K2 Mountain
K2 Mountain
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Pakistan has some of the best trekking in the world and several of the world's 2th highest mountains, including k2. Many people visit the country just to trek and the tourism industry is well prepared to facilitate all manner of trekking styles and destinations.
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Skardu Karakoram Mountain Range, 16100 Pakistan

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wanglaa
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We finished our trek to K2 base camp in August with the amazing team from Hunza Adventure Tours. We couldn't have done it without their professional, supportive, and knowledgeable staff. From before our trip even began until after we returned, they took great care of us. The trek itself was fantastic and memorable. The owner, Zahir, and the whole team were incredibly responsive and flexible. They helped us with everything from finding accommodations before and after the trek to changing dates and arranging transportation. If we wanted to personalize our trip, they were happy to accommodate.
Our guide was amazing. He was friendly, patient, and always made sure we were comfortable and well taken care of. The entire team, including our chef and porters, made the trek even more enjoyable with their attention to detail and above-and-beyond service.
The food was surprisingly good, and the tents and gear provided were top-notch. We also enjoyed the nights in Islamabad and Skardu and the city tour. These added experiences were well worth it.
Overall, we have the utmost respect for the team at Hunza Adventure Tours. They have a wealth of experience and truly go above and beyond to ensure their clients have an unforgettable trip.
Written 10 March 2024
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Ilets
SF / P36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
My wife and I recently finished the Jhola-K2BC-Gondogoro-Hushey trek and had a fabulous time. Snowland Treks and Tours did a great job. While the trek is physically and mentally demanding, it is worth all the training and every step. The scenery and experience are magnificent.
Written 3 August 2021
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VaneesaWL
Atlanta, GA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We flew into the base camp of Concordia in helicopters piloted by the Pakistani Army. What an incredible experience. It was the most incredible experience of my entire travel career. Exciting beyond belief and beautiful beyond measure. I do not have enough words in my vocabulary to express how fabulous it was to fly low over the mountains of the Karakorams to wind up with such an exquisite view of K2, followed by views of Masherbrum,Gasherbrum I, II, III and IV. Spectacular!!! I cannot imagine that anything will every top this experience.
Written 30 December 2019
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ornango
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It was an amazing experience to trek to K2 Base Camp, beautiful view. It is on of the best tourism destinations. Weather is very unreliable within this region.Life changing experience. Quite a challenging trek depending on your route.
Written 10 November 2019
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elena v
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
My Husband and I decided to jump for the K2, Gandogoro La trek in the extreme northern part of Pakistan. We arrived Islamabad on 20th August 2019 and landed Skardu on 14th June. We started the trek for Askoli, the last village of Skardu before K2. Everything was well organized during the trek, the guide was young, fluent in English and knowledgeable. The whole team including the kitchen staff, porters, sardar all were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and always had boiled water for drinking. The scenery of Karakorum is best as we can view the unique glimpse of the giants of Karakorum from Concordia and la top. This trip was hard and challenging but the most exciting and beautiful one for us.
Thank you 'World Adventure Tours' and the team for arranging such a wonderful trip for us. For sure, if we come again to Pakistan, we would love to take your services.

Regards,
Elena
Written 10 September 2019
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Dave Crouch
London, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Being a trekkers k2 has been in our mind for many years. Finally, last year we decide to do the k2 trek in July 2019. We prepared ourself for this trek by doing some swimming, hiking and cycling.
After Many weeks of research we decided to Travel with a local company Trango Adventure because they had good reviews and many years of Experience. We arrived in Islamabad at the beginning of August. I must say we were impress by the new Islamabad Airport and the capital city itself. Booth were very clean and tidy. After spending a night in Islamabad we took this spectacular flight to Skardu. We spent two days in Skardu for preparation and documentation with with local authorities. What struck me and my wife was the most was how friendly everyone was. This country which all too often is poorly portrayed in Western media as unfriendly and teeming with Western hating terrorists is the exact opposite. Everyone was friendly, welcoming and proud. Certainly the Baltistan region proved to be so over and over. We walked freely around Skardu at all hours and never felt ill at ease. I am not aware of an unkind word or gesture toward anyone.

