Northern areas of Pakistan is the meeting point of the mountain ranges. We have five out of fourteen 8000mt peaks. We have more 7000mt peaks than rest of the world combined and numerous un-climbed 6000mt peaks. It is also the home for largest glaciated area out side polar region. Batura, Hisper, Baltoro and Biafo are valleys filled with perpetual snows for millions of years, a relic of the glacier ages. Most of these valleys are connected through high passes and we organize trekking tours over the glaciers and passes. The lower valleys also offer medium to easy routes for all ages in addition to Himalayan alpine forest walks.

Trekking involves daily walks of five to six hours with all the luggage being carried by porters. The long walks acclimatize you for the higher altitudes, which are planed at the end of the journey.


 

  ITINERARY:
 DAY 01  ARRIVE ISLAMABAD
 DAY 02  ISLAMABAD - BESHAM      - 270 KMS     7/8 HRS DRIVE
   Morning breifing at Ministry of Tourism
 Drive to Besham
 DAY 03  BESHAM  - SKARDU           - 440 KMS     12 HRS
   Drive to Skardu
 Picnic Lunch en route
 DAY 04  SKARDU - ASKOLE
   Drive to Askole by by 4 x 4 jeeps
 Arrive and Transfer to your camp site
 Meals served by Vista camp staff
 DAY 05-13  TREK TO CONCORDIA
   Trek over Baltoro Glacier to Concordia
 Meals served by Vista camp staff 
 Overnight in tents
 DAY 05  ASKOLE-KOROFONG             5/6 HRS WALK - ALT 3100MTS
   Pass through the Kiser Polo Groung, related with many of the local legends cross the snot of Biafo
 Glacier consist of builders and rubbles.
 It takes better part of two hours. Arrive at grassy Camp Site with willow trees & throne bushes
 Overnight in Camp
 Meals served by Vista camp staff
 DAY 06   KOROFONG - BARDUMAL      5/6 HRS WALK - ALT 3200 MTS
   On reaching Panamah Glacier you will have to trek about one hour upstream to cross this
 swollen river with rope pully
 After crossing you will walk three hours to reach your camp at Bardumal
 Overnight in Camp
 Meals served by Vista camp staff
 
 DAY 07   BARDUMAL -  PAIJU        3/4 HRS WALK - ALT 3600 MTS
   At the base of Baltoro Glacier, Paiju means salt in Balti language. 
 A gradual ascends, but previous three days would make you well  prepared for all sort of 
 mountainous walk during the day you will be seeing the snort of the Baltoro Glacier and 
 your first glimpse of the perfect pyramid of K-2.
 You will camp higher up, away from the steam on a flat platform with panoramic views. 
 The short day will give our porters a chance to cook bread for rest of their days on glacier.
 Overnight in camp
 meals served by vista camp staff
 DAY 08  PAIJU
   Rest day at Paiju to allow the porters to prepare for the hard journey on the Baltoro Glacier
 starting next day
 Overnight in camp
 meals served by vista camp staff
 DAY 09  PAIJU-KHOBUTSI      6/7 HRS - ALT 4000 MTS
   After walking for about two hours you will reach the snort of Baltoro Glacier. A steady climb of three
 hours on boulders and Glacier will bring you to the top of a Vast Wasteland with all 60 Kms of Baltoro
 covered with mud and boulders. Across the Glacier are the Vertical Granite Walls of Paiju Peak,
 Trango Towers and Nameless Tower.
 Overnight in camp
 Meals served by vista camp staff.
 DAY 10  KHOBUTSI - URDUKAS      3/4 HRS - ALT 4200 MTS
   Comparatively easy walk. Magnificent views of Paiju, Chorico, Ulibiaho, Trango Towers, cathedral and
 biale. Probably the best camping site on our route.
 Overnight in camp
 Meals served by vista camp staff.
 DAY 11  URDUKAS - GORE II        6/7 HRS - ALT 4500 MTS
   Today walk will be rewarded by views of Masherbrum, 7821 Mts, Gasherbrum IV 7929 Mts and
 Gasherbrum II 8035 Mts. Most of the walk on rubbles and stones.
 Overnight in camp
 Meals served by vista camp staff.

 
 DAY 12  GORE II - CONCORDIA       5/6 HRS - ALT 4700 MTS
   A comparatively easy walk on Glacier.
 Concordia is the meeting place of five Glacier and was named by Martin Conway in 1892 after similar
 place in Paris.
 You will camp at place where you will have the perfect views of the perfect triangular shaped K-2,
 Godwin Austin Peak or Chagori, the local name stand shoulder to shoulder broad peak 8060 Mts,
 Gasherbrum IV, Golden Throne 7312 Mts, Kondos Mitre 6025 Mts and many other.
 Overnight in camp
 Meals served by vista camp staff.
 DAY 13  BASE CAMP EXCURSION
   Two days to be used as back up for delays en route and  local excursion. You can vista K-2 and
 Gasherbrum Base Camps.
 Overnight in camp
 Meals served vista camp staff.
 DAY 14  CONCORDIA ALI CAMP  4/5 HRS
   As you leave Concordia for all camp you will have tremendous views of Gasherbrum I & II. After a
 further walk of two hours you can see almost full view of K-2 on your back. All camp is at the foot of
 Gondogoro Pass.
 Meals served by vista camp staff
 Overnight in tents.
 DAY 15  ALI CAMP GONDOGORO PASS KHUSPAN 8/9 HRS
   We start our guest for the pass in the middle of the night to get the benefit go hard ice compared to
 slipry wet conditions of the day went sun is shining. Usually we have our sunrise at the top of the pass.
 Steady legs and stamina are the only requirements. A pair of crampons help in snow and ice
 conditions but is not mandatory.
 Rope is fixed on the last 150 Mt, of the climb. Similarly on the other side we put fixed rope for easy
 safe decent. The trek to the base of the pass on the other side takes 4 hours.
 Rest of the day at leisure
 Meals served vista camp staff
 Overnight in tents.
 DAY 16  KHUSPAN SAICHO 5/6 HRS
   Descending in the house valley
 Meals served by vista camp staff
 Overnight in tents.
 DAY 17  SAICHO HUSHE 3/4HRS
   Continue on your walk to the house village
 Meals served by vista camp staff
 Overnight in tents.
 DAY 18  HUSHE - SKARDU
   Drive back to Skardu
 Arrived and transfer to hotel
 Dinner & overnight.
 DAY 19  REST DAY 
  Meals and overnight in hotel
 DAY 20  SKARDU - ISLAMABAD
   Flight to Islamabad
 Flight is weather dependent. In case of flight cancellation
 Drive to Chilas.
 DAY 21  ISLAMABAD
   Free day in Islamabad or complete road journey in case of flight cancellation.
 DAY 22  ISLAMABAD   BACK HOME
   Morning BDE-Briefing at Ministry of Tourism
 Evening flight back home.
 
 
Clients who don't wish to cross Gondogoro Pass can trek back to Askole on the same route. One of the cook will accompany them on their journey back they will join the other members at Skardu in afternoon of day 19.



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