• Trip Overview
  • Itinerary

Nanga Parbat, standing at 8126 m, is the westernmost peak of the Himalayan range, ranking as one of Pakistan's five 8000 m peaks and the world's 9th highest. The massive 20 km-long series of peaks and ridges is strikingly visible from the south for over 100 km. Its solitary white appearance has earned it the names "The Naked Mountain" and "The Killer Mountain" due to the formidable challenges faced in reaching its summit. The Rupal face, rising over 5000m from the valley floor to the summit, offers trekkers awe-inspiring close-up views, while the north Raikot face drops over 7000m to the Indus River, creating one of the deepest gorges globally.

Accessed through the Astore Valley, branching off from the Karakoram Highway at Jaglot, the Rupal Valley on the south side provides short, easy treks with stunning views. Apart from glaciers, the region features pine and fir forests, sparkling streams, and open grasslands, earning the nickname, Fairy Meadows. The sight of Nanga Parbat from the Indus River is breathtaking, showcasing the world's largest land escarpment, rising about 7000m from the mountain's base to its summit.
The other side of Nanga Parbat reveals the famous Rupal Face, the highest wall globally, boasting a sheer 4500m cliff. Nanga Parbat presents three main faces—the Rupal face, Diamer face, and the Raikot face—each with distinct appearances and routes originating from different valleys.

The Rupal Face journey starts from Gilgit or the Karakoram Highway to Tarishing, a green alpine village at the head of the jeep track. It takes two days to reach the Rupal base camp. The Diamer base camp trek is the lengthiest, requiring three days to reach. For the Raikot face, the journey involves reaching Raikot Bridge on the Karakoram Highway and switching to mountain jeeps for Tato Valley at the foot of Fairy Meadows.

This trek encompasses visits to all three faces, crossing high passes enroute, completing the circuit around Nanga Parbat. The Around Nanga Parbat trek traverses the captivating landscapes of the western finger of the great Himalayas, featuring alpine meadows, lofty pinnacles, dense forests, and uniquely fantastical forms of the landscape. Spanning three weeks, this adventure forms a circuit around Nanga Parbat, providing not only grand distant views of the Himalayan peak but also breathtaking close-ups of its myriad faces during the trek.

The trek starts with moderate hiking of two to four hours each day along lateral moraines and flat green pastures, culminating in the strenuous and sensational ascent of Mazeno Pass. This part of the adventure involves technical endeavors, with ropes fixed on steep pitches, ultimately leading to Rama Valley.

Day 01 Islamabad and Rawalpindi
Day 02 Drive from Islamabad to Chilas
Day 03 Drive from Chilas to Astore Tarishing
Day 04 Trekking from Tarishing to Herrligkoffer BC
Day 05 Trekking from Herrligkoffer BC to Latobah
Day 06 Free Day for Local Exploration
Day 07 Trekking from Latobah to Mazeno BC
Day 08 Trekking from Mazeno BC to Mazeno High Camp
Day 09 Trekking from Mazeno High Camp to Mazeno Pass
Day 10 Trekking from Mazeno Pass to Upper Loiba
Day 11 Trekking from Upper Loiba to Airil Goah
Day 12 Trekking from Airil Goah to Diamer Sair
Day 13 Trekking from Diamer Sair to Nanga Parbat Diamer BC
Day 14 Free Day in Nanga Parbat Diamer BC
Day 15 Trekking from Nanga Parbat Diamer BC to Kutagli
Day 16 Trekking from Kutagli to Shaichi Kachal
Day 17 Trekking from Shaichi Kachal to Karho Sagar
Day 18 Trekking from Karho Sagar to Gutum Sagar
Day 19 Trekking from Gutum Sagar to Jalipur High Camp
Day 20 Trekking from Jalipur High Camp to Beyal
Day 21 Trekking from Beyal to Fairy Meadows Hotel
Day 22 Trekking from Fairy Meadows to Nanga Parbat BC
Day 23 Drive from Fairy Meadows to Naran
Day 24 Drive from Naran to Islamabad
Day 25 Fly back home