Inner Asia Tours

HIGHLIGHTS: Islamabad-Chilas-Minapin-Hapakun-Rakaposhi Base Camp-Diran Base Camp-Rakaposhi Base Camp-Hunza-Upper Hunza-Besham-Texila-Islamabad


Rakaposhi stands as the crown jewel of Nagar and Hunza Valley in the Nagar Valley. Its majestic views captivate every observer. Treks in these valleys, often overlooked by trekkers, boast accessible roads, simple trails, and breathtaking vistas. Popular among newcomers, these treks offer a delightful experience. Additionally, visitors can relish a scenic drive on the Karakoram Highway, surrounded by majestic mountains and lush landscapes.

Karimabad, a charming town perched high, provides stunning views of the Hunza Valley. A full day is allocated for rest, adaptation, and sightseeing. Enjoy walks along water channels, witness the apricot season with locals picking and drying the crop. Historical sites like the whitewashed Baltit Castle and the dramatic Altit Fort, poised over the Hunza River, add to the charm. The presence of Rakaposhi and the Diran glacier enhances the scenic beauty.

Hunza Valley, known for its beauty and tranquility, features lush orchards, swift rivers, and snowy peaks. Rakaposhi, towering at 7186m, dominates the valley. The Rakaposhi trek provides an opportunity to enjoy surrounding valleys and camp overnight near the colossal peak. The Minapin to Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek, also known as Taghaphari, is exceptionally easy, accessible, and enjoyable.

The trek from Minapin to Hapakun takes 2-3 hours, followed by a 3-4 hour easy walk to Rakaposhi Base Camp from Hapkun. Crossing the Katchelly Glacier, a 2-3 hour trek on the moraine, leads to Diran Base Camp. Options include a day trip or an overnight stay at Diran Peak Base Camp. Excursions from Diran Base Camp to Katachelly Lake or a day’s walk to Diran Peak advance camp offer additional exploration. Several peaks below 6500m around Diran’s base camp, including Pheker Peak, Mirshikar, and Katchelly Peak, provide trekking and skiing opportunities. Rakapsohi Base Camp offers splendid views of Hunza Valley and Ultar Peak.

1When you arrive at Islamabad International Airport, the InnerAsia Travels team will welcome you. Then transfer you along with your luggage to a centrally located hotel in Islamabad. Overnight stay in Islamabad.
2Once we reach Shatial Rock Carving on the Karakorum Highway, we will continue driving to Chilas. Once there, we will check into the hotel. Overnight stay in Chilas.
After breakfast, drive to Gilgit and continue to Minapin for about 2 hours after lunch. A stop at the Main Karakoram Thrust reveals the collision of Indo-Pak and Eurasian plates, marking a geological marvel at Chalt. The day ends in Minapin Village at 2000 meters for an overnight stay.
4Minapin to Hapakun 2800M (3 hours, 5.8 km and 800m Ascent) It takes a maximum of 3 hours to reach Hapakun (2800m). Trek starts from the village along with a canal under shaded trees 15 minutes towards the Minapin River. The trail turns south into the canyon and crosses a footbridge over the river’s true left bank after 10 minutes. The trail continues through the juniper trees to a grassy-tiered meadow of Hapakun. From the meadow of Hapakun, you can have a view of Hachindar and Maiun peaks above the Hunza River. Overnight Camping in Hapakun.
5Hapakun to Tagaphari 3300M (2-3 hours, 3km, 450m ascent). A steep trail continues from Hapakun to Tagaphari. The trail eases off and contours the rocky slope for 30 minutes to a verdant bowl where. Sweeping gently through the meadow, the trail enters scattered juniper stands and climbs switchbacks to the windy ridge top, where Diran, Rakaposhi, and their interconnecting ice wall finally come into full view. The trail thins and traverses a rocky cliff above the spectacularly broken Minapin 15 minutes to Tagaphari (3261m) Taga means muddy and Phari means pool in Burushaski Language. From Tagaphari you can catch the sunset on Diran and overnight in the tent.
6Tagaphari to Diran Base camp 3700M (6-7 hours,12 km,400m descent) From Tagaphari to Diran Base camp is an interesting walk up to 3 hours on land and almost 3 hours to cross Minapin glacier and reach the foot of Diran (7270m). Overnight Camping at Diran Peak base camp.
7Day free or hike to Katchelli Lake (4000m) which takes 3 hours to go and back to Diran Base Camp, overnight Camping at Diran Peak base camp.
8Trek back to Tagaphari by the same route in 4-5 hours.Overnight at Rakaposhi base camp.
9Trek back from Rakaposhi base camp to Mainpin and then proceed to Karimabad arrival in Karimabad check-in at the hotel and in the evening, we will go to Eagles Nest for the sunset Safari to the top of Hunza Valley. Overnight stay in Karimabad Hunza.
10In the morning after breakfast, we will visit Baltit Fort Karimabad local bazaar, Altit Fort, and Altit Old Village, and in the afternoon visiting Karimabad bazaars. Overnight stay in Karimabad Hunza.
11In the morning after breakfast, we will visit the Ganish Old village (1000 years old village along the ancient Silk route) then further drive to Attabad Lake – route stop at the Hunza scared rocks to see the rock carvings then continue our drive up to the Attabad Lake then further drive to Gulmit Upper Hunza check in at the hotel and rest of the time free for individual activities.
Overnight stay by the Attabad Lake.
12This day is very interesting, as in the first nearly half an hour we will drive to Hussaini village and we will visit Hussaini suspension bridges, then we will drive up to Upper Borith from this point we will start our hike to Passu white glacier, then we will return to Upper Borith then drive back to Gulmit exploring the Valley visiting the Oldest House of Gulmit (700 Years Old), Mir’s Place, Cultural Museum, Ondra fort, Gulmit Old town and visiting Upper Hunza traditional family house to try the Local traditional food for dinner.
Overnight Attabad Lake.
13After breakfast drive to Gilgit en route short stop at Rakaposhi, viewpoint then further drive to Gilgit, we will visit the bazaar to familiarize ourselves with the customs of Gilgit, further drive to Besham arrive in Besham check in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Besham.
14Early morning after breakfast we drive toward Islamabad en-route visiting Taxila Museum and the Taxila sites then further drive to Islamabad. Overnight Islamabad.
15Catching Flight Back Home.





Islamabad Pakistan

Adventure Tour

Rakaposhi-Diran Base Camp Trek and Hunza Valley.

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Monday – Saturday: 9AM–6PM Sunday: 1–5PM

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