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This peak is called Minapin Peak as well as DIRAN, which is situated in the Rakaposhi and Haramosh Massif of Karakorum Range near the Minapin Village of Nager Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan. This peak has reputation sitting beside the Rakaposhi 7788m and Haramosh high peaks, which surrounded by the Minapin Barpu Baulter glaciers, offers panoramic view to the Hunza Valley. It has easily accessibility because of the Karakorum Highway. From Gilgit on Karakorum Highway to Minapin Village- Base Camp through the pastureland on beautiful meadows with extra ordinary view for greens land of Hunza and Nager Valleys, the down hill of villages gives the picture seek view of agricultural field’s orchards.

Hans Schell’s Austrian team first climbed Diran in 1968. Normally set up three higher camps and Base Camp is located at the altitude of 3650m. North Face and West Ridge located in the Rakaposhi Range to that is linked by 10 km long ridge. Diran Peak, on its north slopes an interesting route, not very difficult even tough long, complex especially in its lower part crossing Minapin Glacier. Technically it is known difficult because the ice walls and hidden crevasses or heavy soft snow. The proper time period to climb the Diran Peak is mid of June to end of August.

Normal route to climb the Diran Peak is from the Minapin Village by the North West Ridge.

Day-01: Arrival to Islamabad/hotel
Day-02: Formalities
Day-03: Fly to Gilgit or drive to Chilas
Day-04: Continue to Minapin Village
Day-05: Trek to Taghaphuri/tent
Day-06: Trek to the Base camp
Day-07 to 27: Climbing and acclimatization
Day-28: Minapin and drive to Karimabad/hotel
Day-29: Rest-day in Karimabad
Day-30: Drive to Chilas/hotel
Day-31: Islamabad
Day-32: Departure

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