K2 Base Camp Gondogoro La Trek

The K2 Base Camp Gondogoro La Trek leads into the heart of the Karakoram, renowned as the "throne room of the mountain gods. K2 Base Camp trek over the Gondogoro La Pass trek is an iconic journey, renowned for its challenging terrain and stunning vistas.

Gondogoro La is a mountain pass located in the Baltistan region of Pakistan, approximately 25 km south of the world's second-highest peak, K2. It stands at an elevation of 5585 meters. trekkers are rewarded with unparalleled views of K2, Broad Peak, and the surrounding peaks. The Gondogoro La Pass is a challenging and renowned high-altitude trekking route located in the heart of the Karakoram Range in northern Pakistan.

The K2 Base Camp Gondogoro La Trek is often considered one of the most spectacular and demanding in the world, offering breathtaking views of some of the highest peaks on the planet, including K2, the second-highest mountain in the world.

In the following decades, climbers predominantly targeted the 8000-meter peaks, either attempting new routes or repeating established ones. Trekking tourism began to flourish in the 1980s, Trekking in the Karakoram offers unparalleled adventure and unique experiences, attracting enthusiasts from around the globe.

The Concordia to K2 Base Camp Gondogoro La Pass Trek offers a raw and authentic adventure amidst breathtaking scenery. The trek to the base camps of the second highest peak K2 and over Gondogoro La pass a unique and challenging journey, offering spectacular views of snow-capped peaks such as the Trango Towers, Masherbrum, and K2.

K2 Base Camp Gondogoro La Pass Trek Short itinerary;
Day 01: Arrival at Islamabad Airport, (540 meters) transfer to hotel, Trek briefing in Islamabad stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Islamabad to Chilas (1265meters) 290KM, over Babusar Pass stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Chilas to Skardu (2228 meters) on Karakorum High Way along the Indus River stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Free day in Skardu (2228 meters) for trek preparation stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Drive from Skardu to Askholi (3048 meters) for about 6 hours and trek to Haji Mehdi at Camp.

Day 06: Trek from Haji Mehdi / Askoli to Joula (3200 meters) 6 -7 hours trek stay overnight at Camp.

Day 07: Trek from Joula to Paiju (3420 meters) 6 - 7 hours Trek stay overnight at Camp.

Day 08: Full-day acclimatization day at Paiju (3420 meters)

Day 09: Trek from Paiju to Khuburse (3800 meters) 7-8 hours trek overnight at Khuburtse.

Day 10: Trek Khuburse to Urdukas 4200meters 7 - 8 hours trek overnight at Urdukas at Camp.

Day 11: Trek from Urdukas to Goro II 4500 meters 5-6 hours trek stay overnight at Goro II.

Day 12: Trek from Goro II to Concordia 4550 meters 5 -6 hours trek stay overnight at the Camp.

Day 13: Trek from Concordia to K2 Base Camp 5135 meters 5-6 hours and back to stay overnight at Camp.

Day 14: Trek to Ali Camp (4800 meters about 7 hours trek overnight at Camp.

Day 15: Cross the Gondogoro La (5,585 meters / 18,323 ft.), Descend to Khuspang (4,600 meters / 15,088 ft.) about 9-10 hours trek stay overnight at Camp.

Day 16: Trek from Khuspang to Saitcho (3,350 meters / 10,991 ft.) 6 - 7 hours trek stay overnight at Camp.

Day 17: Trek from Shaisho to Hushe Village (3,050 meters / 10,0007ft.) about 3 hours to trek and Drive to Skardu and about 7 hours to stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 18: Free day in Skardu (2228 meters) for Shopping and visiting local markets stay overnight at a hotel

Day 19: Flight to Islamabad or drive to Chilas/Naran (2409 meters) in case of flight cancellation stay overnight at hotel.

Day 20: Reserve a day or drive from Chilas/Naran to Islamabad (540 meters) and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 21: Departure. 

How difficult is Gondogo La Pass?

