Trip leader

Iman

Iman motto is: " It's all about... I can ", Iman is a Financial Expert, Entrepreneur, Social Activist, Visionary Leader, Philanthropist, Mentor and a Life Coach. Iman is all about growth and balance and in spite of her very demanding and busy work schedule, she still manages to do her Yoga, Breathing and practice her 'Art of Living' approach with everything she does.

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Iman

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Itinerary Details

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 hrs towards 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.

Rest and acclimatization day at Paiyu.

Overnight in a tent.

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.

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.

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.

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 (5200 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.

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

Overnight in a tent.

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.

Leisure day in Islamabad.

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

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