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K2 and Concordia Classic Trekking Holiday

Starts: Islamabad, Pakistan
Finishes: Islamabad, Pakistan

Visit: Islamabad, Blokhor, Askole, Paiju, Lhungka, Paiju, Askole, Rāngo, Islamabad

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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Trekking in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan since 1984. This is where we first started and an area that we know inside out, it has a special place in our hearts. The trek to Concordia at the foot of K2 (8611) the second highest peak on Earth is an absolute classic. It was the very first  trek and is arguably still the best. The groups always receive a fantastic welcome from our friends in Baltistan. The 'wild west' town of Skardu is our point of access for the Karakoram Mountains and from here we drive in rugged 4WD vehicles to the village of Askole and our first night under canvas.

Trekking into the heart of the Karakoram, we see such famous peaks as the Trango Towers, the Cathedral group and mightly Masherbrum (first designated K1 by the survey of India because it appeared to be the highest peak in the Karakoram). After several days of trekking on the Baltoro Glacier, we reach the junction of glaciers known as Concordia. Nowhere else on earth can you stand so close to so many of the world’s highest peaks including Broad Peak (8047m), Gasherbrum (8080m) and the stupendous south face of K2 (8611m). We have allowed two nights at Concordia, with the option to visit the climbers’ basecamps for Broad Peak and K2. Escorted by a Western leader and supported by a local guide and trek crew drawn from the local Baltistan people, this is adventure trekking at its finest. This universally acclaimed Karakoram trek is well within the capabilities of keen hill-walkers.

The Karakoram Highway
On this holiday we fly between Islamabad and Skardu. This is a weather dependent flight and in the event that we are unable to fly in either direction we will travel by road on the spectacular Karakoram Highway. This means that with you can be sure that you will be trekking to Concordia.


Highlights

    • Spectacular views of Broad Peak, Gasherbrum and K2 from Concordia
    • Trek past the dramatic towers of Trango, Cathedral and Lobsang
    • Option to trek to the Gilkey Memorial at K2 Basecamp
    • Western leader plus local guide and full trek support

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 125192
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Islamabad, Pakistan
Finishes: Islamabad, Pakistan
Duration: 21 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • An experienced Western leader
  • Islamabad Airport transfers for international flights on Day 1 and Day 21
  • Internal flights and associated airport transfers
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • All meals throughout the holiday
  • Full trekking service including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment)

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,840 ($183/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Pakistan Karakoram Mountain, Concordia, Gasherbrum IV, Askole, Baltoro Glacier, Trango Towers, Skardu, Islamabad, Panma River, Paiju, Horbose, K2, Rawalpindi
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Jennifer W  

Views of Concordia - stunning :-) It fully met and in some ways exceeded my expectations.

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Mandy G  

A fantastic trek, great group, leader and support crew. Food was unbelievable, if only I had a restaurant in my city this good - experience exceeded my expectation!!

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Bill A  

It was an incredible experience and I thank you for your efforts. Most enjoyed going to the Gilkey monument, snow on our last day at Concordia, going over to visit Korphe and the Mortensen school.

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Charlotte J  

The staff were very helpful. I ended up calling several times to ask questions and confirm details and each time everybody was very helpful and friendly. The holiday was amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I was very impressed with the food and the crew that we had were excellent. Our guide Ade was amazing. He is a fantastic leader. He is extremely knowledgeable about high altitude trekking in general and also about Pakistan. He was very caring and patient. I would book another trip with him. I absolutely loved my holiday. I have never been on an organised trip before. I have always organised my trip myself with friends. This was the first time I have been alone on a trip and my first time with an organised company. Although I initially thought that the tip was rather pricey, I could see exactly where all of my money had gone too. I would definitely go on another trip with you again and have recommended them to my friends.

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Martyn F  

The whole team in Pakistan were excellent. All the team and porters were helpful whatever the problems eg all the teaam got out a re-build the bridges be it weather damage or intentional damage by the locals. Our leader was the best leader of any trek I have been on. Very knowledgeable about the trip, the people and the mountains, amazing medical knowledge on altitude and sickness. Always warm and friendly and took a real interest in our welfare. We picked you because we wanted to trek in Pakistan and see K2. Your company offered a combination of the right sort of holiday - trekking with some opportunities to see the Pakistanian culture. Plus the years of experience of running trips in what is perceived to be a dangerous country.

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Sharon M  

As always the quality of the support crew was exceptional. I felt that the quality of hotel (especially in Islamabad) could have been better as it is always highly desirable to have a good hotel/facilities after weeks living in a tent! The pacing of the trek was comfortable/easy although due to complications in the travel to and from trek, this aspect of the trip was hurried although fully understandable. In the absence of flights between Islamabad and Skardu, the long road journey is very tiring. The overall trek package was well organised and supported. So that meant that all I had to do was walk, eat and sleep! Having trekked in Pakistan before I was keen to revisit the area but concerned at safety aspects. However with a highly experienced trip leader I was confident that the trip would be well managed. Having travelled with you on a number of occasions in a number of countries I consider that they offer an unrivalled service providing unbeatable trek options, highly expereinced and approachable trip leaders and excellent local support. Whilst there are other trek companies avaialble my first choice will always be your company.

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Stephen S  

I emailed questions and requests for help getting the visa several times for this trip, which is not usual for me, so I appreciated all the help and patience of the office staff. Also as I felt a little uneasy about safety in Pakistan and the visa process etc is quite complicated, I took considerable comfort and reassurance in your experience and history in this area. Thanks for this. Our guide is wonderful. Not only did he take great care of us but I felt I learnt alot from his advice on dealing with various situations. I really enjoyed the views - they were brilliant, and I loved the feeling of remoteness with no further settlements after the starting point. I enjoyed the road trip up the KKH plus the free time in the afternoons to explore the area around the camp. I chose your company because visiting Pakistan seemed a bit dodgy and you had lots of experience there. I also chose you as on past trips the quality of the hotels, equipment and food have been slightly better than with other companies I've trekked with. Your company provide western group leaders who being independent of the local teams safeguard the group's interests and also have training to take care of and teach us. This was a really great trip. I thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you.

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