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K2 Base Camp and Concordia Trek

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  • Explore the spectacular Karakoram mountains of Pakistan, home to some of the wildest landscapes on Earth
  • Trek past the impressive towers of Trango, Cathedral and Lobsang
  • From Concordia, cross the crevasses of the Baltoro Glacier and the Medial moraine of the Godwin-Austen Glacier to K2 Base Camp
  • Experience both Broad Peak and K2 Base Camps
  • Gain fascinating insights into the lives of the Balti people
  • Led by an expert local leader in conjunction with an experienced local crew to help maximise a safe and successful trek
  • Our local operator is a fellow family run business who have been operating K2 Base Camp Treks since 1992
  • Private trips available for groups over 6 people
  • FREE Adventurous Ewe Water-To-Go Bottle when you join this trek to reduce our plastic footprint in Pakistan.


The spectacular Karakoram mountains of Pakistan are home to some of the wildest landscapes on Earth. At the heart of the Karakorum, the glacial junction known as Concordia is dominated by huge, encircling peaks. Nowhere else on earth can you stand so close to so many of the world’s highest peaks including Broad Peak (8047m), Gasherbrum (8080m) and the mighty south face of K2 (8611m). This is unquestionably one of the most spectacular places on the planet.

Following good trails, your approach to this remote area takes you from the village of Askole into a wilderness of rugged valleys and towering peaks. Your rocky trail winds up the mighty Baltoro Glacier, passing through a colossal amphitheater of sky-scraping summits – including seven of the 19 highest mountains on the planet – enroute to the base of the infamous K2. Each day the scenery becomes more impressive as you trace a route across the moraines of the vast Baltoro Glacier, overshadowed by the sheer granite walls of the Trango Towers to the left and the shapely summit of Masherbrum to the right. The crown of the Karakoram is K2. At 8,611m it is the world’s second-highest mountain and an expedition to its base camp at 5,150m makes for one of the most exciting mountain treks in the world with wild and remote scenery of unmatched grandeur.

Day 1
Arrive in Islamabad

A warm greeting is awaiting you on your arrival at Islamabad Airport where you will be transferred to your hotel. Your Local Guide will also provide you with a comprehensive trek briefing so you’re all set for your exciting mountain adventure ahead.

Flight time permitting, discover the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi is an old British-era settlement and Islamabad is the capital city and administrative centre built after the partition of India in elevation in 1947. The cities are located in the hot and steamy plains of Pakistan’s upper Punjab at an elevation of approx 1,500 feet. You may wish to explore Rawalpindi by wandering among its many and varied bazaars or visit the imposing Shah Faisal Mosque superbly situated at the foot of the Margalla Hills. This mosque is one of the largest in the world, with room for 15,000 worshippers inside and 85,000 in the courtyard. 


Transfer: For designated flight arrival time. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. For those of you who are not on or near this flight, you will simply catch a taxi to the hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel Hill View (twin share basis)
Meals: Not included


Flights are not included in your K2 Base Camp adventure giving you the flexibility to depart from the airport of your choice and extend your stay Pakistan if you wish.

We will provide you with the recommended flights for this trip in order for you to take up the airport transfers included in Pakistan. Alternately, you can book your flights through our flight agent who is ATOL & ABTA protected. 

Day 2
Flight to Skardu

This morning you’ll travel to the airport and take the spectacular 1-hour flight (weather permitting) across the mountains to Skardu. The rest of the day is free to explore Skardu. The town is the main trekking and expedition hub in the Karakoram and you can visit the historic fort of Skardu situated 40 feet high on the northern hillside of main Skardu city (2228m).

If taking the Karakoram Highway, it’s a 2-day journey to Chilas along what was once an ancient Silk Road and is now an international highway connecting Pakistan, as well as the entire Indian subcontinent, to China.  

Transfer: Private vehicle
Domestic flight: Islamabad to Skardu 
Accommodation: Concordia Motel Skardu (twin share basis)
Meals: Breakfast 

Day 3
Free day in Skardu (or In case of flight cancellation, drive to Skardu)

Today there’s free time to explore the town and visit the historic fort of Skardu situated 40 feet high on the northern hillside of main Skardu city. Locally it’s called “Kharpocho” which means Strong Fort. In the afternoon visit the narrow bazaars and the turquoise Sadpara Lake by bus or jeep which is about four miles south of the town. A prominent rock inscription of the Lord Buddha on the drive up to Satpara is a reminder that this area was a part of the Buddhist world before the arrival of Islam..

In the afternoon you may as a group also need to visit the Ministry of Tourism for an official briefing and to have your official documents cleared to start the trek.

If travelling by road to Skardu, the first 2 hours is along the Indus river before heading northeast towards Skardu. The drive through the Indus Gorge is guaranteed to knock your socks off! The view after crossing the Raikot Bridge of Nanga Parbat is incredible..Standing at around 1,000m. you’ll see the largest land escarpment in the world. This is also where the three greatest mountain ranges meet; Himalaya, Hindukush and Karakorum. Mashabrum Hotel Skardu. 

Transfer: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Concordia Motel (twin share basis)  
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
Drive through spectacular mountain scenery to Askole

With your crew and supplies you’ll travel by jeep along the Shigar and Braldu valleys to Askole (3000m). Village in Shigar. This area has scarcely changed in over five hundred years. Farms with fields of barley, wheat and vegetables surrounded by stone walls and stands of poplar, willow and apricot trees. The apricot is a very important crop in the north, having a multitude of uses to the Balti and Hunzakut people. With friendly greetings from villagers as you pass through on the rugged dirt and stone road that leads to Baltoro. On approach, the landscapes become desert-like and once within the sheer valley of the Braldu, it is necessary to cross the river several times by suspension bridges. At various points, the road may have collapsed due to erosion.

