Dare to Trek the Hunza Valley!

Join Islamic Relief on an epic multi-day hiking adventure through Pakistan, as you challenge your limits!

Immerse yourself in the landscapes and adventures of Pakistan. Grab a good pair of hiking shoes and wander through a region of breathtaking nature, Gilgit-Baltistan is home to Fairy Meadows, Nanga Parbat and Mount Rakaposhi, the 25th tallest mountain in the World.

Between September 1st – 10th, you will get the full experience of exploring through Northern Pakistan, as our itinerary will be jam packed with hiking, ice climbing and rafting, all whilst you support vulnerable communities with access to Water for Life.

The Details

Dates: 1st – 10th September 2022

Registration Fee: £519

Minimum Sponsorship: £3,000

Registration Deadline: 1st June 2022

The Itinerary

1st September

  • Arrive to Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Arranged Airport Pick-Up from Islamabad International Airport

2nd September

  • Visit Islamic Relief Pakistan office
  • Meet with Islamic Relief Pakistan field officers
  • Visit Islamic Relief funded projects in Rawalpindi

3rd September

  • Drive: Islamabad to Naran
  • River Rafting in Kunhar Rive
  • Ziplining in Kunar

4th September

  • Drive: Naran to Nagar Valley
  • Visit Babusar Pass and Lalusar Lake
  • Stop at Junction Point, the junction of the World’s 3 highest mountain ranges
  • Stop at the Nanga Parbat and Rakaposhi view points

5th September

  • Trek to Rakaposhi Base Camp (13km)
  • Camp at Happakun Camp

6th September

  • Trek from Happakun to Tagaphari (3km)
  • Camp at Happakun Camp

7th September

  • Trek from Happakun to Minapin
  • Drive: Minapin to Karimabad (Hunza)
  • Visitn Altit and Baltit Forts
  • Sunset at Eagle Nest

8th September

  • Visit Attabad Lake
  • Visit Hussaini Bridge
  • Ice Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Drive: Hunza

9th September

  • Drive: Hunza to Islamabad
  • Dinner in Islamabad

10th September

  • Arranged Airport Drop Off to Islamabad International Airport

What your Reg Fee Covers

  • Visa
  • Transportation within Pakistan, including to/from airport in Islamabad
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals/day, except arrival/departure days (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Rentals: ice/rock climbing gear, rafting gear
  • Entrance fees for sites/parks
  • Porters carrying all camping (not personal) equipment

What you will cover

  • Transportation to/from Islamabad (Flight + Baggage expenses)
  • Selected meals on arrival/departure dates
  • Snacks outside of meals
  • Souvenir/Gift Shopping
  • Personal Expenses
  • Medical Expenses (travel Insurance is required)
  • Personal Hiking Equipment (boots, poles)
  • All other expenses outside of the Rakaposhi Base Camp Challenge (extra tours, stays, transportation, meals)

Sign Up Eligibility

  • Age: 18 years or older
  • Vaccination Status: Double Vaccinated
  • Physically fit (able to bike and hike long hours)
  • No serious medical/health conditions that could affect the well-being (ie. physical injuries, heart condition, pregnancy) *Consult with your doctor prior to signing up
  • All participants must raise 80% of the fundraising goal prior to August 21st 2022

The Cause: Provide Water for Life

Water is the key to all life. Yet across the globe, a staggering 785 million people are going thirsty each and every day. Without safe and clean water to drink, these people risk dehydration, disease and at worse: death.

“The best charity is giving water to drink and He was the most generous in giving charity.” [Ahmad]

Here at Islamic Relief, we’re working worldwide in over 40 countries across the globe to ensure that not only do communities have a safe and reliable source of water for today, but for life too.

By signing up to this challenge, the funds you raise will help provide clean and safe water to families in desperate need. Sign up now and help save lives. 

Fundraising Ideas

Smarties: Buy 20 tubes of Smarties and give them to 20 of your friends. Your one condition? Once they’ve enjoyed the Smarties, they return the tubes back to you filled with as many £1 coins as they can collect in a week. You’d be surprised how much you can raise using this tactic!

Bake Sale: A true classic. How about adding a theme to your fundraiser depending on the cause you’re raising for? E.g. a blue theme if you’re fundraising to provide clean water. Or you could really go for it, sell other homemade delights alongside your delicious baked goods like milkshakes, smoothies or classic desserts (trifle, cake & custard etc.).

Car Wash: Probably the most fun thing you could do, and all you need is water, a bucket, a sponge and some car shampoo. You could do this at your school or workplace, or you could even ask a local business to let you use their grounds/car park. Try make it more interesting by doing it in fancy dress and get your family and friends in on all the fun!

Click here for more fundraising ideas

Questions?

Email us on challenges@islamic-relief.org.uk with any questions or for any further information. We’re here to support 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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