Northern Pakistan is home to some of the world's most breathtaking mountains. Marking the westernmost end of the Great Himalayan Chain, Nanga Parbat (8126m / 26,660ft) is the ninth highest peak on earth. Close by, across the deep valley of the Indus River, there is another knot of mountains, the Karakoram, with another four 8000 metre peaks, including the magnificent K2 (8611m / 28,251ft) which rises above the glacial junction of Concordia at the place known as the 'Throneroom of the Mountain Gods'. This is where KE was born (as long ago as 1984) and we have been responsible for establishing most of the best trekking routes in this magnificent mountainous region. Traversing high valleys and extravagantly glaciated terrain, the K2, Gondoro La and Snow Lake trips are three of the finest adventure treks on earth. Little-affected by the monsoon, the Karakoram is perfect for trekking holidays during the summer months. Lovers of 'real' adventure travel will be delighted by the experience of travelling to Pakistan, with its undeveloped tourist infrastructure and friendly mountain people.