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Diran Peak BC Trek

Diran Peak BC Trek

$1300 $1050 / per person
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We organize Minapin Trek with fixed departure from Islamabad or may join us in Karimabad-Hunza Valley. Explore the Hunza-Nagar Valley and discover the trekking in the Karakorum. You may meet the people, experience the culture and adventure in the Northern Areas of Pakistan.

 

This trek is located in the region of Minapin Village in the Nagar Valley of Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan), has very easy access from Karakorum Highway (KKH) or Karimabad Hunza. It is one of the easiest treks in the Karakorum that suits to all level of physical fitness and age, gives all the taste of walking including crossing the 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 sweeps down from the 16 km long fluted 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 an ideal introduction of Karakorum trekking, that is a very soft adventure in the Karakorum Mountains.

 

It is 2-3 hrs from Minapin Village to Hapakun, is very nice and clean camp-site, very easy walk on the easy trail. The camping site people are nice and co-operate, better to start in the morning in order to avoid the heat of the sun. Then from Hapakun to Rakaposhi Base Camp is also 3-4 hrs easy walk. There are also fixed camping sites where you can spend the nights, all are clean with water

 

For the Diran Base Camp has to cross the Katchelly Glacier that takes 2-3 hrs on the moraine to go. It is the option to go and back in one day that will take 6-7 hrs or may go and can spend the night there, in the morning can back to Tagaphari or you can stay in the Tagaphari just walk or trek around, are fixable options.

  • Departure
    Islamabad to Islamabad

Tour Plan

1

Day 01: Arrival to Islamabad

Arrival to Islamabad airport and transfer to hotel, in the rest time of sightseeing in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, visit of the largest mosque in Asia and old local Bazaar
2

Day 02: Drive to Chilas

Drive to Chilas (10-12 hrs) via Naran and Babu Sar Pass or on the Karakoram Highway, overnight at hotel in Chilas,
3

Day 03: Chilas to Hunza

Continue from Chilas to Karimabad-Hunza via Gilgit, overnight at hotel
4

Day 04: Trek to the Ultar Meadow

Full day to trek to the Ultar Meadow and back to Karimabad, walk around and evening drive to Minapin village ( 2000 M), overnight in the tents or hotel
5

Day 05: Drive to Minapin & Trek to Hapakun

Trek from: Minapin to Hapakun 2800M (3 hours, 5.8 km and 800 m ascent) It takes maximum 3 hours to reach Hapakun (2800 M), a grassy meadow, from Diran Guesthouse situated at Minapin Village.
6

Day 06: Trek From Hapakun to Tagaphari

Hapakun to Tagaphari 3300M (2-3 hours, 3km, 450m ascent), a steep trail continues from Hapakun to 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. Overnight in the tent
7

Day 07: Trek to Diran Base Camp

Trek to cross the glacier to Diran Base Camp 3700 M and takes around 3-4 hrs to walk on moraine and Glacier, overnight in the tent
8

Day 08: Trek to Katchelly Lake

In the morning trek to Katchelly Lake 4000 M and back to camp then cross the Glacier to Tagaphari, overnight in the tent
9

Day 09: Back to Minapin Then Karimabad

Trek back to Minapin 3-4 hrs then drive to Karimabad, overnight at hotel
10

Day 10: Free Day at Karimabad

Day free for the local visits, Altit Fort, Baltit Fort and overnight stay at hotel
11

Day 11: Drive to Chilas

Drive to Chilas on Karakorum Highway, overnight at hotel
12

Day 12: Drive back to Islamabad

Continue to drive towards Islamabad, overnight at hotel
13

Day 13: Departure from Islamabad 

Departure from Islamabad (drop to the airport)

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What's included?

Foreign tourists (non-Pakistani)
  • Government trekking permit fees/paperwork
  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)
  • Airport transfer on first and last day
  • All domestic flights and transfers
  • Road transport in Pakistan
  • Hotel accommodation in Pakistan (twin sharing rooms)
  • Trekking accommodation in Pakistan (twin sharing tents)
  • Hotel meals in Pakistan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Trekking meals in Pakistan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • All camping site fees and bridge fees
  • Trekking logistics (tents, non-personal equipment, and tools)
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s), etc.)
  • Porters for trekking equipment, kitchen (supplies, tools, equipment, crockery, gas) and personal luggage
Domestic tourists (Pakistani Nationals)
  • Licensed professional guide
  • Road transport from Skardu to Askole/Hushe and return
  • Trekking accommodation in Pakistan (twin sharing dome tents)
  • All trekking meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All camping site fees and bridge fees
  • Trekking logistics (mess & kitchen tents, non-personal equipment, and tools)
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s), etc. – according to need)
  • Porters for trekking equipment, kitchen (supplies, tools, equipment, crockery, gas) and personal luggage (12.5kg maximum allowed
  • Porters for mountaineering equipment

What's not included?

