Around Nanga Parbat - (Mazeno Pass) Trek
Min: 600m - Max: 5399m
Open No permission required
June - 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 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
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.
Arrive to Islamabad. Hotel.
Day 02 Drive by coach to Chilas. Hotel.
Day 03 Drive to Tarashing from Chilas. Hotel.
Day 04 Trek to Herrligkoffer BC. Tent.
Day 05 Trek to Shaigiri. Tent.
Day 06 Trek to To Mazeno BC. Tent.
Day 07-08 Trek to BC. Tent.
Day 09 Trek to Mazeno High Camp. Tent.
Day 10 Trek to Upper Loibah Meadow. Tent.
Day 11 Trek to Zangot. Tent.
Day 12 Trek back to Halaley Bridge – Chilas.
Day 13 Drive to Islamabad. Hotel.
Day 14 City sightseeing of Rawalpindi and
Day 15 Fly out.
transfer in AC coach and four wheel drive jeep.
accommodation and meals.
mattresses, kitchen, toilet and mess tents with tables/stools.
equipment, crockery, fuel and related camping gear.
English speaking guide, cook, and low altitude porters.
12.5 kg of
personal baggage during trek.
airport and hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
our field staff, porters/staff.
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