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Gondogoro La Trek

Gondogoro La Trek

$2090 / per person
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Gondogoro La Trek difficulty due to 63Km baltoro glacier. After K2 Base Camp a little luck with gondogoro pass weather the view is just incomparable. K2 Base Camp and Gondogoro La Trek gives great views of four 8,000m peaks.  Some of the wildest and most dramatic landscapes on earth are found in the vast, rugged Karakoram Range. Remote and spectacular, the icy peaks and vast Glaciers of the Karakoram offer unparalleled opportunities for adventurous trekking. The 62km long Baltoro Glacier is Pakistan’s number one trekking destination. 7 of the world’s 25 highest peaks rise above this glacier. While some of the world’s highest granite walls and spires surrounds the lower reaches . Gondogoro la difficulty is Just becuase of the severe weather conditions and the altitude of 5650 meters. However not only the Gondogoro pass weather is unpredictable but also the whole Karakoram Range is famous for it’s unpredictability


This is a challenging trek to Concordia and K2 Base Camp followed by crossing the technical Gondogoro La pass.

How can we make Gondogoro La Trek Possible:

The Baltoro Glacier meets the Vigne and Godwin Austen glaciers at the huge natural amphitheater of Concordia. This is one of the most spectacular mountain campsites in the world. The huge pyramid of K2  only 10km distant dominates the view and creates a very special atmosphere. Our program  allows 3 days in the upper reaches of the Baltoro Glacier. This is to savoir the majesty of this unique place. The highest point reached on this trek is the 5,650m summit of the Gondogoro La. This is a challenging and technical route. This route links the high glacial basin of the upper Baltoro with the Hushe Valley. The view from the summit is one of the most overwhelming mountain panoramas in the world.


Given a little luck with Gondogoro pass weather, the view is just incomparable. From nowhere on earth can one see such incredible views of K2, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum I-II. Further more can also see Chogolisa, Golden Throne and the entire upper Baltoro Massif.


K2 Base Camp and Gondogoro La Trek at a glance:

Range:             Karakoram

Altitude:          Min: 600m – Max: 5650m

Zone:               Permitted

Duration:         20 Days

Best Time:       June – End September


Reason of Gondogoro la difficulty:

This trek requires a good degree of physical fitness. Because the variable gondogoro pass weather make the crossing quite challenging. It is recommended that the trek may be started from, Askole as group. The trail is lined with rugged mountains all the way from the last village in the Braldu at Askole. Up the Baltoro glacier to Concordia you will see the Trango Towers, Masherbrum, K2 and Broad Peak among many others. Concordia has been described as the “Throne Room of the Gods” for its unique 360° panorama world’s famous mountains. One can reach up to Concordia being able to see major Baltoro Peaks. In case of extreme snow conditions and unkind weather situations we can return the same route . We also recommend that the members should take crampons and ice axes.



We will spend few days exploring K2 and Broad Peak Base Camp. After that we start the challenging trek over the Gondogoro La and descend into the beautiful Hushe valley. If you think the crossing of the Gondogoro La is going to be too challenging for you, we offer an option to return by Baltoro glacier.


  • Gondogoro La Trek  takes you to the Heart of Karakoram Mountain Range.
  • Spectacular Mountain view Flight to Skardu
  • Views of K2, Broad Peak and the Gasherbrums from the Gondogoro La.
  • Walking holiday to Concordia and the Baltoro Glacier.
  • One of the world`s top 5 trekking adventures.
  • Experience the picturesque Hushe Valley in Pakistan.
  • Discover the ancient Himalayan Kingdom of Baltistan Valley.



Our new itinerary combines all that is best in the Karakoram:

A visit flying to  K2 Base camp trek, a challenging ascent of a high pass, and the chance to experience two very different valleys. This trek offers variety and excitement. It is an unforgettable mountain experience.


We are organising two treks to K2 Base Camp starting at the same time. K2 Base Camp & Gondogoro La trek requires mountaineering skills to cross this pass. Whereas for K2 Base Camp & Concordia this is a high altitude walk where no technical skills are required and you walk back down Baltoro glacier from Concordia. Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss requirements to join these treks.

  • Departure
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 8.30AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 7.30PM

Tour Plan



Arrival Islamabad today one of our staff will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. Today either you can relax or you can enjoy an exploratory walk in the old part of Rawalpindi; wander past the vegetable and spice markets, beautifully carved old houses and trucks, cows pestering the vegetable vendors, catch traditional craftsmen at work in silver and gold bazaars. You can explore ShakarParian to catch a For more informations please contact us You can leave your Quires at: xullopag@gmail.com or thekarakoramventures@gmail.com Call or WhatsApp: +92 312 9921574 bird's eye view of Islamabad. Our next stop will be Shah Faisal Mosque which is the landmark of Islamabad. This evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner with other trekkers.


