Nanga Parbat Expedition takes us to northern Pakistan. Nanga Parbat (8,126 m) is the ninth highest after Mt. Manaslu. It is also the 14th most prominent mountain in the world. Located in Gilgit -Baltistan region of Pakistan this mountain derives its name from Sanskrit meaning "Naked Mountain”.
The Mountain: Nanga Parbat
Nanga Parbat has three faces, Rakhiot Face (North), Diamir face (West) and Rupal face (South). A silver plateau dominates the Rakhiot face while the Diamir face is rocky at the beginning but gradually turns into ice fields around the peak. The Rupal face is considered as the highest ice wall in the world. It is 4,600m from the base of the mountain to the peak. Reinhold Messner, a living mountaineering legend from Italy, once said that "everyone who has ever stood at the foot of this face and stared up above, studied it or flown over it, cannot help but be amazed by its enormous size.
Nanga Parbat Expedition: the history
Austrian climber Hermann Buhl climbed Nanga Parbat in 1953. Till then it always created tragedies for mountaineers that attempted to climb it. Many have perished on the slopes of this mountain since 1895. Even in recent years, it still manages to claim the human lives of mountaineers seeking adventure and thrill. Its victims have included those in pursuit of new and un-climbed routes leading to its summit.
Europeans discovered the Nanga Parbat peak during the nineteenth century. In 1854, the Schlagintweit brothers came from Munich (Germany) to the Himalayas. They drew a panoramic view, which is the first known picture of Nanga Parbat. In 1857, one of the brothers was murdered in Kashgar, thus beginning the curse of the Nanga Parbat.
- One of the popular 8000m peaks in Pakistan
- Rupal (south face), the highest mountain face in the world
- The ridge is an enormous mass of ice and rock
- Nanga Parbat can be climbed in winter as well
- Enjoy rich local cultures and stunning scenery
Day 01 Arrival Islamabad & Transfer to hotel
Day 02 Rest day in islamabad (585m); Expedition Briefing and Preparation
Day 03 Drive to Chilas (480km) on Karakoram Highway
Day 04 Drive From Chilas to Halala and Trek to Kachal
Day 05 Trek From Kachal to Nanga Parbat Basecamp/ Diamir Base Camp (4100m)
Day 06-44 Climbing period from Basecamp to Summit (8,125m) & Back to Base Camp
Day 45 Rest Day in Base Camp , Camp Cleaning & Equipment Packing
Day 46 Trek from Base camp to Diamoroi
Day 47 Trek from Diamoroi to Halala and Drive to Chilas
Day 48 Drive from Chilas to Islamabad & Transfer to Hotel
Day 49 Farewell Dinner in Islamabad
Day 50 Transfer to Airport for Final Departure