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K2 Base camp Gondogoro La

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The K2 Base Camp and Gondogoro La trek in the Karakoram Range of Pakistan is a legendary journey, offering a surreal blend of adventure and natural beauty. Starting from the mesmerizing Baltoro Glacier, the trek leads to the iconic K2 Base Camp, the foot of the second-highest mountain on Earth. At 5,940 meters (19,488 feet) elevation, the Gondogoro La mountain pass offers a difficult yet rewarding journey with stunning views of the Karakoram peaks in all directions. Trekkers will experience alpine meadows, vast glacier stretches, and towering peaks on this journey, which is a witness to the severe beauty of the area. As adventurers navigate the trail, they encounter the majesty of Concordia, where several significant glaciers converge. The K2 Base Camp and Gondogoro La trek stand as a bucket-list adventure, attracting hikers worldwide to witness the awe-inspiring landscapes and conquer the formidable pass in the heart of the Karakoram.

Itinerary

Arrival Islamabad

arrival at airport and then transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Islamabad to Skardu (By Air)

Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Chilas to Skardu

In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu (total drive is 22 – 24 hrs from Islamabad to Skardu). Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Rest day at Skardu

Sight seen in Skardu final packing for the Expedition.

Skardu to Askole

After breakfast we will embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole – The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers. (Tent)

Askole to Jhula

Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jhula, (Jhula means wire Rope-Bridge supported by a wooden basket); now a day wooden bridge has been built to cross it. (Tent)

Jhula to Paiju

We will resume trek along the BralduRiver to a green oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6610 M. (Tent)

Rest Day at Paiju

Rest & acclimatization day at Paiju.(Tent)

Paiju to Urdukas

Begin trek after an early breakfast. (Tent)

Urdukas to Goro II

A long walk on the icey Baltoro Glacier. (Tent)

Goro II to Concordia

After an early breakfast, we will resume a long walk on the Baltoro Glacier to a point called Concordia – a huge junction of Baltoro, Abruzzi & Godwin Austin Glaciers at 4000 meters.(Tent)

Rest day at Concordia

Members are free to explore K2 base (A day trip 4 hrs up 3 hrs down) after an early breakfast, resume your walk to K2 Base Camp and visit Memorial lunch at K2 base camp and back to Concordia (Tent)

Concordia to Ali Camp

After an early breakfast we will leave the Concordia for Ali Camp. (Tent)

Ali Camp - Cross Gondogoro Pass - Khuspang

A very early start as early as 2 or 3 O’clock in the morning to cross the Gondogoro la to reach Khuspang.(Tent)

Khuspang to Shaicho

After a couple of minutes of easy walk we will come onto the glacier. We will pick our way across moving boulders and ice, and finally crossing the glacier up to the camping site we will reach Shaicho. Walk: 06 – 07 hrs, Grade: Easy, Altitude: 3800 m.(Tent)

Shaicho to Hushe

After breakfast we will continue walk along the Hushe River on an easy path. Upon arrival in Hushe we will camp near the fields in Hushe village.(Tent)

Hushe to Skardu

After breakfast we will embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep road to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel and check in.Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Skardu to Chilas

Early morning drive for Chilas. On arrival transfer to hotel and check in.Overnight stay in hotel at Chilas.

Chilas to Islamabad

After breakfast we will depart for Islamabad via babusar pass. On arrival transfer to hotel, overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Islamabad

We will proceed for de-briefing at Alpine Club in Islamabad. Afternoon, we will go for city tour of Islamabad. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Islamabad to Flight out

Transfer to airport for flight back home. Please Note: Gilgit Baltistan flights are subject to weather and backlog, in case of flight cancellation we will travel by road, and one night of Islamabad will be adjusted in overland travel.

Services

Services Include
02 nights hotel in Islamabad (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
01 nights in hotel Chilas (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
02 nights in Skardu (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Pick up from group when arrive and drop to airport when group Departure Air-condition van from Islamabad –Skardu-Gilgit-Islamabad
Flight Tickets Islamabad-Skardu
Arrange transport on briefing and debriefing occasion
Sightseeing the capital city of Islamabad
Jeeps from Skardu to Arandu
Food (during the Trek (we will serve breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
Carry on member personal equipment, foods stuffs and camping crew etc. All porters insurance
16 Kg porter facility for member’s personal gear. (Above 16 Kg will be separately charged from member on spot, as per porter rate per Kg)
Guide Cook and assistance cook wages, camp food, transport and their insurance
Mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent mattress, chairs, Tables
Complete kitchen utensils (crockery)
Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels
Fee: (CKNP, Bridge crossing, cable crossing, camping)
International flights tickets re-confirmations
Custom clearing assistance
Member international flight tickets
Helicopter emergency rescue fees Members any climbing gears
Member personal insurance
Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely personal nature
Any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay or if members stay more days at Base Camp) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days bases.
And all the services which are not mentioned above list.

