Tranquil Trails-Rupal Valley to Burji La

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Duration

15 days, 15 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

16 people

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About this tour

Rich Culture

Go on culture exploration adventures

Top of the world

Enjoy spectacular views as you summit peaks

Splash out

Explore remote lakes, waterfalls by foot

On foot

Head for the hills and visit mountain villages

Delicious Food

Enjoy the rich flavours and spices

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Elevation

3800 m

Highlights:

Rupal Valley Nanga Parbat Base Camp Trek:

  • The trek takes you through the lush green potato fields of Rupal valley to the base camp within 5-6 hours trek where one can see the massive peak of Nanga Parbat from a close distance.
  • The breathtaking scenery of the majestic Fairy Meadow and driving on the famous Karakoram Highway make the Nanga Parbat base camp trek an amazing trek in the world.
  • Nanga Parbat is the ninth-highest mountain in the world and the second-highest in Pakistan after K2. It is located in the Diamir district of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.
  • Nanga Parbat is not a single peak but consists of a 20 km-long series of peaks and ridges culminating in an ice crest of 8,125 meters. Its South Face is known as Rupal Face (5,000 m) high, while the North or Raikot Face plunging over (7,000 m) from the summit to the Indus forms one of the world’s deepest gorges.

Deosai Burji La Trek:

  • The trek takes you through the Deosai National Park, which is one of the highest plateaus in the world.
  • The trek offers stunning views of the Karakoram and Himalayan ranges.
  • The trek is moderate in difficulty and takes around 7-8 days to complete.
  • The trek starts from the beautiful Deosai Plains, which are covered with wildflowers in the summer months.
  • The trek then takes you to the Burji La Pass, which is at an altitude of 4,800 meters. From the pass, you can see the beautiful Karakoram and Himalayan ranges.
  • The trek ends at the village of Skardu Valley.

Tranquil Trails-Rupal Valley to Burji La in the Heart of Nature

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the “Tranquil Trails: Rupal Valley to Burji La in the Heart of Nature.” Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Nanga Parbat’s Rupal Valley, where majestic peaks meet lush landscapes, and discover the serenity of Burji La in the pristine wilderness of Deosai. This trek promises an extraordinary fusion of adventure and tranquility, weaving through nature’s tapestry and offering a soul-soothing escape into the heart of the great outdoors. Join us as we traverse these tranquil trails, forging a connection with the untouched beauty that defines the essence of this extraordinary expedition.

Rupal Valley Nanga Parbat Base Camp Trek:

The Rupal Valley Nanga Parbat Base Camp Trek is one of the most spectacular treks in the world. Nanga Parbat is the ninth-highest mountain in the world and the second-highest in Pakistan after K2. The trek takes you through the lush green potato fields of Rupal valley to the base camp where one can see the massive peak of Nanga Parbat from a close distance. The breathtaking scenery of the majestic  Astore and Tarishing, Ruapl valleys and driving on the famous Karakoram Highway make the Nanga Parbat base camp trek an amazing trek in the world. The trek will take you to the leafy, green, steep hillside and waterfall of the western Himalayas. Nanga Parbat is not a single peak but consists of a 20 km-long series of peaks and ridges culminating in an ice crest of 8,125 meters. Its South Face is known as Rupal Face (5,000 m) high, while the North or Raikot Face plunging over (7,000 m) from the summit to the Indus forms one of the world’s deepest gorges.

Deosai Burji La Trek:

The Deosai Burji La Trek is a beautiful trek that takes you through the Deosai National Park, which is one of the highest plateaus in the world. The trek starts from Deosai National Park and takes you through the beautiful valleys of Skardu. The trek offers stunning views of the Karakoram and Himalayan ranges. The trek is moderate in difficulty and takes around 4-8 days to complete. The trek starts from Sheocer lake and takes you through the beautiful Deosai Plains, which are covered with wildflowers in the summer months. The trek then takes you to the Burji La Pass, which is at an altitude of 4,800 meters. From the pass, you can see the beautiful Karakoram and Himalayan ranges. The trek ends at the Skardu.

Best Time to travel to Tranquil Trails-Rupal Valley to Burji La in the Heart of Nature

Travelling to these giant base camps has its on-peak and off-peak seasons. For ordinary tourists, the golden season to take a Mt. Nanga Parbat tour would be in June to  October. At these times of the year, the skies are clearer, with very few days where visibility is even slightly limited.

There is very little rain and snow, and daytime temperatures, while not the hottest in the year, are well above freezing, and quite comfortable for trekking and touring the region. Although, you will still need some warm clothes for the nights, which can still get quite cold.

However, tours to Nanga Parbat can be arranged at any time of year, given an individuals’ unique preference. As long as you are not a professional mountaineer with a particular time frame to summit the mountain, Nanga Parbat Base Camp welcomes you whenever you come.

Tips for Tranquil Trails-Rupal Valley to Burji La in the Heart of Nature
  • Bring enough money: There are no ATMs in valleys, so one is advised to carry enough money with them in case of need for an emergency. And even for buy trekking equipments in Skardu. It is one of the best and cheapest place to buy the same.
  • Mentally prepare yourself:As this is not an easy trek, you should prepare yourself mentally for the task that is ahead of you. This means, be prepared for extreme weather conditions, All accommodation on the trek to Rupal Valley Nanga Parbat South Face Trek is in tents. There are limited options for showers lower down on the trail, if you decide to use them, however, many people keep clean by using baby wipes and a bowl of warm water each day. The toilet situations can be difficult at times, as in the camps they are generally not Western-style toilets, rather just a hole in the ground instead of a toilet bowl.
  • What to Carry: Warm clothes, sun glasses, trekking boots, gloves, trekking stick, woolen caps among other trekking equipments you want to carry. However, the most important thing to bring is a good pair of trekking shoes that you have hiked in previously. Skardu is a great place to buy trekking clothes that are both cheap and of decent quality. If you can bring your own sleeping bag otherwise you can rent one for about 3-4 $ a day.
  • Prepare for extreme weather: If it’s sunny you might be surprised at how warm it can get during the day. Most trekkers wear t-shirts and shorts for the first few days while the elevation is still low. When the sun sets the temperatures drop quick. Wear a warm hat while sleeping and take a Nalgene bottle filled with hot water and keep it in your sleeping bag to stay warm.
  • Stay Hydrated:Make sure to drink plenty of water while on the trek. Do carry extra water bottles with you at all times.
  • Altitude Headaches:A headache can be one of the first signs of altitude problems.  Do carry suitable medications for the same. Small headaches are common and should not stop you from trekking or worry you. However if it persists or increases, it might be advisable to ascend or even trek down.
  • Avoid the Sun:Taking care of your skin and eyes are important. Sunburns happen much quicker at high elevation so make sure to apply sunscreen a few times a day and wear a hat. Sunglasses are a must have and if you wear prescription glasses it’s good to come to Pakistan with a pair of prescription sunglasses or at least clip-ons.
  • Dress in Layers: Layering allows you to easily regulate your body temperature and stay comfortable while trekking.  It’s even better if your layers have zippers so that you have even more control of your body temperature.
  • Bring a camera: This trek is one of the most beautiful Karakorum Treks. So much so, that one would want to stop at every step and take pictures to make memories for life.
  • Bring Extra Batteries/Charging Packs:In the cold, your batteries will die much quicker than they do at home. This holds true for basically every kind of electronic you’ll be using from phones to cameras to kindles. While some of the tea houses allow you to charge things, they all charge you for it (some more than others). An easy way to avoid this is to bring spare batteries and a portable charger.

The preparation before trekking to this area should be adequate. Beside some of the few obligatory items like hiking boots, warm clothes, UV sun-block etc, there are a lot of things that you need to carry on your way ahead. A lot of stuff that you might not have considered taking along are mentioned here; these things may seem unnecessary at first but would enhance your trekking experience once you start your trip.

Read more about  Essential Trekking Kit

Tranquil Trails-Rupal Valley to Burji La Trek Packing

Please consider which season you are travelling in and pack appropriately. All clothes should be lightweight, durable

and easily washable. Please do not bring any military or camouflage-style clothing as it can be dangerous to wear and

occasionally illegal. Nights can be cold, so it is a good idea to bring at least one pair of warm trousers or jeans plus thinner

sweaters / fleeces which you can layer.

In general, Trekking region is not as conservative as other regions, and you do not have to worry about keeping your legs or

shoulders covered on a day to day basis. However, when visiting religious sites, you will need to cover up. We recommend

having long trousers to cover up for this.

