Nanga Parbat Rupal Base Camp Trek
Range: Himalaya Altitude: Min: 600m - Max: m3656m Zone: Open Duration: 8 Days Best Time: Mid May - End August
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.
- Trek Itinerary:
Day 01 Meet on arrival at Islamabad airport transfer to hotel in Islamabad.
Day 02 Early morning transfer to airport for Fly to Gilgit in (case flight does not operate) Drive to Chilas Overnight Hotel.
Day 04 Drive to Tarashing. Overnight at camp Hotel.
Day 03 Trek to Herlig Koffer Base Camp. overnight in Tent.
Day 04 Free days at BC. Tent.
Day 05 Trek to Tarashing. Tent.
Day 06 Drive to Chilas overnight at Hotel Panorama hotel.
Day 07 Drive to Islamabad via Besham overnight at hotel
Day 08 Transfer to airport for flight to home.