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Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek

 

Range:

 

Karakoram

Altitude:

 

Min : 600m - Max: 4938m

Zone:

 

Open

Duration:

 

07days

Best Time:

 

June - September

Rakaposhi (7788m) is one of the most beautiful peak and the world’s 29th highest mountain. It dominates the horizon and watches over the Karakoram Highway as you travel from Gilgit to Hunza. The peak is surrounded by famous glaciers and valleys like Bagrot, Minapin and Jaglot.

There are several approaches to Rakaposhi. Its Northwestern Peak (6858m) was first reached by Campbell Secord and Vyvyan in 1938 via Jaglot route. In 1958 a British – Pakistan Forces expedition led by Captain Michael E. B. Bank attempted the peak through the north side of the Kunti Glacier and what is known as Monk’s head. The leader Captain Bank and Lieutenant T.W. Patey of the British Royal Navy climbed the peak. The Ghulmet route is a hot and dry ascent up the ridge between the Ghulmet and Pisan Glaciers. 

The most scenic approach to Rakaposhi BC is from Minapin to Tagafari and Kacheli. This route goes through thick forests, pastures, and green valleys. In this expedition we will take
http://www.travel-culture.com/images/trekkingmaps/diran-base-camp-trek.jpgthe Jaglot Nullah route to the base camp for attempting the peak.

Trek Itinerary:

Day 01 Drive Islamabad to Chilas :(10-12 Hours Drive)

Eerily in the morning derive from Islamabad to chilas .lunch at besham, photography and view point of KKH and Indus river. Side seen of Shahtiyal rock coverings and over night at hotel at Chilas.   
Day 02 Drive Chilas to Minapin. (6-8 hours Drive)

Proceed to Gilgit  stop at TATAPANI (Hot water spring) .View point of the 2nd highest in Pakistan Nagaparbat(8125m) from KKH .It is amazing in place in the world just open your car window and enjoying the 8000 mater mountain. One of the most important view  point where the three great mountain meeting tougher,Karakarom ,Humaily and Hunkush  and meeting point of Indus and Gilgit river.lunch at Gilgit which is the provincial Capital of Gilgit.After lunch proceed to Nagar valley tea break at Rakaposhi view point and transfer at Diran Guest house.

Day 03 Trek to Hapakun. (3 to 4 hour trek)

Mainapin a small village in Nager valley from where the trek start .The trek route is easy going no any problem ,because there was a jeep able road before last year land slighting. Local people also visiting every day Hapakun because of their personal required items like wood. Lunch you will enjoy at Hapakun lovely view of all valley. Overnight in tent.


Day 04 Trek to Tagaphari. (3 to 4 hours Trek)

After breakfast trek to Tagaphari the base camp of Rakaposhi (7788m) is one of the most beautiful peak and the world’s 29th highest mountain.On way the view point of Hunza Nagar valley and also you will enjoy the view of Diran  peak and the glacier .After lunch walk to the glacier and surrounding area of the base camp. Overnight at Camp.

Day 05 
Trek down to Minapin and drive to Hunza. (4 Hours trek 2 hour drive)

After viewing the beautiful mountain in Tagaphari the basc comp of Rakaposhi trek down th Minapin village tacking lunch and proceeding to Karimabad Hunza which the the capital of Hunza state till 1974.After check in your hotel Visiting Balit Fort and enjoying the Karimabad Bazar and over night at hotel.


Day 06 Drive to 
Chilas /Besham. (6-8 or 8to 10 hours)

Drive to Chilas or Besham ,it would be depend on road condition and your choice.on the way back tea brak at Rakaposhi view point ,lunch at Gilgit and over night at chilas or Besham


Day 07 
Chilas/ Besham to Islamabad.(10 to 12 or 8 to 10 hours)

Driving on the KKH and enjoying the view of Indus River for lunch would be Besham or Abbottabad.Arrivel at Islamabad and end of the tour.

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