Hon Pass and Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek
Rakaposhi trek is located within the Rakaposhi Range in the region of Nagar valley. It is also an opportunity to see the local culture of the mountain people. There are summer settlements in this trekking route, local people with their cattle (sheep, goats, yaks and cows etc.). There are pasturelands on the whole trek only on the top have the glacier moraine, it takes 2-3 hours easy walk to cross the moraine. It is just like Nepal but there are no lodges, therefore, we are arranging the camps for the portage we use the animals. From Minapin village the path follows the irrigation channel and crosses the river on a good bridge. It then follows the River before ascending steeply through woods to a summer settlement knows as Bungidas. Higher up is the smaller summer settlement of Hapakun with good camping.
The trail begins just before Baltit Fort, Following the water channel into the mouth of the canyon. Start of the trek is steep and slippery. After a few hours, we reach to Sheppard’s huts as its Rakaposhi base camp trek of Ultar Peaks. Ultar Meadow, which is at an altitude of about 3,270 meters, behind Karimabad. The Ultar Meadow is used as a summer pasture by the Baltit villagers.
Hon pass (4257-m)
Hon Pass (4257-M)on a steep ridge above Ultar, has magnificent views of the Hunza valley and the west end of the Hisper, Spantik, Sosbun and Rakaposhi- Haramosh ranges. The summits of Trivor, Spantik, Malubiting, Phuparash, Diran and Rakaposhi tower above the equally impressive Barpu, Minapin and Pisan glaciers.