Gondogoro Peak and K2 Base Camp

Gondogoro Peak and K2 Base Camp


From £3,795
Altitude 5,695m Grade: 2B

The peak is located close to the beautiful Laila Peak, one of the most stunning mountains in the world!

Gondogoro Peak (5695m) has been introduced to provide an interesting addition to our K2 Base Camp trek.

We approach the peak from the Hushe Valley, climb Gondogoro Peak and then cross the famous Gondogoro La into Concordia which you follow up to K2 Base Camp to complete one of the most amazing trekking journeys on earth....spectacular from start to finish, a must do trip!

TRAVEL BETWEEN ISLAMABAD AND SKARDU WILL BE BY AIR AND NOT BY ROAD, EVEN IF THIS CAUSES DELAYS IN OUR ITINERARY.

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15th Jul 2023 - 6th Aug 2023 Spaces23 £3,795£4,495 Book Now
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What's Included

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader. 
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition. 
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel and other valley accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb. 
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies
  • 70-90 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 24 hour back up and support from UK staff
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop

What's Excluded

  • Travel to and from UK airport
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified
  • Personal medical supplies 
  • Personal use of communication equipment
  • Excess baggage
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances

Itinerary

Days 1 - 2

Depart UK arriving Islamabad the next day. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 3

We fly to Skardu and enjoy magnificent views of Nanga Parbat. After refreshments we start our jeep journey towards Hushe, stopping overnight at Khapula (2600m) (HBLD)

Day 4

We travel to Hushe by Jeep (4hrs) along a narrow winding trail through several picturesque villages. The road can quite often suffer from erosion causing it to close, in which case we must walk. Overnight Camp 3059m (CBLD)

Day 5

Acclimatisation walk up into Honboro Valley with views out over the Hushe Valley. We aim to trek upto Humbrok where on a clear day it is possible to catch a glimpse of K2’s summit. (3hrs) (CBLD)

Day 6

Today with porter support we leave Hushe, the last inhabited village, to trek up the Gondogoro Valley by the East bank of the Hushe River. We camp at Saitcho 3350m, a lovely spot at the junction of the Gondogoro and Charakusa Valleys by a beautiful lake directly opposite the ice fall which tumbles down from the Masherbrum La. (4hrs) (CBLD)

Days 7 - 8

We continue up the valley passing the beautiful Laila Peak and many other stunning 6000m Peaks camping at Camp at Dalsan (4150m) to finally reach Huisprung (4600m) from where our ascent of Gondogoro Peak will be made. At times we will walk on the glacier, a mix of moraine and at times snow and ice. This is a great experience, never steep or technically demanding, just enjoyable walking between ice pinnacles some capped with boulders. (CBLD)

Day 9

Acclimatisation day below the spectacular and beautiful Laila Peak. Today we will practice some basic roped travel and fixed line travel in readiness for our ascent of Gondogoro Peak (5650m) (CBLD)

Day 10

Ascent of Gondogoro Peak 5650m. Technically straight forward but with a summit that gives a panorama of Masherbrum, Chogolisa, Hidden Peak, Trinity Peak and of course the spear-like Laila Peak! Return to Huspang camp.

Day 11

Climb to Gondogoro La high Camp.

Day 12

Cross the Gondogoro La to Concordia, here we are at the junction of the Baltoro, the Godwin Austen and the Broad Peak glaciers. Within sight to the north and east are four of the world's 8000m peaks, and a further 37 peaks in excess of 6500m! Where else in the world would a mountain lover dream to be? 5 to 6 hours walking

Day 13

Day trek to K2 base camp, passing Broad Peak camp on the way. 8 to 9 hours walking

Day 14

Heading south we descend down to Goro camp site passing Masherbrum and the impressive Muztagh Tower.

Day 15

Today we say goodbye to the sights of the great 8000m peaks that have dominated the skyline over the past few days, instead we get the great rock towers; Trango and the ‘Nameless Tower’. Overnight at Urdukas (3,950 m)

Day 16

Descend to vegetated and green Paiju camp site not stopping at Khorbutse on the way down as we are now well acclimatised and the walk down is not as hard as going up and much quicker.

Day 17

We stop at Jhola which is the place of crossing the Domurda River. 6-7hrs

Day 18

We make our final descent to the ‘metropolis’ of Askolie! Well, at least it feels like one after being on the Baltoro.

Day 19

Jeep drive back to Skardu (2,500 m) for a hot shower and a warm comfortable bed!

Days 20 - 21

Flight or a 2-day drive to Islamabad. Free day in Islamabad if flying.

Days 22 - 23

Depart Islamabad

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Insurance

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  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

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For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

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