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I wanted to write and thank you for a truly spectacular trip on the Snowman Trek. I can honestly say this trek was one of the best organised, most efficient, well thought out treks that I have been on
Alexis Fosler (Hong Kong) | Lunana Snowman, Bhutan

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  • K2, the second highest mountain in the world
  • Camp at Concordia
  • Karakoram Highway truck
  • Our bus on KKH, Nanga Parbat behind
  • Gardens at K2 Motel, Skardu
  • Wallking through the fields of Askole
  • TMC Group in front of Trango Towers
  • Our porters and trek crew
  • River crossing near Paiju
  • Walking to K2 Base Camp
  • Broad Peak seen from Base Camp
  • Gilkey memorial near K2 BC
  • On Baltoro glacier
  • Walking to Concordia
  • Buddhist petroglyphs on KKH near Chilas
  • Balti gentleman and K2
  • Mount Masherbrum (7,821m)
  • Landslide on KKH

K2 Base Camp and Concordia

K2 Base Camp & Concordia 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.

K2 Base Camp and Concordia follows a trekking route lined with rugged mountains all the way from Askole, the last village in the Braldu gorge, to Concordia.  On our walk up the Baltoro glacier we will see the Trango Towers, Masherbrum, K2 and Broad Peak among many others. Concordia has been described as the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods” for its unique 360° panorama of 7,000m mountains and impressive views of K2.

In 2018 we are planning to run two treks to K2 Base Camp starting at the same time. Ade will also lead our K2 & Gondogoro La trek and from Concordia he will go out over Gondogoro La. Our K2 Base Camp group will descend from Concordia along Baltoro with our local guides. The two groups will meet up again at K2 Motel in Skardu on Day 21.

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: Western-Led
  • Minimum Group Size: 5 people
  • Cost: 2018 -£3,195 (US$4,275 or €3,795) 2019 -£3,295 (US$4,395 or €3,895)
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Price includes:

  • All internal transport and transfers including airport collections on group flight only
  • Twin share room at private guesthouse in Islamabad and at Concordia 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 EverestWeather.com throughout the duration of this trek
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • 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. Private transfers cost GBP70 (US$80) 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"

 

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Trip Grade Strenuous

Trip Grade Strenuous

Suitability: a good choice for regular long distance hill walkers, very high level of fitness required. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.

1) Walking times: average 7 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky conditions possibly with exposed sections. May involve steep ascent and descent over mountain passes that could be snow covered.

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 21st to August 12th 2018
  • July 20th to August 11th 2019

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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 Goro 1 
  • Day 16Trek to Khoburtse (3,566m) 
  • Day 17Trek to Paiju (3,383m) 
  • Day 18Trek to Jhola (3,170m) 
  • Day 19Trek to Askole 
  • Day 20Drive to Skardu 
  • Day 21Fly to Islamabad (or drive KKH to Chilas) 
  • Day 22Sightseeing in Islamabad (or drive KKK to Isb) 
  • Day 23Transfer to airport for flight home 
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