The journey may take anywhere from 6 – 12 hours, with patience and an adventurous spirit, you’ll arrive at your first camp of the trek. In Askole, the highest village in the valley, villagers grow their own cereals, vegetables and fruit and own large herds of sheep, goats and dzos.

Transfer: private vehicle
Accommodation: Full service camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 5
Trek from Askole and cross the snout of the Biafo Glacier to Jhola

Following the organisation of equipment, supplies and the porter loads, you’ll start making your way towards Jhola. The valley opens out to reveal the Biafo Glacier flowing for more than 50kms from the Hispar La pass to the Braldu. You’ll have your first taste of moraine walking as you cross the snout of the glacier and descend to your lunch spot beside the river at Korofon. 

You’ll also experience the harsh, stark environment that forms the base of these great mountains. Your route takes you to the confluence of the Braldu and Dumordo Rivers where the infamous flying fox or ‘jola’ is located. It is still there, however, a footbridge has now been built making the passage much easier by every perspective. In past years it was necessary to make a high traverse across a rocky face and descend steeply to the riverside of the Dumordo to gain the flying fox. There is now a safe and pleasant pathway above the river. It is this valley, fed by the Panmah Glacier, which was once a passage between Baltistan and Yarkhand across the West Mustagh Pass (5370m) into China. Once across, you’ll descend beside the river to the Braldu and then follow along its banks to your camp at Jhola. 

Trek details
Trek time: approx. 7 – 8 hours
Altitude: approx 3150m

Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 6
Trek from Jhola and follow the Braldu gorge along the river bank to Paiju

Today your route mainly follows the Braldu gorge along the riverbank, moving up and down according to the level of erosion and water levels. With views of the fantastic granite rock shapes of Trango Towers and Cathedral coming in to sight. Walking conditions can be hot and dry. As you approach camp several glacially-fed rivulets flow down into the main valley and you may have to use our river crossing shoes depending on water levels. On a clear day you may be able to spot K2 in the far distance and the vast snout of the Baltoro glacier, the fourth-longest in Pakistan, is also visible but it’s hard to gather a sense of scale from here.

The day ends with a climb away from the river to your camp at Paiju (3450m), set in a clump of trees – the last ones you’ll see for a while!

Trek details
Trekking time: 7 – 8 hours
Altitude: approx. 3450m

Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 7
Acclimatisation day at Paiju (3420m) with options for day walks

Today is a key preparation day for acclimatisation and for for the crew to make necessary arrangements as well. Paiju is the traditional stopping point for all groups headed for Concordia, located at a widening of the Braldu Valley and within sight of the snout of the mighty Baltoro Glacier. This became a key staging point for climbing expeditions and trekking groups due to the presence of spring water and a sparse population of trees which were originally use for cooking fires.

Spending a complete day at Paiju, to help with your acclimatisation and is also a useful time for your crew to bake roti (bread) for the trek before you climb up onto the glacier. 

Option for a short acclimatisation walk in the late afternoon out and back towards the snout of the glacier which will reward you with different views of the remarkable granite spires of the Trango and Cathedral Tower group at sunset. You’ll spend a second night at Paiju.

Trek details
Altitude: approx. 3450m

Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 8
Trek beside the glacier with views of Trango Towers to Urdukas

Making the short approach to the glacier, the great expanse of ice stretching across the Braldu comes into perspective when you’ll see the many porters forming an ant-like trail across it. Ice cliffs tower more than 60m above the turbulent waters at the origin of the Braldu River. As a result of its continually changing nature, the glacial moraine may be difficult to trek upon at this stage and our route varies somewhat each time. One should be prepared for a hard day of walking and carry plenty of fluid. Once on the other side, the trail will hug the side and occasionally necessitate a glacier or river crossing. There are now uninterrupted views of Paiju Peak (6610m), Uli Biaho group, Trango Group and Cathedral Group – a majestic, spired collection of mountains that the Karakoram is so well known for. Behind you lies the steep grassy slopes make high grazing pastures for ibex and the rocks are home to mouse hares (Pikas) and colourful hoopoe birds.

Trek details
Trekking time: 7 – 8 hours
Altitude: 3900m

Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 9
Trek along the Baltoro Glacier with views of Masherbrum to Goro II

Leaving Urdukas behind, your route follows the moraine edge eastwards until it is possible to climb up onto the broad back of the glacier. Now crossing to the centre ground where the ‘flow’ is generally smoother and soon you’ll come within sight of the spectacular Masherbrum (7821m) on your right hand side. 

Ascending and descending the mountains of rubble which are strewn over the ice, you’ll also have glimpses ahead to the peaks which surround Concordia. Especially prominent is the stunning Gasherbrum IV (7925m) at the head of the glacier. There are good views back towards the Trango and Cathedral peaks as you approach your camp at the place known as ‘Goro’ (4295m). 

Tonight you’ll spend your first night camping on the Baltoro Glacier at Goro II, one of the largest pieces of ice outside the polar regions, so make sure to wrap up warmly for the cooler nights ahead. From camp, you’ll have superb views of Masherbrum and up the Younghusband Glacier, named after Sir Francis Edward Younghusband, explorer and spiritual writer to the impressive Muztagh Tower.

Trek details
Trekking: 7 – 8 hours 
Altitude: 4295m

Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 10
Trek on the Baltoro Glacier past Mustagh Tower to Concordia

The final approach day to Concordia takes you through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world! Your approach to Concordia continues along the heaving swells of the Baltoro Glacier as you pass Mustagh Tower (7284m), an imposing monolith of rock first climbed by Joe Brown and Ian McNaught-Davis in 1956.

Ahead lies Gasherbrum IV (7925m) which acts like a beacon drawing you in, whilst at some points on today’s walk you will also see Gasherbrum ll (8035m) which peeks out to the right of Gasherbrum lV. Making your way up the Baltoro, the aptly named Broad Peak (8051m) comes into view above the ridge connecting Marble Peak and Crystal Peak on your left. K2 keeps itself hidden until the very moment you reach Concordia when suddenly its full height is revealed in sweeping lines that climb almost 4000m from the valley floor to the summit – a sight that will be forever etched in your memory.

