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What’s included

  • A Mountain Kingdoms Appointed Western Leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & all Departure Tax (flight inclusive holidays only)
  • UK Departure Tax
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (usually 4 star) in main cities, bed and breakfast basis
  • Best available hotels in outlying towns, usually on full board
  • All camping facilities and all meals on trek
  • Camp staff to carry out all camp work
  • Costs of all porterage and porter insurance
  • All road transport by private vehicles – for journey Skardu to Askole maximum of 4 clients per jeep.
  • A $10,000 bond to ensure there are no delays if a helicopter rescue is required.
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag

K2 & Gondogoro La

Walking & Trekking

Pakistan | Walking & Trekking

New for 2017
K2  & Gondogoro La
Expedition Grade

Suitable for those with strenuous trekking experience in high mountain environments.

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Grade: Expedition Grade ? Expedition Grade
Duration:  22 days from the UK  
On trek: 15 days

Flight inclusive from £4,115,
Land only from £3,195

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A spectacular circuit through the high mountains of the Karakoram, over the epic Gondogoro La and down into the beautiful Hushe valley.

Highlights

  • Trekking up the mighty Baltoro glacier through the great peaks of the Karakoram
  • Camping in the magnificent mountain amphitheatre at Concordia with option to trek towards K2 Base Camp.
  • The early morning crossing of the spectacular Gondogoro La pass, 5,938m/19,483ft
  • Trekking out through the picturesque Hushe valley

Reviews          

Trekking beneath the legendary peaks of the Karakoram was an incredible experience, one I'll never forget.
Jude Limburn Turner, Mountain Kingdoms

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For the experienced, committed trekker this is truly an epic adventure to reach the icy heart of the Karakoram.

After flying from Islamabad to Skardu, we start our trek from the village of Askole from where we follow in the footsteps of climbers and mountaineers along the expedition route to the Baltoro Glacier. As we progress, a seemingly endless vista of soaring, glaciated mountains unfolds around us.  The Trango Towers, Masherbrum, Gore II and Broad Peak all coming spectacularly into view and, as we reach Concordia, the most celebrated peak of them all - K2 - is revealed in all its majesty.

After ample time to rest and explore the magnificent ‘throne room of the mountain gods’ at Concordia we start our challenging trek over the Gondogoro La and are rewarded for our exertions by unforgettable, panoramic views of the glittering glaciers and spires dramatically laid out beneath us. Finally, we trek out through the picturesque, alpine-like meadows of the Hushe valley and return to civilisation, tired but exhilarated by our immense achievement.

IMPORTANT NOTE – TRAVEL ADVICE FOR PAKISTAN

Recently the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) changed their Travel Advice regarding trekking in Pakistan.  The FCO have removed their “advice against all but essential travel” for Skardu, Gilgit and trekking in the mountains up there. Please refer to our detailed day by day itinerary for more important notes referring to FCO advice and the K2 & Gondogoro La Trek.

 


At a glance

Grade: Expedition Grade
Expedition Grade

Duration:  22 days from the UK  
On trek: 15 days

Max. Altitude: 5,585m/18,323ft, Gondogoro La (Day 14)

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 5 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Islamabad

Accommodation types: Hotels, Camping

Meal arrangements: Islamabad – Bed and Breakfast only. All other hotels and camping are full board.

Leader: Chris Darby
Chris Darby

Chris is a doctor with an interest in high altitude medicine.  He has considerable climbing and walking experience in the UK and the Alps, as well as leading treks and trekking peaks for us in Nepal, India and Tibet.  Chris has summited Huascaran Norte in Peru (6,664m)and Cho Oyu, the sixth highest peak in the world at 8,200m.  In 2012 Chris took a rest from expeditions and did the Iron Man Zurich Triathlon instead.


Leader: Steve Findlay
Steve Findlay

Steve Findlay. Steve led our very first trek back in the Spring of 1988 to Sikkim! Steve is an avid rock climber and mountaineer, though he has a keen interest in botany, and is something of an expert on orchids. He was a member of the 1984 Bristol expedition to Cho Oyu, and the 1986 expedition to Gangkar Punsum in Bhutan. He has also led expeditions to Aconcagua, Mt Elbrus, Kan Tengi, Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya, Mera Peak and has climbed extensively in the Alps.


DayActivity
1-2
Fly to Islamabad, and then to Skardu
3-10
Jeep to road head, trek from Askole up Baltoro Glacier to Concordia
11-12
Rest/contingency days at Concordia with optional exploratory walks
13-14
Trek to High Camp and cross Gondogoro La
15-18
Trek to Hushe
19
Drive to Skardu
20-22
Fly to Islamabad. Optional day trip to Taxila. Fly to London

2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sat 15 Jul - Sat 5 Aug 2017Limited£3195 Book£4115 Book
Sat 12 Aug - Sat 2 Sep 2017Available£3195 Book£4135 Book

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Optional supplements
  • Single Tent
    From £95
  • Single Room Supplement
    From £220
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £119
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Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • A Mountain Kingdoms Appointed Western Leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & all Departure Tax (flight inclusive holidays only)
  • UK Departure Tax
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (usually 4 star) in main cities, bed and breakfast basis
  • Best available hotels in outlying towns, usually on full board
  • All camping facilities and all meals on trek
  • Camp staff to carry out all camp work
  • Costs of all porterage and porter insurance
  • All road transport by private vehicles – for journey Skardu to Askole maximum of 4 clients per jeep.
  • A $10,000 bond to ensure there are no delays if a helicopter rescue is required.
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Single supplements
  • Lunch and evening meals in Islamabad
  • Departure Tax
  • Bar bills and laundry
  • Optional trips
  • Tips
  • Optional tour to Taxila (payable locally)


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Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Unforgettable trek in the Karakoram          

Trekking beneath the legendary peaks of the Karakoram was an incredible experience, one I'll never forget.


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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