Fairy Meadows


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Introduction: Fairy Meadows is a meadow on the north side of Nanga Parbat( 9th highest in the World and 2nd highest in Pakistan, a few kilometers south of the Karakoram Highway and the Indus River in the Diamer district of Northern Areas, Pakistan. It is the best place to view the majestic beauty of Nanga Parbat. Willy Merkl, the leader of the 1932 German-American expedition, named it Fairy Meadow due to its wonderful scenery.

Attractions: Most tourists who come to see Nanga Parbat stay at Fairy Meadow, which is at an elevation of 3,300 m (10,827 ft); tents and simple food are available there. On the route to the meadow lie two small villages, Tatu and Fenturi; nearby the meadow is Tarar Lake. Many visitors visit up to the standard (northern) base camp of Nanga Parbat.

Accessibility: Fairy Meadows is connected to Chilas and Gilgit which is well connected by air with Islamabad( weather dependent) and by road with Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Skardu and Chitral. You can take a flight to Gilgit from the capital of the country and reach Gilgit.


Fairy Meadows Fact Sheet

Physical Location:

Gilgit region, Northern Areas of Pakistan
Geographical Location: 3523'7.65"N, 7434'49.73"E
Total Area:
Best Time: May to October
Altitude: 3,300 m
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Tours to Fairy Meadows
Karakoram Himalaya Experience
Nanga Parbat Climbing Expedition
Mesmerizing Fairy Meadows
VE Way China - India Borders
Wahga to Sost overland - Chitral Kalash
KKH Easy Treks
Shandur Broghil Festival
Fairy Meadows Nanga Parbat & K2 - Gondogoro La
Fall colors of North
Fairy Meadows Nanga Parbat Base Camp Trek