This epic adventure to K2 Base Camp (5,400m) is one of the world’s most iconic trekking expeditions. Rather than take the normal out-and-back route, we take the trail less travelled. After we reach K2 Base Camp we cross the Gondogoro La pass (5,585m) and finish our trek in the Hushe Valley. This maximises our time and experience in the Karakoram.
Located on the border between China and Pakistan, K2 (8,611m) is the world’s second highest mountain. It is considered to be one of the toughest mountains to climb in the world due to its extreme height, the technical route and the extreme weather common in the Karakoram.
The K2 Base Camp trek is made special by the epic scenery throughout our journey up the Baltoro Glacier, with more mountains coming into view the further we travel. The highlight of the trek is reaching Concordia which is the confluence of the mighty Baltoro and Godwin-Austen Glaciers. Known as the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods” You are rewarded with a stunning panoramic view. The view includes more than 40 peaks over 6,500m in height, four of which are over 8,000m.
This 24-day journey includes 14 days of trekking and is suitable for experienced and adaptable trekkers. You’ll need a strong sense of adventure and an appreciation for remote areas. It is a camping trek which is fully supported by our team of friendly porters from Baltistan region.
Security in Pakistan
At Earth’s Edge, we feel it is safe to trek to K2 Base Camp. We do advise you to do your own research and decide for yourself if you wish to join this trek. We recommend taking travel advice from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) rather than the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as they are better resourced. Both the FCO and the DFA advise against travelling the Karakoram Highway (KKH), however, we are hopeful they will downgrade this advice soon. We will only take the KKH in the event that the internal flights from Islamabad to Skardu and Skardu to Islamabad are cancelled due to weather.