K2 Base Camp Trek

Trek to the world’s second peak K-2 (8611m) Follows the rout up to the Baltoro Glacier (62km) and passes surrounded by the great connection of the above 8000m high peaks in the world. This is the world’s unique trek where you can view the famous highest peaks. Concordia (4720m) is the setting point of Godwin-Austen and Baltoro Glacier, Spectacular views surrounded by famous peaks, the K-2 (8611m) world second highest peak, Broad peak (8060m) Gasherburm peak II (8035m) and Gasherburm I. The route runs to base camp of K-2 is the remarkable journey and great explorations.

What's Included?

SERVICES INCLUDED:
• Visa support letter
• Airport transfers
• Hotel accommodation in cities and towns with breakfast.
• Return domestic air ticket Islamabad/ North and return (economy class)
• Road transfer in A/C vehicle with hotel accommodation on the way
• Road transfers in 4WD jeeps to the start/from the end of the trek
• Three meals during the trek
• Sleeping tents (sharing unless asked for single supplement), mattresses
• Kitchen, mess tent and , tables, chairs, tent pitching/folding
• Kitchen equipment, crockery, fuel and related community gear
• Experienced trekking guide (English speaking), cook, kitchen staff, sirdar
• Wages for the local crew and the porters according to the government fixed wages
• Food and fuel for crew and porters according to government guidelines
• Insurance coverage of field staff and porters in case of death/serious injury
• (Insurance policies in Pakistan does not include helicopter evacuation for local crew)
• Food and fuel for crew and porters according porters according to the govt. guidelines
• 15 kg of personal baggage on the trek
• Process of trekking permit and fee
• Camping fee where applicable
• Trekking trip briefing and debriefing with the concerned government office
• Coordination for land/helicopter evacuation in case of emergency

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NOT INCLUDED:

• Hotel Meals Lunch & Dinner.
• Extras at hotels, drinks, laundry and personal phone bills
• Insurance coverage/ liability of members in case of illness or natural hazards
• Bills for helicopter evacuation, medical and other rescue operation
• Expenses related to self change of plan or early departure of trekking members
• Sleeping bags, personal clothing and personal equipment
• Excess baggage on domestic, international flights/during the trek
• International airport taxes
• Tips (customary but not mandatory in Pakistan for local staff, porters and drivers)

Duration

22 days

Destination Covered

Skardu, Islamabad and Chilas

Best Suited

Budget, Groups
Day 01 Receive from Islamabad Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 Briefing at ministry of tourism. Over night stay at Islamabad.
Day 03 Departure for Chilas sight seeing en-route arrival at Chilas and
Transfer to the hotel. Over night stay at Chilas.
Day 04 Departure for Skardu 8hrs drive. Over night stay at Skardu.
Day 05 Trekking preparation. Over night stay at Skardu.
Day 06 Jeep drives to Askole 6-7hrs. Over night Camping.
Day 07 Trek to Jula (3180m) 4-5hrs. Over night camping
Day 08 Trek to Paiju (3400m) 5-6hrs. Over night Camping.
Day 09 Rest day at Paiju.
Day 10 Trek to Urdukas (4000m) 8hrs. Over night Camping.
Day 11 Trek to Goro II (4380m) 7hrs. Over night Camping.
Day 12 Trek to Concordia (4700m) 6-7hrs. Over night Camping.
Day 13 K-2 Base Camp (5200m) Excursion.
Day 14 Day Free at Concordia.
Day 15 Trek back at Goro II (4380m) 5-6hrs. Over night Camping.
Day 16 Trek to Khoburtse (3930m) 4-5hrs. Over night Camping.
Day 17 Trek to Paiju (3400m) 4-5hrs. Over night Camping.
Day 18 Trek to Jula (3180m) 5-6hrs. Over night Camping.
Day 19 Trek to Askole.
Day 20 Departure for Besham 11-12hrs drive. Over night stay at Besham.
Day 21 Debriefing at Ministry of tourism. Over night at Islamabad.
Day 22 Destination Flight.
HOW TO PLAN YOUR JOURNEY WITH Hunza Adventure Tours?
We suggest that you read through the website to obtain a feel for Pakistan's unique travel possibilities. Once you have an idea of the type of trip you want to take, or want some general guidance, please E-mail us at info@hunzaadventuretours.com Our tour specialists will answer any questions you have and discuss your travel plans and ideas in detail, making suggestions where appropriate. We will then send you a detailed itinerary, accommodation information, color photographs, trip meal menu and a price. Once you have read through the itinerary we will answer any further questions and refine the tour until you are totally satisfied. The booking process starts when we receive your deposit and booking form, at which point we can start to confirm your travel arrangements. The same Hunza Adventure Tours specialist will be handling your trip from start to finish: please feel free to contact them at any time.
TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL
Our private tailor-made trips, safaris and mountaineering expeditions offer complete freedom of choice. The itineraries and programs shown are designed to give you a flavour of what is possible and can be tailored to suit your preferences. Prices vary according to selected accommodation and season, please E-mail us to discuss your individual requirements.
BOOKING CONFIRMATION
Bookings can be made by E-mailing or faxing booking form together with a deposit (Money grams, telex transfers, demand drafts, cash or money order) of $100 (US) per person. The balance of the tour price is due and payable 8 weeks prior to the tour departure date. Tour programs booked within the 8 week period are due and payable in full at the time of booking.

