Nanga Prabat Trek

AROUND NANGA PARBAT ( MAZENO PASS TREK)

$2,800.00

Nanga Parbat (8125 m/26,813 ft) is the second-highest mountain in Pakistan and 9th in the world. The huge massif has a series of ridges and pinnacles culminating at 8125m/26,813ft with the name of Nanga Parbat, which means ‘naked mountain’.

  • Trip Code Start and Finish
    • DP-TR-05
    Islamabad
  • Altitude Best time
    • 5,399 meters
    June-September
  • Activity Level Activity
    • Extreme
    Treks
  • Duration Meals
    • 22 days
    All Meals
  • Group Size Guide
    • 08-12 pax
    Local Guides
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Nanga Prabat Trek

Nanga Parbat (8125 m/26,813 ft) is the second-highest mountain in Pakistan and 9th in the world. The huge massif has a series of ridges and pinnacles culminating at 8125m/26,813ft with the name of Nanga Parbat, which means ‘naked mountain’. The other given name which gained fame is Killer Mountain as the early disasters on this peak were drastic and once had the maximum number of causalities as compared to any other mountain in the world. After a long struggle, it was finally conquered by a joint Austrian-German expedition when Hermann Buhl made the final ascent in a strenuous forty-one-hour solo ordeal without oxygen.  In the program, we make a circle trip around the mountain and witness the beauty and culture of the surrounding areas. While trekking, we cross the maximum height of 5399 meters at Mazeno, a semi-technical pass, which requires fixed ropes while making the descent on steep crevassed slopes. In the last part of the trek, there is an opportunity of climbing Jillipur Peak (5200M), and the last part of the trek will be the Fairy Tale Meadow (Fairy Meadow) to Tato where jeeps will be available. 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trek to 3 base camps of Nanga Parbat (Rupal base camp, Diamir base camp, and Raikot base camp)
  • You will have glimpses of Raikot Peak, Ganalo Peak, Chongra Peak, Rupal Peak, and many more
  • View of the surrounding mountains and glacier from Mazeno Pass (5399M) 
  • Meet the People of Diamir and experience their culture 

TRIP FACTS                                                                                                    

Trip Code: DP-TR-05

Best time: Early June to -September 

Maximum Elevation: 5,399 meters

Trek Grade: Strenuous

Trip Length (Islamabad-Islamabad): 21 nights/22 days (7 hotel nights & 14 camping nights)

Who can join? Those who have previous high-altitude experience 

Guide: The group will be headed by a local guide

Group Size: 08-12 pax 

Route: Islamabad-Chilas- Astore-Nanga Parbat BC Rupal Side- Mazeno Pass-Nanga Parbat Diamir BC-Fairy Meadows-Chilas-Islamabad

Call for general departures:

713 979 7485
The tour package inclusions and exclusions
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

1-TRANSPORTATION

    • Airport transfers in Islamabad 
    • Air-conditioned private transportation for one day of sightseeing in Islamabad 
    • Air-conditioned private transportation from Islamabad to Raikot & Tarashing. 
    • Air-conditioned private transportation from Bunardass to Islamabad. 
  • Jeeps for Fairy Meadows 

2-ACCOMMODATION

  • 7 nights’ hotel accommodation in standard hotels

2 nights in Islamabad in a 3* hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

2 nights in Chilas in a standard tourist class hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

2 nights in Fairy Meadows in alpine huts or standard tourist class hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

1 night in Tarashing in a basic tourist class hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

Note: Please check the single supplement charges in case you wish to use a single room.

3-FOOD (MEALS) 

  • Breakfasts in Islamabad and full board (three meals) elsewhere during hotel stays. 
  • A farewell dinner in Islamabad at the end of the trip

4-MEAL DURING CAMPING 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner
  • Tea, green tea, or coffee

Menu:  Breakfast: Combination of eggs, corn-flex, porridge, jam, honey, coffee, tea, etc. 

Lunch:  One dish lunch at the base camp and picnic lunch during the trek

Dinner:  Complete meal; soup, two/three dishes (combination of rice, mutton/beef, chicken,

Pulses, vegetables, pasta, spaghetti, etc.), salad and dessert

5-TAXES AND FEES

  • Road taxes
  • Camping fees during the trek.
  • Bridge crossing fees.

6-PORTERAGE 

  • Porters trekking food, camping equipment, and personal gear of trekkers.
  • A free baggage allowance of 15 kilograms per trekker is for personal gear 

7-LOCAL STAFF

Services of the following staff are included in the price. 

  • Local trekking guide 
  • Cook 
  • Cook helper (s) 

8-INSURANCE OF LOCAL STAFF

Insurance premium of a local guide, cook, cook helpers, etc. 