"Gondogoro La Pass requires technical mountaineering skills. This pass also poses significant risks such as rockfall and mudslides. It is not suitable for first-time or inexperienced trekkers. When crossing the Gondogoro La Pass, we may need to use fixed-line ropes, so basic mountaineering skills are necessary for crossing the Gondorola Pass.

When is the best time to trek K2 Base Camp Gondogoro La Pass?

The ideal time for trekking varies based on the country and its geographical location. For the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, the best time is from October to December in the autumn season and from March to May in the spring season.

The best time to trek to K2 Base Camp with Gondogoro La Pass is from mid-July to mid-September. Visit Himalaya Treks offers only 2 fixed departure treks during this period: one from mid-July to mid-August, and the other from mid-August to mid-September.

The necessary gears for K2 Base Camp Gondogoro La Pass Trek.

"This trek is a remote and high-altitude trek to the world's 2nd highest peak, Mount K2 base camp, and Gondogoro La Pass, a 5585 meters high pass. You will need high-quality warm trekking gear to successfully complete this trek. Our company, Visit Himalaya Treks, provides all necessary logistical gear including sleeping tents, dining tents, tables, chairs, toilet tents, cooking gear, and cooking fuel."

You will need to bring your own personal gear for the trek for your daily use. Here is the list of personal gear you will need to bring for the entire trek to K2 Base Camp and Gondogoro La Pass. We believe the provided details of the gear list will help you pack your adventure gear. If you need further assistance or suggestions for your packing items, we are happy to guide you.

Additionally, we highly recommend packing the mandatory Ice Axe, Harness, and Helmet for use while descending from the Gondogoro La Pass.

K2 Base Camp Gondogoro La Trek Detail Itinerary

  • 1

    Arrive at Islamabad Airport, after completing immigration formalities meet at the Airport and transfer to the Hotel, stay overnight at the hotel.

    Altitude 540 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 2
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  • 5

    The journey from Skardu to Askoli takes approximately six hours by Jeep, with an overnight stop at Haji Mehdi Camping. In the morning, all luggage, tents, and equipment are loaded onto the Jeep in Skardu. Following the Indus Valley, which boasts spectacular sandy landscapes, you soon veer northwest towards Shigar after a few kilometers from the village.

    Continuing along the Shigar Valley, you eventually reach the confluence of the Braldu and Basha rivers, where you sharply turn right into the valley. From here, the path leads northeast towards Concordia, though it is often rugged and interrupted. Only the continuous efforts of the local population keep the road passable.

    About six hours of driving led us to Askoli, situated at an altitude of 3048 meters. Askoli marks the last village and serves as the starting point for trekking. From here onward, mountaineers, trekkers, and porters will carry all necessary supplies in drums, backpacks, and bags and stay overnight at Haji Mehdi at Camp

    Altitude 3048 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 6

    The walk from Haji Mehdi / Askoli to Joula takes about 6 to 7 hours, covering a distance of about 18 kilometers. We follow the left-hand side of the valley and soon reach the front of the immense Biafo Glacier, which stretches northwest for over 60 kilometers and covers an area of 344 square kilometers.

    Continuing along a stony path, we arrive at Jhula, where two valleys intersect, heading south. While the altitude difference isn't excessive, the distance covered on the first day of hiking is significant. In the afternoon, we can rest in the sun, surrounded by numerous peaks over 6000 meters high, many of which are unnamed overnight at Camp. 

    Altitude 3200 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 7

    The trek to Paiju takes around 6 to 7 hours, covering a distance of 16.6 kilometers and reaching a Paiju altitude of 3420 meters. The trail leads out of the Panama Valley and then turns eastward along the Braldu River.

    From Joula, you'll pass through a valley carved by the Braldo River, which is fed by the Baltoro Glacier and several other smaller glaciers. The first notable peaks you'll encounter are Joula Peak and the towering Uli Biaho Peak, which stands at over 6000 meters tall. As you continue, you'll enter the heart of the Karakoram Range, known for its famous mountains that are beloved by climbers.

