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. 

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.

Equipment List

  • Summit Shoe
  • Climbing helmet
  • Normal Socks
  • Harness
  • Summit Socks
  • Ice axe
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Snow goggles
  • Camp Boots
  • Ascender
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Headlights
  • Gore-Tex Jacket
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Down Jacket
  • Thermos
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Walking stick
  • Water Proof Pant
  • Long Under Pants
  • Gore-Tex Pant
  • Thin Fleece Gloves
  • Heavy Gloves
  • Summit Gloves
  • Wind Stopper
  • Fleece Hat
  • Fleece Gloves

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

  • The clients are requested to pay 20% of the tour cost as a deposit while booking the expedition.
  • The remaining amount is to be paid 20 days before the actual departure.
  • In case of cancellation, the clients are requested to pay a certain cancellation charge based on the general terms and conditions of the company.
  • The cancellation charge upto 3 months before the expedition is 50%. Anytime after these 3 months will cost 100%.

Dates of Trip

PRICE
DEPARTURE DATE
TRIP STATUS

Group Discount Prices

No. of Persons
Price per Person

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.

Booking Details

Price W/O Addons: US$ /pax

Full board service

  • Transportation:-
    Includes pickups and drop offs from and to the airport along with the domestic flights and jeep rides during the trip.
  • Food and accommodation:-
    Accommodations will be provided in a 4 star hotel while staying in Islamabad as well as during different stops in the trip.
    A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffees.
  • Permits and fees
    The company will pay for the air cargo charges as well as all the taxes to the
    government of Pakistan on your behalf.
    The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from government of Pakistan
    Permits for Walkie talkie as well as for satellite phone will also be added. Additional fees will also be paid for deposition of garbage
  • Insurance
    The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff in case of accidents.
  • Equipments
    All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company through air cargo and potters.In case of unfavourable circumstances,it may also be done through land or helicopters.
  • Liaison Officer, sherpas and porters
    Every member will be facilitated with one Sherpa and one porter.
    Also,a legit government Liaison will be present throughout the expedition
  • Base camp staffs and equipments
    The base camp will be fully equipped with a seperate kitchen tent, dining tent,communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay.
    Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm.
    Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.
  • Communication
    Walkie talkie and satellite phones will be given to each member to communicate in between the base camp and the mountain. Internet access will also be granted.
  • Oxygen masks, bottles and regulators
    Every member will be given 5 bottles of oxygen along with summit masks and regulators for their journey.
    More will be carried as a backup for emergencies along with a rescue sled.
  • Certificate
    The members will be honoured with a certificate from Pakistan Alpine Club for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.

Base camp service

  • Transportation:-
    Includes pickups and drop offs from and to the airport along with the domestic flights and jeep rides during the trip.
  • Food and accommodation:-
    Accommodations will be provided in a 4-star hotel while staying in Islamabad as well as during different stops in the trip.
    A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with ocasis
  • Permits and fees
    The company will pay for the air cargo charges as well as all the taxes to the
    government of Pakistan on your behalf.
    The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from government of Pakistan
    Permits for Walkie talkie as well as for satellite phone will also be added. Additional fees will also be paid for deposition of garbage
  • Insurance
    The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff in case of accidents..
  • Equipments
    All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company through air cargo and potters.In case of unfavourable circumstances,it may also be done through land or helicopters.
  • Liaison Officer,sherpas and porters
    Every member will be facilitated with one Sherpa and one porter.
    Also,a legit government Liaison will be present throughout the expedition
  • Base camp staffs and equipments
    The base camp will be fully equipped with a seperate kitchen tent, dining tent,communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay.
    Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm.
    Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.
  • Communication
    Walkie talkie and satellite phones will be given to each member to communicate in between the base camp and the mountain. Internet access will also be granted.
  • Oxygen masks,bottles and regulators
    Every member will be given 5 bottles of oxygen along with summit masks and regulators for their journey.
    More will be carried as a backup for emergencies along with a rescue sled.
  • Certificate
    The members will be honoured with a certificate from Pakistan Alpine Club for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.

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