Duration        11 days
Distance        17.6 km
The Rakaposhi mountain, a 7,800-meter-high peak, is the highest mountain and, probably, the most iconic from the Karakoram range which can be visible from the Karakoram Highway. It’s located in the Nagar Valley, in the north of Pakistan, and in the local language it means ”shiny wall”. The Rakaposhi peak is the 27th highest mountain on Earth but considered one of the most beautiful ones.
This trek is located in Nagar Valley also known as Minapin Trek, has very easy access from the Karakoram Highway. This is one of the shortest and easiest treks leading to above 7000M Karakoram peak base camp with sweeping views from Rakaposhi to Diran. The Minapin Glacier sweep down from the 16km long fluted snowy ridge that connects the Rakaposhi and Diran. This treks starts from the village of Minapin in Nagar Valley that sits along the Minapin River bank above the confluence of the Hunza and Minipan rivers. The excellent short and easy trek from Minapin to Rakaposhi Base Camp trek, also known Taghaphari is ideal introduction of Karakoram trekking. This is the easiest trek in the Karakarom and very easy access. It is 2-3 hrs from Minapin Village to Hapakun, on easy trial then from Hapkun to Rakposhi Base Camp is also 3-4 hrs easy walk. There are also fixed camping sites where you can spend the nights. For the Diran Base Camp has to cross the Katchelly Glacier that takes 2-3 hrs on the moraine.