March 1, 2017

From Australian Biker ..And so my friend, my point was – what is so awesome about Pakistan?

SOUTH ASIA Pakistan, the pistachio to my kulfi. Atthehandlebars / February 28, 2017 And so my friend, my point was – what is so awesome about Pakistan? I’m […]
April 27, 2016
mountain climbing

Tips to Get Ready For a High Altitude Mountain Adventure

A high altitude adventure, be it climbing a mountain or trekking to the Base Camp of a lofty mountain like K2 or Nanga Parbat, is a […]
April 20, 2016
khunjerab pamir cultural festival

15 Reasons Why You Should Visit Hunza This Summer

Want to run away from the scorching summer of your city this year? Grab the opportunity and escape to the paradise on earth. Yes, Hunza is […]
April 1, 2016
taghm in shimshal

Shimshal Valley Celebrates Taghm Festival

Shimshal Valley celebrated Taghm festival today, marking the start of the spring (agriculture) season in the village after several months of the bone-chilling winter. Shimshal is […]
April 1, 2016
cherry blossom in hunza

Pictorial: Cherry Blossom in the Hunza Valley

Its cherry blossom in Hunza which marks the arrival of spring season in the region. Enjoy the below pictorials: Want to see the cherry blossom in Hunza […]
March 31, 2016
deosai sheosar lake

8 Awesome Reasons to Visit Deosai Plateau This Summer

There is no denying that Pakistan is a land of pure beauty, and if you are looking to have some bizarre travel experiences this summer, keep […]
March 22, 2016
So you have finally realized your goal of trekking to the K2 Base Camp? Are you physically and mentally trained for the adventure? Rising high out of the Karakorum Mountain range at 28,251 feet in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, K2 is the world’s second tallest mountain. Though the Everest Base Camp is mainly being explored by thousands of tourists each year, and people have written books and articles about the tallest mountain of the world (even films have been made about the mountain), the K2 Base Camp remains mostly unexplored and preserves its atmosphere of danger and enigma. Situated in a remote and isolated setting, getting to K2 Base Camp is deemed a far greater feat and experience than trekking to the Everest Base Camp. If you are planning a trek to K2 Base Camp, you must be fit (mentally and physically) in order to spice up your adventure on the beautiful and almost magical trek to the base of the world’s second highest mountain. The trek to K2 Base Camp is basically a splendid march through one of the most hankered trajectory on earth. Unlike the trek to Everest Base Camp, the trek to K2 Base Camp has a fair degree of technical aspects to it; you need to have technical trekking or climbing experience and altitude experience to successfully and safely satisfy your craving for adventure there. It is important for you to train your body and mind to endure constant physical and mental stress during the K2 Base Camp trek. The task is extremely difficult and you will experience it firsthand, so training yourself physically and mentally for the adventure should be your first priority. Intense workouts, running, and high endurance physical activities, walking up a hill with a backpack and other similar tasks would help prepare your body for the trek. If you have no hills in your vicinity, you can walk on the treadmills with a heavy backpack. Whether or not you are comfortable with outdoors life, you have to ensure that you are cognitively well prepared for the trek. Mental preparation is the key for a successful trek to the K2 Base Camp. There is no compromise for this, so you have to straighten up your thoughts and ideas for the adventurous mountain life. Remember, you’ll be required to sleep in camps, face bugs, walk in dirt, use baby wipes to clean your body, and poop outdoors for most of the time! The savor of adventure to the K2 Base Camp comes with some opportunity costs, but when you finally make it to the camp, the rewards will be so enchanting that you’ll forget the hardships and difficulties you faced to get there. You will not be disappointed with the offerings that nature has to offer you all the way to your goal of getting at the K2 Base Camp. If you are looking for a true adventure, the K2 Base Camp Trek is for you. You will find yourself trailing through the Concordia and getting epic views of K2 before reaching K2 Base Camp. Every step of the trek is risky and if you are a true trekker or climber, you surely know that the more the risk, the higher the reward.

How to get ready for the K2 Base Camp trek