K2, Concordia and the Gondogoro La

Duration: 22 days
Trails: T4 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Views of K2, Broad Peak and the Gasherbrums from the Gondogoro La
> 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 clients will be picked up by a 100 Adventures representative on arrival at Islamabad International Airport and taken to the group hotel. The majority of international flights arrive in the early morning and you may want to rest before lunch. The first group get-together will be at lunch, where the tour leader will provide a pre-trip briefing. In the afternoon it may be necessary for the whole group to visit the offices of the Ministry of Tourism to receive an official briefing about visiting restricted areas whilst our agent completes the permit formalities. Depending on the time available to us there may be the option to do some sightseeing in Islamabad, a city purpose-built in 1961 as the new capital of Pakistan. Alternatively, we could visit the Twin City of Rawalpindi; a town from the days of the British Raj. The two cities are very different; the older settlement is rather sprawling with enormous and complicated bazaars where you can easily get lost. Islamabad, by contrast, is much more open, a modern city with many parks and wide streets arranged in a grid system. There is not always the opportunity to include a sightseeing tour and, if there is, it is optional and it will be charged locally.



Flight to Skardu

Weather permitting, we take the early morning 1-hour flight from Islamabad to Skardu. Flying breathtakingly past the Rupal and Diamir faces of Nanga Parbat. It is even possible to catch a fleeting glimpse of K2 and the other high peaks of the Baltoro in the distance before landing at Skardu. Here, we check in to the group hotel and you can spend the afternoon relaxing. Sightseeing options include visiting the nearby Alexandria Fort or taking a jeep ride up to the beautiful Satpara Lake. A large rock carving of the Lord Buddha besides the track up to Satpara is a reminder that this part of Pakistan was Buddhist before the arrival of Islam.



Drive to Askoli

We leave Skardu by jeep for the 7-hour drive to the road-head at the village of Askole, passing through the fertile Shigar Valley. The last 2 hours of the drive covers the ground which used to make up the first 2 days' walk of the trek and includes the passage of the infamous Braldu Gorge section. This high and steep-sided valley is prone to landslides and we may have to walk short sections of the road where it has been made unstable by rock-fall. Given reasonable road conditions, we will spend our first night under canvas in this famous Balti village high above the thundering Braldu River. Askole is a single street of wooden houses, backed by irrigated fields of corn and potatoes and groves of apricot trees.


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  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.

  • Accommodation in tents

    During your trek, you will stay in tents. The crew will take care of setting up all camping equipment.

  • Hotel

    During your trek you will be staying in the hotels as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Meals

    This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Professional guide

    During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.

  • Porters

    Porters will be there to assist with carrying all camping and other necessary equipment during your trek.

  • Accommodation before and after the tour

    Accommodation before and after the trek is included. Breakfast is part of your stay.

  • Return flight Islamabad - Skardu

    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.


  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Crampons and Ice Axe

    In case you are summitting in winter, crampons and an ice axe a reccommended. These are not provided by your trekking company.

  • Sleeping bag

    You must bring your own sleeping bag with you. You can rent a sleeping bag from your trekking company.

  • Tipping

    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.

  • Travel Insurance

    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

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.


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