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Minapin – Rakaposhi Base Camp

 
Minapin – Rakaposhi Base Camp

Page Type: Route

Location: Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan, Asia

Lat/Lon: 36.00000°N / 74.00000°E

Object Title: Minapin – Rakaposhi Base Camp

Route Type: Hiking, Mountaineering, Mixed

Season: Spring, Summer

Time Required: A few days

Difficulty: Moderate

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Page By: Afzal

Created/Edited: Jan 11, 2011 / Jan 11, 2011

Object ID: 691091

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Minapin – Rakaposhi Base Camp

Minapin is located on the left side of the Hunza River, can be reached by some one hour hiking from Pisan (2445m), and located on the Karakoram Highway. A guest house at Minapin is available. The best period for this route is May to September each year.

 
Rakaposhi (7788-M/25550-F), Karakoram, Pakistan
Rakaposhi
From Minapin follow the route that is seeing climbing south just behind the guest house. For the first only some kilometers the ascent is vertical and tough, it crosses the incurable moraine of the Minapin Glacier. As you move forward more, keeping to the left of the glacier, the entire Rakaposhi-Diran ridge line comes into sight. After another 6 hours hike you come to tiny cabin where the night can be spent. The route continues along the left side of Minapin Glacier and at last arrives at a green pasture; this is the base camp for Rakaposhi (7788m). The Rakaposhi peak can also be reached from Jaglot and the base camp can be established west of Rakaposhi in the Biro Glacier basin.

Getting There

Gilgit can be reached from Islamabad by air or by road along the Karakoram Highway. From Gilgit find a local van, jeep or bus or hire a private van or jeep Pisan or for Karimabad Hunza, Baltit,. Baltit, Aliabad, Karimabad and Ganesh are located close to each other. Karimabad locates overlooking the Karakoram Highway; it is a tourist town with modern hotels, eating places and other facilities, like telephone and internet.
 
Hunza Valley, Pakistan
Hunza Valley, Pakistan
It also provides a panoramic views of Hunza valley as well as Rakaposhi (7788m) Diran (7257m), south of the river, and Hachindar Chish (7163m), Ultar Peak (7329m) and Ultar Glacier on the north side of the river. At Baltit there is an 8th century fort perched high on a ridge. Another old fort is situated at Altit, near Baltit, a village across of Ultar stream.

Route Description

Mount Rakaposhi (7788-m)
Mount Rakaposhi (7788-m)

From Minapin follow the route that is seeing climbing south just behind the guest house. For the first only some kilometers the ascent is vertical and tough, it crosses the incurable moraine of the Minapin Glacier. As you move forward more, keeping to the left of the glacier, the entire Rakaposhi-Diran ridge line comes into sight. After another 6 hours hike you come to tiny cabin where the night can be spent. The route continues along the left side of Minapin Glacier and at last arrives at a green pasture; this is the base camp for Rakaposhi (7788m). The Rakaposhi peak can also be reached from Jaglot and the base camp can be established west of Rakaposhi in the Biro Glacier basin.

Essential Gear

Basic Mountaineering and Hiking gears are required.

Images

Rakaposhi 7788m KarakoramRakaposhi as seen from KKHRakaposhi 7788m elevationNagar Valley, Pakistan