Foreign tourists (non-Pakistani)
  • Travel Insurance (recommendations only)
  • Visa to Pakistan (supporting documents offered)
  • International airfare
  • Personal equipment (list provided on registration or request)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff, etc.
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir, etc.)
Domestic tourists (Pakistani Nationals)
  • Government trekking permit (not required)
  • Airport transfers in Islamabad and Skardu (can be organized – additional charges)
  • Domestic flights to Skardu and return (can be organized – additional charges)
  • Road transfers from Islamabad to Skardu and return (can be organized – additional charges)
  • Sightseeing in Islamabad, Skardu and surrounding areas
  • Hotel accommodation in Islamabad and Skardu (can be organized – additional charges)
  • Hotel meals in Islamabad and Skardu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Travel insurance (recommendations can be requested)
  • Visa to Pakistan (not required)
  • International airfare for overseas Pakistani
  • Personal equipment (list provided on registration or request)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff, etc.
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir, etc.)

**Before requesting to register with us for this trip, we encourage intending participant that he/she should read and understand the following terms and conditions. Kindly note it, Do this tour at your own risk. For any query about the plan, please contact the mentioned contacts.

  • Reservations:
Reservations can be made by mailing. The Tour cost is strictly based on the itinerary and the total number of hotel and camp nights mentioned therein. If the trip has to be delayed due to bad weather, road washouts, canceled or delayed flights, sickness, Government restrictions or any other contingency for which “The Karakoram Ventures” cannot make provisions, the resulting extra cost for such delay is not included.
  • Form of payment:
Advance payment 30 % of the land cost for the booking confirmation will be accepted via online transfer or deposit to the Bank account of The Karakorum Ventures. Rest of the Payment only will be accepted only in cash or a certified cheque.
  • Cancellation & Refund:
Cancellation must be notified either by a phone call or by email to the mentioned email address of The Karakoram Ventures. Cancellation charges shall be levied as follows: 30 days before departure 25 % of the advance booking fee, 29 – 15 days before departure 50 % of the land cost, 14 to 1 day before departure 90% of the land cost. No refund will be given for any unused portion of the trip. The host reserves the right to cancel the trip without prior notice for any reasons deemed appropriate by them. In such a case the registered participants will receive a full refund.
  • Insurance:
Visitors are advised to get the insurance that covers cancellation, accidents, health emergency evacuation, helicopter rescue, and loss or damage of baggage and personal effects. This insurance must be arranged directly with your agent/insurance company.
  • Baggage:
Every member is entitled to bring a maximum weight of 15 kg (International clients) and 10 kg (national clients) of personal baggage. Any excess baggage portage will be charged separately.
  • Change of Itinerary:
Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made only where deem advisable for the safety and comfort of the client.
  • Liability:
The Karakoram Ventures, its agents and employees will not be liable for any injury, death, damage, loss, accident, delay, theft, irregularity or acts of God, either by the acts of any company or person engaged in conducting the tour.
  • Responsibilities:
The Karakoram Ventures will provide transports, accommodations, meals and other necessary requirements which are mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Ethical Considerations:
Each participant should treat other Club member with respect, dignity, and honor. Use of violent behavior including altercation, insinuations of indecent kind, verbal and physical abuse and assault, aggravated behavior, or any other act amounting to unbecoming of member are strictly prohibited. Special respect for female members would be exercised. Sportsmen spirit shall be displayed at all times.
  • Drugs:
Using drugs or found party to drug sale or possession is strictly prohibited.
  • Team Work:
Our trip is expected to be an adventure trip and we will be camping using tents which will be erected with the help of the participants. All participants are expected to help each other to erect tents and to follow the instructions of Team Leader. It should be noted carefully that we will not use hotels for lodging until and unless we are facing unavoidable circumstances.
  • Cultural Considerations:
Photos and movies are permitted to be shot during our trip provided it is not objectionable to local people or any participant particularly females. These photos and movies are aimed for personal use only.
  • Environmental Care
All members would give due care for the local environmental care. Garbage (tins. Water bottles, wrappers, etc.) Shall be suitably disposed of without polluting water sources.
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