K2 North Base Camp Trek China

K2 North Base Camp Trek China


From £5,455
Altitude 5,200m Grade: T6

A remote lesser-travelled trek to the world's second highest peak base camp.

K2 (8,611m): the second highest mountain on earth. While most treks and climbs approach K2 from the south, this special Adventure Peaks Expedition to K2 North Base Camp takes the remote northern approach by way of China’s great desert province of Xinjiang.

It is a unique trek and a spectacular journey on a little-travelled route following trails alongside the Yarkand and Shaksgam rivers. As we make our way through dramatic mountain valleys, a caravan of camels carry our gear. After we reach Sughet Jangal (K2 Base Camp) at 3,940m, we leave our camels behind and backpack to the Italian K2 Advance Base Camp (4,700m) on the K2 Glacier. Camped on the glacier beneath this remarkable peak, we enjoy an acclimatisation day trekking through ice seracs toward the sprawling glacial amphitheatre that laps the base of K2’s immense North Face. The optional trek to K2 Advance Base Camp is a 4-day, 3-night journey over rugged glacial terrain. Each member of our group carries their own clothing, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad (porters carry our camp gear and food). The K2 North Base Camp trek is a strenuous trip but well worth it. The overall journey is a fantastic cultural odyssey through ancient Silk Route outposts and a rare chance to explore one of the greatest mountain sanctuaries in the world.

 

To compare this with the traditional southern approach trek to K2 Base Camp via Pakistan, please see this page.

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15th Apr 2023 - 14th May 2023 Spaces30 £5,455£6,205 Book Now
13th May 2023 - 11th Jun 2023 Spaces30 £5,455£6,205 Book Now

* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

What's Included

  • Estimated International flights from London (flight inclusive package
  • Accommodation - 4 nights hotels, 16 nights camping
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Park fees as appropriate
  • All road transfers in country (unless indicated in 'exclusions')
  • Qualified UK group tour leader (subject to minimum numbers)
  • Local guides
  • Local trekking staff to assist (cook and porters)
  • Trekking permit
  • 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

 

What's Excluded

  • Meals if not indicated in 'inclusions'
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and personal spending
  • Personal equipment
  • Tips for local staff
  • Visas
  • Museum and monument entry fees
  • Cost of extra hotel nights if required due to flight delays or bad weather
  • Costs associated with an expedition/trek finishing early, or you leaving an expedition/trek early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances including the cost of extra nights accommodation.

 

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • 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

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:
https://partner.globalrescue.com/adventurepeaks/



We are aware the following provide insurance:

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)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

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