The Pakistani definition of a mountain according to the Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad is a peak higher than 6500 meters, 21,450 feet. Therefore you dont need permits for peaks lower than that mark. Anything higher, or if you are hiking within 20 km of an international border you will need permits. For a permit, you need to either: 1. Licensed mountain guide OR 2. Pakistan Army Liason Officer (LO) to guide you along the way. The guide/LO has to be equipped with gear that will allow him to hike with you till the base camp of your peak.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
This is the 25th highest mountain in the world and one of the most majestic peaks in the Karakoram.
Take a bus from Rawalpindi Pir Wadhai bus stop to Karimabad, Hunza OR Fly from Islamabad to Gilgit. From there you can take a van to the village of Minapin. From Minapin it takes 3 days to reach basecamp.