K-2 Base Camp Gondogoro La Trek 2023
The Baltoro glacier from the air, looking east. (From L-R): Marbal Peak, Gasherbrum IV, Gasherbrum II(behind Gasherbrum IV), Concordia, Gasherbrum I, Mitre Peak, Golden Throne, and Chogolisa (or Bride Peak).
Picture appreciation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Baltoro_glacier_from_air.jpg
Baltoro region as seen from the ISS
Picture appreciation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Baltoro_region_from_space_annotated.png
Range: Karakorum Altitude: 600-5580M
Region: Baltoro Grade: Strenuous
22 days detail itinerary 2023
Total Hotels Six – 06
Total Camps Fourteen -14
June 1st, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
July 1st, 4th, 11th 18th, 25th
August 1st 4th, 15th, 22nd , 29th
September 1, 5 2022
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DAY 01 – ARRIVAL RAWALPINDI (HOTEL)
Upon arrival at air port met our representative for a brief representation and transfer to your 3*Hotel in Islamabad/Rawalpindi. After a short rest drive to Islamabad for trek briefing at Ministry of Tourism. Overnight in hotel all meals is included.
DAY 02 – RAWALPINDI/SKARDU (HOTEL)
Fly to Skardu, if unable to fly, same day we will drive to Skardu, spending a night in Chilas Panorama Hotel.
DAY 03 – SKARDU (HOTEL)
Emergency day in case, flight does not operate on day 02 this day will be use to transfer the members by road from Chilas to Skardu. Total drive time from Islamabad to Skardu is 22-24 hours. Overnight hotel in Masherbrum Hotel :All meals is included .
DAY 04 – SKARDU -TO- ASKOLE (CAMP)
AM: Embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole – The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers. Highest in the region, the stone & timber abodes contain dark & narrow stairwells riven by gloomy, unlit alleys cluster within the embrace of the fertile terraces. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Distance 96 Km, Drive 07-08 Hrs. Altitude 3050 M.
Note:-The road to Askole comes undergoing rapid erosion and gets closed quite often. If unable to jeep, the group will disembark & walk to Askole on the same day or camp for overnight (subject to distance).
DAY 05 – ASKOLE -TO- KOROPHONE (CAMP)
Today we leave the last inhabited village. For the remaining portion of our journey we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipments and sustain our expedition. After scrambling over a ridge we come across what legend says an old polo field. Passing through a rock gap we cross the Biafo glacier and camp beside it’s snout at korophone. The Biafo Glacier is a huge river of ice 63 Km long which descends from the central peaks of the Karakoram & flows east into the Braldu Valley at a point about 10 Kms east of Askole. Overnight in tents all meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 03 – 04 hrs, Grade: Easy, Altitude: 3100 M,
DAY 06 – KOROPHONE -TO- JHULA (CAMP)
Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jhula, (Jhula means wire Rope Bridge sported by a wooden basket), now a wooden bridge is made cross it & camp beside a torrent facing the Bakhordas.
Walk: 03-04 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 3150 M
DAY 07 – JHULA -TO- PAIJU (CAMP)
Resume trek along the Braldu River to a green Oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6611 M. Paiju – is a Balti word which means “SALT”. Since there are some rock salt deposits at the base of this peak, the locals believe that the snow on the summit of Paiju Peak is not snow but a huge deposit of salt which drips down to the base. From this camp we have the first views of the impressive Baltoro Glacier. Overnight in tents.
Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 3480 M.
DAY 08 – PAIJU – Rest Day (CAMP)
Rest & acclimatization day at Piaju. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
DAY 09 – PAIJU -TO- URDUKAS (CAMP)
Begin trek after an early breakfast. Traverse the junction of Paiju – Baltoro Glaciers through crevasses & lunch below Liligo, the traditional camp under the muddy cliffs with fine views of rock spires. Cross the Khuburse torrent early morning and ramble over two glacier moraines to reach the grassy slopes of Urdukas offering splendid views of the Trango, Uli Biaho & Bial Groups. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 06-07 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4130 M
DAY 10 – URDUKAS -TO- GOROII (CAMP)
A long walk on the icy Baltoro Glacier. Traverse the Yermanandu Glacier which flows down from Masherbrum & joins the Baltoro. Magnificent views of Muztagh, Mitre & Gasherbrum IV. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 06-07 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4500 M.
DAY 11 – GORO TO CONCORDIA (CAMP)
After an early breakfast, resume a long walk on the Baltoro Glacier to a point called Concordia – a huge junction of Baltoro, Abruzzi & Godwin Austin Glaciers at 4000 meters. Within a short radius of 15 Kilometers, stand 41 peaks over 6500 meters. Including 04 peaks above 8000 M. The 360 view offers a panorama of peaks nowhere to be found on this Earth. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 05 – 06 hrs, Grade: strenuous, Altitude: 4720 M.
