Rakaposhi, is one of the most magnificent
peak found in the world today. It is situated near the town
of Gilgit and with a height of 7,788m/25,551ft it is easily
climbable from all sides. The peak dominates the horizon and
is constantly visible from the Karakoram Highway. It looks
so beautiful that at first glance inspires charm and lures
an onlooker to be in its abode. Accessing the peak is quite
easy, which only adds to its attraction. The peak is surrounded
by famous glaciers/valleys like Barpu, Biro, Bagrot and Pisan.
In 1892, a large expedition of W.M. Conway, a British traveler
and mountaineer explored the Barpu valley. The party also
explored the nearby Bagrot valley. In order to visit the valley,
Conway had to travel from Srinagar to Gilgit over Burzil pass.
In those days this was the only identified and permissible
route to enter the area.