Baltoro Trek

About Baltoro Trek

Summers are ideal for Baltoro trek. The start and end dates in the table below are your dates of arrival and departure from Pakistan. These months mentioned below are the ideal months for trekking in Karakoram region of Pakistan. 

Highlights – Baltoro Trek

Baltoro trek has a lot to offer. Given below are main highlights of Baltoro trek:

  • Base Camps of K2 and Broad Peak
  • Concordia – Throne Room of the Mountain Gods
  • Trek up to Godwin Austin glacier via Baltoro Glacier (5th longest and world’s largest outside polar region)
  • Gilkey memorial
  • View 8,000 m peaks including Gasherbrum 2 (8,035 m), Broad Peak (8,051 m) and K2 (8,611 m) from Goro II, Concordia & base camps.
  • Views of other peaks between 5,000m to 8,000m including Gasherbrum 3 and 4, Masherbrum, Mustagh Tower, Bakhordas Peak, Mitre Peak, Crystal Peak, Marbel Peak, Biale Peak, Lobsang Spire, Trango Towers, Uli Biaho, Cathedral Peak, Urdukas Peak etc.
  • Views of Glaciers (e.g. Biafo, Vigne, Liligo, Dunge, Muztagh, Biango, Yermanendu, Mandu and more), glacial lakes, waterfalls and streams
  • Indus, Panmah and Braldu rivers
  • Valleys of Skardu and Shigar
  • Balti porter life, Askole jeep safari etc
  • Meet mountaineers at base camps
  • Sightseeing in Skardu and Islamabad

Overview – Baltoro Trek

Baltoro trek is one of most explored treks in the world. The treks lead to the K-2, which is the 2nd highest mountain in the world. K2 is also referred as “Mountains of Mountains” by the famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner.

The Baltoro trek is accessible through Askoli, a small valley located in the region of Skardu, Pakistan. K2 is located in the heart of Karakoram Range and on the head of Godwin Austin Glacier to form the mighty Baltoro Glacier.

Baltoro trek finally leads to the throne room, Concordia which is also known as “throne room of the mountain Gods”, termed by Galen Rowell. There are above 8,000m peaks within a radius of only 21 km, all of which can be seen from Concordia.

Baltoro trek starts with a flight to Pakistan for International Participants and a night stay in Islamabad befire taking 1 hour and 45 mins flight over to Skardu from Islamabad. The flights to Skardu are subject to weather, and in case of flight cancellation, you have to travel by road through Karakoram Highway. It takes 02 days to reach Skardu by Road with a night stay in Chilas as midpoint.

The flight to Skardu from Islamabad offers splendid view of the Indus Valley Valleys and a mesmerizing view of the killer mountain “Nanga Parbat” by just looking out of the aircraft. Once, the flight lands in Skardu, the participants will be then transferred to the Hotel by the company staff.

Skardu is an under developing city, tourist can explore the city and shop for trekking gears and other items or mountaineering equipments in the market. After spending one or two days from preparation for the trek in Skardu. The participants will the then depart for Askoli village on jeeps from then on the Baltoro trek will start on foot and your will and fitness will be tested for the next two weeks.

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