For those seeking a good overview of Skardu, or a place from which to Photograph the sunset; Kharfocho Fort is an ideal spot. If the flight is unable to operate because of bad weather, we will resort to travel by road on Karakoram Highway (KKH) to Chilas. The drive is compensated by the beautiful scenery along the Karakoram highway and Indus gorges. The journey on the Karakoram Highway is most exciting and thrilling. It is a monument to the engineering feast and one of the most spectacular roads and the world’s highest metaled border crossing. It connects Pakistan and China stretching over a distance of 1300km between Islamabad and Kashgar, winding through three mountain ranges and following the ancient Silk route along the Indus Valley to the Chinese border at Khunjerab Pass.


This day may be needed to complete the KKH road journey from Chilas to Skardu. Alternatively, leaving Skardu today will enable us to enjoy an extra day of trekking in Skardu


Today we rise early and view the beautiful sunrise against the backdrop of the Karakoram. After breakfast drive to Shigar, a history-soaked medieval town.. Shigar retains a mystical, medieval aura that may leave you feeling like you have stepped through the looking glass. Then an exciting jeep journey takes us through the fields of the Shigar valley before the road narrows to a mountain track leading to the trail head at Askole, the last inhabitancy on our way to the great glaciers. Highest in the region, the stone & timber abodes contain dark & narrow stairwells raven by gloomy, unlit alleys cluster within the embrace of the fertile terraces.


      • Total Duration: 06 – 07 Hours
      • Askole to Korufong (Lunch point): 03 & Half Hours
      • Korufong to Jula (Campsite): 03 Hours
Today we leave the last inhabited village Askole. Porters are assembled to carry our luggage for the next section of the journey. For the remaining portion of our journey we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipment and sustain our expedition. After scrambling over a ridge we come across what legend says an old polo field. Passing through a rock gap we cross the Biafo glacier. The Biafo Glacier is a huge river of ice 63 km long which descends from the central peaks of the Karakoram and flows east into the Braldu valley at a point about 10 km east of Askole. After two and a half hour trek a long and uphill walk over a steep ridge along the Dumurdo River. Descend at Jula, (Wire Rope Bridge supported by a wooden basket) cross it and camp beside a torrent facing the Bakhordas peak.
      • Activities: Hiking.
      • Accommodation: Mobile Camping
      • Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6: JULA – PAJU

  • Total Duration: 06 – 07 Hours
  • Jula to Mungrong (Lunch point): 04 Hours
  • Mungrong to Paju (Campsite): 03 Hours
Resume trek along the Braldu River to a green oasis under the shadows of Paju Peak, the last grove of trees before the trail moves onto the glacier, 6611 M. Paju - is a Balti dialect word that means "SALT". Since there are some rock salt deposits at the base of this peak, the locals believe that the snow on the summit of Paju Peak is not snow but a huge deposit of salt which drips down to the base. From this camp we have the first views of the impressive Baltoro Glacier.
  • Activities: Hiking.
  • Accommodation: Mobile Camping
  • Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


A very must rest will be given at Paju for acclimatization, singing concert and shower.
  • Activities: Hiking, Shower, Singing, Rest day.
  • Accommodation: Mobile Camping
  • Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


