NANGA PARBAT SOUTH / RUPAL FACE AND MAZINO LA

Range : West- Himalaya
Altitude :  Max: 5400m
Grade :  Easy to Strenuous
Zone : No Permit is Required
Best Time : July =Mid September

Trip Highlight Nanga Parbat (8125m) is widely known as the “Killer Mountain” and is the world’s ninth- highest 8000m peaks. It is also the second-highest of Pakistan’s five 8000m peaks. Nanga Parbat was first climbed by Herman Buhl in 1953. The peak still retains it awe for the experienced climbers. The massif of Nanga Parbat offers three faces, each with its own distinctive features. On the southern side of Nanga, we have the famous Rupal Face; the tallest wall in the world with an extraordinary 4500m cliff. Rupal Face journey starts from Gilgit or Karakoram Highway (KKH) to Tarashing; a green alpine village at the head of the jeep track. The Journey continues for a further day to reach Rupal base camp. This route offers several options: you can choose to return from the base camp or continue the trek to Mazino La which is the highest point on this trek. You can then descend via a different route. We offer both options based on your fitness level and your personal preference. We are known to tailor our itinerary to suit your needs and can offer bespoke adventures. Please contact us if you would like to discuss a bespoke package.

Option: 01
Duration:  10 days

DAY – 1: Arrival-Islamabad Sightseeing
Arrival at Islamabad, transfer to hotel for rest. If arrival is during the day, you will be taken for a short sightseeing around Islamabad. The new Capital City of Pakistan is lush green at the footsteps of Potohar hills. We will visit Faisal Mosque, Pakistan monument and Lok versa, institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Islamabad.

DAY – 2: Islamabad – Chilas
Your Journey will then start, early, in the morning where we will drive to Chilas (480km, 13-15hrs) en route we will make some stops along the thrilling Karakoram Highway. The Karakoram Highway is a monument to the engineering enthusiasts and is one of most spectacular roads and worlds highest metalled border crossing. It connects Pakistan and China stretching over a distance of 1300km between Islamabad and Kashgar.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Chilas.

DAY – 3: Chilas-Astore-Tarishing
After breakfast, we will drive to Tarishing in Astore valley, which is the launching ground for many treks to Deosai Plateau and Expeditions to Nanga Parbat. The narrow jeep road to Astore leaves KKH at Jaglot, 60km south of Gilgit, crossing a bridge over the Indus river and heading south east up to lush green Astore Valley in 6-7 hours drive.
Overnight stay in a Camp in Tarishing.

DAY – 4: Tarishing-Polish base Camp (Bazin)
From Tarishing to Bazin(3650m) it takes about 5 hours trekking. After breakfast we start early in the morning towards Bazin also known as Polish Base Camp. The trail climbs steeply up the lateral moraine of the Tarishing Glacier. After crossing the glacier, we will continue trekking through the scenic Rupal Village with terraced fields of potatoes and will be accompanied by the spectacular views.

Overnight stay in a Camp at BC.

DAY – 5: Excursion day to latoboh
Another base camp of Nanga Parbat is located on the other side of Bazin glacier, which can be accessed over a trail along a donkey path. After crossing the Bazin glacier from the top of moraine on the western side, you will reach a huge grassy field known as latoboh (3530m). Rest and enjoy the views and return to Polish base camp in the afternoon.

Overnight stay in a Camp at BC.

DAY – 6: Polish BC – Trashing – Gilgit
Trek back down to Trashing village, stop for lunch and drive to Gilgit – the capital town of Gilgit Baltistan region. En-route stop at junction point of three mountain range (Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindukush).

Overnight stay at a Hotel in Gilgit.

DAY –7-8: Hunza valley
You will have two full days to explore the renowned Hunza valley: where you will be able to visit the ancient Baltit Fort, newly formed Attabad Lake, Hussaini Hanging bridge and Passu Glacier.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Karimabad.