9- CAMPING EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping tent for camping shared by two pax
  • Toilet tent
  • Complete mess tent/table/chairs
  • Mattresses
  • Toilet papers etc

Note: Single tent can be provided, please check for single supplement charges 

10-MESS/KITCHEN EQUIPMENT

  • Complete kitchen equipment including kitchen tent, mess tent, tables & chairs, etc. 

11- EMERGENCY SUPPORT

  • A set of oxygen (4 litters gas cylinder, mask & regulator) will be available for emergencies. 
  • A set of satellite phones for emergency calls 
  • Basic first aid kit (we recommend bringing your own first aid medicine from your home country) 

12- WATER FILTERS 

There will be water filters or purification pills. You can ask the cook to fill your bottle with boiled water every morning during the trek. 

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Below mentioned services are not included in our package, but some of them can be provided on request in advance. Please contact ATP for further detail. 

  • International air ticket & airport taxes. 
  • Visa fee for Pakistan and personal insurance 
  • Extra hotel nights & meals due to change in plan 
  • Lunches & dinners in Islamabad
  • Beverages & Laundry
  • Sleeping bags, personal clothing, and trekking gear. 
  • Tips for trekking staff 
  • Tips for hotel & transport 
  • Any other service that is not mentioned in the list of services 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS 

  • All trekking members will go together in one group and come back together.  If the group splits due to personal reasons, the cost will be charged additionally. 
  • Any extra cost due to road blockade or any other unforeseen reason will be charged in addition to the normal package offer. 

Itinerary

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    Day 1 ISLAMABAD

    Upon arrival at Islamabad Airport, transfer to the hotel. Half-day city tour: 

    Our representative/guide will be at Islamabad International Airport to pick up the group and transfer to the hotel (the new airport is about a 40-45 minute drive from Islamabad city. In the afternoon a half-day city tour will include a visit to Faisal Mosque, which was built in 1986, the Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa, and a breathtaking aerial view of Islamabad from Daman-e-Koh. Drive back to the hotel for an overnight stay. 

    Altitude: 1,663 ft(500M)

    Accomodation: ISLAMABAD - CHILAS
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    Day 2 ISLAMABAD - CHILAS

    A full day drive by an air-conditioned coach to Chilas first three hours on the beautiful Hazara Motorway and then on the 8th wonder of the world Karakoram Highway, we will start early in the morning as the journey is about 10 hours from Besham and 9 hours via beautiful Babusar Pass (4100m) from June to October. En route, we will visit the ancient Buddhist rock engravings along the Indus River at Shatial. Overnight will be in a hotel.

    Altitude: 4,150 ft (1265M)

    Traveling Time: via Besham: 470 km/10 hours’ drive & via Babusar Pass: 397 kms/9 hours’ drive

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 3 CHILAS – TARASHING

    On the Karakorum Highway along the Indus we will continue on our path north. On our way, we will have a view of the Nanga Parbat, famously known as Killer Mountain. Shortly thereafter we will leave the KKH and Indus and drive by a spectacular gorge on the adventurous narrow road to Astore into the small mountain village Tarashing at 2900 m. Directly behind the village, the killer Mountain Nanga Parbat appears which gives an awesome view. The Rupal Wall was high over 4500 m, and rise to fame in 1970 when two brothers Günther and Reinhold Messner tried to climb the mountain via a direct route on the huge, difficult Rupal Face. First night in the tent. There are a couple of hotels that offer basic facilities for camping and staying in a room.

    Altitude (Tarashing):9,514 ft (2900M)

    Chilas-Tarashing: (7-8 hours) 114 km

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 4 TARASHING – BAZHIN HERLIGKOFFER BASE CAMP

    Today we will start our first day trekking from the village climbing to the moraine of Tarashing Glacier offers a gentle walk on a donkey path. After crossing the glacier which takes half an hour we will walk through lush green and gentle fields of the most beautiful Lower and Upper Rupal villages.  Our camp will be located near some springs and at the edge of the Bazhin Glacier. This is a perfect campsite with clear spring water and a wood full of birds on this spot. The campsite is named after Dr. Karl M HERLIGKOFFER the leader of eight German expeditions to NANGA PARBAT, including the first successful expedition in 1953. Overnight in tents.

    Altitude (Herligkoffer BC):11,318 ft (3450M)

    Hiking time:  5 hours 11.26 km

    Accomodation: Camp
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    Day 5 HERLIGKOFFER BASE CAMP

    Free day at Herligkoffer base camp and exploring the surrounding.

