Rakaposhi Expedition

Trip Duration

40 Days

Trip Grade

Extreme

Highest Altitude

7788m

Accommodation

Teahouse/Lodge, Tented Camp

Transportation

Bus/Car

Group Size

2-10

Best Season

Autumn, Spring

Rakaposhi Expedition Overview

Situated in the Karakoram Mountains range in Pakistan, Rakaposhi Mountain stands at the height of 7,788m. It is a beautiful peak surrounded by the great valleys of Bagrote and Nagar. The peak is also known as “Dumani” which means ‘the mother of the clouds.’ Throughout the world, it is the only peak that has cultivated land on its lap. In addition, it is the only peak on Earth whose descent from the summit to the base is continuous and direct for over 6000 meters. It is a little unexpected that there are just three paths to the peak, given the size of the mountain. That is why, Rakaposhi Expedition offers you an amazing experience.

Many people have thought about climbing the mountain’s peak because of its unique location in the Hunza valley, but only a small number have ever reached the summit. Because of this, the mountains continue to elude many tourists who come to the region. From Rakaposhi, it isn’t easy to ascend in any direction. The southern and eastern routes are extremely dangerous because of the significant avalanche risk. On the other hand, the western routes are very long, very high, and technically challenging.

Using the Southwest Spur/Ridge route, Mike Banks and Tom Patey of a British-Pakistani team made the first ascent of Rakaposhi in 1958. During the climb, both of them experienced slight frostbite. On the way down, another climber slid and died that night.

Marvel Trek runs a “Rakaposhi Expedition” that lasts 40 days. Our Rakaposhi Expedition package includes full board services up to base camp. Depending on the knowledge and skills of the client, the period may be longer or shorter.

Highlights of Rakaposhi Expedition

  • Alluring view of Hunza Valley of Pakistan. 
  • Discover the ancient silk route (Karakorum Highway). 
  • Behold the astonishing view of the Karakoram Mountains range. 
  • Experience the expedition journey with the amazing sights of mountains. 
  • Trek along the unique landscape and climb to the summit. 

Trip Map

Rakaposhi with the best Expedition company: Difficulty to climb

The climb to Rakaposhi is a tough one even though its height is below 8000. The climbers have to be perfectly fit as well as previous experiences in mountaineering. This climb isn’t for inexperienced climbers. While climbing this mountain, one needs to have sharp technical climbing skills. Besides this, even the weather on this mountain is unpredictable. One has to be both mentally and physically prepared to attempt to reach its summit.

Rakaposhi with the best Expedition company

The climb to Rakaposhi is once in a lifetime experience, but it is equally difficult. However, with proper guidance and preparation, one can reach the summit and fulfil their wish of experiencing the adventure.

It is where Marvel Trek comes into the picture. The entire team of Marvel Trek works deliberately to provide the best services and facilities to you and makes sure that you will have a once in a lifetime experience.

Taking care of the basic needs, safety measures and legal formalities to provide satisfactory and convenient services in the best interest of the clients are the main goals of Marvel Trek.

If you want to live your dream of adding adventure to your life with safety and if you wish to take a break from your day-to-day hustle in the most exciting way with trustworthy help, Marvel Trek is there in your service.

Contact us and book a trip with us and let’s get going in fulfilling your dream of adventure.

Clients requirements

  • The clients should be healthy enough to make the expedition.
  • They should have some prior experiences in mountaineering.
  • They should be fit and should be trained a bit before the actual departure.

Why should Marvel Treks be chosen for climbing?

Marvel treks has been providing its clients with excellent and satisfactory services since 1998 at a reasonable price.

Also, the team of Marvel Treks has skilled professional climbers who have years of experiences in mountaineering and are familiar with the geography and weather conditions of the mountains.

You can trust them to guide you with proper instructions and full safety without compromising your wish to enjoy the trip.

Marvel trek keeps its client’s satisfaction, safety and comfort as its priorities.

