Duration: 40 Days
Best Time: June – End August
A brief Introduction:
Diran is situated between Rakaposhi & Haramosh Massif of Karakoram Range, one of the most beautiful mountain in Nagar valley with easy climb of its snow dome.
This peak has a reputation for its treacherous storms and avalanches. Sitting beside the Rakaposhi and Haramosh high peaks which surrounded by Minapin Barpu Boulter glacier, it offers a panoramic view of the Hunza valley. Accessible from Gilgit on KKH to Minapin-Gutens-Hapakun-BC to the pasture land on a beautiful meadow with extraordinary views of the green land of Nagar valley, the down hill of villages gives the picturesque view of agricultural fields and orchard.
In 1968 three members of Austrian Expedition climbed Diran. They found Hidden crevasses and high snow Domes on the Northwest ridge.
In 1964 another Austrian Expedition tried to get on the summit from Northwest face but couldn’t succeed, due to bad weather.
Technically it is known to be difficult because of ice walls and hidden crevasses and its soft snow fields. Approach Gilgit- Minapin – Hapaken. Gullies base camp Boulter Glacier.
Day 01 Islamabad:
Arrival in Islamabad assists and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Islamabad:
In the morning drive for briefing.
Day 03 Islamabad – Chilas:
Drive by coach to Chilas (480 km) on Karakourm Highway(10-12 hrs).
Day 04 Chilas – Minapin:
Morning after break fast Drive to Minapin.
Day 05-07 Minapin- Base camp:
Three days for trek to the Base Camp 3600m. Overnight in tent.
Day 08-35 20 days for acclimatization and climbing.
Day 36 Base Camp – Minapin:
One full day trek back to Minapin.
Day 37 Minapin – Besham:
By coach drive back to Besham on KKH it will take 10 hours.
Day 48 Besham – Islamabad:
Morning drive to Islamabad(275km), it will take 06 to 07 hours.
Day 39 Islamabad:
Morning Drive for debriefing.
Day 40 Islamabad:
Transfer to airport for your return flight home.
- Liaison with Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad for climbing permit process.
- Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.
- Clearance of cargo before arrival of the team and its storage.
- Assistance upon arrival/departure.
- Official Briefing/Debriefing.
- Hotel accommodation in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Chilas and Gilgit.
- All meals during trek and at B.C. as per itinerary.
- Porterage of 75 kg per person of expedition equipment and high altitude food etc. to the B.C. and 50 kg per person on return from BC.
- Road transfers between airport/hotel and within city as per itinerary.
- Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess, kitchen and toilet tent with tables/field stools and camping ground fees.
- Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
- Wages and basic kit of guide, sirdar, cook and assistant(s).
- Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
- Porterage at airports, hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
- Mail handling/forwarding to BC/overseas except postage charges.
- Reconfirmation of air tickets.
- Hiring of HAPs, mail runner(s) and any other crew as per requirement. (Wages and kit to be arranged by the team).
Services not included:
- International & domestic airfare, airport tax, excess baggage charges.
- Surface transfers in case of flight cancellations to the kick off point.
- High altitude porters/any crew above BC.
- Tents, sleeping bags, personal and climbing equipment of any kind beyond base camp including high altitude food and oxygen.
- Medications, ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges of any kind.
- Room services, laundry, beverages, phone/communication bills and items of personal nature.
- Insurance liability of member (s) and other under force majeure conditions.
- Climbing Permit, Pollution and Environmental fee or any other fee required to be paid to the Government of Pakistan.
- Clearing agent charges.
- Any other service not included in this list.