DAY –9: Hunza valley – Besham / Naran
Travel down the Karakoram highway and break the journey en-route at Besham or Naran, subject to condition of snow on Babusar top.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Besham / Naran.

DAY –10: Besham / Naran – Islamabad
Complete the road journey down to Islamabad and stop at Monal restaurant in Islamabad to wrap up the trip in a perfect ambience, good food, night view of the capital and live music.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Islamabad.

DAY –10: Transfer to airport three hours prior to homebound flight.

Option: 02
DAY – 1: Arrival-Islamabad Sightseeing

Arrival at Islamabad, transfer to hotel for rest. If arrival is during the day, you will be taken for a short sightseeing around Islamabad. The new Capital City of Pakistan is lush green at the footsteps of Potohar hills. We will visit Faisal Mosque, Pakistan monument and Lok versa, institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Islamabad.

DAY – 2: Islamabad – Chilas
Your Journey will then start, early in the morning where we will drive to Chilas (480km, 13-15hrs) en route we will make some stops along the thrilling Karakoram Highway. The Karakoram Highway is a monument to the engineering enthusiasts and is one of most spectacular roads and worlds highest metalled border crossing. It connects Pakistan and China stretching over a distance of 1300km between Islamabad and Kashgar.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Chilas.

DAY – 3: Chilas-Astore-Tarishing
After breakfast at a hotel in Chilas, we will drive to Tarishing in Astore valley, which is the launching ground for many treks to Deosai Plateau and Expeditions to Nanga Parbat. The narrow jeep road to Astore leaves KKH at Jaglot, 60km south of Gilgit crossing a bridge over the Indus river and heading south east up to lush green Astore Valley in 6-7 hours’ drive time.
Overnight stay in Camp in Tarishing.

 

DAY – 4: Tarishing-Polish base Camp (Bazin)
From Tarishing to Bazin(3650m) it takes approximately 5 hours trekking. After breakfast, we will start early in the morning towards Bazin also known as Polish Base Camp. The trail climbs steeply up the lateral moraine of the Tarishing Glacier. After crossing the glacier for around half an hour, we will continue trekking through the scenic Rupal Village with terraced fields of potatoes and enjoying changing views of along the way.

Overnight stay in Camp at BC.

DAY – 5: Bazin-Shaigiri Base Camp
After breakfast at Camp, we will start trekking towards Shaigiri base camp. We will be crossing the Bazin glacier over a trail in one and half hour along a donkey path. After crossing the Bazin glacier from the top of moraine on the western side you will look down on a huge grassy field known as latoboh (3530m). The broad level Meadows are frequently visited by Rupal herders. We will have our lunch at Latoboh with some of the breath-taking views of Nanga Parbat Mountain. It will then take few hours to trek to Shaigiri; Meaning of Shaigiri in Shina language is (White Stone).

Overnight stay in Camp.

DAY – 6: Shaigiri-Mazino Base Camp.
After breakfast, at the Camp, we will start towards Mazino Base Camp which is fairly easy to climb 520m and will then reach the campsite. Lunch and dinner will be provided and overnight stay will be in a Camp. Trek time is approximate 3-4 hours.

DAY – 7: Mazino BC-Mazino High Camp.(4.865m)
We will have our breakfast in the Camp and will start the steep trek up to Mazino base camp, where we will climb almost 650m in approximately 5-6 hours. We will set our camp at above 4865m high.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight in Camp.

DAY – 8: Mazino High Camp- Upper Loiba.(4.490m)
After breakfast, in the camp, we will trek down to Upper Loiba. We will be descending almost 850m until we reach Loiba, in approximately 7-8 hours. We will have dinner and overnight stay will be in a Camp.

DAY – 9: Upper Loiba-Loiba Meadows.
After breakfast we will start our Trek towards Loiba Meadows, it will take approximately 4-5 hours.
We will have dinner and overnight stay will be in a Camp.

DAY – 10: Loiba Meadows- Zangot.
In the morning we will have our breakfast in the camp and will trek towards Zangot in approximately 5-6 hours. Dinner will be provided and overnight stay will be in a Camp.

