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Nanga Parbat Rupal Basecamp

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 South side, which is known as Rupal Face.

Nanga Parbat is the second highest mountain of Pakistan and ninth highest in the world. It is not part of the Karakoram as it is the western extremity of the mighty Himalaya. It is separated from the Karakoram by the mighty Indus River. Since the first disastrous British expedition led by A. F. Mummery in 1895, mountaineers have tried to ascent its summit through different routes but few lucky ones have succeeded. In 1934 four German climbers and six porters perished in a storm. In 1937 disaster 18 Sherpas and 12 climbers were buried alive by avalanche that covered their camp.  In fact Nanga Parbat has claimed more lives than any other 8000ers relative to the number of attempts, hence the frightening nickname of Killer Mountain. It was first climbed in 1953 by a joint Austrian – German Expedition. Hermann Buhl made the final ascent in a tortuous 41 hours solo ordeal without oxygen. Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner climbed the south face (Rupal Face) with his brother Gunther in 1970, descending by the Diamir face, where Gunther lost his life in an adventure.


Day 1Arrival at Islamabad, transfer to Hotel, city tour in the afternoon
Day 2Drive to Chilas via karakurom highway (8-9 hours), Hotel
Day 3Drive by Jeeps to Tarishing (6-7 hours) ,camp
Day 4Trek to Bazin (4-5 hours), camp
Day 5Trek to Nanga Parbat base, camp
Day 6Day trip to Shigri, back to base camp
Day 7Back to Bazin, (4-5 hours), camp
Day 8Bazin to Tarishing (5-6 hours), camp
Day 9Drive to Gilgit, Hotel
Day 10Drive to Hunza, Full day Excursion in Hunza, Hotel
Day 11Drive to Chilas, Hotel
Day 12Drive to Islamabad, Hotel
Day 13Fly back home

What is include in service?

a. Accommodation as per the list provided
b. Meals, breakfast, lunch, dinner in Hotel and on the Trek.
c. Private air-Conditioned Transport for all ground Transfer,s.
d. 4WD Jeeps from Gilgit to Tarishing and Tarishing to Fairy Meadows.
e. Entrance fees to museum and sites during Tour.
f. Porters, cook helpers and Guide services.
g. 13kg baggage free per person on the Trek
h. Sleeping Tents on sharing bases, Mess Tent, kitchen Tent  etc.
i. Domestic air ticket, from Islamabad to Gilgit, if the weather clear and we cold Fly.

What is not include in service?

a. International airfares.
b. Personal sleeping bags, and personal nature clothing/equipments etc.
c. Extras at hotel, like drinks, laundry phone calls, etc.
d. Insurance liability and other under force majure conditions, medical aid.
e. Anything which is not mentioned at above given programme



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At a Glance

No. of Days:13
Zone: Open
Altitude: 3650M


Islamabad: Rejency Inn/ Grand Regency Hotel

Besham: PTDC Motel

Chilas: Panaroma Inn/Shangrilla Midway

Gilgit: PTDC Motel

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