Trek to K-2 Base-camp, Concordia & GGLA

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Note: This event is for International Trekkers only with full-board foreigner class tourist services from Islamabad to Islamabad, Invitation letter will be provided only to confirmed members for visa processing.

Discover Pakistan Tours & Trekking is a Government of Pakistan licensed tourism company. We offer an amazing array of signature full-board services for international tourists, trekkers & mountaineers planning to visit Pakistan in 2017 for K-2, Concordia & GGLA.

K2 (also known as Chhogori/Qogir, Ketu/Kechu, and Mount Godwin-Austen) is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. It is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. With a peak elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 feet), K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and the highest point in Pakistan. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent and the second-highest fatality rate among the eight thousanders. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. It is more hazardous to reach K2 from the Chinese side; thus, it is mostly climbed from the Pakistani side. Unlike Annapurna, the mountain with the highest fatality-to-summit rate, K2 has never been climbed in winter.

Concordia is the name for the confluence of the Baltoro Glacier and the Godwin-Austen Glacier, in the heart of the Karakoram range of Pakistan. It is located in Baltistan region of Pakistan. The name was applied by European explorers, and comes from this location’s similarity to a glacial confluence, also named Concordia, in the Bernese Oberland, part of the Central Alps. Around Concordia are clustered some of the highest peaks in the world. Four of the world’s fourteen “eight-thousanders” are in this region, as well as a number of important lower peaks. Concordia offers the region’s best place to camp for mountain enthusiasts not involved in climbing. With breathtaking views, it also offers short hikes to several important base camps: K2 (three hours), Broad Peak (two hours) and the Gasherbrums (three hours).

Gondogoro Pass is the mountain pass on the Gondogoro Glacier near Vigne Glacier. From the Southern side, pass descends into the Hushevillage which is the last human settlement of the Ghangche District of northern Pakistan. To climb the pass, mostly climbers and trekkers prefer to start from the Northern side which is easy and connected with the Vigne Glacier. In 1986, a route was established that connects Concordia and the upper Baltoro Glacier to the Hushe Valley over the Gondogoro Pass(5940m). Since then, this challenging technical pass has attracted trekkers and climbers alike. This pass has one of the most overwhelming mountain panoramas anywhere in the world, with all of the Karakoram’s 8000m peaks close at hand. The Gondogoro La, although popular with trekkers, involves Class 4 climbing. The North side is a 50-degree snow slope with Avalanche danger requiring fixed ropes. The south side is a continuous 50-degree slope with rock-fall and avalanche danger that requires fixing as much as 300m of rope.

No of Days: 16-18
Weather Condition: Cold
Snowfall: Expected
Level: Moderate to Advance

Details of Plan:
– 15th July, 2017: Receive at Islamabad International Airport & transfer to Hotel Margalla / Hotel One for night stay. Followed by an ice breaking session & trek briefing. Dinner & Overnight stay at the Hotel.

16th July, 2017
05:00 AM Departure for Islamabad International Airport for Flight to Skardu. Arrival at Skardu & Transfer to Hotel. Visit to FA section for entry. Visit to Skardu city for any equipment purchase if required.

17th July, 2017: Skardu to Askole
By Jeeps drive to askole, Overnight in Tents.
Note: The road conditions from skardu to askole is rough & highly uncertain and often gets blocked due to land slide.

18th July, 2017: Askole to Jhola (3200m)
Start trek from Askole to Korofong 3-4 hrs, After lunch break at Korofong continue to Jhola (3-4 hrs). Overnight in tent

19th July, 2017: Jhola to Paiyu (3600m)
Start on a relatively easy trail for 6-7 hrs. Overnight in tents.

20th July, 2017: Rest Day at Paiyu.
Overnight in Tents.

21st July, 2017: Piyu to Urdukas (4200m)
Trekking mostly along the crest of lateral moraine with stunning views of Paiyu Peak, Chorichi, Uli Biaho, Trango Towers and so on. Urdukas is a spectacular campsite.
Trek Time: 7-8 Hours
Overnight in tents.