Concordia is a wide area where glaciers coming down from K2 meet those from the Gasherbrums and Chogolisa. It was given its name by Sir Martin Conway, explorer and alpinist who named the place after another famous glacial junction in the Swiss Bernese Oberland. It is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places on the planet and where you can stand within 20kms of no fewer than 4 eight-thousanders and 10 of the world’s 30 highest peaks! A very special place on the planet!

Tonight’s camp is at approximately 4500 metres on a moraine ridge surrounded on all side by jagged peaks including Gasherbrum IV, Mitre Peak, Chogolisa, Crystal Peak, Marble Peak, Baltoro Kangri, Broad Peak and K2. This is a day to remember!

Trek details
Trek time: 6 – 7 hours
Altitude: 4500m 

Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 11
Trek to Broad Peak Base Camp

North of Concordia, the Godwin-Austen Glacier leads directly to the foot of K2, just 10kms away. The first part of today’s walk is the most difficult, crossing the chaotic meeting of the Godwin-Austen and Baltoro glaciers and involving the negotiation of a maze of crevasses and meltwater rivers. Beyond, the underfoot conditions are slightly easier, sometimes on long, level sections of gritty ice. 

Reaching Broad Peak basecamp is a fantastic achievement in itself and rewards you with the incredible views of the Karakoram. Looking back into Concordia the bulk of the 7,665m Chogolisa stands out with its perfect symmetry and further back Mitre Peak, Chogolisa and the Gasherbrums – the mountains you’ll have come to know so well that stand like sentries along the Baltoro. It takes around 4 hours to reach Broad Peak Basecamp (4850m) where you will overnight.

Trek details

Trekking time: approx 4 hours
Altitude: 4850m 


Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 12
Trek to K2 Base Camp and back to Concordia

Reaching K2 Base Camp will, for many, be the main focus of this once in a lifetime expedition. As you follow the glacier towards K2 the mountain seems to grow bigger and bigger. Just before Base Camp, amongst the boulder and ice strewn landscape is the Art Gilkey Memorial. A short scramble brings you to the place where those whose lives K2 claimed are remembered. Plaques and engraved tin plates are attached to a small rocky outcrop at the foot of this great mountain. There are wonderful views directly above you of K2 and you may catch a glimpse into the life of the climbers wanting to attain its summit. At the foot of over two vertical miles of rock and ice, the second highest mountain on Earth stands proudly as reward for your days of trekking this remote and awe-inspiring part of the world!

You’ll then retrace your steps back down the glacier to Concordia to enjoy the special ambience of the ‘throne room of the mountain gods’. Time to reflect on this magnificent environment whilst you recharge and prepare for your return journey.

Trek details
Trekking time: approx 8 hours
Altitude: approx 5100m

The distances and time may vary from those given, depending on how the moraine has moved and which trail we can follow.

Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 13
Retrace your steps down the glacier to Goro I

This morning you’ll take a last look at K2 before packing up the gear and heading back down the Baltoro. Trekking this route back allows you to savour the summits from a different perspective and, as you’re fully acclimatised and trekking fit, you’re able to start the day at a leisurely pace and explore small side valleys and sections of the glacier you may not have had the chance to see on your ascent.

Trek details
Trekking time: approx. 6 hours
Altitude: 4600m

Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 14
Trek back to Khobursay with views across to Trango Towers

Today sees you following the same trail down to the spectacular campsite at Urdukas with great views across to Trango Towers before reaching Khobursay. Trango’s Nameless Tower (6239m), was first climbed by Joe Brown and Mo Anthoine in 1976. To the left of the Tower a smaller pinnacle is known as ‘The Monk’ and to the right is the graceful prow of Great Trango (6286m) first climbed in 1977 by John Roskelly and Galen Rowell. In August of 1992 two Australians Nic Feteris and Glenn Singleman climbed to a ledge on Great Trango at 5955m and then BASE jumped, falling hundreds of metres close to the rock walls before opening their chutes and landing on the glacier. At the time this was the highest BASE jump on record. 

Although you are retracing your steps on the glacier, the views are completely different and no doubt you’ll catch glimpses of epic mountain-scapes you missed during your ascent. 

Trek details
Trekking time: approx. 6 hours
Altitude: 4250m

Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 15
Trek down the side of the glacier back to Paiju

You’ll continue your walk down the side of the glacier through Liligo, from where the route crosses the glacier for one more time before stepping off the moraine onto more stable ground. You’ll head back down to the trees and the relative comforts of Paiju campsite. On your first arrival here you may have relished the prospect of a cooler climate ahead. Now you’ll welcome its warmth!

Trek details
Trekking time: approx. 6 hours
Altitude: 3800m

Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 16
Trek back beside the Braldu into the Panma Valley to Jhola Camp

Now off the glacier and at a lower elevation it is considerably warmer and we may make an early start to use the cool of the morning. Leaving Paiju there’s a good trail down the valley. Once again it is surprising how different the experience is compared to your ascent. The trail rises and falls as it crosses several alluvial fans. There are several side streams to navigate today, mostly using makeshift bridges or stepping stones, but it may be necessary also to wade across, especially later in the day. The source of all these streams is meltwater and so they grow bigger as the day becomes warmer. At one point the trail passes close to the river beside walls of conglomerate and it is possible to feel its tremendous power. You’ll follow the main Braldu River downstream to its confluence with the Panma River where you’ll turn north-east to reach a camping place beside the toll bridge at the place known as Jhola.

Trek details
Trekking time: approx. 7 hours
Altitude: 3100m

Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner


Day 17
Trek back to the main valley and follow the river to Askole

You’ll start the day with a walk up the side river to the bridge. After crossing the bridge your route heads back to the main valley and continues following the river all day through Korofon and finally returning to the village of Askole. 

