The impossible, the wild, the killer, the mountain of mountains¡! These are some of the adjectives used for K2. These relfect, without a doubt, the mystic status of the mountain in the world of mountaneering, and for those who love nature.
Our trip will take us to the base of K2, where we will be able to experience something that cannot be explained: sensations and emotions that only this place is capable of transmitting. After doing this trekking on mountains above 8,000 masl., and after getting to the legendary K2, you will feel you have been to a high altitude spectacle. To see the big ice blocks of the Karakorum will be an undescribable feeling.
From Concordia, the confluence of the Baltoro and the Godwin-Austen (4,600 masl) Glaciers, 14 glaciers fall in all directions, place from where it will be possible to observe the second highest mountain in the world, also called Chogori, with its 8,611 masl, flanked by the Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak 8,068 masl), the Gasherbrum II (8,035 masl) and the Broad Peak (8,051 masl). To these mountain chain also belong several 7,000 masl mountains, like the Chogolisa, Baltoro, Kangri, Muztagh Tower and Masherbrum.
This trekking route has been classified as one of the most classic and wonderful in the world. We will travel along the Indo River, by the legendary “Karakorum Highway” all the way up to Skardu. Then we will travel by car up to Askole (3,050 masl), the trekking starting point towards the K2. We will walk on top of the Baltoro and Paiju Glaciers, to get to Concordia with its 4,600 masl. It is something undescribable to be surrounded by these ice giants. After arriving to the K2 base camp, we return to Askole, and from there via Skardu to Islamabad.
DATE: From July 7th to July 31st, 2018 / 25 days (total travel time, international flights included).
CONDUCTED BY: Hans-Martin Schmitt