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#23 – Minapin glacier, PAKISTAN

A long hike up from the Hunza River leads to the incredible Minapin Glacier at the foot of Rakaposhi peak.

The beautiful Hunza Valley lies just an hour or two drive north of Gilgit town along the scenic road towards the China border. This part of the Gilgit-Baltistan Region of Pakistan’s far north is known for its many peaks over 7,000 metre with several glaciers in the area. A 5 to 6 hour hike up from the town of Minapin leads to the incredible Minapin glacier which lies at the foot of Rakaposhi Peak (7,788m) and in the shadows of Diran Peak (7,266 m). This is one of the most beautiful parts of Pakistan!

Minapin Glacier at Rakaposhi Base Camp, Hunza Vallay, PAKISTAN

Minapin Glacier at Rakaposhi Base Camp, Hunza Vallay, PAKISTAN

Minapin Glacier at Rakaposhi Base Camp, Hunza Vallay, PAKISTAN

Minapin Glacier

Minapin Glacier at Rakaposhi Base Camp, Hunza Vallay, PAKISTAN


 

The above article appears in the December 2014 issue of Globerovers Magazine