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> Walking holiday to Concordia and the Baltoro Glacier
> One of the world`s top 5 trekking adventures
> Experience the picturesque Hushe Valley in Pakistan
This is an exceptional and ambitious trekking adventure which starts with a short flight from Islamabad to the town of Skardu in Baltistan. The journey to Concordia, which is the meeting place of the Godwin-Austen Glacier and upper Baltoro Glacier, is demanding, as it follows the route up to the 62 km long Baltoro Glacier and mountain passes surrounded by the breathtaking 8000m high mountain peaks. It is not a trek to be taken lightly. For the majority of its length, the trek goes through uninhabited areas where preparation for any eventuality is crucial because the trail itself is constantly shifting due to the weather and glacial action. The trek is going to be challenging, with numerous streams to be crossed, but the rewards are immense. From the top of Gondogoro La (5680 m) the view of the prominent mountains of Shigar Valley and Hushey Valley is stunning.
Placed among the great treks of the world, walking to Concordia leads past ten of the world’s thirty tallest peaks – including four of the world’s 8000M peaks – K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, and Hidden Peak. Other peaks, equally spectacular, include the mighty Chogolisa, Golden Throne and Gasherbrum IV where the trek can lead up the Godwin Austen Glacier to K2 Base Camp. Expedition teams are located in the area in their effort to climb this formidable peak.
This trek is undoubtedly one of the Great Walks of the World – the Karakorum’ answer to Everest Base Camp. Gondogoro La Trek is an absolutely unique journey and the famous highest Karakorum peaks can be seen from the top.
All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.
During your trek, you will stay in tents. The crew will take care of setting up all camping equipment.
During your trek you will be staying in the hotels as mentioned in the itinerary.
This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.
Porters will be there to assist with carrying all camping and other necessary equipment during your trek.
Accommodation before and after the trek is included. Breakfast is part of your stay.
Included in the price is the spectacular flight from Islamabad to Skardu. When the visibility is good you can see the world's 9th highest peak in the world, Nanga Parbat (8126m). If the flight is cancelled, the alternative would be driving between Skardu and Islamabad.
This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.
In case you are summitting in winter, crampons and an ice axe a reccommended. These are not provided by your trekking company.
You must bring your own sleeping bag with you. You can rent a sleeping bag from your trekking company.
Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.
Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.