Around Nanga Parbet

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24 DAYS - 23 NIGHTS
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Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat ([naːŋɡaː pərbət̪]), locally known as Diamer (دیامر), is the ninth highest mountain in the world at 8,126 meters (26,660 ft) above sea level. Located in the Diamer District of the Pakistani-administered Gilgit-Baltistan, Nanga Parbat is the western anchor of the Himalayas. The name Nanga Parbat is derived from the Sanskrit words nanga and parvata which together mean “Naked Mountain”. The mountain is locally known by its Tibetan name Diamer or Deo Mir, meaning “huge mountain”.

Nanga Parbat is one of the 14 eight-thousanders. An immense, dramatic peak rising far above its surrounding terrain, Nanga Parbat is known to be a difficult and challenging climb.

Location

Nanga Parbat forms the western anchor of the Himalayan Range and is the western most eight-thousander. It lies just south of the Indus River in the Diamer District of Gilgit–Baltistan in the Pakistan, which in places flows more than seven kilometers below the high point of the massif. Not far to the north is the western end of the Karakoram range.

Notable features

 

Rakhiot glacier is located on part of the mountain

Nanga Parbat has tremendous vertical relief over local terrain in all directions. To the south, Nanga Parbat has what is often referred to as the highest mountain face in the world: the Rupal Face rises 4,600 m (15,090 ft) above its base. To the north, the complex, somewhat more gently sloped Rakhiot Flank rises 7,000 m (23,000 ft) from the Indus River valley to the summit in just 25 km (16 mi), one of the ten greatest elevation gains in such a short distance on earth.

Nanga Parbat is one of only two peaks on earth that rank in the top twenty of both the highest mountains in the world, and the most prominent peaks in the world, ranking ninth and fourteenth respectively. The other mountain is the famous Mount Everest, which ranks first on both lists. Nanga Parbat is also the second most prominent peak of the Himalayas, after Mount Everest. The key col for Nanga Parbat is Zoji La in Kashmir, which connects it to higher peaks in the remaining Himalaya-Karakoram range.

On the Tibetan Plateau Nanga Parbat is the westernmost peak of the Himalayas where as Namcha Barwa marks the east end.

KEY DESTINATION DETAILS:

Rupal is a large settlement with a lower and an upper village, each surrounded by fields of wheat, barley,

beans, peas and potatoes. The people of Lower Rupal originated from Baltistan and still speak a form of Balti mixed with Shina. The women wear Balti headdresses—decorated with silver beads and buttons and a brown felt tail hanging down the back—reminiscent of headdresses in Ladakh.

Upper Rupal has two compact villages, the houses so close together that a laden donkey cannot pass

between them. Here the people are Gujars, and the women wear round pill-box hats covered with veils. The two settlements of Upper Rupal are completely closed up in summer, when the inhabitants all move further up the valley with the herds to summer pastures. The houses are half underground, with round, excavated food stores nearby. In winter the snow is more than a meter deep, so everyone stays indoors for three months.

From Rupal, the path climbs steadily up a narrow green valley, through groves of willow, poplar and juniper. The mountainside is covered in forget-me-nots, lavender and edelweiss. After about two hours you pass a small lake and round a comer to Bazhin Camp (about 3,650), a flat, green meadow between the lateral moraine of the Bazhin Glacier and the mountain. Ahead towers the solid ice wall of the east face of Nanga Parbat.This is a perfect campsite with clear spring water, a wood full of birds this spot is called

HERRLIGKOFFER Base Camp (3550m), a beautiful, although much used meadows along the BAZHIN Glacier’s east margin. The camp site is named after Dr. Karl M HERRLIGKOFFER the leader of eight German expeditions to NANGA PARBAT, including the first successful expedition in 1953.

Rupal Glacier or Tashain Glacier is a glacier in the Great Himalaya subrange of Himalayas. It starts north of an unnamed 6,326-metre-high (20,755 ft) peak and flows northeastward, north of Laila Peak (Rupal Valley) and south of Nanga Parbat’s many peaks. The melt water from the glacier forms Rupal River.

