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Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the captivating landscapes of the Karakoram Range with the Diran Basecamp and Rush Lake Trek. This extraordinary expedition seamlessly combines two distinct journeys, unveiling the breathtaking beauty of the Diran Peak and the mesmerizing allure of Rush Lake. Prepare to be spellbound by the enchanting vistas, cultural encounters, and awe-inspiring moments along this remarkable trekking experience.
The path to the Diran Base Camp is a gateway to nature’s splendor, offering an accessible yet rewarding trail that leads you to the very base of the majestic Diran Peak. As you traverse this route, you’ll traverse the Rakaposhi Base Camp, adding an extra layer of excitement to your journey. This trail, designed to test your endurance, unveils the raw beauty of the rugged terrain and the icy glaciers that surround the basecamp.
Standing as a sentinel against the azure sky, Diran Peak greets trekkers at the basecamp with an awe-inspiring presence. The panoramic view of the peak, framed by glaciers and untamed wilderness, serves as a touching reminder of the Earth’s natural grandeur. Gazing up at this towering masterpiece, one can’t help but feel humbled by the sheer power and majesty of nature.
Under the celestial canopy, campers find solace and wonder as they rest beneath the watchful gaze of Diran Peak. The imposing mountain serves as a backdrop, creating a dramatic and surreal atmosphere that defies description. Words fall short in capturing the profound experience of sleeping under a blanket of stars, with Diran Peak’s shadow engraved against the canvas of the night sky.
The Rush Lake Trek offers a moderate yet refreshing hike through diverse landscapes, promising an unforgettable journey to the highest alpine glacial lake in Pakistan. Overcoming the challenges of the trail becomes a rewarding feat once you set foot on the shores of Rush Lake. The turquoise-blue expanse, cradled by snow-clad giants, casts a mesmerizing spell that erases all traces of fatigue.
Immerse yourself in a breathtaking panorama as you drink in the sights around Rush Lake. Behold the majesty of Spantic (Golden Peak -7027m) and Mair Peak (6824m) among a host of other stunning mountains that paint the horizon. Embark on a day hike to Rush Peak (5010m) for an even more astonishing vista—here, the summits of K-2 (8611m) and Broad Peak (8047m) reveal themselves, along with the awe-inspiring Hispar Pass (5151m) and a multitude of neighboring peaks.
The Diran Basecamp and Rush Lake Trek aren’t just closeness with nature; it’s an opportunity to engage with local communities and delve into their rich traditions. Interactions with the warm-hearted locals enrich the journey, offering a glimpse into their way of life and adding a profound layer of cultural immersion to your adventure.
Nestled among the treasures of Northern Pakistan’s trekking destinations, the Diran Basecamp and Rush Lake trek shines as a true gem. This challenge isn’t just a physical test—it’s an odyssey that unfolds with unrivaled beauty, a deep connection to nature, and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. For those who revel in nature’s splendors and crave panoramic vistas, this trek stands as an essential entry on your bucket list.
As a fervent admirer of nature’s wonders and an avid seeker of the extraordinary, the Diran Basecamp and Rush Lake trek beckons. Prepare for a dual expedition that will not only test your physical prowess but also nourish your spirit with the breathtaking landscapes and resilient spirits of the local inhabitants. Unveil the mysteries of the Karakoram range, forge unforgettable memories, and emerge from this journey transformed by the sheer magnificence of the natural world.
Islamabad – Hunza
Upon arrival in Islamabad, you will be warmly greeted by our company representative. After a meet and greet session, we will assist you in transferring to the domestic departure terminal. If the weather permits, you’ll take a scenic flight to Gilgit. However, in case of flight cancellation due to unfavorable weather conditions, an exciting road trip awaits you. The drive from Islamabad to Naran, passing through the scenic Kaghan Valley, offers breathtaking views and takes approximately 06-07 hours. After arriving in Gilgit/Naran, you will be transferred to your hotel. Afternoon at Leisure.
After a hearty breakfast, we embark on a two-hour drive to Minapin. However, in the case of travelling from Naran, enjoy the breathtaking views of Lulusar Lake and Babusar Pass during a 9-10 hr journey. Along the way, we’ll make stops at viewpoints that offer stunning vistas of the Nanga Parbat, Junction Point of three mountain Ranges, ancient Silk Route and the majestic Rakaposhi Peak (7788m). Afterward, we proceed to Minapin. The afternoon grants you the freedom to explore the village at your own pace or simply unwind at the campsite, where dinner and overnight accommodations await.
Begin your day early with a wholesome breakfast as we set off on a trek towards Tagha Phari, also known as Rakaposhi Base Camp. This approximately 4-5 hour trek covers a distance of 13 kilometers from Minapin. A lunch stop is planned at Hapakun, or you can opt for a lunch break at Tagha Phari itself. All meals will be provided at the campsite, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the trekking experience.
