mountainRakaposhi, which means “Snow Covered” is a mountain in the Karakoram
mountainRakaposhi, which means “Snow Covered” is a mountain in the Karakoram range in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Rakaposhi is the world’s 27th highest peak with an elevation of 7788 meters, and a popular site amongst travelers for its impeccable beauty.
Also known as Dumani, meaning “mother of mist” or “mother of clouds” Rakaposhi adorns the immaculate Nagar valley in beautiful northern Pakistan.
The distance from Nagar valley to Rakaposhi base camp is 25km, and it is accessible from Bagrote valley, Nagar Valley, and Danyor, in the middle of these valleys, and at a distance of 100 km in the north of Gilgit.
The closest viewpoint of Rakaposhi in Gilgit town is named as “zero point of Rakaposhi”, which is a major tourist attraction.
As the only mountain in the world, soaring right from the cultivated field to an elevation of 7788 meters, Rakaposhi is the best natural attraction one could explore
Rakaposhi mountain range is dedicated as a community park by the inhabitants of Nagar and Bagrote valleys. The Rakaposhi mountain range hosts many endangered species including the snow leopard, wolf, brown bear, and Marco Polo sheep. There is always a fair chance of sighting these species as you explore the area.
H2: Rakaposhi base camp trek
If your health is in good shape, you can complete the Rakaposhi base camp trek in 2 days. However, it is a choice as to if you want to stretch your hike while enjoying the glacier and Diran base camp.
The Rakaposhi base camp is one of the most epic camping spots in Pakistan. The surrounding hills give an amazing 360-degree view, which eases the hectic climb. You can trek here only from mid-May to September. Rakaposhi is famous for its avalanches, which are frequent during summer. However, one is safe at the base camp but constantly hears the thunders of those avalanches.
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