22nd July, 2017: Urdukas to Goro II (4500m)
Overnight in Tents. (A long walk on Baltoro Glacier)
Trek Time: 6-7 Hours

23rd, 2017: Goro II to Concordia (4700m)
5-6 hours slightly easy trekking with spectacular views and gigantic mountain panorama, including Muztagh Tower, Gasherbrum IV, Mitre Peak and the mighty K2. Overnight in tents.
Trek Time: 5-6 Hours

24th July, 2017: Free Day / Rest Day at Concordia (4700m)
Overnight in tents at Concordia. (Trek to K-2 Base camp optional)

25th July, 2017: Concordia to Ali Camp or Back via Same Route. (4700m)

5-6 hours slightly easy trekking with spectacular views and gigantic mountain panorama, including Muztagh Tower, Gasherbrum IV, Mitre Peak and the mighty K2 / Trek back to Askole. Overnight in tents.

26th July, 2017: Ali Camp to Khuspang (4680m) via Ghondogoro La(~5900m)
Note: 8-10 hrs start very early in the morning for the strenuous and steep ascend to Gondogoro la (high pass), descend to (2 am) the high camp (Khuspang) on the other side. Overnight in tents.

27th July, 2017: Khuspang to dalsangpa (4,400) It is a beautiful campsite at about (4,400)meters, set between two lakes, with Masherbrum Mountain and the white glacier cascading down from Masherbrum Pass reflected in the still water. Overnight in Tents.

28th July, 2017: dalsangpa to Shaieshcho (4000m) Resume trek along the path; Keep yourself on the left side of the lateral moraine, crossing several side streams. The next hour is an unpleasant scramble along the stony, sliding glacier edge, with huge boulders poised above, ready to fall. Overnight in Tents.

29th July, 2017: Shaieshcho to Hushe, Lunch at Hushe and Drive back to Skardu.
Overnight in a Hotel at Skardu City.

30th July, 2017: Rest in Skardu at Hotel till evening, Departure for Islamabad at 4:00pm. Dinner on way and night in travelling.

31st July, 2017 (Reserve Day)

1st August, 2017 (Reserve Day)

Services Included:
– Air Fare between Islamabad-Skardu-Islamabad
-Transport & 4×4 Jeep as per itinerary.
– Camping Equipment Rental. (Tents & Mattress)
– Mess tent with chairs & tables
– Services of experienced and licensed English speaking guides
– Standard Hotel Accommodation on sharing basis as per itinerary
– 3 Times a day Meals during the Trip
– Satellite Phone for incoming & outgoing calls and text messages (charges apply)
– Road tolls.
– Basic first aid kit.
– Kitchen equipment & Related items
– Bridge taxes.
– LA crossing charges.
– 12.5 Kg porter facility for member’s personal gear.
(Above 12.5 Kg will be separately charged from member on spot, as per porter rate per Kg)

Services not Included:
– Personal Sleeping Bag
– Medication, evacuation and rescue etc.
– Travel Insurance of any type.
– Beverages & phone calls or other expenses of personal nature
– Extra expenses due to road blocks or other reason.
– Anything not mentioned in services included section.

*Cost & Payment Details*

USD 1900

Note: Invitation letters will be issued to the interested foreign nationals for visa process.

50% Advance and form must be filled to confirm registration.

Remaining amount must be paid till 1st June, 2017.

Last date for Booking is = 1st June, 2017.

For More Details and Booking Please Call
+923235459876 / +923477584460

Or email at info@discoverpak.com

Bank Account Details

Account Title = Discover Pakistan

International Banking Account Number= PK54SAUD0000362002788732

Bank Name: Silk Bank Pakistan.
SWIFT Code: SAUDPKKA

Discover Pakistan offers a perfect match between price and quality services. DP works with the aim of providing a platform to nature lovers and adventure enthusiastic and thus enabling them to discover the Magnificence of the land of hospitality, Pakistan.

July 15 2017

Details

Date: July 15
Time: 12:00 am - 3:00 am

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