DAY – 11: Zangot-Kot Gali.
Breakfast will be in the Camp. Trek to Kot Gali will be approximately 4-5 hours. On the way we will have our Lunch, dinner and overnight stay will be in a Camp.

DAY – 12: Kot Gali -Shaichi
We will have our breakfast in the Camp and will then trek to Shaichi. On the way we will stop for lunch, dinner and overnight stay will be in a Camp. Journey time approximately 5-6 hours.

DAY – 13: Shaichi Rest Day.
After many days hard trekking, we will rest at Shaichi, a beautiful place to relax and explore around the campsite. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be in the camp.

DAY – 14: Shaichi-Gutum Sagar
After breakfast in the camp we will start towards Gutum Sagar, it will take approximately 5-6 hours until we reach our camp. Dinner and overnight stay will be in a camp.

DAY – 15: Gutum Sagar-Julipar High Camp.(4.200m)
After breakfast in the camp we will start our trek towards Julipar high camp. We will climb almost 800m. We will have our lunch on the way, dinner and overnight stay will be in a camp. The journey will take approximately 5-6 hours.

DAY – 16: Julipar high camp- Beyal Camp.(3.490m)
We will have our breakfast in a camp and will start trekking down to Beyal Camp. A beautiful campsite with stunning view of Nanga Parbat Riakot Face. Dinner and overnight in a Hut/ camp. Total walk time is approximately, 4-5 hours.

DAY – 17: Beyal Camp-Fairy Meadows (3200m)
After breakfast in the Camp, we will trek down to Fairy Meadows, approximately 2-3 hours easy walk. Afternoon will be free for relaxing at Fairy Meadows with amazing view of Nanga Parbat, dinner and overnight stay will be in Huts.

DAY – 18: Fairy Meadows-Karimabad. (2500m)
After breakfast we will start our Trek down to Tato Village, approximately 2-3 hours easy walk. We will then drive by Jeep to Raikot Bridge, approximately 2 hours’ drive. A further2-3 hours drive will be in Mini bus( Van) to Karimabad. Upon arrival, to Karimabad, we will transfer to a hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel.

DAY –19-20: Hunza valley
You will have two full days to explore the remarkable Hunza valley, where you will be able to visit the ancient Baltit Fort, newly formed Attbad Lake, Hussaini Hanging bridge and Passu Glacier. Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Karimabad.
DAY – 20: Gilgit-Besham
After breakfast we will drive to Besham approximately 330 Km via karakoram Highway. It will take approximately 8-10 hrs from Gilgit. En route stop for lunch at Dassu ,dinner and overnight at hotel in Besham.

DAY – 21: Besham-Islamabad
Drive to Islamabad via Abbottabad. The drive to Islamabad is full of mesmerising scenic views which are so enchanting that they will stay with you until you get to the hotel. The Journey will take approximately 6-7 hours from Besham, 246 km. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Islamabad.

DAY – 22: Depart Islamabad

 

The trip includes:

  • Airport pick up and road transfer in private Car
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) on the way and during the trek
  • All accommodation (hotel / camping as per specified in the itinerary)
  • 10 kg of personal baggage during trek
  • Sleeping tents, mattresses, kitchen tents, mess tent.
  • Kitchen equipment, crockery, fuel, cooking, camping,
  • cleaning and related gear
  • Cook and Assisting staff
  • Visa supporting documents (If needed)
  • Camping Fees

Trip does not include:

  • Visa to Pakistan
  • Personal sleeping bags and personal nature clothing/equipment.
  • Extras at hotel, like drinks, laundry, phone calls, ect. Charges
  • incurred as a result of delays beyond our control.
  • Extra days beyond the specified itinerary.
  • Insurance liability and other under force conditions, medical aid and helicopter rescue
  • Any other service or product that is not agreed or mentioned herein or which has not been agreed upon, prior to the departure of the journey.
  • Any tipping to staff

$999.00

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