Nanga Parbat Expedition

Nanga Parbat Expedition

Fixed departure for 42 days from Islamabad to back Islamabad

Summery

From Islamabad we drive to Chilas for 10 to 12 hours.  The next day we will take a short ride to Bunar Farms where we will meet our porters and distribute our food and equipment for transfer to the Diamir Base Camp. After final preparation in Bunar Farms, we set off by jeep (3-4 hours) to Halaley Bridge from there one can reach to the base camp in two or maximum three days of walk.  We enter an incredible wilderness of ice, rock and sky.  Our entire stay is in absolute wilderness, we will take a colorful part of the Himalayan culture with us. Our scores of lively Kohistani, who are tough enough to sing and dance after the hard days work. The return trip is via the same route back to Islamabad. 

NANGA PARBAT – THE KILLER MOUNTAIN

When the sun shines, it smokes up there. The demons blow their horns and fairies cook their bread. (Local Legend)

The “Naked Mountain” as interpreted in the local language, is the “Ninth” in highest in the world and second highest peak in . Standing at the extreme western end of 24,000 Km Himalayan Range – just beyond the deep Indus Valley, culminates in an ice crest, 8125 M high. No other peak within 100 Km comes anywhere near to it’s size. It’s incomparable Rupal Face (southern side) is one of the greatest precipices in the world – a sheer drop of 5000 M.

A study by the Geo department of Peshawar University in calibration with European and US Universities reveal the fact that Nanga Parbat was became after the collusion of Asian and Indian plates some 400,000 year back. There is no major volcano beneath the Nanga Parbat whoever there are some selpher deposits.  Nanga Parbat is the fastest growing mountain on Earth.

Also notorious known as the “Killer Mountain”, it has so far taken the biggest toll of 16 human lives 7 climbers and 9 high porters in one time in the history of mountaineering.

The first visual record of this mountain was a canvas painted by Rudolf Schlagintweit brothers – German travelers in 1852. In 1857 one of them was murdered in Kashgar. Thus the curse of Nanga Parbat had begun.

Nanga Parbat Mountaineering History began in 1895 when a British expedition led by A. F. Mummery attempted to find a way up the southern and western slopes. The party hit by an avalanche and the party disappeared. These were the first casualties on the Nanga Parbat. In June, 1953 Hermann Buhl a member of an Austro German expedition led by K. M. Herligkoffer successfully manages to climb the main peak of Nanga Parbat massive. It was Hermann Buhl, who took 40 hours of solo climb conquered this peak and making his name in the history of mountaineering.

Jean Christophe Lafalille and Ed Viesturs successfully submitted this mountain on its 50th anniversary. Thus celebrating the Hermann Buhl magnificent efforts by scaling again this mountain on its 50th birthday, 2003. Reinhold Messner the first person to climb all 8000 meters peaks in the world return to Pakistan in 2003 for Nanga Parbat, there he find his brothers Gunther Reinhold remains who lost their life in 1970 after coming down from Nanga Parbat successful bid and enrolling their names as 5th and 6th person to scale Nanga Parbat.

ITINERARY

Note :- Although we try to adhere to the schedule listed below, this itinerary is subject to change due to numerous reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, cancelled or delayed flights, road washouts, vehicle breakdowns, accidents, sickness, govt. restrictions, & all other unforeseen exigencies.

DAY 01 & 02 ARRIVAL RAWALPINDI / ISLAMABAD

Upon arrival met and transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi. After a short rest drive to Islamabad, Ministry of Tourism to complete the necessary formalities and obtain climbing permit.

DAY 03 RAWALPINDI/CHILAS

Drive by road to Chilas, Upon arrival transfer to Chilas Inn for overnight stay.

DAY 04 – 05 – 06 CHILAS TO DIAMIR BASE CAMP

Early in the morning drive from Chilas to Bunar Farms where we will meet and hire our porters. Same day drive to Halalay Bridge (3-4 hours drive ascent 600m).

DAY 07 CLIMBING

DAY 36 CLIMBING

30 days of non guided climb will start from today. During the climbing period our staff will be at base camp to help and assist you.

DAY 37 – 38 – 3

TREKKING BACK TO HILALAY BRIDGE AND DRIVE TO CHILAS

After an early breakfast leave the base camp for trek to Hilalay Bridge. From HilalayBridge drive by Jeeps to Bunar Farms, where you will meet your van for the return trip to Chilas and Islamabad.

DAY 40 RAWALPINDI

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi. Evening sightseeing.

If unable to fly on day 62. this day will be use to transfer from Gilgit to Islamabad by road.

DAY 41 RAWALPINDI

De-briefing at Ministry of Tourism Islamabad. Evening free

DAY 42 FLY BACK HOME

Transfer to airport for your onward flight to abroad.

End of our services

 

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