K2 is the world’s 2nd highest peak. The K2 Base Camp Trek is one of the greatest adventure treks in the world. The sheer size and scale of the 8,000 meter peaks defies description, but this is an extremely special place as well as for many the view is a lifetime goal. Unlike many other treks to this area, ours continues up to K2 base camp where you will stay for a few days to enjoy the sheer majesty of K2 as well as its supremacy over this whole region. The mighty mountain stands high most importantly others in the rugged Karakorum collection of the Himalaya’s.
The K2 Base Camp trek is a wilderness trekking experience and also you need to be very comfortable with remote trekking, wilderness camping, long days hiking on the multi-day basis. We only run quality run treks to K2 Base Camp.
1). Have the Right Physical Training
You need to be physically fit and strong for multi-day hiking in a minimal oxygen environment. The K2 Base Camp Trek really should not be your first trekking experience. We only recommend that hikers and trekkers attempt this trek to K2.
2). You Need to Comfortable in the Wilderness
You need excellent Mental strength. Being adaptable, flexible, resilient and comfortable at altitude. You do have to be comfortable within an outdoor environment. Make sure you have being training and preparing correctly. There may be a scenario that requires anyone to cover more distances and do more while in this environment. To put it simply, do not do the bare minimum as you prepare for a trip like this.
3). Make Sure you Have the Right Gear
Adventure knows how, making sure you have the right clothing, gear and equipment for any eventualities. You will experience a variety to weather conditions on a trek to K2 therefore you need to follow our itemized kit list. We distribute our Kit List on signing up to one of our treks.
4). Be Read for Camping
You need to be ready to over come challenges while camping, trekking and relocating a wilderness environment. You can experience good and bad days but important in a team and group environment to act as a team and stay positive through the trip.
5). Plan Well in Advance
It is really important to be planning your trip well beforehand. All planning should be done 6+ months prior to departure to Pakistan. We’ve people arranging a year or longer for a trek like this. We could not take any last minute bookings.
6). Have all the Correct Documents
Check all your documents. Your passport must be valid and correct, your visa must have place and you need make sure insurance cover, evacuation cover and flights are usually correct well before leaving for Pakistan.
7). Understand all aspects of the Trip
All information about the trip should be understood. Read all our information very carefully and prepare accordingly for what every day will bring.
8). Do you Have Your Visa
All ground arrangements, full trip, visa, hotels should be sorted well in advance. Should you be booking additional nights hotel this will need to be booked and payed for prior to your K2 Trek.
9). Make Sure you Trek With Professionals
Of course we will say this, but you should only go with a professional organisation. Having back up logistics, years of managing trips, municipality connections and online backup support are needed to ensure your trek and trip is managed correctly. Visit this website to get more insight K2 and Gondogoro La trek
10). This Trek is for Trekkers not Tourists
Make sure you have the specific training needed for this specific trek. This trip is designed for hikers and trekkers. Having months and many years of long distance hiking, training and preparation is very important to vacation like K2 Base Camp.
11). The Daily Distances on the Trail
Understand the daily trekking distances and elevation gains and losses every day. You should know so you can be sure you are training in the correct way. We can help you understand the trail, trek and how you ought to be finding your way through your trip.
12). Have Helicopter Evacuation Cover
Make sure you have satisfactory insurance cover and have Helicopter evacuation cover. This is very important to this trip as you will find yourself long distances away from real medical support. You also need to think about insurance cover, in case on any medical issues. A whole lot of folks consider having trip cancellation cover for Pakistan. The last thing to consider is trip interference cover.
13). Wilderness Medicine
Consider a wilderness medical course and find out about wilderness medicine. Bring the right medical kit so you can treat minor issue. You also need to bring re-hydration sachets to keep hydrated. Take multivitamins to keep you healthy throughout this long wilderness trip.
14). Manage Your Hygiene
We will prepare clean and quality food throughout the trip. So, you will need to manage your personal hygiene at all times. You should be taking multi-vitamins prior even though on the trek to be sure you have a substantial immune system throughout this trip.
15). Have Efficient Camp Craft
Make sure your camp craft is efficient and practiced so are there no delays in leaving camp on a daily basis. You also want to be comfortable sleeping in a tent. Get out and test thoroughly your air mattress, sleeping bag, clothing and gear which means you know they work.