Trekking - Nanga Parbat Circle Trek

SEASON: JUNE TO OCTOBER:
GRADE: MODERATE.
ALTITUDE: 3000 TO 5370 METERS.
DAYS: 20

Nanga Parbat literally means “the naked mountain”. It is the 2nd highest peak in Pakistan and 9th highest in world ranking. Located in the western Himalayan range, Nanga Parbat is also known as Diamer “The Capital of Fairies”.
This exciting trek takes you through the enchanting green meadows and valleys around Nanga Parbat, trekking through the lush green alpine meadows and scenic mountain villages, exploring the three base camps of this hypnotic and spell binding natural giant. The South face is approached from Rupal, the Diamer face from the west, and North face from Fairy Meadows. Nanga Parbat is the only mountain above 8000 meters in the world where one can actually walk circles around it!

The south face of the Nanga Parbat is one of the highest precipices in the

world. It is a rock face rising 4500 meters; a perpetual vertical wall, it also offers one of the most hazardous routes to the top of the peak.

We drive up to the Astore Gorge through enchanting Himalayan landscape to the small mountain village of Rupal lying at the foot of the south side of Nanga Parbat. Here we begin the first leg of the trek crossing the Chunghphere and Bazin glaciers before reaching the lush green meadows of the traditional Base camp of this gigantic entity. Crossing the Mazeno pass at 5370 meters, the descend begins down to the Loiba glacier of the Diamer face, which offers the easiest climbing route.

Trek up to the enchanting green pastures of Fairy Meadows, where we see one of the biggest mountain faces that offers the unforgettable view of the North Face of Nanga Parbat. This is followed by a hike through the thick high altitude pine and birch forest on the lush green alpine meadows to visit the base camp. Nanga Parbat was first climbed by the Herman Bhul in 1953 by a joint Austrian German expedition.


 

ITINERARY:
       
Day 01     Islamabad.
Morning arrive Islamabad, meet and transfer to hotel. After noon visit the Islamabad and Rawalpindi the twin cites and explores the colorful bazzars of Rawalpindi, visit the Shah Faisal mosque and damn –e- Koh to have the view of Islamabad the modern capital of Pakistan. Overnight hotel.

Day 02     Chilas.
Morning drive to Chilas, passing through the enchanting valleys of Mansehra and Indus Kohistan along the Mighty River Indus, enroute visit the ancient Rock Carvings at Shatial and Chilas. Overnight hotel. (12 hours).

Day 03     Tarishing.
Morning drive to Thalichi, from here transfers to four wheel jeep and drive through the narrow Astore gorge to the lush green mountain villages upto Tarishing village where the jeep Road ends and the trek starts. Overnight in local Inn. (6-7 hours).

Day 04     Latobo.
Today we start our first day of our trek, cross the Chunghphere glacier and a very easy and gentle walk on the green slopes of the Rupal village, we cross the Bazin glacier to enter the green meadows of the Latobo the traditional base camp of Nanga Parbat. Meals and over night in Tents.

Day 05     Mazeno Base camp.
After the break fast walk through the green meadows with wild willow and birch forest, along the thoshin glacier to reach the green camp side at the bottom of the green meadows. Meals and overnight in Tents.

Day 06     Mazeno high Camp.
A gradually steep walk up through the green alpine meadows and wild bushes to reach the camp side close the pass, offers a panoramic views of high peaks surrounding and the sharp Mazeno ridge of Nanga Parbat. Meals and overnight in Tents.

Day 07     Loiba.
Today we cross the Mazeno pass (5370 meters) a very steep descending through with the help of fixed ropes.
To Loiba glacier. Cross the glacier and follow the trail to reach the green campsite of the loiba meadows. Meals and overnight in tents.

Day 08     Kachal.
Walk through the green meadows and passing through the summer settlements of the local village before we reach to the camp. Meals and overnight in tents.

Day 09     Diamori.
Trek through the green slopes and scenic village along the Bunar Gah.meals and overnight in tents.

Day 10     Diamer Base Camp.
A very easy and gentle walk takes through the thick pine forest and green slopes of alpine meadows facing the magnificent view of Nanag Parbat.meals and overnight in tents.

Day 11     at Base Camp.
Free day to explore the area. Meals and over night in tents.

Day 12     Kachal pass.
Trek back to Kachal meadow and cross the Kachal pass, a gradually steep walk up through the green slope of the meadows and we enter to the Karo Sagar. Meals and over night in tents.

Day 13     Kadu sagar.
A very gentle and easy walk takes you through the thick pine forest and green slopes of green meadows with the view of Nanga Parbat. We passé the summer settlements of Local peoples. Overnight in tents.

Day 14     Gutum Sagar.
An easy walk up through the lush green meadows with colorful flowers and high altitude birch trees takes you to the base camp of Juliper peak. Over night in tents. (6-7 hours).

Day 15     Beyal.
Today we cross the juliper pass (4625 meters) and enjoy the magnificent view of Nanga Parbat, Chongra Peak and Ganalo peaks. a very steep descending to the Beyal meadow. Meals and overnight in tents. (7-8 hours).

Day 16     Fairy Meadow.
Morning excursions to Nanga Parbat Base camp, visit the monuments of alferd Drexel and Willy Merkle the Climbers who laid their lives on this killer mountain during the 1934 to 1937. Explore the area and after noon trek back to fairy meadows. Meals and overnight in wooden log homes. (5-6 hours).

Day 17     Fairy Meadows.
Free day to explore the area, explore the Raikot Glacier and the meadows. Meals and overnight hotel.

Day 18     Chilas.
Morning walk to Tato village and drive by four-wheel jeeps to Raikot Bridge at the KKH, from here we continue drive to Chilas. Over night hotel. (6-7 hours).

Day 19     Islamabad.
Morning after break fast drive to Islamabad, passing through the lush green villages of Indus Kohistan and Mansehra valley.arrive and transfer to hotel. (12- 13 hours).

Day 20     Departure.
Depart for onward destinations.
       
     
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