Rakaposhi & Diran Base Camp

11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

Rakaposhi peak 7788meters high above sea level located in the Karakoram range, is one of the most beautiful and easy accessible to any other mountain peaks in Karakoram this beautiful peak can be seen from all directions and surrounding valleys.

Diran peak 7200 meters above sea level in the same Rakaposhi massive and junction of two glaciers from Rakaposhi and Diran peaks provides a magnificent view of both peaks and glaciers. The lush and green meadows and ablation valleys around this mountain range offers a thrilling adventure for the nature lovers.

Itinerary

Arrival Islamabad. Transfer to hotel, afternoon sightseeing of the twin cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Meals and overnight at hotel.

Drive to Chilas, enroute visit Taxila Museum, Julian monastery and other Archaeological sites, lunch at Besham and continues drive to Chilas. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.(12 hours).

Morning visit rock carving inscriptions at thalepan on KKH, which dates back to 2nd to 6th century AD. Drive to Gilgit for lunch enroute. Short stop at Thalechi, the view point of the Nanga Parbat(8125m)  after lunch. At Gilgit drive to minapin village. Meals and overnight at Diran Guest House.

Today we start our first day of trek to Hapakun, the summer pasture of the Minapin Village. Walk 3-4 hours on the permenet steep pony trail to Hapakun, meals and overnight in tents.

Walk along the beautiful green meadows to Taghaphary, the second Summer pasture and green ablation valley provides magnificent view of Rakaposhi and Diran peaks and Minapin glacier. Meals and overnight in Tents.(3 hours).

Full day excursion to Diran peak base camp, walk through the Minapin Glacier and explore the area, after lunch at Diran base camp trek back Through the same glacier to Taghaphary. Meals and overnight in tents.

Trek back to Minapin by the same route. Tranfer to same hotel for meals. And overnight.(5 hours).

Early in the morning drive to Karimabad the capital of Hunza, after lunch visit Baltit and Altit forts, walk in village and explore the area. Evening drive to duiker view point for sunset photography. Meals and Overnight at hotel.

Drive back to Chilas. Lunch en-route and proceed to Chilas, Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Drive to Islamabad, en-route visit shatial rock carving, lunch at Besham and Continues drive to Islamabad. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Transfer to airport.

Please Note:

The above itinerary is not a fixed programme but is intended to give an indication of the likely events during the expedition. Please note that because of the nature of mountaineering on 8,000m peaks, it will be necessary to have a flexible plan in order to take the best advantage of situations as they present themselves. Any changes to the itinerary will be made with a view to maximizing the benefit to the team members and of ensuring their eventual success on the mountain.

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