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Highlights

  1. One of the world best trek
  2. Amazing Trekking in The Mighty Himalaya
  3. View of Nanga Parbat the world’s Ninth Highest Mountain from its all Base camps
  4. Explore all the three faces of Nanga Parbat, Rupal Face, Raikot Face and Diamir Face

2 NIGHT HOTELS , 21 NIGHT CAMPING,

21 DAYS STTRENOUS TREKKING

MAX. ALTITUDE – 5400M

Best Time is July to Sept

 

Services Included:

Transportation: Air-Conditioned and Fuel.
Food (Breakfast & Dinner Only)
Service of Guide
Accommodation of 3-4 Person sharing bases
Group Photography
Bonfire

Services Not Included:

Medical Aid, evacuation and rescue in emergencies etc.
Personal insurance
Extra expense due to the acts of nature and political reasons etc
Twin & Triple sharing Room
Porter ( For Carrying Personal equipment)
Any item not mentioned in “Services included” section

Equipment to Bring:

  • Raincoat
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothes
  • Power banks
  • All participants must bring their ID cards/Passports with them.

 

Package:

PRICE US$=3,000/PAX FOR 8-12 PEOPLE GROUP

PRICE US$=3,500/PAX FOR 4-7 PEOPLE GROUP

 

Registration and Payment Methods:

“First come First serve basis”
“Last date for registration is 30 April 2020”

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CNIC No : 37405-0966200-9
Mobile No : 0345-5502022

Account #: 0316-0101355923
Account Title: Saad ur Rehman Saadi
Bank Name: Meezan Bank Limited, E/11 branch Islamabad

 

Account #: 0010036408880016   Br. Code 0246
Account Title: Muhammad Shakil Khan
Bank Name: ABL Stadium Road Rawalpindi

 

Please feel free to contact undersigned about the trip.
Muhammad Shakil Khan: 0333-3348844
Saad ur Rehman Saadi: 0316-5123474

Terms & Condition

Terms & Conditions are strictly followed and applied. We encourage to read and agree with them carefully before booking a trip.

  1. The members shall take care of moral or character values during the activities.
  2. All members would give extra care for the local environmental care. Garbage (tins. Water bottles, wrappers etc.) shall be suitably disposed without polluting water sources.
  3. During the trip, the itineraries may be affected by reasons beyond control of the hosts. In such situation, organizers will not be held responsible in any case.
  4. On steep ascends in mountainous areas; air conditioned of the buses will be operational on on-off basis to keep the vehicles from overheating.
  5. Every humanly possible care will be taken for the safety of members, still each venture can be fraught with endangers of unforeseen natural disasters like avalanches and crevasse falls or any other accidents and sometimes such disasters cannot be ruled out. In any such type of accident during the whole tour, the company, group leader and the tour organizers will not be held responsible in any form.
  6. In case of theft, lost or damage to personal belongings during the duration of the trip, organizers will not be held responsible in any case.
  7. On adventure trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond the control of organizers can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the Leader and Guide will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group.
    Cancellation Policy:
    100% will be refund if cancellation made 7 days before departure
    50% will be refund if cancelation made 3 days before departure
    refund will be done within 6 working days..
  8. The Organizers reserves the right to use event photos for electronic/digital media.
  9. Smoking in the transport is strictly prohibited.
  10. The Organizers reserves the right to terminate / regret any participant due to indiscipline.

Compliance:

  • Team Work is a must thing
  • Punctuality will not be compromised.
  • Your Registration Fee is nonrefundable.
  • Usage Of Drugs is Strictly Prohibited.
  • Any act of immorality will not be compromised.
  • Mutual respect is a must thing.

Day

1: Meet and assist at Rawalpindi/Islamabad 
Meet and Assist at Airport, Arrival at Rawalpindi/Islamabad Hotel. Briefing at Ministry of tourism Islamabad and all meals included

Day

2: (Islamabad to Chillas)
Flight from Rawalpindi to Gilgit, If not possible to fly we will Travel by road same day (Travel Time 18—20 Hours). Night Stay at Chilas Hotel, and next day Drive to Tarishing.

Day

3: Gilgit/Chillas to Tarishing Drive 5-7 hours 2900m Camp
Astor at 2450 m, Astor village is perched like an eagle’s nest on both sides of Rama Gah (ravine). The bazaar is up a steep track on the north side of the ravine, and the valley road continues on the south side.Tarashing is about 40km from Astor and 2900m high, beneath Nanga Parbat’s naked Rupal face (though it’s not in full view). Across the glacier and on up Rupal Gah, or across Rupal Gah to Zaipur village, at the top of which are water channels on huge wooden towers said to be 400 to 500 years old.ACCOMODATION: CAMPING       DISTANCE:160 KM                                            ELEVATION:      2900 M 

Day

4: TARASHING TO BAZHINThe trail climbs steeply from Tarashing (2,900m) up the lateral moraine of the Tarashing Glacier, and then crosses the glacier in 30 minutes along a clear path.

