Paul, I take it because you're prepared to tackle La Circuit (crossing crevasses and walking white glacier fields) you're an experienced trekker and traveller (or just nuts!).
Because you're experienced you'll know you can't go to the region without a permit and as part of an organised team. There are plenty of companies that will organise that for you, best to talk to them about what safety and security procedures and precautions they take (and pick one which takes it seriously).
Not sure where you're from, but the US, Australian and British governments have extensive and severe warnings about threats to personal safety in Pakistani cities. Americans are particularly at risk in Pakistani cities. The governments list several regions (none close to K2) which they recommend you Do Not Travel to. Read your government's official advice carefully, and then consult with the trekking company about your safety.
Phil about 7 years ago
Well, there are places in Pakistan where you should not go, that means the places where even Pakistanis wouldn't like to go either and I am sure there are places worldwide within your own countries such as in New York, in Berlin or anywhere where you wouldn't wan to go. Unfortunately Pakistan has been painted as a dangerous country worldwide, K2 trek falls in Baltistan region of Gilgit-Baltistan which is very safe. In last ten years not more than five people have been targeted or killed. There are so many trekkers and mountaineers go to this area every year. If wish to contact people who have lived in Pakistan very recently or those who are already in Pakistan, I can provided their email contacts so you can talk to them and see through a foreigner's eye. almost 7 years agoAnswered by Essar via WorldNomads.com
My son wants to travel to the K2 area with a non profit group who are building schools for children in the area. He says that this part of Pakistan is safe for Americans. Is that true? Is it safe in that area? I am concerned as a parent that he is not fully aware or is minimizing the dangers of traveling to this part of the world. Any advice would be so greatly appreciated. Thanks. almost 5 years agoAnswered by Patti via WorldNomads.com