A trekking holiday to K2 and Concordia in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan
KE have been 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 KE trek and is arguably still the best. KE 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 KE 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 KE, you can be sure that you will be trekking to Concordia.
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