35 Days
Duration
8/10
Physicality
18+
Age
8 Days
Hotel Nights
Karakoram Range
Location
7,266 meters
Maximum Altitude
26 days
Camping Nights

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/RETURN LOCATION Islamabad
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

 

Day 1

Arival

Arrival in Islamabad
Day 2

Drive

Drive to Chilas
Day 3

Drive

Chilas – Gilgit
Day 4

Drive

Drive to Miniapin on KKH
Day 5

Trekking

Trek to Taghafari
Day 6

Trekking

Trek to Diran Base Camp
Day 7-30

Climbing

Reserved for climbing
Day 31

Trekking

Trek back to Miniapin
Day 32

Drive

Drive to Chilas on KKH
Day 33

Drive

Drive to Islambad on KKH
Day 34

Briefing

De-briefing at Ministry of Tourism
Day 35

Flight

Fly back to next destination
A beautiful place for skiing aka diran peak
A trekker viewing the scene around diran peak

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