    Accomodation: Camp
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    Day 6 HERLIGKOFFER BASE CAMP – SHIAGIRI

    It is an exciting day of 4-5 hours gentle walk along the juniper and birch trees passing through several summer villages where local communities stay in the summer. The campsite here is at 3,660 meters under the trees with grassy flats for tents with clear fresh spring water. The views from here to the South are amazing at 5,484 meters of Rupal Peak and the beautiful snow-capped 5,600 meters of Liala Peak ahead adds to the joy of the trek. 

    Altitude (Shiagiri): 12139 ft (3700M)

    Hiking time:  4-5 hours 10.14 km

    Accomodation: Camp
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    Day 7 SHIAGIRI – MAZENO LOWER BASE CAMP

    This morning we will have a short walk to Mazino Lower Base camp in three hours. The path follows the northern lateral moraine of Toshain Glacier with Sunning views of Liala Peak and Rupal Peak backward and Nanga Parbat on one side, the walk is fascinating the first two hours are very hot if it is a sunny day. The campsite is a green meadow at 4,200 meters, with bubbling streams and dry juniper bushes, looking down Toshain Glacier is interesting from here. We will enjoy this day because of its beauty and superb views from the campsite. In the afternoon we will have an acclimatization walk as well in order to be fit for the next challenging days. We will camp at the Lower Base camp of Mazeno Pass for the night in a lovely green meadow. Overnight in tents.

    Altitude (Mazeno BC): 13615 ft (4150M)

    Hiking time: 4 hours  7.4 km

    Accomodation: Camp
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    Day 8 MAZENO BASE CAMP – MAZENO HIGH CAMP

    It takes five gentle hours with a lunch break on the way for an hour. The trail turns north and climbs steadily up to the lateral moraine of the Mazino Glacier which descends directly from the Mazino Pass. The first two hours on green meadows and then on stone leads to the high camp at 4,700 on the north side of the Mazino glacier with glacier water. Here are porters from Chilas who will join us for the next day’s trek towards the north face of Nanga Parbat. We have enough time to relax here and prepare for the next day to go to cross the Mazino Pass. In the afternoon we will do some training with wearing crampons, and harnesses and fixing rope. Your guide will explain everything in order to cross Mazino Pass (5,399 m) safely. You will have a professional and well-experienced guide for the trek with Discover Pakistan. Overnight stay in a tent.

    Altitude (Mazeno High Camp): 15,583 ft (4750M)

    Hiking time: 4-5 hours 4.5 Km

    Accomodation: Camp
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    Day 9 MAZENO HIGH CAMP-MAZENO PASS- Chatti

    Today we will start our trek very early in the morning in order to avoid falling and melting of the snow while dropping to other side of Mazeno Pass before sunrise. As to climb up to, the Mazeno Pass is not very difficult, but the other side of the pass is steep and it requires a rope, ice axe, harness, and crampons if you are early in the season. While descending down from the pass we will get on the Loiba glacier there is a smooth walk on it. 

    Here we have two options to go down directly to Loiba Campsite and down to Halala and Zangot. The other option is crossing to the right side of Loiba Glacier and camp at Chatti (a beautiful Place with grass and circle stones). This is the way to Sargalio Ban Pass (5,140 m) which leads directly to Sargalio and Diamir Base Camp of Nanga Parbat. 

    Altitude (Mazeno Pass): 17713 ft (5399M)

    Hiking time: 8-10 hours 9.0 Km

    Accomodation: Camp
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    Day 10 CHATTI SARGALIO BAN PASS– SARGALIO BAN

    It is really a tough day because this is an unusual pass/trek rarely trekkers go on it there is no clear trail or path. The path is on the moving rocks from the very beginning and too steeply going up an up to reach the pass and slippery gravels in some parts of the trail. The climb up to the Sargalio Ban Pass (5,140 m)  pass tricky and tiring and descending as well in a narrow gorge down to Sargalio a beautiful grassy place with juniper trees and clear stream water. We will camp at 3,745 m here the best place to camp on the way to Nanga Parbat North Face. The views from the pass are mesmerizing of the Himalayan Mountains of Pakistan including the second highest Peak in Pakistan Nanga Parbat. 

    Altitude (Sargalio Ban Pass): 14921ft ( 4,548M)

    Hiking time: 10.5 Km 8-9 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
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    Day 11 SARGALIO BAN- DIAMIR BASE CAMP

    Today, we will have the first full view of Diamir Face of Nanga Parbat. Hiking on moraine we finally reach the wide plateau of Kutgali surrounded by trees where the shepherds and their children welcome you. As Kutgali is a summer pasture, there are hundreds and hundreds of goats, sheep, & cows. Here you can find fresh milk, yogurt & local cheese etc. We will continue our hike to the Diamir Base Camp. Overnight in tents. 

