Nanga Parbat (8125m), the second highest peak in pakistan and 9th in the world is known as one of the most challenging mountain in the world. For tourists and trekkers, it is a stunning mountain, with three famous faces know as Rupal, Diamir and Raikot. The huge massif has a series of ridges and pinnacles culminating at 8125m to name it Nanga Parbat, Which means ’naked mountain. In the program, we make circle around the mountain and witness the beauty and culture of surrounding areas. We start our trekking at Nanga Parbat Tarishing valley the getway to around nanga parbat trek, the given name which really defines its meaning.
Best time: June to August
Maximum Elevations: 5499 metters
Trek Grade: Strenuous
Trip Duration: 08nights/09days ( 05 hotel nights & 09 camping nights)
Arrive at Islamabad International Airport. Welcome by Rupal Expeditions staff company guide and transfer to Hotel. First we will have lunch and proceed for sightseeing trip will take you to the twin cities of modern capital Islamabad and the old city Rawalpindi. Overnight will be in hotel Islamabad.
Day 02: Drive to Chilas
Drive Chilas via Naran 8-10hrs, having an overnight at chilas, shadowing by the Nanga Parbat Naket Mountain. Early morning drive to Chilas by Air Conditioned coach on KKH and along the Indus River. We will have lunch at Besham/Naran. From here we drive through the deep Indus gorge. Arrive Chilas after long drive. Overnight in hotel chilas.
Day 03: Drive to Tarishing ( 2900m) 7 hrs drive
Early morning drive to Tarishing,via kkh the road end village in the mini bus and jeeps through the valley of Astore city arrival at astore lunch at astore valley after lunch continue drive to 2hrs Tarishing, the start of Rupal Valley is gives the typical Himalayan impression. Overnight at hotel in Tarishing village. One of most beautiful valley of gilgit baltistan wellknown its own beauty. Tarishing is the getway to nanga parbat.
Day 04: Trek to Bazin/polish basecamp (3550m) 4/5 hrs
Early morning we start our trek on easy trails and after one hour we will cross the Tarashing Glacier and enter into the lower Rupal Valley with big summer settlements before reach our camping spot Bazin, just under the solid ice wall of east face of Nanga Parbat. Overnight and meals in camp.
Day 05: Trek to Shaigiri (3650m) 5/6 hrs
We start trek on Bazin Glacier which takes about two hours to cross. After the glacier the trek becomes pleasant through the juniper and willow trees of top meadows. The trek via continues up to the lattobo basecamp lunch at lattobo bc after lunch continue trek via rupal river to shaigiri camp, The place offers captivating views of the southern face of Nanga Parbat. At Shaigiri porters slaughter a goat and arrange campfire.
Day 06: Trek to Mazino lower Basecamp (4200m) 4/5 hrs
Following the the lateral moraine of Rupal Glacier. Today have fascinating views of Nanga Parbat, Rupal peak,Shaigiri peak and Laila Peaks. The camp is pleasant with grass and Juniper trees overnight in camp.
Day 07: Free day explore at Mazeno basecamp via visiting mazeno peak
Day 08: Trek to Mazino High Camp (4750 m) 5/6 hrs
Today’s trek is relatively hard due to the steep ascending and the Mazino glacier walking. We also leave behind the vegetation and camp at high altitude just near to the base of the pass.
Day 09: Cross the Pass (5399) 7/8 hrs
The climax of the trek today will be the crossing of the Mazino Pass (5399m). We will start ascending very early morning. The climb is gradual and less difficult than the other side of the pass which requires basic climbing and safety measures and tools. After crossing the pass Loiba glacier starts and we will camp here at upper Loiba for overnight.
Day 10: Trek to Lower Loiba (4000m) 3/4 hrs
Trek down from upper Loiba to Lower Loiba which is also called as Loiba Meadows. Today we have easy walk through the lush green meadows and trees. Overnight camp is surrounded by shepherds huts.
Day 11: Trek to Kachal (3000m) 4/5 hrs
Today the trek is very easy through pine and birch trees and will cross the river to enter the Kachal summer settlements. We have stunning views of Nanga Parbat all the way. Overnight camp at Kachal.
Day 12: Trek to Zangot (4200m) 6/7 hrs
Today we trek down to Zangot but enroute we will have an excursion trek to to Diamer Base camp, from where the famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner climbed Nanga Parbat in 1979. Overnight at Zangot.
Day 13: Trek and drive to Chilas (6/7 hrs trek, 4 hrs drive)
Today a warmer having steep descend to Diamer river to arrive Dimroi from where jeeps takes us to Chilas, the central town of Diamer District. Overnight in hotel.
Day 14: Drive to Islamabad
Morning drive on Karakorum High Way along the Indus River having lunch at Besham, we arrive Islamabad in 12 hours. Meals and overnight in hotel.
Day 15: Transfer to airport for international departure flight.