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Introduction: With Four of the world's fourteen "eight-thousanders" as well as a number of important lower peaks, it is located in Baltistan region of Pakistan in the heart of the Karakoram range of Pakistan and is the confluence of the Baltoro Glacier and the Godwin-Austen Glacier.The name was applied by European explorers, and comes from this location's similarity to a glacial confluence, also named Concordia, in the Bernese Oberland, part of the Central Alps. Around Concordia are clustered some of the highest peaks in the world.

Attractions: Concordia offers the region's best place to camp for mountain enthusiasts not involved in climbing. With breathtaking views, it also offers short hikes to several important base camps: K2 (Four hours), Broad Peak (two hours) and the Gasherbrums (three hours). Notable peaks in this area include: K2, second highest in the world at 8,611m. Gasherbrum I, 11th highest in the world at 8,080m. Broad Peak, 12th highest in the world at 8,047m. Gasherbrum II, 13th highest in the world at 8,035m. Gasherbrum III, 7,952m. Gasherbrum IV, 17th highest in the world at 7,925m. Masherbrum (K1), 22nd highest in the world at 7,821m. Chogolisa, 36th highest in the world at 7,665m. Muztagh Tower, 7,273m. Snow Dome, 7,160m. Biarchedi, 6,781 m Mitre Peak, 6,010m.

Accessibility: One can reach there by 7-9 days walking from Askole Shigar valley of Gilgit Baltistan, which is preceded by a jeep ride of 6-7 hours from Skardu Capital of Baltistan Region of Pakistan. An alternative exit to returning down the Baltoro Glacier is available by climbing the Gondogoro Pass (5940 meters).

 

Concordia Fact Sheet

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Population: None
Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Climbing
Best Time: April to November
Altitude: 4300
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Tours to Concordia
K 2 Gondogoro La Circuit
Karakoram Grand Base Camps
Grand Karakoram Traverse
K2 Climbing Expedition
Broad Peak Climbing Expedition
Fairy Meadows Nanga Parbat & K2 - Gondogoro La
K2 Base Camp Trek / K2 Base Camp Horse Riding
K2, Baltoro & Biafo - Concordia & Snow Lake Trek