This is one of the greatest treks in the world, unbeatable in terms of close-up mountain views and proximity to many of the world’s highest peaks. However this is a tough but rewarding trek, with many days being spent on the rugged, tumbled glacier as you head up to ‘Concordia’ where the Baltoro and the Godwin-Austen glaciers converge in a beauty and simplicity of ice and rock.
Many trekking operators turn round here but Adventure Peaks takes you on up past Broad Peak to K2 base camp where we spend a night, allowing you time to absorb the unique atmosphere and environment surrounding this unforgettable mountain. Conditions permitting we return via the spectacular Gondogoro La (5600m), a dramatic high col that affords further stunning views of not only the Gasherbrum peaks but also Broad Peak, K2 and the Muztagh Tower. The return to civilisation is down the Hushe valley, passing the extremely photogenic, and arrow like, Leila peak. Alternatively we may have to retrace our steps to Askole.
This is a trek that requires physical and mental fitness but boy, it is worth it!
All road transfers in country (unless indicated in ‘exclusions’)
Domestic flights in Pakistan
Qualified UK group tour leader (subject to minimum numbers)
Local trekking staff to assist (cook and porters)
All camping equipment (excl. personal kit)
Adventure Peaks kitbag. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and returning clients
24hr back-up and support from our UK staff
15% discount from the RRP on clothing and equipment from Adventure Peaks shop
Meals if not indicated in ‘inclusions’
Drinks and personal spending
Tips for local staff
Museum and monument entry fees
Karakorum National Park tax (US$100) if still applicable in 2015
Cost of compulsory liaison officer if still applicable in 2015 (approx US$3000 shared between the group)
Cost of extra hotel nights if required due to flight delays or bad weather
It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.
Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.
It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.