    Altitude (Diamir Base Camp): 13123 ft (4000M)

    Hiking time:, 5-6 hour 10.1 km

    Accomodation: Camp
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    Day 12 DIAMIR BASE CAMP

    Free day at Diamir Base Camp enjoy the views of the Himalayan Mountains of Pakistan.

    Accomodation: Camp
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    Day 13 DIAMIR BASE CAMP- KUTGALI

    Today we will start our trek from Diamir Face BC to Kutgali. From Kutgali we can have a great view of Naga Parbat’s West Face. We walk along paths used by herders to reach their summer settlements. Overnight at Kutgali. A beautiful camp site with lush green and thick forest. You will enjoy the walk and views on the way back that are heart touching.

    Altitude (Kutgali): 10170 ft (3100M)

    Hiking time: 2 hour

    Accomodation: Camp
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    Day 14 KUTGALI – KARO SAGAR

    Karo Sagar is an old summer pasture, not lush green.  Starting the trek at Kutgali, the hike is quite steep and then after crossing Karo Sagar Pass, we will reach Karo Sagar Camp. During the trek we will pass through dry areas and of course green meadows as well. The walk always steeply climbing and tiring but not tricky. 

    Altitude (Karo Sagar Pass):14435 ft (4400M)

    Hiking time: 8—9 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
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    Day 15 KARO SAGAR – Shaichi

    There is steadily climb to the Karo Saghar Pass and descend to Shaichi a beautiful place with fields that name refers. There is an amazing campsite with stunning views.

    Today we will descend down to Chechi in Patro Gah. Overnight at Chechi. 

    Altitude (Chechi/Patro Gah):8530 ft (2,600M) 

    Hiking time: 5-6 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
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    Day 16 SHIACHI – GUTUM SAGAR

    Our today’s walk is mostly in the forest and then has a view of Ganalo Peak (6600M). A relatively easy hike will take us to Gutum Sagar with magnificent views Patro Valley with side streams to the summer pastures of the people of Gunar Village. The views of Ganalo Peak and in the surrounding are awe-inspiring.   

     Altitude (Gutum Sagar): 11482 ft (3500M) 

    Hiking Time: 6 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
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    Day 17 GUTUM SAGAR – JILIPUR HIGH CAMP-BEYAL CAMP

    Descending along the stream, we gradually make our way to Jilipur High Camp, nestled below the majestic Jilipur Peak, which stands at an impressive altitude of 5200 meters. For those seeking an extra thrill and adventure, it is indeed possible to climb Jilipur Peak, although this would require an additional day of our expedition. The ascent to Jilipur Peak, while not overly challenging in technical terms, offers a rewarding experience and stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

    After conquering the peak or continuing our journey, we proceed to cross the formidable Jilipur Pass. This exhilarating passage leads us to the picturesque location of Beyal, where we will spend a peaceful overnight stay at Beyal Camp. Amidst the tranquil surroundings, we can relish the serene beauty of the area, reflecting on the challenges we have overcome and the wonders we have witnessed throughout our unforgettable trek. 

    Altitude (Jilipur High Camp):14435 ft (4400M) 

    Altitude (Jilipur Pass): 15869 ft (4,837M)

    Altitude (Beyal): 3,500M 

    Hiking Time: 8-9 hours

    Accomodation: Camp
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    Day 18 BEYAL-RAIKOT BASE CAMP-FAIRY MEADOWS

    n easy walk through the forest takes to the edge of Raikot Glacier in 30 minutes There is a superb view of close-up Chongra, Raikot Peaks and tumbling icefalls are unbelievable along with Nanga Parbat Massif. In a distance from here are magnificent views of the north Indus Valley, Rakhaposhi and Haramosh peaks are another eye-catching highlight.  Furthermore, the path leads Nanga Parbat Old Base Camp across rolling pastures to the edge of Ganalo Glacier. There is a panoramic view of the Nanga Parbat and the surrounding. Return back down down, and to Fairy Meadows is an exciting day of the trip!  Overnight stay in simple wooden bungalows/Alpine Huts

    Altitude (Nanga Parbat Raikot Face Base Camp) 13024 ft (3970M) 

    Hiking Time: 8-9 hours

    Accomodation: Alpine Huts
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    Day 19 FAIRY MEADOWS

    The day is available for exploring the surroundings of the fairytale meadow. A nice hike takes us through the coniferous forest again, to Biale (a place with summer houses and huts to stay and dine), and closer to the ice giants in the direction of Nanga-Parbat base camp. This is a fantastic day with mind-blowing attractions in the surrounding. Later, hike back to the fairytale meadow. Overnight stay as the previous night.

