Rakaposhi is a mountain in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. It is situated in the Nagar Valley approximately 100 km north of the city of Gilgit. Rakaposhi means “shining wall” in the local language. Rakaposhi is also known as Dumani (“Mother of Mist”). It is ranked 27th highest in the world and 12th highest in Pakistan, but it is more popular for its beauty than its rank might suggest.
Rakaposhi was first climbed in 1958 by Mike Banks and Tom Patey, members of a British-Pakistani expedition, via the Southwest Spur/Ridge route. Both of them suffered minor frostbite during the ascent. Another climber slipped and fell on the descent and died during the night.
Rakaposhi (7788)-Haramosh Hramosh (7419) are a sub range of the Karakoram range. They are located in Nagar Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan. They are bordered by Barpu and the Chogo Lungma Glaciers in the north, by the Shigar River in the east, by the Gilgit and Indus Rivers in the south, and by the Hunza River in the west.
The two namesake peaks, Rakaposhi (25,551 ft) and Haramosh (24,308 ft), are among the largest in the world in terms of rise above local terrain, due to their positions near very low valleys. Rakaposhi rises dramatically above a bend in the Hunza River, forming the western anchor of the range, while Haramosh stands on the north side of the Indus River, in the south-central portion of the range.
Rakaposhi is 27th highest in the world and 12th highest in Pakistan, but it is more popular for its beauty than its rank might suggest., it is one of the magnificent pyramids in the world. The peak can be climb from all sides. Dominating the horizon it is constantly visible from Karakoram Highway. The scene from Hunza is awesome and beyond admirable. Its perpetual glacier adds thrill of delight that belongs to the beauty of Hunza.
Martin Conway explored this peak in 1892; he could not find way to summit. But later on British/Pakistani joint joined expedition conquered in Jun, 1958 by Mike Banks and Tom Patey . The North Rich was climbed in1979 Japanese university members, Eiho Ohtani and Matsushi Yamashita of Waseda.
|Day 01||Arrival In Islamabad||Hotel|
|Day 02||Fly to islamabad subject to weather,Drive to Chilas||11-12||Hotel|
|Day 03||Drive from Chilas to Gilgit||5-6||Hotel|
|Day 04||Drive to Bagrot overnight||Camp|
|Day 05||Trek to Bilchar||Camp|
|Day 06||Trek to Base camp||Camp|
|Day 7-35||Climbing Period||Camp|
|Day 36||Trek back to Bagrot campsite||Camp|
|Day 37||Drive to Gilgit||Hotel|
|Day 38||Fly to Islamabad ,subject to weather,Drive to Chilas||9-10 hrs||Hotel|
|Day 39||Drive Besham to to Islamabad||8-9hrs||Hotel|
|Day 40||onward to your destination|