After taking a turn on the Hunza Road, the beautiful peak of Rakaposhi, loaded with thousands of tons of snow, emerges at once through the cracks of red rocks. Rakaposhi peak will accompany you on the Karakoram Highway for 40km.
Its color changes to a unique color at every turn. This peak with an altitude of 25,551 feet is reckoned as one of the most beautiful peaks in the world. It is the eleventh highest peak in Pakistan and 27th highest peak in the world.
There are many trails to reach this peak but the easiest one is by Silk Route, before Aliabad via Pisson and Minapin Village. There is a three to four journey on foot from Minapin Village to Rakaposhi base camp. Move forward from Minapin Village with food, an airtight tent, a guide, and other necessary stuff.
The river Minapin flows till Minapin Glacier. Small ice cubes also flow along the water in river Minapin. Two splendid waterfalls on your way will urge you to stay there. Stay in Hapakan for a day. From this point, the Rakaposhi base camp trek has thick green forests and low and high trails.
Minapin Glacier, deserted peak, Minapin Village at the back, and Silk route will amaze you. The next stop is Tafakhri. Rakapsohi’s beauty is in full swing there. Before descending into Tafakhri Valley, one can see a crowd of Minapin and other glaciers that look like beautifully carved sculptures of various sizes and shapes.
These shapes and sizes are the results of climate changes and thunderstorms. The ice layers cover Rakaposhi in such a way that it looks like a beautiful bride in a white Kashmiri Shawl. Most of the time, Rakaposhi is shrouded in mist. And it covers a large part of this region in fog. That’s why it is called the “mother of mist”.
Naltar, the first settlement of Nagar is 8km from Siknderabad adjacent to Hunza. About 8km from Nalt, the Rakaposhi view will spellbind you at the point of Gulmit. There are different cafeterias at this point near the water spring. Stay here for a while. Take pictures to your heart’s content.
Nasirabad is 6km from this spot. Here, Rakaposhi appears with a different view. 10 km ahead of Murtazaabad, 5 miles after crossing Hassanabad comes the Hindi bridge. Garnet stones can be found near the river Hunza bank below the Hindi school. Rakaposhi will appear at the point of Aliabad.
You can enjoy a view of the Golden Peak and Altar Glacier. The slopes of this glacier are of granite. Due to this reason, the ice can’t stay over it. There is an Aliabad (Karimabad) general bus stand too. A commercial area is located on Resham highway. Whereas, Karimabad is the central area that is located at some height.
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Rakaposhi is a famous trekking and tourist spot in Gilgit Baltistan.