12 Days Rakaposhi Trek & Karakorum Highway
DURATION OF TREK 4DAYS
STANDER MILD ADVENTURE
SEASON MID MAY TO SEPTEMBER
MAXIMUM HIGHT 3700 M
START & FINSH MINAPIN
Minapin Glacier sweeps down from the 16km long fluted snow ridge that connects Rakaposhi (7788M) and Diran (7265M). Minapin village is in lower Nagar set along the Minapin River true right east bank above the confluence of the Minapin and Hunza Rivers. The excellent short trek from Minapin village to Rakaposhi Base Camp knows locally as Taga phari is an ideal introduction to Karakorum trekking. Easy accessible from the KKH the stander route to the base Camp of both peaks. Trekkers in top physical condition visit Taga phari on day hike from Minapin village but most trekkers finds that dividing the 1250M accent into two days lets them enjoy the natural beauty of breath taking views of Mountains Rakaposhi and Diran
Arrival at Islamabad international airport meet, greet and transfer to hotel overnight.
D02 Islamabad /Besham (280KM)
Drive to Besham 7/8 hrs en route visit the ancient city of Taxila including Julian Buddhist Monastery from 1st century AD to 5th century AD, Sirkap city ruins from 2nd century BC to 2nd century AD. The Taxila Museum later proceeded to Besham on arrival transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
D03 Besham /Minapin (455 KM)
Early breakfast and drive to Minapin journey based on Karakoram highway 8th wonder along the mighty Indus river through remote village of Kohistan valley en route stop at Thalachi to see the three beautiful mountains Nanga Parbat (8125M), Rakaposhi (7788M) and Haramosh (7049M) and next stop will be at junction point of three mighty mountain ranges the Karakoram, the Himalayas and Hindukush latter proceed to Minapin on arrival at Minapin transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
D04 Trek to Hapakun
Today we'll start our 4days trekking to Rakaposhi base camp 5/6hrs to Hapakun 5.8km and climb 792M the 1st two hrs will be steep climb and then gradual walk along the Minapin Glacier on arrival setup the camp and transfer to Tents dinner and overnight at Camp
D05 HAPACUN / RAKAPOSHI BASE CAMP TREK
Trek to Rakaposhi Base Camp ¾ hrs 3Km and climb 547M with magnificent view of Rakaposhi (7788m) and Diran Peak (7265M) on arrival at Base Camp, set up the Camp and transfer to Camp for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
D06 EXCURSION MINAPIN GLACIER
today we will trek on beautiful Minapin glacier with panoramic view of Ulter Peak (7388M) and Whisper 1 (7611M) and have an expiree trekking on glacier and back to Rakaposhi Base Camp dinner and overnight at Camp
D07 Rakaposhi Base Camp /Hunza Karimabad
Breakfast at camp and trek to Minapin 4/5hrs and drive to Karimabad Hunza on arrival transfer to hotel afternoon visit 700 years Baltit fort and Bazaar, dinner and overnight at hotel.
D08 Karimabad /Khunjerab Pass/ Passu
Early breakfast at hotel and full day excursion to khunjerab Pass 4733m, along the Atta-Abad lake en route stop at view point of Passu cathedral,Passu glacier and Batura glacier latter proceed khunjerab to see highest paved road across two countries China and Pakistan. Back to Passu for dinner and overnight.
D09 Passu / Gilgit
Breakfast at hotel , visit old rope suspension bridge at Hussaini later proceed to Gilgit en route stop at view point later proceed to Gilgit at arrival visit Gilgit bazaar dinner and overnight at hotel.
D10 Gilgit / Besham
Drive back to Besham en route visit Chilas rock carving from 4th century AD to 8th century AD Latter proceed to Besham on arrival at Besham transfer to PTDC Motel for Dinner and overnight.
D11 Besham / Islamabad
Morning drive to Besham afternoon sightseeing of Islamabad including Faisal Mosque, Daman-e-Koh and Jennah super market, after Dinner
D12 Morning transfer airport and fly home
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