THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE TEAM

OVERVIEW

Nanga Parbat, Sanskrit for “Naked Mountain” is so named because some of its slopes are so steep that they are bereft of vegetation and snow. According to the local old legend, Nanga Parbat is also called Diamir, which means abode of fairies. It is believed that the Queen of fairies lives there in a castle made of solid crystal-clear ice, which is guarded by gigantic snow serpents and frogs. The earlier disasters in climbing this mountain are attributed to the displeasure of fairies. Nanga Parbat is not a single peak but consists of 20km long series of peaks and ridges culminating in an ice crest of (8125m). Its South Face known as Rupal Face is (5000m) high, while the North or Raikot Face plunging over (7000m) from the summit to the Indus forms one of the world’s deepest gorge. This expedition takes us to the South side, which is known as Rupal Face.

Nanga Parbat is the second highest mountain of Pakistan and ninth-highest in the world. It is not part of the Karakoram as it is the western extremity of the mighty Himalaya. It is separated from the Karakoram by the mighty Indus River. Since the first disastrous British expedition led by A. F. Mummery in 1895, mountaineers have tried to ascent its summit through different routes but few lucky ones have succeeded. In 1934 four German climbers and six porters perished in a storm. In the 1937 disaster 18 Sherpas and 12 climbers were buried alive by avalanches that covered their camp.  In fact, Nanga Parbat has claimed more lives than any other 8000ers relative to the number of attempts, hence the frightening nickname of Killer Mountain. It was first climbed in 1953 by a joint Austrian – German Expedition. Hermann Buhl made the final ascent in a tortuous 41 hours solo ordeal without oxygen. Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner climbed the south face (Rupal Face) with his brother Gunther in 1970, descending by the Diamir face, where Gunther lost his life in an adventure.

At a Glance

Day 1
Arrival at Islamabad, transfer to Hotel, city tour in the afternoon
Day 2
Drive to Chilas via karakurom highway (8-9 hours), Hotel
Day 3
Drive by Jeeps to Tarishing (6-7 hours) ,camp
Day 4
Trek to Bazin (4-5 hours), camp
Day 5
Trek to Nanga Parbat base, camp
Day 6
Day trip to Shigri, back to base camp
Day 7
Back to Bazin, (4-5 hours), camp
Day 8
Bazin to Tarishing (5-6 hours), camp
Day 9
Drive to Gilgit, Hotel
Day 10
Drive to Hunza, Full day Excursion in Hunza, Hotel
Day 11
Drive to Chilas, Hotel
Day 12
Drive to Islamabad, Hotel
Day 13
Fly back home

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