Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek Nagar Valley & Hunza – 6 Days

Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek Nagar Valley & Hunza – 6 Days

9 Days Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek Nagar Valley & Hunza – 6 Days. Let’s pack up for some adventure trek. We (Explore Nagar Tours & Travels) planned to conduct an amazing trek to Rakaposhi base camp, Diran base camp / Kacheli Lake trek. This trek route is located in the region of Minapin Village in the Nagar Valley of Northern Areas Gilgit-Baltistan. The trek is very close to the Karakoram highway. It has been considered very accessible and is compatible with all ages and people. You will find all on one while trekking toward Rakaposhi basecamp and diran base camp. You will be going through dense forests, meadows, pastures, peaks, grounds, camping sites and on top of that a one-view window of diran and Rakaposhi peaks with the long paved minapin glacier.

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This is one of the shortest and easiest treks leading to above 7000M Karakoram peaks base camps with a sweeping view from Rakaposhi to Diran. The Minapin Glacier spread down from the 16km long dense snowy ridge that connects the Rakaposhi and Diran. The excellent short and easy trek from Minapin to Rakaposhi Base Camp, also known Tagaphari is the ideal introduction to Karakorum trekking that is an easy and soft adventure in the Karakorum Mountains.

Rakaposhi basecamp trek route and distance.
Rakaposhi basecamp trek route and distance.

It takes two to three hours from Minapin Village to Hapakun, a very pleasant and clean campsite. The local community of porters is hospitable, tourist-friendly, and very hardworking. Usually, we start trekking in the morning to avoid the heat of the sun. From Hapakun to Taghaphari (Rakaposhi Base Camp) it takes around 3 to 4 hours approximately. Night cramps can be deployed either at hapakun or Rakaposhi base camp. It entirely depends upon the schedule and the will of the planner. As both places are dear and clean to stay in a favorable environment.

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While heading to Diran Base Camp one has to cross the kacheli / Minapin Glacier which takes around 3 hours to cross. We can camp there at kacheli or diran base camp. But it again depends on the planner and what trekkers are willing to go and back in one day in 7 to 8 hours.

Itinerary – 9 Days Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek Nagar Valley & Hunza

Let’s pack up for some adventure trek to Rakaposhi Basecamp trek and Taghafari. We (Explore Nagar Tours & Travels) planned to conduct an amazing trek to Rakaposhi base camp, Diran base camp / Kacheli Lake trek. This trek route is located in the region of Minapin Village in the Nagar Valley of Northern Areas Gilgit-Baltistan. The trek is very close to the Karakoram highway. It has been considered very accessible and is compatible with all ages and people. You will find all on one while trekking toward Rakaposhi basecamp and divan base camp. You will be going through dense forests, meadows, pastures, peaks, grounds, camping sites and on top of that a one-view window of Iran and Rakaposhi peaks with the long paved main glacier.

This is one of the shortest and easiest treks leading to above 7000M Karakoram peaks base camps with a sweeping view from Rakaposhi to Diran. The Minapin Glacier spread down from the 16km long dense snowy ridge that connects the Rakaposhi and Diran. The excellent short and easy trek from Minapin to Rakaposhi Base Camp, also known as Tagaphari is the ideal introduction to Karakorum trekking that is an easy and soft adventure in the Karakorum Mountains.

It takes two to three hours from Minapin Village to Hapakun, a very pleasant and clean camp site. The local community of porters is hospitable, tourist-friendly, and very hardworking. Usually, we start trekking in the morning to avoid the heat of the sun. From Hapakun to Taghaphari (Rakaposhi Base Camp) it takes around 3 to 4 hours approximately. Night camps can be deployed either at hapakun or Rakaposhi base camp. It entirely depends upon the schedule and the will of the planner. As both places are dear and clean to stay in a favorable environment.

While heading to Diran Base Camp one has to cross the kacheli / Minapin Glacier that takes around 3 hours to cross. We can camp there at kacheli or diran base camp. But it again depends on the planner and what trekkers are willing to go and back in one day in 7 to 8 hours.

