K2 TREKKING AND GHONDOGHORO LA
Gondogoro La is a pass located at a height of 5650 meters connecting Concordia with Hushe Valley and provide a unique adventure to those who also want to have a touch of ice climbing while trekking to K2 Base Camp & Broad Peak Base Camp. These two mountains are considered to be one of the world’s most favorite and best trek with awesome mountain scenery not anywhere else in the highest mountains. The best trekking season to K2 Base Camp , Broad Peak trek and crossing Gondogoro La is June, July and August . The journey starts from Islamabad with a flight to Skardu if weather permits with spectacular views of the World highest Karakoram and Himalaya range including Nanga Parbat. (ninth highest mountain of the world). If we have to take the road journey than it is 15 hours’ drive and one extra day is required. We will spend one night in Skurdu in Concodia Motel. Next day we take jeep to the road head at Askole. K2 Base Camp and Broad Peak Base Camp follows a trekking route lined with rugged mountains all the way from Askole, the last village or you may call last civilization. During the walk up the Baltoro glacier one can see the Trango Towers, Masherbrum, K2 and Broad Peak etc. Concordia, which is a French word, means roundabout and also called the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods”. Many worlds’ famous 7,000m mountains view and impressive views of K2 for which Concordia is famous. This trekking is high altitude walk and extension to Gondoghoro La requires mountaineering skill to negotiate this pass.