The peak is called Minapin as well as Diran. It is situated in Rakaposhi and Haramosh mountain region near the Minapin Nagar, Hinarchi and Baultar glaciers and is easily accessible because of the Karakoram Highway. There is confusion about its height but now all agree that it is 7,273m. Height, it is one of the fascinating peaks that dominates the Gilgit valley and adds special color to its otherwise rugged beauty.
A three-member Austrian expedition, which included Rainer Goschl, Rudolph Pischinger and Hanns Schell, decided to try its luck on Diran in 1968 after being refused permission to climb Kampire Dior peak. It set up camp 1 at 4,800m. Big crevasses, inclement weather and deep snow is recorded between camps I and II.
Day 01: Arrival Islamabad Upon Arrival transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon twin city tour.
Day 02: Islamabad – Chilas Departure for Chilas by road on KKH.
Day 03: Chilas – Gulmit Drive to Gulmit via Gilgit. Enroute wonderful views of Nanga Parbat and Rakaposhi.
Day 04: Gulmit – Khunjerab Pass – Hunza Further drive to Khunjerab Pass and back to Karimabad.
Day 05: Hunza K. Abad Day free to visit famous Altit and Baltit Forts.
Day 06: Karimabad – Minapin – Hapakun Early departure for Minapin – the starting point for trekking. Start trek for 3 – 4 hrs till we camp at Hapakun
Day 07: Hapakun – Tagafari Another 3 – 4 hrs trek
Day 08: Tagafari – Kacheli Continue for another camping site for 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 09: Kacheli – Hapakun Be patient to catch your next camping destination for 3 – 4 hrs walk.
Day 10: Hapakun – Minapin 2 hrs walk till Minapin and drive to Gilgit for overnight stay.
Day 11: Gilgit Visit Buddha Rock at Kargah. Afternoon free.
Day 12: Gilgit – Besham Drive to Besham for overnight stay in hotel.
Day 13: Besham – Islamabad Early in the morning 6 – 7 hrs drive to Islamabad. Visit Taxila museum enroute
Day 14: Fly Home Bye and Hand Shake