Basics Gear
Back pack & rain cover(50 – 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover20 – 30 ltr
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Head torch1 No.
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one litre each
 People who use hydration pack
 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
 Carry at least one thermos flask
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
Be comfy at the trek
T-shirts2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 No.
Fleece jacket1 No. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollow fill jacket1 No.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Poncho1 No.
Personal Utilities
Sunscreen cream SPF 30+Hand sanitizer
MoisturizerAntibacterial powder
Toilet Paper & wipesToothbrush and toothpaste
Lip balmQuick dry towel
Think about your head
Sun cap1 No. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap1 No.
Balaclava1 No.
Neck-gaiters1 No.
SunglassesDark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
       People who wear spectacles-
 (A)- Use contact lenses.
 (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Mind your step
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks5 pairs
Woollen socks3 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair
Keep these handy
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair

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Trip Information

Trip Information

Embarking on the trek requires physical readiness, altitude acclimatization, and adherence to permit regulations. With proper preparation and guided support, trekkers can navigate the challenging terrain and enjoy the breathtaking vistas along the legendary trek route.

Difficulty Level Assessment

Every expedition we offer is meticulously assessed for its physical and technical challenges, clearly indicated by icons prominently displayed at the top of each trip page. For further details, simply click on the it for additional descriptions. For a comprehensive overview of our grading system, please visit our Difficulty Ratings page.

Trek Difficulty

  1. Physical Endurance:
  • Trekking involves 6-7 hours of daily hiking over 14 days.
  • Prior physical conditioning for endurance is crucial.
  1. Altitude Challenge:
  • Oxygen levels decrease significantly, affecting exertion.
  • Adequate pre-trek training and gradual pace are essential.
  • Acute Mountain Sickness is a serious concern.

Altitude Overview

  • Starting altitude: Skardu (approx. 2200m)
  • Final altitude: (approx. 5,200m)
  • Altitude-related illnesses pose risks; gradual ascent recommended.

Trek Requirements

Guide & Permit:

  • Trekking with a government of Pakistan accredited licensed guide with a Pakistan based company is mandatory.
  • All trekkers require permits from Government of Pakistan through an accredited Pakistan based trek operator. 

Logistics

  1. Guide Support:
  • Guides manage logistics, directions, and campsite arrangements.
  • Essential for navigating challenging terrains and ensuring safety.
  1. Accommodation:
  • Hotels in Islamabad and Skardu provide comfortable stays.
  • Camping along the trail; camps at campsites and our supporting teams manages equipment.
  • Each night spent in scenic tent campsites, no lodges available.
  1. Food & Hydration:
  • Nutritious locally sourced fresh meals provided during trek; dietary restrictions accommodated.
  • Hydration crucial; ample water intake and electrolyte replenishment advised.
  1. Health & Safety:
  • Comprehensive medical kit carried by guides; basic first aid available.
  • Trekkers advised to carry personal medication and travel insurance.
  • Altitude sickness precautions, including ascent rate monitoring.
  1. Other Essentials:
  • Adequate clothing for varying temperatures; layering recommended.
  • High-quality trekking gear, including sturdy footwear and trekking poles.
  • Respect for local customs and environment; Leave No Trace principles.
 

DIFFICULTY

On this trip you will be visiting a remote and isolated region and committing to a long trekking program. You will be walking on difficult terrain on a gradual high altitude and this will place a huge strain on your body. As well as the rigors of the walking, spending an extended period of time sleeping in a tent for few nights will add to your fatigue. You will be trekking to high altitude. To participate in this trip it is essential that you have past experience of altitude and mountainous trekking. You must be in good physical shape with high levels of determination and an understanding that this trek will be demanding.  In the three to six months before departure you should undergo a training program with special emphasis on endurance training. If you have any questions about your suitability for this trip please do not hesitate to contact us.

FOOD & DRINK

During your trek this trip is full board and our cook will provide you with three fresh meals per day and snacks for while you are trekking. The food in Baltistan is mainly Pakistani in style with curries, flat breads, rice and lentils featuring highly on any menu. The food is fragrant and rich in flavours but not necessarily spicy! Breakfasts and dinners are provided at camp and your cook will provide you with a picnic lunch at lunch stop. 

Vegetarians and vegans are very well catered for here and there is a good understanding of dietary requirements. 

During the trip your supporting team will boil water at each camping spot and keep it in a fresh container for you to drink once it has cooled. This will be accessible each evening and morning for you to fill up water bottles or hydration bladders. You may wish to carry a water purification system such as a filter or tablets to treat water from natural springs or villages whilst trekking. There are plenty of places to refill your water bottles both in towns and in remote mountain areas, your guide will advise you when and where to refill.

ACCOMMODATION & CAMPING

In Cities: On most Treks, you will be traveling from Islamabad to Skardu first. Here you will typically stay in 2-3-4 star hotels or guest houses depending upon the chosen package.  Power cuts and internet outages are common in Gilgit Baltistan and you should be prepared for the possibility of this.

During the trek you will have a 3 man tent to share with one other person in your group. You will be provided with a foam camping mattress to sleep on and should bring your own sleeping bag with a comfort rating of -20 degrees centigrade. We will also provide a large dining tent with a table and chairs that is used for taking meals but also as a communal space to relax in the evenings. Hot water in a bowl can be provided by your support team so you can have a wash in the evenings.  The camp is setup and taken down each day by our local support team and porters teams are used to transport all the equipment along the trekking route.

On Trail:

During your trek, you will stay in campsites along the trails. The porters will take care of all the camping equipment. Comfortable members tent, mattresses, mess tent, kitchen tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tent, table, chairs & kitchen utensils are coming along on your way to the .

On this legendary trek, you will spend most of your nights in a tent. There is hardly any infrastructure on the route to and that makes this trek an adventure for the intrepid trekker.

Each night you will camp at an incredibly scenic campsite with views of 7000m and 8000m peaks visible. On the Trek you won’t find any teahouses, lodge other comfortable places to stay.

Camping arrangements

During the trek to and back trekking groups stop off at a series of seasonal camps, set apart at intervals with reasonable elevation gains. All accommodation along the Trek is in tents, which the porters carry, set up, and break down daily.

Campsites

Depending on the time of year, a group will have to share the campsite with two or three other groups. This means that including guests, guides, porters, cooks, and pack animals a campsite could host more than 150 people at any one time.

Camps environment

Camps take on a sort of festival atmosphere. People mingle about, sipping steaming cups of chai. Sometimes the porter teams join forces for a rowdy night of singing and dancing. If you don’t mind being around people in the middle of a remote mountain range, then you will love the camaraderie.

At the lower elevations, these fixed camps have individual toilet “cubicles”, and always have a source of running water. At the higher camps, the cooking teams forage for the clearest glacier water they can find.

Toilet

The toilet situation is something a lot of our guests want to know about! On the trek itself, toilets at the campsites will be very basic with a hole in the ground covered by a small toilet tent for privacy and on route this will be a case of finding somewhere hidden, off the path and going wild. We can guarantee it will be the most scenic toilet break you’ve ever had!

TRANSPORT

Our airport transfers will be a well maintained local car. A member of our team will greet you at the airport and travel in the car with you.

All our group transfers between locations will be taken in a privatised vehicle.

GUIDE & SUPPORTING TEAM

For the full duration of your trip you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking guide. During the trek, your guide will be assisted by our local support team which will include an assistant guide, driver, cook and porters.

HOW TO GET THERE?

You will need to arrive at Islamabad International Airport, Airport code (code ISB) on day 1 of your itinerary. If you would prefer to arrive a few days earlier, we would be happy to book additional hotel accommodation for you on request.

In order to reach Skardu, it is necessary to fly first to Islamabad and then take a domestic flight up to skardu or travel on KKH to Skardu.

 There are multiple routes for travelers from Europe, East Asia, Austraila and the USA to reach Pakistan, particularly for those embarking on the K2 trek. The primary gateway is Islamabad International Airport. Numerous airlines operate flights to Islamabad via the Middle East, with Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, Turkish Airline, Batik, Thai and Emirates being prominent options. These carriers offer daily flights with layovers at their respective hubs. However, it’s essential to scrutinize layover durations, as some can be considerably lengthy. Qatar Airways typically offers the shortest layovers, particularly at Doha. Those coming from China can fly to Kashgar and enter Pakistan by road via Khunjerab pass to Pakistan and from India via only Wagha border between Lahore and Amritsar.

In summary, travelers have several flight options to reach Islamabad from Europe and the USA, with layovers in the Middle East or via Bankok. Careful consideration of layover durations and airline reputations can contribute to a smoother travel experience, particularly for those embarking on the K2 trek in Pakistan.

Domestic flights from Islamabad to Skardu depart in the mornings and take roughly 1 hour. Remember that if you book your international and domestic flight separately, you will need to collect your luggage and check in again for your domestic flight. Be sure to allow enough time for this in between flights! There are only two domestic airlines providing flights to Skardu PiA and Air blue Most flights depart between 6am and 11am daily.