First half hour of the trek is steep up to the lateral moraine of Trashing Glacier then it will take another half hour to cross the glacier. At the other side of the glacier is lower Rupal Valley with two large summer settlements and big fields of wheat. From lower Rupal Valley trek is green and gradually ascending. After about three hours walk from here and arrive Behzin just under the solid ice wall of east face of Nanga Parbat.

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING       DISTANCE: 10 KM HIKING                            ELEVATION: 3550 M

 

Day

5: BAZHIN-SHAIGIRI

Trek to Shaigiri five hours. Crossing the Bazhin Glacier takes about 90 minutes along a fairly obvious

donkey path. The local shepherds come and go frequently, so you can follow one of them across. From

the top of the lateral moraine on the western side, you look down on a huge grassy field known as Tup

(about 3,550 metres), which must once have been the bed of a lake. Herds of horses, dzos, sheep and

goats graze in the centre, and five or six summer villages are spaced round the edge. The Rupal River

flows down the far side through willow and juniper woods, and a gentle stream meanders along the near

side.

The summer villagers are friendly to female trekkers. Most of them are Sunni Muslims from Chorit and are not at all camera shy. They wear round pill-box hats, chum their butter in goatskins and spin sheep wool while they sit and chat, offering bread and buttermilk (lassi) to visitors.

The clear trail continues up the Rupal River, offering a flat walk through sparse woods. It takes about an

hour to skirt round the end of a terminal moraine to a smaller flat field called First Base Camp. The spot

is also called Herligkoffer Base Camp, after the German mountaineering organiser who has led eight

expeditions to Nanga Parbat, including the first ascent by Herman Buhl in 1953. A further hour takes you

round the end of a second moraine, with a lake on top, to another broad field, Latboi (meaning ‘stony

place’), also called Second Base Camp, with a summer settlement on one side. From here the path climbs

gently over some moraine, then follows the north bank of the river through the woods to Shaigiri (meaning ‘white stone’) 30 minutes away. This is a good campsite at about 3,660 metres, with fresh water, firewood and superb views of the south face of Nanga Parbat, an awesome jagged precipice 4,500 metres high.

The summer settlement at Shaigiri belongs to Tarashing people of Balti descent, strict Shia Muslims who

are reasonably friendly to female trekkers but very wary of cameras. Organised treks are usually expected

to buy a goat at Shaigiri and have a feast and singsong with their porters.

KEY DESTINATION DETAILS:

Bazhin Glacier is .3 km long and descends from summits of Nanga Parbat and Raikot Peak and crossed

the entire Rupal Valley from North to South where it blocks the Rupal River Shaigiri is a mountain in Pakistan’s western Himalayas. The peak rises precipitously from the south end of the Rupal Valley, soaring 5,584 metres (18,320 ft) above sea level and some 6,500 ft (1,980 m) above the valley floor. To its east stands Rupal Peak, to its west, the iceflows of Rupal Glacier. Despite its impressive height and unique pyramid shape, Shaigiri is greatly overshadowed by its giant neighbor to the north, 8,126-metre Nanga Parbat. Though the peak itself is seldom climbed, its northern base camp (11,989 ft/3,655 m) is a summer destination for travelers, mountaineers and local herdsmen. The peak is highly visible from most of the Rupal Valley. From Shaigiri’s base one can see Nanga Parbat’s Rupal Face and the eastern end of the Mazeno Wall.

Shaigiri is accessible via the Astore Valley, which opens to the great Indus River south of Gilgit. Most

treks to Shaigiri, the Mazeno Pass and Nanga Parbat’s Rupal Face are staged from the remote village of

Tarashing, which is reached by jeep from Astore.

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING                 DISTANCE: 8.5 KM HIKING                              ELEVATION: 3600 M

 

Day

6: SHAIGIRI DAY FREE

Rest day to explore or climb. Rupal Peak (5,584 metres), to the south of Shaigiri, is a difficult climb for trekkers but comparatively easy for mountaineers. It offers magnificent views north across the valley to Nanga Parbat.

Doug Scott climbed it from the west and describes three bivouacs and some grade-3 ice climbing.