Trek details
Trekking time: approx. 6 – 7 hours
Altitude: 3000m

Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner


Day 18
Drive to Skardu in jeeps for a rewarding hot shower

From here, you set off the long drive back to civilisation after almost two weeks in the wilderness. Following the remarkable jeep road through the Braldu Gorge and then travel down the fertile Shigar Valley to its confluence with the Indus. Arriving in the Balti capital Skardu, you’ll check in to your hotel and there will be time for a welcome shower before sitting down to dinner for a group meal in a local restaurant. Tonight you’ll enjoy the comfort of a comfy bed!

Transfer details
Transfer time: approx. 6 – 7 hours

Transfer: Jeep transfer
Accommodation: Concordia Motel Skardu (twin share)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 19
Drive to Batakundi

We opt to return to Islamabad by road along the spectacular Karakoram Highway. This is to allow you to see Nanga Parbat (8124m), cross Babusar Pass (4100m), the Western Himalayan green valley of Kaghan, and experience the local way of life first hand in this incredible area with interactions with locals on the road.  

Your journey is via the Chilas-Naran-Manshera Route rather than Chilas-Besham-Manshera route (which has a travel advisory notice against it) between Skardu and Islamabad. The drive down the Indus River to Islamabad takes two days.

Stopping amid the lush green hillsides of Batakundi village (2624m) in the Kaghan Valley, the local Gujars who speak Hindko and Urdu are renowned for their warm hospitality and friendliness. 

Transfer: Jeep transfer
Accommodation: Shan Pearl Continental Hotel (twin share)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 20
Drive to Islamabad 

Today is a contingency day to allow for any delays due to weather – you will either spend the day in Islamabad or finish up your scenic drive along the KKH if there are no flights are available.

Transfer: Jeep transfer
Accommodation: Hotel Hill View (twin share)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 21

Filled with a huge sense of achievementincredible memories, a greater understanding of this amazing country & it’s people and with new found friends. You’ll share stories and experiences of a lifetime for many years to come. 

It’s time to depart Islamabad for your return flight home. Airport transfers are included for those who are on the recommended Adventurous Ewe flight.

Those not flying on the recommended flights will leave the hotel after breakfast and make your own travel arrangements.

Book and travel with confidence

As well as carefully crafting amazing and meaningful adventures across the planet, we’ve made booking them as flexible, safe and as simple as possible. For more info, please our Book and Travel with Confidence page. 

Pre-trip info

On joining us for the K2 Base Bamp and Concordia Trek, you will receive all the exciting trip info via our free mobile travel app. 

You’ll have access to your itinerary, trip countdown, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper to benefit the environment and the need of carrying around documents with you. A’ppy days.

Pre-trip support

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service. We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on this K2 Base Camp Trek and therefore require varying levels of support and guidance. We’re here to help you every step of the way from the moment you join the flock all the way through to completing the challenge and beyond. Jim and Sue’s knowledge and expertise stems from dozens of years of travelling and exploring the destinations that we visit in order to fully support you in the lead up to your adventure. 

International flights

Return flights to Islamabad
On signing up for the trip, we will provide you with the recommended flights to book or alternately, we can book the flights for you through our ATOL and ABTA protected Flight Agent at an additional cost. 

Flights are not included in your package to give you the flexibility to travel from your nearest airport, use your frequent flyer points or extend your travels if you wish. The recommended flights for this will include airport transfers in Pakistan.

Internal travel in Pakistan

Due to the mountainous conditions, it is not uncommon for flights between Skardu and Islamabad to be delayed or cancelled at the last minute. In this event, we will endeavour to get the group on the next available flight. If bad weather persists and flights are not scheduled to operate in the following day or two, or if the flights are fully booked, Adventurous Ewe may organise going by road along the Karakorum Highway (KKH) to get the group to Skardu to begin the trek, or to return to Islamabad after the trek to meet onward international flights. However, this is only an option so long as the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office advice remains okay for travel along the KKH, and (with your safety in mind) if we are able to hire transport with working seatbelts for all passengers at short notice (sourcing vehicles with seatbelts in Skardu for travel back to Islamabad is particularly difficult). We may also require a police accompaniment, due to protocol rather than necessity. It is a 24-hour journey (with an overnight stay in Batakundi) and please note, the final 270km of road from Jaglot to Skardu is in poor condition. 

Travel on the Karakoram Highway

We encourage you to read the up to date Travel Advice on the FCDO website. Currently, the FCDO warns against travel on the Karakoram Highway (KKH) between Mansehra and Chilas.

We generally manage to avoid travel on the KKH by flying from Islamabad to Skardu and from Skardu or Gilgit back to Islamabad. However, if a flight is cancelled we are obliged to make this journey by road and in this case we prioritise the route via the Babusar Pass which avoids the section of the KKH between Mansehra and Chilas. Rarely, when the Babusar Pass is closed, we may have no alternative but to drive through the section referred to in the FCDO advice. 



All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. The information below is primarily for UK passport holders, and other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects. All nationalities require a visa for Pakistan. .

UK citizens – for the most up to date info, please visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website

Australian citizens – for the most up to date info, please visit 



All nationalities must have a Tourist Visa to enter Pakistan. Please visit the Pakistan Government’s visa website here to start your application.

Please submit your intent to travel at least 48-72 hours before your planned trip to Pakistan to receive an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). You can travel to Pakistan if you receive a valid ETA in favor of your application. 

You will need the following documentation for your Tourist Visa Application:

  1. Photograph
  2. Passport
  3. Invitation Letter from local operator (Adventurous Ewe will supply this letter when you have booked on the trip)
Travel Insurance & Global Rescue
Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. It is compulsory that everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes, among other things, cover for the full value of your trip, medical (emergency, evacuation and repatriation) arrangements, activities undertaken, personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects and COVID-19 travel cover.