  • Total Duration: 05 – 06 Hours
  • Paju to Liligo (Lunch point): 03 Hours
  • Liligo to Khobursay (Campsite): 02 Hours
Today we resume trek with a gradual climb up Baltoro Glacier on the southern edge. After about two hours the path divides at the snout of Baltoro glacier where the left branch goes to the base camp of Trango Tower and the Serpo Lgo pass. Continue to the right climbing up on to the glacier that stretches up the valley, 62 km long and 2 km wide. Further 2-3 hours steady climb on a long diagonal to the other side. Follow the southern edge to Liligo and onward to Khobursay, a lovely walk for about 90 minutes to the campsite with clear water.
  • Activities: Hiking, Singing Concert.
  • Accommodation: Mobile Camping
  • Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Total Duration: 03 – 04 Hours Khobursay to Urdukas (Campsite): 04 Hours Today morning we leave Kho-burse camp and walk mostly along the crest of lateral moraine towards Urdukas. This camp has superb views across the Baltoro Glacier to the Trango peaks, having view of Paju Peak, Chorichi, UliBiaho, and Trango Tower and so on and is our last 'green grass' campsite. Activities: Hiking Accommodation: Mobile Camping Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Total Duration: 06 – 07 Hours Urdukas to Goro-I (Lunch point): 04 Hours Goro I to Goro II (Campsite): 02 Hours A long walk on the icy Baltoro Glacier, Traveling on the glacier all the time now, it is an all-day walk over the boulder-strewn glacier to the campsite at Goro. Traverse the Yermanandu Glacier which flows down from Masherbrum & joins the Baltoro. Masherbrum is visible on the right side of the glacier, and Muztagh Tower on the left. Gasherbrum IV and Broad Peak can be seen directly ahead, as they catch the evening sunlight. Activities: Hiking Accommodation: Mobile Camping Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Total Duration: 05 – 06 Hours Goro II to Apo Dera (Lunch point): 03 hours Apo Dera to Concordia (Campsite): 03 hours Trekking to the campsite at Concordia, we pass through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world; a huge junction of Baltoro, Abruzzi & Godwin Austin Glaciers at 4000 meters. Within a short radius of 15 Kilometers, stand 41 peaks over 6500 meters including 04 peaks above 8000 M. The 360 view offers a panorama of peaks nowhere to be found on this planet. Activities: Hiking Accommodation: Mobile Camping Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Total Duration: (K2 B.C. & Memorial) 10 – 12 Hours Concordia to Memorial (Lunch point): 05 & Half Hours Memorial to Concordia (Campsite): 05 Hours There is plenty of time to admire the scenery and find the best vantage points from which to take photographs of the surrounding peaks. Concordia, the confluence of five glaciers, offers unprecedented views of the Karakoram peaks. Within a radius of nine miles rise 41 peaks above 21,000 feet, almost half of them still unnamed and unclimbed. Some team members may wish to make the return journey to K2 Base Camp choose to explore base camps or just sit and watch K2 all day long and sip tea; or go to the other way towards the Gasherbrum peaks. The choice is yours! Overnight at Concordia in tents. Activities: Hiking, Singing Concert. Accommodation: Mobile Camping Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. in a single day (12hrs round trip) and you will be provided packed lunch. Others may


Total Duration: 05 – 06 Hours Concordia to Miksas Camp (Lunch point): 03 & Half Hours Miksas to Ali Camp (Campsite): 02 Hours After an early breakfast, we traverse the upper Baltoro Glacier and its crevasses. It is also possible to walk on the Vigne glacier which is fairly easy then walking on the stony path on the right side of the glacier but it depends on the snow condition. It's a comparatively easy and gradual walk over snow and ice, looking back gives an unusual view of the great Karakoram peaks: K2, Broad Peak and the Gasherbrum. The trail continues to 'Ali Camp' situated on a rocky site overlooking the long ridge running from Masherbrum to Chogolisa. We turn in early, as we have a midnight wake-up call for the departure over the Gondogoro La. Activities: Hiking. Accommodation: Mobile Camping Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Total Duration: 10 – 12 Hours Ali Camp to High Camp (Packed Lunch): 08 & Half Hours High Camp to Khuspang (Campsite): 03 Hours Today our trek starts as early as 12 or 1 o'clock in the morning to cross the Gondogoro la to reach Khuspang. The basic theme behind the early walk to reach the top of the Gondogoro Pass 5700 meters is that in the morning snow will be soft and we will not get tired quickly as the sun is not strong, but as sun gets strong snow get soft, snow going to be melt and bring water and stones, also the chance of ice falls or avalanches. Today is one of the toughest and most challenging days of the trek, and although it is a long and tiring day, we are now well-acclimatized to the altitude. Important Note: Gondogoro La crossing is dependent on favorable weather and conditions on the trail to the pass. If it is not possible to safely ascend the pass the group will retrace steps back down the Baltoro glacier to Askole. Activities: Day & Night, Hiking, Top Ascend, Top decent. Accommodation: Mobile Camping Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.


Total Duration: 07 – 08 Hours Khuspang to Dalchangpa (Lunch point): 04 & Half Hours Dalchangpa to Saicho (Campsite): 02 & Half Hours After an easy walk we will come onto the glacier. You pick your way across moving boulders and ice, finally crossing the glacier up to the camping site to reach Dalchangpa, meaning 'field of flowers', lives up to its name. It is a beautiful campsite at about 4,150 meters, set between two lakes, with Masherbrum Mountain and the white glacier cascading down from Masherbrum Pass reflected in the still water Resume trek along the path, Keep yourself on the left side of the lateral moraine, crossing several side streams. The next hour is an unpleasant scramble along the stony, sliding glacier edge, with huge boulders poised above, ready to fall. Continue your trek along the path goes downhill to the summer settlement called Saicho, a large shepherd’s settlement with its own mosque, now here you can find a hotel and a shop. This is the traditional camp among the forest of juniper, cedar and willow trees with giant bushes of wild roses and a good water supply. Activities: Hiking. Accommodation: Mobile Camping Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.


