K-6 & K-7 Trek

While travelling from Skardu town, at 140 kms east, Hushe is the last human settlement where the jeep road concludes and genuine adventure begins. The trailhead leads to three major routes including K6/K7 itself, Gondogoro La & peak, and to the Mashabrum Peak BC. The path to K6/K7, however, follows the north side of the Charakusa River. Saitcho is the major campsite from where the routes to major points branch out. Not far but interesting route to the base camp of K6/K7 is accessible at one overnight stay at Spangser from Saitcho campsite. The walk is easy with slight altitude again of about 600 m each day at an average of 4-5 hrs daily walk. The region between Spangsar and K6/K7 BC is truly a climbers’ paradise with several peaks and massive granite rock walls offering themselves for thrilling climbs. It was first climbed in 1984 by a Japanese expedition.

Fact Sheet:

Duration: 14 nights / 15 days
Ideal Season: June to September
Max Elevation: 4,600m
Range: Karakoram
Trip Grade: Moderate
Zone Type: Permit


Days Program Overnight
1 Arrive in Islamabad. Hotel
02 Drive to Chilas along the KKH (10-12 hrs) Hotel
03 Drive to Skardu (9-10 hrs) Hotel
04 Free day in Skardu Hotel
05 Drive to Hushe Valley (6-7 hrs) Camp
06 Trek to Saitcho (3-4hrs) easy walk. Camp
07 Trek to Spangsar (5-6 hrs) easy walk along the glacier Camp
08 Trek to K6/K7 base camp (4-5 hrs) and explore the surrounding beauty. Camp
09 Trek back to Saitcho (6-7 hrs) Camp
10 Trek back to Hushe Camp
11 Drive to Skardu Hotel
12 Drive to Chilas Hotel
13 Drive to Islamabad Hotel
14 Fly home --