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Diran Peak, Karakorum, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Diran Peak, Karakorum, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Mount Diran (Diran Peak), Karakorum, Pakistan

Diran Peak (Mount Diran) is part of the Karakoram mountain range, the second highest mountain range on the planet after the Himalayas. This mountain is located in northern Pakistan and is part of the Rakaposhi-Haramosh chain in western Karakoram.

Its summit can be seen from the Hunza valley, which is easily accessible thanks to the Karakoram Highway. On cloudless days this beautiful mountain stands out above the valley in all its beauty. From the Eagle’s Nest, a panoramic point above the Hunza valley, you can admire this mountain together with the other peaks of the chain, the
Rakaposhi (7,788 meters) and the Haramosh (7,409 meters).

Diran Peak is a pyramid-shaped mountain that reaches 7,266 meters in height. Its summit is perpetually covered by ice. Along the mountain walls are some glaciers. The first climb to the top of this mountain was made in 1968 by an Austrian expedition.

The Hunza valley with Rakaposhi, Haramosh and Diran Peak. Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
The Hunza valley with Rakaposhi, Haramosh and Diran Peak. Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The only time of year when it is possible to climb this mountain are the summer months between June and mid-September. However, bear in mind that the Indian monsoon can reach Pakistan right at this time. In this area of Pakistan the effect of the monsoon is fortunately limited by the presence to the south of the Himalayan chain which blocks most of the clouds limiting the strength of the monsoon. However, when the monsoon reaches this area, the climate can change very quickly with snow that can fall at high altitudes and with heavy rains that fall at lower altitudes.

Pakistan tourist office page.

Diran Peak, Karakorum, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Diran Peak, Karakorum, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Bualtar Glacier, Hopar Valley, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Bualtar Glacier, Hopar Valley, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

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