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BALTORO - GONDOGORO TREK
(22-day variant Islamabad - Islamabad)

This programme is for mountain walkers who want to go along the Baltoro and Gondogoro glaciers and see a beauty of the mountains of the Karakoram: K-2 (8611 m) - the second highest peak of the world, Gasherbrum I (8068 m), Broad Peak (8047 m), Gasherbrum II (8035 m), Trango Tower, Masherbrum, Chogolisa, Muztagh Tower and a lot of other famous peaks.

The trek is a splendid, long, high-altitude travel without any serious technical difficulties but it may be hard enough because of the altitude, rarefied air, variable weather and low temperature. To have no problems during the travel trekkers should be in good physical conditions, well acclimatized and have a basic climbing experience.


Period of the programme: June - August

Variant of the programme:
day 1 - arrival in Islamabad; transfer airport - hotel; hotel accommodation; city tour of Rawalpindi; night at a hotel
day 2 - welfare meeting with the Pakistan Alpine Club; preparation for trekking; city tour of Islamabad; night at the hotel
day 3 - drive Islamabad - Chilas, ~ 11-12 hours; night at a hotel
day 4 - drive Chilas - Skardu, ~ 7-8 hours; night at a hotel
day 5 - drive Skardu - Askoli, ~ 8-9 hours; night in a tent camp (~ 3000 m)
day 6 - trek Askoli - Johla, ~ 4-5 hours; night in a tent camp (~ 3300 m)
day 7 - trek Johla - Paiyu, ~ 5-6 hours; night in a tent camp (~ 3650 m)
day 8 - rest day
day 9 - trek Paiyu - Urdukas, ~ 6-7 hours; night in a tent camp (~ 4210 m)
day 10 - trek Urdukas - Goro-II / Bienge, ~ 5-6 hours; night in a tent camp (~ 4525 m)
day 11 - trek Goro-II / Bienge - Concordia, ~ 5-6 hours; night in a tent camp (~ 4700 m)
day 12 - full day excursion to K-2 Base Camp and coming back to Concordia
day 13 - full day trek Concordia - Ali Camp; night in a tent camp (~ 4800 m)
day 14 - full day trek Ali Camp - the Gondogoro Pass (~ 5680 m) - Hispung; night in a tent camp (~ 4680 m)
day 15 - trek Hispung - Dalsangpa; night in a tent camp (~ 4300 m)
day 16 - trek Dalsangpa - Shaitcho, ~ 3-4 hours; night in a tent camp (~ 3600 m)
day 17 - trek Shaitcho - Hushe; night in a tent camp (~ 3300 m)
day 18 - drive Hushe - Skardu; night at a hotel
day 19 - drive Skardu - Chilas; night at a hotel
day 20 - drive Chilas - Islamabad; night at a hotel
day 21 - welfare meeting with the Alpine Club; free time for sightseeing and shopping; night at the hotel
day 22 - transfer hotel - airport; departure from Islamabad

Programme prices: see our trips and expeditions summary

Services and expenses included in the programme price:
  • All necessary formalities: Pakistani visa invitations and all necessary fees and charges for trekking including a trekking permit
  • Transfers airport - hotel and hotel - airport in Islamabad
  • Bus for the transportation Islamabad - Skardu and Skardu - Islamabad
  • Jeeps for the transportation Skardu - Askoli and Hushe - Skardu
  • Hotel accommodation (double rooms) and meals (full board) in Pakistan: 4 nights in Islamabad, 2 nights in Chilas, 2 nights in Skardu
  • Camping accommodation (2 trekkers in a tent) and meals (3 times a day) during trekking from Askoli to Hushe
  • Camping equipment and kitchen utensils for trekking including a mess tent; a kitchen tent; a toilet tent; camping tents with mattresses for trekkers; tables, chairs; table lamps, a mess kit; a cooking set; stoves and fuel for them
  • Fresh and tinned food for trekking
  • Pakistani guide, cook and a kitchen boy including their equipment allowances, wages, insurance, food, lodging
  • Local porters (15 kg of personal luggage per trekker from Askoli to Hushe) including their equipment allowances, wages, insurance, food
  • Group leader / guide of Ersh Travels
  • Organizing and overhead expenses of Ersh Travels
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