7 day Fairy Meadows & Nanga Parbat Trek
- Light to Moderate Trekking
- Transport, hotel and breakfast included
- Experienced, safe driver-cum-guide
- Experienced Mountain Guide for Trekking portion
- Meals and entrance fees not included
- Price per night per Adult sharing a triple room (Rs. 7,320)
Day 1: Islamabad – Chilas
Depart Islamabad early and drive through Haripur and Mansera to join the Karakoram Highway (KKH) at Thakot. We would visit the Ashoka rock inscriptions along the way. The KKH is a marvel of modern engineering and it is being reconstructed jointly by the FWO and our Chinese brothers. From Thakot to Khunjerab, the KKH winds over 700 kms through breath-taking mountain terrain. Shortly after Thakot we will stop to view the FWO monument before arriving at our lunch stop in Besham. We continue on the fabled Shahrah-e-Resham towards Chilas. Spectacular scenery is our companion and we will cross the sites of two important under construction dams at Dassu and Diamar-Basha. At Chilas there are world famous petroglyphs (rock carvings) left by Buddhist Monks on their way to China. Overnight at the hotel (driving time approximately 12-14 hours)
Day 02: Chilas – Fairy Meadows
We leave Chilas and shortly thereafter at Raikot Bridge (almost 75 minutes away), we board jeeps to take us on the steep and winding track towards Fairy Meadows. After 2 hours jeep drive to Tatto, we begin our hike to Fairy Meadows. Tatto to Fairy Meadow is approximately a 6 KM distance and 700 meter ascent, requiring 2-3 hours hiking through a beautiful pine forest. You can make a tea stop on the way to Fairy Meadows at a quaint stop called Midway Chai Khana. For those who find the hike challenging, horses/donkeys can be hired for the journey.Arrive Fairy Meadows and overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 03: Fairy Meadows – Nanga Parbat Base Camp
Fairy Meadows (at 3300 meters altitude) is locally known as Jut and is a grassy pasture near one of the base camp sites of the mighty Nanga Parbat Mountain (8126 meter above sea level). Fairy Meadows serves as the launching point for trekkers summiting the Raikot face of the Nanga Parbat. After breakfast start your hike toward Nanga Parbat base camp. Today’s hike is 6-8 hours walk through lush green meadows and pine forests. After two hours walk, one reaches Beyal Camp where you can enjoy cup of tea with a beautiful view of Nanga Parbat. Another couple of hours walk from Beyal camp will bring us to the base camp of Nanga Parbat (3,967 meters above sea level). Overnight in tents
Day 04: Nanga Parbat Base Camp.
Nanga Parbat base camp offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, glaciers and huge masses of snow and frozen glaciers. Boulder Peak (5,602 meters), Raikot Peak (7,070 meters) and Chongra Peaks (6,448 to 6,830 meters) are the other Mountains visible from this area. Today you have free time for leisure hikes or you can hike to base camp 1 (about 4,500 meters above sea level) with picnic lunch, which is a 3 to 4 hours steep walk to base camp 1. Late afternoon walk back base camp and overnight in tents.
Day 05: Nanga Parbat Base Camp – Fairy Meadows
After breakfast walk back to Fairy Meadows in morning. Afternoon is at leisure to rest or walk around the Fairy Meadows area. Overnight stay at tented camping site.
Day 06: Fairy Meadows – Besham
Today start early in the morning at 6 am to walk down to Tatto, where Jeeps will be waiting to take you down to Raikot Bridge, where our air-conditioned vehicle is available to enable you to continue the drive to Besham (Raikot bridge to Besham is approximately 7-8 hours’ drive. Enroute visit Shatial Rock carving, which is a historical silk route site where many traders, Buddhist missionaries, merchants, and pilgrims journeyed through leaving behind graffiti and inscriptions on the rocks to mark their passing. More than 1000 inscriptions and hundreds of petroglyphs can be found at the Shatial near the Indus River. Continue drive to Besham, where upon arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 07:. Besham – Islamabad
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Islamabad, enroute stopping for lunch at Abottabad. Arrive Islamabad after an approximate 7-8 hours’ drive.
Note:- Tour Cost: Rs 43,920 per person (minimum 3 adults)
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