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Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours Company Policy

At Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours, we are committed to providing exceptional travel experiences while ensuring the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our clients. Our policies are designed to uphold the highest standards of service and professionalism. Please familiarize yourself with the following guidelines:

1. Booking and Reservation:

- All bookings and reservations must be made through our authorized channels, including our website, official agents, or directly through our office. - To secure a booking, a deposit or half payment may be required, depending on the nature of the trip. Payment methods accepted include credit/debit cards, bank transfers, or cash.

2. Cancellation and Refund policy:
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At Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours, we aim to provide our clients with memorable and seamless experiences for our clients. However, we understand that plans can change, and unforeseen circumstances may arise. To ensure clarity and fairness, please review our refund policy below:

Cancellation Timeline:

- Clients may cancel their trip or expedition up to one month before the scheduled start of documentation without incurring any cancellation fees. - After this one-month period and up to the start of documentation, cancellations will not be accepted, except in the case of a natural disaster or emergency situation that prevents the client from participating in the trip. - Cancellations made within one month (30 days) after the advance payment, which constitutes 30% of the total cost of the trip, will not be eligible for a refund, except in the case of a natural disaster or emergency situation. - In the event of a natural disaster, medical emergency, or other unforeseen circumstances beyond the client's control, exceptions to the cancellation policy may be considered. Clients must provide documentation or proof of the situation to be eligible for a refund or rescheduling of the trip. - If a cancellation is permitted based on the criteria outlined above, eligible clients will receive a refund of 50% of the advance payment (which is 30% of the total trip cost), minus any non-refundable expenses already incurred by Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours in preparation for the trip. - Clients must provide documentation or proof of the situation to be eligible for the partial refund.

Refund Process:

- Refunds will be processed in the same form as the original payment and may take days/weeks/months to reflect in the client's account.

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- By booking with Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours, clients agree to abide by our refund policy as outlined above. - Clients are encouraged to review our terms and conditions for additional information regarding bookings, payments, and responsibilities of both parties.

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- For inquiries, cancellations, or emergency situations, please contact our customer service team via email/phone during our business hours. Feel free to adjust any details or language to better suit your company's policies and preferences. It's important to communicate refund policies clearly to clients to avoid any misunderstandings or disputes.

3. Travel Insurance:

- We strongly recommend that all clients purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unforeseen events or emergencies during their trip. - Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours are not liable for any loss, injury, or damage to personal belongings or health during the course of the trip.

4. Health and Safety:

- Clients are responsible for ensuring that they are physically and mentally fit to participate in their chosen tour or trek. - Our experienced guides prioritize the safety and well-being of all participants and reserve the right to make decisions in the best interest of the group, including altering itineraries or cancelling activities if necessary. - It is essential that clients adhere to safety instructions provided by our guides and staff at all times.

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- We are committed to sustainable and responsible travel practices. Clients are expected to respect the environment, local communities, and wildlife encountered during their journey. - Littering, damaging natural habitats, or engaging in activities that harm the local ecosystem is strictly prohibited.

6. Code of Conduct:

- Clients are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and courteous manner towards fellow travelers, guides, staff, and locals. - Discriminatory or offensive behavior will not be tolerated and may result in immediate termination of the trip without refund.

7. Travel Documentation:

- It is the responsibility of clients to ensure that they possess valid passports, visas, permits, and any other necessary travel documents required for their destination. - Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours can provide assistance and guidance regarding visa applications and other documentation upon request.

8. Feedback and Complaints:

- We value the feedback of our clients and encourage open communication. Please feel free to share your experiences, suggestions, or concerns with us. - In the event of a complaint, clients are encouraged to notify our staff or guides immediately so that we can address the issue promptly and find a satisfactory resolution. By booking a trip with Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours, clients acknowledge that they have read, understood, and agreed to abide by the terms and conditions outlined in this policy. We are dedicated to delivering unforgettable travel experiences while prioritizing the safety, satisfaction, and enjoyment of our clients. If you have any questions or require further clarification regarding our policies, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you on your next adventure with Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours!




Sincerely,
Arif Hassan Sadpara
Managing Director
Hassan Sadpara Treks and Tours

Arif Hassan Sadpara

CEO

Arif Hassan Sadpara the CEO of Hassan Sadpara Treks & Tours and CEO of Hassan Sadpara Mountain Rescue Club of Pakistan. Arif Hassan Sadpara is the son of legend 1st Pakistani Mountaineer Hassan Sadpara the pride of Pakistan who scaled the highest peaks in the world without using supplementary oxygen. Arif is Also climbing and Guiding in the Karakoram and Himalayan mountains in Pakistan. Arif Organising Tours ,trekking, jeep safaris and Expeditions.

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2023 at 9:20 am 10 months ago

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