Following breakfast at our campsite, our trekking journey leads us to Diran Base Camp at Kacheli. Descending from the campsite, we venture onto Diran Glacier and reach the picturesque Diran Base Camp. A 3-4 hour trek awaits, with opportunities to explore the campsite after relishing a satisfying lunch. Dinner and overnight accommodations are provided at the campsite.
Kickstart your day with a nourishing breakfast, followed by an invigorating hike to Kacheli Lake. Spend time exploring the stunning surroundings of the lake before returning to Diran Base Camp. All meals are included, allowing you to indulge in the tranquility of the campsite.
After a hearty campsite breakfast, we begin our descent towards Hapakun. The approximately 3-4 hour trek leads us to Hapakun, where you’ll enjoy a well-deserved lunch. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing or wandering around the campsite, with all meals provided.
As the sun rises, enjoy a delicious campsite breakfast before embarking on a trek back to Minapin. This shorter stage of the journey takes about 2-3 hours to complete. After lunch, we proceed to Karimabad, a one-hour drive away. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon invites you to explore the local bazaar, followed by a relaxing evening with dinner and overnight accommodations.
After a fulfilling breakfast, we kick off our day with a visit to the historic Baltit Fort, followed by a drive to Altit Fort, showcasing a history of over 900 years. Stroll through Altit village and savor a local restaurant lunch. Return to the hotel after the tour, and later, drive to Eagle Nest Duiker for a mesmerizing sunset. Dinner will be served at Duiker, followed by an overnight stay in Karimabad.
Early in the morning, post-breakfast, we set out on an unforgettable journey to Khunjerab Pass, the border between Pakistan and China. Along the way, we’ll pause at the captivating Attabad Lake, also known as Gojal Lake. Return to Sost for lunch before proceeding to Gulmit, where you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Alternatively, take a leisurely stroll through Gulmit Village and witness local carpet-making. Your exploration continues with visits to the Hussaini Suspension Bridge and the scenic Borit Lake. A coffee break at Glacier Breeze Restaurant in Passu is a must before returning to Gulmit. Dinner and overnight accommodations await you.
Savor a nourishing breakfast before driving to Hoper Valley. With porters and kitchen staff ready, embark on a rewarding trek to Barpu Giram. This 4-5 hour trek includes lunch, providing ample time to relish the natural beauty along the way. Dinner and overnight accommodations are provided at the campsite.
Greet the day with breakfast and start your trek towards Baricho Kor. This 4-5 hour journey unveils captivating views and culminates at a stunning campsite. All meals are included, ensuring you’re fueled for this exhilarating adventure.
Following breakfast, the trail takes us to Chidin Harai. A 4-5 hour trek promises breathtaking vistas of Mair Glacier, Mair Peak, Ultar Peak (7388m), and more. At an elevation of 4400m, Chidin Harai offers the perfect setting for a remarkable sunset or sunrise. Enjoy all meals at the campsite.
After breakfast, embark on a trek to Rush Lake, a shorter 2-3 hour journey. Upon reaching the campsite, savor a warm lunch and take the opportunity to explore the stunning surroundings of Rush Lake. Dinner and overnight accommodations at the campsite ensure a peaceful retreat.
Today is a well-deserved rest day. Relax and bask in the magnificent views or opt to explore Rush Peak (5100m). If the weather permits, you might catch sight of K2 and other majestic peaks. All meals and overnight accommodations are provided at the campsite.
After breakfast, begin your descent to Phai Phai. The 4-5 hour trek offers captivating vistas throughout the journey. All meals and overnight accommodations are provided at the campsite.
Indulge in a campsite breakfast before trekking down to Hamdar via Mair Glacier. This 4-5 hour journey treats you to captivating views of Mair Glacier and Mair Peak. All meals and overnight accommodations are provided at the campsite.
Early in the morning, enjoy breakfast at the campsite before trekking to Hoper. It’s a 5-6 hour journey to Hoper, where you bid farewell to your porters. From Hoper, drive to Karimabad and check into your hotel. All meals and overnight accommodations are provided.
Following breakfast, embark on a scenic drive from Karimabad to Gilgit via the Karakoram Highway. The journey takes approximately 2 hours. Explore the local bazaar and immerse yourself in the vibrant surroundings. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and return to the hotel for dinner and overnight accommodations.
After breakfast, set out on a picturesque drive to Naran Valley via the Babusar Pass. Alternatively, opt for a route via the Karakoram Highway to Besham. Both options offer stunning landscapes and opportunities for lunch stops and photo sessions. Arrive at your destination and settle into your hotel for dinner and overnight accommodations.
Embark on a journey from Naran to Besham, followed by a drive to Islamabad. Enjoy the scenic beauty along the way. The drive takes approximately 6-7 hours. Upon reaching Islamabad, prepare for your flight back home.
Bid farewell to the captivating landscapes of Northern Pakistan as you’re transferred to Islamabad International Airport for your journey back home.