Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

31st July 2020
  • Arrival at Islamabad

    Upon your arrival in Islamabad, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative who will transfer you to the hotel.

    Overnight in a hotel in Islamabad.

Day 02

1st Aug 2020
  • Flight to Skardu (B)

    After breakfast, you will head to the airport to catch your flight to Skardu (subject to the weather conditions).

    In case the flight is cancelled, you will drive by coach to Chilas (480 km) on the Karakoram Highway(a 11-12-hrs drive).

    Overnight in a hotel in Skardu or Chilas.

Day 03

2nd Aug 2020
  • Skardu (B)

    Free day at Skardu. It is a picturesque town, stretching next to the Indus River and surrounded by a lush valley. Situated at an altitude above 2000 m, it offers a mild preparation for the upcoming trekking expedition.

    In case a road trip had to be chosen, the final distance from Chilas to Skardu will be covered today (7 – 8 hours, 275 km). En-route, you will enjoy beautiful views of Nanga Parbat (8,125m) andthe confluence of the Indus with the Shigar River.

    Overnight in a hotel in Skardu.

Day 04

3rd Aug 2020
  • Askole (3000m) (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, you will drive by jeeps to Askole (8-9 hrs), a tiny village of about 50 houses. The villagers grow their cereals, vegetables and fruits, and own large herds of sheep, goats, yaks and dzos.

    Overnight in a tent.

Day 05

4th Aug 2020
  • Jhola (3200m) (6-8 hours)(B, L, D)

    In the morning, you will walk across a wasteland, and you will traverse the Biafo Glacier, a tortured ocean of moving boulders and crevasses 2 km wide (2-3 hours). After the lunch break, you will continue to Jhola (4-5 hrs), crossing the Dumardo River Bridge, camping, in the end, at a rather dusty campsite surrounded by a few bushes and a side stream.

    Overnight in a tent.

Day 06

5th Aug 2020
  • Paiyu (3600m) (6-7 hours) (B, L, D)

    In the morning, you will hike on a relatively easy trail for 3-4 hrs, crossing the Bardumal campsites along a 2-km stretch of sandy river beach. After the lunch break, you will continue for another 2-3 hrstowards Paiyu (a crowded campsite). The trail climbs to a vantage point providing views of the snout of Baltoro, at the far distance, a magnificent panorama of the Cathedral Towers and the first sight of K2’s familiar triangle on the left.

    Overnight in a tent.

Day 07

6th Aug 2020
  • Rest day at Paiyu (3600m) (B, L, D)

    Rest and acclimatization day at Paiyu.

    Overnight in a tent.

Day 08

7th Aug 2020
  • Urdukas (4200m) (4-5 hours) (B, L, D)

    Today you will enjoy a 4-5-hours lovely hike mostly along the crest of the lateral moraine with stunning views of the Paiyu Peak, Chorichi, Uli Biaho, Trango Towers and so on. Urdukas is a spectacular campsite. However, note that,like Paiyu, it is also crowded.

    Overnight in a tent.

Day 09

8th Aug 2020
  • Trek to Goro II (4,500 m) (6-8 hours) (B, L, D)

    Today you will hike for 6-8 hours on the glacier. The first hour is across the difficult side of the crevasses; however, in the center, the path is smoother and more manageable. You will continue for 2-3 hours to Goro-I, opposite the Yermanendo Glacier falling down the Mashebrum pass, and then, proceed for another 3-4 hrs east, up the Baltoro glacier. Goro-II campsite is pitched on rough stones and ice in the center of the glacier with water from the melted ice.

    Overnight in a tent.

Day 10

9th Aug 2020
  • Concordia (4,700m) (5-6 hours) (B, L, D)

    Today’s hike is somewhat easy, 5-6-hour trek with spectacular views and panoramas on gigantic mountains, including Muztagh Tower, Gasherbrum IV, Mitre Peak and the mighty K-2. The camp of Concordia was named by Martin Conway after the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

    Overnight in a tent.

Day 11 and Day 12

10th Aug and 11th Aug 2020
  • At Concordia: (4700m) (B, L, D)

    Enjoy two free days in Concordia for local explorations and an optional excursion to K2 Base camp.

    Full day excursion to K-2 Base Camp(5400 m).
    K-2 is locally known as“Chogori” which means “The Great Mountain”. It is 8,611m high (the 2nd highest mountain in the world), located on the mighty Karakorum Range on the borders between Pakistan and China. K-2 is a rocky mountain up to 6,000m, and, beyond that level, it becomes an ocean of snow. It was first discovered and measured by the Survey of India in 1856, was named by the English topographer Henry Godwin-Austen who explored the region,and was firstly climbed on July 31, 1954, by an Italian team led by Ardito Desio, accompanied by Lino Lachdelli and Achille Compagnoni.

    Overnight in a tent.

Day 13

12th Aug 2020
  • Trek back to Goro-II (4-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

    Retracing your steps back, you trek towards Goro-II.

    Overnight in a tent.

Day 14

13th Aug 2020
  • Trek to Paiyu (5-6 hours) (B, L, D)

    Overnight in tent.

Day 15

14th Aug 2020
  • Trek to Jhola (5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

    Overnight in tent.

Day 16

15th Aug 2020
  • Trek to Askole (5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

    Overnight in tent.

Day 17

16th Aug 2020
  • Jeep drive to Skardu (B, L, D)

    Overnight in tent.

Day 18

17th Aug 2020
  • Islamabad / Chilas (B)

    In the morning, you will catch the flight PK-452 to Islamabad (11:20 – 12:20) subject, of course, to the weather conditions. Upon your arrival there, you will head to the hotel for relaxation and a free day to explore the capital of Pakistan.

    In case the flight is cancelled, you will drive back to Islamabad, stopping for the night in Chilas.

    Overnight in a hotel in Islamabad or Chilas.

Day 19

18th Aug 2020
  • Islamabad (B)

    Leisure day in Islamabad.

    In case a road trip had to be chosen, today you will travel the remaining distance from Chilas to Islamabad.

    Overnight in a hotel in Islamabad.

Day 20

19th Aug 2020
  • Departure (B)

    After breakfast and depending on your departure details, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.