K2 and Gondogoro La Trek is in the Karakoram mountain selection of Gilgit Baltistan region in Pakistan. K2 is the second highest mountain on the globe. Additionally it is known as the king of the Karakoram. K2 and Gondogoro La trek is no doubt one the of the greatest treks on the globe. On this trek, you will notice the great Trango towers, Masherbrum, Gasherbrums, the mighty K2 and Broad peak among many other famous mountains. On k2 and Gondogoro La Trek, you’ll be trekking on the famous Baltoro Glacier and pass Concordia. Concordia has been referred to as the “Throne Room of the Gods” because of its unique 360° panorama of 7,000m mountains and impressive views of K2. That is a trekking holiday to K2 and Concordia in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan followed by crossing the Gondogoro La to Hushe Valley to complete an excellent mountaineering journey. K2 Gondogoro La trek the Iconic challenging and memorable trekking to explore the wilderness of karakoram range.

Because so many years Trango adventure have been organising K2 and Gondogoro La Trek to mountaineering enthusiasts from surrounding the world. Trango adventures operate a 21-23 days K2 and Gondogoro La trek to the heart of Karakoram which is most beneficial in terms of safety, acclimatisation and enjoyment. The duration may be longer or shorter depending on the clients experience, ability and time.

The beginning point of K2 and Gondogoro La trek is Islamabad. Islamabad is the reason build green capital city of Pakistan. Your guide will meet and greet you at the Islamabad airport terminal, then transfer you to definitely the hotel for an escape to recuperate from the journey. We will meet again in the afternoon for a briefing about the trek. Following day you will need the spectacular mountains view flight to Skardu.  In the flight, you should have the first glimpse of Nanga Parbat, K2 and a great many other Himalayan & Karakoram peaks. After 45 minutes, you will get to Skardu. Skardu is the administrative centre of Baltistan. You may check into your hotel and the rest of the afternoon is made for rest and preparation for your trek.

Following day you begins your entire day by driving over the mighty Indus, Shigar then Braldu river to Shigar valley towards Askoli. Askoli is the last village before you enter the wilderness of the Karakoram and the central Karakoram national park. It will cost your first night under the stars in your tents.  After spending your first night in the tent under the starry canvas, today will be your first day of walking. You will be walking towards Braldu gorge and the snout of the Baltoro glacier, that you then follow to Concordia. Concordia is situated at the junction of Baltoro and Godwin-Austen Glaciers. It really is the centre of the Karakoram mountain range, and centre of any complex to some of the world highest peaks and lots of the major glaciers. Concordia gives you fantastic mountains views. On every side, within radius of 24 kms, rise ten of the world’s thirty highest peaks, including, K2, Broad Peak, and Gasherbrum peaks.

You have the choice to trek on Godwin-Austen glacier to visit Broad Peak, Milky Memorial and the bottom cam of K2 then return to Concordia for night stay. After spending a night at Concordia, you will continue your trek on upper Baltoro glacier towards Chogolisa and Ali Camp. Overnight at Ali camp. From Ali camp you begins your next part of Gondogoro La Trek by crossing the Gondogoro Pass (5,585m), which requires crampons. Every year, at the start of the season, a rescue team from Hushe village fixes the ropes on Gondogoro La, maintains them through the trekking season and removing them at the end of the growing season for a fix charge (included). Rescue team member are based at booth side of the Pass. They will also help and enable you to climb the pass. You must awaken very early each day to climb Gondogoro La. It’s important to cross the Pass before sunrise to avoid almost any ice falls and avalanches due to rise in temperature. The start of the ascent is gentle for just two hours then there is the steep section with fixed ropes, from here onwards you will attach the safety carabiners to the rope to reach the top of the pass. When you are at the top of the Gondogoro pass, you will have a spectacular Mountain view, like the four eight thousand meters high peaks, K2 (8,611m), Broad Peak (8,051m), Gasherbrum I (8,080m) and Gasherbrum II (8,035m). Ascending down from the Gondogoro pass, you will enter the other side of Karakoram in the Hushe valley. Hushe is a small village. It is a Typical Balti Remote Village where you will meet up with the friendly Balti people. Hushe is under Gangche district and Khapulu is the district headquarters. From Hushe you will drive across the Shyok and Indus river towards Skardu, on route you will Go through many beautiful small Balti villages with a lot of smiley faces. Hushe to Skardu is 6 Hours drive. In Skardu you will sleep in a real bed and also have a hot shower. Following day you will need a flight to Islamabad, in case there is flight cancellation, you will drive on Karakoram highway. After spending a night in Islamabad, you’ll be transfer to the airport to fly back.

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