Barpu is one of the least visited areas by foreign
visitors, as the trek was closed due to the construction of the
Karakoram Highway. Leave Rawalpindi for Besham via the famous Karakoram
Highway, a 6 to 8 hours drive. Overnight stay in PTDC Motel in Besham.
Leave for Gilgit (8 to 10 hours drive) via KKH along
the Indus River, enjoying the scenery of Kohistan valley. Reach Gilgit
and overnight stay in PTDC Motel Chinar Inn.
Drive to Nagar Village, 75 miles from Gilgit, through
the well-known Hunza valley, along the Hunza river. The view of
Rakaposhi on the way to Nagar is just incredible. The base camp of
Rakaposhi (25,550 ft) is just 6 to 8 hours walk from the road. The
approach from the visible north face of Rakapohsi is one of the most
difficult routes for mountaineers. It is one of the most beautiful peaks
of the Karakorams. After a 3 hours drive, we reach the village Nagar,
the capital of the former state of Nagar. We have special permission
from the Mir of Nagar to camp at the beautiful gardens just outside his
Sightseeing, arrangements for porters and purchases
etc. in Nagar.
On the first trekking day, an easy walk through the
apricot gardens, meeting the innocent villagers of Nagar Valley and
enjoying the scenery of Rakaposhi chain. We will reach our campsite at
Shishken on the other side of Kapel glacier after 4 to 5 hours.
|Day 06 - 07
We will start a hard ascent towards the Rush Lake for
the most beautiful campsite of the trek. The lake is at an altitude of
15,000 ft. with crystal clear water, lush green slopes full of wild
flowers and surrounded by peaks as high as 17,000 ft. (Mullobitting,
Golden Peak and Miar Peak), below the camp, Barpu glacier winds down
towards Nagar valley like a highway.
In the afternoon we will begin descent into Barpu
valley and camp, alongside the Barpu glacier at Chokotans with small
streams, springs and lot of juniper trees.
Trekking along the Barpu glacier for 2 to 3 hours, we
will reach our last campsite Girdindil, known for its wild life besides
its lovely surroundings. There is a peak about 17,000ft and easy to
climb. If the trekkers wish, they may climb this peak making campsite as
|Day 10 - 12
On the 10th day we will start our journey to reach
back to Nagar by camping along the Barpu glacier. Jeeps would be waiting
for us to take us back to Gilgit.
Early morning departure for Rawalpindi by minibus via
KKH. Arrival in Rawalpindi at night.