28 Days
Duration
6/10
Physicality
12+
Age
Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world at 8,126 meters above sea level. It is the western anchor of the Himalayas around which the Indus river skirts into the plains of Pakistan. It is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of the Pakistan and is locally known as ‘Deo Mir’ Nanga Parbat has three main faces known as Rupal, Diamer and Raikot. These are totally different in appearance and shape and their routes start from different valleys.
Faces of Nanga Parbat and their routes:
Rupal Face start from Gilgit or Karakoram Highway to Tarashing, a green alpine village at the head of the jeep track. It takes another two days to arrive at Rupal base camp. Diamer base camp track is the most lengthy as it needs three days to reach and the last is Raikot, where we go up to Raikot Bridge on Karakoram Highway to switch over to local jeeps for Jail, a small place in Tato Valley at the foot of Fairy Meadows.
“This tour includes a visit to all three faces crossing high passes en route. This tour can be shortened according to available time, as we have given different options to finish trekking at several points.”

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Islamabad
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

 

Day 1

Arrival in Pakistan.

Welcome in Pakistan at Islamabad and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon we will make a city sightseeing tour to Rawalpindi and Islamabad, which offers a great contrast of culture, archaeology and planning. Rawalpindi is an old city with narrow lanes and bustling bazaars while Islamabad is a modern and the only planned city of Pakistan serving as the capital of the state. Raja Bazaar, Murree Road, Lok Virsa Museum and Shah Faisal Mosque are the places of tourist interest included in the tour.
Day 2

Islamabad to Chilas.

We depart from Islamabad and arrive at Besham crossing the famous towns of Abbottabad and Mansehra. Later on ffollowing the upstream course of River Indus, we will make photo stops at Shatial rocks with ancient graffiti’s on it. After a long day aboard, we arrive at Chilas and transfer to hotel for overnight
Day 3

Chilas to Gilgit.

We will drive to Gilgit, where we enjoy a free time to explore bazaar and town. Gilgit River flowing through the town offers superb views and walk along its banks is rewarding.
Day 4

Gilgit To Tarashing.

We drive by jeeps to Tarashing, a lovely village at the head of jeep track. Tarashing is one of the villages in northern areas, where we camp for overnight.
Day 5

Tarashing to Bizhin.

An easy day of walking apart from crossing a tail of Tarashing Glacier, we camp at Rupal, a green and lovely place.
Day 6

Bizhin to Shaigiri Base Camp.

Shaigiri is a vast flower filled place, serving as base camp for climbing teams to Nanga Parbat. The south face of Nanga Parbat, known as Rupal Face is a steep rock of 4500 meters high.
Day 7

Shaigiri - Free Day.

Day free at Shaigiri to enjoy the beauty of surrounding peaks and for side walks.
( Exit Option – returning back via Trashing to KKH & Chilas in 3 days )
Day 8

Shaigiri to Mazino Base Camp.

After a comfortable walk with views of Leila and Rupal peaks on back, we arrive at a green campsite with stream of running water. Base camp is a good place for camping offering superb views around.
Day 9

Mazino Base Camp to Mazino High Camp.

A steady climb on loose boulders takes us the high camp, en route Mazino Pass can be viewed ahead. It’s a short portion of the track but good to have a rest before crossing the pass.
Day 10

Mazino High Camp to Loiba.

Very early start for a tough and long day as we cross the Mazino Pass at 5377m and descend into Bunar region. After crossing the pass we negotiate a portion with open and hidden crevasses on the slope, safety fixed ropes are must. After this portion, the walk is easy and we camp for overnight besides a stream.
Day 11

Loiba to Kachal.

An easy and lovely descent up to the green meadows and birch woods up to Iril and then we cross a gali to arrive in Kachal.
( Exit Option – via Bunar, KKH & Chilas in 3 days )
Day 12

Kachal to Nanga Parbat ( Diamer BC ).