After the achievement of Gondogoro-la we will provide a rest day for relaxation or area excursion. Activities: Hiking, Singing Concert, Shower. Accommodation: Mobile Camping Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Total Duration: 10 – 11 Hours Saicho to Hushe (Lunch): 03 Hours Hushe to Skardu (by Jeep): 05 - 06 Hours Early morning walk towards Hushe River on an easy path. Upon arrival camp near the fields in Hushe, with the huge peak of Masherbrum dominating the view to the north. At an altitude of over 3000 meters, Hushe is the highest village in the area and is the first habitation we will see when we reach the Hushe Valley. From Hushe, jeep journey along narrow mountain roads passing small farming settlements leads first to Khaplu for a tea break and then to Skardu.


Early in the morning fly to Islamabad, with clear skies we will be able to board a plane and be back at our hotel in Islamabad in 45 minutes. If the weather is not so favorable and the flight doesn’t come, then we will have to drive the Karakoram Highway to Rawalpindi through the narrow gorge of the Indus River. The outcome is in the lap of the Gods, so we will be praying that they’re on our side! Back in Rawalpindi we enjoy a final evening meal usually taken at one of traditional food streets either in Islamabad or in Rawalpindi


Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi, evening sightseeing. If unable to fly on day 18th, this day will be used to transfer from Chilas to Islamabad by road.