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by fax or e-mail directly to Hunza Adventure Tours. Cancellations made prior to receipt of final payment are subject to a $100 ( US) processing fee. Cancellations made after final payment but prior to 30 days before departure date will be subject to a refund equal to 50% of the total tour program cost. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure will be subject to a 100% deduction of prior deposits/ payments. We would be pleased to transfer all amount received, less than $100 (US) processing fee, however, we appreciate that if you wish to book a different tour program or departure date, subject to space availability. No refund(s) will be given for any unused portion of the trip with respect to air and ground transportation, meals, accommodation and tour services.

TOUR COSTS
Our inclusive quotes and conditions are strictly based on the enclosed itinerary and total number of hotel and camp nights mentioned therein. The rates are quoted per person based on sharing a double room and a two-person tent. A single room and tent can be provided on payment of a single supplement.

OPTIONAL TOURS & EXTENSIONS
If you desire to take an extension of tour, please feel free to contact us for a customized itinerary.

GROUP TRAVEL
If you wish to travel with a group of friends -maybe with a special interest in common - we can make all the arrangements. For larger groups we may be able to offer a free place to the organizer. Please E-mail us to discuss your plans.

INSURANCE
For your own protection, we recommend that you purchase adequate trip cancellation, medical, baggage, accident and other personal effects insurance.

CHANGES IN THE ITINERARY
We have made all attempts to make these programs as accurate as possible. However, in circumstances beyond our control, changes may occur. We therefore reserve the right to change itinerary, carriers and substitute hotels where necessary. We guarantee that where possible, establishments of similar category and standards will be used.

DELAYS
If the trip has to be delayed due to canceled or delayed flights, sickness, accidents, bad weather, road washouts, Govt. restrictions, or any other contingency for which for which Hunza Adventure Tours cannot make provisions, the resulting extra cost for such delays will be charged separately.

FLIGHTS SUBJECT TO WEATHER
All Northern Area flights in Pakistan are subject to weather & back load conditions and thus operate on an ad hoc basis. Should the reserved flight not operate on the day scheduled as per the itinerary, alternative surface transportation will be arranged. If any additional costs are involved due to this change, these will have to be paid for locally.

CANCELLATION BY THE OPERATOR
If the tour is cancelled by the tour operator, only deposit received from the passenger(s) will be refunded as full and final settlement.

PRICE CURRENCY
All prices are stated in United States Dollars and are based on conversion rates prevailing as at booking time. Significant changes in the value of the Dollar in relation to various currencies or drastic increase in cost of land/ air services may necessitate increase in the tour cost. However, once the tour is paid in full, you are guaranteed against future price increases, provided no change is made by the passenger (s) to the original booking.

TRANSPORTATION
For all trips we provide (where required) Toyota Coaster/Hi-ace Van fully air-conditioned and equipped with all necessary modern facilities. In order to ensure safety of travelers we choose only those drivers who have 15-20 years experience driving for tourists in their respective areas.
Willy Jeep; Please note that the jeeps used in Pakistan are open jeeps (with soft canvas roof which can be removed and roll-up/down sides) and do not have seat belts, roll bars or restraining sides. They are old American Willy jeeps, which have been re-conditioned. They are the most reliable for the road conditions in Pakistan and are easily repaired along the route you will be taking. They are the most commonly used vehicles for tourism in Pakistan. Other vehicles like Toyota Hilux, Pajero also can be arranged on request but they are about 3 times the cost. Please do not expect European standards. Transport does make a large portion of any program cost for travel in Pakistan.

FOOD
We choose our cooks through rigorous screening process to ensure premium service quality for each trip. Most of the cooks working with us have at least 5-10 years of experience working as a cook for trekking and mountaineering expeditions. They are also trained in western and hygiene. Belong to the valleys where the treks fall. We offer large variety of diet generally mix local and western food. For both treks and expeditions we provide breakfast cereals, tins of meat, cans of orange juice, coffee, chocolate, snacks and as well as local food like Chapati, green tea, lentils and local fresh vegetables etc.

ACCOMMODATION
There is a huge diversity of accommodation throughout Pakistan and the Northern Areas, from Simple camps to five star hotels. We use all types and you might stay in anything from tented camps to first class hotels. However, most of our itineraries cost is based on double occupancy rooms in hotels. Single rooms are available on most trips although a supplement is payable. For your convenience single supplement price will be quoted against each program.

PERSONAL EXPENSES
All our treks, Expedition and Tours cover most of the price from Islamabad until you finish your holiday back in Islamabad. There will be little opportunity for you to spend your money except to buy soft drinks, snacks. In addition we advice you to keep cash money for airport taxes, porters, guide, cook and staff tips, souvenirs and other personal expenses.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The tour operator, and its agents act only as agents for the owners and/or contractors providing the services and means of transportation, specified in the itineraries and all tickets and vouchers are issued subject to the terms and conditions under which such services and means of transportation are offered and provided. The operator and/or its agents shall assume no responsibility in any way in connection to or with any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay through the acts of default of any company or person engaged in carrying out the arrangements of the tours. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expenses due to delay, omissions, rerouting, changes in schedule or other events resulting from improper health certificates or travel documents or as an act of government or authority or any local conditions such as weather, seasonal variation, labour strikes, civil disturbances, political unrest and acts of the God.

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
If you have a complaint about your holiday, you are required to confirm details of any such complaint or problem in writing supported by appropriate evidence relating to that complaint within 15 days of returning from the holiday in question of doubt or lack of avoidance of doubt we will not accept any liability or deal any complaint are received by us later than 15 days of your return from the holiday.
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