Tirich Mir like Rakaposhi and Nanga Parbat to the east, is
known for being the home of 'Peris' called "fairies"
in English. The Tirich valley parallels the Turikho Valley
and is separated from it by a 15 mile-long flat-topped ridge
which averages about 12,500 feet in elevation. The ideal way
to reach this ridge because of it’s unsurpassed views of the
high peaks in the Hindu Kush, is to climb Zani An (12,500
ft.). Zani An is situated between Shagram, about a mile higher
than Drasan, thus it is most easily approached from the Tirich
valley, because the climb is 2,000 feet less from this side.
The ridgetop in both directions from the pass is quite level,
inviting you to stroll along it and view the spectacular Hindu
Kush peaks from Tirich Mir to Saraghrar in the north.