We began k2 trek with a 7-8 hour ‘jeep’ ride to the small village of Askole. Although only about 150 km the Toyota Land cruisers were rarely above second gear and never into fourth. Parts of the route are ever changing as the creeks which can explode in size in a matter of a few hours bring down debris, especially rocks and boulders that have to be navigated around. Roads and bridges can suddenly disappear or be totally stranded.

After camp setup and other details we visited the tiny village including a museum that comprised one of the first homes. The area has been inhabited for over 400 years. The original inhabitants crossing one of the high mountain passes to escape aggressors and find a peaceful homeland.
Next day we were on the trail around 0600 hours. The weather had changed as we spent most of the day walking to Paiju Camp in intermittent showers and rain that carried over from the previous evening.

Paiju Camp brought us to within an hours walk of the toe of the Baltoro glacier. The last night for a while that we would not be sleeping on or beside a glacier.

Baltoro glacier welcomed us next morning. Our progress slowed as the need to watch every step became not only routine but a requirement. For those of us with a penchant for wandering down a trail searching for hidden treasures like birds, animals, flowers, etc the requirement to watch every step caused a major and rapid change of technique.

This is one of the most dynamic and interesting places on the planet. One can observe almost daily the Earth going through changes that form and create the landscape that in most other places occurred millennia in the past – landslides, avalanches, glacial lakes forming and disappearing, rivers carving away the land, cornices caving, rocks and soil being ground into powder, lichens, moss and plants doing their utmost to get for the most part a tentative and temporary foothold only to succumb to the power of change. But with time they become more permanent and begin the ecological succession that one day will see a meadow or a forest where today there seems to be only rock and ice.

More grand mountains revealed themselves: the grand Trango Tower. A spectacularly elegant and beautiful rock spire and the scene of one of the most legendary mountain climbing achievements when Doug Scott of Britain successfully reached the summit.

Each day we were steadily and safely gaining altitude. Our bodies were adapting to the declining levels of oxygen. Even so most of were finding hills that we could literally run up at lower elevations left us breathing deeply.

We finished the day at Udurkas Camp having glorious views of Gasherbrum, Broad Peak and glimpses of Gasherbrum I, Mitre Peak and more. The Nameless Tower was dominant from camp.

We trudged up the Baltoro glacier and on to Concordia, another legendary site sitting at the foot of Gasherbrum IV. It is the confluence of the Baltoro, Concordia and Godwin-Austen glaciers. Here, facing Gasherbrum IV a right turn leads to the basecamp for Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II. A left turn takes you past Broad Peak basecamp to K2 base camp. This is the greatest concentration of 8,000 metre peaks on the planet. It truly is the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods.

We spent the rest of the day marvelling at the spectacular scenery and depleting our retinue of superlatives. K2 meanwhile kept a steady vigil at the head of the Godwin-Austen glacier. It seemed we were continually checking to confirm this natural miracle was still there every few minutes.

The Concordia glacier is one of the coldest places to sleep. Several hundred feet of ice, an elevation of 4,500 metres and an almost constant wind all contribute.

K2 base camp at 5,500 metres higher is substantially colder which would cause our support team to be exceptionally uncomfortable.