    Altitude: 12795 ft (3,900M)

    Travel Time: Free Day

    Accomodation: Alpine Huts
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    Day 20 FAIRY MEADOWS-CHILAS

    Trek down to Tato is all dropping down in two hours and our jeeps will be waiting for us. Drive Raikot Bridge at Karakoram Highway for another (2 hours) and further drive to Chilas for an overnight stay. 

    Travel Time: 4 hours 70 Km

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    Day 21 CHILAS- ISLAMABAD

    The journey from Chilas to Islamabad via Naran and Kaghan Valleys is truly a memorable adventure, filled with awe-inspiring natural beauty and cultural experiences. It allows you to immerse yourself in the magnificence of Pakistan’s northern areas and create lifelong memories.

    The journey from Chilas to Islamabad via Naran and Kaghan Valleys is truly a memorable adventure, filled with awe-inspiring natural beauty and cultural experiences. It allows you to immerse yourself in the magnificence of Pakistan’s northern areas and create lifelong memories.

    Altitude: 13572 ft (4137M)

    Travel Time:  9-10 hours’ drive 

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 22 DEPARTURE FROM ISLAMABAD

    Transfer to Islamabad Airport for homebound flight. End of Services

     

     Important Note:

    We always do the best in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary access restrictions, weather, lodging/campground availability, guest ability/injury, and natural disasters like heavy rains, flooding, and other potential causes.  Sometimes we experience unforeseen happens to affect the plan.

     

IMPORTANT NOTE:

We always do the best in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary access restrictions, weather, lodging/campground availability, guest ability/injury, and natural disasters like heavy rains, flooding, and other potential causes. Sometimes we experience unforeseen happens to affect the plan.


CUSTOMIZE THIS TOUR

Would you like to customize this trip? We would be very happy to tailor made this experience for you and your companions. Our team is here to guide you through the process. We will take the time to listen to your aspirations, understand your travel style, and work closely with you to craft a personalized itinerary. Please click here to fill the trip information form.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

PASSPORT AND VISA

Participants of all nationalities are required to have a valid passport with six months remaining validity and a visa for Pakistan. Visas must be applied online at https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/
The main category is MOUNTAINEERING & TREKKING and the sub-category is TREKKING. You will need a letter of invitation (LOI) which our office will provide along with the requisite documents like a Discover Pakistan license copy and National Identity Card of the issuing authority

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND A VISA FOR PAKISTAN.

TREKKING PERMIT

As the K-2 Base Camp & Gondogoro La (The Circular Trek) falls in the restricted areas, a trekking permit is required and the security clearance process usually takes 30-45 days. It is highly recommended to apply at least 60 days in advance to delays. Your application for a visa is linked with the application for the trekking permit.

PERSONAL INSURANCE

As the trip is of a strenuous nature, it is a mandatory requirement to have an insurance policy for accidents, medical, and helicopter evacuation covering at least $ 30,000.

VACCINATIONS

Currently, all passengers entering Pakistan require a COVID VACCINATION CERTIFICATE (fully vaccinated). Those who do not have vaccination due to medicate reasons will need a certificate from a doctor. Those entering Pakistan without a Covid vaccination certificate need to show negative PCR as well.
You do not need to show proof of any other vaccination but highly recommend having other vaccines.

DRESS

In cities like Islamabad, there is no problem if you are in Western dress but in remote regions including Skardu, you will need to have a full dress (covering your body)

LOCAL CREW

The local crew includes a licensed guide, cook, assistant cook, porter’s Sirdar, and porters. Our guides and cooks are well-experienced, strong, supportive, and friendly. They performed their duties with full dedication to facilitate our valued clients.

GROUP JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

The tour starts and ends in Islamabad. Discover Pakistan, a guide or representative will be at the airport to pick up the clients with the welcome signboard of Discover Pakistan. We can also make reservations for pre and post-nights if anyone arrives early or departs late.

HIKING AT ALTITUDE

The K-2 Circular Trek is rated as a strenuous hike on the rocky, glacial terrain and some exposed section makes a tough trek but provides some of the most stunning views in the world. All members must be physically fit and capable of walking for about 6-8 hours a day as the highest point of the trek is above 5000m. However, the itinerary is designed in such a way that provides acclimatization by gaining height gradually, which allows the body to adjust to reduce air pressure at higher altitudes. For more details, you can click on the link below.

