Scaling Rash Peak, Karakorum, Pakistan

Scaling Rash Peak, Karakorum, Pakistan

Trek Essentials

Where: Karakorum Mountain Range, Northern Pakistan 
Best Season:
 October – March
Best Sights: Scaling epic glaciers
Remember to Bring: A local guide experienced in navigating the glacier surface

image: location of rash peak

The Karakoram Highway is one of the highest and wildest stretches of road in the world, passing through the Hindu Kush, Pamir, Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges and linking Pakistan and China. The Rash Peak trek takes 3 days, crossing two glaciers and ascending a total of seven thousand feet.

Trekker’s Tips

A guide is indispensable for this trek. You can easily get lost in the glaciers and they’re full of hidden dangers, uneven ground and deep crevices.

When you’re trekking at altitude, always beware of altitude sickness. Ascending too high too fast can be fatal – pay attention to your body and if you get into difficulties descend to a lower altitude without delay.

image: rash peak route map

 

 

More Information

The Karakoram Highway 
An online book by David Leatham

Books

Lonely Planet Karakoram Highway, by John King – 1998

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