Nanga Parbat  is the ninth highest and the 14th most prominent mountain in the world at the elevation of 8,125 m above sea level. It is located in the Gilgit -Baltistan region of Pakistan. The name Nanga Parbat is derived from the Sanskrit words nanga and parbat which together means "Naked Mountain”

It has three faces. The north and south silver crags and silver plateau dominate the Rakhiot (Ra Kot) face; the Diamir face is rocky in the beginning. It converts itself into ice fields around Nanga Parbat peak. The Rupal face is the highest precipice in the world. The north-northwest side of the mountain, leading to the Indus, is more complex. Reinhold Messner, a living legend in mountaineering from Italy, says that "everyone who has ever stood at the foot of this face (4500 meters) up above the 'Tap Alpe', studied it or flown over it, could not help but have been amazed by its sheer size; it has become known as the highest rock and ice wall in the world!".

Nanga Parbat has always been associated with tragedies and tribulations until climbed in 1953. Many mountaineers have perished on Nanga Parbat since 1895. Even in recent years, it has claimed a heavy toll of human lives of mountaineers, in search of adventure and thrill. Its victims have included those in pursuit of new and un-climbed routes leading to its summit.

It was in 1841 that a huge rockslide from the Nanga Parbat dammed the Indus River. This created a huge lake, 55 km long, like the present Tarbela lake down-stream. The flood of water that was released when the dam broke caused a rise of 80 ft in the river's 3 levels at Attock and swept away an entire Sikh army. It was also in the middle of the nineteenth century that the damming of Hunza and Shyok rivers later caused similar catastrophes.

Europeans discovered the Nanga Parbat peak in the nineteenth century. The Schlagintweit brothers, who hailed from Munich (Germany) came in 1854 to the Himalayas and drew a panoramic view, which is the first known picture of Nanga Parbat. In 1857, one of them was murdered in Kashgar. The curse of Nanga Parbat had begun.

 

Highlights

  • One of the popular 8000m peaks in Pakistan
  • Referred to as the highest mountain face in the world
  • The ridge is an enormous bulk 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

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