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Rakaposhi is a mountain in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. It is situated in the Nagar Valley approximately 100 km north of the city of Gilgit. Rakaposhi means “Snow Covered” in the local language.
Rakaposhi is also known as Dumani (“Mother of Mist”). It is ranked 27th highest in the world and 12th highest in Pakistan, but it is more popular for its beauty than its rank might suggest.
Rakaposhi was first climbed in 1958 by Mike Banks and Tom Patey, members of a British-Pakistani expedition, via the Southwest Spur/Ridge route. Both of them suffered minor frostbite during the ascent.
Islamabad International Airport
Day 01 RAWALPINDI – ISLAMABAD: ✈ Arrival at Islamabad International airport and transferred to comfortable centrally located hotel. Reminder of the day is free for you to relax and recovered from long flight to Pakistan. in the after noon, for those who desire there will be a tour of Pakistan’s capital Islamabad and bustling bazaar of Rawalpindi. In the evening we have a welcome dinner where you will have the opportunity to meet your guide and other member of group. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 RAWALPINDI – CHLIAS: (Drive & Hotel). Morning after break fast drive 11-12 hrs on famous Karakorum Highway. En route we will stop for photography, toilet break and lunch at Chatar or Besham. O/N stay in hotel.
Day 03: CHILAS – KARIMABAD (HUNZA): (Drive & Hotel). Drive 6–7 hrs to Karimabad along the Hunza River, en route stop at Rakaposhi (7787m) view point. From Hunza you can view all probably highest climbing walls in the world and Ultar Peak (7388meters), Diran Peak (7266meters). O/N sty in camp.
Day 04: KARIMABAD: (Hotel & Sightseeing). Hire porters and purchase supplies in Aliabad and free time for sightseeing. O/N stay in hotel.
Day 05: KARIMABAD – HAPAKUN: (Drive & Trek). Drive an hour to Minapin Nagar valley from Karimabad, Hunza. From Minapin village the path follows the irrigation channel and crosses the river on good bridges. It then follows the right bank of the river before ascending steeply through woods to summer settlement knows as Bungidas. Higher up is the smaller summer settlement of Hapakun with good camping. O/N stay in camp.
Day 06: HAPAKUN – TAGAFARI: (Trek). We will start hard ascent towards Tagafari. The path through woods and pasture climbing steeply to the crest of lateral moraine which until now has hidden the huge Minapin glacier to the left. There are spectacular views from here of Diran Peak (7200m). O/N stay in camp.
Day 07: TAGAFARI – RAKAPOSHI BC: (Trek) Trek to Rakaposhi BC. A narrow field between the lateral moraine and Rakaposhi that is generally referred to as Rakaposhi Base Camp. O/N stay in camp.
Day 08: RAKAPOSHI BC: Rest day/exploration of Diran base camp. From Tagafari it is possible to cross the Minapin Glacier to Kacheli, a grassy summer pasture with superb view of Rakaposhi that is usually referred to as Rakaposhi Base camp. It is also possible of continuing from Kacheili up to the beautiful Kacheili Lake. O/N stay in camp.
Day 09: RAKAPOSHI BC – HAPAKUN: (Trek). Descend down to Hapakun for about 2 hrs for overnight stay in camp.
Day 10- 14: ✈ return journey via same route to Islamabad. In the evening transfer to airport for onward journey to sweet home. End of services.
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