Rupal Peak is located on the southern side of the Rupal Valley which is more famously known for the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat, the highest face in the world extending over dour vertical kilometres from the floor. Rupal Peak is not too difficult to climb and is ideal for someone looking for an introduction to climbing in the Asian ranges. It mainly involves climbing on snow slops with few short sections of easy ice. It could be compared to the group B Trekking Peaks in Nepal for difficulty yet receives a fraction of the climbers and requires no red tape to climb, unlike Nepal.
Rupal Peak is located in the far western aspect of the Himalaya in Pakistan,s Northern Areas. It lies just 9km from the Pakistani province of Azad Kashmir to the south-West and the 42km from Indian Province of Jammu Kashmir. Despite its relatively sensitive position the mountain is easy to visit from Gilgit, the largest settlement in the Gilgit-Baltistan. Rupal Peak can first be viewed a short distance west of the village of Tarashing, which is the gateway to the Rupal Valley.
Rupal Peak was first climbed in 1964 and has received a steady stream of climbers ever since. The Peak is either 5642m or 5584m depending on which map you refer to. A number of routes are possible with the Western route being the most popular due it being the easiest with minimal objective dangers. The climb involves short sections of W13 but is generally easy.
Day-1: Rawalpindi-Islamabad Sightseeing
Arrival at Islamabad, transfer to hotel, after shower and some rest City tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Rawalpindi is lively bustling City with the crowded streets and colourful bazaars, through its lacks the grand monuments, The bazaar should appeal to anyone with the desire to see the real Pakistan, Islamabad is new Capital 36 years old well-planed City of Pakistan is lush green at the footsteps of Potohar hills. We shall visit Faisal Mosque, Shakarpearian Park with a visit to Lock versa, Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage. evening back to hotel for overnight.
Day-2: Islamabad- Chilas
Early in the morning drive to chilas(480km,in 12-13 hrs) en route we will make stop at besham for lunch ,Karakoram Highway is most exciting and thrilling. It is a monument to the engineering feast and one of most spectacular roads and world, highest metalled border crossing .It connects Pakistan and China stretching over a distance of 1300km between Islamabad and Kashgar, The karakoram highway was constructed jointly by the Chinese and Pakistani, ,begun in 1960s and finally constructed in 1976,It is en engineering wonder, but cost of many lives. dinner and overnight at hotel in Chilas.
After breakfast at hotel in Chilas, we drive to Tarishing in Astore Valley, which is the launching ground for many treks to Deosai Plateau and Expeditions to Nanga Parbat. The narrow jeep road to Astore leaves KKH at Jaglot,60km south of Gilgit and 30km north of Raikot Bridge, crossing a bridge over the Indus river and heading 40km south east up the Astore Valley skirting Nanga Parbat North east Flank,6-7 hours drive, dinner and overnight at Camp in Tarishing.
Day-4: Tarishing-Polish base Camp (Bazin) (3545m)
From Tarishing to Bazin(3545m) It takes about 5 hours trekking, After breakfast we start early in the morning towards Bazin also known as Polish Base Camp ,The trail climbs steeply up the lateral moraine of the Tarishing Glacier. After crossing the glacier about in half an hour we continue trekking through the scenic Rupal Village with terraced fields of various crops and enjoying ever changing views of Nanga Parbat. The trail follows the Valley north side of a narrow green Valley, through groves of willow, poplar and juniper then you pass a small lake and round a corner of the Bazin Camp. A flat green meadows between the lateral moraine of Bazin glacier and the mountain. The camp site is named after Dr.Karl M Herrlikoffer the leader of eight German expeditions to Nanga Parbat, including first successful Expedition in 1953.overnight in Camp.
Day-5: Bazin-Shaigiri Camp. (3670m)
After breakfast at Camp, we start trekking towards Shaigiri base camp ,Crossing the Bazin glacier over a trail in one and half hours along a donkey path, after crossing the Bazin glacier from the top of moraine on the western side you look down on a huge grassy field known as latoboh,(3530m)The broad level Meadows frequently by Ropal herders. Latoboh is also known as Tupp meadows because its like a Tupp which must once have been the bed of Lake. we do our lunch at Latoboh with some of good views of Killer Mountain .further 2 hours trek to Shaigiri,Meaning of Shaigiri in Shina language is(White Stone),overnight in Camp.
Day-6: Shaigiri Camp- Rupal Peak Base Camp.(4235m)
Breakfast in Camp, Start Trek towards Rupal Peak Base Camp, It will take almost 5-6 hrs to Rupal Base Camp, Nice camping Place just under the Rupal Peak, Afternoon free for relaxing and Exploration around Campsite. Dinner and overnight in Camp.
Day-7-8: Climbing on Rupal Peak (5642m)
Two days Climbing Activities on Rupal Peak, Meals and overnight in Camp. We will start from the high camp 4600m at early in the morning 2;00 am towards Rupal Peak in clear weather, If the weather will not good and raining, then we will stay at base camp.
Day-9: Rupal Peak Base Camp-Shaigiri Camp.(3670m)
We do our breakfast in Camp, Trek down to Shaigiri Camp, It is an easy Trek down hill until Shaigiri Camp, on The way we will do our Lunch, Dinner and overnight in Camp.
