K2 Gando Goro La Trek

Overview


Tour operates:  June until September
No of days: 20 nights 21 days
Tour cost from:  2400 US Dollar
Route: Islamabad-Taxila-Naran-Gilgit-Hunza Karimabad-Gulmit-Borith Lake-Passu-Sost-Tashkurgan-Kashgar
Transport: All private Transfer by car and Jeep
Accommodations: All comfortable accommodations with private facilities
Guide: Fully Escorted English speaking guides in each country
Tour starting and ending point:   Islamabad
Guaranteed departure: Daily Minimum 2 people required
Special Note: Now we are also offering alternative route for this trek starting the trip in Kashgar China and end back in Kashgar due to FCO travel advisory and this route is safe.


Itinerary

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Islamabad
Arrive in Islamabad. You will be met upon arrival by your trekking guide and transferred to our hotel. Depending on your flight schedule, possible city tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Skardu or drive to Chilas
Weather permitting; we take the short but spectacular one hour flight from Islamabad to Skardu. Once in Skardu we will check into our hotel and enjoy free time exploring the area. Skardu Valley, in Baltistan is located 2500m above sea level and is hub for trekkers and tourists exploring this mountainous region. If poor weather does not allow us to fly, we will drive on the Karakoram Highway to Chilas (B)

Day 03: Free day in Skardu or drive from Chilas to Skardu (2500 m)
We either have a free day for exploring in and around Skardu or we are completing our drive from Chilas to Skardu.
Overnight in Skardu (B))

Day 04: Skardu to Askole (3050 metre)
We drive in 4×4 vehicles through spectacular scenery to Askole (3000m) in the Braldu Valley, passing through the infamous Braldu Gorge.
Overnight in camp (BLD)

Day 05: Trek to Jolla (3300m)
Today we explore the old quarter on foot. Bukhara is an ancient city with its bustling “trade domes,” active mosques, and the Kalyan Minaret (“tower of death”), one of Central Asia’s tallest. We’ll stroll around the streets and visit the old town center where old men with long white beards gossip for hours while drinking tea. Bukhara has been designated a World Heritage Site; the resulting restoration of some of the mosques, constructed in the 11th to 15th centuries, to make them appear as if they were built yesterday. There are even some structures still standing that date back to Zorastrian times 2,500 years ago.
We will leave the last village and trek to Jolla. We traverse across the Biafo Glacier which is 37 miles long and have lunch at Korefong. We continue towards the Panma (Dumordo) river and reach Jolla after crossing the river by a rope bridge.
Overnight in camp (BLD)

Day 06: Trek to Payu (3450 m)
We start today’s trek on a relatively easy trail for 3-4 hours before crossing the Bardumal campsites along a 2 km stretch of sandy river beach. After a lunch break, we continue towards Paiyu for another 2 to 3 hours. From your campsite you will have a view of Baltoro glacier.
Overnight in camp (BLD)

Day 07: Payu Free day
Free day in Payu for altitude acclimatization.
Overnight in camp (BLD)

Day 08: Payu- Urdukas (4050 m)
Today’s trek will lead us across the famous Baltoro Glacier. En-route we will have a magnificent view of the Trango Tower (6237m) to (6617m.) and the Paiju (6601m) mountain ranges.
Overnight at hotel in Tashkent (BD)

Day 09: Urdukas-Goro (4380 m)
Today we trek along the Baltoro Glacier toward Goro. On our right we will see Yarmandu Glacier, which joins Baltoro Glacier at Byango, as well as Musherbrum peak (7821m). We have lunch at Byango and then to continue along the Baltoro Glacier to Goro, from here we can see Miter Peak (6025m) and Gasherbrum IV (7925m).
Overnight in camp (BLD)

Day 10: Goro- Concordia (4650 m)
Today we trek to Concordia which brings us to what many consider the most spectacular mountain camp anywhere in the world. Concordia is the area which has the largest concentration of glaciers and peaks in the world. From here you will have an awe-inspiring view of some of the world’s highest peaks, including K-2 (8611m), Broad Peak (8068m), Gasherbrum IV (7980m),Chogolingsa 7664m) and others.
Overnight in camp (BLD)