For UK residents we have partnered with Campbell & Irvine Direct to provide you with a travel insurance. If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote.

You must send your Travel Insurance Policy to Adventurous Ewe no less than 8 weeks prior to departure.

Global Rescue Membership

For peace of mind whilst trekking in the mountains, Global Rescue provides short term membership giving access to travel, security, medical advisory and evacuation services up to $US500,000.  They’re a specialised field rescue company, and assist from the point of illness or injury by getting you to the closest and most appropriate medical facilities to get stabilised. Once fit to fly if you require additional inpatient treatment Global Rescue will further evacuate and repatriate to your home hospital on record. These services are all covered through their upfront membership fee with no claims process.  For more info, please click here

Vaccinations and allergies

For the most up to date info on vaccinations, please consult with your GP or travel healthcare practitioner 8 weeks in advance of travel. There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. For up to date vaccination information please check the NHS government website ‘Fit for Travel’.

You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK eg. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella), along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is discretionary for this trip. Malaria exists in the area around Islamabad. However, incidences of urban transmission of malaria are extremely low. In Skardu or Gilgit and in the mountains there is no malaria risk. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required if travelling from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for more than 12 hrs through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. Travellers who intend to visit Pakistan for 4 weeks or more should note that proof of Polio vaccination will be required on exiting the country.

Dengue fever and/or Chikungunya are known risks in places visited on this trip. Both are tropical viral diseases spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for either, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

On trips to more remote areas you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro.

The K2 Base Camp trek travels at high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itinerary is designed to enable you to acclimatise to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected.

Rest assured we are monitoring and activating the guidelines and recommendations put in place by the respective governments and World Health Organisation as a result of COVID-19. You will receive our operational guidelines for this expedition when you join the trip and hand sanitiser will be provided for travel. Rest assured your safety and wellbeing is our top priority at all times.

Severe allergies

If you have a severe allergy please inform us at the time of booking. We will do all we can to help, but unfortunately we are unable to guarantee an allergy free environment on this trip. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not carried as standard by AE leaders and crew. Whilst your leader is aware of our trekkers medical history, please also inform your leader on arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.


Safety and well-being

Adventurous Ewe puts the safety and well-being of you, our leaders & crew and the communities we visit at the centre of all our operations, always. Your safety and well-being is our top priority. The K2t Base Camp Trek is intentionally challenging and requires individual preparation as the trip is designed to take you out of your every-day comfort zone and achieve something extraordinary. Rest assured we have a thorough Safety Management System, indepth risk assessments and risk management systems in place.

You will be accompanied by local qualified Mountain Guide/s and a UK High Altitude Mountain Leader for groups over 6 people. All our Guides are Remote First Aid trained and have extensive experience in leading teams in this region. They will be ultimately responsible for your safety on this trip.

There will be radio or phone contact between Adventurous Ewe Mountain Leader, Local Guide & crew and the Office Base in Skardu during your trek. Your Mountain Leader will also carry a Satellite phone for emergencies only and have 24-hour contact with Adventurous Ewe office in UK. With having a Local office in the town of Skardu which is the gateway to K2 Base Camp and we have staff who look after the adventure trip into the valley so in case of emergency we can give a swift response. All staff are highly trained with the evacuation procedures. A member of our staff will be carrying medical supplies should it be required.

If for any reason you need to leave the group early and come off the mountains, the crew will assist you with your descent and will arrange transfers, accommodation and medical care if necessary. All costs incurred due to an early descent will need to be covered by yourself before departing the hotel, this is why we insist on suitable travel insurance cover.

Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel advice website for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas your itinerary covers.

We also ask that you please ensure you use your alcohol-based hand sanitiser at all times to minimise the spread of any germs throughout your fellow flock of trekkers!

For more info, please visit our Safety and Well-being page. 

Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew

Your UK Mountain Leader will have many years leading teams in high altitude remote mountain areas and be an experienced high-altitude guide. Our Leaders are carefully selected to ensure you have the best experience on your trek and with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure. Your UK Mountain Leader will also have Remote First Aid qualifications as well.

Our Local Guides are very experienced, knowledgeable and have the renowed warmth and hospitality of the Balti people. They are constantly self-driven to go above and beyond to ensure you will have an amazing experience. Mountain climbing for the local guides is more than just a career, it’s a passion which they are proud to share with others.

Our Guides are responsible for ensuring the complete safety, well-being and enjoyment of the team whilst also retaining a flexible and supportive attitude. The Leaders/s have satellite phone, radio and mobile phone contact with base, the local office in Skardu and Adventurous Ewe’s HQ.

Porters welfare: We understand porters, and the whole mountain crew in general, are the heart and soul of our Base Camp treks and we believe that fair treatment of our crew on the mountain is not merely an industry requirement but the tenet of every Everest Base Camp expedition. Ensuring our crew is well paid, insured and cared for is a priority for us.

When we trek, the entire group ‑ you, the guides and porters alike ‑ are a team who share the same needs for safety and well-being in this mountain environment.

Group size

We pride ourselves in small group travel to minimise the impact on the environment, to maximise your safety and wellbeing and to make your experience more authentic.

The minimum group size for the K2 Base Camp Trek to run is 6 people and the maximum group size is 12 people.

You are most welcome to join this trek as a group of friends, family, colleagues, a private bubble or as a solo traveller. You are also welcome to use this trip as a fundraiser for the charity of your choice.

