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Nanga Parbat 8125 meters is the 2nd highest peak in Pakistan and 9th tallest in the world. It has three famous faces i-e Diamir face, Riakot face and Rupal face. Rupal face is known for its World Tallest Vertical Wall to climb, rising for 4570 meters from base to the peak.
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Nanga Parbat is the western corner of the Himalaya. It is an isolated range of peaks. Surrounded by the rivers Indus and Astore. Nanga Parbat means the naked mountain but its original name is Diamir the king of the mountains. The range culminating with the North West summit (8125 m) has more seven peaks.
The trek “Around Nanga Parbat” makes the whole turn of the mountains. From fresh and flowered meadows you will approach this huge wall.
Arrive in Islamabad. A representative of Karakorum Explorers will meet you outside the customs and immigration area at the airport. This representative will answer questions, brief you on the immediate arrangements, and escort you to the hotel in Islamabad. Discover the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi is an old British -era settlement and Islamabad is the capital city and administrative centre built some time after the partition of India in elevation in 1947. The cities are Located at about 1,500 feet in elevation in the hot and steamy plains of Pakistan’s upper Punjab. You may wish to explore Rawalpindi by wandering among its many and varied bazaars, or visit the imposing Shah Faisal Mosque superbly situated at the foot of the Margalla Hills. This mosque is one of the largest in the world, with room for 15,000 worshippers inside and 85,000 in the courtyard.
We will drive straight to town of Chilas via Babusar Pass. All day trip (approx. 450 km) on the Karakoram Highway (KKH) northward into the mountains. Our goal is a small place called Chilas on the Indus.
Meals and overnight at hotel.
Trek from Diamoroi to Kutagali (3500m), it is 5 hours steep climbing up along a riverside. The route goes through birch woods and high rocks. After lunch and rest at Kutagali – is shepherd’s settlement, we will continue our climbing up the valley to the Diamir Glacier. After 2 to 3 hours we will reach Diamir Base Camp (4100 meters).
Overnight in tent.
Easy walk. The first base camp is at 3850m. The meadows with flowers of all colors look like painting of Van Gogh or Monet. The second Base Camp at 4250m is the departure of most expeditions.A line of ridges culminating in ice crest of 8125m forms the huge mountain.High ranked ninth highest peak in the world and second In Pakistan.
Meals and overnight at camp.
These days are reserved for climbing.
Trek back to Diamoroi.
In the morning drive to Islamabad. After arrival to Islamabad. Explore Taxila, is an important archaeological site. It situated 31 km to the west of Islamabad and to the 36.40 km to the northwest of Rawalpindi off the Grand Trunk Road. Its other close neighboring cities include Hassanabdal, khanpur and Wah. Wah Cantt and Taxila are twin cities. Taxila was historically known as Takshashila and is a city that dates back to 5 century BCE. The recorded history of Taxila starts from 6th century BC, when this Gandharan kingdom became part of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia. It is a city that is very well known for having strong ties and being the centre of Buddhism in the country. Many statues of Buddha depicting the various stages of his life have been excavated and are currently present both at the Taxila museum as well as various stupas in the city. Rest Day.
Transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.