A beautiful round lake on a ridge surrounded by snow-capped mountains all around with Barpu Glaciers on one side and a deep gorge lining a jeep road to aloofed Hisper valley on the other is RushLake in Nagar valley. Just an hour flight from Islamabad, if you fly, or a two-day journey (almost 8 hours drive each day) through Taxila with an overnight in Besham leads you to Gilgit. Another 3 wonderful hours along the Hunza river take you to Hunza valley. Enjoy your day in Hunza and get packed up for the track. It takes 2 hours to get to Hoper valley and you can start trekking the same day and can hit even up to Baricho Kor. Usually, for the Rush Phari trek it is advisable that you start early in the morning if you start it from Hunza so that you could avoid hot warm.
Start your day hike with an easy downhill to the Hoper glacier and then a tiny uphill to Barpu glacier and to Tagafari and Barpu Giram from Shishkin takes almost 3-4 hours. The rest of the trail up to Baricho Kor(3300m) by the Barpu Glacier through a flat pasture is quite easy. The second day to Chidin harai (4440), however, is strenuous as you climb up for more than 1000 meters if you choose to do it from Baricho Kor. On the other hand if Simply, when you start from Baricho Kor, you can get on the Rush Lake the same day while starting the low altitude trail from Barpu Giram will lead you to Gutentz the first day and then to Rush Lake the second day. From Chidin Harai you can have an excellent view of Ultar peak (7388m), the summit of Diran (7257m) and Rakaposhi (7788m). While the view around Rush Lake with the mountains like Spantic (Golden Peak 7027m), Mair peak (6824m), and the other number of beautiful mountains is marvelous. Go for the day hike The next day near Rush peak (5010m) from where you can see the summit of k-2 (8611m) and Broad peak (8047m). You can also see Hispar pass (5151m) and several other peaks in the surroundings. you have reduced your first day hike and stopped at Barpu Girami to catch a gradual altitude up to Gutentz the next day, which will cost you an additional day on the trek. It is a wise strategy to get acclimatized anyways.
Rush Lake is also your turning point and you have to descend to Phai Phair (3450m) to the glacier flowing down from Golden Peak. You are now on your way back to Hoper valley and have to cross (Barpu Glacier) the junction of glaciers flowing down from Golden Peak and Miar Peak to get to the other side of the glacier. Miar campsite is beautiful but is very close, so you have to have your campsite in Haamdar (3250m), beautiful pasture with Shepherd houses and livestock once used to be summer farmhouse of the villagers.
On the last day, you are on your way to Hoper valley again, which takes about 4-5 hrs and is a very easy walk except ascending up to the valley from the Hoper glacier and you are heading to Hunza valley.

At a Glance

Arrival at Islamabad, after meet and greet with our company representative transfer to domestic departure, Fly to Gilgit, If the flight cancel due to bad weather drive by Road to Gilgit via Naran and Babusar Pass. It will take 14-15 hours by car. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.
If flight operates from Islamabad to Gilgit, We have the option to Visit Naltar Valley.
Naltar is about 45 km from Gilgit and it is famous for ski in winter, many national and International Ski players are coming to participate here. Lunch at Naltar and visit to Naltar lakes, afternoon back to Gilgit and transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

After breakfast we drive to Minapin, It will take 2 hours from Gilgit to Minapin, en route we will make stop at the old silk route view point including Rakaposhi Peak(7788m) then our next stop will be at Rakaposhi view point for lunch. After lunch proceed to Minapin, Afternoon free for walking around village or just relaxing at campsite, Overnight and dinner at Camp.

Early in we will start our Trek toward Taga Phari also know as Rakaposhi base Camp, It will take a 4-5 hours walk until we will reach our camp, 13 km from Minapin to Taga Fari.  On the way, we will make a stop for lunch at Hapakun or we just do our Lunch at Taga Fari. All meals include in Camp.

After breakfast in our Camp we shall start our Trek towards Diran Base Camp, After our campsite, we will come down to Diran glacier and walk along until we reach our beautiful campsite. After lunch explore around the campsite. It will take 3-4 hours Trek, Dinner and overnight in  Camp.

After breakfast, we will do a hike towards Kacheli Lake and some exploration around the Kacheli. Return back to Diran Base Camp, All meals include overnight in Camp.

After breakfast in Camp we will Trek down to Hapakun, It will take 3-4 hours from Diran Bc to Hapakun, Upon arrival we will do our lunch, After lunch free for relax or just walk and explore around the campsite. All meals include with overnight in Camp.

