Rakaposhi is a mountain in the Karakoram mountain range in Northern Pakistan. Rakaposhi Trek is situated in the middle of Nagar Valley Nagar District and Danyore and Bagrote valley approximately 100 km (62 mi) north of the capital city Gilgit of the semi autonomous Gilgit-Baltistan region of Northern Pakistan. Rakaposhi means “Snow Covered” in the local language. Rakaposhi is also known as Dumani (“Mother of Mist” or “Mother of Clouds”). It is ranked 27th highest in the world and 12th highest in Pakistan.
The first successful recorded ascent by non-natives was 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 to the summit on June 25. Another climber slipped and fell on the descent and died during the night.
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.
Detailed Trip Itinerary
Day 01: Islamabad
Arrival at the airport in Islamabad, Our guide and drive will meet you here, after meeting and greeting transfer t to the hotel for short rest/refreshment, we will spend the rest of the day with exploring the twin city Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Hotel
Day 02: Islamabad – Chilas
Departure for Chilas early in the morning, we will stop en-route for photography and lunch, Today we will drive on the famous Karakorum Highway which connect Pakistan with China and is the trade route between these two countries. Arrive and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay. Hotel
Day 03: Chilas – Minapin
Departure for Chilas via Karakorum Highway, We will stop in Gilgit to purchase food of the trek, Lunch at Rakaposhi view point and drive to Minapin, arrive and transfer to the guest house for overnight. Hotel
Day 03 – 06: Trek To Rakaposhi Base Camp
1st camp at Hapakun.
2nd explore around.
3rd camp at Kacheli
Day 07 – 09: Trek Back To Hapakun – Karimabad
1st camp Hapakun
2nd Hakakun – Karimabad. Hotel
Today we will visit 900 years old Baltit Fort, Altit Fort, Channel walk and evening to Duiker village for sunset and back to hotel in Karimabad
Day 10: Karimabad – Chilas
Departure for Chilas on the Karakorum Highway, Stop en-route for lunch and photography, Arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Day 11: Chilas – Islamabad
Departure for Islamabad, arrive and end of tour.