If you have a group of over 6 people, we would be more than happy to run a private trip for your team, your charity or your company. For any further info or to chat about running a bespoke trip, we’d love to hear from you at info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Trip grading
Trekking experience and trip grading – ‘Extreme’

This is a tough trek with 13 days of trekking at altitude – maximum altitude of 4,500m at Concordia (5,120m Gilkey Memorial just below K2 Base Camp – optional) and an average of 3,650m. However, it is one that is achievable with the correct preparations. It requires a good level of strength, stamina, endurance and determination. Even if you consider yourself fit, you may still find the climb very challenging, depending on how well your body acclimatises to high altitude. There is no scientific way to determine how easily you acclimatise, and the acclimatisation process can also differ from climb to climb.

Previous altitude experience is preferred and you must be prepared physically. The trekking on the Baltoro glacier is fairly tough and is definitely not recommended for those who have not previously been walking at a strenuous level in high mountain regions in recent years. It can also be extremely hot in the early stages of the trek and on the glacier during the day, so please also bear this in mind. There are river crossings, and if the rivers are too high we may have to use alternative trails.

Although there is a trail on the glacier nowadays, the moraine is constantly moving and sometimes new crevasses open up, so we often have to find an alternative route. Given this, the walk distances and hours given in the Itinerary will not always be accurate and sometimes you may trek considerably further than is stated. What makes this trip particularly hard, is the often rocky and uneven terrain underfoot, which requires great concentration and balance – you must be sure-footed and wear walking boots with ankle support. There is a considertable amount of trekking on glacial moraine (rocky, boulder-strewn terrain) and at the upper reaches of the trek around Concordia and Gilkey Memorial, there is usually considerable time walking on snow or ice. 

We do not advise inexperienced walkers to attempt this trek. There is no habitation, except a couple of military posts, after leaving Askole, so conditions are more basic and remote than elsewhere. It also means that it is extremely difficult to leave the trek should you be struggling with this expedition. 

A bespoke training programme will be provided when join the team for this K2 Camp Trek to help you with your preparations. Your training should incorporate aerobic (endurance building), anaerobic (strength building) exercises and some good long walks! Training in your trekking kit with your ruck-sack on consecutive days in the outdoors is ideal to help with your preparations too.

We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and Peter Lant Training. For more info, please visit our Training and Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!


When you ascend above 2500 metres your body has to acclimatise to the decreasing amount of the oxygen available. To allow your body to adjust we have structured this trek so that you ascend slowly, allowing acclimatisation to occur. However, during the acclimatisation process, you may experience some of the following symptoms – headaches, tiredness, disturbed sleep, shortness of breath, cough, loss of appetite, nausea, palpitations and swelling of the hands and face.

Individuals acclimatise at different rates and we would expect the majority of the team to notice the effects of being at high altitude, and while most will only feel discomfort and headaches, it is not uncommon for a small number of people to need extra care which will be provided by our leaders and crew. During your pre-trek briefing, altitude sickness will be discussed in more detail and advice on how to best cope with it. The most important thing is not to fear it, but to respect it. Know the signs & symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), be aware of how it affects the body and report any illness to your leader straight away. Our leaders and crew are there to help and are fully experienced with high altitude conditions and all the scenarios that trekking at these altitudes bring. You’re in good hands.

In most cases, AMS can be avoided following these guidelines:

  • Drink around 3-5 litres each day to achieve suitable hydration levels. Try and avoid tea & coffee and definitely no alcohol
  • Walk slowly, even when in camp
  • Keep warm, especially at night and as you ascend
  • Eat well, even when you don’t feel like eating

All our trips that spend time at High Altitude follow our standard altitude safety measures. A number of medical conditions or medications can also reduce your body’s ability to acclimatise, and thus will affect your performance at altitude and make you more susceptible to AMS. If you are worried about any pre-existing condition (e.g. heart problems), or unsure of your physical ability, you must seek medical advice prior to booking. There are a number of untested herbal remedies which claim to prevent mountain sickness. However, only one drug is currently known to have a useful role in preventing AMS and to be safe for this purpose: acetazolamide (Diamox). We recommend that you carry Diamox in your first aid kit for treks where you spend an extended period above 4000m. Diamox can only be obtained from a medical professional on prescription and it is important that you first consult your own doctor so that you know there are no contra indications with other medicines you may be taking and that you do not have an allergy to acetazolamide. Diamox commonly causes some minor side effects, such as tingling fingers and toes, or a metallic taste in the mouth, but more severe reactions are rare. If you intend to take Diamox, you must familiarise yourself with the appropriate dosage and regime prior to coming on this trip. We recommend trialling it first in the safety of your home environment prior to the trek.

Please note that while we endeavour to assist you with achieving your personal goals, however there may be times when your leader makes the decision to either delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptoms. Please respect this decision for it is for your own safety and welfare.


A Trek Training Programme will be provided when you join this event to help you with your preparations. We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and Strength & Movement Coast, Peter Lant. For more info, please visit our Training & Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!

Training weekends

We have a variety of tailored training weekends available to ensure you’re fully prepared for your trekking adventure. These training weekends are the perfect way to help you gauge your fitness and training progress under the careful guidance of our experienced leaders. Plus the leaders will chat through your specific trip and also provide guidance and tips relating to clothing and equipment, health and well-being, packing, mountain huts, trekking skills (walking on different terrain/at altitude/using trekking poles), teamwork and much more to ensure you are fully prepared and ready for your adventure ahead.

We predominantly host our training weekends in Snowdonia given the wide variety of terrain available to practice and where Chief Ewe’s, Jim or Sue, can meet you too. It’s a great way for you to meet fellow members of the flock and ask any questions, no matter how big or small. We’re here to make sure you’re ready. For further info, please email info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.


A full kit list will be provided when you register for this trip or you can download the Trip Notes for this trek. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic adventure and an uncomfortable one.

An exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code will be provided for the independent outdoor retailers both online and in store when booked on this expedition.

The packed weight of your bag whilst trekking including your sleeping bag and mattress should be no more than 12kgs. This limit which is set by the porters is strictly enforced and bags will be weighed prior to setting off on trek. Anything not required on the trek can be left at the group hotel in Islamabad and also in Skardu.

