1: Rakaposhi: The tallest peak on planet

Rakaposhi plummets directly, uninterpitdetly for almost 6000 meters from its broad base of 20 kms in width alongside Nagar River. With an altitude of 7788m, its the tallest mountain on planet and highest unbroken slope on earth. Technically it lies in Nagar District across the river, but it dominates all the views in Hunza valley and to get grasp its actual prominence Hunza provides a perfect foreground. After numerous attempts, finally in 1958 the first successful assent was made by a British-Pakistani expedition; reaching the summit via its south-west ridge going around the prominent Monk’s Head. Later in 1979, a Pak-Polish expedition did a successful summit via its most difficult north-west ridge. 

2: Ultar Sar

Ultar II or Ultar Sar is the most southeastern peak of Batura Muzatagh ( a sub-range of Karakorams ), with an altitude of 7388m it rises dramatically above is foreground i.e hunza valley. Sheer steepness, immense avalanche risk and vertical rock faces make it one of the most dangers mountains on the planet. It was highest unclimbed peak in the world until in 1995 a Japanese expedition did the first ascent of its SW face. 

Trek to Ultar Base Camp / Meadows is quite steep and almost unaccessible due to a huge avalanche from Ultar Peak.

After multiple summits of Naga Parbat, Ultar Sar is first inline to inherit the nick-name of most dangerous mountain on planet.

3: Spantik of Golden Peak

Spantik also known as Golden Peak is prolly the most beautiful peak of Spantik-Sosbun range of Karakoram, with an elevation of 7027 meters, two yellow streaks of marble rising 1000m up its north flank give the mountain its popular name. It was first climbed in 1955 by the Germans and is considered to be the easiest summit in Karakorams by the mountaineers. At sunset/sunrise it becomes Golden and its gives the most scenic backdrop to Rush Lake & Eagles Nest View Point.

Alike Rakaposhi, Spantik also lies in Nagar but it perfectly backdrops many views from Hunza Valley.

If you wish to trek to its base camp; then a simple two-three day trek from Hopar, will bring you to its north face. 

4: Lady Finger

Also known as Bubulimating ( meaning Bububli’s Peak ) which culminates in a 600m needle of sheer granite. As the name Lady Finger suggests, the pointed rock spire almost forms a perfect triangle. The local name Bubulimating originates from a legend of King Kiser of Tibet who conquered Hunza and married princess of Hunza named Bubuli, Kiser dreamt Tibet had been invaded and decided to go back to Tibet, assuring his wife he would come back when “donkeys grow horns, when milestones grow beards and river flow uphill”. Bulbuli still sits and awaits for Kiser and her wailing can be heard during winter storms. 

5: Diran Peak

A gentle pyramid, with an elevation of 7266m, is the sister peak of Rakaposhi and lies in Rakaposhi-Harmaosh range of Karakorams. Its the second easiest Karakoram peak to climb after Spantik. Its Base camp is just a two day trek from Minapin with a night over at Tagaphiri, though it can be seen from multiple points as you Traverse Hunza valley.

First summit of Diran was done in 1968 by the north face route. 

Ideal season to summit is from June-September.

A reel featuring sunset and sunrise hues on these magnificent peaks.