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Trip booking procedure: Once you booked the desired Tour package with The Karakoram Ventures. We will sent you an email for the confirmation of you booking. After that we will sent you the detailed materials which will be really useful to understand even the minor details about your tour. You should have a passport at least valid for the next 6 months. The Karakoram venture will help you to get a Pakistani visa for that purpose you have to send us a Scanned image of your passport. We will sent you an invitation letter, addressing the nearest Pakistani Embassy. There are 2 different ways to apply for the tourist visa.
  1. The conventional way – Filling the visa form and submitting along with required documents in the nearest Pakistani Embassy or consulate.
  2. You can also fill the visa form Online at: https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/tourist-visa/ . You have to upload the required informations. It might take 8 – 10 working days.
Once your visa issued you have to pay the Trip booking charges (i.e. 30% of your ) What's not included? Foreign tourists (non-Pakistani)
  • Government trekking permit fees/paperwork
  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)
  • Airport transfer on first and last day
  • All domestic flights and transfers
  • Road transport in Pakistan
  • Hotel accommodation in Pakistan (twin sharing rooms)
  • Trekking accommodation in Pakistan (twin sharing tents)
  • Hotel meals in Pakistan (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Trekking meals in Pakistan (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All camping site fees and bridge fees
  • Trekking logistics (tents, non-personal equipment and tools)
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s) etc.)
  • Porters for trekking equipment, kitchen (supplies, tools, equipment, crockery, gas) and personal luggage
Domestic tourists (Pakistani Nationals)
  • Licensed professional guide
  • Road transport from Skardu to Askole/Hushe and return
  • Trekking accommodation in Pakistan (twin sharing dome tents)
  • All trekking meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All camping site fees and bridge fees
  • Trekking logistics (mess & kitchen tents, non-personal equipment and tools)
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s) etc. – according to need)
  • Porters for trekking equipment, kitchen (supplies, tools, equipment, crockery, gas) and personal luggage (12.5kg maximum allowed)
  • Porters for mountaineering equipment
  What's not included? Foreign tourists (non-Pakistani)
  • Travel Insurance (recommendations only)
  • Visa to Pakistan (supporting documents offered)
  • International airfare
  • Personal equipment (list provided on registration or request)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff etc.
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc.)
  Domestic tourists (Pakistani Nationals)
  • Government trekking permit (not required)
  • Airport transfers in Islamabad and Skardu (can be organized – additional charges)
  • Domestic flights to Skardu and return (can be organized – additional charges)
  • Road transfers from Islamabad to Skardu and return (can be organized – additional charges)
  • Sightseeing in Islamabad, Skardu and surrounding areas
  • Hotel accommodation in Islamabad and Skardu (can be organized – additional charges)
  • Hotel meals in Islamabad and Skardu (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Travel insurance (recommendations can be requested)
  • Visa to Pakistan (not required)
  • International airfare for overseas Pakistani
  • Personal equipment (list provided on registration or request)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff etc.
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc.)
Important Notes
Early Bird Discount
The given price for the trek is an early bird discount and will change after January. There will be an increase of US$ 80 every month after January. Our trekking holiday prices will not change once you have paid the deposit so the price when you book is the price you will pay. Register yourselves early to avoid increase in holiday prices. The given price for the trek is not negotiable unless you have a large private group.
Price discrimination
We strongly believe that foreign tourists should not pay more than locals. The reason for what may seem to be price discrimination is purely because of the additional and necessary services included as you will find under holiday information.
Deposit amount for Pakistani nationals
The deposit amount for Pakistani nationals is PKR 10,000 or 10% of total price, whichever is greater. The deposit amount is non-refundable and non-transferrable to other departures.
Refund policy
Deposit: Once paid, the deposit is non-refundable as it will be spent on making in-country arrangements. In case of visa rejection, a refund/partial-refund (if costs incurred) will be considered. In such cases, a valid proof of visa rejection must be submitted to our office within 72 hours of rejection. The deposit in non-refundable for Pakistani nationals in all cases.
Balance: Pay the balance amount on arrival in Pakistan on the first day.
All foreign tourists are charged in US Dollars (USD) while Pakistani tourists are charged in Pakistani Rupees (PKR).
Single Supplement
Separate hotel rooms (single supplement) will cost additional US$ 390. This includes all hotel nights. This payment should be made with the balance amount.
Separate tent (single tent) will cost additional US$ 160. This includes cost of additional porterage. This payment should be made with the balance amount upon arrival.
**Before requesting to register with us for this trip, we encourage intending participant that he/she should read and understand the following terms and conditions. Kindly note it, Do this tour at your own risk. For any query about the plan, please contact the mentioned contacts.
  • Reservations:
Reservations can be made by mailing. The Tour cost is strictly based on the itinerary and the total number of hotel and camp nights mentioned therein. If the trip has to be delayed due to bad weather, road washouts, canceled or delayed flights, sickness, Government restrictions or any other contingency for which “The Karakoram Ventures” cannot make provisions, the resulting extra cost for such delay is not included.
  • Form of payment:
Advance payment 30 % of the land cost for the booking confirmation will be accepted via online transfer or deposit to the Bank account of The Karakorum Ventures. Rest of the Payment only will be accepted only in cash or a certified cheque.
  • Cancellation & Refund:
Cancellation must be notified either by a phone call or by email to the mentioned email address of The Karakoram Ventures. Cancellation charges shall be levied as follows: 30 days before departure 25 % of the advance booking fee, 29 – 15 days before departure 50 % of the land cost, 14 to 1 day before departure 90% of the land cost. No refund will be given for any unused portion of the trip. The host reserves the right to cancel the trip without prior notice for any reasons deemed appropriate by them. In such a case the registered participants will receive a full refund.
  • Insurance:
Visitors are advised to get the insurance that covers cancellation, accidents, health emergency evacuation, helicopter rescue, and loss or damage of baggage and personal effects. This insurance must be arranged directly with your agent/insurance company.
  • Baggage:
Every member is entitled to bring a maximum weight of 15 kg (International clients) and 10 kg (national clients) of personal baggage. Any excess baggage portage will be charged separately.
  • Change of Itinerary:
Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made only where deem advisable for the safety and comfort of the client.
  • Liability:
The Karakoram Ventures, its agents and employees will not be liable for any injury, death, damage, loss, accident, delay, theft, irregularity or acts of God, either by the acts of any company or person engaged in conducting the tour.
  • Responsibilities:
The Karakoram Ventures will provide transports, accommodations, meals and other necessary requirements which are mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Ethical Considerations:
Each participant should treat other Club member with respect, dignity, and honor. Use of violent behavior including altercation, insinuations of indecent kind, verbal and physical abuse and assault, aggravated behavior, or any other act amounting to unbecoming of member are strictly prohibited. Special respect for female members would be exercised. Sportsmen spirit shall be displayed at all times.
  • Drugs:
Using drugs or found party to drug sale or possession is strictly prohibited.
  • Team Work:
Our trip is expected to be an adventure trip and we will be camping using tents which will be erected with the help of the participants. All participants are expected to help each other to erect tents and to follow the instructions of Team Leader. It should be noted carefully that we will not use hotels for lodging until and unless we are facing unavoidable circumstances.
  • Cultural Considerations:
Photos and movies are permitted to be shot during our trip provided it is not objectionable to local people or any participant particularly females. These photos and movies are aimed for personal use only.
  • Environmental Care
All members would give due care for the local environmental care. Garbage (tins. Water bottles, wrappers, etc.) Shall be suitably disposed of without polluting water sources.
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