On arrival at the airport, once you have collected your luggage, please look out for a member of our local team in the arrivals area. They will then travel with you via a car to our hotel. 

The Closest Airport to Concordia & K2 Base Camp

The closest airport to Concordia & K2 Base Camp is the airport in Skardu. This airport is a domestic airport. During summer season there are few direct flights from Lahore, Karachi, Sialkot twice or thrice a week.

But there is a daily flight from Islamabad whole year but subject to weather.

Almost all routes to Skardu require a layover in Islamabad, and often due to flight times, an overnight. Also flying in and out of this airport can be hair-raising, due to its geographical location high in the mountains.

Flights can only  depart  during the day when visibility is clear and the weather is favorable, so flight delays and cancellations are common.

Fly to Islamabad

Flights to Islamabad International Airport in Islamabad operate regularly from many around the world and it is easy to find direct flights. If you are coming from outside of Pakistan, you are definitely stopping in Islamabad before heading to Skardu. You  will need to go through Immigration and Customs and will need to retrieve your luggage even if your flight to Skardu is  immediately afterwards.

If your flight lands in Islamabad after 9 AM , you will need to spend the evening in Islamabad. We recommend heading to the Islamabad city which takes about 35 minutes by taxi as there is no hotel close to airport.

From Islamabad to Skardu

From Islamabad, nonstop flights from Islamabad to Skardu Airport cost anywhere from $100 to $200 and run every day of the week. The flight is only 50 minutes long. We do recommend booking few weeks before departure as there is a high demand  and low supply. They seem to cancel flights less often and have more options if you need to move your flight.

Another way to get to Skardu from Islamabad is by the road.

Hop on a bus from Rawalpindi Pirwadah Bus station to Skardu, There are many buses leaving to Skardu each day on KKH.

Cross Border (Khunjerab Pass) From China

Crossing Khunjerab Pass from Tashkurgan, China to Pakistan (From April to November –

Monday -Friday  except Holidays)

To do this crossing from China, you have to have your visa for Pakistan  in advance by online or through the embassy consulate in your country. https://vepakistan.com/pakistan-visa-information/ you cannot get a Visa in Tashkurgan or Kashgar for Pakistan.

Also, there is no stop to purchase food/snacks/drinks along the way (Tashkurgan to Sost); so ensure that you take enough snacks /food/drink with you to last you this 4+hr drive You can to take a local bus to make this crossing. You can take a private car, higher in prices to bus but smoother  and quicker. The bus that goes from China to Pakistan is run by the Xinjiang Province Govt; whereas the bus from Pakistan to China is run by NATCO, a Pakistani govt service. The bus tickets cannot be bought in advance. You can only purchase them on the day of travel. The purchase of the  bus ticket and the start of the bus route for this border crossing bus is NOT at the bus stop in Tashkurgan town. Instead, go to the  Customs/ Immigration building on the outskirts of Tashkurgan (towards Pakistan, about 2km outside Tashkurgan downtown); and buy the tickets (RMB 225 each, cash) at the small building at the far end of the parking lot of the Customs/Immigration building. The Bus is supposed to leave at 11:30AM Beijing time (9:30AM Uyghur time). However, the departure time can be late as all travelers have to clear through Chinese Customs and Immigration.. you need to keep your luggage with you, as the bus is not allowed to be loaded until it is cleared by Chinese Customs.

Note, There is a bathroom on the edge of the parking lot of the Customs building. Once you are through Customs/Immigration formalities, you cannot go anywhere unescorted (since you have officially left China). So bathroom visit here once you have cleared Customs/Immigration has to be escorted to the bathroom at edge of the parking lot. No other restrooms are provided.

Once you board the bus and leave, there is one Chinese soldier will join the bus and escort it all the way to the Khunjerab Pass Police border post. Along the way, there are multiple Chinese police posts where your passport /visa will be checked. There are NO bathroom facilities on the way; jungle bathrooms are your only choice.

At the border, the bus simply crosses over into Pakistan without stopping on the Chinese side, crosses over from right hand drive to left hand drive, and stops on the Pakistani side for a jungle bathroom break, and to take pictures.

In Pakistan, the Pakistan Customs/Immigration is in Sost, which is another 60+kms away. Along the way, you have  to cross a Khunjerab National Park; for which foreigners are required to pay US$ 40 each (cash only, US$’s only). Pakistani and Chinese nationals don’t pay anything. So make sure you have the cash on hand.

In Sost you need get clear through Pakistani Customs and Immigration. Foreigners have a separate line, and takes much longer than Pakistanis and Chinese nationals. Make sure your Passport+ Visa are totally in order as they check everything very carefully. We can arranged your pick up from here for the rest of trip in Pakistan.

If you want to travel your own,  you can take a mini bus/van during the day time to Hunza Aliabad, (approximately takes 2 hours travel time) and from there another bus onward to Gilgit ((approximately takes 3 hours travel time)).

From Gilgit you can catch a van to reach Skardu during day time only which takes 5+ hours.

Cross Border From India

Cross Wahga Border to Lahore and travel Islamabad by Bus:-

Take a taxi, rickshaw from Amritsar to Wahga Border. The ride takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach Wahga Indian side. Cross the border by foot. (open from 10 am to 5 pm daily) Walk across the Border, After immigration at Pakistan side Take a bus or Rickshaw on to Lahore city which takes around 1 hour. From Lahore there are many buses leave for Islamabad after every 30 minutes. There is also train service from Lahore to Islamabad. From Islamabad you can fly to Skardu or take a bus to reach Skardu.

PRE-TREK BRIEFING

It is a requirement of joining any of our treks that you attend a pre-trek briefing the evening before the trek begins. This gives our guides the opportunity to speak to you about your adventure, and sort out any last-minute queries or concerns.

LUGGAGE

During the trek your luggage along with all the group equipment will be carried by porters. You should bring two bags with you, a large 80-100 litre duffel bag and a smaller 30-50 litre daypack. Your duffel bag will be carried by the porters each day and made available for you at camp each afternoon. Your daypack will stay with you at all times and should be used to carry spare clothing, water etc.  At all other times your luggage will be transported by vehicle.

Please do not bring a rigid suitcase which is not suitable for carrying by the porters. A flexible duffel bag or backpack is best. Your main luggage must not exceed 13kg.

Wifi – Internet Connection!

There is internet connection in Skardu and at few spots on the trail and sometime. The sim card and data costs about $10-20 and works intermittently, could be used for messaging and searching.

In order to pick up a signal though, you will need SCOM SIM card, (a local cellular company) which you can easily buy in Skardu – by purchasing from their office.

Electricity: 

At few campsites there are generators, for light, charge cameras, phones, headlamps, power banks, and even drone batteries, but you will need to check if it is available. It is also advisable to take a small solar panel, to charge phone and power bank each day.

BUDGET & CHANGE

In Pakistan, the currency used is the Pakistani Rupee (PKR). It’s important to note that the Pakistani Rupee is a closed currency, so you won’t be able to obtain it before your arrival. Therefore, it’s advisable to travel with US Dollars,Euro, Yuan, Pound Sterlingare any other major currency as they are widely accepted. Ensure that any US bills you carry are new (less than 10 years old), crisp,(no stamped, no writing on it) and untorn, as damaged bills may not be accepted.

If you require local currency, ATMs and banks are available, or you can exchange money at hotels in Islamabad. However, for the trek itself, it’s recommended to carry local currency and you may get a more favorable exchange rate in Islamabad.

For emergency funds, inform your credit or debit card issuer about your travel plans to avoid any issues with card usage abroad.

Souvenirs in Islamabad are generally affordable.

TIPS

We understand that tipping customs vary across different countries, but in the context of Pakistan, tipping is prevalent. If you’re embarking on a trek in Pakistan with us, we adhere to the standard practice of tipping as recommended by the Trekking Agencies Association.

The decision on how much to tip should reflect the level of service provided by our team throughout your trek. Tipping is discretionary, and if you feel dissatisfied with the service, you are not obligated to tip. Tipping can be done in either US dollars or Pakistani Rupees. Please note that US bills should be new (less than 10 years old), crisp, and untorn.

As a guideline, we suggest budgeting $125-$175 per trekker for your tip contribution to guides and porters. It’s essential to remember that any tips for our porters should be carried with you during the trek.

Please note that the figures provided below are approximate and are intended solely as a guideline.

  • Guide: Approximately $5 per person per day
  • Drivers, Chef and assistants: Around $3 per person per day
  • Porters/Mule drivers: Roughly $2 per person per day

 

Formalities & Health

Embarking on the remarkable journey to the trek in Pakistan requires meticulous attention to formalities and health considerations to ensure a safe and fulfilling adventure. From passport and visa requirements to essential health precautions, thorough preparation is imperative.

