Cancordia K2 BC Gondogoro La Traverse
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Gondogoro La Traverse

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DAYS Destinations / Day by day itinerary Accommodation
01
Arrive at Islamabad afternoon welfare meeting with Alpine Club
Hotel
02
Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 11-12hrs 461km
Hotel
03
Drive to Skardu along with Indus River 8-9hrs 290km
Hotel
04
Drive to Askoli 6-7 hrs 3000m
Camp
05
Trek to Jhola (strong trekkers can walk here directly from Askole and thus win a day)6-7hrs 18 km 3200m
Camp
06
Trek to Paiyu 6-7-hrs 16.6km 3450m
Camp
07
Rest day in Paiyu for acclimatisation (optional)
Camp
08
Trek to Urdukus 6-7hrs 15.9km 4050m
Camp
09
Trek to Goro-II 5-6hrs 12.1km 4380m
Camp
10
Trek to Concordia 4-5hrs 9.2km 4650m
Camp
11
Full day excursion (with the option of visiting the base camps of K 2, Gasherbrum I and II)
Camp
12
Trek to Ali Camp 5010m
Camp
13
Crossing of Gondogoro La, Trek to Khuspang 5680m
Camp
14
Trek to Saicho 4-5hrs 9.8 km 3330m
Camp
15
Trek to Hushe 4-5hrs 9.3km 3050m
Camp
16
Drive to Skardu 5-6hrs
Camp
17
Drive to Chilas 8-9hrs
Camp
18
Drive from Chilas to Islamabad 11-12hrs
Hotel
19
Morning farewell meeting with Alpine Club afternoon sightseeing
Hotel
20
Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight

Best Time For Climbing Duration of Expedition Group size Expedition package
June - August
60 Days ISB-ISB
05-07-12 Climbers
Depends on group Size

• Climbing permit process.
• Royalty of the Peak.
• Additional royalty fee per additional member above 7Pax.
• Environmental Fee
• Liaison officer/Guide daily wages and insurance
• Liaison officer /Guide equipment
• Staff: Guide, cook, assistant cook and kitchen Boy
• Cooking Equipment Complete brand new kitchen utensils (crockery)
• Camping Food: During trekking and at base camp.
• Porters: Required porters their wages, food, equipment, transport, and insurance.
• Accommodation with B/L/D(except in Islamabad)
• Transportation Islamabad to Islamabad
• Camping Equipment such as sleeping tent, mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, mattress, chairs, tables table lamps etc
• Member's personal baggage 75KGs per person way up to base camp and 50KGs per person way back after Expedition.
• Arrange welfare meeting with Alpine Club
• Cargo equipment storege.
• Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels
• International flights tickets re-confirmation
• Fess: (Bridge crossing, cable crossing, camping)

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Cancordia K2 BC Gondogoro La Traverse

Remarkable History of K2

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 daily. 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. 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. From here you can walk to K 2 base camp and back in one day.

Gondogoro La Traverse

From Concordia you follow the Baltoro in a southern direction and then turn into the Vigne glacier on which you stay until you get to Ali Camp, the last camp before crossing the Gondogoro La (5940m). From the col you have a view of four 8000- metre peaks: K 2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II. The descent on the other side is partly protected by wire ropes.

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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!!!”

SIMON ANTHAMATTEN Designation

“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.

HUBER BUAM BERGSTEIGER Mountaineer

“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.

HANSJÖRG AUER Mountaineer

“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