Nanga Parbat 3 Faces Trek
Nanga Parbat 3 Faces Trek gets a quick approach through lovely meadows leads to the base camp of Nanga Parbat’s enormous Rupal face. Nanga Parbat‘s awesome south or Rupal face rises 4572m from the floor of the Rupal Gah, creating the greatest vertical rise from base camp to summit of any peak in the world. The easy trails and two short no technical glacier crossings bring you directly beneath it for breathtaking close-up views, is less frequently visited than fairy meadows.
Nanga Parbat means the naked mountain. Its original and appropriate name, however is Diamir the King of the Mountains. Nanga Parbat massif is the western corner pillar of the Himalayas. It is an isolated range of peaks just springing up from nothing, and is surrounded by the rivers Indus and Astore.
Nanga Parbat (Main) has a height of 8,126m) 26660 ft. it has three vast faces. Of the 3 faces, Raikot face is dominated by the North and South silver crags and silver plateau, the Diamer face is rocky in the beginning. It converts itself into ice fields around Nanga Parbat peak. The Rupal face is the highest precipice in the World. Nanga Parbat peak was discovered in the nineteenth century by Europeans. The Schlagintweit brothers, who hailed from Munich (Germany) came in 1854 to Himalayas and drew a panoramic view which is the first known picture of Nanga Parbat.
Nanga Parbat is truly an awesome spectacle. It is the ninth highest mountain in the world and the second highest in Pakistan after K2. The south face is the largest in the world extending over four kilometres above base camp. To date there have only been five ascents from the south. The north face is equally intimidating. In contrast to the south face’s steep rock and ice a broad barrier of seracs that extend the width of the mountain guards the snowy north face.
Climbing History: Nanga Parbat has been always remained challenge for the mountaineers and adventure seekers. It has so far claimed more than 50 lives.
it was climbed by the legendary mountaineer, Hermann Buhl, first time in June 1953. A lot of mountaineers perished on Nanga Parbat since 1895, even today it is claming a heavy tell of human life lives from the mountaineers in search of adventure and thrill or becoming its victims in persuit of their eagerness to find new and absolutely unclimbed route leading to its summit.Climbers before the Second World War were convinced that the only way to climb the mountain was from the north via a long arc extending over Rakhiot Peak (7010m), between the two summits of Silberzacken and finally to the summit of Nanga Parbat thereby avoiding a more direct ascent of the north face.
The route was dangerously prone to avalanche and exposed to bad weather. 31 people died attempting to climb the mountain leading to it acquiring the infamous name of the “Killer Mountain”.
Nanga Parbat is a difficult approach because the over land journey to its valley involves an arduous trek across the rugged hills.Nowadays it is not such a killer and there are other peaks that could inherit the nickname (eg Ultar or Batura I).
Hermann Buhl’s summit route has only been repeated once (Slovak, 1971) to this day. His ascent marked only the third 8000m ascent after Annapurna I (1950) and Everest and was the only first summit of all the 8000ers to be done without oxygen and of course solo.
Most attempts nowadays are via the Westerly Diamer face, which is generally considered to be the easiest and safest with the Kinshofer Route, the normal route.
Nanga Parbat 3 Faces Trek Departure Dates
June : 5th, 20th
August : 25th
June : 5th, 20th
August : 25th
Nanga Parbat 3 Faces Trek Quick Facts:
Maximum Altitude: 8126 m
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Airport: Gilgit, Pakistan
Nanga Parbat 3 Faces Trek Starting and Ending Point:
The trek starts Rupal valley and ends at Fairy Meadows.
ATM: Chilas Bazaar has the last ATM point.
Best Time to Nanga Parbat 3 Faces Trek
Travelling to these giant base camps has its on-peak and off-peak seasons. For ordinary tourists, the golden season to take a Nanga Parbat Three Faces Trek tour would be in June to October. At these times of the year, the skies are clearer, with very few days where visibility is even slightly limited.