In this comprehensive guide, we explore the vital aspects of formalities and health that every trekker must address before venturing into the rugged terrain of the Hindukush, Karakoram and Himalayan Mountains o Pakistan. Covering essential topics such as obtaining trekking visa and permits, securing comprehensive insurance, and understanding altitude sickness, our guide aims to provide trekkers with the necessary knowledge for a successful expedition. Join us as we navigate the critical preparations needed for an unforgettable and safe trek to the legendary base Camps and regions.

 

PASSPORT

Ensure that your passport remains valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned arrival date in Pakistan. We advise making a photocopy of your passport and storing it separately from the original; this precaution can be invaluable in case of loss during your travels. It’s imperative to carry your passport with you during the trek, as it is essential for internal flights and may be required for identification purposes.

VISA

you will need to apply for to obtain a Pakistani visa before you embark on your K2 Base Camp adventure. Now online e-visa system makes the application process easier.

Trekking and mountaineering Visa for K2 base Camp trek

The Pakistani Government has introduced a new visa scheme for trekking and mountaineering in the Karakoram. Under the new scheme – all parties planning on going to K2 BC or entering central Karakoram National Park can now apply for the mandatory Trekking and Mountaineering Visa instead of the regular tourist visa.  We can help you with all of the information you need to apply. This will make things easier when it comes to getting all of the final permitting done just before the trek since the visa is specifically for trekking and mountaineering activities.

If you’re JUST planning on coming to Pakistan to trek or summit a mountain, this is the best option. However, if you want to trek to K2 and also explore other parts of Pakistan independently, you can also get your permits arranged with us while traveling on  this visa. This trekking and mountaineering visa takes almost 4-5 weeks time, from the time you submit your documents to the time you have a visa approval notice. Whereas for normal tourist visa time is about 3 – 10 days. (Without this Trekking and Mountaineering Visa,  one an not get trekking permit to restricted zones like K2 base camp).

Letter of Invitation (LOI)

Foreigners will need to obtain a Letter of Invitation (LOI) before they can apply for a visa. You will be able to get the LOI from us (being a licensed tour operator), along with, company registration documents and any other documents you may need.

VACCINATIONS

Below we have set out what is the general guidance for travel to Pakistan. We strongly advise you to consult with your own GP or travel clinic near you before traveling. They will have the most up to date and medically accurate information relevant to you, and should be relied upon over these recommendations.

Strongly Advised Vaccinations

– Hepatitis A: This can be spread via contaminated food and water.
– Tetanus: Tetanus is often present in the soil, and can contaminate open wounds easily. Tetanus vaccine should be used every ten years if traveling.
– Typhoid: Typhoid can also be spread via contaminated food and water, and poor hygiene.
– Diphtheria: This potentially fatal disease is spread mainly via spit, but occasionally through contact with cuts on the skin.
– Yellow Fever: This can be contracted by being bitten by a contaminated mosquito. This vaccination is not essential if you are arriving directly in Pakistan. You do need it though if you plan to arrive through any country that is subject to yellow fever. Simply stopping over at an airport in an affected country should not require vaccination, but leaving the airport even briefly would make it necessary.

Malaria

In Pakistan, the risk of malaria is not prevalent in higher altitude regions like Skardu or most Himalaya Karkoram treks we organize. However, travelers should be aware of the risk of malaria in areas below 1,500m, particularly in regions like Islamabad, Naran, Chilas, Rawalpindi, it’s essential to take anti-malarial medication and follow preventive measures such as wearing long-sleeved clothing and using DEET-based mosquito repellent to avoid mosquito bites, especially during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are active.

INSURANCE

Trekking at high altitude does have dangers. You should ensure that you have good insurance to cover these risks.

It is a condition of booking with VE  that you have medical and accident insurance. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip in Pakistan. Please verify that all activities, excursions, and destinations outlined in your itinerary are covered by your travel insurance policy. Additionally, ensure your insurance includes provisions for cancellation, medical expenses, and appropriate altitude coverage.

For treks in regions such as the Karakoram and Himalayas, we recommend coverage up to altitudes of 5600m. If you plan to ascend peaks like Khosar Gang or Pastore Peak, ensure your insurance covers trekking up to 6500m.

 

We recommend the global supplier of travel insurance,  World Nomads who specialise in covering digital nomads and backpackers.

During the pre-trek briefing, please provide a copy of your insurance policy to your guide, who will collect your insurance details. We also advise keeping a copy of your policy summary, including the policy number and emergency contact information for your insurer, in your daypack at all times. This ensures accessibility should we need to contact your insurer on your behalf during your trek.

HEALTH

The Altitude

In the context of trekking to region of Karakoram in Pakistan, altitude poses a significant factor that requires careful management. Our trekking itinerary has been meticulously designed to allow for adequate acclimatization. Rest days have been strategically incorporated at appropriate elevations, providing ample time for our bodies to adjust to the thin air. Moreover, our team carries a comprehensive supply of medication to address most altitude-related issues.

While our experience has shown that maintaining hydration, observing rest days at significant elevations, and maintaining a good level of base fitness can mitigate potential problems, it’s important to acknowledge that everyone will experience the effects of high altitude to some degree. For those unfamiliar with altitude, pre-trip concerns may arise. However, rest assured that our guides are extensively trained to assist you through the acclimatization process.

Expect to encounter mild symptoms such as headaches, akin to the sensation of wearing tight sunglasses for an extended period. These ‘pressure’ headaches can typically be alleviated by over-the-counter medications like Panadol, Ibuprofen, or by simple remedies like drinking more water, resting, and practicing pressure breathing techniques. It’s crucial to prioritize relaxation, whether it’s through reading, taking short naps, or leisurely activities, to facilitate your body’s adjustment.

Upon reaching new altitudes, one may experience sensations akin to a mild hangover. It’s imperative to adopt a slow and steady pace, refraining from attempting to match the pace of locals.

As part of our acclimatization program, we incorporate ‘active’ rest days. These involve gentle walks to slightly higher elevations, following the principle of ‘climbing high, sleeping low,’ which significantly aids in acclimatization.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, also called Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), hypobaropathy and soroche, is an illness caused by exposure to the low air pressure, especially low partial pressure of oxygen, which many trekkers experience at high altitudes.

AMS is caused by exerting yourself at high altitudes, especially if you have not been properly acclimatised. It is most common at altitudes above 2400 metres. Over 6000m above sea level, the air pressure (and the amount of oxygen it contains) is less than half that at sea level, and has been said to be comparable to working with only one lung.

AMS can be serious, especially as it can be debilitating, and it generally occurs far from places where medical treatment can be easily administered.

Not everyone suffers from AMS, of course, and it is very difficult to predict who is or is not vulnerable to it. Generally speaking, a fit person is less vulnerable than an unfit person, because their cardiovascular system can operate at low pressures longer without as much strain. Even so, anyone can be vulnerable at altitudes above 3500 metres, no matter their fitness level, if they have not spent some time getting used to the low atmospheric pressures first.

Avoiding Altitude Sickness

1. Walk high, sleep low. It is best to gradually climb higher each day, then descend lower to sleep. This lets you gradually become accustomed to lower pressures, and then recover somewhat overnight.

2. Slow and steady. You need to keep your respiration rate low enough to maintain a normal conversation. If you are panting or breathing hard, you must slow down. Overworking your heart and lungs substantially increases your chance of becoming ill.

3. Drink much more water than you think you need. Proper hydration helps acclimatisation dramatically. You need to drink at least three litres each day. As dehydration presents many of the same symptoms as altitude sickness, your chances of being allowed to continue are best if you stay hydrated.

  1. Diamox. The general consensus of the research is that Diamox is helpful in avoiding AMS. We recommend you google Diamox and its effects yourself. It is a prescription drug, and you should consult with your doctor before taking it.

it should be taken before trekking, not after symptoms develop.

Note: you can not find Diamox in Pakistan, so need to bring it.

Preventing dehydration

Even if you avoid diarrhoea, you can easily become dehydrated at high altitudes. The lower air pressure forces you to breathe more quickly and deeply, and you lose a lot of water through your lungs. You will also be exerting yourself, and sweating.

The upshot is, as you might expect, that you will have to drink more water. You need to drink at least 3 litres of fluids every day while trekking. Even when you don’t feel thirsty you have to drink this amount as a minimum – preferably more.

Stay on the look-out for signs of dehydration in yourself and your fellow trekkers. The most common symptoms include thirst, dry lips, nose or mouth, headache and feeling fatigued or lethargic. If you think you may be dehydrated, there are two ways to tell:

The color of your urine. Clear or light straw-colored urine means you are probably not dehydrated. Yellow or orange wee means you have not been drinking enough, and you need to up your fluid intake quickly.

