|BEST SEASON||June to October|
|ALTITUDE||3000m to 5370m|
Nanga Parbat, Sanskrit for “Naked Mountain” is so named because some of its slopes are so steep that they are bereft of vegetation and snow. According to the local old legend, Nanga Parbat is also called Diamir, which means abode of fairies. It is believed that the Queen of fairies lives there in a castle made of solid crystal-clear ice, which is guarded by gigantic snow serpents and frogs. The earlier disasters in climbing this mountain are attributed to the displeasure of fairies.
Nanga Parbat is not a single peak but consists of 20km long series of peaks and ridges culminating in an ice crest of (8125m). Its South Face known as Rupal Face is (5000m) high, while the North or Raikot Face plunging over (7000m) from the summit to the Indus forms one of the world’s deepest gorge. This expedition takes us to the Southside, which is known as Rupal Face.
Chilas (1200m) 12 hrs
Tarishing (2911m) 6 hrs
After breakfast drive to Tarshing along the Astore River. Gurikot and Astore are the principal villages on the way. Tarshing at the end of the jeep road is a colored village surrounded by snowed summits and departure of our trek Meals and overnight at camp.
Latoba (4000m) 5 hrs
You will cross Tarshing glacier, Bashin glacier and discover the Rupal villages in middle of green meadows. The campsite is a beautiful place in front of the Rupal face of Nanga Parbat. Most of glaciers in north Pakistan are recovered by thick cover of stones and
gravel which gives them their black color in most of their course.
Meals and overnight at camp.
Shaigiri 4450m 4-5 hrs
The path follows the northern lateral moraine of the Toshain glacier with views to Leila and Rupal peaks on one side and Nanga Parbat on the other. From the camp you can admire the 20 long km Toshain glacier that fill the whole head of the valley. Meals and overnight at camp.
Mazeno BC (4700m) 6 hrs
The way goes up by steeps and gives excellent views of the huge mass of Nanga Parbat. Meals and overnight at camp.
Mazeno high Camp. 5399m 4 hrs
Early in the morning we start our trek. This is going to be the highest point in our trekking to cross the Mazeno pass. This is where the place where mostly changes the potters which we took from Tarishing. This evening going to be quite cold and higher place. Overnight at camp.
Upper Loiba (4300m) 7 hrs
The climb up is not difficult. The other side is a steady slope of about 300m on glacier: ice on the first meters, then covered with gravel and stones.at the foot of the slope birch woods and green meadows are waiting for you.Meals and overnight at camp.
Saire (2500m) 6 hrs
Easy trek to descend until Zengot. After cross the bridge of Kachal Gah Walk up to Shair. Here colored fields of corn, potatoes and beans contrast with the sparkling glaciers falling from Nanga Parbat. Meals and overnight at camp.
Kachal (3000m) 4 hrs
Short walk up to Kachal, which means green gardens. Meals and overnight at camp.
Nanga Parbat Base Camp. (4200m) 6 hrs
Easy walk. The first base camp is at 3850m. The meadows with flowers of all colors look like painting of Van Gogh or Monet. The second Base Camp at 4250m is the departure of most expeditions. A line of ridges culminating in ice crest of 8125m forms the huge mountain. High ranked ninth highest peak in the world and second In Pakistan. After acclimatization climb Diamerio peak 6000m. Meals and overnight at camp.
Nanga Parbat Base Camp
Excursions to the Base Camp of the Nanga Parbat we will have our lunch you can also trek to the camp one or cross the glacier to see the other end, overnight at camp.
Saire 4 hrs
To come back to the KKH we will cross summer settlements. From May to September the villagers of the valley and their family will stay at high altitude with their animals. Crops of corn, potatoes, beans and vegetable cover every small flat surface until 3200m.The deep slopes supporting forests until 3800m. Meals and overnight at camp.
Demario (1600m) 6 hrs
The shaded campsite of Demario will be our last night in Diamer valley. Fruit trees and grassy carpet near the stream. Meals and overnight at camp.
Fairy Meadows (3200m)
Nanga Parbat Base camp (4300m) Option
Excursions to the Base Camp of the north face of Nanga Parbat we will have our lunch at Beyal (3700m) either after visiting to the Base camp or before. It will take about 4 to 5 hours to reach the place of departure of the first expeditions in the 1934 s. There were German expeditions which try to reach the summit but the first success arrived only with German / Austrian expedition in 1953 the first Man who reached the summit was Herman Buhl. After visiting the memorial we will trek back to Fairy Meadows overnight at wooden Huts at Fairy Meadows.
After breakfast we will trek back to Tato from there we will decent with jeeps to KKH and drive further towards Chilas overnight at Hotel.
Today we will drive towards the well-developed cities of the country. This driving going to be longer it will last 9 to 10 hrs. Overnight in hotel.
Day free in Islamabad to sightseen of the modern capital of Pakistan and visit the Margala hills including Shah Faisal Mosque. The dinner going to be from Nanga Parbat adventure. Overnight in Hotel.