A team from the British Backpacker Society completed a two-week Concordia and K-2 expedition, hoping that Pakistan’s adventure travel ratio will be recognized again in the influential international adventure travel rating of the community at the end of the year.
A team from the British Backpacker Society completed a two-week trip to Concordia and K-2, hoping that Pakistan’s adventure travel rate will be recognized again in the influential international travel rating of the community at the end of the year.
Last year, the association listed Pakistan as one of the top 20 adventure destinations in the world in 2018, including Russia, India, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and China.
Samuel Johnson, president of the British Backpacker Society, told that he started his journey to Skardu in early August, along with another member of the company, Johannes Pelkonen, and the support team at Vertical Explorers in Skardu.
The president said the team walked more than 200 kilometres at an average altitude of 4,000 meters from the world’s second alpine base K-2. He said his path includes a walk along the Baltoro Glacier, one of the world’s largest non-polar glaciers, with temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius.
Speaking of his journey, Samuel Johnson said: “For generations, adventurers from all over the world have been telling the most profound story of the natural Karakorum majesty and have always dreamed of seeing this remarkable land. According to my experience, there are no other trips on the planet that provide visitors with amazing glory. Standing in Concordia, along with the K2 and another world of the Jasprom Mountains, is an experience that no one will forget.
Samuel added that in addition to showing some of the best alpine landscapes in the world, walking offers visitors a rare and undervalued experience in the modern world: a complete “toxic digital removal”.
“In the era of e-mail, social networking and ruthless telephony, he said that the K2 tour is very unique, and the lack of telephone signals on the road allows visitors to escape the pressure of the modern world within two weeks.” In addition to letting travellers focus on their lucky experience.
The irony is that although this increase requires physical labour, this lack of connectivity also ensures relaxation of relaxation. The only daily problem in the park is how to cross the next mountain pass and stay until the next day. For Johannes, the experience of Snow Mountains over 6,000, 7,000 or even 8,000 meters is highlighted.
In Europe (or indeed, almost anywhere else on the planet), hiking between these huge mountains is unimaginable. For me, the scope of the Karakoram makes travel in this part of Pakistan so special.
If you like mountains, hiking and outdoor living, I can’t recommend this kind of hiking,” Johannes said while sharing his experiences during the trip. The British Backpackers Society aims to promote and allow access to emerging tourist destinations, including some of the world’s most experienced adventure travellers.