There is very little rain and snow, and daytime temperatures, while not the hottest in the year, are well above freezing, and quite comfortable for trekking and touring the region. Although, you will still need some warm clothes for the nights, which can still get quite cold.
However, tours to Nanga Parbat Three Faces Trek can be arranged at any time of year, given an individuals’ unique preference. As long as you are not a professional mountaineer with a particular time frame to summit the mountain, Nanga Parbat Three Faces Trek welcomes you whenever you come.
Tips for Nanga Parbat 3 Faces Trek
- Bring enough money: There are no ATMs in valleys, so one is advised to carry enough money with them in case of need for an emergency. It is one of the best and cheapest place to buy the same.
- Mentally prepare yourself:As this is not an easy trek, you should prepare yourself mentally for the task that is ahead of you. This means, be prepared for extreme weather conditions, All accommodation on the trek to Nanga Parbat Three Faces Trek is in tents. There are limited options for showers lower down on the trail, if you decide to use them, however, many people keep clean by using baby wipes and a bowl of warm water each day. The toilet situations can be difficult at times, as in the camps they are generally not Western-style toilets, rather just a hole in the ground instead of a toilet bowl.
- What to Carry: Warm clothes, sun glasses, trekking boots, gloves, trekking stick, woolen caps among other trekking equipments you want to carry. However, the most important thing to bring is a good pair of trekking shoes that you have hiked in previously. If you can bring your own sleeping bag otherwise you can rent one for about 3-4 $ a day.
- Prepare for extreme weather: If it’s sunny you might be surprised at how warm it can get during the day. Most trekkers wear t-shirts and shorts for the first few days while the elevation is still low. When the sun sets the temperatures drop quick. Wear a warm hat while sleeping and take a Nalgene bottle filled with hot water and keep it in your sleeping bag to stay warm.
- Stay Hydrated:Make sure to drink plenty of water while on the trek. Do carry extra water bottles with you at all times.
- Altitude Headaches:A headache can be one of the first signs of altitude problems. Do carry suitable medications for the same. Small headaches are common and should not stop you from trekking or worry you. However if it persists or increases, it might be advisable to ascend or even trek down.
- Avoid the Sun:Taking care of your skin and eyes are important. Sunburns happen much quicker at high elevation so make sure to apply sunscreen a few times a day and wear a hat. Sunglasses are a must have and if you wear prescription glasses it’s good to come to Pakistan with a pair of prescription sunglasses or at least clip-ons.
- Dress in Layers: Layering allows you to easily regulate your body temperature and stay comfortable while trekking. It’s even better if your layers have zippers so that you have even more control of your body temperature.
- Bring a camera: This trek is one of the most beautiful Karakorum Treks. So much so, that one would want to stop at every step and take pictures to make memories for life.
- Bring Extra Batteries/Charging Packs:In the cold, your batteries will die much quicker than they do at home. This holds true for basically every kind of electronic you’ll be using from phones to cameras to kindles. While some of the tea houses allow you to charge things, they all charge you for it (some more than others). An easy way to avoid this is to bring spare batteries and a portable charger.
The preparation before trekking to this area should be adequate. Beside some of the few obligatory items like hiking boots, warm clothes, UV sun-block etc, there are a lot of things that you need to carry on your way ahead. A lot of stuff that you might not have considered taking along are mentioned here; these things may seem unnecessary at first but would enhance your trekking experience once you start your trip.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
This trek has an activity level of maximum, and is designed for serious hikers who are very fit and have experience hiking or trekking at high elevations. During our 14-day trek, we will hike 4 to 10 hours per day on moderate to steep grades, at elevations ranging from 9,318 feet to a maximum of 18,192 feet. Some days will be rest days with optional hikes to properly acclimatize. Your trip leader will set a suitable pace to minimize risk of altitude issues. Porters and pack animals will transport our gear. This is a strenuous grade trek and need well preparation. Read More about fitness preparation about this trek here.Trekking Fitness
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