On the way to Hunza from Gilgit one passes a little town of Gulmet Nagar and gets the first view of the great Rakaposhi mountain. It is breathtaking to view and many tourists break journey and stop for a night to see the Rakapohsi at sunrise before moving on to Hunza. There are some good hotels in Gulmet Nagar.
Rakapohi meaning "Snow covered" in the local language is 27th highest mountain in the world. It is more popular for its beauty than its climb. Many far eastern travelers come to Gulmet to view Rakaposhi in the moonlight. Rakaposhi has a staggering vertical rise of 6000 meters that makes its one of the tallest mountains in the world.
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