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Nanga Parbat Round Trek


Nanga Parbat (8125m) is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. It has three main faces known as Rupal, Diamer and Raikot, which are totally different in appearance and shape and their routes start from different valleys. For Rupal Face, we start from Gilgit/Chilas or KKH to Tarashing, a green alpine village at the head of the jeep track. It takes another two days to arrive at Rupal base camp. For Diamer base camp the 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 KKH to switch over to local jeeps for Jail, a small place in Tato Valley at the foot of Fairy Meadows.

This program includes a visit to all three faces crossing high passes en route. This program can be shortened according to available time, as we have given different options to finish trekking at several points.


Itinerary:

Day 01: Islamabad

Arrival at the airport in Islamabad and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon we will make a city sightseeing tour 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. Hotel

 

Day 02: Islamabad To Chilas

We depart from Islamabad and arrive at Besham crossing the famous towns of Abbottabad and Mansehra. Later on following 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. Hotel

 

Day 03: Chilas T0 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. Camp

 

Day 04: 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. Camp

 

Day 05: Bizhin To Shaigiri Bc

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. Camp

 

Day 06: Rest Day

Day free at Shaigiri to enjoy the beauty of surrounding peaks and for sidewalks. Camp

 

Day 07: 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. Camp

 

Day 08: Mazino Bc 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. Camp

 

Day 09: 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. Camp

 

Day 10: 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. Camp

 

Day 11: 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. Camp

 

Day 12: Rest 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 13: 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. Camp

 

Day 14: 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. Camp

 

Day 15: 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. Camp

 

Day 16: 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. Camp

 

Day 17: 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. Camp

 

Day 18: 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. Camp

 

Day 19: Rest 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. Camp

 

Day 20: Beyal Camp To Nanga Parbat Base Camp And Back ( 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. Camp

 

Day 21: Fairy Meadows To Muthat

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

 

Day 22: 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. Camp

 

Day 23: 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. Camp

 

Day 24: 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. Camp

 

Day 25: 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! Hotel

 

Day 26: 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. Hotel

 

Day 27: Departure

Departure to the airport and fly to destination!

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