Golden Peak Tours

Wednesday, 28th Jun 2017

Nanga Parbat

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Camping Nights
11
Hotel Nights
7
Maximum Altitude
5377 meter
Trek Difficulty
Strenuous
Best Season
June to August
At Gurikot, about ten kilometers south of Astor, a jeep road follows the fertile, wooded Khirirn Valley for 40 kilometers to the army post at Chilim and continues across the Deosai Plateau to Skardu. The best-known treks from Astor lead west and southwest, to the east and south sides of Nanga Parbat. This huge mountain is not a single peak but a series of ridges culminating in an ice crest 8,125 meters high-ranked ninth highest in the world and second in Pakistan after K2. The name Nanga Parbat means 'naked mountain', so called because some of its slopes are so steep that they are bare of snow or vegetation.

Early disasters on Nanga Parbat gave it the nick-name Killer Mountain or mangeur d'homme. Twelve climbers and 18 Sherpa had died there since 1937. The monster was finally conquered in 1953 (one month after the ascent of Everest) by a joint Austrian-German expedition; Hermann BuhI made the final ascent in a strenuous forty one hour solo ordeal without oxygen. Today's death score is 47-far fewer than have lost their lives on Everest.

Itinerary

Day Programme
1 Arrive Rawalpindi. Overnight in hotel. 11 Mazeno B.C - Mazeno High Camp
2 Rawalpindi - Chilas 12 Mazeno High Camp - Mazeno Pass
3 Chilas- Karimabad 13 Upper Loiba - Loiba Meadows
4 Karimabad - Khunjerab Pass Gulmit 14 Loiba Meadows - Diamir Base Camp
5 Gulmit - Gilgit 15 Kachal - Diamir Base Camp
6 Gilgit - Trashing 16 Diamir Base Camp - Zangot
7 Trashing – Nanga Parbat Base Camp 17 Zangot - Halala - Chilas
8 Free day for explorations 18 Chilas - Rawalpindi/Islamabad
9 Nanga Parbat Base Camp – Shiagiri 19 Home-bound flight
10 Shiagiri - Mazeno Base Camp