After visiting K2, we followed the same itinerary back, via Askoli village, Shigar valley then to Skardu. We Spent one night in Skardu before taking the spectacular flight back to Islamabad. Skardu to Islamabad is flight is weather dependent, but we were very lucky. In case of bad weather most people would drive on Karakoram highway to Chilas for over night stay then drive to Islamabad. Our K2 trek adventure in Pakistan was conclude here, our guide Suleman from Trango adventure transferred is to the airport for our flight to London.
Pakistan is a beautiful and safe country, and no doubt Pakistani people are the most Friendly and do not hesitate to show their hospitality. We would also like to thank you Trango Adventure for all their support right from the beginning till the end.
Written 17 August 2019
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walker
Santorini, Greece4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
My friend and I have just returned from a lifelong ambition to trek Baltoro glacier and K2 base camp + Gondogoro la to Hushe. We felt truly blessed to enjoy the company, expertise, professionalism, services and quality varied food.Thanks to the expertise of the Vertical Explorers we both achieved our goals in good health (not a sign of altitude sickness) and in great spirits with memories to last a lifetime. We took the Askole to Hushe Route (15 days) and could not fault Vertical Explorers in any way. Head Guide Arif and crew gave us sage advice which we followed to the letter. Their positive encouragement and calm demeanour ensured we remained in good spirits throughout the trek. Not being an experienced walker like my friend, I found the terrain a challenge but the guides controlled the pace and allowed for rests when necessary. The team also included chef Mumaz and porters. They were all supremely polite, respectful and good humoured. All the porters were similarly hardworking and pleasant to deal with. I have to say this was the best adventure trip I have taken so far and would highly recommend Vertical Explorers, a local company, based in Skardu, Pakistan
Written 15 August 2019
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Waseem Jutt
Lahore, Pakistan2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Awesome place K2 and very beautiful scenery suggested to all people to visit it . I have also dream to visit it :)
Written 12 August 2019
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Fahd_Vohra
Karachi, Pakistan1,791 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Was dreaming to trek K2 for last 10 years, after having done all the famous treks in Pakistan this was the ultimate dream, In August we traveled to Askole after flying from Islamabad 2 days before, taking a short stop at Shigar fort,stayed night at Askole,Started the trek to Jhola its a fairly easy part crossing villages and fields of wheat etc, next part Paiyo about 8 hours from Jhola this is a beautiful camp site , we camped under the trees, views were amazing, food was excellent and Wash room facilities were upto the mark, the most difficult part was trekking to Urdukas about 10 hours or more taking a stop at Khoburtse, again views were amazing Trango series was in front and trekking on boltoro, after urdukas it was easy stopping at Goro 1 and night stay at Goro 2 , then on to Concordia, it was as you were in middle of greatness , surrounded by the K2,broad peak,Masherbrum,Gasherbrum ,Mitre and on the other side Snow dome etc,once in a life time experience,anyone can do it with basic level of fitness
Written 19 June 2019
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curoisits
Rochester, NY9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
never imagined that it can be done, but we succeeded. To tell the truth, I personally couldn't have done it without our excellent guide, Nisar, but neither the other members of my family were physically more prepared. (We have done just some running/cycling trainings for 1-2 months, 3 times a week before trekking there, and we have never been before on a high mountain).
So, we went on Gondogoro La route, and it was really beautiful!!! could quite easily do the every day distances, it is hard even to go to have breakfast in the morning! We took Diamox, and this way I had no symptoms at all, I couldn't sleep well at any of the camps, and when we got to our crossing day, actually I was tired of not having a good night's rest!!!!
wind is coming in all night, so we got a nice cold I do not know it was from the cold or the dust we breathed every day). The sun is very strong at daytime, use plenty of sunblock and do not forget your lips!
About gondoroo night: we got up at eleven at night, started at twelve, and got to four in the morning. As I mentioned, we weren't strong, so we went very slowly, more groups have overtaken us during the night. I was concentrating always on the following step. It was a very long night,when we finally reached there, both my family and staff - forced me to do so and helped me physically - took away my backpack and backed me up. As I lost all my force, it was a hard work to get down! (And about descending: do not immagine that is far more easier then ascending, but for me sometimes it was more hard going down, than up!! If it is for me, I am still there coming down!) I do not know whether I would do it again, I have never been so tired in all my life! Last day from Horombo to Marangu gate:, now you have the time and strength to look for the beautiful landscape.
I would like to thank Nisar and all our team for the job they did during our climb: they were fantastic and really hard workers! Porters are the most admirable, how they can hurry up with the heavy bags on their backs! And I do not think they carry only 25 kgs, sometimes we have seen a lot heavier loads too.)
Written 1 February 2019
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