We are the only company in the world who send an International guide and doctor on our K2 Basecamp (5,400m) treks while keeping group sizes sustainably small. Sending an international guide and doctor on all our K2 Basecamp treks allows us to deliver an unrivalled level of safety and service for each and every one of our clients. Having smaller group sizes allows us to minimise our environmental impact and foster a stronger team dynamic.
Trekking to K2 Basecamp (5,400m) is one of the most remote and iconic trekking adventures in the world. Unlike other companies we do not retrace our steps once we have reached Basecamp, instead we traverse the Boltoro Glacier and cross the Gondogoro La Pass (5,585m) – the highest point of our trek. We descend from there through the Hushe Valley and maximise our experience of the greater Karakoram range. These mountains stretch for almost 500km along the border of China, Pakistan and India and it is the most heavily glaciated stretch of land outside the Polar regions.
K2 (8,611m) is the world’s second highest mountain and considered by many experienced mountaineers to be one of the toughest mountains to climb, it is frequently referred to as ‘King of the Mountains’ or ‘the Mountaineers Mountain’. It is the extreme height, severe weather conditions and the demanding technical route that make K2 such an epic challenge for all those that dare to attempt to summit.
It is the awe-inspiring scenery that surrounds you every step of the way that makes the K2 Basecamp trek such a special one. More and more mountains of the greater Karakoram range are brought into view as we travel up the Baltoro Glacier towards our ultimate goal. The highlight for many is the time spent in the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods” or Concordia – which is where the Baltoro, Abruzzi and Godwin Austen Glaciers meet. On a clear day you can see 10 of the world’s 30 highest peaks, including 4 over 8,000m.
Our 24-day itinerary includes 14 days of trekking and is best suited to adaptable and experienced adventurers. Our expedition is fully supported by our incredible local team of friendly porters who help make the transitions from camp to camp so much easier and teach us about their unique culture and history along the way.