The peak is called Minapin as well as Diran. It is situated in Rakaposhi – Minapin Nagar, Diran Peak Trek is easily accessible because of the Karakoram Highway. There is confusion about its height but now all agree that it is 7,273m. Height, it is one of the fascinating peaks that dominates the Gilgit valley and adds special color to its otherwise rugged beauty.
Diran is a mountain in the Karakoram range in Nagar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. This 7,266-metre (23,839 ft) pyramid shaped mountain lies to the east of Rakaposhi(7,788m). Diran was first climbed in 1968 by three Austrians: Rainer Goeschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell. Earlier attempts by a German expedition in 1959 and an Austrian expedition in 1964 were unsuccessful..
A three-member Austrian expedition, which included Rainer Goschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell, decided to try its luck on Diran in 1968 after being refused permission to climb Kampire Dior peak. It set up camp 1 at 4,800m. Big crevasses, inclement weather and deep snow is recorded between camps I and II.
Detailed Trip Itinerary
|Day 01||Receive from Islamabad airport and transfer to the hotel.|
|Day 02||Drive to Gilgit|
|Day 03||Drive to Minapin, Site seeing of Minapin Valley. Hotel|
|Day 04||Trekking to Hapakun, overnight camping|
|Day 05||Trek to Diran Peak base camp Taghafari|
|Day 06||Climbing Diran Peak|
|Day 07||Trek back to Taghafari|
|Day 08||Trek back to Minapin|
|Day 09||Drive to Chilas|
|Day 10||Drive to Islamabad|