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Rakaposhi Basecamp Complete Itinerary

🗓 DURATION OF TOUR:
⏰ 9 Days, 8 Nights
🗓 From 21 March Till End of October


Day 0: Lahore
Departure From Lahore at 10 PM.
Travel To Rawalpindi

Day 01: Rawalpindi
There would be an introduction session in Rawalpindi Stopover about the Rakaposhi base camp trek.
Start Journey towards Chilas for a night stay. Travel Duration via besham: 12-13 hours.

Day 02: Chilas-Nagar
Drive to Nagar(10-12 hrs) via KKH and reach Nagar around 2-3 hours.
A Day tour in major places of Nagar. Particularly Recently revealed highest pissan cricket stadium.
Overnight Stay

Day 03: Minapin Nagar Valley
Early morning Continue trek from Minapin village to Hapakun that is 2800M (3 hours, 5.8 km and 800m ascent).Whole day trekking and activities at hapakun. Overnight stay in tents/camps.

Day 04: Minapin Village
Hapakun to Tagaphari 3300M (2-3 hours, 3km, 450m ascent) – a steep route/trail continues from Hapakun to Rakaposhi Base Camp, also known as Tagaphari. The trail eases off and contours the rocky slope for 30 minutes to a verdant bowl. You can have the view of Diran Peak, Rakaposhi and their interconnecting ice wall and finally come into full view. After reaching Tagaphari can climb the ridge to have a nice view of Hunza Valley and mountains. Rakaposhi base camp trek is one of the best adventures in Pakistan. Overnight in the tent.

Day 05: Kacheli / Diran Base Camp Trek
Trek to cross the minapin glacier to Diran Base Camp 3700 M and takes around 3-4 hrs to walk on moraine and Glacier. After Short Stay,
Start trek to Kachely Lake 4000 M.
Night Stay in camps in front of the mighty peaks of Rakaposhi and diran peak alongside the majestic views of kacheli lake.

Day 06: Route Back to Rakaposhi base camp / Taghaphari:
Start trek towards basecamp Rakaposhi by crossing base camp diran and minapin glacier. It takes around 4-5 hours to reach hapakun.
After short stay, start trek to minapin village and then transfer to hotel in nagar.

Day 7: Karimabad, Hunza Valley
A Day free for the local visits, Altit Fort, Baltit Fort.
At noon start travel from Hunza to juglot for night stay.

Day 8: Chilas
Drive to Chilas via Karakorum Highway. Overnight at hotel

Day 9: Rawalpindi/Islamabad
Early Morning Drive to Islamabad/Rawalpindi. Drop members and then travel to Lahore.
Reach Lahore at 2 am +-2hours.

SERVICE INCLUDED

◘ Luxury Booked Air Conditioned Transport
◘ 5 Breakfast
◘ 5 Delicious Dinner
◘ Photography
◘ Basic First-Aid and Tour Guidance
◘ 4 night’s hotel stays as per plan on 3/4 pax sharing (Beds + Mattresses)
◘ Local Music Arrangement (1)
◘ Bonfire @ Nagar
◘All tolls and taxes
Excludes

SERVICE EXCLUDED

The company cannot and will not provide you the following services. These are on your own.
◘ Porter or Horses
◘ Trekking gears (Trekking stick, backpacks, or raincoats)
◘ Any kind of cold drinks, water, or Tea (Except Company served Tea)
◘ Jeep Charges are not included if required due to Heavy Snowfall or similar cases
◘ The serious medical condition is on your own as the company will provide basic first aid only.
◘ Any personal meal/food order.
◘ Rescue Services in any unwanted situation
◘ Laundry
◘ Life Insurance
◘ Anything that is not included in the services included section.

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Ski Sports – Exploring Winter Sports Potential of Nagar

Ski Sports – Exploring Winter Sports Potential of Nagar

Under the subject of “Ski Sports – Exploring Winter Sports Potential of Nagar” Fun activities are the only thing that every kid agrees. But the need is to arrange in a proper means whether it is a sports games, activities or exercises.  No matter there is cold or snow outside but once there is enthusiasm or craze kids get overwhelmed and will get an adventure bug. Winter sports are one where extreme cold and snow are boarded everywhere. In meantime, a team from Nagar including boys and girls even kids under the supervision of NTPC went out to winter sports ski training in 2022 in the extreme cold of northern Pakistan HUNZA a short distance from Nagar.

