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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.

Our K2 Base Camp & Gondogoro La group in July/ August 2020 led by Robert Mads Anderson is now guaranteed to run and there is currently availability. Please get in touch soon if you would like to join this group.

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 two videos about this trek on YouTube, first one was taken on our July 2018 group and second one taken by a member of our K2 & Gondogoro La group back in 2008. The links are below:

2018: K2 Base Camp & Gondogoro La trek in Pakistan on The Mountain Company’s channel on YouTube

2008: K2 & Gondogoro la in 5 minutes on YouTube

We are organising 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: Robert Mads Anderson
  • Minimum Group Size: 6 people
  • Cost: 2020 -£3,395 (US$4,395 or €3,850) 2021 -£3,395 (US$4,395 or €3,850)
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • All internal transport and transfers including airport collections on group flight only
  • Twin share room at hotel 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 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"
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 18th to August 9th 2020
  • July 17th to August 8th 2021

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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 K2 Base Camp (5,150m) and back to Broad Peak Base Camp (4,960m) 
  • Day 14Trek to 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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