August 17, 2016
A Mini Review from Thai Client
I went trekking to K2 and crossed Gondogoro Pass with K2 Trek & Tours in July 2016 with my Thai group (total of 6 people). It took our team only 10 days to finish the trek. That’s not only because of the clear weather, but also the guides and porters were well prepared and be able to workaround well, for example, they managed to get us cross every river that we passed. So, we didn’t waste any day waiting for the clear sky or stuck somewhere for any reason. Everything went well as planned.
K2 Trek & Tours provided us excellent service. The porters were very helpful and very friendly. The guide and the assistant guide were always taking good care of every member in the team in every little single detail, for example, the guide brought us green tea to our private tent when we couldn’t go to main tent while it was raining hard; and there were two times that we didn’t arrive the camp by the time that we should have had meal. The porters who had reached the camp prior to us, cooked the food, and walked back to the route and provided us the meal on the way. They even offered us to carry our daypack to the camp as well. I think that these little details can exceed our expectations.
At the camp, there were various kind of food, especially dinner. The chef and his team were superb in cooking. They even provided us BBQ, and even pizza on the day that we crossed Gondogoro Pass which considered as the biggest and the toughest day of the trip.
At first we heard that there was not much choice for lunch on the trek, the tour would only provide noodle soup for you, but K2 Trek & Tours provided something much better. Lunch included (of course) noodle soup, canned fish, cheese, chocolate, nuts & dried fruit, sometimes fresh fruit (banana, mango, melon), and fruit in syrup which I found it was very refreshing after a long walk in the heat of the sun.
Since we Thai people have different time of eating meal than the Pakistani (they eat later than us couple hours: dinner at around 7-8pm), so we were often hungry at around 4-5pm. The chef would sometimes provide us snack like french fries, or Pakora (Pakistani fried potato) during that time.
K2 Trek & Tours provided facilities that would make you feel like home. They provided clean and warm tent with sleeping pad. The main tent that we always had meal consisted of table and chairs enough for everyone. The table was full with seasonings including pepper & salt, ketchup, chilli sauce, mayo, honey, jam, etc. Dishes and cutlery were nice and clean. The assistant chef always took it to clean between meal when we had to use it again during dessert time. There were generator for us to charge our camera batteries and phones, hot water for drinking every meal, soda pop most of lunch and dinner, hot shower that no one dared to have during the trek because it was too cold, and private toilet if you need one.
All in all, K2 Trek & Tours was one of our greatest tour operators that we ever used. They were a tremendous part of making our trip safe, convenient, and memorable. I personally recommend K2 Trek & Tours for everyone who is considering going to Pakistan. Apart from the trekking trip to K2, they also arrange side trip to Hunza, Fairy Meadow (Nanga Parbat), and so on. The price maybe a little bit higher than other tour operators, but it guarantees the superb service and experience that you would never get from anywhere else.
Thank You Hussain Balti
Prichaya Suthivet (PakaPrich Adventure Thailand)