DAY 12 – CONCORDIA REST DAY (CAMP)
Members are free to explore K2 base (A day trip 4 hrs up 3 hrs down) After an early breakfast, resume your walk to K2 Base Camp. Overnight in tents at Concordia. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk : 07 hrs, Grade : strenuous, Altitude : 4650 M.
DAY 13 – CONCORDIA -TO- ALI CAMP (CAMP)
After an early breakfast leave the Concordia and we will cross several side glacier to reach our right path. After 2 hours we will reach Vigne glacier, it is also possible to walk on the Vigne glacier which is fairly easy then walking on the stony bath on the right side of the glacier but it depend on the snow condition.
Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
DAY 14 – ALI CAMP -CROSS GONDOGORO PASS- KHUSPANG (CAMP)
A very early start as early as 2 or 3 O’clock in the morning to cross the Gondogoro la to reach Khuspang.
The basic theme behind the early walk to reach the top of the Gondogoro Pass 5700 metres is that in the morning snow will be soft and you will not get tired quickly as the sun is not strong, but as sun get strong snow get soft, snow going to be melt and bring water and stones, also the chance of ice falls or avalanches.
Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
Walk: 10 – 11 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 5700 M
DAY 15 – KHUSPANG REST DAY (CAMP)
Rest day excursion at Khuspang.
Incase of bad weather this day will be use to make another attempt.
DAY 16 – KHUSPANG -TO- DALSANGPA (CAMP)
After a couple of minutes of easy walk we will comes onto the glacier. You pick your way across moving boulders and ice, finally crossing the glacier up to the camping site to reach Dalsangpa, meaning ‘field of flowers’, lives up to its name. It is a beautiful campsite at about 4,150 metres, set between two lakes, with Masherbrum Mountain and the white glacier cascading down from Masherbrum Pass reflected in the still water.
Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4150 M.
DAY 17 – DALSANGPA -TO- SHAICHO (CAMP)
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.
Continue your trek along the path goes down hill to the summer settlement called Shaicho, a large shepherd’s settlement with its won mosque, now here you can find a hotel and mountaineering equipment shop. This is the traditional camp among the forest of juniper, cedar and willow trees with giant bushes of wild roses and a good water supply. After a short break continue your walk along the Hushey river on a easy path. Upon arrival camp near the fields in Hushey village. Overnight in tents all meals served by camp staff. Walk: 06 – 07 hrs, Grade: Easy, Altitude: M,
DAY 18 – SHAICHO-TO- HUSHEY (CAMP)
An easy day will bring you to Hushey village. Evening free. Overnight in tents.
DAY 19 – HUSHEY -TO- SKARDU (HOTEL)
AM: Embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to your chosen hotel. All meals included.
DAY 20 – SKARDU – ISLAMABAD: (HOTEL)
Early in the morning fly to Islamabad, if unable to fly same day drive to Gilgit. Overnight hotel.
DAY 21 – ISLAMABAD (HOTEL)
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi. Evening sightseeing.
If unable to fly on day 21ST. This day will be use to transfer from Gilgit to Islamabad by road.
DAY 22 – RAWALPINDI
Fly to your own country with good memories from the land of colorful and beautiful Pakistan.
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Note: Although we try to adhere to the schedule listed, this itinerary is subject to change due to numerous reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, cancelled or delayed flights, road washouts, vehicle breakdowns, accidents, sickness, govt restrictions, & all other unforeseen exigencies.
Price in US dollars for 2023
ITEMS INCLUDED IN OUR LAND COST
1. Hotels and Hotel Meals: Rawalpindi/Islamabad or Chilas/Skardu with meals lunch dinner and breakfast.
Transport from Rawalpindi/Islamabad to Chilas / Skardu for all Trekkers and their cargo and at the time of return transport from Skardu to Islamabad for all Trekkers and their cargo either by air or by road II). Jeeps where require. A fully booked van will be provided From/To Islamabad for minimum 2 people. Alternative 2 seats will be reserved for 1 person traveling by road.
Porters from Askole up to the Hushe Village. Porters rest days, wages, meat money, equipment, Jolla, bridge fee and Insurance. II). Porters Sirdar For each trekker 2 Porter (each porter carry 25kg) personnel 20 kg per person is allowed.
4. Insurance: Insurance for guide, cook, LAP and HAP (porters), Liaison Officer.
5. Camping equipment and Food:
Complete kitchen equipment for members and Liaison Officer, per person base camp tents, mess tent, kitchen tent, camping fee, tarpaulins for porter’s shelter, drums to carry food, mattress and one month member’s food at base camp and separate food plan during the trekking.
