Day 15: Paiju to Jhola
by Khalid Omar
At the tail end of the hike now, it finally sunk in that we had done it - made it to Concordia, and were now soon approaching the end of the hike...
Left 8:30am, arrived 6pm!
Stopped at Bardulman army camp for tea, parathas and army butter.
We ended up taking too many breaks along the way, and straggled into camp at 6pm - which is very very late!
Did an hour of accounting, as we were going to have to settle with the porters at Askole, as calculated all the moneys due - the totals are in this spreadsheet here.
Some notes: There are 9 stages from Askole to Concordia, then 2 more stages to K2 base camp. So if a porter goes all the way to K2 and back, it's 22 stages in all. For every 5 stages, they get paid for a rest day, regardless of whether there is an actual rest day or not.
Atif was our official treasurer, so we all handed him our money, and turned in for the night.
Posted in K2 Base Camp Hike, May 4, 2008, by Khalid Omar