K 2 is located in the heart of the Karakoram Range and can be seen in its entirety from Concordia. This sublime pyramid sits at the head of the Godwin Austin Glacier which unites with a second glacier at Concordia to form the mighty Baltoro Glacier. K-2, “mountain of mountains,” as referred to by Reinhold Messner in the account of his 1979 ascent of this giant. K2 BC is to be considered one of the world’s great treks with breathtaking scenery unsurpassed anywhere else in the high mountains.
K2 BC follows a trekking route lined with rugged mountains all the way from Askole, the last village in the Braldu gorge, to Concordia. On our walk up the Baltoro glacier we will see the Trango Towers, Masherbrum, K2 and Broad Peak among many others.Galen Rowell described Concordia as the “throne room of the mountain Gods” after viewing the exceptional mountain needles ripping opens the clouds in blue expanse from the 5000 m. Four peaks above 8000 m. sit within a radius of only 21 km. from Concordia, honoring this site with the largest concentration of the highest peaks on earth.
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