DIRAN PEAK

Itinerary

DaysDestinations
1Arrive Islamabad, transfer to hotel and briefing
2Drive to Chilas, transfer to hotel for overnight.
3Drive to Karimabad. Overnight at hotel
4Drive to Minapin, overnight camping
5Drive to Tagha fari, overnight camping.
6Trek to Diran Peak base camp
7-26Climbing Diran Peak
27Trek back to Minapin, overnight camping 
28Drive to Karimabad, overnight at hotel 
29Drive to Chilas, overnight at hotel.
30Drive to Islamabad and Debriefing,  overnight at hotel.
31Fly to your own destination 


Elevation: 7266-metre

Range: karakoram 

Region: Gilgit

OVERVIEW

Diran is located in the Rakaposhi-Haramosh Range in the western Karakoram. Viewed from the Hunza Valley, Diran is a gentle pyramid and is considered to be the second easiest 7000m peak in the Karakoram after Spantik, although it has a reputation for avalanches. The Karakoram Highway runs up the Hunza Valley and gives easy access to the mountain. The first attempt on Diran was from Hunza, up the north face and west ridge. Two climbers disappeared high on the mountain. Two more expeditions failed before the mountain was first climbed by Austrians Rainer Goschl, Rudolf Pischinger and Hanns Schell in 1968 by the north face route. This route has since been climbed by a number of expeditions, more expeditions have failed and a fair number of climbers have died. Diran got a second route in 1993 when the northeast ridge was climbed and in 1996 the mountain was climbed from the south.