Concordia & K2

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5.0 Based on 8 Reviews
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  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Ends Islamabad, Pakistan
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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  • Stunning wild and remote scenery
Start and end in Islamabad, the "Concordia & K2" trip is a guided trekking tour that takes 21 days. You will travel through Goro II, Jhola, Askole and 6 other destinations in Pakistan. "Concordia & K2" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Concordia has possibly some of the most spectacular mountain vistas. Situated at the confluence of the Baltoro and Godwin Austen glaciers, it is an extraordinary place, dominated by K2, the world's second highest mountain. Gasherbrum 4, Broad Peak, Mitre Peak and Chogolisa form the rest of an astounding circle of mountain giants which has been called 'the throne room of the Gods'. This stunning trek starts in Askole and follows the Braldu gorge to the snout of the Baltoro glacier, which we then follow to Concordia. We have an optional day walk to Gilkey Memorial (just below K2 Base Camp) and Broad Peak Base Camp. This is one of the world’s most stunning mountain treks and is wild and remote with a scenery of unmatched grandeur.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 14 2019
5 - Excellent
Concordia & K2
“This truly was a trip of a lifetime. Having travelled to Everest Base Camp and Kilimanjaro (with Exodus) we thought we had a pretty good idea of what to expect on this trip. We were so wrong! This was so much tougher and in many different ways. Firstly, whilst there's an itinerary, it quickly became apparent that there's a lot that's outside the control of Exodus and the on-the-ground operator. We were held up in Islamabad for longer than expected (due to leave on Saturday, left on Wednesday). Our flight to Skardu was cancelled as a result of bad weather and with just one flight a day, it wasn't possible to get re-booked until Wednesday. Once in Skardu, although visa and permits have been granted, there's still a step to complete on the ground and it can't be started until you arrive in Skardu. Here you're at the very of the Authorities and 'it takes as long as it takes'. We weren't granted permission to enter the national park until around 9pm on the day we arrived in Skardu. Sara, our tour guide, kept us informed at every step and went over and beyond, using the local operator and 'connections' to try to get us back on track. She discussed the options with us and as a group, we decided on a plan to try to keep the overall tour intact. This meant combining 2 days of itinerary into 1, twice! The terrain is hard and unpredictable, this is where Sara and the local team were invaluable in their knowledge and expertise. We really were in their hands, finding safe passage and negotiating an ever-changing landscape. This made it feel really natural and exciting. It was one of the most breathtaking places on earth, with a real sense of pure and raw beauty. We worked hard to get to Concordia and even harder to get K2 base camp. The team were unbelievably amazing, we simply could not have completed this trek without their encouragement, support, humour and importantly expertise. This isn't a well trodden path and you need to know the environment. It was obvious from day 1, Sara had an incredible relationship with the local team, she knew the country and local environment well. She had a wonderful nature and approach to the people, the country and the environment, all of which she shared so generously, with true enthusiasm and passion. She's such a modest person, someone that would shy away from the attention or thanks, instead passing it on to others. However, she was at the centre of everyday, every step and for that we are very grateful. An incredible trip and one we'd highly recommend.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 07 2019
4 - Very Good
Concordia and K2
“A great trip that I am very proud to have completed. The remoteness has a unique beauty all of its own. A very good level of fitness is required to enjoy this trek.We were helped by a great team of guides, cooks and general helpers. There dedication to helping us and looking after us was second to none.This trip is a challenge, but a very worthwhile one. You will not regret attempting it.The first look of K2 makes all the hardships of the trek worthwhile.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 27 2019
5 - Excellent
K2 Base Camp
“The trip brings people into amazing environment by its remotenes and natural beauty and is a huge discovery experience. The difficulties of the trip in terms of the experienced heat and extremely difficult walking terrain catch people slightly unprepared (and the trip notes do not help here).”
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 12 2018
4 - Very Good
Concordia & K2
“Excellent trek in a magnificent landscape. I rated "very good" only because hotel accommodation was disappointing but hopefully this is being addressed for future trips”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Islamabad
  • Day 2: Spectacular flight to Skardu
  • Day 3: Free day in Skardu
  • Day 4: Drive through spectacular mountain scenery to Askole
  • Day 5: Trek from Askole and cross the snout of the Biafo Glacier to Jhola
  • Day 6: Trek from Jhola and follow the Braldu gorge along the river bank to Paiju
  • Day 7: Trek from Paiju to Khobursay
  • Day 8: Cross two small side glaciers to Urdukus
  • Day 9: Trek to Goro II
  • Day 10: Climb the rocky moraine to Concordia
  • Day 11: Walk to Broad Peak Base Camp; optional trek to Gilkey Memorial (near K2 Base Camp) 
  • Day 12: Retrace steps to Concordia
  • Day 13: Retrace our steps down the glacier to Biango/Goro I
  • Day 14: Trek back to Khobursay with views across to Trango Towers
  • Day 15: Trek down the side of the glacier back to Paiju
  • Day 16: Trek back to the campsite at Jhola
  • Day 17: Trek back to the main valley and follow the river to Askole
  • Day 18: Drive to Skardu in our jeeps for a rewarding hot shower
  • Day 19: Morning flight to Islamabad; afternoon to relax
  • Day 20: Free day in Islamabad
  • Day 21: End Islamabad
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts, 17 lunches and 17 dinners included
Transport
  • Transfer for group flights
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Islamabad are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Concordia & K2 tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Concordia & K2 tour. You can cancel the tour up to 91 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 90 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 20 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 January 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 90 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Concordia & K2 tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Concordia & K2 tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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