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||Arrival in Pakistan
Welcome in Pakistan at Islamabad and transfer to hotel. In the
afternoon we will make a city sightseeing tour Rawalpindi and
Islamabad, which offers a great contrast of culture, archaeology
and planning. Rawalpindi is an old city with narrow lanes and
bustling bazaars while Islamabad is a modern and the only planned
city of Pakistan serving as the capital of the state. Raja Bazaar,
Murree Road, Lok Virsa Museum and Shah Faisal Mosque are the
places of tourist interest included in the tour.
We depart from Islamabad and arrive at Besham crossing the famous
towns of Abbottabad and Mansehra. Later on ffollowing the upstream
course of River Indus, we will make photo stops at Shatial rocks
with ancient graffiti's on it. After a long day aboard, we arrive
at Chilas and transfer to hotel for overnight.
||Chilas - Gulmit
Some interesting carvings can be seen on the rocks at Chilas,
even from the window of your vehicle and next to Chilas is the
Nanga Parbat viewpoint offering breathtaking views. The next
stop will be at the unique point where three mountain ranges,
Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindu Kush meet, near the confluence
of Indus and Gilgit Rivers. We bye passes the Gilgit Town and
continue our drive on KKH. En route, we cross several villages
of Hunza & Nagar valleys and make a photo stop at Rakaposhi
view point. Driving past Karimabad, we go straight to Gulmit,
a quite and serene village in upper Hunza region and stay for
||Gulmit - Khunjerab
Pass - Karimabad ( Hunza Valley )
Today we will make an excursion to the Sino-Pak border at Khunjerab,
crossing the villages of Passu and Sost en route. Khunjerab
is the highest point on KKH at 4734 meters and considered as
the highest trade route in the world. In the evening we will
drive back to Gulmit and keep on driving to Karimabad, the capital
of Hunza Valley.
||Karimabad - Sightseeing
Ultar, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik and Diran are famous
peaks surrounds us at Karimabad, while Rakaposhi at 7788m dominates
the whole panorama. At Karimabad, we visit Baltit Fort Museum
and Altit Fort. Rest of the day is free for walking around villages
and famous terraced fields of Hunza.
||Karimabad - Gilgit
We will drive back to Gilgit, where we enjoy a free time to
explore bazaar and town. Gilgit River flowing through the town
offers superb views and walk along its banks is rewarding.
||Gilgit - Tarashing
We drive by jeeps to Tarashing, a lovely village at the head
of jeep track. Tarashing is one of the villages in northern
areas, where we camp for overnight.
||Tarashing - Bizhin
An easy day of walking apart from crossing a tail of Tarashing
Glacier, we camp at Rupal, a green and lovely place.
||Bizhin - Shaigiri BC
Shaigiri is a vast flower filled place, serving as base camp
for climbing teams to Nanga Parbat. The south face of Nanga
Parbat, known as Rupal Face is a steep rock of 4500 meters high.
||Shaigiri - Day Free
Day free at Shaigiri to enjoy the beauty of surrounding peaks
and for side walks.
( Exit Option - returning back via Trashing to KKH & Chilas
in 3 days )
||Shaigiri - Mazino Base
After a comfortable walk with views of Leila and Rupal peaks
on back, we arrive at a green campsite with stream of running
water. Base camp is a good place for camping offering superb
||Mazino BC - Mazino
A steady climb on loose boulders takes us the high camp, en
route Mazino Pass can be viewed ahead. It's a short portion
of the track but good to have a rest before crossing the pass.
||Mazino HC - Loiba
Very early start for a tough and long day as we cross the Mazino
Pass at 5377m and descend into Bunar region. After crossing
the pass we negotiate a portion with open and hidden crevasses
on the slope, safety fixed ropes are must. After this portion,
the walk is easy and we camp for overnight besides a stream.
||Loiba - Kachal
An easy and lovely descent up to the green meadows and birch
woods up to Iril and then we cross a gali to arrive in Kachal.
