Hon Pass and Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek

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Duration

15 Days

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Up to 30

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Group Size

15 peoples

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Languages

English

Overview

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.

Ultar Meadows
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.

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K2 Base Camp Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
16-JUN-202005-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
20-JUN-202011-JUL-2020 CLOSED
01-JUL-202020-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
05-JUL-202026-JUL-2020 CLOSED
15-JUL-202003-AUG-2020 GUARANTEED
01-AUG-202020-AUG-2020 AVAILABLE
06-AUG-202027-AUG-2020 CLOSED
20-AUG-202008-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE
01-SEP-202020-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE
10-SEP-202029-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE

K2 Base Camp Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
09-JUN-202030-JUN-2020 CLOSED
16-JUN-202005-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
01-JUL-2020 20-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
05-JUL-2020 26-JUL-2020 CLOSED
07-JUL-2020 26-JUL-2020 AVAILABLE
15-JUL-202003-AUG-2020 GUARANTEED
06-AUG-202027-AUG-2020 CLOSED
10-AUG-202029-AUG-2020 AVAILABLE

Snow Lake Biafo Hisper Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
25-JUN-202016-JUL-2020 AVAILABLE
15-JUL-201907-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
22-JUL-201912-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
01-AUG-201923-AUG-2019 CLOSED
03-AUG-201925-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
06-AUG-201927-AUG-2019 CLOSED
07-AUG-201928-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
15-AUG-201907-SEP-2019 AVAILABLE

Detailed Itinerary

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Day-01: Islamabad and Rawalpindi

Welcome at Islamabad airport, and transfer to hotel. After refreshment proceed for city tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, which includes famous Faisal Mosque, Shakar Parian, Pakistan monument, Damen Koh, Lok Versa, Museum, Rawalpindi old bazaar, Raja Bazaar.

Day-02: Drive from Islamabad to Chilas

Drive to Naran 6-7 hours, 239 km, after lunch continue drive to Chilas 3-4 hours 113.3 km via Babusar Pass 4,173m. Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,173 m (13,691 ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the ThakNala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the famous hair pinned roads in the world.

Day-03: Drive from Chilas to Minapin

Drive to Minapin 5-6 hours. En-route stop at junction point of three great mountain ranges meet, the Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindukush, at Thalichi for photography from Nanga Parbat 8,126m and at Rakaposhi view point for photography and refreshment. Altitude: 2,012m Accommodation: Hotel Meals: BLD

Day-04: Trek from Minapin to Hapakun

Trek to Hapakun 4-5 hours, 5.8km.
The trail begins behind the Minapin village, cross a bridge to the Minapin River’s true left bank. The stepped path gives wide views of the Minapin Glacier, and eventually of the entire Rakaposhi-Diran crest line. After five hrs ascent, we reached Hapakun huts.
Altitude: 2,814m Accommodation: Tents Meals: BLD

Day-05: Trek from Hapakun to Rakaposhi BC

Trek to Rakaposhi base camp 3-4 hours, 3km.
Ascend a trail through forest with excellent views of Diran as you rise above the Minapin glacier. There is lush green Tagaphari meadow also summer huts with shepherds just overlooking the glacier’s supper ice fields; from Tagaphari walk up the ridge for great views of the Batura peaks, Shispar peak, and Ultar Peaks.
Altitude: 3,261m Accommodation: Tents Meals: BLD

Day-06: Excursion to Diran Peak Base Camp

Excursion to Diran peak base camp (Altitude 3650m) and trek back to Hapakun.
Altitude: 2,814m Accommodation: Tents Meals: BLD

Day-07: Trek from Hapakun to Minapin & Karimabad

Trek down to Minapin village 3 hours and drive to Karimabad 1 hour. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: BLD

Day-08: Trek from Karimabad to Ultar Meadows

Trek to Ultar Meadows 4-5 hours.
The trail begins just before Baltit Fort, Following the water channel into 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.
Altitude: 3,270m Accommodation: Tents Meals: BLD

Day-09: Excursion to Hon Pass & Ultar Meadows

Excursion to Hon Pass and back to Ultar Meadows.
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 Peak 7577m, Spantik 7027m, Malubiting 7458m, Phuparash 6574m, Diran 7266m and Rakaposhi tower 7788m above the equally impressive Barpu, Minapin and Pisan glaciers.
Altitude: 3,270m Accommodation: Tents Meals: BLD

Day-10: Trek from Ultar Meadows to Karimabad

Trek down to Karimabad 3-4 hours.
Accommodation: Hotel Meals: BLD

Day-11: Local Visits in Karimabad & Altit

Morning visit Baltit Fort 700 Years old and Baltit village, afternoon visit Altit Fort 900 Years old, Altit village and visit the women carpenters of Hunza. Evening enjoy water channel walk from Karimabad to towards Hyderabad village.

Day-12: Excursion to Khunjerab Pass & Karimabad

Full day excursion to Khunjerab Pass 4733m, (Pak- China Border) evening drive back to Karimabad. en-route visit Attabad Lake, Borith Lake, Gulmit village, Passu white Glacier, Passu village, Hussani village and Hussani suspension bridge.

Day-13: Drive from Karimabad to Naran

Drive to Naran 355km via Babusar Pass 4173m. En-route stop at various viewpoints for photography and refreshment. Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.173 m (13,691 ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the famous hair pinned roads in the world. Karakoram highway is the 8th wonder of the world.

Day-14: Drive from Naran to Islamabad

Drive to Islamabad 6-7 hours 239 km, en-route visit Taxila museum and historical sites. Taxila: Most of the archaeological sites of Taxila (600 BC to 500 AD) are located around Taxila museum. For over one thousand-year Taxila remained famous as a centre of learning Gandhara art of sculpture, architecture, education, and Buddhism in the days of Buddhist glory. There are over 50 archaeological sites scattered in a radius of 30 km around Taxila. In Taxila visit archaeological sites of Jaulian, Mohra Moradu, and Sirkap. Later visit. Taxila museum: A museum comprising various sections with rich archaeological finds of Taxila. It is one of the best and well-maintained site museums of Pakistan.

Day-15: Fly Back Home

Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight.

  • All road transfers
  • All airport transfers
  • All hotel accommodation (twin sharing room)
  • All trekking accommodation
  • All camping site and bridge fees
  • All trekking logistics (all tents, non-personal equipment and tools etc)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)
  • Government trekking permit fees and paperwork
  • Waste management fees (government requirement)
  • Islamabad city tour all entry fees Included
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s) etc)
  • Porter for personal luggage (15kgs)
  • First aid medicine kit (basic)
  • Satellite phone for emergencies
  • D3V sleeping tent, Toilet Tent, Shower Tent.
  • International airfare and airport taxes.
  • Visa fee for Pakistan and personal insurance of the clients.
  • Tips for drivers, porters and staff
  • Single Supplement
  • Transfers to and from airports for participants making individual air arrangements
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • All personal expenses such as telephone, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
  • Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely
  • Any other service that is not mentioned in the list above.

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