Visitor safety

Stop by a visitor center to check current information about park conditions. Rangers are available to answer questions and provide information regarding all aspects of safely visiting Central Karakorum National Park.

Concordia Rescue2012 (53)Trekking Safely in the Mountains
Trekking alone is not recommended.
Stay on established trails for your own safety.
Take a map, drinking water, and extra clothing.
Be prepared with appropriate equipment (ice ax, hiking boots, crampons, etc.).
Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return. If you are travelling alone (Individual Person) remind to register your data on 1122 website

Viewing Wildlife Safely
Maintain an appropriate security distance from all the wildlife.
Avoid surprising wildlife by making noise while trekking.
Never put yourself between an adult animal and its offspring.
Do not feed any wild animal.
Don’t approach wildlife.

W08_1Water Warning
Harmful bacteria may be transmitted through untreated water.
If you use water from glaciers, boil 3-5 minutes to kill microorganisms, use water treatment tablets or filter with an approved device.
Prevent Human-Caused Fires.

General Safely information
Grind out cigarettes, cigars, or pipe tobacco, then properly dispose of them.
Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited at all times in the park.
Park visitors should be in good physical condition.
Appropriate equipment and the knowledge of how to use it are essential for a safe trip.

A Special Message about backcountry Safety
Travel in CKNP backcountry has inherent risks; visitors assume complete responsibility for their own safety. Your safety also depends on your own good judgment and constant attention.
Your safety is your responsibility.