Known as The Highest Rock and Ice Wall in The World
Nanga Parbat Autumn Expedition
1st August to 30 September
The Himalayas are a great mountain range. The central Himalayan mountains are situated in Nepal, while the eastern mountains extend to the borders of Bhutan and Sikkim. The Nanga Parbat massif is the western corner pillar of the Himalayas. It is an isolated range of peaks just springing up from nothing, and is surrounded by the rivers Indus and Astore. Nanga Parbat or “Nanga Parvata” means the naked mountain. Its original and appropriate name, however, is Diamir the king of the mountains.
Nanga Parbat (main peak) has a height of 8126 meters/26,660 ft. It has three vast faces. The Rakhiot (Ra Kot) face is dominated by the north and south silver crags and silver plateau; the Diamir face is rocky in the beginning. It converts itself into ice fields around Nanga Parbat peak. The Rupal face is the highest precipice in the world. Reinhold Messner, a living legend in mountaineering from Italy, says that “every one who has ever stood at the foot of this face (4500 meters) up above the ‘Tap Alpe’, studied it or flown over it, could not help but have been amazed by its sheer size; it has become known as the highest rock and ice wall in the world!”
- DAY 1
Arrive Islamabad well come By our team . Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
- DAY 2
Drive by AC coach or HIGH ROOF to Chilas 10 hrs drive (480km)overnight in chilas hotel.
- DAY 3
From Chilas it takes about 30 minutes driving to Bunar Daas. Another 30 minutes drive will take us to the channel. From the channel we will trek up the Bunar River to Diamoroi Sier village, which will take about 4 – 6 hours. Overnight in tent.
- DAY 5
Diamir Base Camp
From Diamoroi to Kutagali (3500m) it is 5 hours steep climbing up along a river side. The route goes through birch woods and high rock faces. Kutagali is shepherd’s settlement. After lunch we will continue our climbing up the valley to the Diamir Glacier. After about 2 to 3 hours we will reach Diamir Base Camp (4100 meters). Overnight at camp.
- DAY 06 – 45
For acclimatization and climbing.
- DAY 46
Return to Diamoroi. Overnight at camp.
- DAY 47
Return to Bunar and drive to Chilas. Overnight at hotel.
- DAY 48
Islamabad Drive on KKH to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel.
- DAY 49
Meeting at Alpine Club of Pakistan. Overnight at hotel.
- DAY 50
Fly out Transfer to airport for your return home bound flight.