Diran Peak (Minapin peak) 7266 m (8047 m)
Diran is a mountain in the Karakoram range in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. This 7,266 metres (23,839 ft) pyramid shaped mountain lies to the east of Rakaposhi (7,788m).
It is a tremendous, fascinating and most beautiful peak. Diran stands prominently offering a panoramic view to Hunza valley adding to its rugged beauty. The entire ascent is on snow slops with bare rock only peeping here and there.
The South face is dominating the Bagrot valley also visible from Karakoram Highway. This face is little more difficult yet safer for snow and ice avalanches. The higher slope is smooth but wind-blown.
Diran was first climbed in 1968 by three Austrians: Rainer Goeschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell. Earlier attempts by a German expedition in 1959 and an Australian expedition in 1964 were unsuccessful.
|DAY 01||Arrive Islamabad, transfer to hotel.|
|DAY 02||Islamabad- briefing at Ministry of Tourism.|
|DAY 03||Drive to Chilas, transfer to hotel for overnight.|
|DAY 04||Drive to Karimabad. Overnight at hotel|
|DAY 05||Drive to Minapin, overnight camping|
|DAY 06||Drive to Taghafari, overnight camping.|
|DAY 07||Trek to Diran Peak base camp.|
|Day 08-27||Climbing Diran Peak|
|DAY 28.||Trek back to Taghafari, overnight camp.|
|DAY 29.||Trek back to Minapin, overnight camping|
|DAY 30||Drive to Karimabad, overnight at hotel|
|DAY 31||Drive to Chilas, overnight at hotel.|
|DAY 32||Drive to Islamabad, overnight at hotel|
|DAY 33||Islamabad- debriefing at Ministry of Tourism.|
|DAY 34||Fly to Destination.|