A journey through the history of mountaineering, where the Italians were the protagonists. The unforgettable experience of hiking in a wonderful valley of the Pakistani Karakoram, where everything is huge and superb!
From Islamabad, we reach Skardu: 2 days by bus, initially on the Karakoram Highway, the legendary road through majestic landscapes, then before Skardu, along a narrow winding road, with frequent crossing of small rivers and streams.
Askole is reached by Jeep. In the last village of the Valley, it is not unusual to meet elderly men who claim to have taken part in the expedition that conquered K2.
From Askole starts the trek to Paju, the last oasis of greenery before ascending to the well-known Baltoro glacier, through a trail sometimes wild.
Khuburtse, Urdukas and Gore II are the intermediate camps on Baltoro: going from one to the other we will admire the walls of the Mustagh, Trango and Nameless Towers, while the arrival at Camp Concordia will be framed in the landscape of Gasherbrum IV illuminated by the setting sun.
The arrival at the Base camp of K2 will mark the highlight of the trek and thrill of being in a place full of history will overwhelm the mind. Before returning to Concordia we will give our tribute to the memories of the many climbers who here have lost their lives trying to achieve their dreams.
This wonderful trek, so rich in history and wonderful landscapes, will give you the opportunity of travelling in an extraordinary place, and of discovering yourself.
Arrival in Islamabad-Pakistan.
Day in Islamabad. Trekking permit regularization. Last minute purchase of materials and food for the trekking.
Transfer from Islamabad to Chilas by bus.
Transfer from Chilas to Skardu by bus.
Transfer from Skardu to Askole with off-road vehicles.
Trekking from Askole to Jula.
Trekking from Jula to Paju.
Trekking from Paju to Khuburtse.
Trekking from Urdukas to Khuburtse.
Trekking from Urdukas to Gore II.
Trekking from Gore II to Concordia.
Trekking from Concordia to the K2 Base camp.
Rest day at Base Camp.
Trekking from K2 Base Camp to Concordia.
Trekking from Concordia to Urdukas.
Trekking from Urdukas to Paju.
Trekking from Paju to Askole.
Transfer from Askole to Skardu with off-road vehicles.
Transfer from Skardu to Chilas by bus.
Transfer from Chilas to Islamabad by bus.
Departure from Islamabad.
- the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
- liability insurance
- loan of shared safety material
The rate does not include
- research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €40 per person for 1 year
- the Mountain Guide’s expenses (flights, transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participants
- flights, transfers by means of local transportation
- meals and accommodation
- other expenses
- anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"