Diran is a mountain in the Karakoram range in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. This 7,266-metre (23,839 ft) pyramid shaped mountain lies to the east of Rakaposhi (7,788m). The peak is called Minapin as well as Diran. It is situated in Rakaposhi and Haramosh mountain region near the Minapin, Hinarchi and Baultar glaciers and is easily accessible because of the Karakoram Highway. There was confusion about its height but now all agree that it is 7,273m/23,861ft high.
Diran was first climbed in 1968 by three Austrians: Rainer Goeschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell. Earlier attempts by a German expedition in 1959 were unsuccessful and an Australian expedition in 1964 another Austrian Expedition tried to get on the summit from Northwest face, they couldn’t succeeded, the bad weather affect them, no injuries has happened.
It is one of the fascinating peaks that dominates the Gilgit valley and adds special colour to its otherwise rugged beauty. It offers a panoramic view to the Hunza valley. Accessible from Gilgit on KKH to minapin-Gultens-Hapakum- B.Camp. to the pasture land on a beautiful meadow with Extra ordinary view for the green land of Nagar valley, the downhill of villages gives the picture seek view of agricultural fields orchard.
Trekking to Base Camp
Porters can be hired in Minapin or Chirah. Pay will be per stage. On trekking routes there are established stages representing a day’s walk, although sometimes more than one stage is walked in a day. Stages tend to be based on the best places to camp. Rates per stage are governed by the Ministry of Tourism, but will vary according to local conditions. If you have a guide he should be useful in negotiations.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|