
7. Head Cover – Warm Cap – Hat or P-Cap with shade – Bandana/scarf
8. Hands Cover – Gloves – Mittens ( as per weather / temperature conditions )
9. Rain Suit.
10. Torch + Head Lamp
11. Sunglasses
12. Walking Stick (optional)
13. Water bottle
14. Bag – Backpack + Day pack
15. Shave / toilet kit
16. Sunblock + Lip Balm + Cold Crème + Petroleum Jelly
17. Entertainment / Hobbies – Camera, Cell Phone, Music/reading/games materials
18. Medicines – for personal use, if advised by physician
19. Techinical Equipment (Crampons, Harness, Carabiners)

Terms & Conditions
• Hotels may be changed, however any change will be on equivalent basis
• Itinerary is subject to change due to weather or other forced majeure
situations the tour guide decision will be final
• The company will not be liable for any damage caused by forced majeure situations

Booking & Cancellation Policy
• 10% advance payment to book the tour
• Rest of the 90% amount payable prior departure from Islamabad
• 10% cancellation charges if tour is cancelled, 7 days prior departure
• 25% cancellation charges if cancelled 24 hours prior departures
• 100% cancellation charges if tour is cancelled on last moment or in case of no show
• There would be no refund for unused services or leaving the tour, once started

PAYMENT PROCEDURE

Bank Account Details
Standard Chartered Bank
Account Title : SAIYAH
Account Number : 08-4011821-02
Branch : I-8 Markaz – Islamabad

Bank Account Details
Muslim Commercial Bank
Account Title : SAIYAH
Account Number : 0120208311000113
Branch : I-8 Markaz – Islamabad

FOR FURTHER DETAILS
0514861232, 0335-4861234, 0333-4861233

July 12 2017

Details

Start: July 12 @ 6:00 am
End: July 26 @ 6:00 am

Venue

Saiyah

Office # 3, Plaza 2000, I-8 Markaz
Islamabad, 44000 Pakistan

Organizer

Saiyah

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