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Climbing Information & Itinerary of Nanga Parbat (8125m)
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Nanga Parbat, Sanskrit for “Naked Mountain” is so named 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 (8125m). 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.

Range
Himalaya
Altitude
8125m
Zone
Open
Duration 50 Days
Best Time Mid May-End August
Day 01 Islamabad:
Arrive at Islamabad
Day 02 Islamabad:
Custom Clearance and preparation
Day 03 Chilas:
Drive by coach to Chilas (480km) on Karakoram Highway
Day 04-05 Drive to Halale by jeep and trek to Diamori B.C
Day 06–45 40 days for acclimatization and climbing
Day 46-47 Trek down to Halale and drive by jeep to Chilas
Day 48 Islamabad:
Drive on KKH to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel
Day 49 Farewell meeting at Alpine Club of Pakistan
Day 50 Fly out:
Transfer to airport for your return home bound flight



* Trip departures and detailed itineraries available upon request; all departures from Islamabad unless otherwise noted.
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Services Included:
Liaison with Gilgit Baltistan tourism department for climbing permit process,
Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.
Clearance of cargo before arrival of the team and its storage.
Assistance upon arrival/departure.
Briefing/Debriefing at Tourism Deportment.
Hotel accommodation in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Chilas and Skardu.
All meals during trek and at B.C. as per itinerary.
Porterage of 75 kg per person of expedition equipment and high altitude food etc. to the B.C. and 50 kg per person on return from BC.
Road transfers between airport/hotel and within city as per itinerary.
Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess, kitchen and toilet tent with tables/field stools and camping ground fees.
Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
Wages and basic kit of English speaking guide, sardar, cook and assistant (s).
Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
Porterage at airports, hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
Mail handling/forwarding to BC/overseas except postage charges.
Hiring of HAPs, mail runner (s) and any other crew as per requirement. (wages and kit to be arranged by the team).
Pollution and Environmental fee or any other fee required to be paid to the Government of Pakistan.
A bottle of mineral water per person per day basis in cities.

Services Not Included:
Climbing Permit fee
Liaison Officer kit and equipment, allowances, travel, hotels, meals and insurance and his personal expenses of any kind.
International & domestic airfare, airport tax, excess baggage charges.
Surface transfers in case of flight cancellations to the kick off point.
High altitude porters/any crew above BC.
Tents, sleeping bags, personal and climbing equipment of any kind beyond base camp including high altitude food and oxygen.
Medications, ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges of any kind.
Room services, laundry, beverages, phone/communication bills and items of personal nature.
Insurance liability of member (s) and other under force majeure conditions.
Clearing agent charges.
Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.

 
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