K2 Base Camp With Fairy Meadows





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24 days

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  • Quality4
  • Location5
  • Amenities5
  • Services5


Out of the 14 eight thousand meter high peaks in the world, 5 are situated in Pakistan.
Nanga Parbat is the only Himalayan Peak situated apart from the other 4 in Karakorams, clustered around Concordia, the famous place on Baltoro Glacier. Concordia trek is one of the most demanding but rewarding trekking routes in the world. Serving as the basic point for the 4 giants of Karakorams i.e. Gasherbrum II ( 8035m ), Broad Peak ( 8047m ) and Hidden Peak or Gasherbrum I ( 8068m ) dominated by the king of the mountains,
K-2 ( 8611m ), Concordia is the junction of Baltoro and Godwin Austin Glaciers with several other tributaries.

We drive from Skardu to Askole, the last permanent village at the head of jeep road at Askole and start walking for Concordia & K2 base camp, walking mostly on Baltoro Glacier. Later on we cross the Ghondoghoro Pass ( 5650m ) and descend to Hushe, last permanent village in Hushe Valley. Driving back to Skardu via Khaplu is fun and relaxing. A trip to Hunza valley and then ending the tour at Fairy Meadows at the foot of Nanga Parbat is beyond imagination.


  • Pick and Drop Services
  • 2 Meal Per Day
  • Entrance Fees National Parks
  • Local Guide
  • Medical Support
  • Jeeps
  • Airport Taxes And Airfares
  • Portage At Hotels And Airport
  • Portage Of Personal Luggage At – Fairy Meadows Portion Tips For Meals
  • Personal Insurances Of Participants / Luggage
  • Ruck Sack, Sleeping Bag, Crampon, Ice Axe, Walking Stick Etc.
  • Late Check Out, If Different From Standard Check Out Time
  • Laundry, Beverages & Phone Calls Or Other Expenses Of Personal Nature

Tour Amenities

Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry service
Outdoor Seating
Pick and drop
Wireless Internet

