Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek
Altitude: Min : 600m - Max: 4938m
Duration: 14 days
Best Time: June - September
Security : This area is 100% safe and if you wish to avoid Islamabad it is also possible to take this trek by driving into pakistan via Khujerab pass from China
Rakaposhi (7788m) is one of the most beautiful peak and the world’s 29th highest mountain. It dominates the horizon and watches over the Karakoram Highway as you travel from Gilgit to Hunza. The peak is surrounded by famous glaciers and valleys like Bagrot, Minapin and Jaglot.
There are several approaches to Rakaposhi. Its Northwestern Peak (6858m) was first reached by Campbell Secord and Vyvyan in 1938 via Jaglot route. In 1958 a British – Pakistan Forces expedition led by Captain Michael E. B. Bank attempted the peak through the north side of the Kunti Glacier and what is known as Monk’s head. The leader Captain Bank and Lieutenant T.W. Patey of the British Royal Navy climbed the peak. The Ghulmet route is a hot and dry ascent up the ridge between the Ghulmet and Pisan Glaciers.
The most scenic approach to Rakaposhi BC is from Minapin to Tagafari and Kacheli. This route goes through thick forests, pastures, and green valleys. In this expedition we will take the Jaglot Nullah route to the base camp for attempting the peak.
Day 01 Islamabad. Hotel.
Day 02 Fly to Gilgit or drive to Chilas in case of flight cancellation. Hotel.
Day 03 Drive to Minapin. Hotel.
Day 04 Trek to Hapakun. Tent.
Day 05 Trek to Tagaphari. Tent.
Day 06 Free day. Tent.
Day 07 Trek down to Minapin and drive to Hunza. Hotel.
Day 08 Free day. Hotel.
Day 09 Drive to Gilgit. Hotel.
Day 10 Fly to Islamabad or drive to Besham. Hotel.
Day 11 Free day or complete road journey. Hotel.
Day 12 Fly out.