Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek – 13 Days Tour
215000PKR 200000PKRper person
Rakaposhi base camp trek is considered the shortest and easiest trek in the Karakorum peaks. Trek is among the easiest treks leading to above 7,000 m Karakoram peaks base camps. It starts from Minapan village of Nager Valley, Gilgit Baltistan. The trek sets a fit for all physical fitness and age levels with breathtaking views of exceptional beauty. The trek is easy to approach from the majestic Karakoram Highway. While passing through glaciers and natural landscape, it gives all-out panoramic views for unforgettable memories.
Minapin village to Rakaposhi Base Camp trek is also famous as the name of “TAGAPHARI” and easy and soft trekking in the Karakoram Mountains with a pace of 16 km long to connect Rakaposhi and Diran. Trekking to reach Hapakun takes only two to three hours with soft and easy hiking, and then Hapakun to base camp takes more than 3 to 4 hours. So it measures up to six to seven hours to reach Rakaposhi base camp from Minapan village. The local people are very hospitable towards tourists and feel pleased to have guests in their region. Porters are available easily there to assist and guide you. There are also permanent campsites available to spend a night with clean water. It is recommended to start your trekking in the morning to remain safe from sunlight heat. Click Pakistan Tourism Services offers its best services for Rakaposhi & Diran trek from starting to end.
• An experienced and knowledgeable local tour guide (English spoken)
• All land transport involved as per itinerary including jeep safari (where it needed)
• Airport transfers for international flights on day start and day end
• Accommodation on twin sharing as described below in details (Hotel & Camps)
• Meals throughout the tour (breakfast, Lunch & dinner)
• Letter of Invitation and general visa advice
• Tea & Coffee morning & afternoon
• Travel insurance
• Pakistan Visa
• Domestic Flights
• Tips for local guides and support staff
• Guided Islamabad sightseeing
• Miscellaneous expenses – drinks and souvenirs etc
• Anything not mentioned in inclusions
DAY 1: ISLAMABAD CITY SIGHTSEEING
Pick up guests and transfer to a hotel in Islamabad, rest, city and sightseeing. Visit the majestic Shah Faisal Mosque, Pakistan monument, and local bazaar for shopping. Guideline briefing about the base camp route and trek. Overnight stay in Islamabad.
DAY 2: ISLAMABAD TO CHILAS
Departure for Chilas (10-12 hrs) morning sharp via Kaghan valley across Babusar Pass, and in case of its closure, we opt to travel via Karakoram Highway. Overnight in Chilas.
DAY 03: CHILAS TO HUNZA VIA GILGIT
After breakfast, get ready to depart for Hunza from Chilas. Stopovers at Nanga Parbat & Rakaposhi viewpoints. Short break at three giant mountain junction points. Overnight stay in Hunza.
DAY 04: ULTAR MEADOWS TREK
On this day, a whole day treks to Ultar meadows and gets back to Karimabad-Hunza. Then, a brief round to Karimabad and move towards Minapin village in the evening. Overnight stay in Minapan.
DAY 05: MINAPIN TO HAPAKUN
After breakfast, we will start the trek towards Hapakun (2,800 m) from Minapan village (3 hrs, 5.9 km, and 8000 m climb). It takes around three hours to reach the beautiful meadows of Hapakun from the Minapan hotel. Overnight stay in Tent.
DAY 06: RAKAPOSHI BASE CAMP TREK
On this day, start trekking from Hapakun to Tagaphari 3,300 m (2.5 to 3 hrs, 3km). A steep track follows Hapakun to Rakaposhi base camp, also known as Tagaphari. First is the view of Diran Peak, Rakaposhi, and its interconnection ice wall, and eventually, you would have a full view of them. On arrival at Tagaphari, you can mount the ridge to have an excellent view of Hunza and the Mountains. Rakaposhi base camp trek is one of Pakistan’s soft and best trekking adventures. Thousands of foreigners and locals go through the experience of this trek every year. Overnight stay in Tent.
DAY 07: DIRAN BASE CAMP TREK
On this day, trek to cross the glacier to Diran base camp and take around 3 to 4 hours to walk on Moraine and Glacier. Overnight stay will be in Tent.
DAY 08: RETURN TO TAGHAPHARI
After breakfast, start trek towards Katchelly lake (4000m) and back to camp, then cross the glacier to reach Tagaphari. Overnight stay will be in the Tent.
DAY 09: TREK BACK TO MINAPIN
Trek back to Minapin 3-4 hrs then drive to Karimabad. Overnight at the hotel. This day will return to Minapin village and move toward Hunza karimabad for an overnight stay.
DAY 10: KARIMABAD, HUNZA VALLEY
On this day we will visit the ancient forts of Altit & Baltit and the local market for traditional shopping. Overnight stay in Hunza.
DAY 11: HUNZA TO CHILAS
After breakfast, depart for Chilas on Karakoram Highway. Overnight will be in Chilas or Besham.
DAY 12: BACK TO ISLAMABAD
Move back to Islamabad with stopovers on the way. Overnight in Islamabad.
DAY 13: FLYOUT
Drop off at Islamabad airport (End of Services)
Departure TimeEarly Morning
Return TimeIslamabad 9:30 PM
Dress CodeRain Coat, Umbrella Hiking Shoes, Warm jacket etc.