Gondogoro Pass Trek
Our group camping on the glacier
Trekkers crossing the glacier river during the trek
Trekking climbing up to Gondogoro top from Ali Camp
Gondogoro Top with back ground view of K2 and Gasherbrum peaks
Gondogoro Top view of South side with Liala Peak in back ground
GONDOGORO PASS TREK
FROM/TO ISLAMABAD - 21 DAYS and 23 DAYS
June 5, 10, 15, 20and 25 July 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 August 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 September 5
WINTER CONFIRMED FIXED DEPARTURES
January 5, 12 and 19
THE GREATEST MUSEUM OF SHAPE & FORM ON EARTH...FOSCO MARAIN - Only the superlatives can define the beauty and grandeur witnessed on this "sublime sanctuary of nature". Known as the most spectacular trek in the world, the traditional expedition route to K-2 (Chogori) 8611 M - the second highest mountain on Earth, cuts through the greatest concentration of some of the highest peaks in the world. Not only are the mountains high, but they are the jagged and sheer than the monoliths of Nepal. 08 of the world's 30 highest peaks of the world stand around this unusual trek. The apex of this incredible trek is CONCORDIA one of the biggest Piedmont glaciers of the world. It is a spectacular junction of Godwin Austin Glacier, Abruzzi Glacier and Baltoro Glacier. It banks, 06 peaks over 25,912 ft (7900 M) within a short radius of 07 miles (11 Km). The walk to Concordia, however, is not a task to be undertaken lightly. It's a hard trek up and down the gorges, across rushing icy torrents, through broken rocks, over wire-rope bridges and through crevasse glaciers. The incentive for this strenuous walk is undoubtedly equally rewarding.
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23 DAY ITINERARY
Note :- Although we try to adhere to the schedule listed below, this itinerary is subject to change due to numerous reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, cancelled or delayed flights, road washouts, vehicle breakdowns, accidents, sickness, government restrictions, & all other unforeseen exigencies.
DAY 01 ARRIVAL RAWALPINDI
DAY 02 RAWALPINDI / SKARDU by air
Fly to Skardu, if unable to fly, same day we will drive to Skardu, spending a night in Chilas.
DAY 03 SKARDU
Emergency day in case, flight does not operate on day 02 this day will be use to transfer the members by road from Chilas to Skardu. Total drive time from Islamabad to Skardu is 22-24 hours. Overnight hotel.
DAY 04 SKARDU
Free day for rest, shopping or sightseeing.
DAY 05 SKARDU -TO- ASKOLE
AM: Embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole - The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers.
DAY 06 ASKOLE -TO- KOROPHONE
Today we leave the last inhabited village. For the remaining portion of our journey we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipments and sustain our expedition.
DAY 07 KOROPHONE -TO- JHULA
Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jhula, (Jhula means wire rope bridge sported by a wooden basket), now a days wooden bridge is made across it
DAY 08 JHULA -TO- PAIJU
Resume trek along the Braldu River to a green Oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6611 M.
DAY 09 PAIJU - Rest Day
Rest & acclimatization day at Paiju.
DAY 10 PAIJU -TO- URDUKAS
Begin trek after an early breakfast.
DAY 11 URDUKAS -TO- GORO
A long walk on the icy Baltoro Glacier.
DAY 12 GORO TO CONCORDIA
After an early breakfast, resume a long walk on the Baltoro Glacier to a point called Concordia - a huge junction of Baltoro, Abruzzi & Godwin Austin Glaciers at 4000 meters.
DAY 13 CONCORDIA REST DAY
Members are free to explore K2 base (A day trip 4 hrs up 3 hrs down)
DAY 14 CONCORDIA -TO- ALI CAMP
After an early breakfast leave the Concordia.
DAY 15 ALI CAMP -CROSS GONDOGORO PASS- KHUSPANG
A very early start as early as 2 or 3 O'clock in the morning to cross the Gondogoro la to reach Khuspang.
DAY 16 KHUSPANG
Rest day at Khuspang.
Incase of bad weather this day will be use to make another attempt to cross the Gondogoro la.
DAY 17 KHUSPANG -TO- DALSANGPA
After a couple of minutes of easy walk we will comes onto the glacier. You pick your way across moving boulders and ice, finally crossing the glacier up to the camping site to reach Dalsangpa. Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4150 M.
DAY 18 DALSANGPA -TO- SHAICHO
Resume trek along the path; Keep yourself on the left side of the lateral moraine, crossing several side streams. Walk: 06 - 07 hrs, Grade: Easy, Altitude: M,
DAY 19 SHAICHO -TO- HUSHEY
After breakfast continue your walk along the Hushe River on a easy path. Upon arrival in Hushe camp near the fields in Hushe village. Overnight in tents all meals served by camp staff.
DAY 20 HUSHEY -TO- SKARDU
AM: Embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. All meals included.
DAY 21 SKARDU - RAWALPINIDI
Early in the morning fly to Islamabad, if unable to fly same day drive six hours to Gilgit. Overnight hotel.
DAY 22 RAWALPINDI
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi. Evening sightseeing.
If unable to fly on day 21st. this day will be use to transfer from Gilgit to Islamabad by road for about 14 to 16 hours drive. Night at the hotel.
DAY 23 RAWALPINDI
De-briefing at Ministry of Tourism Islamabad. Evening transfer to airport for your onward flight to abroad.End of our services