K2 base camp trek guide

K2 base camp trek guide by Shehroze Kashif

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K2 base camp trek is a mentally and physically demanding trek with a reward of spectacular mountains vistas throughout the journey. Some trekking and hiking experience is essential as you will be walking on the rocky surfaces of Baltoro Glacier for few days. You do not need to have climbing skills or mountaineering equipment to do the K2 trek. As with so many things, preparations are the main key, make sure you go out for walks in hilly areas, do swimming and cycling, etc.

It takes 8-9 walking days to get to the K2 base camp from Askole. K2 base camp trek distance is 90 Kilometres from Askoli, the last village of Shigar Valley. Askole is reachable by Jeep from Skardu, it is 8 Hours Drive and distance is 126 Kilometres. Generally, the K2 trek is completed within 21-23 days, it can take longer or shorter depending on your experience.

Basecamp trek distance breakup

K2 base camp trek distance is 90 kilometers, which involves daily trekking of 6-7 hours from Askole village. K2 trek Complete distance breakdown is below:

  1. Islamabad to Skardu 640 kilometres
  2. Skardu to Askole 126 Kilometres
  3. Askole to K2 Base camp 90 Kilometres.

The average K2 base camp Trek cost is between $1750 to $4500 per person for the 21-23 days long trip. You can keep your k2 base camp trek cost lower by traveling with a local tour operator in Pakistan. Local tour operators do not have to use an agent or a third party, so they can afford to keep the K2 base camp trek cost low.

Trekking to the base camp of K2 on the Baltoro and Godwin Austin glaciers in the Karakoram mountains of Pakistan is one of the best walking journeys in the world that offers fantastic mountain vistas and cultural exposures. We strongly believe that our four decades of experience, the friendly people, and the majestic Karakoram Mountains will make your K2 trek a once-in-a-lifetime journey.

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