K-2 Base Camp and Gondogoro La Treks

The second-highest peak in the world and the second-largest glacier in terms of area are K2 and the Baltoro, which may be found in Pakistan’s Central Karakoram National Park near the borders with India and China.

The glacier- and snow-covered mountain rises from its base at about 15,000 feet (4,570 metres) on the Godwin Austen Glacier, a tributary of the Baltoro Glacier. The mountain was discovered in 1856 by Col. T.G. Montgomerie of the Survey of India, and it was given the symbol K2 because it was the second peak measured in the Karakoram Range. The name Mount Godwin Austen is for the peak’s first surveyor, Col. H.H. Godwin Austen, a 19th-century English geographer.