Here’s What Flatlanders Need to Know About Hiking at Altitude

PERSONAL GEAR

A list of personal equipment is provided below you can make personal kits according to your needs.

  • Gore-Tex Trekking Shoes (1 pair)
  • Socks (2-3 pairs)
  • Gaiters (1 set)
  • Crampons (1 set)
  • Slippers (1 pair)
  • T-shirts (2-3)
  • Trousers (2-3 pairs)
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Warm Clothing including inner dress/thermals
  • Gore-Tex Jacket (1 piece)
  • Down Jacket (1 piece)
  • Sun Cap (1 piece)
  • Warm Hat (1 piece)
  • Neck Cover (1 piece)
  • Hand Gloves/Mittens (2 pairs)
  • Rucksack (backpack) 50-60L
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping Bag (-20C—30C)
  • Umbrella
  • Headlamp (with extra batteries)
  • Ultraviolet Protection Sun Glasses
  • Sun Cream
  • Chap Stick or Lip Balm
  • Water bottle
  • Personal medication (if advised by the physician)
  • Note: Some equipment is available for rent or sale in Skardu

LOCAL TIME

Pakistan uses one-time zone, which is Pakistan Standard Time (PKT). This is UTC+05:00 — that is, five hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time.

ELECTRICITY

The power plugs and sockets in Pakistan are of type C and D. Type C plug has two round pins & the type D plug has three round pins arranged in a triangular pattern. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. It is recommended to bring a power plug adapter.

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE

Most major currencies are the US Dollar and euro, these are easily changed in Islamabad and Skardu as well. However, the exchange rate in Skardu is not as good as compared to Islamabad. You can check the foreign currency exchange rate at https://www.nbp.com.pk/RateSheet/index.aspx. The exchange rates in the open market differ from the bank rate.

TIPS

Tips for a guide, cook, assistant cook, Porter’s Sidar, and porters are customary. However, it is absolutely at the discretion of clients to decide about the amount of tips.

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) offers 20 kg (1 piece) on a domestic flight in economy class to/from Skardu. For extra baggage (1 piece up to 20 kg), they charge PKR 5800 currently which is subject to change.

EQUIPMENT (SHOPPING/RENTAL)

Personal clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kits, and personal trekking gear can be purchased/rented in Skardu. Some of the items may not be available for rent and need to be purchased. Please confirm with us in advance.

DEPARTURE TAXES

No departure taxes are applicable at Pakistan international airports. However, you can check with your concerned international carrier before traveling.

Other Information About Tour

MEALS 

3 meals a day will be provided during the hotel stay except for lunches and dinners in Islamabad. There will be one farewell dinner in Islamabad at the end of the trip. 

FOOD ON TREKKING
We do cater to any special food requirements during trekking if any client has food allergies or special dietary needs like vegetarian and vegan etc.  

BREAKFAST

Below is the list of major items we provide in the breakfasts with a combination of four or five items a day. 

  1. Porridge
  2. Corn Flacks
  3. Eggs (Omelets/Fried or according to demand)
  4. Paratha (a local form of bread)
  5. Muesli
  6. Jam
  7. Honey
  8. Marmalade
  9. Black tea
  10. Coffee
  11. Milk etc.
LUNCH

Below is the list of major items we provide at the lunches with a combination of three to four items a day during trekking. 

  1. Peanut butter
  2. Tuna Fish
  3. Sardine Fish
  4. Paratha  (Continued on next page)
  5. Cookies Sweet
  6. Cookies Saltish
  7. Dry Fruit
  8. Tin Fruit
  9. Potatoes/peas
  10. Green tea/Mixed tea
  11. Tang etc.
DINNER

You will have a complete dinner with soup, two curries plus rice or Spaghetti or Macaroni & chapatti. There will be a dessert & green tea and coffee etc. as well. 

  1. Chapatti
  2. Spaghetti
  3. Macaroni
  4. Pasta
  5. Meat (Chicken, Mutton & Beef)
  6. Fresh vegetables
  7. Backed beans
  8. Green peas
  9. Noodles(Meggi)
  10. Salad
  11. Lentils
  12. Green tea etc.
DESERT
  1. Pudding
  2. Kheer Mix
  3. Custard
  4. Jelly
  5. Fruit (Water Melon, Mangoes) for the first weeks

Any intolerance or allergies to the food items must be communicated in advance. If you have any personal choices that we can meet will also be provided. 

DRINKING WATER

It is highly recommended to use mineral water in the cities and boiled/ filtered or purified water during the trekking. Do not drink running water from the rivers and streams.

