The trek up to K2 base-camp will take you through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world. For photographers this is heaven. Unfortunately the trend is to "get a client to K2 base-camp and back as soon as possible." Although this does save guiding companies some expenses since they pay porters per day this is not how we do things. We want you to go slow in the beginning such that you can acclimatize. Once your body and mind have adapted to the altitude and the demanding trail we can then begin to push you.
The terrain changes with elevation and from an arid scrubland you will climb on to the majestic Baltoro Glacier - one of the largest alpine glaciers in the world. As difficult as it is walking on the Baltoro you will see surreal features like arches made up of pure glacial ice and turquoise colored glacial streams. Finally you will begin to see five of the world's fourteen 8000 meter peaks. Gasherbrum IV is the first to come into view, then if the weather is clear Gasherbrum I and II, then Broad Peak and finally K2
As stimulating as the trek is for your body, this journey can be very emotional for some. The Tibetans believe that suffering in the mountains cleanses the soul, the greater the suffering, the deeper the cleansing. This "hike" is about as challenging as they come and the experience will change you forever