Darkot pass (el. 15,430 ft) is a high mountain pass that connects Baroghil Valley in Chitral and Rawat valley of Ghizer District in Gilgit, Pakistan. It is located in Hindukush Mountains Range.
It is also known as "Darkut".
Darkotpass is about 10 miles to the east of Koyo Zom (Zum) (6872m), the highest peak in Ghizer district.
The border between Chitral and Northern Areas runs through the pass over Darkot Glacier. Eight miles to the south is Darkot village on the River Darkot, a small tributary of Ghizar River). To the northeast of Darkot pass is Chitral. Ten miles to the northwest of the pass is Chilmarabad, a village one mile south of the Boroghil pass.
Chikaar is a high plain and gateway to Darkot Pass The border between Chitral District and Ghizer District of Gilgit-Baltistan. It is a small village .Landscape around the village offers superb scenery of clouds and sky piercing peaks.
Climbers and trekkers take porters from this point towards Darkot base camp. Chikaar base-camp is located at the left side of the accumulation zone of the Darkoot glacier.
Trekkers and climbers make stopovers here to start their journey towards Darkot pass from Darkot glacier. Distance from Chikaar to Darkot Base-camp takes an ascending hike of 5–6 hours.
Miranjani is the highest peak of Abbottabad district
in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is located at an elevation
of at 2,992 metres (9,816 ft).
Miranjani peak lies
in the Phalkote near Namli Maira area, in Ayubia National Park, 80 kilometres
(50 mi) north of Islamabad in the western Himalayan range.
Miranjani is clad in Western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests,
with Pine, Walnut, Oak, and Maple trees and shrubs and herbs. From Miranjani peak one take many short strolls
through the pine forests in Ayubia National Park.
Miranjani is an attraction for
hikers. From Nathia Gali it takes four hours to reach the peak via a steep
track. Another route starts from the Governor’s House.
The peak's top offers spectacular views. Places easily seen
include: Azad Kashmir, Jhelum River (Kohala), Tarbela lake, Abbottabad city,
Havelian, and Thandiani.
On a clear day the 'treacherous' mountain Nanga Parbat
can be seen 400 kilometres (250 mi) away.
passis located in Hindukush mountains
range of Pakistan. It is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,703 m
(15,430 ft).It connects Baroghil Valley in Chitral and Rawat valley of Ghizer
District in Gilgit, Pakistan.
pass is also known as "Darkut".
Pass is on an altitude of minimum of 600m and maximum 4,703 m.
border between Chitral and Northern Areas runs through the pass over Darkot
Glacier.It lies about 10 miles to the east of
the peak Koyo Zom (Zum) (6872m), which
is the highest peak in Ghizer district.. Eight miles to the south is Darkot
village on the River Darkot, which is a small tributary of Ghizar River. To the
northeast of Darkot pass is Chitral. Ten miles to the northwest of the Darkot pass
is Chilmarabad, a village one mile south of the Boroghil pass.
the Darkot Pass the trek is a lateral moraine of the glacier and down the
middle is the wide flat Darkot Glacier. After crossing crevasses and stream it
leads to Chikar Yarkhun Valley. Descent is much steeper and the glacier is wet
Pass trek offer magnificent views towards the mountains of the central
Karakoram. In all directions are views of Granite Peaks interspersed with glaciers.
It offers a diversity of unspoiled landscape.
Best Time to visit
Darkot pass is open from May to October but best time to visit is from June to September