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Alhamdollillah! youth of Nagar taking an active part in Winter Sports

A team of 26 boys and girls from Nagar valley participated in two-week-long training in Winter Sports in Ghulkin, Hunza. For the very first time in the history of Nagar valley boys, especially girls have taken part in winter sports training sessions to pursue their career in the sports ground. The Nagar tourism promotion committee has superbly arranged and successfully completed their first-ever winter sports project.

Winter sports Ski Training in Gulkin Hunza Valley

Boys and Girls trainees are confident and pleased with this successful training in collaboration between Hunza and Nagar districts. They learned how to interact between teams, safety guidelines, networking, and like-minded people where they always get motivated seeing each other’s progress.

Ski Sports – Exploring Winter Sports Potential of Nagar

For the first time, the youth of Nagar is much enthusiastic about these healthy activities that have more potential to create a successful career as a sportsperson.

Winter Sports Training – ICE Hockey Sports in Hunza Nagar

The above mentioned participants were trained for ice hockey as well. This will encourage local youth drive their interent from co-curricullar activities to extra-curricular activities. This will eventually give the introduction of inbuilt skills and getting motivation to participate in every platform.

AVA From Swiss in Hunza for ski training
Rosie Gabrielle Moved To Gilgit Baltistan

Rosie Gabrielle Moved To Gilgit Baltistan

Rosie Gabrielle Moved To Gilgit Baltistan. As per the post shared on her Instagram Handle, The long-anticipated wait is over! We are happy to share and announce that we have officially shifted to the north of Pakistan 🇵🇰

Neither of us is city people or “fit in” with societal “norms” and the system. We long for wide-open spaces, fresh air, peace, simple life, nature, and ADVENTURE!

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THE MOUNTAINS WERE CALLING

Although it was necessary for the time to be based in the city, we couldn’t wait to get out of there. After 10 long months living in Lahore, we finally made the move and shifted our entire life up here- indefinitely.

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IT WAS A BIG MOVE!

With travel restrictions still in force around the globe making getting around too complicated, we decided to stay put for a while here in Pk. But that meant moving somewhere we both could thrive a bit better.

Looking to take the stressful pressures off ourselves, focusing more on being present, being in nature, having an adventure at our fingertips, and generally living a more simple life, this is the PERFECT place to be.

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Rosie Gabrielle Moved To Gilgit Baltistan

We have SO MANY things to share with you about living life in a small village tucked in the mountains. It truly is a DREAM come to true MASHALLAH we are so blessed 💓🙏🏼

Stay tuned for lots of amazing new content (time to work on and upload pending content) wonderful stories and epic adventures with our little family 💓

Rosie Gabrielle Moved To Gilgit Baltistan Explore Nagar Travels-min
Rosie Gabrielle Moved To Gilgit Baltistan Explore Nagar Travels-min
Rakaposhi Stranded Climbers and Huge Development Today

Rakaposhi Stranded Climbers and Huge Development Today

Rakaposhi Stranded Climbers and Huge Development Today. Wajidullah Nagari and Czech Republican climbers had summited the rarely summited Rakaposhi peak(7788m) from a very new route from Juglot Goro.

Expert Alpine Climber from Nagar Valley Wajidullah Nagari

Soon after they scaled the peak and decided they’re descend, one of the Czech republican got some health issues i.e. frostbite and height illness. The other two climbers have started to manage this situation but they failed to take away out and as a result. Wajidullah Nagar has called for a Rescue operation and sent SOS.

Read More: Mission Rakaposhi (7788m) Summit Successfully Done By Wajidullah, Jakub, and Peter 2021

Rakaposhi Stranded Climbers and Huge Development Today

This happened almost in the evening times on September 11, 2021. Local, family members have started informing the authorities and prominent leaders of the emergency call. Anyways, after the timely intervention of Deputy Commissioner Nagar, Mr. Zulqarnain, MLA Ayub Waziri, Finance Minister GB Mr. Javaid Manwa with other social workers, made possible for the arrangements of helicopter rescue operation next morning.

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The consecutive two days operation winded up with no outcomes due to weather although they planned some expert climbers from Hunza (Mr. Joshi and Mr. Kareem Hayat). After the recommendation from locals and experts more expert climbers called from Skardu and hence Sajid Sadpara came on 14 September.

