Nanga Parbat Circle Trek
|Fixed Departure 1||7 July 2021 – 26 July 2021|
|Fixed Departure 2||4 August 2021 – 25 August 2021|
|Best Season||June to October|
|Altitude||3000m to 5370m|
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 alpine meadows and valleys and through scenic mountain villages around Nanga Parbat, 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 8,000 m which you can actually circle.
The South Face of Nanga Parbat is one of the highest precipices in the world. It is a rock face rising steeply up 4,500 meters, a perpetual vertical wall which 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 stage of the trek crossing the Chunghphere and Bazin Glacier before reaching the lush green meadows of the traditional base camp (Herrligkoffer Base Camp) of this gigantic entity. We walk through Latobo and Shagiri sommer settlements of shepherds and reach the last camp before the pass. After crossing the Mazeno Pass at 5,370 meters the descend begins to the Loiba Glacier of the Diamer Face.
Trek up again to the enchanting green pastures of Fairy Meadows, where we see one of the biggest mountain faces which offers the unforgettable view of the Nanga Parbat North Face. Further 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 Austrian Hermann Buhl in 1953 being member of a joint German/Austrian expedition.
After breakfast walk through green meadows with wild willow and birch forests along the Thoshin Glacier to reach the campsite at the bottom of the meadows. Meals and overnight in tents.
Trek through the green slopes and scenic villages along the Bunar Gah. Meals and overnight in tents.
A very easy and gentle walk through the thick pine forest and green slopes of alpine meadows with magnificent view on Nanag Parbat. Meals and overnight in tents.
Today we cross the Juliper Pass (4,625 m) and enjoy the magnificent view on Nanga Parbat, Chongra Peak and Ganalo Peaks. A very steep descend to the Beyal meadow. Meals and overnight in tents. (7-8 hours).