Pakistan

Straddling the border between China and Pakistan, the Karakorum region is home to challenging trekking and jaw-dropping scenery of the world’s second highest mountain range.

Heading deep into the Karakorum, our 24-day Ultimate K2 Trek will see you venturing through spectacular mountain wilderness towards the basecamp of K2 (8,611 m)—the second highest peak on Earth. This is no ordinary hike, but a demanding expedition into one of the world’s most rugged and remote regions.

Beginning with a breathtaking mountain flight from Islamabad to Skardu, we commence trekking and follow the narrow trails above the Braldu River before ascending the extensive Baltoro Glacier. Accompanied by expert leader, Soren Kruse Ledet, as well as our knowledgeable local guide and passionate crew, we cross the high pass of Gondogoro La (6,000 m) and trek through the imposing landscapes of the Inner Karakorum towards K2 base camp, surrounded by the highest concentration of 8,000-metre peaks on the planet.

Tackle an exploratory journey with Tim Macartney-Snape into the depths of the Karakorum and venture beyond the trails to an area which is seldom explored.

With Pakistan’s geopolitical background, unpredictable weather and difficult terrain of the region, travel to the Karakorum can pose many challenges. However, our expert crew and unsurpassed safety record, together with your own fitness, flexibility and sense of adventure will ensure that you experience a rewarding and exhilarating expedition.

 

Our all inclusive approach

Quality services at the best prices make our adventures great value for money. Our trip costs cover valuable inclusions like all meals while trekking and a dedicated local crew who will go the extra yard to ensure you have the experience of a lifetime. Our high level of support allows you to relax and focus on the incredible journey ahead of you.

Innovative itineraries

We've been organising treks and tours in Pakistan for many years and our firsthand knowledge of the region is exceptional.

Leaders in responsible travel

Responsible travel practice is at the heart of every program that we offer. When you book one of our adventures you're supporting a program that is committed to safety and sustainability.


 

Animal welfare focus

We advocate for cruelty free animal encounters, encouraging travellers to follow the guidelines in our comprehensive Animal Welfare Code of Conduct as we seek to inform stakeholders about animal welfare matters.

Child safe tourism

Children working and living in tourist areas are especially vulnerable to physical, emotional and sexual abuse. We protect vulnerable children by adhering to our Child Protection Code of Conduct.


Wilderness camping

Enjoy fully supported camping in remote locations with our outstanding crew. While the campsite locations have been handpicked for their location, our commitment to responsible travel ensures our footprint is kept to a minimum.

Hotels

In cities and large towns you will be accommodated in good quality properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.


A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



Currency

Pakistani rupee

International Dialing Code

+92

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Pakistan is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

All travellers require a visa for Pakistan. It is the case that a new visa on arrival system for some nationalities is being considered however at the time of writing, we are advised that the existing process remains and should be adhered to.

There process for visas and trekking permits for Pakistan can be time consuming and we encourage you to return all the required documents as soon as possible but no later than 4 months prior to departure. This is due to the fact it can take up to 2 months for trekking permits and visa invitation letters to be issued, followed by 6 weeks for visas to be issued (for Australian passport holders and subject to change) once the passport is lodged with the Pakistani consulate. It should be noted your passport will be with the consulate for the duration of the process.

A clear copy of the passport data page, a passport sized photograph, the fully completed visa application form and your trekking/climbing CV is required in the first instance for ALL travellers and needs to be sent to World Expeditions without delay. This is then sent to our office in Pakistan who will process your visa invitation letter and your trekking permit, note this will take at least two months.

Once the visa invitation letter is issued, it needs to be sent along with your visa application form, a clear copy of your passport data page, two colour photographs, proof of travel arrangements and your actual passport to the consulate along with the appropriate fee. Note these forms are currently applicable for Australian passport holders, please check with your consultant for requirements pertaining to other nationalities. The processing of the visa can take 6 weeks. Note your passport must be valid for six months beyond exit date and have two blank facing visa pages.

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