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K2 North Face Base Camp   Tour Code:XIN001 

Mt. Qogir(8611m), known as K2, the second highest mountain on earth. North side of K2, in the Chinese province of Xinjiang, the great peaks of the Karakoram rise abruptly above the Taklamakan Desert and the lower ranges of the Kun Lun. We access this stark and beautiful territory by way of driving from the Silk Route oasis town of Kashgar. Kashgar is a silk road oasis town linking all of China with Central Asia through the Torugart pass. Kashgar¨s Sunday market is one of the most unusual and exotic markets in the world, a trading place for goods passing in and out of China. Accompanied by camels and our camping crew, we will be following in the footsteps of early Himalayan explorers, such as Francis Younghusband and Eric Shipton on our week-long trek alongside the Yarkand and Shaksgam rivers to the Aghil Pass (4785m.), beyond which we have increasingly impressive views of K2, Broad Peak and the Gasherbrums. We will trek and reach Suget Jangal, our base camp to explore. Before we return to Illik we will have optional trek to higher camp and a rest day.

Day 1  Kashgar
Arrive in Kashgar, met and check in your hotel. 

Day 2  Kashgar
Guided tours in Kashgar. 

Day 3  Kargilik
Drive to Kargilik for overnight. 

Day 4  Illik
Drive to Illik where the trek begins. 

Day 5  Trek day
Trek to Surukwat and Zug Shaksgham. Camp 3780m (5h) 

Day 6  Trek day
Trek towards Apil Pass and camp at Kirghis ranch 4315 m. (4h) 

Day 7  Trek day
Trek across Aghil pass (4920 m), camp at 3960m. (5h) 

Day 8  Trek day
Trek in Shaksgham, Camp at 3820m. (5h) 

Day 9 Trek day
Trek Sarpo Laggo, arrive at Sughet Jangal 3890m (4h) 

Day 10 Trek day
Trek towards K2, reach 4315m glacier and return to Base Camp. 

Day 11  Free day
Exploration day to Crown and nearby. 

Days 12-16 We will trek for the next 5 days back to Illik. 
Day 17  Return trip
Drive to Kargilik 

Day 18  Kashgar
Drive to Kashgar 

Day 19 Trip ends in Kashgar.
--Most meals

--All entry fees and sightseeing

--All overnights in hotels and guesthouses with double occupancy

--First Aid Kit

--Private Transfers

--English Speaking guides

--Camping Staff

--Tents, sleeping mattress, dinnning tent and chairs

--Pack animals


--All services not mentioned and all items of a personal nature

--Sleeping bag and personal camping equipment

--Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers

--Mandatory international travel insurance

--Excursions other than those specified in trips

--Extra cost if  tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control


        K2 North Face Base Camp
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DATES: On demand July to September
GROUP SIZE : 3 - 12
START/FINISH: Kashgar/Kashgar
DURATION: 19 days, trekking and camping
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels, guesthouses, camping
HIGHLIGHTS: Kashgar City, Sunday Bazzar, Mosque, Karakorums, K2
EXTENSION TRIPS: Beijing Extension
Chengdu Extension

Map of this Trip

"A true adventure for the adventurers, this is a super tough trek but the reward is unforgettable."

-- Paul Smith (USA) 

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