K-2 Basecamp Trek

Locations: Pakistan.
Difficulty: 3
Next Trip:
Trip Cost: 2,250.00

K-2 Basecamp Trek and the Concordia area are perhaps the most famous areas on the Baltoro Glacier in all of Pakistan.  Concordia is the junction of the Baltoro and Godwin Austin Glaciers and around Concordia are clustered some of the highest peaks in the world.  These peaks include four of the world’s fourteen 8,000 meter peaks, as well as a number of famous lower peaks.  Concordia offers the region’s best point for camping in front of the 4 giants of Karakoram and an ideal location for trekking for mountain enthusiasts not involved in climbing. With breathtaking views, Concordia offers short hikes to several important base camps, including K-2, (three hours), Broad Peak, (two hours) and the Gasherbrums, (three hours).

During the K-2 Basecamp Trek we will drive from Skardu the headquarter town of Baltistan, known as “Little Tibet”.  This area offers a gateway for adventure lovers to the beautiful valleys of Shangri-La, “Heaven on Earth” to Askole, the last permanent village on the Braldu River and to the K-2 base camp, locally known as Choghori, the second highest peak on Earth.  This is the real highlight for adventure lovers to enjoy the magnificence of this giant peak.  Our K-2 Base Camp Trek takes you along the Braldu River and joins the Baltoro Glacier. Concordia, which is the confluence of Godwin Austin and Vigne Glaciers, offers the most commanding views of  K-2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum and many other peaks above 7,000 meters. This is an adventure beyond your imagination and the trip of a lifetime.

K-2 Base Camp Trek:  Included

  1. Islamabad/Rawalpindi 04 nights, with bed & breakfast. Envoy/Shalimar/Royal Inn/Regency hotel.
  2. Hotel in Chilas 02 nights full board: Panorama/ Shangri-La/ Chilas Inn
  3. Hotel in Skardu 03 nights full board: Shangri-La Resort/Masherbrum Hotel/K2 Motel/Dewane Khas

Trekking permit and Official Formalities

  1. Trekking permit
  2. All documentation with Ministry of Tourism.
  3. Briefing and de-briefing

Liaison Officer

Food, Insurance, hotel accommodation in Chilas and Skardu. (same days as mentioned above for group members)

Taxes and Fees

The following fees and taxes are included in our quotation, for members, our crew and porters.

  1. Camping fees during trek
  2. Bridge crossing Fees.
  3. Cable Crossing Fees.

Note: in case of pollution made, fine by concerned authorities are not included.

Transportation

We provide tourist class air-conditioned buses and vans for our clients in the cities and to the all accessible places; where there is not possible we provide 4×4 jeeps for transportation.

  1. Airport to hotel on arrival & hotel to airport on departure.
  2. Air-condition van from Islamabad, Skardu, Islamabad, and sightseeing in Islamabad etc.
  3. Both ways domestic air fare between Skardu & Islamabad (depending on weather conditions).
  4. 4×4 Jeep transportation from Skardu to Askoli and to Skardu or Hushe to Skardu.

Camping Equipment

  1. North Face VE 25 tents at the base camp (shared by two people).
  2. Mattresses.
  3. Toilet Tent.

Kitchen Equipment

  1. Mess Tent.
  2. Cooking pots.
  3. Table & chairs
  4. Kitchen utensils.
  5. Lamps

Food (meals)

  1. Break Fast
  2. Lunch
  3. Dinner
  4. Tea, Green Tea, or coffee
  5. Soup before dinner
  6. Desert after dinner

K-2 Base Camp Trek: Staff

Daily wages, food, kit and equipment, Insurance, accommodation of following staff is included in the price.

  1. Mountain Guide
  2. Cook
  3. Cook helper (above 5 members)
  4. Sirdar /Local guides on trekking
  5. Porters

Note: Any helicopter rescue is not included in the price for staff as no company in Pakistan offers same.

Visa Facilitation

In case you need invitation letter to get visa, we can either send the invitation letter from Us or we can get that from Ministry of Tourism to facilitate you.

Luggage and Cargo

We take care of your luggage if you send them in advance. Your luggage will be cleared and stored. Our offer does not include custom clearance changes.

  1. Clearance of Cargo before arrival.
  2. Documentation for export of your equipment.
  3. Storage of Equipment to our store until your arrival.

Porters

Porter’s food, camping equipment and climbing gear will be provided by us. Free baggage allowance for personal equipment and high altitude food is 75 kg while going up to base camp and 50 kg on way back after expedition

Kitchen utensils: Complete brand new kitchen utensils (crockery)

K-2 Base Camp Trek:  Menu

Breakfast

Below is list of major items we provide in breakfast with a combination of four or five items a day not all at once.

  • Porridge
  • Corn Flacks
  • Eggs (Omelettes/Fried or according to demand)
  • Paratha (local form of bread)
  • Muesli
  • Jam
  • Honey
  • Marmalade
  • Black tea
  • Coffee
  • Milk etc.

Lunch

Bellow is list of major items we provide in lunch with a combination of four or five items a day during trekking not all at once.  At the base camp one dish of curry (check in dinner menu) with rice or macaroni or spaghettis plus chapatti will be proved.

  • Sardine Fish
  • Peanut butter
  • Tuna Fish
  • Paratha
  • Crackers
  • Cookies Sweet
  • Cookies Saltish
  • Candies
  • Dry Fruit
  • Tin Fruit
  • Potatoes/peas
  • Green tea/Mixed tea
  • Coffee
  • Tang etc.

Dinner

You will get a complete dinner with a soup, two curries plus rice or Spaghetti or Macaroni. There will be a desert, green tea and coffee as well according to requirement of our valued guest.

  • Chapatti
  • Spaghetti
  • Macaroni
  • Pasta
  • Rice in different varieties
  • Meat (Mutton & Beef)
  • Eggs
  • Different variety of pulses
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Backed beans
  • Green peas
  • Noodles(Magi)
  • Salad
  • Lentils
  • Green tea etc.

General Services:

  • Welcome reception (briefing)/farewell meeting (debriefing) at Alpine Club of Pakistan.
  • Domestic flights between Islamabad- Skardu- Islamabad
  • Assist to deposit fee and obtain trekking permit
  • Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels
  • Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.
  • Clearance of cargo before arrival of the team and its storage.
  • Road transfers between airport/hotel and within city as per itinerary.
  • Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess tent, kitchen tent and toilet tent with tables/chairs and camping ground fees.
  • Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
  • Wages and basic kit of mountain guide, sirdar, cook and assistant(s).
  • Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
  • Porterage at airports, hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
  • International flights tickets re-confirmation
  • Above quotation is based on present porter rates and subject to revise.

K-2 Basecamp Trek:  Not included

  • Single supplement $250.00 USD per single.
  • If need extra low altitude porters $110.00 USD per porter.
  • Helicopter charges $6,000.00 USD  in case of use for rescue.
  • Transfers to and from airports for participants making individual air arrangements.
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour.
  • Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks.
  • Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely personal nature, International airfare, airport tax, excess baggage charges.
  • Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.
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October 23, 2014