There are numerous trekking options in Hunza Region and a trekking to trip to Rakaposhi base camp would be a moderate options for beginners and novice trekkers. We drive to Hunza Valley and then visit Rakaposhi base camp, staying in tents.
Day 01: Islamabad – Besham – Chilas
We depart early and drive to Besham via Haripur, Abbottabad and Mansehra. After a short break at Besham, we resume our drive on Karakoram Highway, along River Indus. We will make photo stops at Shatial Rocks with ancient graffiti’s on it. We reach Chilas and transfer to hotel for night stay.
Day 02: Chilas – Karimabad (Hunza Valley)
From Chilas we travel on towards Hunza and on the way sightseeing at Nanga Parbat View Point and confluence of 3 mountain ranges (Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindukush) including the confluence of Gilgit River into the Indus. From here we reach Gilgit. We shall continue bypassing Gilgit and following Hunza River. We will have lunch stopover at Rakaposhi viewpoint and then will move on to reach Karimabad, the capital of Hunza valley. We will check in to hotel in Karimabad and stay there for night.
Day 03: Karimabad – Khunjerab Pass
Today we will make an excursion to the Sino-Pak border at Khunjerab, crossing the villages of Gulmit, Passu and Sost en route. Khunjerab is the highest point on KKH at 4734 meters and considered as the highest trade route in the world. In the evening we will return to Karimabad and stay there for night.
Day 04: Karimabad – Minapin – Hapakun – Rakaposhi BC
After early breakfast we will depart for Minapin, a small village and the starting point for both Rakaposhi and Diran base camps. From Minapin we will start trekking. A 3-4 hours walk will take us to small campsite of Hapakun. After a brief stop we will resume our walk towards Rakaposhi BC. A further 3-4 hours walk will take us to flower filled meadows of Tagaferi (BC), with superb views of Rakaposhi.
Day 05: Day free at Rakaposhi BC – Optional excursion of Kacheili
Today is free at leisure to enjoy the beauty of Rakaposhi and the surrounding peaks. Optional hike to Kacheili across the glacier would be an interesting addition.
Day 06: Rakaposhi base camp – Minapain – Gilgit
After early breakfast we start walking down to Minapin, we arrive and mount on our vehicles and drive to Gilgit and transfer to hotel on arrival.
Day 07: Gilgit – Chilas – Besham
Return journey on KKH to Chilas, the place at the foot of Nanga Parbat, where hundreds of rocks are found with inscriptions, writings and drawings of old times. We will make a photo stop at Chilas and Shatial Rocks and continue driving to Besham for overnight stay.
Day 08: Besham – Islamabad
From Besham we resume our journey towards Islamabad passing through Manshera, Abbottabad and Havelian we will reach Islamabad at our designated drop off place.
-End of the Tour-
- Private air conditioned transport
- Accommodation in standard hotels
- Daily breakfast
- English speaking guide for complete tour
- Basic First Aid kit
- Late checkout, if different from standard checkout time
- Airfare for Karachi – Larkana and Lahore – Karachi portion
- Personal insurance of clients/luggage
- Meals other than breakfast
- Laundry, beverages & phone calls or other expenses of personal nature
- Extra expenses due to the acts of nature and political reasons etc.
- Medical aid, evacuation or extra expenses in emergencies
- Any item not mentioned above.