It is a steady climb through birch trees to Kutgali, the last village towards Diamer face of Nanga Parbat. The campsite is a green plateau with a variety of lovely alpine flowers all around.
Day 13

Nanga Parbat Base Camp - Free Day.

Diamer Face is the most popular climbing route for Nanga Parbat. We enjoy a free day at base camp among several climbing teams. From the base camp the whole face of Nanga Parbat is visible and routes can be watched with binoculars / telescopes.
Day 14

Nanga Parbat Base Camp to Kachal.

We start walking down to Kachal, an easy walk of four hours and rest of the day is free at leisure and to prepare for next day’s tough trek to Kachal Gali.
( Exit Option – via Bunar, KKH & Chilas in 3 days )
Day 15

Kachal to High Camp.

After a steep hike, with no water or shade available, we cross Kachal Gali at 4400m, and descent into Patro Valley, leading to Gonar Farm. Our camp will be at a summer shepherd’s settlement.( Exit Option – via Gonar & Chilas in 2 days )
Day 16

High Camp to Jungle.

We start our walk and arrive at place called as Jungle after a steep descent to Patro River. We camp across the river in the forest.
Day 17

Jungle to Lower Khusto.

We start walking through pinewoods and arrive at fields of maize and barley with beautiful views of Ganalo Peak ahead. We camp in a high pasture with fresh spring water available
Day 18

Lower Khusto to Jilipur Pass Base Camp.

Climbing steeply, we cross the tree line and arrive at a small lake with a waterfall. Later proceed to the campsite, from where a trek leads to South Jilipur Peak.
Day 19

Jilipur Pass Base Camp to Beyal Camp.

 The path to the pass is a little tricky however the Jilipur Pass at 4837m gives magnificent views of Nanga Parbat massif. Across the pass is a steep descent in Raikot Valley, we keep on walking down and arrive at Beyal for overnight camping.
Day 20

Beyal Camp - Free Day.

Day free for rest and enjoy the superb and grand view of Nanga Parbat, main peak at 8125m and other prominent peaks of the massif.
Day 21

Beyal Camp to Excursion Nanga Parbat Base Camp. ( Raikot Face ) - Fairy Meadows


We make a trip to the base camp crossing tails of glaciers with well identified track. At base camp, a monument had been erected in the memory of climbers died on the mountain. After a packed cold picnic lunch at base camp, we will return to our campsite. From Beyal, we walk down to Fairy Meadows, which is a comfortable walk. Fairy Meadows offers glorious views of Nanga Parbat and the beauty is unsurpassed and overwhelming.We have enjoyed a great day, which will be followed by a camp fire with local male dance and music.( Exit Option – via Raikot Bridge & Chilas in 1 day )
Day 22

Fairy Meadows to Muthat.

We walk down to Tato Valley to arrive in Muthat, a village on the other side of the main route to Fairy Meadows.
Day 23

Muthat to Glacier Camp.

Following the Buldar Glacier, we arrive at the high camp for Muthat Pass. Different views of the surrounding mountains are superb as we are watching the Nanga Parbat Massif from every side and corner.
Day 24

Muthat HC to Rama Ridge Camp.

We will start trekking to cross Muthat Pass at 4965m and walk down on Lotang Glacier and camp on the ridge of Rama.
Day 25

Rama Ridge Camp to Rama Lake.

The last day of our trekking and end of a great expedition, takes us to Rama, where we camp besides the lake. A calm night with memory of the past days crossing several high passes and walking through valleys is rewarding.
Day 26

Rama Lake to Chilas.

From Rama Lake, we will drive by jeeps to KKH and onwards to Chilas and transfer to hotel on arrival for a fresh water shower and a night on beds.
Day 27

Chilas to Islamabad.

To drive back to Islamabad, we make an early departure from Chilas and following the course of River Indus, we arrive in Islamabad in the evening. Rest of the time is free for rest and packing.
Day 28

Departure.

Our staff will provide transfer and assistance at departure and say bon voyage for your onwards journey
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