Rakaposhi & Diran Peak Base Camp Trekking
This is one of the shortest and easiest treks leading to above 7000M Karakoram peaks base camps with sweeping view from Rakaposhi to Diran. The Minapin Glacier sweeps down from the 16 km long fluted snowy ridge that connects the Rakaposhi and Diran. The excellent short and easy trek from Minapin to Rakaposhi Base Camp, also known Tagaphari is ideal introduction of Karakorum trekking that is very soft adventure in the Karakorum Mountains.
It takes two to three hours from Minapin Village to Hapakun, a very pleasant and clean camp-site. The local community of porters are tourist friendly and very hardworking. It is considered better to start trekking in the morning to avoid the heat of sun. From Hapakun to Rakaposhi Base Camp it takes between 3-4 hrs of slow walking. There are also fixed camping sites for spending the nights and have access to clean water.
For Diran Base Camp one has to cross the Katchelly Glacier that takes 2-3 hrs on the moraine to go. It is optional to go and returnback in one day taking 6-7 hrs. One can go and can spend the night there and return to Tagaphari in the morning. Another option is to stay in Tagaphari and explore around Rakaposhi Base Camp.
Best season May to September Rakaposhi peak 7788 meters 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.
|1||Arrival In Islamabad|
|2||Drive to Chilas|
|3||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 overnite at Diran Guest|
|4||Hapakun to Minapin Village|
|5||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.|
|6||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 night in tents.|
|7||Trek back to Minapin|
|8||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.|
|9||Drive back to Chilas.|
|10||Drive to islamabad|