Exit Option – Returning back via Trashing to Karakoram Highway (KKH) & Chilas in 3 days

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING                     DISTANCE 0 KM HIKING                              ELEVATION 3600 M

Day

7: SHAIGIRI TO MAZENO PASS BASE CAMP

After an early breakfast we resume our trek towards Mazeno Base Camp. Following the goat trail we trek along the Thoshain(Rupal) Glacier we behold excellent views of Toshe Glacier, Abom Pass, Liala Peak & many other smaller peaks. After a short ascent we arrive at the Base camp of Mazeno pass where we camp for the night in a lovely green meadow.

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING                     DISTANCE: 6.5 KM HIKING         ELEVATION: 4050 M

Day

8: MAZENO PASS BASE CAMP-MAZENO HIGH CAMP

Ascend is comparatively steep and ascending up to the Mazeno glacier which is coming straight from

Mazeno Pass. The campsite is not green anymore because of the height. Water is available. The

High Base Camp is at 4700m.

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING     DISTANCE: 5.5 KM HIKING         ELEVATION 4700 M Near Mazeno Pass

Day

9: MAZENO HIGH CAMP –LOIBA (Upper and and camp at Lower LOIBA) Early morning start before sunrise. The climb up to the pass (Mazeno La 5399m) is not very difficult but other side of the pass is steep and it requires rope, ice axe, sit harness and crampons. Steep area is about 250m in length. After crossing the pass Loiba glacier starts and we will camp here at upper Loiba at a height of 4300m.

Trek down from upper Loiba to Lower Loiba called as Loiba Meadows. It is a comfortable walk through

the lush green meadows and trees. Campsite consist of many shepherds houses at of 4000m.

KEY DESTINATION DETAILS:

Mazino pass/La offers a strenuous trek which is located between district Astore and District Diamer.

Mazino pass is also used as base camp to scale Nanga Parbat 8,125 meter. It is one of the highly

attractive 10 days trek for adventure lovers. It’s route heads west up to the Rupal gah and crosses

the mazino la 5399 meter to zangot and buner valley down to KKH. It is situated at 42 KMs from

Astore headquarters

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING                  DISTANCE 12 KM HIKING                 ELEVATION: 4000 M

Day

10: LOIBA- KACHAL

Today, we will have beautiful views of Nanga Parbat and the trek is very easy through pine and birch

trees cross Airil River and enter the Kachal summer settlement at the base of Kachal pass (4400m).

We will camp at 3000m.

Exit Option – Via Buner, Karakoram Highway (KKH) & Chilas in 3 days

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING                DISTANCE 5.5 KM HIKING                         ELEVATION 3000 M

Day

11: KACHAL- NANGA PARBAT BASE CAMP (DIAMIR FACE)

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.

KEY DESTINATION DETAILS:

Kachal is meeting places of four treks route crossing, one is going to Kachal Pass, second is going to

Zangot, third is going back to Loiba and the forth one to Diamer Face of Nanga Parbat Base camp.

Nanga Parbat Base Camp Diamer Face Diamer Base camp of Nanga Parbat is approached through a small water channel that is flowing along the trail which is gradually ascending, En route short stay in Kutgali before arriving to the base camp.

World’s most famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner climbed Nanga Parbat form this side in 1979 and he

lost his brother during on their way back. It is reputed as the most difficult route of Nanga Parbat. Short stay for exploration and photos. Alternate Camping Option: Walk back by the same route and camp at Zangot 4200m. (6/7 hours).

Exit Option – Via Buner, Karakoram Highway (KKH) & Chilas in 3 days

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING                  DISTANCE 6 KM HIKING                                  ELEVATION 4300 M

Nanga Parbat Base Camp (Diamir Face)

Day

12: FREE DAY AT NANGA PARBAT BASE CAMP (DIAMIR FACE)

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.

Exit Option – Via Buner, Karakoram Highway (KKH) & Chilas in 3 days

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING                 DISTANCE 0 KM HIKING                              ELEVATION 4300 M

Day

13: NANGA PARBAT BASE CAMP (DIAMIR FACE)- 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.

Exit Option – Via Buner, Karakoram Highway (KKH) & Chilas in 3 days

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING                    DISTANCE: 6 KM HIKING                                      ELEVATION 3000 M

Day

14: KACHAL TO KARU SAGAR VIA KUTGALI

Today we will climb along the stream to the summer settlement at Kutagali (3100m), from here we can have views of Naga Parbat’s west Face. Normally trekkers camp at Kutagali for one night. However, we will continue our steady climb to the Karu Sagar Pass (4400m) and descend just as steepy to Shaichi in Patro Gah (2600) for camping.

