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Pakistan Mirshikar Peak (5486M) Hunza/Nagar - [ Expeditions ]

Range:             Karakoram

Altitude:          5486m

Zone:               Open

Duration:         13 Days

Best Time:        June - October

 

This is the easiest trek starts from Minapin Nagar (2012m) the nearest trek from KKH Road to 7000m peaks base camp of Rakhposhi and Diran. It leads from Kachali Lake to MirShikar base Camp. Furthermore one day trek takes us to Hapakun (2804), which is a place from where we can have a bird view of Hunza and Nagar valley. This stage takes us to the Tagafri Meadows Diran Glacier from the top end which is known as Kechali lake Mirshikar peak.

 
ITINERARY:

Day 01          Islamabad

Arrive Islamabad. Meet at the airport and transfer to hotel.

Overnight hotel.

Day 02          Gilgit          

Fly to Gilgit 1 hr (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 or Chilas - Hunza (100km from Gilgit or 250km from Chilas)

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

Overnight hotel.

Day 04          Hunza- Minapin - Hapakun (2860m)

Drive to Minapin (2245m) half an hour and trek to Hapakun 3-4 hrs. A steep slope starts from Minapin. The entire trek is through a Juniper forest.  Overnight camp.

Day 05          Hapakun - Tagafari (3450m)

Continue trek under the Juniper forest for about 3-4 hours to Tagafari. Another steep climbing day. Rest of the day will be free to explore the area. This is also a base camp for Rakaposhi (7788m). Overnight camp.

Day 06          Kacheli Lake (3950m)

Walk from Tagafari to Kacheli Lake.

Overnight camp.

Day 07          Higher Camp (4870m)         

Climb easy grade snowy slopes for 6-7 hours to the higher camp from where we have beautiful views of north Faces of Diran and Rakaposhi. 

Overnight camp.

Day 08          Kacheli Camp

Leave the camp past midnight and continue climb to the summit. Some of the most amazing views of Rakaposhi, Diran, Ultar, Lady Finger and both Hunza and  Nagar Valleys. Climb down to the camp at Kacheli.

Overnight Camp

Day 09          Tagafari - Minapin

Trek down to Kacheli and continue to Minapin. Overnight Guest House.

Day 10          Besham

Drive to Besham (14-15 hrs) along the Indus, which divides the Karakorum and Himalayas as it enters Pakistan below Ladakh. From here we will follow the West bank of Indus to Besham (altitude 850 m) a small transit village fast becoming a town. Overnight hotel.

Day 11          Taxila - Islamabad

Morning drive on KKH to Islamabad. Leave the Indus River at Thakot by crossing a bridge and continue through Chatar plains, Mansehra and Abbotabad.

En-route visit Taxila. (Taxila ranks among the great archaeological finds of the world. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 327 BC, it progressed under the Mauryans and the Great Kushans and became a learning centre. Destroyed by the White Huns it finally fell to the invading troops of Mahmud of Ghazni in 1000 AD).

Overnight hotel.

Day 12           Full day for sightseeing at Islamabad/Rawalpindi.

                     Overnight hotel.

Day 13           Transfer to airport for your homebound flight.

 



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