RUPAL PEAK EXPEDITION

Duration of the expedition : 15 Days
At base camp and above : 04 Days
Trekking days (in & out) : 05 Days
Hotel accommodations : 06 Nights
Type of expedition : Guided
Grade :  Strenuous
Zone : Open/ No permit is required.
Best Time : July – September

 

Expedition Highlight

Rupal Peak is a mountain in Pakistan’s western Himalayas. The peak is located just south of Nanga Parbat on the Rupal Valley and is sometimes climbed by mountaineers as they acclimatize for higher local peaks. Despite its unique beauty, steep north face and impressive height, Rupal is greatly overshadowed by Nanga Parbat, the Mazeno Wall, and the mighty Rupal Face. To its west lie Laila Peak and Shaigiri, and to its north flows the Rupal Glacier which later forms the Rupal River.

EXPANDED ITINERARY
Note: – although we try to adhere to the schedule listed below, this itinerary is subject to change due to numerous reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, cancelled or delayed domestic flights, road washouts, vehicle breakdowns, sickness, government restrictions & all other unforeseen reasons.

DAY 01 – Islamabad
Arrival international Airport Islamabad.
Meet and assist at the airport and transferred to hotel for rest.
Overnight stay in Islamabad.

DAY 02 -Islamabad- Gilgit
Fly to Gilgit – flight is subject to weather, upon arrival in Gilgit we transfer you to a hotel and then move out to explore Gilgit town. You will be able to visit Kargah Buddha, a historical site of Gilgit, old wooden bridge and local bazaar.
Overnight stay at hotel in Gilgit
In case of cancellation of flight- we drive by car to Chilas on Karakoram Highway – Overnight stay at a hotel in Chilas.

DAY 03 – GILGIT-TARISHING
Drive to Astore valley and continue to Tarishing village.
If driving complete road journey (05-06 hrs) to Tarishing from Chilas. En route stop at view of Nanga Parbat and junction point of three highest mountain ranges (Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindukush). Upon arrival you will be able take a stroll in the lush green Transhing village.
Overnight stay in a hotel in Tarishing.

DAY 04- Tarishing -Polish BC (3550M)
After all arrangements, we set out for first hiking day from Tarishing to Rupal valley across Rupal glacier. From Rupal we continue our journey along lower Rupal and then on to upper Rupal to base camp; the last permanent inhabitance on our way to Nanga Parbat.
Our camping journey will start from Tarishing and all meals from now on will be served at campsite by our staffs.
DAY 05 – Polish-Shaigiri BC (3750M)
For the remaining portion of our journey, we rely on our porters who carry food and equipment and sustain our expedition passing through a rock of gap we cross the Bazin glacier.
Lunch at Lattoba base camp. After lunch we will continue the trek to Shaigiri, Cross River Bridge and camp at dusty campsite surrounded by a few bushes with a side stream.
Overnight stay in a tent.

DAY 06 – Shaigiri BC-Rupal Peak high camp (4450m)
Resume trek along the Shaigiri River to a green Oasis under the shadow of Rupal peak. From this camp we have the first views of the very impressive Nanga Parbat Rupal Face.
Overnight stay in a tent.

DAY 07 – High Camp Free Day
Rupal peak high camp is a traditional rest spot before climbing on rupal peak and the last place to find green in the region. Here we prepare our gears for the next two days climbing activities. In the night we will enjoy a bonfire with dancing and beating drums.

Overnight stay in a tent.

DAY 08-09-10 – Climbing –Acclimatization
We will have 03 days of climbing and acclimiztation period on Rupal peak. If the weather permits, we will attempt the peak by midnight and reach the summit early in the morning, after spend some time for photography and enjoy the panoramic views of Himalayas. We will then descend down to the camp for an overnight stay.

DAY 11 – High Camp –Lattoba Basecamp
Trek back to Lattobo base camp which is a summer camp of local shephards living with their family and livestock.
Overnight stay in a tent.

DAY 12 – Herrlikoffer-Tarishing
Trek back across Bazin Glacier to Herrlikoffer base camp. Take some times in the base camp and trek down to Tarishing village.
Overnight stay in a hotel.

DAY 13 – Tarishing- Gilgit
Drive back to Gilgit and transfer to the hotel for a rest. This will take us 5-6 hours from Trashing to Gilgit.
Overnight stay in a hotel

DAY 14- GILGIT-ISLAMABAD
Early morning transfer to airport and then fly back to Islamabad.
Short tour around Islamabad, that will include visit of Lok virsa – cultural heritage Museum, Pakistan monument and Faisal Mosque- the largest mosque in Pakistan and south Asia.
Overnight stay in Islamabad
Note: If flight delays, we will use this day to drive from Gilgit to Islamabad.
DAY 15- Fly out
Transfer to airport to fly out

 

Cost: Depends on number of participants.

Tour includes:

  • Domestic Flight tickets (Islamabad – Gilgit – Islamabad)
  • Private Car / Jeep
  • All accommodation (Hotels and tents as per itinerary)
  • Meals only on trekking
    Tents and Mattress (for guests and staff)
    Climbing Rope
    Porters (for food and equipment)
  • Kitchen staff
    Guiding (include local climbing guide)

Tour doesn’t include:

  • Porters for personal bags,
  • Personal wear (Shoes, crampons, sleeping bags)
    Lunch and dinner when no trekking
  • Insurance
  • Soft drinks / mineral water

$999.00

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