This will be the classic approach trek to the K2 base camp along the Baltoro glacier, which provides the perfect entry to the amphitheater of Concordia, surrounded by the highest concentration of 8000 metre peaks on the planet. From our base camp at Concordia, forays into the depths of the mountains reveal an unrivalled collection of peaks that define the inner Karakoram, including the Golden Throne 'Baltoro Kangri' (7312m), Gasherbrum 4, Broad Peak (8047m), Chogolisa (7665m) and K2 (8611m) - the second highest peak in the world. This challenging trek leads through spectacular mountain wilderness following narrow trails above the swirling Braldu River before ascending the extensive Baltoro Glacier. From our camp we have reserved several days to ascend the Godwin Austin Glacier to K2 base camp and view the formidable climbing routes to the summit. During the visit to K2 Base Camp we will glimpse climbing expeditions intent on summiting what is known as the 'mountaineers mountain'. We also have time to identify some of the adjoining peaks that have captured the imagination of many generations of mountaineers. With ample contingency days planned, we are able to maximise our chances of clear views and a successful pass crossing. Weather permitting we will return via the snow bound Gondogoro La to complete one of our finest high altitude treks.
Enjoy the stunning mountain vistas and be regaled with stories by the only Australian to have climbed all of Pakistan's 8000 metre giants!
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