Rakaposhi Peak– The 3rd Beautiful and 12th Highest Peak of Pakistan
Rakaposhi Peak 7788m: The 3rd beautiful, world’s 27th highest, and Pakistan’s 12th highest peak. The reason for its fame is not because of its ranking but its beauty. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.
Rakaposhi Peak is the only peak that can be viewed from bottom to top with its extremely incredible flowing streams.
Breathtaking Rakaposhi Zero Point Nagar:
There are many points to take the breathtaking glimpse of Rakaposhi. But particularly when you moving on Karakorum highway in District Nagar Region. You may have hundreds of different enchanting views while crossing different villages of Nagar valley. Moreover, note that Rakaposhi can only be accessible from Nagar Valley and also can be clearly viewed from Rakaposhi View Point Nagar.
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Rakaposhi Glancing from other regions:
Rakaposhi Peak can be seen from different regions of Gilgit. You may have a glance at Bagrot Valley Gilgit. It can also be seen from some points of danyore Gilgit and you may also have a clear upper view from karimabad hunza. But majorly Nagar Valley is its feed and can be accessed and seen from different points of Nagar even from bottom to top. i.e. Nilt Valley, Thole Valley, Qasimabad Masot Valley, Ghulmet Valley, Pissan, and Minapin Valley.
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Surprising Rakaposhi in Karakorum Mountain Ranges:
The long spread ice wall of Rakaposhi in the Karakorum mountain ranges, this peak is its kind of the only peak that has an astounding ice wall that creates uniqueness with other mountains and that is why it is considered the third beautiful peak after K2 and Nanga Parbat Peak. Rakaposhi Peak – The 3rd Beautiful and 12th Highest Peak of Pakistan but has a prominent profile for having 27th rank worldwide.
Other Names of Rakaposhi Peak Nagar:
Rakaposhi Peak is previously named Rakaposhi then it is molded into Rakaposhi which locally means “Shining Wall”. Furthermore, Rakaposhi is known and Dumani “The Mother of Mist”. It is called because of, covering in cloud during the whole year in most of the time.
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Rakaposhi Peak Summits & Expeditions:
There are many successful and unsuccessful attempts done during 1892-2004. However, the first successful summit was done in 1958 by British Climbers.
Successful Summits of Rakaposhi Peak Nagar:
The first successful summit of Rakaposhi Peak (7788m) was done by members of a British expedition Mr. Mike banks and Mr. Tom Patey in 1958. This ascent was achieved from Southwest Ridge. Remember that both of them got minor injuries during ascent on 25 June 1958. But sadly on their descent another climber slipped and died at night time.
Best Time to Climb Rakaposhi Peak:
The best and favorable time to climb the 3rd beautiful Rakaposhi peak is from June to September. Where everything acts moderately where you will enjoy the green and lush meadows as well during your ascent with local foods and seasonal fruits.
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Possible Routes to climb Rakaposhi Peak:
There were multiple climbing’s done from different ridges routes during the period between 1982 to 2004 but now 2021 is going to add in few days. Below are the possible and used routes that can be selected for your summit pushes.
- Southwest Ridge: Long route but not that technical
- Eastern Side, that is shortest route.
- Northwest Ridge: This route is long and technical than Southwest ridge.
- Northern Ridge: This route is short but more difficult than above two routes.
Latest New Route identified to Climb Rakaposhi Peak:
Yes, after 2004 there was no attempt made to summit Rakaposhi Peak. But in September 2021. The energetic and well enthusiast young climber from Nagar Valley Mr. Wajidullah has started his summit push to Rakaposhi Peak this weak and he is on his way to the summit from Basecamp 1.
As per his last comments, he together with his Czech Fellow Climbers (Mr. Jakub and Mr. Petr ) has started a summit push with a new brand route that would help them to make a successful attempt after years of break.
Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek and New Route to Climb Rakaposhi Peak:
Due to the extreme uphill and exceptional rise of Rakaposhi peak up to 16000 feet. It is most difficult and different wall than other peaks like K2 and Everest. That is why it has rarely opted for the summit in the past. Now a brave local climber Wajidullah Nagari has started with some foreign climbers to push from Nagar side and most importantly this time the route would be brand new.
If they succeed in this mega climb, they will make the historical attempt and this would bring more attention to worldwide climbers to summit this beautiful ice wall (Rakaposhi Peak).