Rakaposhi Expedition

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Duration

40 Days

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Cancellation

Up to 30

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Group Size

10 peoples

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Languages

English

Overview

Best time for Climbing Rakaposhi is from June to September

Rakaposhi 7788-M is a mountain in the Karakorum mountain range in Pakistan. It is situated in the Nagar Valley approximately 100 km north of the city of Gilgit. Rakaposhi means “shining wall” in the local language. Rakaposhi is also known as Rakaposhi Peak. Rakapushi and Dumani (“Mother of Mist”) It is ranked 27th highest in the world and 12th highest in Pakistan, but it is more popular for its beauty than its rank might suggest and is said to be one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.

Rakaposhi was first climbed in 1958 by Mike Banks and Tom Patey, members of a British-Pakistani expedition, via the Southwest Spur/Ridge route. Both of them suffered minor frostbite during the ascent. Another climber slipped and fell on the descent and died during the night.

Notable features
Räkapoşi is notable for its exceptional rise over local terrain, almost unmatched in the world. For example, it rises 6000m in only 16.5km horizontal distance from the Hunza River. There are magnificent views of Räkapoşi from the Karakorum Highway on the route through Hunza. A tourist spot in the town of Gulmat (located in the Nagar Valley) called “Zero Point of Räkapoşi” is the closest convenient viewpoint of the mountain.

Climbing routes
The routes with successful summits so far have been (see the timeline as well):
Southwest Spur/Ridge (first ascent route) Long, but not exceedingly technical, some tricky gendarmes (rock pinnacles) has been repeated
Northwest Ridge Long and more technically difficult than the SW Spur/Ridge Has been repeated
North Spur (a.k.a. North Ridge). Shorter than the above two routes, but much more technically difficult, has been repeated, including a semi-alpine-style (capsule style) ascent.
Attempts have also been made from the east side (Bagrot Glacier), the East Ridge, and the North Face.

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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. Afternoon 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 3-4hrs 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 Gilgit

Drive to Gilgit 3-4 hours 134 km. Transfer to hotel. After refreshing final preparation of expedition and visit Gigit town.

Day-04: Giligit to Joglot and Darkush

Drive to Joglot and Jeep transfer to Joglot village and trek to Darakush. Overnight in tents

Day-05: Trek from Darkush to BC

Trek to Rakaposhi base camp on Kunti glacier. Overnight in tents

Day-06- 36: Climbing Days

(31 days in Rakaposhi base camp for climbing)

Day-37: BC to Darakush

Trek down to Darakush. Overnight in tents

Day-38: Joglot to Chilas

Trek down to Joglot and drive to Chilas. Overnight hotel

Day-39: Chilas to Islamabad

Drive to Islamabad via Babusar Pass 4173m. Overnight at hotel

Day-40: Fly Back Home

Transfer to Islamabad airport for return flight

  • Airport transfer on first and last day in Islamabad
  • All domestic road transfers
  • All hotel accommodation
  • All hotel meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All meals during trek and at B.C. as per itinerary.
  • Liaison with Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad for climbing permits and documentation
  • Assist import/export permit from Ministry of Tourism.
  • Cargo handling and storage in skardu office.
  • Satellite phone for emergency
  • Electricity generator
  • Arrangement of Official Briefing/Debriefing.
  • Porterage of 50 kg per person of expedition equipment.
  • Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess tent, Toilet tent and shower tent
  • Tables/field stools and camping ground fees.
  • Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
  • Wages and basic kit of guide, sirdar, cook and assistant(s).
  • Experienced Pakistani cook and Kitchen staff
  • Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
  • International air ticket & airport taxes.
  • Visa fee for Pakistan & personal insurance of the clients.
  • Tips for drivers, porters and staff
  • High altitude porters/any crew above BC.
  • Helicopter charges in case of use for rescue.
  • Transfers to and from airports for participants making individual air arrangements.
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
  • Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely
  • Cargo Clearing agent charges.
  • Any other service that is not mentioned in the list above.

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