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  • K2, the second highest mountain in the world
  • Karakoram Highway truck
  • Our bus on KKH, Nanga Parbat behind
  • Buddhist petroglyphs on KKH near Chilas
  • Garden at K2 Motel, Skardu
  • Our well equipped porters in Pakistan
  • Our well equipped porters in Pakistan
  • Fields of Askole
  • River crossing near Paiju
  • TMC Group in front of Trango Towers
  • On Baltoro glacier
  • Mount Masherbrum (7,821m)
  • Walking to Concordia
  • Camp at Concordia
  • Walking to K2 Base Camp
  • Balti gentleman and K2
  • Gilkey memorial near K2 BC
  • Broad Peak seen from Base Camp
  • Climbing up Gondogoro La
  • Looking to Hushe Valley from Gondogoro La
  • Descending Gondogoro La
  • Looking back to Gondogoro La
  • Our porters and trek crew
  • Landslide on KKH

K2 & Gondogoro La

This is a challenging trek to Concordia and K2 Base Camp followed by crossing the technical Gondogoro La pass.

K2 & Gondogoro is considered to be one of the world’s great treks with breathtaking scenery unsurpassed anywhere else in the high mountains. The journey starts with a flight to Skardu with spectacular views of the Karakoram range including Nanga Parbat, after several nights in Skardu we take jeep transport to the road head at Askole.

The trail is lined with rugged mountains all the way from the last village in the Braldu gorge at Askole up the Baltoro glacier to Concordia, you will see the Trango Towers, Masherbrum, K2 and Broad Peak among many others. Concordia has been described as the "Throne Room of the Gods" for its unique 360° panorama of 7,000m mountains and impressive views of K2.

After a few days time exploring K2 and Broad Peak Base Camps, we start the challenging trek out over the Gondogoro La and descend into the beautiful Hushe valley. If you think the crossing of the Gondogoro La is going to be too challenging for you, we offer an option to descend the Baltoro glacier back to Askole.

Please take a look at this video on YouTube taken by a member of our K2 & Gondogoro La group in 2008, this gives a really good idea of what to expect on this trek- K2 & Gondogoro la in 5 minutes on YouTube

In 2016 we are planning to run two treks to K2 Base Camp starting at the same time. K2 Base Camp & Gondogoro La trek requires mountaineering skills to cross this pass. Whereas for K2 Base Camp & Concordia this is a high altitude walk where no technical skills are required and you walk back down Baltoro glacier from Concordia. Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss requirements to join these treks.


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Trip Details

  • Destination: Pakistan
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 23 days from Islamabad
  • Leadership: Adrian Summers
  • Minimum Group Size: 5 people
  • Cost: 2016 -£2,795 (US$4,395)
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • All internal transport and transfers including airport collections on group flight (Emirates EK612) arriving to Islamabad at 7.30am on July 30th 2016
  • Twin share room at private guesthouse in Islamabad and at K2 Motel in Skardu
  • Breakfast only in Islamabad, all meals included in Skardu and on trek
  • Twin share domed tents while on trek
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, Western and Pakistani guides and porters
  • Bespoke weather forecasts for K2 region from throughout the duration of this trek
  • Financial protection insurance from International Passenger Protection
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Pakistan Pre Trip Information" notes 

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Islamabad
  • Airport pick up and transfers if not on arriving on group flight EK612. Private transfers cost GBP35 (US$55) per person for each pickup
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Pakistan visa (obtain before departure)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Islamabad
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips to local trekking crew
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
Trip Grade Challenging

Trip Grade Challenging

Suitability: a good choice for regular, long distance hill walkers. A very high level of fitness would be required for our toughest treks and expeditions. Previous trekking experience at high altitude is preferable although not mandatory given sufficient experience, preparation and training. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.

1) Walking times: average 7 to 9 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 15 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 6,500m.

3) Terrain: you will experience a wide variety of mountain terrain from reasonable trails to crossing technical mountaineering passes and climbing to summits sometimes including use of fixed ropes.

4) Remoteness:  usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Dates

  • July 30th to August 21st 2016
  • July 29th to August 20th 2017

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Islamabad 
  • Day 2Fly to Skardu, if cancelled drive KKH to Chilas 
  • Day 3Sightseeing day in Skardu (or drive KKH to Skardu) 
  • Day 4Jeeps to Askole (3,048m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Korofong (3,100m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Bardumal (3,305m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Paiju (3,383m) 
  • Day 8Trek to Khoburtse (3,566m)  
  • Day 9Trek to Urdukas (4,130m) 
  • Day 10Acclimatising day at Urdukas 
  • Day 11Trek to Goro 2 (4,250m) 
  • Day 12Trek to Concordia (4,600m) 
  • Day 13Trek to Broad Peak Base Camp (5,000m) 
  • Day 14Trek to K2 Base Camp (5,150m) and back to Concordia (4,600m) 
  • Day 15Trek to Ali Camp (5,000m) 
  • Day 16Cross the Gondogoro pass (5,560m), trek to Khuspang 
  • Day 17Buffer/ spare trek days in case of delays 
  • Day 18Buffer/ spare trek days in case of delays 
  • Day 19Trek to Shaisho 
  • Day 20Trek to Hushe, jeeps to Skardu 
  • Day 21Fly to Islamabad/drive KKH 
  • Day 22Sightseeing in Islamabad/drive KKH 
  • Day 23Fly back home 
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