After breakfast in Camp we will start our Trek down to Minapin, Today we have a short stage and it will take only 2-3 hours until we reach to Minapin, We will do our lunch and proceed to Karimabad. It will take one hour drive from Minapin to Karimabad, Upon arrival transfer to the hotel, Afternoon walk to local bazaar, evening back to hotel for dinner and overnight.

After breakfast, we will visit Baltit Fort which is above 730 years old and then we will drive to Altit Fort, which is above 900 years old. Walk-in Altit village and lunch at local Restaurant, After lunch, we will back to the hotel, Afternoon drive to Eagle Nest Duiker for Sunset. We will do our dinner at Duiker and drive back to Karimabad for overnight.

Early in the morning after breakfast we will drive to Khunjerab Pass, en route we will make a short stop at Attabad Lake ( also known as Gojal Lake) It will take almost 3 and half hours to Khunjerab Pass(4734m) Pakistan and China Border, Drive back to Sost for lunch After lunch proceeds to Gulmit, Upon arrival transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • We have 2nd option to make some walk to Gulmit Village, see the Old house, where local Ladies making Carpets, After visiting Gulmit Village we will drive to Hussaini Suspension Bridge, and also visit Borit Lake which is one of the Beautiful Lakes around Hunza Valley, After taking lunch we will drive to Passu for a Coffee at  Glacier Breeze Restaurant, which is famous for their Apricot Cake.

Afternoon drives back to Gulmit and transfers to the hotel. All meals included overnight.

After breakfast in the hotel, We will drive to Hoper Valley, It will take 1-2 hours until we reach Hoper Valley, From here we will get our porters and with our kitchen staff we shall start our Trek towards Barpu Giram, It will take 4-5 hours, during our Trek to Barpu Giram we will stop for lunch, After lunch further Trek, dinner and overnight in Camp.

After breakfast in camp, we will start our Trek towards Baricho Khor, It will take almost 4-5 hours until we reach Baricho Khor, A beautiful place to Camp with some magnificent views. All meals included overnight in Camp.

After breakfast Trek towards Chidin Harai, During our Trek, you will have some magnificent view of Mair Glacier, Mair Peak, Ultar Peak( 7388m), Phumari Chish (7492m), Trevor Peak(7728m), and Momhil Sar (7340m), At and elevation of 4400m Chidin Harai you will have a fantastic Sunset or Sun rise, All meals including overnight in Camp.

After breakfast we will start our Trek towards Rush Lake, Today it’s a short trekking day and it will take only 2-3 hours, Upon arrival at our campsite, we will se up our Camp, then you will get a warm lunch, After lunch free for exploration around Rush lake, Dinner and overnight in Camp.

Today we will have a rest day and enjoy the free day with amazing views or We can climb Rush Peak( 5100m), Once when you will be on the top of Rush Peak, You can see  K2 and some other mountains if the weather will clear. All meals including overnight in Camp.

After breakfast trek down to Phai Phai, It will take 4-5 hours, All meals and overnight in Camp.

After breakfast trek down to Hamdar via Mair Glacier, It will take 4-5 hours ,  on the you will have some beautiful view of Mair Glacier and Mair Peak, All meals including overnight in Camp.

Early in the morning breakfast in Camp and Trek to Hoper, It will take 5-6 hours until we reach to Hoper, From here we will say goodbye to our porters and drive to Karimabad, Upon arrival transfer to hotel. All meals including overnight in the hotel.

After breakfast we will drive via Karakoram highway to Gilgit, It will take 2 hours from Karimabad to Gilgit, Visit the local bazaar and walk through the colorful bazaar in Gilgit and surrounding, lunch in a local Restaurant and evening back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

After breakfast drive to  Naran Valley Via Babusar Pass (4.173m) . It will take 4- 5 hours from Gilgit to Naran Valley (170km). Or  via Karakoram highway to Besham, (334km ) almost 8 hours drive,  en-route we will do lunch and photo stop. Upon Arrival transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

After breakfast either from Besham or Naran Valley, we will proceed to Islamabad via Balakot- Mansehra, and Abbottabad, It will take 6-7 hours until we reach Islamabad, Upon arrival transfer to hotel, Afternoon some sightseeing, evening drive to Munal for dinner.

Transfer to Islamabad International airport, Fly homeland, end of services.