Pinch or press firmly on an area of exposed skin. If it does not spring back instantly, or stays pale and bloodless for more than a second or two, you are probably dehydrated.

Avoiding diarrhea

Make sure that your hygiene is as good as possible to avoid picking up a stomach upset. Needless to say, a bout of diarrhea can make a two week-long strenuous trek unpleasant or even impossible.

On the trek itself, we make sure that your food is pure and uncontaminated. You will need to carry a water purification filter or tablets to ensure all water that you drink is safe.

Make sure you follow these simple rules at all times:

If you are not absolutely certain water is pure, do not drink it.

Wash your hands thoroughly after using the toilet, and before eating or handling food of any kind.

Do not eat raw vegetables or salads. Cooked, preferably boiled veggies only.

Avoid any cold drinks, and ice of any kind.

Water from sealed bottles is generally fine, as are fizzy drinks, wine and beer. Hot tea and coffee are good, as they have just been boiled.

If you do get diarrhea, the most important thing you can do is to stay hydrated. The best thing to drink is a rehydration solution like Dioralyte.

Read more about dehydration below.

Over the counter medicines like Immodium (or anything containing loperamide) are only for short term, mild diarrhoea. Some doctors recommend taking a single, 500mg dose of Ciprofxin, or any ciprofloxacin antibiotic in an emergency situation. This is a prescription medicine, and you should discuss it with your doctor before your trip.

Malaria

In Pakistan, the risk of malaria is not prevalent in higher altitude regions like Skardu or most Karkoram treks we organize. However, travelers should be aware of the risk of malaria in areas below 1,500m, particularly in regions like Islamabad, Naran, Chilas, Rawalpindi, it’s essential to take anti-malarial medication and follow preventive measures such as wearing long-sleeved clothing and using DEET-based mosquito repellent to avoid mosquito bites, especially during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are active.

Sunburn and UV Protection

While a high altitude trek is hardly a day at the seaside, you will be vulnerable to sunburn if not properly protected. The thin atmosphere at high altitudes blocks much less UV radiation, even on cloudy days.

The three most important things you can do to avoid sunburn are:

  • Apply SPF 30 or higher sunscreen to your face, nose and ears at least 30 minutes before going out into the sun, and reapply regularly. High SPF lip balm is also a must.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat that shades your face, nose and ears.
  • Wear UV-protective sunglasses, category 2-4.

At higher altitudes the sun’s rays are intensified and even on a cloudy day they can penetrate through and still burn you. And do not forget that the sun is at its strongest between 10:00-14:00 hours each day.

Eating well

Many trekkers experience loss of appetite at high altitudes. This is a real problem, as you will be burning an extra 2000 or more calories a day, and not replacing them can cause real problems.

Just like staying hydrated, you have to eat heartily even if you are not hungry. Meals heavy in carbohydrates are best, because they are easier to digest at high altitudes and provide long-term energy.

It is important to keep plenty of small snacks with you, as you will have to keep your energy levels high. Take a favourite treat to make it easier to eat when you do not feel hungry, but avoid anything with honey or syrup, or anything chewy as they are likely to freeze tooth-crackingly solid above 5000 metres. Chocolate, nuts and seeds, biscuits, savoury snacks and boiled sweets are generally better choices.

Body temperature

Every mountain environment has its own climate, and Karakoram has several different weather zones at different heights. Conditions change quickly, and you will be moving between zones as well. A hot and dry day can be followed immediately by snow or rain. Wearing a layered outfit is generally the wisest way to make sure you stay healthy and reasonably comfortable in all conditions.

Above all, make sure to wear warm, wind-and water-proof, breathable clothing on your trek. Get high quality gear too, as this is definitely the real thing. Storms, high winds and freezing temperatures must be expected, and poor quality equipment will fail.

PREPARING FOR YOUR TREK

In anticipation of your trekking adventure in Pakistan, it is essential to undertake adequate preparation to ensure a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. While the trekking routes in Pakistan offer scenic beauty and relatively accessible paths, it is imperative to engage in physical training beforehand.

The trekking trails in Pakistan, including those leading to iconic destinations such as , demand endurance and stamina. Expect to hike for approximately 6-7 hours daily over hilly terrain, with occasional ascents of up to 600 meters in elevation. The total trekking distance spans around 144 kilometers, with an elevation gain exceeding 3000 meters.

To adequately prepare for the trek, incorporate a structured training regimen into your routine. This should involve regular hill walking sessions, complemented by activities such as swimming, light jogging or cycling, and strength training exercises at the gym. Strengthening your physical fitness will enhance your ability to tackle the challenges encountered along the trekking route.

For comprehensive assistance with fitness training customized for trekking adventures, we suggest exploring our trek fitness program and visiting our Fitness Training Plans page. By dedicating resources to thorough preparation, you can enhance your enjoyment and increase your chances of success during your trekking expedition in Pakistan.

Equipment & Clothing

Preparing for your trek in Pakistan requires careful consideration of the equipment and clothing you’ll need to ensure a comfortable and safe journey. While we recommend using personal gear for its familiarity and reliability, we understand that rental options are available for those who need them. Planning ahead and packing wisely are crucial steps to maximizing your trekking experience.

In this section, we provide detailed guidance on both the equipment supplied by Vertical Explorers and the clothing essentials you’ll need to bring along. Additionally, we offer recommendations on other accessories and gear you may require for your trek. Whether you opt for personal gear or choose to rent, our goal is to support you in making the most of your adventure while prioritizing your comfort and enjoyment.

Ensuring the right gear for your trek is essential for a comfortable and safe journey. While personal gear is recommended for familiarity, rental options are available for those in need. Plan ahead and pack wisely to make the most of your trekking experience in Pakistan. We encourage using your own gear for optimal comfort and enjoyment during the trek.

While we understand the cost constraints, having personal gear ensures familiarity and reliability

Equipment supplied by  Vertical Explorers

  • 3 man tent per two people
  • Foam sleeping mattress
  • Communal dining tent 
  • Table, chairs and cutlery

 

CLOTHING TO BRING

  • Warm beanie style hat – knitted or fleece
  • Neck gaiter or scarf. It can get dusty in Baltistan and the air very cold. A scarf or balaclava comes in useful for keeping dust out and can double as a warm layer for your neck / face!
  • Sun hat – preferably wide-brimmed for protection
  • Sunglasses – high UV protection
  • Headlamp (plus extra batteries)
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UPPER BODY
  • Thermal or fleece base layer (x2)
  • Long sleeve shirt/tshirt – light or medium weight, moisture wicking (x3)
  • Short sleeved shirt/tshirt – lightweight, moisture wicking (x2)
  • Fleece or soft shell jacket (x2)
  • Insulated jacket – down or primaloft
  • Lightweight water/windproof hard shell outer jacket
  • Gloves – lightweight, fleece or quick drying fabric
LEGS
  • Leggings – thermal or fleece base layer (x1)
  • Trekking trousers – light or medium weight (x2) – convertible trousers work well
  • Waterproof hard shell trousers – ski pants work fine (x1)
  • Gaiters
FEET
  • Trekking boots – mid weight with good ankle support
  • Training shoe or similar – to wear around the campsites
  • Mid-weight trekking socks (x5 pairs)
  • Breathable, high-wicking liner socks (x3 pairs)
  • Thermal trekking socks for upper reaches of your trek (x2 pair)

OTHER ACCESSORIES  

  •           Sunscreen and lip balm – high SPF

·        Toiletries, including toilet paper, wet wipes and hand sanitiser

·        Camera and spare batteries

·        Plug adapter, for charging devices in hotels

·        Personal medication and first aid kit

·        Personal snacks and energy bars – dried fruit and nuts are a good option

·        Isotonic drink powder / energy drink powder to mix in with your water

·        Microfibre towel for wiping hands and face each day

·        Pee bottle, useful for late night toilet needs

EQUIPMENT TO BRING

TREKKING GEAR

·        Small Rucksack or Daypack (30-40 litres) to carry water and personal items

·        Waterproof duffle bag (approx 80-100 litres)

·        Sleeping bag (4 season or -20 Deg C) and compression sack

·        Trekking poles

·        Water bottle or hydration bag – must be able to carry 1.5-2L of water

GEAR RENTAL

We recommend that wherever possible you use your own gear for your trek as this is the best way to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. The quality of rental gear is variable and it is your responsibility to check carefully the condition of any item you rent. We accept no responsibility for the quality of equipment hired. An indication of the likely rental costs is below.