When selecting clothing for this expedition, please be culturally sensitive. Tight fitting or revealing clothing is not appropriate. Shorts and tee shirts can be worn but only once we are above the last temporary habitations of the valley.

Exclusive kit discount codes

To help you get the very best from your K2 Camp Trek we will provide you with an exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code to use in independent outdoor retailers both online and in store. They offer a large choice of kit that the staff themselves use while climbing, hiking, mountaineering, running, travelling or enjoying expeditions across the globe and they pride themselves on sharing their experience and knowledge of equipment so you can choose the right gear to suit you and this mountain trek.


From mid June to the end of August, you can expect to encounter temperatures as high as 30°C at Skardu and 25°C at Askole (at 3000m). During the day it will remain pleasantly warm (unless there is cloud cover) until you reach Concordia by which time daytime temperatures will be down to single figures. In June you may encounter snow on the upper part of the Baltoro Glacier, but this has usually melted by July. However, snow can fall at Concordia even in August. At any time of the season the night-time temperatures will be considerably lower usually falling to freezing levels once you are above Paiju and at Concordia, overnight temperatures can drop as low as minus 10°C. The Karakoram Mountains are sheltered from the full effects of the monsoon which means summer is the best season for trekking and climbing here with predominantly clear skies. However, weather in mountainous areas is notoriously difficult to predict, and short-lived storms can occur at any time of the year.

We recommend that you check the mountain weather forecast in the days leading up to your trek by clicking here.     

20 nights: Hotel (6 nights), camping (14 nights)

In Islamabad, you’ll stay in a standard hotel, which has air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathrooms. In Skardu, you’ll stay in a simple hotel. The trek itself is on a full-service camping basis, meaning that camp staff will erect and dismantle the tents for you, cook, and do all of the camp chores for you. You need only carry your daypack. Most of the camping on this trek is wild camping amidst the mountains. You’ll stay in two-person tents which have enough room inside for your kitbags. Sleeping mats and bags are not provided. There will also be a dining tent complete with table and stools. For the most part, no running water is available whilst camping however, at Jhula and Paiju there is usually running water.

For more info or to request a single room, please get in touch with us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

Food & drinks

All breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners included.

All food is provided throughout apart from lunches and dinners in Islamabad, we suggest you allow around £50 for these meals. Food on trek is simple but wholesome. Breakfasts will consist of porridge and cereal, eggs and chapatti or toast. Lunches are a picnic usually with soup, tinned meat and fish, sweets and nuts, cheese and crackers or chapattis. Dinner is 3 courses; soup, main course which is rice, dhal, vegetables, meat or pasta based. Snacks are provided upon arrival at camp; samosas, pakhora, tea and coffee. If you have any special dietary requirements we recommend you take along some of your own snacks or food. Pakistan is a meat-eating country (mainly goat and chicken) and does not cater as well as India for vegetarians, vegans or gluten free diets.

Drinking Water

Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day. Drinking water will be provided on the trek but you need to treat it with purification tablets or another form of treatment. 

Handheld UV filters such as a ‘SteriPEN’ are very effective, can treat 1 litre of water in a couple of minutes and the water is ready immediately – look for lightweight lithium battery models and remember that you will need to bring a wide-mouthed bottle (e.g. Nalgene) for use with these devices.

Adventurous Ewe has partnered with Water-to-Go, a filtration system that eliminates over 99.99% of all microbiological contaminants from any non-salt water source – for more info please click here. Adventurous Ewe trekkers will receive a free Water-to-Go bottle when departing for our EBC trek, and better still, 15% of the purchase value for replacement filters will be donated to our environmental charity partner, Cool Earth. Please note that if the water freezes it will clog up the filter – in this event, defrost before use by sitting the filter in lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes. Please help us reduce the volume of single use plastic in this pristine environment.

Water-to-Go Bottle

Adventurous Ewe has partnered with Water-to-Go, a filtration system that eliminates over 99.99% of all microbiological contaminants from any non-salt water source – for more info please click here. Adventurous Ewe trekkers will receive a free Water-to-Go bottle when departing on our K2 trek, and better still, 15% of the purchase value for replacement filters will be donated to our environmental charity partner, Cool Earth. Please note that if the water freezes it will clog up the filter – in this event, defrost before use by sitting the filter in lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes. Please help us reduce the volume of single use plastic in this pristine environment.

Payment info

Deposit: £395 per person on booking.
Remaining balance: £2800 per person. Payment due no later than 6 weeks prior to the trip departure date.
Total cost: £3195 per person

Monthly payment plan
A monthly payment plan can be arranged for this trip. Please contact us for more information or to set up your plan. Simply email info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Book & Travel with Confidence
As well as carefully crafting amazing and meaningful adventures across the planet, we’ve made booking them as flexible, safe and as simple as possible. 

For the latest info regarding booking and travelling with Adventurous Ewe, please visit our website.

You’re welcome to fundraise for a charity of your choice if you wish to do so. All sponsorship monies are to be sent directly to your chosen charity.

Stay connected

All your trip info will be sent to you through a travel mobile app which is free to download. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this app.

For the latest and greatest from the land of adventures, simply follow us at:
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Your Adventurous Ewe Leader/s and Crew will have a satellite phone, mobile phones and radios communications in case of emergencies. The team are trained to deal with these situations. Please ensure you listen to your Leader during these times and refrain from putting any posts on social media. Should you find yourself unable to continue with the trek, your Leader and crew will make the necessary arrangements. Depending on the situation, you will be met by the support vehicle (depending on access) and you will be transferred back to suitable accommodation or nearby medical facility as required.

Your Emergency Contact at Adventurous Ewe HQ is Jim Young on +44(0)7747 346 588.

