Rakaposhi, is a mountain in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. It is situated in the Nagar Valley approximately 100 km north of the city of Gilgit in the Gilgit District of the Gilgit-Baltistan province of Pakistan. Rakaposhi means “Snow Covered” in the local language. Rakaposhi is also known as 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.

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.

At a Glance

Arrive Islamabad international airport.  Overnight will be in hotel.

Fly to Gilgit or drive on Karakoram Highway to Chilas. (480km). Overnight at hotel

The journey 6—7 hours from Chilas to Minapin 220km  is on Karakorum Highway along the Indus, View point near Talichi to have a view of Nanga Parbat.

Trek to Tagafari  trail through forest takes 5-6 hours with excellent views of Diran.  Overnight in camp.

Trek to Kacheli  takes 3-4 hours to reach Kacheli by crossing Diran glaciers. Overnight in camp.

Trek down to Minapin and drive to Karimabad. Overnight at hotel.

Free Day to explore Karimabad Hunza Valley.

Drive to Besham (460km) on KKH it will take 13 to 14 hours. Overnight at hotel.

Drive to Islamabad  (270km), it will take 06 to 07 hours. Afternoon De:briefing at Alpine club of Pakistan Overnight at hotel.

Transfer to airport for your return flight home.