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Pakistan Hunza/Rash Peak (5098m) - [ Expeditions ]

Range:             Karakoram

Altitude:          5098m

Zone:               Open

Duration:         12 Days

Best Time:        June - October

 

The trek of Rash Peak is one of the easiest and interesting trek if weather allowed trekkers can easily see Broad Peak (8047m) and Gasherbrum 4 (7925m). This is the best trekking route for beginners and novices, but equally interesting for experienced trekkers to climb Rush Peak. It starts from Hopper valley and stroll through the terraced fields and experience some walking on glaciers after reaching the junction point of Barpu and Bualter Glaciers, one can view the beautiful pose of the Rash Peak. Some local legends talk about the gender of these glaciers.

 
ITINERARY:

Day 01          Islamabad

Arrival Islamabad. Meet at the airport and transfer to Hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 02          Gilgit   

Fly to Gilgit (subject to weather). Upon arrival transfer to Hotel.

Overnight Hotel.

In case of cancellation of flight drive (12-14 hrs) by coach to Chilas on Karakorum Highway.  Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 03          Gilgit/Chilas - Hunza

Drive on KKH through the legendary Hunza where peace and contentment prevails.

Overnight hotel.

Day 04          Barpu Giram (3000m)

Drive to Hoper and trek on Hoper glacier and will pass through Nagar valley. Trek on Hoper glacier for about 3/4 hours.

Overnight camp.

Day 05          Chidin Harar (4440m)

From Barpu Giram to Chidin Harar it is a steep climb of over 1100m. From Bericho Kor the trail rises steadily. It's a 3-4 hrs climb to the ridge top.  Overnight camp.

Day 06          Rash Peak (5098m)

Another one hour to a small pass, beyond which you cross a plateau for 30 minutes, passing the first running streams since Hoper to Rash Lake. Return to Chidin Harar.

Overnight camp.

Day 07           Karimabad

Trek to Huru and drive to Karimabad. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08          Hunza

Visit the 987 years old Altit Fort, and the 610 years old Baltit fort. The Fort lies on a rocky outcrop at the base of the Ultar Nala.

Overnight hotel.

Day 09          Drive back to Gilgit. Half day sightseeing around Gilgit.

Overnight hotel.

Day 10          Islamabad/Besham

Fly to Islamabad or drive to Besham (355 km) on Karakorum Highway along the Indus.

Overnight hotel.

Day 11          Besham - Taxila - Islamabad

Morning drive on KKH to Islamabad. En-route visit Taxila, (40 km) north of Islamabad.

We will leave the Indus River at Thakot by crossing a bridge and continue through Chatar plains, Mansehra and  Abbotabad. Overnight hotel.

Day 12 Fly out. Farewells meet. Transfer to airport for your return flight home.

 



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