( Exit Option - via Bunar, KKH & Chilas in 3 days )
||Kachal - Nanga Parbat
( Diamer BC )
It is a steady climb through birch trees to Kutgali, the last
village towards Diamer face of Nanga Parbat. The campsite is
a green plateau with a variety of lovely alpine flowers all
||Nanga Parbat Base Camp
- Day Free
Diamer Face is the most popular climbing route for Nanga Parbat.
We enjoy a free day at base camp among several climbing teams.
From the base camp the whole face of Nanga Parbat is visible
and routes can be watched with binoculars / telescopes.
||Nanga Parbat Base Camp
We start walking down to Kachal, an easy walk of four hours
and rest of the day is free at leisure and to prepare for next
day's tough trek to Kachal Gali.
( Exit Option - via Bunar, KKH & Chilas in 3 days )
||Kachal - High Camp
After a steep hike, with no water or shade available, we cross
Kachal Gali at 4400m, and descent into Patro Valley, leading
to Gonar Farm. Our camp will be at a summer shepherd's settlement.
( Exit Option - via Gonar & Chilas in 2 days )
||High Camp - Jungle
We start our walk and arrive at place called as Jungle after
a steep descent to Patro River. We camp across the river in
||Jungle - Lower Khusto
We start walking through pinewoods and arrive at fields of maize
and barley with beautiful views of Ganalo Peak ahead. We camp
in a high pasture with fresh spring water available.
||Lower Khusto - Jilipur
Pass Base Camp
Climbing steeply, we cross the tree line and arrive at a small
lake with a waterfall. Later proceed to the campsite, from where
a trek leads to South Jilipur Peak.
||Jilipur Pass Base Camp
- Beyal Camp
The path to the pass is a little tricky however the Jilipur
Pass at 4837m gives magnificent views of Nanga Parbat massif.
Across the pass is a steep descent in Raikot Valley, we keep
on walking down and arrive at Beyal for overnight camping.
||Beyal Camp - Day Free
Day free for rest and enjoy the superb and grand view of Nanga
Parbat, main peak at 8125m and other prominent peaks of the
||Beyal Camp - Excursion
Nanga Parbat Base Camp
( Raikot Face ) - Fairy Meadows
We make a trip to the base camp crossing tails of glaciers with
well identified track. At base camp, a monument had been erected
in the memory of climbers died on the mountain. After a packed
cold picnic lunch at base camp, we will return to our campsite.
From Beyal, we walk down to Fairy Meadows, which is a comfortable
walk. Fairy Meadows offers glorious views of Nanga Parbat and
the beauty is unsurpassed and overwhelming.
We have enjoyed a great day, which will be followed by a camp
fire with local male dance and music.
( Exit Option - via Raikot Bridge & Chilas in 1 day )
||Fairy Meadows - Muthat
We walk down to Tato Valley to arrive in Muthat, a village on
the other side of the main route to Fairy Meadows.
||Muthat - Glacier Camp
Following the Buldar Glacier, we arrive at the high camp for
Muthat Pass. Different views of the surrounding mountains are
superb as we are watching the Nanga Parbat Massif from every
side and corner.
||Muthat HC - Rama Ridge
We will start trekking to cross Muthat Pass at 4965m and walk
down on Lotang Glacier and camp on the ridge of Rama.
||Rama Ridge Camp - Rama
The last day of our trekking and end of a great expedition,
takes us to Rama, where we camp besides the lake. A calm night
with memory of the past days crossing several high passes and
walking through valleys is rewarding.
||Rama Lake - Chilas
From Rama Lake, we will drive by jeeps to KKH and onwards to
Chilas and transfer to hotel on arrival for a fresh water shower
and a night on beds.
||Chilas - Islamabad
To drive back to Islamabad, we make an early departure from
Chilas and following the course of River Indus, we arrive in
Islamabad in the evening. Rest of the time is free for rest
Our staff will provide transfer and assistance at departure
and say bon voyage for your onwards journey.