6. Staff: Guide, Cook, Kitchen Boy their wages, food, insurance and equipment.
7. Trekking Fee: Trekking fee, Gondogoro La Crossing Fee, Bridge Fee, Camping Fee, and Road Fee.
8. Miscellaneous Services:
. Airport transfers on arrival and at the time of return. II). Procurement of import and export permit for Trekkers cargo and storage of Trekkers cargo at our office in Islamabad or Skardu for free.
III). Procurement of Helicopter Rescue Bond from Ministry of Tourism against Trekkers actual deposit (6000 US Dollars) to secure emergency rescue if needed.
9. Items not included:
Travel insurance, the cost expenses or charges arising from any special request made by you in relation to the holiday you have booked, International airfare and Airport departure taxes or excess baggage charges, Transport or items not mentioned in itinerary or terms and conditions, special diet, drinks, accommodation upgrades, medication, laundry, telephone calls, personnel gear more than 20 kg, clothing, services above base camp, and all other things which does not mentioned in our terms or includes in our program.
10. Delays: If the trip has to be delayed due to canceled or delayed flights, sickness, accidents, bad weather, road washouts, Govt. restrictions, or any other contingency for which for which Jasmine Tours cannot make provisions, the resulting extra cost for such delays will be charged separately.
11. Norther Area Flight; since all flights to Northern Areas are subject to clear weather and clearance of backlog, Jasmine Tours do not guarantee confirmation on all such flights. If the seats are not confirmed or the flights are canceled, the group will be transferred by road with air-conditioned van without any additional charges.
12. Reservations and Advance Payment:
01. All provisional reservation must reach us in writing at well in advance before your arrival in Pakistan. No deposits are necessary for making any provisional reservations. For provisional reservation we need your NAME / SEX / NATIONALITY / PASSPORT NUMBER / DATE AND PLACE OF ISSUE OF PASSPORT / EXPIRY DATE OF PASSPORT /DATE OF BIRTH / PROFESSION / ADDRESS
02. All provisional reservations are subject to confirmation on deposit of US Dollars 200/= advance payment into our account before arrival of the group/client in Pakistan. The balance amount must be paid on arrival in Pakistan.
13. Cancellations: All cancellations must be notified in writing to ClimberCA. Cancellation charges will be levied as follows:-
01. Whenever canceled, the bank charges for both sides from the advance will be paid by the clients.
02. If canceled any time after the commencement of the trip, or after deposit of advance due to any reason whatsoever, No refund will be given on any unutilized services other than hotels, meals and air tickets which are subject to cancellation charges accordingly.
04. If the trekking expedition is cancelled, government rules will be applied for the refund of Trekking Fee.
14. Liabilities and Responsibilities of ClimberCA:
ClimberCA, its agents, employees or any of the affiliates or subsidiary companies shall neither be responsible nor liable for any loss, damage, injury, sickness or death caused to any member or the property of the group directly or indirectly due to any irregularity, delay, accident, theft, acts of God, dangers, fire, vehicle breakdown, machinery failure, declared or undeclared hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, theft, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines, medical or customs regulations, delays, cancellations or changes in itinerary or schedules, Govt. restrictions or due to any causes beyond the control of ClimberCA.
15. Clients Insurance:
All Clients/travelers must be protected by insurance that covers cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss or damage to baggage and personal effects up to 20,000 or more US Dollars. ClimberCA will not be responsible for those groups/clients arriving without insurance in case of emergency.
16. Passport and Visa:
All participants must be in possession of a valid passport and obtain a Pakistani visa. We help our clients with visa invitation letter, on providing personal information in advance NAME / SEX / NATIONALITY / PASSPORT NUMBER / DATE AND PLACE OF ISSUE OF PASSPORT / EXPIRY DATE OF PASSPORT /DATE OF BIRTH / PROFESSION / ADDRESS
17. Optional / Extra Service:
High Altitude Sherpa (Porter) 20 $ per day plus 600 $ equipment money. 2) EPI gas 10 US dollars per 250ml 3) Oxygen Bottle 4) High Altitude Tents 5) Thuraya Satellite Phone 6) Data Transfer Device 7) Solar panel and Electric equipment charger 8) Blue Plastic Drum 8 US dollars per piece
18. Complaints Procedure:
If you have a complaint about your holiday, you are required to confirm details of any such complaint or problem in writing supported by appropriate evidence relating to that complaint within 15 days of returning from the holiday in question of doubt or lake of avoidance of doubt we will not accept any liability or deal any complaint are received by us later than 15 days of your return from the holiday.
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