    The trail follows the right side of the valley and passes Bardumal (3253 meters) before ascending towards the tree-filled oasis of Paiju. In Paiju, you may feel the effects of the higher altitude more than the previous day. From here, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of iconic peaks like Biaho Tower, the Cathedral, and the hidden Trango Towers, which are a dream destination for climbers. Finally, end our day staying overnight at Camp at Paiju.

    Altitude 3420 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 8

    Acclimatization day resting in Paiyu. It's an excellent place to acclimatize to the altitude, and our porters could also use the break. We'll freshen up, relax, maybe do some reading. There's a steep hill nearby where we can enjoy a beautiful view making a side trip and back to Camp stay overnight. 

    Altitude 3420 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 9

    The trek to Khuburtse, situated at an elevation of 3,800 meters (12,467 feet), offers a stunning campsite near a lake by the Baltoro Glacier. The trek on the glacier takes about 7-8 hours, but it's not easy as we have to climb over rocky moraines. After passing Paiju, we reach the Baltoro glacier, right in front of the Uli Biaho peak. We then move along the left-hand side of the valley. From there, we slowly ascend towards LiligoPointt where the Trango Glacier meets the Baltoro Glacier.

    Once we cross to the other side of the valley, the trail will often lead us across streams or sections of the glacier. However, the effort is rewarded with clear views of famous peaks like Paiju, the Trango Towers, Uli Biaho Tower, and the Cathedral. The steep grassy slopes behind us serve as grazing areas for ibex, while pikas and hoopoe birds inhabit the rocky terrain. Crossing the Liligo glacier, we reach the Khoburtse campsite on the southern side of the Baltoro glacier, opposite the Trango Towers stay overnight at Camp.

    Altitude 3800 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 10

    After Breakfast, the journey starts to continue the rocky moraines and ablation valley of the Baltoro. We will cross a couple of icy side glaciers on the way and may have our first sight of Broad Peak and the Gasherbrum. Trango Towers can be eventually seen after coming across two small glaciers.

    The gaze loses in the maze of valleys carved by Trango glacier, narrow at the entrance and then fanned; Trango towers dominate the glacier in all their vertical magnificence. Finally, you rise up to the 4240 meters of Urdukas camp.

    Altitude 4200 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 11

    Trek to Goro-II 5-6hrs 12.1km 4500 meters with lovely views of the mightiest peaks all around, like Masherbrum, and Cathedral, From Urdukas you ascend along the Baltoro glacier crossing it until you reach Goro camp and then Goro II camp, just ahead. The entire route runs along the Baltoro glacier, passing at the base of Masherbrum face with its icy peak. Along the way, the glacier is modeled and white icy walls suddenly rise up in front of you.

    The trail passes around these icy structures. The famous Baltoro sails in front of Masherbrum, the Muztagh Tower, up ahead you find the Gasherbrum peaks. From Goro the view is open, in the south direction you can see the path covered, in the north direction, at the end of the dark glacier you can see Gasherbrums and Broad Peak stay overnight at Goro II at Camp.

    Altitude 4500 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 12

    Trek to Concordia 5 -6 hrs 9.2km (4,550 meters, the most famous campsite in all the Karkakoram. Incredible views of K2, Mitre Peak, Gasherbrum 4, and many more. A special day today as we trek into Concordia and enjoy our first views of K2 (weather permitting). At Concordia Circus, the Karakorum icy square, you are finally in the presence of the great Pakistani 8000 peaks.

    The panorama is really superb. Looking left, you can see the unmistakable pyramid of K2 in all its unflappable greatness. In front, you can see the Broad Peak and Gasherbrum various ridges. On the right, the glacier continues up to Chogolisa, Snow Dome, and Baltoro Kangri. You are now in one of the most extraordinary places on Earth stay overnight at Concordia Camp.

