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2-Rakaposhi Basecamp (3900m) 6 nights, 7 days

Rakaposhi view point hotel & Restaurant, Ghumat nagar, Gilgit
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The Rakaposhi Basecamp Trek is a popular hiking route in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, known for its stunning views of the Rakaposhi mountain. Here are some details about the trek:

Location: The trek starts from the village of Minapin, which is located in the Nagar Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The valley is about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Gilgit, the capital city of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Duration: The duration of the trek varies depending on the pace of the hikers and the chosen itinerary. Generally, it takes about 6 to 8 days to complete the trek, including both ascent and descent.

Difficulty Level: The Rakaposhi Basecamp Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek. While it doesn’t require technical climbing skills, it does involve steep and rugged terrain, high altitude, and requires a good level of physical fitness.

Highlights: The trek offers breathtaking views of the Rakaposhi mountain, which stands at an elevation of 7,788 meters (25,551 feet). You’ll pass through beautiful alpine meadows, dense forests, and glacier moraines. The basecamp itself provides a close-up view of the towering Rakaposhi peak and surrounding glaciers.

Permits: To undertake the Rakaposhi Basecamp Trek, you’ll need a trekking permit from the Gilgit-Baltistan Council or the local authorities. It’s advisable to arrange the necessary permits in advance through a registered tour operator.

Guides and Porters: It’s recommended to hire local guides and porters who are familiar with the area and can assist you throughout the trek. They can provide valuable insights, help with navigation, and carry the heavy load, allowing you to enjoy the trek more comfortably.

Accommodation: Along the trekking route, there are basic guesthouses and camping sites available for overnight stays. However, the facilities are minimal, so it’s advisable to carry your own camping gear, including a tent, sleeping bag, and cooking equipment.

Best Time to Trek: The best time to undertake the Rakaposhi Basecamp Trek is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is relatively stable and the trails are accessible. However, it’s important to check the weather conditions before starting the trek, as the region can be prone to sudden weather changes.

Safety Precautions: As with any high-altitude trek, it’s important to take proper safety precautions. Acclimatization is crucial, so make sure to spend a couple of days in Minapin or nearby areas to adjust to the altitude. It’s also recommended to carry essential trekking gear, including appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear, first aid kit, and sufficient food and water supplies.


  • • Day 01: Departure from Islamabad to Hunza
  • • Day 02: A warmup trek to Malika Mo Shikari, Ultar view point & bazar tour.
  • Night stay at Karimabad, Hunza.
  • • Day 03: Trek from Minapin to Hapakun(2800m), 3 hours & 5.8km
  • Then to Taghafari(Rakaposhi bc)3300m, 3 hours, 3km
  • Views of DIran peak & Rakaposhi, night stay in tent.
  • • Day 04: Trek to Katchelly lake 4000m and back to camp and overnight in tent.
  • • Day 05: Trek back to Minapin, 3-4 hours & drive to Karimabad, Hunza for night stay.
  • • Day 06: Rest day with Baltit and Altit forts visit, Karimabad.
  • • Day 07: Departure to Islamabad.

  • • Transport: High roof/Coaster, Islamabad to Hunza and back.
  • • Food: 3 meals
  • • Accommodation: Hotels & camps (3 person sharing)
  • • Guides charges, Porters, Camps
  • • Basic first aid
  • personal snacks, personal equipment (sleeping bags, sleeping mattresses, clothes etc), natural hazards or accidents is not included.

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Rakaposhi view point hotel & Restaurant, Ghumat nagar, Gilgit
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