Fairy Meadows Trek - 7 Days

Fairy Meadow and Nanga Perbat Hike

Fairy Meadow and Nanga Perbat hike is one of the most bewitching speckle among the Himalaya region of Pakistan to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the world 9th highest mountain “Nanga Perbat”. The word, “Fairy Meadows” named by German climbers (German Märchenwiese, ″fairy tale meadows″) a grassland near one of the base camp sites of the Nanga Parbat, located in Diamer District, Gilgit-Baltistan. Locals call this place as fairy’s residence who is an imaginary creature with magical powers.

Breaktaking scenery Via karakorum Highway

The fairy meadow hike route leads from Islamabad to Diamer Thakot bridge via Karakorum highway. Karakorum Highway (KKH) is one of the wonders on earth which connects Silk route to central Asia. It is is also the most attracting destination for the trekkers, mountaineers and nature lovers who want to feel the locals’s life, culture, religion and traditions. Fairy Meadows is a lush green and delightful land situated in Northern Pakistan between the districts of Astor and Diamer.

Nanga Perbat Base camp

A stunning fairy meadow lake reflecting and mesmerizing the matchless view of the world 9th highest mountain Nanga Perbat with the picturesque surroundings give us the unforgettable memory . The Fairy Meadow trek and the Nanga Perbat base camp trek is not a difficult hike but an easy walk, therefore accessible for the beginners as well as experienced and advanced level hikers.

Nanga Parbat is not a single peak but consists of 20km long series of peaks and ridges culminating in an ice crest of (8126m). 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. [asp_product id=”884″]


Brace yourself up for all the challenge and excitement that ensues. The hike to Fairy Meadows is amazing but a bit demanding. You start your walk along a stony and muddy trek laid in a narrow gourge surrounded by lofty mountains. Following a moderately steep grade that ascends sharply, the distancing raging stream and the ravine getting farther down, the landscape begins to widen and unfold, exposing the overflowing treasures of immense beauty. With Rakaposhi at a distance right behind you, rapt charm and glory of Nanga Parbat peeping occasionally from behind a shroud of sky rocketing peaks, though dwarfed miserably in comparison with the matchless heights of the giant, all clad in white for kilometers, in particular, is almost spell-binding.

The higher you rise, the bewildering it gets. Pine growth thickens_ Their fragrance permeating and suffusing the air. There is plenty of water and the landscape turns green and rich. Finally a sharp ascent and a demanding walk leads to the top of the wide plateau and an unbelievably amazing clearance marked by verdant meadows and thick clustered pines. The magical place is called Fairy Meadows.



Camp Nights:

Hotels nights: 3-5

Hike level:


Fairy Meadows hike Time :

5-7 days days from April to November, we can arrange as per request


3500 to 4200m

Day 1
Welcome and receiving in Pakistan

Welcome and receiving at Islamabad International airport and shifted to the Hotel. Here meet with the group and during the day visit to the famous bazaars, Mosque and other places in Islamabad depending on time

Day 2
Islamabad to Gilgit ( By flight or bus)

We take the Karakorum Highway on the old silk route. This is just spectacular. It’s a long drive but one of the great journeys of the world between the deep gorges of the mighty Indus. Overnight hotel in Besham OR driving over Babsur Pass will minimize the distance and the night stay will be in Naran (10-12 hour drive).

Day 3
Explore Gilgit/ Hunza

Drive for Chilas/Gilgit in case of no flight.

Overnight stay at Chilas/Gilgit Hotel

Evening at Chilas/Gilgit sightseeing/photography. If catch a flight than will explore Hunza valley.

Day 4
Trek to Fairy Meadow

-Breakfast around 6am

-Departure for Raikot Bridge at 7am —-travel duration 02 hours

-Shifting of luggage from Coaster to 4 x 4 jeeps

-Departure for Tatto Village at approx. 10.00 am——-Travel duration 02 hrs

-Arrival at Tatto approx. 12.00 pm——– refreshments

Trek to Fairy Meadows at 01.00 pm—-Trek duration 03-04 hrs

Arrival at Fairy Meadow (3300m) at 05.00 pm

Complimentary tea-Shifting to camps

Dinner & Bon fire

Day 5
Trek to Nanga Perbat Base Camp

Breakfast at 06.00 am

-Trek to Nanga Parbat Base Camp(4300m) Raikot Face at 07 am,Trek duration 10 hrs appx. (round trip).

Tea/refreshments at Base Camp/photography/site-seeing/visit of memorials

Stay at Base Camp 01 hrs

Return to Fairy Meadows at 06.00 pm approx

Dinner & Bon fire

Day 6
Trek to Tatto village

Breakfast/check out at 07 am

Trek to Tatto Village at 08 am——-Trek duration 03 hrs

Shifting to Jeeps/departure for Raikot Bridge—— duration 1.5 hrs

Shifting to coaster/departure for Islamabad via Besham or Naran (optional)

Lunch at Chilas or around Babusar Pass, Sightseeing/photography

Dinner and stay in Naran/PTDC Besham

Day 7
Drive to Islamabad

Drive for Islamabad duration 6-9 hrs

Arrival in Islamabad around 4-6.00 am. Go shoping, dinner and get ready for your international flights

The Trip cost Includes

  • • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • • All accommodation and meal described in the trip dossier
  • • Full trekking service including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment)

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • • Travel insurance
  • • Pakistan’s Visa
  • • Tips for local guides and support staff
  • • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc

Frequently asked Questions

How is the fitness required for this trip?

Its an easy trek but you should be good physically.

How long is this Trek?

It required 3 days of moderate trekking.

When is the best time for this Trek?

April To November

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Fairy Meadows Trek

Trip Facts

  • Pakistan
  • Islamabad
  • Breakfast, lunch and Dinner
  • Hotel, Hut and camping