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Northern Pakistan's Minapin Glacier

Posted: July 30, 2014
Minapin Glacier is a massive glacier which stretches from well below the base of Rakaposhi Peak (7,788 m) to Diran Peak (7,266 m) in the Karakoram mountain range in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. The glacier is best reached from the Hunza Valley where the more than 6-hour hike starts at Minapin Village. The hike is steep but the scenery is stunning all the way. About an hour before reaching basecamp the terminal of the glacier moraine (unconsolidated glacial debris of soil and rock) becomes visible. Continue the climb and soon the blue-white glacial tongue come into view. The last part of the hike is strenuous but as Rakaposhi Peak and the massive white glacier seracs (columns of glacial ice) comes into view, the adventure spirit will boost you further up to the end designation. PHOTOS HERE. STORY COMING SOON....