Trekking in Diamer

Trekking in Diamer is one of the best choices for mountain lovers. Chilas is the capital of Diamer district and last city of Baltistan on KKH. The rockcarvings and inscriptions bear witness to the waves of civilization which either chose to stay here or simply passed through. Over the centuries this part of Baltistan has always been a stumbling block to peaceful progress up the Indus, particularly for the British whose supply line from the south had to pass through this territory but the situation now is much better as it used to be. The Diamer Valley is full of trekking opportunities for international and for local adventurers as well. Fairy Meadows as a major station for trekking in Diamer and climbing movements to Nanga Parbat is a world famous resort.

Around Nanga Parbat Trek

 

Zone Level Maximum Height Month Duration
Open Strenuous 5377 m July-September 19 Days

This huge mountain is not a single peak but a series of ridges culminating in an ice crest at 8125m – ranked 9th highest in the world and second in Pakistan after K-2 but the first in actual climbing in the world. The name Nanga Parbat is Kashmiri for ‘naked mountain’ because its high slopes are bare of vegetation. In Shina language (local), the mountain is called Deomir or Diamir meaning ‘mountain of the Gods’ a name derived from Devameru, the sacred mythical Mt Meru of Sanskrit cosmology. Around Nanga Parbat is one of the best treks for trekking in Diamer.
Early disasters on Nanga Parbat gave it the nick-name Killer Mountain and second nick-name is German Peak because most of the Germans died during conquering this peak. The monster was finally conquered in 1953 by a joint Austrian-German expedition led by Herman Buhl who made the final ascent in a grueling 41 hour solo ordeal without oxygen.
19 Day Itinerary:
Day 01: Islamabad
After meet and assist at airport, we will be transferred to hotel and check in. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 02: Islamabad – Chilas
After breakfast we will leave for Chilas (12-14 hours), en route also see rock drawings at Shatial. On arrival transfer to hotel and check in.Overnight stay in hotel at Chilas.

Day 03: Chilas – Tarashing
Today we will board on jeeps for Tarashing. (Tent)

Day 04: Tarashing – Bazhin (Base Camp)
Trek: 4-5 hours, climb 750m (Tent)

Day 05: Bazhin – Shaigiri
Trek: 4-5 hours, climb 100m (Tent)

Day 06: Shaigiri – Mazeno Pass (Base Camp)
Trek: 3-4 hours, climb 500m (Tent)

Day 07: Mazeno Base Camp – Mazeno High Camp
Trek: 5-6 hours, climb 600m, altitude 4800m (Tent)

Day 08: Mazeno High Camp – Upper Loiba
Trek: 7-9 hours, climb 600m, descend 900m, altitude 4500m (Tent)

Day 09: Upper Loiba – Loiba Meadows
Trek: 3-4 hours, descend 500m (Trek)

Day 10: Loiba Meadows – Kachal
Trek: 5-6 hours (Tent)

Day 11: Kachal – Zangal
Trek: 4-5 hours (Tent)

Day 12: Zangal – Juliper Pass
Trek: 6 hours, climb 900m (Tent)

Day 13: Juliper Pass – Fairy Meadows
Trek: 4 hours (Tent)

Day 14: Fairy Meadows – Karimabad (Hunza)
Today we will walk down to Tattovillage, from there we will board on jeeps up to Railkot bridge (KKH) and onward travelling with air-conditioned coach to Karimabad. On arrival transfer to hotel and check in.Overnight stay in hotel at Karimabad.

Day 15: Karimabad
After breakfast we will visit Baltit fort and later on we will proceed to Attabad Lake for cruise excursion (16 kms) alongside KKH. Overnight stay in hotel at Karimabad.

Day 16: Karimabad – Gilgit
After breakfast we will visit Baltit fort and later on we will proceed to Attabad Lake for cruise excursion (16 kms) alongside KKH. Afternoon, we will depart for Gilgit. Overnight stay in hotel at Gilgit.

Day 17: Gilgit – Besham
After breakfast we will depart for Besham. On arrival transfer to hotel and check in.Overnight stay in hotel at Besham.

Day 18: Besham – Islamabad/ Rawalpindi
Early morning we will depart for Islamabad, en route visit Taxila museum and the ruins. On arrival transfer to hotel and check in.Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 19: Islamabad – Flight Out
Transfer to airport for flight back home. End of around Nanga Parbat trek and trekking in Diamir

Package Price: Price would be quoted as per group size and services

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Breakfast and dinner while staying in hotels but all meals during trekking.
  • Air conditioned transport for city to city movements and 4×4 wheel drive (Jeeps) for the interior mountains.
  • Domestic air tickets as per program.
  • All kind of kitchen equipment including kitchen, mess and toilet tents along with tables and stools.
  • Personal baggage up to 12.5kg during trek.
  • All necessary gear including ice axe, crampon and safety rope.
  • All entries, taxes and porterage, permit process and trekking fee (50 $ per person).
  • English speaking tour guide.

Package Excludes:

  • International air ticket, airport tax and excess weight.
  • Personal sleeping bags and all other equipment of personal nature.
  • Helicopter rescue service.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Advance 10% payment to be made on tour confirmation.
  • Advance 100% payment to be made minimum 15 days before tour start.
  • Hotels may be changed, however any change will be on equivalent basis.
  • Itinerary is subject to change due to weather or other forced majeure situations.
  • The company will not be liable for any damage caused by forced majeure situations.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

  • No cancellation charges if tour is cancelled 15 days before the tour schedule.
  • There will be 10% cancellation charges if tour is cancelled within 15 days of tour starting date.
  • Company will give 100% refund if tour is cancelled on such a justified reason which is acceptable to the company.
  • Early Booking Advantage: Special 5% discount if tour is booked 6 months before the tour set off.