On 14 September there a huge development occur, last day helicopter has pointed to the location of the stuck climbers. So next day at around 6:30 AM is they started the operation taking necessary ropes, food items, some communication devices with some dresses. However, after an hour or a short, they have contracted his brother Khairallah about the picking up of food items and said that they started their descend with the help of received ropes.

Rakaposhi Stranded Climbers and Huge Development Today

Finana Minister Gilgit Baltistan Javaid Manwa:

As per the finance minister, Wajidullah Nagari and Czech Climbing team would be rescued with good health at any cost.

Moreover, Javaid Manwa has assured them that the operation named Rakaposhi Rescue Mission is incredibly managing by the FCNA team and all credit goes to them that they have dedicatedly initiated this campaign without any delay and they assured that they will utilize every possible way to vacate the climbers back to the homes safe, healthy and sound.

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Adding more to it, finance minister Javaid Manwa said, with the help of Pak Army on a third of operation, food items and other important items have been dropped that has been received by Wajidullah Nagari which was confirmed too. So, they started to descend till at 6000m. So that they could be airlift or may be Wajidullah Nagari and another healthy climber would keep their descend to record this summit successfully to the whole world۔

Member Legislative Assembly Gilgit Baltistan Ayub Waziri

Lastly, Javaid Manwa has thanked the force commander northern areas, MLA Muhammad Ayub Waziri, Former Minister Muhammad Ali Quaid, or technical teams i.e Abdul Joshi, Sajid Sadpara, Kareem, Nazari, and others who played a pivotal role in the success of this rescue operation.

Rakaposhi Stranded Climbers and Huge Development Today 4
Rakaposhi Stranded Climbers and Huge Development Today 4

Team Needed for ground Rescue operation at Rakaposhi:

“The Georgian team that has summited Saraghrar Peak in Chitral, has shown interest to take part in this operation as they would have all equipment.”

However, tonight there was a meeting help with local teams, climbers, and former experts about the planning of operation on the 4th day. And they considered the Georgian team to call from Chitral to Nagar valley but that was not yet completely decided. But hope the team members, Archil Badriashvili, Baqar Gelashvili, and Giorgi Tepnadze will join today.

Facts About Rakaposhi Peak Nagar

Rescue Operation Launched for Stuck Climbers at Rakaposhi

Rescue Operation Launched for Stuck Climbers at Rakaposhi

Rescue Operation Launched for Stuck Climbers at Rakaposhi. A team of 3 climbers(one Pakistani Wajidullah Nagari and two Czech Republicans Peter Macek and Jakob Vicek) was stuck at 6900m after being done with the push successfully.

Rakaposhi Peak is located in Nagar Valley of Gilgit Baltistan, referring to the incident Deputy Commissioner Nagar Mr. Zulqarnain has escalated the issue to the authorities about the arrangements of helicopters to rescue
Wajidullah Nagari and other two climbers at Rakaposhi.

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Condition of Czech Republican Climbers

The reason to be stranded at this high altitude is due to, one of the Czech Republican Climbers got frostbite and can’t even move so that is the only reason that the other two climbers cannot move down until any rescue operation to airlift the ill one.

Wajidullah Nagari and the other two members have chosen a very new route to summit Rakaposhi mountain and they succeeded on September 10, 2021.

Read More: Mission Rakaposhi (7788m) Summit Successfully Done By Wajidullah, Jakub, and Peter 2021

Note that, two days ago Wajidullah Nagari has done the most difficult summit with his co-climbers by following a new route from
south ridge.

Condition of Rakaposhi Mountain Stuck Climbers:

Stuck climbers at Rakaposhi mount are in contact with few people and he assured that he and other climbers are in good condition except the one who got frostbite. On 12 September, army helicopters have tried hard to fly and locate the members but after multiple visits weather has not allowed them to fly smoothly and Abdul Joshi’s service can also not possibly avail in recovering.

Rescue Operation Launched for Stuck Climbers at Rakaposhi

To Rescue the stuck climbers at Rakaposhi, Today on 13 September 2021, an army rescue operation has been launched yesterday that was not possible to search due to bad weather but it will be again launched today if weather permits them.

