This is a beautiful trek to Rush Lake at 4694 m with the ascent of Rush Peak (5200 m). Rush is one of the highest alpine lakes in Pakistan. It is located about 15 km north of Miar Peak and Spantik (Golden Peak). Rush Lake and Rush Peak can be reached via Nagar and Hopar and via the Hopar Glacier (Bualtar Glacier) and Miar Glacier, (which rises from theMiar and Phuparash) peaks. The trek to Rush Lake can be reached without the need for a long and difficult climb. Yet Rush Peak itself is a highpoint on a broad ridge that can be reached with relative ease. This ridge is almost 20km long and separates the glaciated valley of the Barpu from the steep sided Hispar Valley. It starts close to the town of Nagar and raises gently South Eastwards to culminate in a series of very steep unclimbed 6000m peaks.
Starting from Hopar, a marvellous village known for fruit orchards and the production of potato seeds, we stroll through the terraced fields and experience some walking on glaciers as well. At the junction of Barpu and Bualter glaciers, our destination is rewarded with a superb view of Rush Peak. It is interesting that local legends talk about the gender of these glaciers as being male and female and also about their meeting and giving birth to new glaciers.
Day 01: Arrival to Rawalpindi/Islamabad Hotel
Day 02: Drive to Chilas. Hotel
Day 03: Drive to Ghanish and then to Hoper by jeeps Camp
Day 04: Trek to Shiskin Camp
Day 05: Trek to Barpu Giram Camp
Day 06: Trek to Rush Lake Camp
Day 07: Climb Rush Peak or rest day at Rush Lake Camp
Day 08: Trek to Datchugan Camp
Day 09: Trek to Hamdar Camp
Day 10: Trek to Hopar and drive to Karimabad Hunza Hotel
Day 11: Explore Karimabad and surroundings Hotel
Day 12: Drive to Besham Hotel
Day 13: Drive to Islamabad Hotel
Day 14: Drive to Airport for home bound flight