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 K2 Base Camp Via Gondogoro Pass Trek 2013
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K2 Winner Treks and Tours
Hiking & Treking in the Himalayas
K-2 gondogoro La Trek
 
PILGRAMAGE TO HIGH HEAVENS K2 CIRCULAR TREK (20 DAYS)
 
The opening of the (5650m) high Gondogoro LA adds a new dimension to the magnificent K2 Trek making it possible to return via beautiful Hushe Valley. Given a little luck with weather the view from this pass is just incomparable, anywhere in the world. This trek requires a good degree of physical fitness, as the variable weather conditions make the crossing of pass quite challenging, but more rewarding too
 
TRIP ITINERARY:
Day 01 Islamabad Arrive Islamabad. Transfer to guesthouse for overnight.
 
Day 02 Skardu / Chilas a) Fly to Skardu PK-451 . (Flight is depend on weather). b) In case of cancellation of flight same day drive by coach to Chilas (480 km) on Karakoram Highway. Overnight at hotel
 
Day 03 Chilas / Skardu a) Free day at Skardu. Welcome Tourism Department of Gilgit – Baltistan for (briefing) . b) If your are driving, complete road journey (09–10 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route has good view of Nanga Parbat (8125m) at junction of Indus River and the rapids and fall of Indus River. Overnight at hotel
 
Day 04 Askole: (3000m) By jeeps drive to Askole (7-8 hrs). The last village of about 50 houses. The villagers grow their own cereals, vegetable and fruit and own large herds of sheep’s, goats, yaks and dzos. Overnight in tent.
 
Day 05 Jhola: (3200m) Start walk from Askole to Korofong 2-3 hrs, after 1-˝ hr walk a small suspension bridge on Biafo River and cross wasteland, traverse Biafo Glacier. After lunch break at Korofong continue to Jhola (2-3 hrs). Cross-Dumardo River Bridge and camp at rather dusty campsite surrounded by a few bushes with a side stream. Overnight in tent
 
Day 06 Paiyu: (3600m) Start on a relatively easy trail for 3-4 hrs. Crossing Bardumal campsites along a 2-km stretch of sandy River beach. After a lunch break continue towards Paiyu for another 2-3 hrs trail climbs to a Vantage Point providing view of the Snout of Baltoro. And in the far distance a magnificent Panorama of Cathedral Towers and triangle of K2 to the left for the first time. Paiyu is a crowded campsite. Overnight in tent.
 
Day 07 Paiyu: (3600m) Traditional rest day for porters at Paiyu. Overnight at tent.
 
Day 08 Urdukas: (4200m) 3 hours walk mostly along the crest of lateral moraine with stunning views of Paiyu Peak, Chorichi, Uli Biaho, Trango Towers and so on. Urdukas is a spectacular campsite. However like Paiyu this site is over used and polluted. Overnight at tent.
 
Day 09 Goro II: (4500m) The 3-4 hour walk is across difficult side crevasses, however the way is smoother and easy in the center, continue to Goro-I opposite of Yermanendo Glacier falling down from the Mashebrum pass. For the next 2-3 hrs continue east up the Baltoro glacier. Goro-II campsite is pitched on the rough stones and ice in the center of the Baltoro glacier with water from the glacier melt. Overnight at tent.
 
Day 10 Concordia (4700m) 5-6 hours slightly easy walk, with spectacular views and gigantic mountain panorama, including Muztagh Tower, Gasherbrum IV, Mitre Peak and the mighty K2. Camp at Concordia named by Martin Conway after the place De La Concordia in Paris. Overnight at tent.
 
Day 11-12   -  2 days free for exploration at Concordia. Overnight at tent.
 
Day 13 Vigne Glacier/Ali Camp: (5100m) 5-6 hours continue walk on Vigne Glacier, proving superb views of Chogolisa, and Mitre Peak, a rare mountain panorama and camp just below pass. Overnight at tent.
 
Day 14 Gondogoro-La (5650m) / Khuspang (4680m) 8-10 hrs start very early in the morning for the strenuous and steep ascend to Gondogoro la (high pass), descend to the high camp (Khuspang) on the other side. Also BC for Gondogoro Peak. Overnight in tent.
 
Day 15 Khuspang (4680m)/Shaieshcho: (3600m) 2-3 hours easy descends on glacier to beautiful campsite of Dalzampa (4300m) “field of flower”. A climb to the lateral Moraine provides spectacular views of glacier and jagged spires. Another 3 hours walk on the lateral moraine through wild roses, gooseberry cedar and Tamarisk bushes. The Charksa valley joins the Gondogoro at Shaieshcho and the route leads towards the base camp of K6 and K7. Overnight in tent.
 
Day 16 Hushe: (3300m) 3-4 hours the last day of the trek follow the east bank of Hushe River on an easy path through the field and camp out side the village. Overnight in tent.
 
Day 17 Skardu: (2340m) By jeep drive to Skardu via Khaplu 5-6 hrs. The second largest kingdom in the old Baltistan guarding the trade route to Ladakh along Shyok River. Farewell meeting (de-briefing) at Tourism Department of Gilgit Baltistan..Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 18 Islamabad / Chilas a) Fly to Islamabad PK-452 (12:30 – 13:30). (Subject to weather). Upon arrival transfer to hotel. b) In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 19 Islamabad a) Leisure day at Islamabad b) In case of driving, complete road journey from Chilas to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 20 Fly Out Transfer to airport for your return flight back home.
 
Trip Price:
Our quotation for above 19 or 20 days itinerary for 02 pax @ US$ 2570 per person on twin sharing room and 02 pax tent during trek.
Single supplement US$ 295 per single room/tent.
 
 



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