Nanga Perbat (8126m) - 45 Days

Nanga Parbat is known as “The Killer Mountain or a Naked Mountain” because some of its slopes are so steep that they are bereft of vegetation and snow. According to the local old legend, Nanga Parbat is also called Diamir, which means abode of fairies. It is believed that the Queen of fairies lives there in a castle made of solidice crystal is guarded by gigantic snow serpents and frogs. The earlier disasters in climbing this mountain are attributed to the displeasure of fairies. 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. This expedition takes us to the West Side, which is known as Diamir Face.

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 ascend 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 8000er 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

Day 02 :Briefing at the Ministry of Tourism.
Day 03 :Drive by coach to Chilas (480km) on Karakoram Highway.
Day 04-05:Drive to Halale by jeep and trek to Diamori B.C.
Day 06–40:35 days for acclimatization and climbing.
Day 36-37:Trek down to Halale and drive by jeep to Chilas.
Day 38 :Drive on KKH to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel.
Day 39: Debriefing at the Ministry of Tourism
Day 40: International flight

The Trip Cost Includes

  • High Altitude porter/climber from Pakistan
  • Lodging at base camp (single supplement)
  • Full base camp with dinning tent, bathroom
  • All internal/domestic transport
  • 60 kgs personal baggage
  • All meals during trek and expedition (B,L,D)
  • Permit & royalty fee
  • Liason officer(s) - equipment fee and allowance
  • Staff insurance (guide, cook, kitchen staff, assistant(s) & porters etc)
  • Kitchen staff including an experienced cook from Pakistan
  • Porters for all expedition supplies
  • Electricity generator (backup for high voltage devices)
  • Weather reports from reliable Western sources

The Trip cost Excludes

  • International airfare cost
  • Personal climbing equipment, clothing & sleeping equipment
  • Mountain climbing rescue and evacuation insurance policy (mandatory)
  • Personal equipment cargo to/from Islamabad
  • Pakistan visa fee
  • Tips/gratuities to staff, cook, assistant(s) of US$ 400-600 in total
  • Meals in Islamabad
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early wind-up/summit (extra hotel nights, meals at hotels, evacuation)
  • Charges incurred due to delays beyond the control of World Adventure Tours
  • Personal communication (phone, fax, e-mail) between Pakistan and home country
  • Items not mentioned in the included list

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Nanga Perbat (8126m)

Trip Facts

  • 2-8
  • 8126m
  • Chilas Gilgit
  • Islamabad/Lahore
  • Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
  • Hotel and Camping