Today aerial and ground search operation both will be planned to recover the climbers as soon as possible.

9 Facts About Rakaposhi Peak Nagar

Wajidullah Nagari Pushed Rakaposhi & Declared 2nd in Pakistan, at age of 41 becomes the 2nd Pakistani to ascent Rakaposhi Peak with a brand new route after 23 years from South Spur/Ridge. The last successful expedition was done in 1997.

9 Facts About Rakaposhi Peak 7788m Nagar
Wajidullah Nagari Pushed Rakaposhi and Declared 2nd in Pakistan

Wajidullah Nagari Pushed Rakaposhi and Declared 2nd in Pakistan

Wajidullah Nagari Pushed Rakaposhi & Declared 2nd in Pakistan, at age of 41 becomes the 2nd Pakistani to ascent Rakaposhi Peak with a brand new route after 23 years from South Spur/Ridge. The last successful expedition was done in 1997. But domestically last successful summit was successfully pushed in by Col. Sher Khan and now after 42 years, Wajidullah Nagari has summited following a brand new route.

Facts about Rakaposhi Mountain 7788m:

Rakaposhi is the world’s 27th, Pakistan’s 12th highest peak, and the third most beautiful peak in the world.

Wajidullah Nagari Pushed Rakaposhi:

As per Khairullah Nagari, a brother of Wajidullah Nagari has confirmed the summit news via a message received from climber Wajid that Wajidullah Nagari pushed Rakaposhi. And mentioned their descent after the summit push.

Noted that: Rakaposhi Peak Nagar can be seen from Gilgit, Hunza as well but the original feed and major attractions can be found in Nagar Valley.

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Rakaposhi Peak Dangerous to Summit:

This Peak has a dangerous steep route and it is much difficult to make a successful trip.

It is the only peak in the whole world that has a 5000m, straight uphill wall that no other peak does from the base camp. So Wajidullah Nagari Pushed Rakaposhi bravely.

Rakaposhi Peak Nagar is way technical and risky due to the changing weather frequently at any time. That is why Rakaposhi is also called “Mother of Mist”.  

The most dangerous part of Rakaposhi Peak is, there is unexpected avalanches that hit at any time and it’s usual. Many climbers have lost their lives.

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Rakaposhi Climbers 2021:

Rakaposhi climbers in mission Rakaposhi 2021 consist of a Pakistani Climber from District Nagar, Wajidullah Nagrai, and two co-climbers from the Czech Republic Mr. Peter and Mr. Jakub.

Total Days of Rakaposhi Mountain Summit:

Rakaposhi Summit was done on the 10th day by the complete summiting days including both sides would be winded up in 12 to 13 days.

Total Expeditions of Rakaposhi Peak:

There is a total of 26 expeditions takes place starting from 1896 but out of only 9 expeditions successfully pushed.

Declaration from Alpine Club of Pakistan:

Mr. Karrar Haidari of the Alpine Club of Pakistan confirmed the successful ascent of Rakaposhi with two Czech republicans.

Why Rakaposhi Peak is so much famous?

Although Rakaposhi is the 27th highest in the world and 12th in Pakistan but the best part of its fame is only the beauty. Its beautiful ice wall can be seen from different areas of Gilgit. Particularly when you drive on the KKH Nagar Valley section you would be having an incredible view of Rakaposhi from different angles from different villages event the opposite of Nagar, Hunza Valley.

Rakaposhi Mountain First Climbers:

Rakaposhi mountain was first time climbed by UK expedition led by Mike Bank and  Tom Patey 1958.

First Climber Wajidullah Nagari from Nagar Submitted Rakaposhi:

Soon After Wajidullah Nagari Pushed Rakaposhi, the people of Nagar valley feels, he has given strength to the mountaineering community by Scaling Rakaposhi that was left unscaled for years. He has made the people of Nagar feel proud in the tourism industry and proved that local geeks can perform well across high altitude peaks even without any sponsor or aid.

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Rakaposhi Meaning:

Rakaposhi has previously known Raki-poshi, which means house of fairies.

9 Wonderful Facts About Rakaposhi Peak 7788m:

Mission Rakaposhi Summit Successfully done 2021
Mission Rakaposhi Summit has Successfully done 2021

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