    Altitude 4550 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 13

    From Concordia Circus you point north, towards the K2 pyramid, almost perfect from here. In a few hours trek leads to the world's 2nd highest peak K2 Base Camp one of the final destinations of the trek. From here the eyes can follow the line of the Abruzzi Spur, right up to the shoulder, at 7950 meters, the most advanced camp.

    From there the climbers attempted the summit. Above the terrible bottleneck with its hanging serac, still behind you can see the peak of the Great Mountain. After enjoying the wonderful views trek back to Concordia and stay overnight at the Camp.

    Altitude 5135 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 14

    After trekking for about 7 hours along the Upper Baltoro towards the massive Chogolisa mountain at the valley's end, you finally arrive at the place where this glacier meets the West Vigne Glacier, which comes down from the Gondogoro La Pass 5585 meters. Here, on the rocky ridge next to where the glaciers join, we'll set up camp for the night at Ali (4,800m) and stay overnight at the Camp.

    Altitude 4800 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 15

    We start our ascent of Gondogoro La before dawn, very early morning to reduce the risk of rockfalls on the way down the Hushe side. After grabbing some snacks in the dining tent, we gear up with crampons and harnesses and head out onto the West Vigne Glacier. It's a challenging day, but the incredible views from the top of Gondogoro La Pass make it all worthwhile. We can see all four 8,000-meter peaks in one direction and the beautiful Laila Peak in the other. Depending on snow conditions, we may need to rope up to cross the glacier. Fixed ropes are available in certain sections for safety. If conditions are good, we can make it to the top in about 4-5 hours.

    Once we reach the top of Gondogoro la Pass, the view is breathtaking, with K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I, and Gasherbrum II all visible. The descent on the Hushe side can be tricky, with steep slopes and loose scree, but fixed ropes help us navigate safely. After reaching the green oasis of Khuspang, we can relax and reflect on the day's journey. A rescue team from Hush village at Ali camp has been helping travelers cross the Gondogoro la pass successfully for the past few years staying overnight at Khuspang 4,600 meters at Camp.

    Altitude 5585 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 16

    We carefully make our way across the rocks and ice until we arrive at Dalsangpa, which means "field of flowers. The path to Saicho is delightful, passing by yak pastures and marking our first sighting of trees since Paiju. Saicho itself is a quaint little village. Now, we're back at lower altitudes where plants thrive, and the trees tower over us. We continue down the moraine until we reach the valley floor.

    Our campsite for the night is at Saicho (3,350m), a sandy spot with sparse grasses by the river where the Gondogoro and Charaksa valleys meet. This will be our first night in nearly a week where we can breathe easily below 4,000 meters and fall asleep to the soothing sound of running water stay overnight at Camp. 

    Altitude 3350 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 17

    It will be an easy walk to Hushe village, Our vehicles will already be waiting for us, so we make an early start for the return drive through the lush green Khapulu Vally. We have a faster, smoother journey on a paved road following the great Indus River into Skardu. Arriving in the town, we will check in to our hotel, and there will be time for a welcome shower and clean up before sitting down to dinner. We will enjoy the comfort of a real bed and a warm shower and stay overnight at Skardu at the hotel.

    Altitude 2228 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 18

    Enjoy a leisurely day in Skardu exploring the local market and indulging in some shopping. Take your time to stroll through the vibrant market, filled with unique shops and stalls. Discover local crafts, handmade souvenirs, and traditional items that capture the essence of Skardu.

    Altitude 2228 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 19

    Start the day with breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Islamabad, about a one-hour wonderful flight take us to the capital city of Pakistan Islamabad, and transfer to a hotel to stay overnight at the hotel if the weather gets clear to flight.

    If Bad weather then you'll embark on a 6-7-hour drive from Skardu to Chilas. Brace yourself for a visual feast as you traverse through the mesmerizing landscapes. Picture-perfect views of iconic peaks like Nanga Parbat and Rakaposhi will unfold before your eyes. What makes this drive even more fascinating is the convergence point of the Karakoram, Himalayas, and Hindu Kush Mountain ranges. Finally, after a day filled with jaw-dropping scenery, you'll arrive at Chilas and check into your hotel.