Supporting our environmental charity partner, Cool Earth
Cool Earth

We are very excited to have teamed up with leading climate change charity Cool Earth, who share our mission to protect the planet’s precious environment in a sustainable manner. The future of rainforest protection is where everyone makes a difference to climate change! We invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth. You are most welcome to help make a difference too by sparing a few pennies. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2.

Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet. Thank-ewe

Reading materials

We recommend reading the following books prior to travel to Pakistan:

  • Trekking in Pakistan – Isobel Shaw
  • Karakoram Highway- King
  • Top Treks of the World – Steve Razzetti
  • Throne Room of the Mountain Gods – Galen Rowell
  • K2 Triumph and Tragedy – Jim Curra
Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)
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What's Included?

  • Personalised trip support from your Adventurous Ewe team
  • All trip info supplied via our mobile travel app so you have access to live updates 24/7
  • Discount on personal kit from independent retailers both in shop and online
  • Travel protection insurance
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning
  • Free Adventurous Ewe Water-To-Go Bottle.


On your trip:
  • Adventurous Ewe UK High Altitude Leader (for groups over 6 people)
  • Qualified & experience Local Mountain Guide 
  • Services of assistant guide/s and porters on the trek
  • Trekking permit and CKNP fee
  • All museum and national park fees
  • Domestic flight from Islamabad to Skardu
  • Private vehicle road transfers within Pakistan per your itinerary including airport transfers (for recommended flights), inter-city transfer in private vehicle.and return Jeep from Skardu to Trek head 
  • Accommodation – 20 nights hotel & camping (6 nights hotel & 14 nights camping) twin share basis
  • Meals as outlined in your itinerary l full board on trek (breakfast x 20, lunch x 14 and dinner x 14)
  • Support crew including porters (max. 12kgs per porter) and cooks
  • All camping equipment
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies 
  • All logistical and safety management whilst in Pakistan
  • All trip management and hygienic cleaning procedures of equipment before, during and post trek.

What's Not Included?

Currently not included but can be organised at an additional cost
  • Flights are not included in your K2 Base Camp Trek giving you the flexibility to depart from the airport of your choice and/or extend your adventure.
  • We will provide you with the recommended flights for this trip in order for you to take up the airport transfers included in Pakistan. Alternately, you can book your flights through our flight agent who is ATOL protected. 
  • Any trip extensions or additional night’s accommodation
  • Single room supplement at £355 per person


Items not included
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Global Rescue Membership (not mandatory)
  • Return flights to Islamabad Pakistan. These can be arranged for you at an additional cost through our Flight Agent who is ATOL protected
  • Airport transfers in Pakistan if flights booked are outside of our recommended flight times
  • Visa – please refer to Pakistan Entry Requirements 
  • Vaccination/s. Please refer to Pakistan Fit for Travel
  • Personal spending money
  • Meals not listed in your itinerary 
  • Snacks, electrolytes, water purification tablets
  • Kit and equipment as listed on your kit list and medication
  • Tips for local crew
  • Single room supplement where available (approx. £355pp)
  • Any associated costs with leaving the trek early.
  • Any expense because of force majeure, cancellation of flights, landslides, evacuation or accident or delay beyond the control of our local operator

If anyone needs to leave the group at any point during the trip (for reasons such as an early descent due to altitude sickness or other reasons), all expenses incurred until re-joining the group on the itinerary described in these Trip Notes are the responsibility of the individual(s) concerned and must be paid to our local operator before leaving Nepal. Adventurous Ewe will provide as much assistance as possible for anyone needing to leave the group at any stage.


Sustainable and Responsible Travel

Adventurous Ewe is committed to delivering our trips in a responsible and ethical manner with sustainability at its core. We respect and strive to operate our adventures to benefit local people, the local economy and the environment!

Some of the ethical features embedded in our K2 Base Camp Concordia Trek are:

  • Using local crew who are qualified Leaders, support crew and drivers who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced and armed with a big friendly smile
  • Fair wages and ethical treatment of porters and guides
  • Staying in smaller-scale locally owned accommodation
  • Buying locally produced food and drink, and dining in locally owned restaurants
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible
  • Since August 2022, our local operator has renovated and running a local school. They pay 1 teacher a salary and there are 40-50 students are educated 
  • We pay $US150 per trekker to Central Karakorum National Park(CKNP) for cleaning and upkeep of the Baltoro area. CKNP in turn hires locals to clean the trekking route and bring all the plastic and organic waste back to the villages for appropriate disposal
  • Our Skardu sightseeing and the old bazaar of Rawalpindi is done on foot as opposed to vehicles
  • Careful management of limited energy and water resources
  • Offering real life experiences which promote cross-cultural understanding
  • Respect the local people and their property. Do not take photos without introducing yourself and ask permission before snapping away
  • Pakistan is a conservative country therefore women should have their legs and shoulders covered and men should wear full-length trousers and tops with long sleeves.
  • Keep waste to a minimum –  remove any packaging from items you are taking with you to Pakistan. When in country avoid accepting plastic bags from shops and take a reusable bag with you. You are welcome to bring a rubbish bag on your trek, so you can pick up any additional litter you might spot and take particularly harmful waste, such as batteries, back to Islamabad with you.
  • Operating with a ‘leave no trace’ ethos – take only memories, leave only footprints
  • Adventurous Ewe will make a financial contribution to the environmental charity, Cool Earth, as part of our business partnership.

Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.


  • Leave no trace: We do all we can to ensure we leave no rubbish behind in the wild and beautiful places we visit; we ask that you do the same. If there are no recycling facilities in-country, we’d ask you to consider bringing recyclable materials home with you.
  • Plastic waste reduction: Please bring your own re-usable water bottle/s on this trip. Your complimentary Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go bottle is ideal. 
  • Your packaging waste: If bringing some snacks or new items/clothing from home, please remove as much packaging as possible and recycle or responsibly disregard this rubbish in your home country. 

Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.


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