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Home Adventure Program Baltoro Gondhgoro La Trek

   
Baltoro Gondhgoro La Trek

 

 
  High Light: This is indeed a trek into the Throne Room of the Mountains God. It is the third longest glacier in the Karakoram. Seven of Worlds 25 highest peaks are rising above it and the enchanting Gondoghoro La with a breath taking view of karakoram’s four Giants

 
  Grade: Strenuous

 
  Camping days: 13

 
  Days in hotels: 08

 
  Glaciers: Baltoro, Vigne, Gondogoro

 
  Mountain Range: Karakoram

 
  Best Time: June to September

 

 

 
Day01: Arrival at Islamabad Airport, Transfer to hotel, briefing in Alpine Club of Pakistan.

Day02: Drive to Chilas over Karakoram Highway along mighty Indus River, 11 to 12 hours drive, overnight in hotel.

Day03: Drive to Skardu, en route view of Nanga Parbat (8126meters) and junction point of three great mountain ranges Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindukush. 7 to 8 hours drive, overnight in hotel

Day04: Free day in Skardu and final packing for the Trek.

Day05: Drive by 4 x 4 jeep to Askole (3000meters).The last village before the starting of trek. Here we meet the porters of the trek, overnight tin camp.

Day06: Trek to Jolha: Trek along the Braldu River over barren land surrounded by the lofted mountain. Jolha is located on the bank of Dumurdo at the altitude of 3300meters and walking distance is 6 to 7 hours, overnight in camp.

Day07: Trek to Paiju: The trail alternate between the riverbed and terraces above crossing boulder field and side streams until coming to Paiju Glacier out watch Paiju stream. En route the view of Paiju peak 6600meters and the Cathedral Towers 6017meters. Paiju is located at the altitude of 3425meters and walking distance is 5 to 6 hours, overnight in camp.

Day08: Rest Day in Paiju: Paiju is like an Oasis in the desert. Here we have one day rest. Food is distributed among the porters and they will make the local bread for themselves for the rest of trek. From here we will have view of Great Trango Tower 6223meters.

Day09: Trek to Urdukus: It is the longest walk in the whole trek. After 30 minutes of walk we will approach the snout of Baltoro Glacier. En route the view of Uli Biho (6200meters), Name Less Tower 6200meters), Lobsang (6000meters), Urdukus (6800meters), Urdukus is located at an altitude of 4050meters, 8 to 9 hours trek, overnight in camp.

Day10: Trek to Goro II: The trail descents and goes out to the glacier middle. En route the view of Masherbrum (7821meters), Gasherbrum-IV(7952meters)m. Goro II is located at the altitude of 4382meters. 6 to 7 hours trek, overnight in camp.

Day11: Trek to Concordia. Now we are entering in the Throne room of Mountains God Concordia at the altitude of 4650meters, where the Godwin Austin Glacier meets the upper Baltoro glacier. Here we have the Majestic view of K-2 (8611meters) and Broad peak (8048meters), Ghogolisa (7765meters),Gasherbrum-IV(7952meters), Golden Throne (7004meters)and countless lofty peaks.4 to 5 hours trek, overnight in camp.

Day12: Free day in Concordia or day excursion to K-2/Broad Peak Base Camp Trek.

Day13: Trek to Ali Camp. After 4 hours walk we approach Mik-chas camp where Vigne Glacier touches lower Baltoro Glacier. Here we have a view of Gasherbrurm-III (7925meters), Gasherbrum-IV (7952meters),Chogolisa(7765meters),Gasherbrum-V, Gasherbrum-VI. Ali camp is located at an altitude of 5010meters. 6 to 7 hours trek, overnight in camp

Day14: Trek to Kuespang: This the most strenuous and demanding day of the trek. We start walking at 2:00 AM in the early morning to avoid the possible danger of rock falling and Avalanches

Day15: Trek to Dalspangpa. En route view of Laila Peak (6000meters). Dalspangpa is located at an altitude 4300meters. Walking distance is 5 to 6 hours, overnight in camp.

Day16: Trek to Shaicho. En route the view of Masherbrum La Ice Fall. Shaichoo is located at an altitude of 3330meters. 5 to 6 hours trek, overnight in camp.

Day17: Free Day in Shaicho

Day18: Trek to Hushe with the Majestic view of Masherbrum. Walking distance is 3 hours. At Hushe jeeps are waiting and continuous drive to Skardu, overnight in hotel

Day19: Drive to Chilas or Besham, Or flight to Islamabad overnight in hotel.

Day20: Drive to Islamabad or free day in Islamabad in case of Skardu/Islamabad flight

Day 21: Transfer to Islamabad airport for flight back to home




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