Around Nanga Parbat Mazeno Pass TrekRange: Himalaya
Altitude: Min: 600m - Max: 5399m
Toutal Tour Duration: 15 Days
Best Time: July - August
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 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.
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 1937 disaster 18 Sherpas and 12 climbers were buried alive by avalanche 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.
This trekking expedition will takes you to the South sideof Nanga Parbat, which is known as Rupal Face.
Meet on arrival in
Islamabad Transfer to hotel. Time permiting city tour of
Islamabad overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Early morning Drive by coach to Chilas via spectacular Karakorum highway. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Drive to Tarashing overnight at village hotel.
Day 04 Trek to Herrligkoffer Base Camp. Overnight Tent.
Day 05 Trek to Shaigiri. Overnight Tent.
Day 06 Trek to To Mazeno BC. Overnight Tent.
Day 07-08 Trek to BC. Overnight Tent.
Day 09 Trek to Mazeno High Camp. Overnight Tent.
Day 10 Trek to Upper Loibah Meadow. Overnight Tent.
Day 11 Trek to Zangot. Overnight Tent.
Day 12 Trek back to Halaley Bridge – Chilas. Hotel.
Day 13 Drive to Islamabad. Hotel.
Day 14 City sightseeing of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Transfer to airport for onward flight.
This trek is also available from China where on 1st day you will drive to Hunza and 2nd day Hunza to CHilas and return also ack to China same way.
Approximate cost : US$ 1830.00 Per person minimum 2 people required. click here to contact us for booking.
Airport/road transfer in AC coach and four wheel drive jeep.
Hotel accommodation and meals.
All meals during trek.
Sleeping tents, mattresses, kitchen, toilet and mess tents with tables/stools.
Kitchen equipment, crockery, fuel and related camping gear.
Services of English speaking guide, cook, and low altitude porters.
12.5 kg of personal baggage during trek.
Porterage at airport and hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
Insurance of our field staff, porters/staff.
Services Not Included:
- International & domestic airfare and airport tax. Excess weight.
- Sleeping bags and personal nature clothing/equipment.
- Extras at hotels like drinks, laundry, phone calls.
Insurance liability and other under force majeure conditions, medical aid, and helicopter rescue coverage etc.
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