trek to rush lake Rush Peak Expedition in Summer 2023

Rush Lake Trek and Rush Peak Expedition in Summer 2024

 Trip Duration:  12 days

Season: June – September

Zoon: Open 

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.


Short itinerary

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    

Fast facts

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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.

Entry points 

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.


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Adventure travel

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.

Responsible travel

The environments we travel through are fragile. It is our responsibility as visitors to minimize the impact of our presence.