    Altitude 2409 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 20

    Flight Option: A free day or reserve day in Islamabad offers a delightful blend of cultural exploration and vibrant market experiences. Start your day with a visit to the iconic Faisal Mosque, marveling at its stunning architecture and serene ambiance. Afterward, delve into the rich history of Pakistan at the Pakistan Monument, which offers breathtaking views of the city.

    Driving Option:
    Embark on a scenic journey from Chilas to Islamabad, weaving through the mesmerizing landscapes of the Babusar Pass. Make sure to include stopovers at two must-visit points: Babusar Top and Lulusar Lake. The entire drive is expected to take around 10 to 12 hours, providing ample time to soak in the natural beauty and capture unforgettable moments. Babusar Top offers panoramic views that will leave you breathless, while Lulusar Lake is a serene oasis nestled in the mountains. So, gear up for a road trip filled with awe-inspiring sights and the thrill of adventure! Arriving at Islamabad check-in at the Hotel, and stay overnight at the hotel.

    Altitude 540 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 21

    After Breakfast Early this morning, you'll be taken to Islamabad International Airport to catch your flight to your next destination.

    Altitude 540 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation No

Cost Includes

    • Trekking Permit: Trekking permits process and permit fee deposit.
    • CKNP Fee: - Central Karakorum National Park entry fee & Waste Management Fee.
    • Tax & Fee: -Toll taxes, Camping, parking, and Crossing fees, etc.
    • Visa Invitation: - letters will be issued to the foreign nationals for the visa process.
    • Field Staff: -Daily wages and basic kits for Porters Sirdar, porters, cook, assistant(s), and their insurance.
    • Tour Guide: -Daily wages of Guide their equipment, allowances, travel, hotels, meals, and insurance.
    • Trek Meal: -All meals during the trek as per itinerary.
    • Domestic Flight: All domestic Flight from Skardu to Islamabad as per itinerary.
    • Transportation: -All Road transfers between Skardu, Askole, or Hushe, and back to Skardu as per itinerary.
    • Personal Baggage: - Member's personal baggage 15KGs/Person during the trek.
    • Camping Equipment: -Complete camping equipment such as Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess tents, kitchen tents with tables & Chairs.
    • Kitchen Utensil: -Complete Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel, and related community gear.
    • Arrival & Departure: -Assistance upon arrival & Departure at the airport, Porterage at the airport, and hotels.
    • Briefing & De-Briefing: - Arrange Official welfare & Farewell meeting.
    • Accommodation: -Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast as per mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Map & Certificates: -Trekking map and trip achievement certificate on Advance request.

Cost Excludes

    • All International airfare, airport tax, excess baggage charges.
    • In case of flight cancellations to the kick-off point and Extra expenses due to roadblocks or other reasons.
    • Personal Sleeping bags, personal trekking/climbing equipment.
    • Medications ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges of any kind.
    • Room services, laundry, beverages, phone/communication bills, and items of a personal nature.
    • Insurance liability of member (s) and other under force majeure conditions.
    • If need extra low/High altitude porters in case of access of free baggage allowance.
    • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled Program.
    • Transfers to and from airports for participants making individual air arrangements.
    • Any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay or if members stay more days at Base Camp.
    • Any other additional service not mentioned in the Inclusion section.

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$ 2950 / Person
21 Days Pakistan
K2 Base Camp Gondogoro La Trek
Altitude 5585 m
K2 Base Camp Gondogoro La Trek
Region Pakistan K2
K2 Base Camp Gondogoro La Trek
Difficulty Challenging Grade
K2 Base Camp Gondogoro La Trek
Group size 4+ Peoples
K2 Base Camp Gondogoro La Trek
Best Season July to September