2023 Rakaposhi Base Camp, Pakistan

Fri 19th - Fri 26th May 2023

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Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek (Diran Base camp included) starting and ending in Islamabad. This trek route is located in the region of Minapin Village in the Nagar Valley of Northern Areas Gilgit-Baltistan.

FUNDRAISING: This charity challenge will be announced shortly.

Together, our goal is to raise USD 20,000. To ensure we achieve our targets, we request each individual to fundraise USD 2,000 so that together, we can succeed.

FITNESS LEVEL: This will be a test of fitness and determination. There is no technical climbing, but there will be some challenging sections. Regular fitness training and long-distance walking is highly recommended. Click here to read more about the challenge difficulty levels.

TRAINING: We run a variety of training sessions throughout the year and our Hiking for Good programme (between mid-Oct to mid-Mar) that we encourage you to take part in before the challenge. 

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COST INCLUDES:

  • A challenge, adventure and charity experience of a lifetime!
  • Internal (but not international) flights
  • An opportunity to visit the charity and experience the difference your fundraising will make
  • Access to a range of Gulf for Good hiking and training activities in the UAE 
  • Fundraising approval and advice regarding fundraising events
  • Pre-challenge briefing 
  • Discount with Gulf for Good partner outdoor outfitters
  • Safety, medical and equipment advice
  • Internal ground transfers
  • Accommodation, food and water
  • Experienced Guides who are First Aid certified and Gulf for Good support team
  • In-country medical and vehicle back up
  • Ethical, global standards for in-country guides and porters
  • AED 500 admin fee to GFG and is based on a minimum of 8 pax 

PAYMENT DEADLINES:

Either pay at once or opt for our easy instalment plan below.

  • On registration AED1,000 (USD275) deposit toward the Challenge Expenses (non-refundable and non-transferable) paid to Gulf for Good to reserve your space on the challenge. This includes the non-refundable and non-transferable Inca Trail permit
  • 24th February 2023: AED2,500 (USD680), 50% remaining balance towards the Challenge Expenses paid to Gulf for Good
  • 7th April 2023: AED2,500 (USD680), 50% final balance towards the Challenge Expenses paid to Gulf for Good
  • 12th May 2023: AED5,000 (USD1,360) minimum Charity Donation paid to International Humanitarian City

(USD1 = AED3.67)

EXCLUDES:

• International flights
• Visas
• Tips and spending money
• Vaccinations
• Insurance
• Kit items
• Drinks (other than water)

This challenge is pending approval by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department 

 

Day1

Friday 16th May

Arrive in Islamabad airport and transferred to hotel

Overnight in hotel

Day2

Saturday 17th May

After breakfast we depart for the domestic airport for a flight (under 1 hour) to Gilgit. From Gilgit we drive to Hunza Minapin stopping at Rakaposhi viewpoint for Lunch.

Arrival in Minapin and check into Hotel before exploring the beautiful valley.

Overnight in Minapin

Day3

Sunday 18th May

In the morning we trek from Minapin to Hapakun to 2,800m (approx 3 hours, 6 km, with an 800m ascent) and where we reach the grassy meadows of Hapakun.

Overnight camping at Hapakun

 

Day4

Monday 19th May

Today we trek from Hapakun to Tagaphari 3300m (2-3 hours, 3km, 450m ascent) – a steep trail that continues from Hapakun to Rakaposhi Base Camp, also known as Tagaphari.

The trail eases off and contours the rocky slope for 30 minutes to a verdant bowl. You can have a view of Diran Peak, and Rakaposhi, and their interconnecting ice wall finally come into full view.

After reaching Tagaphari can climb the ridge to have a nice view of Hunza Valley and the mountains. Rakaposhi base camp trek is one of the best adventures in Pakistan. 

Overnight camping at Rakaposhi basecamp

 

Day5

Tuesday 20th May

Today, we do an early morning hike to Kacheli Lake before hiking back to Rakaposhi basecamp (5-6 hours trekking)

Overnight camping at Rakaposhi basecamp

Day7

Thursday 22nd May

This morning we drive to Gilgit airport for our flight back to Islamabad where we transfer to the hotel. Time permitting we will visit Shah Faisal Mosque and Pakistan Monument

Overnight stay in Islamabad and celebration dinner   

Day8

Friday 28th May

Today is our charity visit.

If we have any time to spare we will visit the Edhi Center, the Famous Historical Raja Bazar in Rawalpindi and Railway Station 

Overnight in Islamabad

Day9

Saturday 29th May

Transfer to the airport

Departure for Dubai

We will shortly have more details regarding our charity in Islamabad with The Citizens Foundation

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