WEATHER

The weather in Islamabad is extremely hot during the summer season. You can expect a temperature between 30-40 degrees centigrade. If you travel by road to Skardu, expect the weather to be very hot as well. In Skardu, the weather is similar to Islamabad, except 25-38 degrees centigrade. During the trekking on sunny days, expect the weather to be warm without any shade. Especially during the trek between Askole/Jhula to Urdukas, the weather will be extremely hot on those days. It is advised to have proper sun protection in the form of an umbrella, a wide-brim hat, and plenty of sunscreens. However, the weather in the nighttime is cooler above 4000 meters, you can even expect the temperature to get down to below zero and experience snowfall.

WHO SHOULD DO THE TREK?

K-2 Base Camp Hike is a wilderness trek, with no access to towns/villages and limited inhabitants during the whole duration (two weeks) of the trek. You will hike as high as 5560 meters (K-2 Base Camp) and the trekking route is strenuous with river crossings, uneven terrain, glaciers, and boulders on the way. The trek is recommended for individuals with physical fitness and in good health. And should also know the techniques of using trekking equipment.

BOOKING & DEPOSITS

The trip can be reserved upon as an initial deposit of 30% at the time of booking. The initial deposit shall not be refunded but can be transferred for a future trip.

FINAL PAYMENT

We accept full trip cost 30 days prior to the commencement of the tour. The payments are only accepted in cash/bank transfers in a bank account. We don’t accept payments through credit cards. Please do not accept any invoice which is not generated by Discover Pakistan and sent through the official email id.

1) Cancellations must be notified in writing to Discover Pakistan or the agent through which the trip is booked. Cancellation charges shall be levied as follows:
Cancellation before 30 days or more-After a deduction of 30%, the remaining amount will be refunded. If the deposit is retained with the consent of our client no cancellation charges will be applied. The full amount will be adjusted with a future trip.
Cancellation within 2 weeks before departure –50 % of the package offer
Cancellation within one week of departure or no show –Loss of full payment

2) There shall be no refunds if you leave the trip for any reason whatsoever, either voluntarily or involuntarily, after the trip has begun. No refunds shall be made for any meals, accommodation or services not utilized.

WHY BOOK WITH DISCOVER PAKISTAN?

Discover Pakistan is one of the leading Destination Management and Tour servicing company founded to meet the travel needs of explorers, researchers, mountaineers, and trekkers from all around the world. We always strive to focus on the safety, integrity, and comfort of our valued clients without any discrimination.

OUR VALUES

We have a designed set of values for our company that guides us to deliver the best travel experience to our clients, these values include:
Integrity
Communication
Client Safety and Security
Customer Oriented Services
Continuous Improvement
Customer Satisfaction

RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS COMMUNITY

We are aware of our responsibility towards the local communities, their customs, and the environment. Therefore, a part of our income is specifically allocated towards humanitarian activities including student support, skill development programs & micro-credit loans to women without interest, etc. Details can be provided on request.

OUR CLIENT

We have worked with both local & foreign clients, and are proud to say that Discover Pakistan has a long list of satisfied partners and individual clients around the world. We maintain a balance between cost and quality. Our business philosophy, and the secret to our success, is “LESS PROFIT EQUALS MORE CLIENTS AND MORE CLIENTS EQUALS MORE PROFIT’.

  1. What is the Nanga Parbat Trek?

    The Nanga Parbat Trek is a challenging trek in Pakistan’s Himalaya region. It takes you around the Nanga Parbat Mountain, also known as the “Killer Mountain,” offering stunning views of its various faces and surrounding peaks.

  2. How long is the Nanga Parbat Trek?

    The trek lasts for approximately 22 days, including arrival and departure days. It involves several days of hiking and camping in the mountains.

  3. What is the difficulty level of the Nanga Parbat Trek?

    The Nanga Parbat Trek is considered challenging and requires a good level of physical fitness and hiking experience. It involves trekking at high altitudes, crossing mountain passes, and navigating steep and rugged terrains.

  4. What is the highest point of the trek?

    The highest point of the Nanga Parbat Trek is the crossing of Mazeno Pass, which stands at an elevation of 5,377 meters (17,644 feet). It offers magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

  5. Are there any acclimatization days during the trek?

    Yes, there is a rest day allocated at Shaigiri Base Camp (3,660 meters) for acclimatization. This allows trekkers to adjust to the high altitude and reduce the risk of altitude-related sickness.

  6. What is the best time to undertake the Nanga Parbat Trek?

    The best time for the Nanga Parbat Trek is typically from June to September, during the summer months when the weather is relatively stable. However, it is essential to check weather conditions and consult with local trekking agencies for the most up-to-date information.