Day-10: Shaigiri Camp-Bazin. (3545m)
After breakfast at camp we start Trek down towards Bazin Camp, its an easy Trek until Bazin,4-5 hrs, During our trek to bazin we do our lunch at Latoboh with a great view of Nanga Parbat rupal wall. dinner and overnight in Camp at Bazin.
Breakfast in the Camp at Bazin, Start Trek down to Tarishing via rupal village.4-5 hours easy walk until Tarishing. dinner and overnight in Camp at Tarishing.
Day-12: Tarishing-Karimabad (2500m)
We do our breakfast in camp at Tarishing, drive by Jeep to Karimabad, on the way to Karimabad Hunza,we do our lunch stop at Gilgit, from Tarishing to Gilgit it will take ca,4-5 hours by Jeep, after lunch at Gilgit, proceed to Karimabad,1-2 hours, dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day-13: Hunza, Karimabad
Early in the morning we drive to Duiker for sun rising on the top of some beautiful mountains, including Rakaposhi Peak 7788m,Diran Peak,7266m Ultar Peak 7388m,Golden Peak 7027m and Lady finger Peak, We do our breakfast at Eagle Nest hotel Duiker with some Panoramic views down to whole Hunza And Nagar Valley. Proceed to Altit village, visit over 900 years old Altit Fort and the old village, further walk to Baltit Fort which is above 700 years old,we do our lunch at local restaurant in Karimabad which is famous for local food, back to hotel, afternoon explore Village meet local people, visit some old traditional houses, see the real culture of Hunza, which is probably most famous for their lifestyle and longevity.
At the evening we organize Culture program for our group with traditional hunza live music known as (HAREEP),along with local dance, dinner and overnight at hotel.
After Breakfast Proceed to Kunjerab Pass Pakistan China Border, We will do our Lunch at Khunjerab Pass (4737m) Afternoon back to Gulmit, Walk to village, Dinner and Overnight in hotel.
Day-15: Gulmit-Borit Lake Day Hike.
After Breakfast we drive to Gulkin Village, from here we start hiking towards Borit Lake, during our hike we will cross Gulkin Glacier, Upon arrival at Borit Lake we will do a warm Lunch with some good view of Borit Lake and some nice Mountains in the Area. Afternoon we Drive back to Gulmit, Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day-16: Gulmit- Raikot Bridge-Fairy Meadows
After Breakfast we drive to Gilgit, 2,3 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to hotel, Sightseeing in Gilgit Bazaar, or free for shopping, Lunch in Local Rstaurant, afternoon back to hotel. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day-17: Gilgit-Fairy Meadows.
After breakfast we drive to Tato village by Jeep, Then start Trek towards Fairy Meadows. ca 3-4 hrs easy walk until Fairy Meadows. Lunch and dinner in Raikot Sarai, overnight in Hut.
Day-18: Fairy Meadows- Nanga Parbat BC.
After breakfast at Fairy Meadows, we do a day excursion to Nanga Parbat base camp. During our Trek we will have some stunning view of Buldar Peak, Julipar Peak and amazing Nanga Parbat. We do our lunch at Beyal camp, afternoon back to Fairy Meadows, dinner and overnight in hut.
Day-19: Fairy Meadows-Gilgit
After breakfast at Fairy Meadows, Trek down to Tato Village, further drive to Gilgit, transfer to hotel, afternoon free for shopping and relaxing, dinner and overnight in hotel.
Drive to Besham via Karakoram highway, it will take 8-9 hrs from Gilgit to Besham, upon arrival transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight in hotel.
Drive to Islamabad via Abbottabad, The drive to Islamabad is full of Scenery and the Culture on the way is so enchanting that you cannot come out of it until you stop at your hotel in Islamabad ,it will take ca 6-7 hrs from Besham,246km. dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day-22: Depart Islamabad
What is include in service?
- Accommodation as per the list provided.
- Private air-conditioned transport for all ground transfers.
- Hotel rooms in sharing bases, and meals.
- Entrance fees to museum and sites during tour.
- English speaking Guide ,cook ,and porters on the Trek
- Sleeping Tents on sharing bases, Kitchen and Mess tent Mattresses act.
- 30 Kg Climbing Equipment and personal baggage during Expedition.
What is not include in service?
- International Airfares.
- Personal insurance.
- Personal sleeping bags and personal nature clothing/equipments.
- Extras at hotel, like drinks, laundry, phone calls ,etc
- Insurance liability and other under force majure conditions, medical aid and helicopter Rescue. .
- Tipp for Guide and kitchen staff.
- Anything which is not mentioned at above given programme.
At a Glance
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Islamabad: Envoy Hotel/ Grand Regency Hotel
Besham: PTDC Motel
Chilas: Panaroma Inn/Shangrilla Midway Inn
Karimabad: Hunza view/ Hill Top Hotel
Gulmit: Silk route Lodge
Gilgit: PTDC Motel.Heaven Lodge
Fairy Meadows: Reikot Sarai
Besham: PTDC Motel