Diran Peak (Minapin peak) 7266 m
Diran Peak situated in Minapin Nagar valley, in Rakaposhi and Harmosh mountain regions. It is also one of the easy accessible peak being lying on the Karakuram Highway.
It is a tremendous, fascinating and most beautiful peak. Diran stands prominently offering a panoramic view to Hunza valley adding to its rugged beauty. The entire ascent is on snow slops with bare rock only peeping here and there.
The South face is dominating the Bagrot valley also visible from Karakoram Highway. This face is little more difficult yet safer for snow and ice avalanches. The higher slope is smooth but wind-blown. In 1968 Austrain Expedition members summit Diran successfully.
Day 01 : Islamabad
Arrive Islamabad. Welcome by Blue Sky Treks & Tours staff company guide will transfer to Hotel. First we will have lunch and proceed for Briefing at alpine club of Pakistan. Overnight hotel.
Day 02 : Islamabad/Chilas
Fly to Gilgit or drive on Karakoram Highway to Chilas. (12:13 hrs) (480km). Overnight at hotel
KKH passes through Besham Shatial, Komila and Dassu. There are many ancient rock inscriptions along the way left by Chinese pilgrims and ancient travelers.
Day 03 : Gilgit or Chilas/Minapin
Complete road journey (6–7 hrs) to Minapin (220 km). The journey from Chilas to Minapin is on Karakorum Highway along the Indus, which divides the Karakorum and Himalayas. We will stop at a view point near Talichi to have a view of Nanga Parbat; It was climbed on 1953 by Austrian climber Hermann Buhl for the first time.
Day 04 :Minapin – Hapakun (3450m)
Trek to Hapakun a steep slope starts from Minapin. Three hours trek is through a Juniper forest. Overnight at tent.
Day 05 : Hapakun – Tagafari (3700m)
Trek to Tagafari trail through forest takes 3:4 hours with excellent views of Diran. The meadows and shepherd’s hut at Tagafari are in an ablation valley overlooking the glacier’s upper ice fields, Overnight at tent.
Day 06 : Tagafari –Base camp (3900m)
Trek to Diran base camp takes 3:4 hours to reach Overnight at tent.
Day 07-30 : 24 days for climbing on Diran Peak.
Day 31 : Tagafari : Minapin – Karimabad (7:8 hrs trek and 45 min drive).
Trek down to Minapin and drive to Karimabad. Overnight at hotel.
Day 32 : Karimabad:
Sightseeing in Karimabad.
Day 33 : Karimabad/Besham:
Drive to Besham (460km) on KKH it will take 13 to 14 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 34 : Besham/ Islamabad
Drive to Islamabad (270km), it will take 06 to 07 hours. Afternoon De:briefing at Alpine club of Pakistan Overnight at hotel.
Day 35 : Fly Out
Transfer to airport for your return flight home.