  • Hiking Boots = 3 -4$ per day per pair
  • Crampons = 2-3 $ per day per set
  • Four Season Sleeping Bag: $2-5 per day
  • Down Jacket: $2-3 per day
  • Trekking Poles: $1 per day

 

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You have the flexibility to embark on this trek from either Islamabad or Skardu, allowing you to choose the starting point that best suits your preferences and travel arrangements. Whether you prefer the convenience of Islamabad or the adventure of beginning directly from Skardu, the choice is yours. Join us for an unforgettable trekking experience, starting from the location that aligns perfectly with your journey.

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from Islamabad

Islamabad to Islamabad basis

9 Days, 8 Nights

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  1. Stay

    Accommodation during the trekking period in Portable mobile camps (14 nights).

    Accommodation in Islamabad hotel (02 nights)

    Accommodation in between  Islamabad and skardu hotels (02 nights)

  2. Activities

    Trekking to the base camp of the world’s 2nd highest mountain

  3. Guide

    Professional Certified Trek leader & porters will assist and guide during the trek

    Porter to carry up to 13 kgs of weight per trekker

  4. Permits

    Trekking permits,  Central Karakoram National Park Permit.

    All government and local taxes.

  5. Transfers

    Airport pickup and drop in Islamabad

    Domestic transfer from /to Islamabad airport

    Domestic flights (Islamabad – Skardu – Islamabad)

    By road transfer in case of flight cancellation

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You are a stone’s throw away from ascending the roof of the world. Tick of the Most Adventurous K2 Base Camp Trek from your Bucket List.

Price Includes
 
  1. Stay

    Accommodation during the trekking period in Portable mobile camps (14 nights).

    Accommodation in Skardu hotel (02 nights)

  2. Activities

    Trekking to the base camp of the world’s 2nd highest mountain

  3. Guide

    Professional Certified Trek leader & porters will assist and guide during the trek

    Porter to carry up to 13 kgs of weight per trekker

  4. Permits

    Trekking permits,  Central Karakoram National Park Permit.

    All government and local taxes.

  5. Transfers

    Airport pickup and drop in Skardu

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chance to acclimate yourself before embarking on your Karakoram adventure. Delve into the details of each trek by clicking on the respective images below or reach out to our office for further information.

Deosai Khunjerab

Extend your adventure in Pakistan and immerse yourself in the captivating beauty and wildlife of Deosai and Khunjerab National Parks. For more information, explore our Deosai and Khunjerab pages and discover the wonders awaiting you in these pristine wilderness areas.

Deosai National Park
Deosai National Park

Deosai National Park is among the prime attractions in Pakistan, offering a unique wilderness experience beyond the towering peaks of the Himalayas. Deosai National Park, known as the "Land of Giants," spans over 3,000 square kilometers and is renowned for its diverse wildlife. Visitors have the chance to spot the majestic Brown Bear, elusive Snow Leopard, and a variety of other fauna in their natural habitat.

Khunjerab Park
Khunjerab National Park

Khunjerab National Park, located in the breathtaking Karakoram Range, is Pakistan's highest national park and boasts a rich biodiversity. Here, you can encounter iconic species such as the Marco Polo sheep, Himalayan ibex, and the elusive Snow Leopard..

Private Treks

We also extend the option of Privately Guided Treks, providing you with the expertise of our guide and your dedicated local porters support team. This exclusive arrangement ensures personalized attention throughout the trek, tailored to meet your specific requirements. Over the years, VE has had the privilege of collaborating with numerous privately guided groups, delivering exceptional outcomes.

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Highlights

  • Discover Shina culture as you taste traditional dishes and fruits
  • Discover a high altitude lake
  • Trek Himalayan alpine meadows
  • Experience Himalayan flora, pine forests and a breathtaking landscape
  • Amazing views of the Nanga Parbat south face and other Mountains and the Astore Rupal Valleys
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Included/Excluded

  • Airport/road transfer in four-wheel sightseeing jeep/Car
  • All road transfers by chartered private vehicles.
  • Best tourist class hotels accommodation with ensuite bath (twin sharing basis)
  • Locally sourced fresh meals during trek including tea and coffee.
  • Morning bed tea on trek
  • Some supplementary snacks on trek
  • Evening fill of your water bottle with boiled drinking water.
  • Sleeping tents (twin sharing basis), mattresses, kitchen tents, mess tent with table and chairs.
  • Kitchen equipment, crockery, fuel, cooking, camping, cleaning and related gear.
  • Services of experienced professional English speaking guide, expert cook and low altitude porters.
  • Staff food, insurance and equipment
  • 13 kg of personal baggage during trek.
  • Porterage at airport and hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
  • Central Karakoram National Park Entrance fee
  • Camping sites fee, Bridges crossing fee
  • Insurance of crew; i.e. guide, cook, porters/staff.
  • Safety rope and basic necessary gear.
  • First Aid Kit with necessary medicines
  • International airfare.
  • All meals in hotels.
  • Excess weight.
  • Excess days beyond the itinerary
  • Sleeping bags and personal nature clothing/equipment.
  • Extras at hotels like bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls.
  • Satellite phone with solar charger (can hire).
  • Insurance liability and other under force majeure conditions, medical aid and helicopter rescue coverage of members etc.
  • Hire of sleeping bags/gloves and down jackets.
  • Tips.
  • Airport and departure taxes.
  • Hotels- early check-in and late check-out.
  • Charges incurred due to delays beyond control of VE
  • Cost incurred from early leaving the trip.
  • Travel Insurance of member.
  • Visa.
  • Any other service not mentioned above.

Itinerary

Welcome to Islamabad! You will be greeted by an English-speaking assistant at the airport after immigration and custom. The assistant will escort you to your hotel. We will have ample time for sightseeing and shopping in colorful old bazaars of Rawalpindi and new markets of Islamabad. We may also drive to the modern Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. Drive: 40 minutes Activities: Cultural exploration , Sightseeing Accommodation: Hotel

We rise early to be at the airport in time for our flight to Gilgit. If the weather is good, we’ll be treated to one of the finest views available in the world of aviation, as we thread our way up the largest congregation of mountains of Karakoram, Hindukush, Himalaya and Indus River gorges, third longest in Asia and one of the deepest in the world. To our east is Nanga Parbat (killer mountain) and countless peaks and glaciers. It is sometime possible to catch a glimpse of K2 in the distant before our dramatic landing at Gilgit. On arrival we are met by our local staff with jeeps and make the short transfer to the hotel. If the flight is unable to operate because of bad weather, we will resort to travel by road on Karakoram Highway (KKH) to Chilas. The drive is compensated by the beautiful scenery along the Karakoram highway and Indus gorges. The journey on the Karakoram Highway is most exciting and thrilling. It is a monument to the engineering feast and one of the most spectacular roads and the world’s highest metalled border crossing. It connects Pakistan and China stretching over a distance of 1300km between Islamabad and Kashgar, winding through three mountain ranges and following the ancient Silk route along the Indus Valley to the Chinese border at Khunjerab Pass. We pass through the historical town of Taxila, beautiful hill station of Abbottabad, quake affected lush green towns of Mansehra, Shinkiari and finally meet the great Indus on Thakot Bridge. From there onward the road snails along the bank of the Indus with contrasting landscape after every two kilometers. We pass through Besham, Dassu, Komila and Shatial to arrive at Chilas with many rock carvings and inscriptions along the way left by Chinese pilgrims and ancient travelers of 5th century A.D. Chilas was on the ancient caravan trail over the Babusar Pass into India. The view after crossing the Rai kot Bridge of Nanga Parbat is without any parallel. Standing at around 1,000 m. you see a mountain which rises to above 8,000 m! This is the largest land escarpment in the world. This is also where the three greatest mountain ranges meet; Himalaya, Hindukush and Karakoram. Flight: 45 Minutes Drive: 10-12 hrs Activities: Cultural exploration , Sightseeing, Hiking,Jeep Safari Accommodation: Hotel

Drive from Chilas or Gilgit to Tarishing Astore valley. Hiking,Jeep Safari Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Mobile Camp

Today after breakfast our walk start from Tarishing (2911m)village, climbing gradually to the Tarishing Glacier lateral moraine, near north edge, and crossing the glacier on a trail, continuing up to the gentle valley through Rupal village. Rising gradually through Rupal valleys lush fields, the trail follows valley's north side up a narrow green valley, through groves of willow, poplar and juniper then you pass a small lake and round a corner of the Bazhin camp, a flat, green meadows between the lateral moraine of the Bazhin Glacier and the mountain. Ahead towers the solid ice wall of the east face of NANGA PARBAT. This is a perfect campsite with clear spring water, a wood full of birds this spot is called HERRLIGKOFFER Base Camp (3550m), a beautiful, although much used meadows along the Bazhin Glacier's east margin. The camp site is named after Dr. Karl M HERRLIGKOFFER the leader of eight German expeditions to NANGA PARBAT, including the first successful expedition in 1953. A side trip of several hours up this ablation valley leads to a point on the moraine directly above the BAZHIN Glacier and across from icefall coming from the summit. Walk: 5 Hours, Distance: 10 Km, Ascent: 639m Descent: 120 m Activities: Trekking Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Mobile Camp