Fairy Meadows Trek

Zone Level Maximum Height Month Duration
Open Easy – Strenuous 5399 m June-Sept 10 Days

Mazeno Pass trek is one of the most popular treks in district Diamer and is very popular among the foreign trekkers, offering the most spectacular view of Nanga Parbat 8126m. One needs to be based at Chilas to set off for this trek.

10 Days Itinerary:

Day 01: Chilas – Astore – Tarshing
We will take jeeps for Tarshing via Astore.
(Tent)

Day 02: Tarshing – Bazhin Camp
We will walk through lower Rupal village surrounded by fields of wheat, barley, beans, peas and potatoes to Herrligkoffer Base Camp.
Trek: 5 hours, altitude 3550m, climb 750m (Tent)

Day 03: Bazhin Camp – Shaigiri
The clear trail will continue up the Rupal River to Shaigiri Glacier.
Trek: 4-5 hours, altitude 3650m, climb 100m (Tent)

Day 04: Rest Day
An opportunity to climb Rupal Peak 5584m (easy for mountaineers).
(Tent)

Day 05: Shaigiri – Mazeno Base Camp
The trail follows the northern lateral moraine of the Toshain (Rupal) Glacier with views back to Laila and Rupal peaks on one side and Nanga Parbat on the other.
Trek: 3-4 hours, altitude 4200m, climb 550m (Tent)

Day 06: Mazeno Base Camp – Mazeno High Camp
Today we will climb steadily up to the lateral moraine of Mazeno Glacier.
Trek: 5-6 hours, altitude 4800m, climb 600m (Tent)

Day 07: Mazeno High Camp – Upper Loiba
It will be a long trekking today through Loiba Glacier and will require rope, crampons and ice-axe.
Trek: 7-9 hours, altitude 4500m, climb 600m, descend 900m (Tent)

Day 08: Upper Loiba – Loiba Meadows
Today we will descend to Loiba Meadows, lovely birch woods and lush green meadows full of edelweiss with shepherd’s settlements.
Trek: 3-4 hours, altitude 4000m, descend 500m (Tent)

Day 09: Loiba Meadows – Zangot
This is a lovely trek down through willow and birch woods with good views of Nanga Parbat.
Trek: 4-5 hours, altitude 2600m, descend 1400m (Tent)

Day 10: Zangot – Halala – Chilas
Today we will trek down to Halala and from there we will take jeeps for Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Chilas.
Trek: 4 hours, descent 1000m

End of Fairy Meadows trek and trekking in Diamer

Mazeno Pass Trek

From Rupal Valley over Mazeno Pass

Zone Level Maximum Height Month Duration
Open Easy – Strenuous 5399 m June-Sept 10 Days

Mazeno Pass trek is one of the most popular treks in district Diamer and is very popular among the foreign trekkers, offering the most spectacular view of Nanga Parbat 8126m. One needs to be based at Chilas to set off for this trek.

10 Days Itinerary:

Day 01: Chilas – Astore – Tarshing
We will take jeeps for Tarshing via Astore.
(Tent)

Day 02: Tarshing – Bazhin Camp
We will walk through lower Rupal village surrounded by fields of wheat, barley, beans, peas and potatoes to Herrligkoffer Base Camp.
Trek: 5 hours, altitude 3550m, climb 750m (Tent)

Day 03: Bazhin Camp – Shaigiri
The clear trail will continue up the Rupal River to Shaigiri Glacier.
Trek: 4-5 hours, altitude 3650m, climb 100m (Tent)

Day 04: Rest Day
An opportunity to climb Rupal Peak 5584m (easy for mountaineers).
(Tent)

Day 05: Shaigiri – Mazeno Base Camp
The trail follows the northern lateral moraine of the Toshain (Rupal) Glacier with views back to Laila and Rupal peaks on one side and Nanga Parbat on the other.
Trek: 3-4 hours, altitude 4200m, climb 550m (Tent)

Day 06: Mazeno Base Camp – Mazeno High Camp
Today we will climb steadily up to the lateral moraine of Mazeno Glacier.
Trek: 5-6 hours, altitude 4800m, climb 600m (Tent)

Day 07: Mazeno High Camp – Upper Loiba
It will be a long trekking today through Loiba Glacier and will require rope, crampons and ice-axe.
Trek: 7-9 hours, altitude 4500m, climb 600m, descend 900m (Tent)

Day 08: Upper Loiba – Loiba Meadows
Today we will descend to Loiba Meadows, lovely birch woods and lush green meadows full of edelweiss with shepherd’s settlements.
Trek: 3-4 hours, altitude 4000m, descend 500m (Tent)

Day 09: Loiba Meadows – Zangot
This is a lovely trek down through willow and birch woods with good views of Nanga Parbat.
Trek: 4-5 hours, altitude 2600m, descend 1400m (Tent)

Day 10: Zangot – Halala – Chilas
Today we will trek down to Halala and from there we will take jeeps for Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Chilas.
Trek: 4 hours, descent 1000m

End of Mazeno Pass trek and trekking in Diamer