RAKAPOSHI (7,788m)
Rakaposhi is a mountain in the Karakoram mountain range. 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.
DAY-01 Arrive at Benazir International Aiport Islamabad. Overnight in hotel.
DAY-02 Briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan.Overnight in Hotel
DAY-03 Departure for Chlias via Silk Rout, sight seeing all along the rout with the company of Indus river the longest river of Pakistan It flows from Tibet northwest across the Indian-controlled portion of Jammu and Kashmir, passing between the western extremity of the Himalayas and the northern extremity of the Hindu Kush mountain range; it then courses generally south through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. Check in hotel. Overnight in Chilas.
DAY-04 4 hours drive to Gilgit. Overnight in hotel.
Day 5-7 1/2 hour jeep drive to Minapin village. 2 days trek to Rakaposhi basecamp. Traditional camps.
Day 8-38 Climb Rakaposhi. No. of days depends on weather, fitness, and experience of the climbers.
Day 39-41 Trek to Juglot village. Traditional camps. 1/2 hour jeep drive to Gilgit. Overnight in hotel.
Day-42 Drive to Chilas. Overnight in hotel.
DAY-43 Drive to Islamabad. Overnight in hotel.
DAY-44 De-briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan Islamabad.
DAY-45 Transfer to Benazir International Aiport for your onwards destination.