Day 11: Concordia to K2 base camp (5000 m)
We will spend a free day at the Concordia or have an optional day excursion to the K2 Base Camp area.
Overnight in camp (BLD)

Day 12: Concordia-Ali Camp (5050 m)
Today we trek to the upper Baltoro and then to the Vigne glacier over a mix of terrain of morraine boulders to straight forward level ice. We are trek on the pure white Vigne Glacier surrounded by dramatic peaks. We have an early night at Ali Camp in preparation for an early start and a tough day ahead.
Overnight in camp (BLD)

Day 13: Ali Camp-Gondo Goro Pass to Khuspang (4833 m)
An early start is required to utilise the good snow condition to cross the pass safely. On the top to Gondogoro La you will find the most spectacular view on earth. From here you can see the K2, Broad Peak, G1, G2, Muztagh Tower and towards Hushe side you will find Laila peak, Ninchi peak and many others. Please note: Gondogoro La crossing is dependent on favourable weather and safe conditions on the trail to the pass. In the case of adverse conditions we descend the mountain via the same route.
Overnight in camp (BLD)

Day 14: Khuspang-Saicho (3400 m)
Today we trek down to Shaicho following the Ghondogoro Glacier. En-route we have a beautiful view of Laila peak (6200m) and Mashabrum peak (7821m).
Overnight in camp (BLD)

Day 15: Free day in Saicho
Full free in Saicho to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Overnight in camp (BLD)

Day 16: Saicho-Hushey (2750 m)
occasional stream. Eventually we reach the village of Hushe and the end of an amazing trek.
Overnight in camp (BLD)

Day 17: Skardu
A jeep journey will take us though some small villages to Skardu.
Overnight in Hotel (BL)

Day 18: Skardu
Free day in Skardu.
Overnight in Hotel (B)

Day 19: Islamabad or Besham
Transfer to the airport for flight to Islamabad. If flights are unavailable we will drive to Besham instead.
Ovenright in Hotel (B)

Day 20: Free day in Islamabad or drive from Beshak to Islamabad
Free day in Islamabad or drive down the Karakoram Highway to Islamabad in the case of flight cancelation.
Overnight in Hotel (B)

Day 21: Onward flight
Transfer to the airport for onward flight (B)

Notes

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Dates/Prices

Tour costs and Dates

We guarantee all tour departures for a minimum of 2 passengers. In order to confirm your booking we will need a non-refundable deposit of 400 USD per person. The final invoice will be sent to you 4 weeks before the tour departure, the final cost dependent on the final group size. If the following dates or the described itinerary does not meet your travel needs, please write to us, we can arrange a customized tour for you.

2017 Departures 

20 June
1 July
15 July
25 July
01 August
10 August
20 August
25 August

 Tour cost 

No of Pax. 2 3-5 6-9 10-14 Single Supplement
Price in US Dollar per person $3800 $3040 $2525 $2400 $600

Cost includes

  • All domestic transportation and transfers return flight to Skardu.
  • Twin share accommodation in hotels with private en-suite facilities.
  • All meals whilst trekking or meals provided where indicated in the itinerary (B breakfast-L Lunch-D-Dinner) .
  • Government permit fees, camping and entrance fees at sites.
  • Fully escorted by our English-speaking trekking guides and kitchen staff.
  • All camping and kitchen equipment.
  • Insurance for our local staff.
  • Portage for 20 kg of personal luggage.

Cost excludes

  • Visa Fees.
  • Expenses in hotels such as laundry, telephone and room service, etc.
  • Backpacks and sleeping bags.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Optional activities.
  • Meals not mention above.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Single supplements.
  • Tips for guides, trekking crew and drivers.

If you would like to customize your trip please write to us we are more than happy to arrange your trip according to your request

 

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