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING                  DISTANCE 14 KM HIKING                                 ELEVATION 2600 M

Day

15: KARU SAGAR/SHAICHI –GUTUM SAGAR

We head up to Parto Gah through forest , crossing side streams for a few hours to the Gunar villager’s

pastures. Ganalo (6606m) dominates the view . We will continue upvelley to Gutum Sagar (3500m)

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING                  DISTANCE 5KM HIKING                                   ELEVATION 3500 M

Day

16: GUTUM SAGAR –JALIPUR HIGH CAMP

Ascend the stream through the meadows of the bowl below the Jalipur Peaks to Jalipur High Camp

(4400m).

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING                       DISTANCE: 5.5 KM HIKING                            ELEVATION 4400 M

Day

17: JALIPUR HIGH CAMP-BEYAL CAMP

The path to the pass is a little tricky however the Jilipur Pass (Khusto 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.

In the morning we will trek towards South Jillipur peak high camp. We will follow the Jallipur stream

west up the rocky side valley that leads to Khusto Pass. Descend from the pass is also steep and on loose talus one hour. We continue to meadows, leading past willows and forest into Raikot Gah and Beyal (3500m), reaching bayal two hours from the pass

KEY DESTINATION DETAILS

South Jalipur Peak (5206m), which is west of the Raikot Glacier and south of the Khusto (Jalipur) Pass

(4837m). This is a nontechnical ascent and one of the easiet peak in the Himalayan region of Pakistan.

Exit Option – Via Gonar, Karakoram Highway (KKH) & Chilas in 3 days

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING           DISTANCE 5.5 KM HIKING               ELEVATION 4400 M

Jalipur Peak View

Day

18: BEYAL CAMP DAY FREE

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.

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING           DISTANCE 0 KM HIKING      ELEVATION: 3500 M

Day

19: BEYAL CAMP –TO NANGA PARBAT BASE CAMP (RAIKOT FACE)

Nanga Parbat Base Camp is between the Ganalo and Raikot glaciers, south of their confluence. There

are two options to visit Nanga Parbat Base Camp. A view point and the actual climbers base camp.

Option I: From Beyal, we will follow an easy trail that continues 30 minutes through scattered junipers and birches to an obvious huge boulder. People aptly call this place View Point (3667m). The breathtaking close-up views to the south-east in the middle of the four major icefalls coming from the Chongra peaks (ranging from 6448m to 6830m), Raikot (7070m) and Nanga Parbat’ s north face that converge to form the incredibly serac-covered Raikot Glacier. To the north are impressive views over the Indus Valley, and far to the north-east is the 7000m Rakaposhi-Haramosh Range.

Option II: If we further explore and hike towards climbers original base camp then we will pass

through stands of birch and pockets of the fragrant solo punar, a primrose revered by local people, the trail climbs 125m in 45 minutes to the top of a moraine. After crossing a stream and an hour walk we reach the original climbers base camp of Nanga Parbat.

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING           DISTANCE: 2-4 KM HIKING              ELEVATION: 3306 M

Nanga Parbat base camp Raikot Face

Day

20: FAIRY MEADOWS-MUTHAT

We walk down to Tato Valley to arrive in Muthat, a village on the other side of the main route to Fairy

Meadows.

From fairy meadows descend towards Tato (2475m) to cross the footbridge over Raikot Gah. Ascend northeast over a ridge (3362m) and descend to a stream, then cross the Buldar River to reach Muthat (3000m).

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING                       DISTANCE 5 KM HIKING      ELEVATION 3000 M

Exit Option – Via Raikot Bridge, Karakoram Highway (KKH) & Chilas in 1 day  Fairy Meadows between Beyal to Nanga Parbat

Day

21: MUTHAT –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.

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING           DISTANCE: 4 KM HIKING                 ELEVATION 3200 M

Day

22: MUTHAT HC –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.

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING           DISTANCE 5 KM HIKING      ELEVATION 3500 M

Day

23: RAMA RIDGE CAMP – 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 alleys

is rewarding.

ACCOMODATION: CAMPING           DISTANCE 3-4 KM HIKING               ELEVATION 3300 M

Day

24: RAMA LAKE-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.

ACCOMODATION: HOTEL               DISTANCE: 140 KM HIKING            ELEVATION 1265 M

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