When is Rakaposhi usually climbed?

The climb is much easier during spring and autumn when the weather is comparatively less cold as well as the chances of heavy snowfall and avalanches are less. Winter expeditions are rarely done as the temperature is harsher than other times. Also, there will be heavy snowfalls and chances of avalanches high during winter.

How hard is it to climb Annapurna II?

Many people have thought about climbing the mountain’s peak because of its remarkable location in the Hunza valley, but only a small number have ever reached the summit. Because of this, the mountains continue to elude many tourists who come to the region. From Rakaposhi, it is difficult to ascend in any direction. The southern and eastern routes are extremely dangerous because of the significant avalanche risk, while the western routes are very long, very high, and technically challenging.

How long does it take to climb Rakaposhi?

Climbing Rakaposhi might be an adventurous, thrilling and self-refreshing activity yet its massive height makes it dangerous too so making a rush might not be the best thing to do considering your safety. The overall adventure of climbing Mt.Annapurna takes around 40 days.

Expedition Equipment List

Travel Documents  Hands
Valid Passport Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
Credit/Debit Card Wind Stopper / Screen Tap Gloves (2 Pairs)
pP Size Photo (4 Pieces) Heavy Gloves (Guide Gloves)
Insurance Paper And Contact Address Summit Gloves – 8000m.
Foot Wear Sleeping Bags
Summit Boot – 8000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet ) Sleeping Bag -20OC to -30OC
Climbing Boot – 6000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet) Down Sleeping Bag -40OC (Extreme Comfort)
Normal Socks (5-8 Pairs) Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
Summit Socks/6000 m. Socks (2 Pairs) Down Mattress (Inflatable)
Trekking Shoes (Gore Tex) Sleeping Bag Liner
Light Trekking/Sports Shoes Inflatable Pillow
Camp Booties (1 Pair) Climbing Equipment
Slipper (1 Pair) Climbing Helmet
Upper Body Summit Down Suit – 8000m.
Thermal Top Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Ice Axe with Spike & Axe Protector Harness
Fleece Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Belay Devices/ Figure of 8/ ATC Guide Jumar / Ascender
Gore Tex Jacket (1 Pcs) Lock Carabiner (3 Pcs) Unlock Carabiner (2 Pcs) Tape Slings/240 cm
Wind Proof Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Snow Goggle (Summit Purpose, Antifog, Polarized, UV Protection)
Down Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Head Light 500-700 Lumens Spare
Cotton T-Shirt (3-5 Pcs) Battery (Energizer Ultimate Lithium)
Lower Body Satellite Phone With Credit (Optional)
Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Walking Stick/ Trekking Pole
Fleece Trouser (1-2 pcs) Pocket Knife (Swiss)
Gore Tex Pant (1 pcs) Altimeter Watch
Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs) Pee Bottle
Gaiters for trekking boots Power Bank
Down Pants (1pcs) Crampons (Fit with Boot)/Packing Cover
Under Wear (4-6 Pcs) Bag Packs
Sun Stuffs Rucksacks 35 L – 50 L
Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (up to -50 Spf) Duffle Bag 120 L-150 L (2 Pcs)
Lip Guard -30 to -50 (Spf) Lundry/Garbage Bag (Large)
Sun Glasses (Uv Protection) Water Proof Stuff Sacks/Dry Bag- Small/ Medium/ Large (3-4 Pcs)
Glaciers Glasses (Uv Protection) Medical/First Aid 
Moisturiser / Lotion Brufen / Ibuprofens
Eating & Drinking Antibiotic
1 Ltr. Water Bottle Diamox
1/ 1.5 Ltr. Thermos Paracetamol
Mug (Opt.) Handy Plaster
Spoon/ Fork (Opt.) Crack Bandage
Bowl (Opt.) Tincture Iodine
Miscellaneous Ondem
Nail Cutter Cetirizine
Umbrella / Rain Coat Electrolyte
Hot Water Bag Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
Camera Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
GPS Tracker (Recommended) Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
Hand & Toe Warmer Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
Toiletries (Personal)  Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
Toothpaste Menstrual Products
Toothbrush Head
Soap Sun Cap
Shampoo Balaclava
Towel Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
Garbage Bag Neck Gaiter (2-3 Pcs)

