Nanga Parbat (literally means Naked Mountain in Hindi/Urdu) is the ninth highest mountain in the world with a summit elevation of 8,126 m. (26,660 ft.) above sea level. Technically it is the second hardest 8,000-meter peak in Pakistan after K2. It lies in the Gilgit-Baltistan province of Pakistan. The north face is very threatening due to unstable glaciers, frequent storms and avalanches. In contrast to the south face’s steep rock and ice the snowy, north face is guarded by a broad barrier of seracs that extend the width of the mountain.
Nanga Parbat is the most easily accessible of all 8000m mountains with base camps approachable in as little as two days from Gilgit. In search of adventure and thrill the first German expedition team led by Herman Buhl successfully reached the summit in 1953 via the Rakhiot Glacier and East Ridge. But this success was achieved only after having lost eleven climbers and fifteen porters during the ascent. Many other climbers have subsequently been killed on this mountain. This is why this mountain was nicknamed the “Killer Mountain.” Reinhold Messner, a living legend in mountaineering from Italy, says that “Nanga Parbat has become known in the world as the highest rock and ice wall mountain!”.
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Arrive in Islamabad. You will be met at the airport on your arrival and transferred to hotel.
We will go to the ministry of tourism where the tourism officials will brief the team. If the time allows, we may go for a short city tour of Islamabad. Overnight stay in hotel
We will make early departure for Chilas via Karakorum highway through the hot, dusty and dry Indus Gorge. En route you will enjoy mesmerizing views of the great Nanga Parbat (8,125 m.) and the high Karakoram peaks in the distance. This drive may take approx. 8 hours. Overnight in hotel
While driving between Chilas and Halale, you will find the landscape the most gorgeous and splendid. The ice-packed peaks of the mountains, the lucidity of its atmosphere, the running waters of the rivers, ravines, canyons, streams,
fountains and springs will never cease to exercise its charm upon you. Such natural scenery transports you into an ecstatic mood of exuberant joy and makes you spell-bound. On arrival at Halale, we begin our trek to Diamori Base Camp.
Acclimatization will leave you to adapt to the high altitude and for the summit attempt.
After summit you will trek down to Halale and then we will drive you to Chilas for
After breakfast we will transfer you to Islamabad. Overnight in hotel
Transfer to airport for your return homebound flight
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