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Climbing to Hunza Rash Peak (5098m)

fairy meadow Description

Range: Karakoram
Altitude: 5098m
Zone: Open
Duration: 12 Days
Best Time: June - October

Rash Peak remains as one of the highlights of the hisper trekking region from where one is able to have a distant glimpse of K2 on a fine day. Following the fast running streams since Hoper to Rash Lake one follows the ridge behind the lake that offers superb views down into the Hisper Gorge and panorama of Golden Peak, Malubiting, Miar, all of Hunza with Ultar and Passu peaks, all of Nagar and the mountains to the north of the Hisper. With some luck with weather one can have views of K2, Broad Peak and G-IV. Nowhere else in the Karakorum can one get such magnificent views on such a short trek.

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fairy meadow Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival Islamabad. Meet at the airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 Fly to Gilgit (subject to weather). Upon arrival transfer to Hotel. In case of cancellation of flight drive (12-14 hrs) by coach to Chilas on Karakorum Highway. 
Day 03 Drive on KKH through the legendary Hunza where peace and contentment prevails.
Day 04 Drive to Hoper and trek on Hoper glacier and will pass through Nagar valley. Trek on Hoper glacier for about 3/4 hours.
Day 05 From Barpu Giram to Chidin Harar it is a steep climb of over 1100m. From Bericho Kor the trail rises steadily. It's a 3-4 hrs climb to the ridge top. 
Day 06 Rash Peak (5098m): Another one hour to a small pass, beyond which you cross a plateau for 30 minutes, passing the first running streams since Hoper to Rash Lake. Return to Chidin Harar.
Day 07 Trek to Huru and drive to Karimabad.
Day 08 Visit the 987 years old Altit Fort, and the 610 years old Baltit fort. The Fort lies on a rocky outcrop at the base of the Ultar Nala.
Day 09 Drive back to Gilgit. Half day sightseeing around Gilgit.
Day 10 Fly to Islamabad or drive to Besham (355 km) on Karakorum Highway along the Indus.
Day 11 Morning drive on KKH to Islamabad. En-route visit Taxila, (40 km) north of Islamabad. We will leave the Indus River at Thakot by crossing a bridge and continue through Chatar plains, Mansehra and  Abbotabad.
Day 12 Fly out. Farewell meets. Transfer to airport for your return flight Home.

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