Requirement

  • The climbers should get themselves tested to make sure they are healthy enough to climb the mountains.
  • A visit to the dentist is also recommended as there are chances of acute dental problems at high altitudes.
  • It is also highly recommended that the climbers should have some previous experience with mountaineering and with high altitudes.
  • It is also requested that the climbers should workout a bit months prior to ascending the mountain.

Payment and cancellation

Policy regarding Payment and Cancellation Payment:

Payment:
1) To confirm a reservation, a deposit equal to 30% of the total price is required.
2) If the payment is made online, the remaining balance is due 10 days before the Tour, Trekking, Peak Climbing, or Expedition begins. If the payment is made in cash, it can be made after arrival. 3) If the booking is made within 30 days of the expedition beginning, full payment must be made at the time of booking.

Cancellation:
1)A full refund of the deposit will be given if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled more than 60 days before the start date.
2)The deposit will not be refunded if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled within 30 days of its start date.
3)A tour, trek, peak climbing, or expedition will not be refunded if it is canceled prior to or on the start date.
4)All participants should strongly consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations or other occurrences.

Note: We reserve the right to modify or cancel any trek in the event of a natural disaster, political unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, a full refund or an alternative option will be provided.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Temperature/weather forecast/Altitude
The temperature is extreme when it comes to Rakaposhi. During summer, even the maximum temperature is only around 25 degrees. Meanwhile, the temperature drops and reaches below -10 degrees during winters. The trips are planned from June to September when the temperature fluctuates between 20 to 10 degrees. Weather forecast is obtained from the Meteotest, located in Bern, Switzerland. Even the base climb is situated above 7,000m
Best season to climb
Summer is the best season to climb which falls in June, July, August and September when the temperature is chill and dry. Also, the weather is warm as the temperature ranges between 20 to 10 degrees. It makes climbing the summit less difficult.
Duration
The duration of the expedition is 40 days, which is a longer duration.
Food, oxygen and accommodation facilities
Quality food will be served three times a day, along with warm and comfortable accommodation throughout the 40 days long trip. Comfortable hotels will be arranged while staying in the city. While in the mountains, separate tents for sleeping, dining, communication etc will be set up. However, while staying in Islamabad, only dinner will be provided by the company. You have to pay for your breakfast and lunch by yourself. But once the trip starts from there, the company will arrange for all the meals. Also, tea and coffee will be served for you to enjoy the trip even more. Required oxygen masks will be provided, and regulators and extra cylinders will be carried in case of emergencies.
Clothing & equipment
The company will not provide any personal pieces of equipment. So, you have to carry your warm clothes and other necessary items. Clients should also bear their trekking or climbing gear based on the equipment list provided.
Guide/Sherpas/porter/team members
The entire team of Marvel Trek comprises experts and professional mountaineers who have been climbing mountains for ages and know the mountain well. Every client will be facilitated with one experienced and licensed Sherpa to guide them. Also, there are experienced and skilled cooks who will be making sure that you get a warm meal every day.
Communication and electronics (phone/ internet)
The climbers will get satellite phones to communicate.
Transportation
Besides the international flights to reach Pakistan, the travelling package will include all the travelling expenses.
Safety/security
Medical equipment and safety tools will always be on standby in case of emergencies.
Permits and fees
Climbers should carry their passports and should have mountaineering insurance. Besides this, the company will pay for the air cargo charges. We will take care of all the taxes to the government of Pakistan on your behalf. The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from the government of Pakistan. Permits for satellite phones will also be added.

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