In the monring, after breakfast crosses the Bazhin Glacier over a trail in one hour along a donkey path, the local shepherds come and go frequently, so you can follow their path or them but be careful there will be a lot of hidden crevasses and you can listen to the voice of flowing of under ground water so you must walk slowly and dont stop at the BAZHIN Glacier. From the top of the lateral moraine on the western side you look down on a huge grassy field known as LATBOH (3530m). LATBOH is also known as TUPP Meadows because it is like a TUPP which must once have been the bed of a lake. Herds of horses, sheep and goats graze in the centre. The summer villagers churn butter in goatskins and spin sheep wool while they sit and chat, offering bread and buttermilk to visitors. Walk: 4 Hours, Distance: 5-6 Km, Ascent: 123m Descent: 30 m Activities: Trekking Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Mobile Camp

After breakfast further two hour takes you around the end of a second moraine, with a lake on the top (Basically this Lake is less frequently visited & has no name and it exists at the foot of NANGA PARBAT so that is why I gave it a name NANGA PARBAT Lake to another broad field, LATBOI (meaning stony place) also called second Base Camp, with a summer settlement on one side, from here the path climbs gently over some moraine then follows the north bank of the river through the woods to SHAIGIRI (meaning a white stone in Shina) 30 minutes away. This is a good campsite at about 3660 meters, with fresh water, firewood and superb views of the south face of NANGA PARBAT. Walk: 5 Hours, Distance: 6 Km, Ascent: 239 m Descent: 30 m Activities: Trekking Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Mobile Camp

4-hrs. The trail follows the Bazhin Glacier’s north margin and cross several streams before it reaches Mazeno Glacier’s terminus. Afternoon trek back to Latobah. Activities: Trekking Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Mobile Camp

Trek from Latobah to Tarishing. Activities: Trekking Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Mobile Camp

Day 9 Tarishing to Sheosar Lake

  • After an early breakfast, drive to Sheosar Lake, which is about 3-4 hours away passing by Chilim Astore.

Upon arrival, set up camp and spend the rest of the day exploring the lake and surrounding areas. Take in the stunning views of the lake and the mountains, and soak in the peaceful atmosphere of the Deosai Plateau.

After breakfast, begin the trek towards Chogo Cho. The trail passes through the vast Deosai Plateau and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

  • After 3-4 hours of trekking, arrive at Chogo Cho, which is a small settlement located at the edge of the plateau. Set up camp and rest for the night.

After breakfast, start trekking towards Burji La Base Camp. The trail ascends gradually through a beautiful landscape of alpine meadows, streams and four lakes along the way.

  • After a few hours of trekking, reach the base camp, which is located at the foot of Burji La pass. Set up camp and rest for the night, preparing for the challenging trek ahead.

After an early breakfast, start the trek towards Burji La pass, which is the highest point of the trek at 4,700 meters. The climb is steep and challenging, but the panoramic views of five lakes and the surrounding mountains (including 8000+ m peaks subject to clear weather) are worth the effort. It takes 3 to 4 hrs to get Burji La Top. After crossing the pass, descend towards Regaul Khlas, which is a beautiful valley surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Set up camp and rest for the night.

After breakfast, start the trek back to Skardu. The trail passes through picturesque villages and valleys, offering a glimpse into the local way of life.

After a few hours of trekking, reach Skardu and end the trek.

After an early breakfast, we will start drive from Tarishing to to Chilas. Activities: sightseeing Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Mobile camp

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi. Evening sightseeing. If unable to fly on day 18th, this day will be use to transfer from Chilas to Islamabad by road. Activities: Jeep Safari, Sightseeing Meals provided: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel

Frequently asked questions

Gilgit Gilgit Baltistan is a beautiful destination. So much so, that one should definitely plan a visit to this cold desert as a bucket list check box. With beautiful lakes and treks to offer, Gilgit Gilgit Baltistan is a must-visit place to go to. In winter, the temperature in Gilgit Gilgit Baltistan drops down severely and becomes even more picturesque. One can visit the frozen lakes, if not the Baltoro trek, one can do the trek on the Shigar, Khaplu valleys, visit Gilgit Gilgit Baltistani festivals that help you interact with the locals as well.

This activity is largely famous among the avid travellers. The beauty of this region attracts a lot of visitors, but its harsh and deserted environment is quite demanding. On a Baltoro trek, you would meet the locals and understand their way of living in one of the most uninhabitable regions in the world. The Baltoro trek is an experience for the brave-hearted and thrill-seekers. The weather and terrain might shake your confidence, but if you can surpass that then the journey to this land will be the most enriching experience of your life.

Once you have acclimatized, you should not have any high altitude related problems on this trek. Next, the trek is not very rigorous. You do not have to be super fit to do this trek. This trek is all about preparing to deal with cold temperatures. If one’s physical stamina is equipped to do long walks and you’re reasonably fit, then you will enjoy the mesmerizing scenery during this trek, if not it can be prove to be a challenge. Keeping all this in mind, yes, Baltoro can be your first trek.

We usually love to stick to the regular plan. But we always keep a B-Plan ready! Yes, depending on the prevailing situation we can change the itinerary. However the date of trek completion will always coincide with the original itinerary. We should keep in mind that this trek is happening into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Yes, it is always advisable that in any trek carry your own personal medication and basic first aid kit with you. No need to worry!

Our trek leaders are expert in first-aid and are aware of high attitude problems. We carry complete first-aid kit, oxygen cylinders, improvised stretchers,necessary medicines (relating to AMS) and extra team members with us may it be any contingency.

Glacier water is naturally clean but for safe side we use boiled water and chlorine tablets in our camps, it is requested by all the participants to consult our outdoor team before filling up there water bottles during the trek. Hot water is made available for drinking while on the trek. Travelers should also carry chlorine tablets with them.

Yes, if you have a small bag of extra clothing for when you return from the trek, you will be able to store it safely in Islamabad or Skardu for the duration of the trek.

All of the meals served on Our trips are a combination of the best local and regional fares along with some specialty items. Lentils and rice is a common local dish. There will be a variety of hot and cold options for breakfast (porridge, cereal, eggs and bread). Dinners are a mix of pastas and dumplings, chicken, a variety of vegetables, soups and rice dishes. Lunches are often picnic style and various items for and fruit as well as hot tea are provided. Our cook staff is very accommodating to various dietary needs. Let us know before your trip of any dietary restrictions and we will be happy to accommodate your needs.

We have three men tents but two people will be accommodating in one tent. Also it maintains the temperature required to have a warm and comfortable sleep in the night

Yes, our first priority is to create a safe environment for all the trekkers, and a girls’safety is the foremost important thing for us. At the time of Rooms/Tents allotment the boys and girls are segregated in different accommodations. We always create a friendly environment between trekker's and other supporting staffs are carefully chosen for your trips keeping all safety measures in mind. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings.

Trekking shoes is one of the most important things needed in any trek, so you have to be very careful before buying it. Recommended only high-ankle and waterproof shoes which are branded and are specifically designed for trekking purposes.Quechua, Zamberlan, Lafuma, Conquest and The North Face are some high quality brands dealing in High Altitude trekking shoes

The choice is yours if you want a walking stick or not. But it is always more comfortable with a trekking pole. Also a trekking pole will help you make firm steps and help you grip on slippery grounds.

What do i need to bring? A complete clothing and equipment list specific to your trip will be sent to you in a dossier. Every year, after assessing feedback from our clients and guides, we review and update our lists so they are as complete and up-to-date as possible. Every list has a description of each item, however feel free to call us if you have questions or need help locating any of the items on the list. It is extremely important that you adhere strictly to the equipment list.

Typically, we don’t have equipment checks for international trips until you are in-country, and you can’t always count on finding an outdoor supplier in Skardu during the days just before a trip begins that has what you need. Therefore, it’s extremely important you follow the equipment list guidelines and bring every item on the list. If you have any questions concerning any of the items mentioned in the equipment list, please contact us.

We may be able to procure some items in Skardu. Call us for specific information regarding your trip.

Your K2 Base Camp Trek will be a fully supported trek with porters and pack animals. You will be carrying a daypack on trekking days, which would contain snacks, camera, water and extra clothing.

The trips get progressively warmer from March through May. Day time temperatures can be in the 25 to 30s (Celsius scale) when the weather is calm and clear. Night time temperatures at the higher elevations may be below freezing upto -20 Cs, especially if the weather is windy. You might expect a little bit of snow at the higher elevations and temperatures in the 20s. Temperatures during the fall season are a bit colder and you may see more snow near the trail.