Tour Plan

Welcome in Pakistan at Islamabad and transfer to hotel for rest. In the morning, we will visit ministry of tourism for a briefing session and for permit formalities.In the afternoon, we will make a city sightseeing tour, which includes a visit to Shah Faisal Mosque, Lok Virsa Museum, Saidpur Village and driving through the main commercial area of Islamabad, called as Blue Area. In the evening, we would drive uphill to enjoy beautiful scenery of Islamabad. Islamabad is located at the foothills of Himalayas, while the green mountain range is called as Margalla Hills.
After an early breakfast, we will check out from hotel and driving of newly constructed Hazara Expressway and Karakoram Highway ( the Silk Route ), we reach Besham, located on the right bank of mighty River Indus.From Besham, we start driving along the River Indus meandering through the lofty Himalayan and Hindu Kush mountain ranges. We make a photo stop at Shatial rocks with ancient graffiti's on it. After a long day aboard, we arrive at Chilas and transfer to hotel for overnight.
We keep on following the course of River Indus, and make a brief stop at Chilas rocks carvings. Our next stop is at Nanga Parbat viewpoint, which offers breathtaking views of the huge massif of Nanga Parbat. Before entering into the narrow gorge of River Indus, we make another stop at the unique point where three mountain ranges, Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindu Kush meet near the confluence of Indus and Gilgit Rivers.Our onwards journey is through the narrow and barren gorge of Indus and the scenery changes at Kachura, a picturesque lake of Baltistan, where we make a brief stop and later drive on to Skardu town to stay for overnight.
This is a free day at Skardu to make an optional trip to Satpara, another vast and picturesque lake of Baltistan. Our staff will make arrangements for porters and make last minute shopping for the expedition.
We depart by jeeps from Skardu and enter into Shigar Valley across River Indus. From Shigar, we continue our drive along Shigar and Braldu Rivers to the legendary village, Askole, a kick point for expeditions and trekking parties for most of the famous mountains in Baltistan.
We start our trekking from Askole and making a stop at Korofon, a green campsite and crossing Domurdo River we arrive at campsite of Jhola. A full day's walk mostly on flat ground helps us to acclimatize.
Another full day's walk with tough portion of crossing river by Jhola, the flying fox. Later on we arrive at Paiyu for overnight.
Paiyu is a traditional rest spot before climbing on Baltoro Glacier and the last place to find trees of the region. Our campsite is under the Paiyu Peak, which is not visible from campsite. In local language Paiyu stands for salt.Porters enjoy a feast here as we provide them with meat. They prepare their food for next few days and enjoy a bonfire with dancing and beating drums. A memorable night in the far flung place, deep in the mountains.
We start our trekking on the glacier and make a traverse on Baltoro Glacier, the source of Braldu River to arrive at Liligo campsite. Walking onwards along the glacier, we arrive at campsite of Khaburse for overnight.
Our onwards walk, stay and everything is on the glacier for next few days. We cross Urdukas, the last place to grow grass and alpine flowers, en route and view of Paiyu Peak and Uli Biaho tower behind. Walking in the heart of glacier, Gasherbrum IV - 7929m is visible in her full glory. We pass by the Masherbrum Peak ( K-1 ) - 7821m and viewCathedrals across the glacier. Today our camp will be on the debris of Baltoro Glacier so be prepared for a chilly cold night.
We are walking in a gorge of high mountains i.e. Gasherbrum, Masherbrum, Cathedrals and Mustagh etc. Mustagh Tower is an eye-catching peak on the route. We finally arrive at Concordia and camp under Mitre Peak.
Enjoy the superb panorama of surrounding peaks at Concordia as one can see K-2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum-IV, Baltoro Kangri, Mitre, Crystal, Marble and Angel Peaks. Reaching at Concordia is rewarding as the first phase of the trek is complete.We can make a trip to the base camp of K-2, crossing Broad Peak base camp en route. The walk is through heavily crevassed glacier but trekking is safe. After photography and having cold picnic lunch at base camp, we start walking back to Concordia, our campsite.
We depart from Concordia campsite and leave Baltoro Glacier and start walking on Vigne Glacier to arrive at Ali Camp, a famous campsite serving as the base camp for Ghondoghoro La.
A very early start to cross Ghondoghoro La at 5650m, our main challenge of the trek where we fix ropes to cross the crevassed slopes on both sides of the Pass. Once on the top of the pass, a clear day reveals superb panorama of the peaks all around. The Gasherbrums, Broad Peak and K-2 are visible superbly.We start descending down to our campsite and enjoy a relief as the hardest portion of the trek is finished and onwards is an easy walk down to Hushe.
It is an easy and short walk to Dalsangpa, meaning a field of flowers. Superb views of towering Masherbrum and other peaks from the campsite. After a short from Dalsangpa, finally we are out from savage glaciers and start walking on dry ground. We descend down to Saistcho, a campsite along riverside with trees and greenery, where we enjoy our last night intents.
Our walk finishes at green and fertile village Hushe, the first permanent village after leaving Askole. We will drive by jeeps to Khaplu, a major division of Baltistan and known for its delicious fruits. Its other attractions include a Raja's Palace and an old mosque.
After staying in constructed buildings and enjoying a shower after a long time, we make an early departure for Skardu and keep on driving along the River Indus and from KKH, we drive to Gilgit for night stay.
We make a trip to Karimabad, the capital town of Hunza Valley, driving on KKH. En route, we cross several villages of Hunza & Nagar valleys and make a photo stop at Rakaposhi view point. Ultar, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik and Diran are famous peaks surrounds us at Karimabad, while Rakaposhi at 7788m dominates the whole panorama. At Karimabad, we visit Baltit Fort Museum and after a free time in bazaar, we return to Gilgit in evening.
A great but soft adventure at the base camp of Nanga Parbat - 8125m, the lone giant of Himalayas and the only second highest in Pakistan after K-2. We drive to Raikot Bridge on KKH and onwards to Jail ( Tato ), by jeeps at foot of Fairy meadows. From the end of jeep track, it is a hike of about three hours to the legendary place Fairy Meadows, which is truly named with unsurpassed views of Nanga Parbat. At Fairy Meadows, our stay is in log cabins, with good basic facilities.
A soft trek of two to three hours, walking through the dense pine forest and later through birch trees and along shallow streams, takes us to Beyal, a summer settlement of shepherds with stunning views of Nanga Parbat - 8125m. Optional hike to base camp crossing tails of glaciers with well identified track. At base camp, a monument had been erected in the memory of climbers died on the mountain. After a packed cold picnic lunch at base camp, we will return to our campsite.
Early departure from Fairy Meadows to Jail and drive to Raikot Bridge and onwards driving on KKH and crossing Chilas, we arrive in Besham in the evening. At Besham we enjoy a night along the swiftly flowing River Indus.
Making an early departure for Islamabad, we arrive at Taxila, the famous capital of Buddhists. At Taxila, we will visit Jaulian Monastery and Archaeological Museum and resume drive to Islamabad for overnight. At Islamabad, evening is free for packing and individual's activities.
We will Ministry of Tourism for a de-briefing session and evening is free for packing and shopping souvenirs etc.
Our staff will provide transfer and assistance at departure and say bon voyage for your onwards journey.


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