Diran is a mountain in the Karakorum Range of the Northern Areas of Pakistan. This pyramid shaped mountain lies in the East of Rakaposhi (7,788m).Diran was first climbed in 1968 by three Austrians Rainer Goeschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell. Earlier attempts by a German expedition in 1959 and anAustralian expedition in 1964 was unsuccessful.Like other peaks in Pakistan it has also two names Diran Peak and Minapin Peak. It is situated in Rakaposhi and Haramosh mountain region near the Minapin, Hinarchi and Baultar glaciers.
It is easily accessible because of the Karakoram Highway.
A three member Austrian expedition, which included Rainer Goschl,
Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell,
climbed this peak in 1968. They set up camp-1 at 4800m. Big crevasses,
inclement weather and deep snow are recorded between camp-1 at 4800m and camp-II at 5500m.
It was the camp-III at 6300m that the party was able to reach the peak,
which it termed as a “big summit plateau”.Their line of ascent, a rising traverse across the convoluted North Face to reach the crest of the .West Ridge and then back up this to the summit,has become the standard route on the mountain.
Although technically very straightforward in good snow condition
(30 degree on the face and around 40 degree on the
|Day 01||Arrival In Islamabad||Hotel|
|Day 02||Fly to islamabad subject to weather,Drive to Chilas||11-12||Hotel|
|Day 03||Drive Chilas to Mina Pin village over night Guest hous||9-10||Hotel|
|Day 04||Trek Mina pin to Hapakun||4-5||Camp|
|Day 05||Trek Hapakun to Taghaphari||3-4||Camp|
|Day 06||Trek Taghaphari to Diran Base Camp||5-6||Camp|
|Day 07-29||Climbing Period||Camp|
|Day 30||Trek down to Taghaphari||Camp|
|Day 31||Trek Taghaphari to Minapin village and Drive to Karimabad||Camp|
|Day 32||Sightseeing in Karimabad||Camp|
|Day 33||Drive Karimabad to Chilas||9-10||Camp|
|Day 34||Drive Chilas to Islamabad||11-12||Hotel|
|Day 35||Onward to your destination|