All accommodations are based on double or triple occupancy. If you are traveling solo and wish to share accommodations, we will pair you with another traveler of same gender. Singles are available in Skardu. If you request single accommodations or a roommate cannot be assigned, you will be responsible for paying the single supplement fee.

We loves to customize personal trips -- for you, your friends, or organization. Our published land costs are typically based on number of individuals, so the number in your party may affect your land costs. Just give us a call/contact us and let us know what you're interested in, and we'll do our best to Make It Happen.

We are happy to help you arrange accommodations before and after your trip. Our area directors can recommend side excursions and restaurants for the extra time.

Our guide or representative will pick you up at the airport on the scheduled arrival date. We can help you arrange accommodations if you arrive earlier, and we are happy to make suggestions for transportation, restaurants and sightseeing.

All of our guides are highly skilled experienced professionals who have been selected based on their careful judgment, local knowledge, understanding of our client's needs, patience and supportive guiding styles, and great personalities. In addition to their impressive personal achievements in the field, our guides bring a wealth of natural history, cultural anthropology and linguistic knowledge for their group's enlightenment. Our international guides and staff surpass the needs of our clientele and make the trip enjoyable beyond expectations.

During a trek, if someone becomes ill or feels that they do not wish to go any farther, the guides decide whether the person requires an escort for descent (by a local staff or assistant guide) or if he or she can stay put until the group returns.

Tipping is always a personal choice, but is greatly appreciated by your guides. Check your departure packet for details.

Absolutely! Our recognizes our trips as physical, scenic, and cultural odysseys into these landlocked regions, and so we encourage you to interact with the locals. Our guides are experienced in the proper cultural courtesies and will be able to advise you along the way regarding these considerations.

There is no way to know how quickly our trips are going to fill up. Many of our trips fill up months in advance. So send in your application and a deposit as soon as you have decided which trip date you want.

You can sign up for the trip directly on our website. To secure your place on this trip, please click on the BOOK NOW button at the side of the page, or the dates tab to the right. You will also need to have the below information to hand: • Name as per Passport • Home Address • Email Address • Telephone Number • Date of Birth Before you embark on your trip, it is essential that we receive your passport, travel insurance, next of kin, medical details and dietary requirements (if applicable). If you have any medical conditions to declare or are over the age of 65, you will be required to complete a medical declaration form, signed and stamped by your GP. If you don’t have all this information to hand, you can still register your place today, and then re-log into the form before you depart by using your email address and the password you create upon registration.

US$300 for scheduled trips. An application alone won’t reserve a space.

If we cancels a trip due to any reason, you will receive a full refund.

We highly recommends the purchasing of trip cancellation, travel insurance and medical evacuation policies. Once we have received your application and have confirmed your spot on a trip, we will send you information about the various types of insurance and insurance companies we would recommend.

Being in good cardiovascular shape is the key. We encourage you to walk steps and stairs each day as the best conditioning before you depart. If you work out at a gym, focus on the StairMaster although walking actual stairways is probably more effective for your overall training. For those of you who are already in great shape – trail runners, marathoners and triathletes – you should know that while you’re in great shape physically, you won’t have much advantage to those in your group who aren’t when it comes to acclimatization. You won’t be able to ascend any faster than the group. Whatever your level of fitness, you should adopt the mantra: Trekking is about the journey not the destination… and remember that we take it slowly to properly acclimatize. Read more about How to get fit for a trek?

A normal day starts with your guide knocking at your door at around 6:00 am in the morning. The breakfast served in the dining tent is usually at 7:00 am allowing you enough time to wash up and pack up. The trek normally begins at 8:00 am. You will be accompanied by your guide and a porter. In average, 3-4 hours of walking is covered before lunch. Lunch will be at a tent en-route. After lunch, normally 3 more hours are covered before reaching the destination of the day. Dinner in the dinning tent is around 7:00 pm before retiring for the night.Acclimatization days are built in along the way where we stay at the same place for an extra night. During this day, you are welcome to explore side hikes.

We have taken trekkers ranging in age from 18 to 78 as high as Gondogoro La (5585m). Our trekking groups are limited to a maximum of 12 members to guarantee quality and personalized service. Small group travel fosters intimacy with the local cultures and the land and ensures quality for each trip member. Our guests come from a remarkable cross-section, ranging from full-time students to physicians, business executives, computer programmers, stay-at-home moms (and dads), writers, etc. In addition, your trekking entourage includes a staff which will number approximately 1:6 . Along the way, your trekking staff will introduce you to their family and friends putting you on a first name basis with tea shop owners, traders, porters, farmers, schoolteachers, and curious children.

The incidence of personal violent crime is certainly almost none despite sensational headlines and occasional saber rattling. The Karakorum region is known for centuries of peaceful coexistence. The incidence of personal violent crime is certainly almost none than in anywhere in the world despite sensational headlines and occasional saber rattling. The Karakorum region is known for centuries of peaceful coexistence. we have continued to operate trips in the region each year and we are confident that these regions remains one of the most beautiful, compelling and welcoming places on earth. The major concentrations of troubles are in the western parts of Pakistan and 100s of miles to the Islamabad. Their major concentrations are in areas which have had little or no tourism (investment, hard currency, etc) which is one of the reasons that their message has played well in these very poor districts. By comparison, the K2 Region is a very well and worldly part of Pakistan. That said, whenever you travel in Pakistan (or anywhere in the world for that matter), you should definitely use personal caution. We avoid any known dangerous situations. We monitor political situations posted by the government Office and ground reports from our staff and network of contacts. As when traveling in any region, make sure to keep an eye on your possessions and take certain common-sense measures to prevent theft or dangerous situations. The first rule of trekking K2 Base Camp is to step to the wall side when you meet a mule, since otherwise you can be knocked off the edge. The main danger for most people doing the straight-in, straight-out route is altitude sickness(AKA Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS). For most people, this can be avoided by sleeping no more than 300 metres higher than you did the night before and taking an acclimatisation day every 1000 metres. Serious AMS is more common in folk doing group tours than in independent trekkers. Other common injuries are twisted ankles and sprains. Rock falls, moraine and glacier crossings add significant risk to longer treks involving crossing high passes such as the Gondogoro-La. As always, it’s unwise to trek solo in case you fall and can’t extricate yourself: Do note, that it is illegal to trek solo.

Most people report that they have some mild symptoms of Mountain Sickness ranging from headache to sleep apnea to loss of appetite above 12-14,000 feet. While these symptoms are not of great concern, they are monitored closely by the Expedition Manager and staff. If symptoms become more serious, there are two options: Descend to a lower elevation – possibly resuming the trek once symptoms subside. or airlift.

For snacks, we recommend chocolate, chocolate bars, dried fruit bars and dried fruit which are readily available in Skardu, but Cliff bars, Power bars and the like are not usually available.

Sleeping bags can be hired at US$ 3.50 per day basis. However, in terms of hygiene, we recommend the guests to bring their own sleeping bags. Trekking poles can be hired in Skardu, but the cost will be the same as that of buying a new one.

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents. This includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs. In worst cases, we can evacuate / rescue you via helicopter, but this can be very expensive without travel insurance.

Pakistani tap water is not safe to drink. Bring water purifying tablets or a water purifying stickto save money and the environment. Note that at higher elevations during the coldest times of year the water will freeze, so you’ll need to use boiled water.Buy a decent thermos flask or plastic water container, so that you can top up with hot, boiled water at the beginning of the day – starting with hot water will stop it freezing.

Check the terms and conditions of your travel insurance very carefully before embarking on the K2 Base Camp trek – the elevations involved are above 5000m, and many companies simply will not cover you at that level. World Nomads offers cover for trekking up to 6000m on recognised routes like K2 Base Camp and the gondogoro and hispar Passes. You should also ensure you are covered for helicopter evacuation from the mountains in emergencies, while mountaineers should arrange cover with their specialist mountaineering association at home before they travel.

Yes – why not stay on and explore more of what Pakistan has to offer! We can request with to change your return date with the airline. Places are limited and all arrangements are subject to availability.

Our unique style of off the beaten track, face-to-face travel is the only way to really experience a destination, but it also serves to keep the costs down. We spend your money providing an authentic experience, instead of on lavish hotels and expensive western-style meals. We pass these savings on to you with our low prices. Another thing you'll notice are the inclusions. While we don't include everything, we do throw in the major highlights of a destination, the things that everyone goes to see. On every trip page we show you the 'Included Highlights' of your trip, things that many other companies charge locally for. We leave many other activities as options, to provide you the freedom and flexibility to choose what you want to do on a daily basis.

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3 Group 9-12 Adult 9 12 20%
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