Rush Lake Trek and Rush Peak Expedition in Summer 2023
Trip Duration: 12 days
Season: June – September
Grade: Entry level normal trek
Activities: Trekking & exploring the traditional valleys
Accommodation: 12 days trip, 04 days trek, 09 nights hotel, 03 nights camping
Tour from Gilgit Airport to get to the Trek start at Hopar
On your drive/tour from Gilgit to Karimabad, Hunza and onto Passu (along the KKH and a section of the ancient Silk Road) and then to Hopar you will enjoy some of the most outstanding scenery in Northern Pakistan. The Gilgit river and terraces of farmland will be beside you as you drive north. You will stop and enjoy the views of the junction of the Western edge of the Himalayas with the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush mountain ranges. You will stop at the base of Rakaposhi (7,788m) and gaze up the Ghulmet Glacier at the highest unbroken slope on earth 5,838m above you. You will explore beautiful Karimabad with its delicious apricots (in the right season) and the famous Baltit Fort. The ancient roadside sacred rocks at Haldeikish and the drive through picturesque villages and farmland and along the Hunza river.
About Rush Lake Trek
Rash Phari is a local name means “sparking Lake”, also known as Rash Lake, located in Nagar Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan. It is a high alpine lake located at the base of Rash Peak (5,098m), a peak for the beginners, you can begin your climbing experience from this mountain and enjoy spectacular views from all sides. Rash Phari is one of the most attractive treks, especially for those who want to have a first time trekking experience with a lifelong thrill. You can walk on glaciers, through villages and observe the life of those living at the foot of mighty glaciers. Trek along the irrigated terraced fields with the stunning views of the mighty Karakoram mountains from the summit of Rash Peak 5,098m. The trek starts from Hopar (2,790m), a marvelous valley with green fields and fruit orchards. It provides the best views of Spantik (7,027m), Malubiting (7,458m), Miar Peak (6,824m), Phuparash Peak (6,574m) and Ultar Sar (7,388m) and the distant glimpse of of the world second highest peak K2 on a fine day. It is the junction of two famous glaciers of Barpu and Bualtar.
Day 01 Arrival in Islamabad – Hotel
Day 02 Fly to Gilgit or drive to Chilas – Hotel
Day 03 Drive to Hunza valley – Hotel
Day 04 Drive to Hopar (2,790m) village & trek to Barpu Giram (3,000m) – Camp
Day 05 Trek to Chidin Harai (4,440m) – Camp
Day 06 Trek to Rash Peak BC and back to Chidin Harai (4,440m) – Camp
Day 07 Trek to Huru (2,972m) and drive to Karimabad, Hunza – Hotel
Day 08 Drive to Khunjerv Pass and back to Sost – Hotel
Day 09 Drive to Gilgit – Hotel
Day 10 Fly to Islamabad or drive to Bisham – Hotel
Day 11 Drive to Islamabad – Hotel
Day 12 Departure from Islamabad to Home
Please consult a travel vaccination specialist for up to date information
A single supplement is not always possible on this trip. In many instances campsite size is limited and it will be necessary to share with another team member. This also applies to mountaineering expeditions. Single supplement in hotels is available. Please contact Shams Alpine Mountaineering & Trekking Pvt Ltd for specific detail, relevant to your trip.
Shimshal can be reached from Islamabad by plane to Gilgit city or else by road along the Karakoram Highway to Hunza. Another way is by road from Tashkurgan, China on the Karakoram Highway through Khunjerab National Park and the Old Silk Route to Passu valley.
Discover the spectacular hidden Karakoram with English speaking,
world renowned Shimshali mountain guides
By its very nature adventure travel involves an element of the unexpected. In remote and developing countries do not expect standards you are used to at home. Remote areas are sometimes unpredictable and itineraries may be altered. To get the most out of your adventure it is important that you are flexible, positive and eager to take on all the challenges that arise. If you are uncertain about your suitability for this trip we recommend that you contact us with any concerns. We are happy to answer any questions.
The environments we travel through are fragile. It is our responsibility as visitors to minimize the impact of our presence.