  7. What are the accommodation options during the trek?

     Accommodation during the trek includes hotel stays in Islamabad and Chilas at the beginning and end of the trek. During the trekking days, accommodation is in tents at designated campsites along the route.

  8. Is it necessary to have prior trekking experience?

    Prior trekking experience is recommended for the Nanga Parbat Trek due to its challenging nature. It is essential to be physically fit, have experience hiking in mountainous terrain, and be prepared for long days of trekking.

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July 7, 2024 - July 27, 2024
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July 31, 2024 - August 22, 2024
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Extensions

At Discover Pakistan, we offer the opportunity to prolong and enrich your travel experience beyond the initial itinerary. Whether you’re exploring a new city, venturing into the wilderness, or embarking on a cultural immersion, our trip extensions allow you to delve deeper into the destination and discover hidden gems that may have otherwise remained undiscovered. By extending your journey, you can embrace new adventures, indulge in authentic experiences, and create lasting memories. Whether it’s an extra day, a few days, or a week, trip extensions provide the flexibility to personalize your travel and make the most of your time away.

Our team of travel experts is available to provide detailed itineraries, answer any queries you may have, and tailor the extensions to meet your preferences and requirements. Whether you are interested in extending your journey to explore cultural destinations, indulge in luxury experiences, or venture into off-the-beaten-path destinations, we are committed to creating an unforgettable experience for you.

Below are some sample extensions, however, they can be customized to suit your needs, please feel free to contact us via email or phone. Our dedicated team will be delighted to assist you, providing comprehensive information, and helping you plan your dream vacation.

HUNZA VALLEY EXTENSION

Embark on an enchanting trip extension to the captivating Hunza Valley after conquering the challenging K2 Base Camp trek. Nestled amidst the majestic Karakoram Mountains in northern Pakistan, Hunza Valley is a gem waiting to be discovered. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality, this extension promises an unforgettable journey into a paradise on Earth.

DAY 01:  SKARDU-KARIMABAD
DAY 02:  KARIMABAD
DAY 03: KARIMABAD-KUNJERAB PASS-PASSU
DAY 04: PASSU-CHILAS
DAY 05: CHILAS-ISLAMABAD
DAY 06: DEPARTURE

LAHORE EXTENSION

Indulge in the cultural richness and historical splendor of Lahore with a four-day extension after your K2 Base Camp trek. Discover the city’s captivating architecture, explore its ancient landmarks, and immerse yourself in its vibrant arts and culture scene.

DAY 01:  ISLAMABAD-LAHORE
DAY 02: LAHORE EXPLORATION
DAY 03: LAHORE EXPLORATION
DAY 04: LAHORE-ISLAMABAD
DAY 05:  DEPARTURE

DUBAI EXTENSION

After conquering the challenging K2 Base Camp trek, treat yourself to a luxurious three-day extension in the mesmerizing city of Dubai. This vibrant metropolis is renowned for its opulent lifestyle, futuristic architecture, and world-class entertainment. Indulge in unparalleled luxury and immerse yourself in the city’s extravagant offerings.

DAY 01: Dubai
DAY 02: Explore Dubai
DAY 03:  Explore Dubai
DAY 04:  Departure

TURKEY EXTENSION

Congratulations on completing the exhilarating K2 Base Camp trek! As you conclude your adventure in the stunning Karakoram Mountains, why not treat yourself to a well-deserved five-day extension in captivating Turkey? This extension will allow you to unwind, explore a new culture, and indulge in the rich history and captivating landscapes of this transcontinental country.

DAY 01: Arrive in Istanbul
DAY 02: Explore Istanbul
DAY 03: Explore Istanbul
DAY 04: Departure

IRAN EXTENSION PROGRAM

6-DAY IRAN TOUR – A CLASSIC ROUTE

7-DAY TOUR OF IRAN – SOUTH OF IRAN

8-DAY TOUR OF IRAN –THE CLASSIC ROUTE

8-DAY TOUR OF IRAN -CLASSIC ROUTE + SOUTH

8-DAY TOUR OF IRAN -CLASSIC ROUTE + DESERT

9-DAY TOUR OF IRAN -SHIRAZ ROUTE + SOUTH

10-DAY TOUR OF IRAN -CLASSIC ROUTE + DESERT

10-DAY TOUR OF IRAN -CLASSIC ROUTE + SOUTH

10-DAY TOUR OF IRAN -SOUTH + SHAHDAD

TWO-WEEK TOUR OF IRAN – CLASSIC ROUTE + SOUTH + KERMAN

12-DAY COMBINED-OMAN + IRAN TOUR

For more information about these tours contact us with queries!