Price
On Request
CountryPakistan
RegionGilgit-Baltistan
ActivityMountaineering
AccommodationHotel/ Camps
Best SeasonSummer
Mode Of TravelFly In/Out
Trip Start PointIslamabad
Trip End PointIslamabad
Group SizeMin. 12-15 pax
Duration45 Days
Trekking Days38 days
Trekking Hours5-6 hours
Trip GradeDifficult

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 nagna and parvata 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: Free day at Islamabad (508 m /1667 ft)
Day 03: Drive to Chilas on Karakoram Highway
Day 04: Trek to Diamoroi after 45 minutes’ drive to Bunar Daas
Day 05: Trek to Diamir Base Camp at 4,100m
Day 06-40: Acclimatization and Climbing period
Day 41-43: Returning Period to Islamabad
Day 44: Farewell dinner in Islamabad
Day 45: Final Departure

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