Concordia / K.2 Base Camp Trek
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Concordia / K.2 Base Camp

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DAYS Destinations / Day by day itinerary Accommodation
Arrive at Islamabad afternoon welfare meeting with Alpine Club
Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 11-12hrs 461km
Drive to Skardu along with Indus River 8-9hrs 290km
Drive to Askoli Braldo Valley 6-7hrs 3000m
Trek to Jhola (strong trekkers can walk here directly from Askole and thus win a day)6-7hrs 18 km
Trek to Paiyu 6-7-hrs 16.6km
Rest day in Paiyu for acclimatisation (optional)
Trek to Urdukus 6-7hrs 15.9km 4050m
Trek to Goro-II(this camp is on the glacier) 5-6hrs 12.1km 4380m
Trek to Concordia(with the option of visiting the base camps of K 2, Gasherbrum I and II) 4-5hrs 9.2km 4650m
Trek to Goro-II (5-6hrs) 4380m
Trek to Urdukas 4-5hrs 4050ms
Trek to Paiyu 5-6hrs3450m
Trek to Jhola 6-7hrs 3200m
Trek to Askoli 6-7hrs 3000m (of course you can stay at the same camps as on the way up, or you can trek down in a shorter time)
Drive to Skardu 5-6hrs
Drive to Chilas 8-9hrs
Drive from Chilas to Islamabad 11-12hrs
Morning farewell meeting with Alpine Club afternoon sightseeing
Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight

Best Time For Climbing Duration of Expedition Group size Expedition package
April to October Every year
20 Days ISB-ISB
05-07-12 Climbers
Depends on group Size

• Trekking permit
• Environmental Fee
• Guide daily wages and insurance
• Guide equipment
• Cooking Staff
• Cooking Equipment/ kitchen utensils
• Required porters their insurance & equipment
• Accommodation with B/L/D(except in Islamabad)
• Transportation Islamabad to Islamabad
• Camping Equipment
• Arrange welfare meeting with Alpine Club
• Cargo equipment store
• Tips for baggage
handling at airport & at hotels
• International flights tickets re-confirmation
• Fess: (Bridge crossing, cable crossing, camping)

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Concordia / K.2 Base Camp Trek

Remarkable History of Concordia / K.2 Base Camp Trek

This trek leads into the heart of the Karakoram, the “throne room of the mountain goods“ (Galen Rowell), “the most marvellous mountain landscape on earth“ (G.O. Dyhrenfurth). Getting to Concordia (about 70 km) takes about 7 or 8 days, getting back to Askole maybe 5 or 6 days. Trekkers have to walk between 3 and 7 hours a day.From Askole, the path first runs along the Braldo river, until shortly after Payu the Baltoro glacier is reached. After crossing the glacier, you follow it on its true left side until you get to Urdukas, a flower meadow from where you have a unique view of the surrounding mountains (Broad Peak, Trango Towers, Uli Biaho, Cathedral, among others). From then on you stay on the Baltoro which for the most part is covered with debris so that you hardly ever walk on ice.

k.2 Base Camp Trek

The scenery gets more and more breath-taking: wherever you look, giant rock and ice pyramids, of which Masherbrum, Muztagh Tower and Gasherbrum IV are the highest and the most striking, tower up. Having reached Concordia you can admire K 2 in all its majesty.
If you have time you can walk from here to K 2 base camp on the Godwin Austen Glacier, or to the base camp of Gasherbrum I and II on the Abruzzi Glacier, from where you get a grand view of those 8000 metre peaks as well as of Chogolisa and Baltoro Kangri (Golden Throne).

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Tourist Feedback

"Thanks to everyone to make this climb come true! Mat Auer, Hens Auer, Fabienne Götzenberger, Family Auer, Family Anthamatten, Rashid Ullah Baig, Khalid Amir Rana, Muhammad Iqbal from Shipton Treks & Tours, Nottaris Romolo, Lorenzo Gottardi, Charly Gabl, Newrock Family, Black Diamond Team, Mountain Hardwear Team, Scarpa Team, Julbo, Atomblock and many many more!!! Climb on!!!”


“We recommend the best Partner for Trekking and Expedition in the Karakorum the Agency Shipton Treks and Expedition.S.T& Expedition is a self-help project under the auspices of the charitable, non-government, non-profit-making organization. "Himalaya-Karakorum-Hilfe e.V.". It was founded in order to let the inhabitants of Baltistan - also known as "Little Tibet", Situated in the heart of the Karakoram.


“My climbing and trekking experiences span five decades and encompass all seven continents. I have used Shipton Tours three times and they are, far and away, the best outfitter I have ever dealt with. Their attention to detail and their staff are both outstanding. I just returned from a five week trek/climbing trip to the Biafo Glacier. Everything about the service provided by Shipton Tours was excellent.

JIM Mountaineer

“As a professional climber, based in Umhausen / Ötztal/Austria I want to recommend Shipton Tours, Treks and Expeditions as a partner to explore Pakistan, especially the Karakorum Mountains. I´m working together with the team since 2006. Furthermore I´m happy, that I led the first official expedition of Shipton Tours, Treks and Expedition ever, to Shipton Spire / Trango Valley in summer 2006.


“Thank you very much for supporting our Expedition to the great Trango. Every expedition need a strong Partner (Agency)!Thanks to Zahir, our very good cook. Thanks to Habib. Thanks to Muhammad Ali our great Guide. Thanks to Iqbal to organization all things. Thanks to Rasool for their support in Skardu. We are very happy to have chosen Shipton Trekking as Agency for our Expedition!”

STEFAN Designation

“Shipton Treks was the ideal guide service for our needs. They have an incredibly knowledgeable staff, speaking both English and German, with key people located in all of the right areas in Pakistan. They have the basics down: travel logistics, lodging, transfers, food, security, etc. They were total professionals and adaptable when it came to servicing.

COREY RICH Mountaineer