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 kilometers above base camp. To date, there have only been five ascents from the south. Nanga Parbat means "Naked Mountain" in Hindi/Urdu and is concerning the south face's exposed rock buttresses. 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. 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 avalanches and exposed to bad weather. 31 people died attempting to climb the mountain leading to it acquiring the infamous name of the “Killer Mountain".
Nowadays it is not such a killer and other peaks 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 Diamir face, which is generally considered to be the easiest and safest with the Kinshofer Route, the normal route.
Basecamp (4,100m/ 13,451ft)
Drive to Chilas and further trek to basecamp at the elevation of 5000m with great views of Karakoram. After 4 days of the trek, you reach BC of Mt. Nanga Parbat, you will be awaited by our best Sherpa Team. Seven Summit Treks have the best setup of basecamp. You will be spending about a month at basecamp. Each member will get a separate member tent and dining in sharing, kitchen, shower, communication, and toilet tents. Before we climb the mountain, we make a big puja ceromancy at base camp for good luck and safe climbing.
Camp I (4,600m/15,092ft)
Once you reach basecamp, your personal climbing Sherpa or team leader will review basic and advanced training at basecamp. For the best acclimatization, once the rope is fixed by the Sherpa team you will climb to camp I which lies at the altitude of 6000m. In this section of climbing, you will encounter mixed terrain with a few crevasses, rock parts, and ice on the section of the glacier. This will take you about 5 to 6 hours of climbing. We will have frequent rotation on camp I and back to base camp.
Camp II (5,900m/19,357ft)
The climbing from camp I to camp II is the most difficult and challenging climbing section. In this section of the climb, some rock parts, and Steve but there will be fixed rope so safety climbing with our Sherpa will be our priority. This section of climbing will take about 4 to 5 hrs.
Camp III (6,750m/22,146ft)
Climbing from camp II to camp III is a bit long distance climb. Where you will encounter some rock parts. It will take 5 to 6 hours. You will be climbing with the climbing Sherpa and with a fixed rope. The climbing becomes challenging and the member starts to use oxygen from this point. While climbing, your personal climbing guide will be always together. This section of climbing will take 4 -5 hours.
Camp IV (7,200m/23,622ft)
It’s a tough day to climb from camp III to IV because of the real climbing beings from this point. You are already at the altitude of 7200m so the oxygen level will be low and some members can feel difficulties. In this section of climbing, you will need to climb for about 3 to 5 hours on steep snow parts. You might have sleep experience if the weather favors you in advance on acclimatization days.
The most important day is summit day. It is the main goal for all the climbers. It's a day that climbers dream about. So, most of the climbers begin their summit push at late night and will walk to the summit for about 8 to 10 hours and will reach the summit about 8-10 am (morning). The Summit of Mt. Nanga Parbat is stunning. You will be mesmerized by the beautiful view of different 8000m and many beautiful mountains of Pakistan Himalaya. On the same day after taking some pictures, you will walk down to camp II or basecamp, which will take about 6 to 7 hours. descending from the summit is also a difficult part of this expedition so safety descent is also an important part of summit day. Seven Summit Treks will have one climbing Sherpa with one member from camp IV to summit day and till back to basecamp. SST guide will carry oxygen cylinder of Members and himself. For the safe summit of Mt. Nanga Parbat SST will always have a guideline for the best weather forecast, communication, and back support from the basecamp leader. Rope fixing up to the summit is the major duty of our climbing Sherpa so we highly admire our Sherpa to fix ropes, breaking trails, and making all the effort to get the group reaches to the summit of Mt. Nanga Parbat.
Arrival in Islamabad & Transfer to the HotelBreakfastHotel
Rest day in Islamabad (585m): Expedition Briefing and PreparationBreakfastHotel
Drive to Chilas (480km - 10 hours approx.) on Karakoram HighwayB/LLodge
Rest Day in Chilas (Packing and Preparation)BreakfastLodge
Drive from Chilas to Halale and trek to KachalB/L/DTent
Trek from Kachal to Nanga Parbat Basecamp / Diamir Base Camp (4100m)B/L/DTent
Climbing Period [Basecamp - Summit (8,125m) - Basecamp]B/L/DTent
Trek from Basecamp to DiamoroiB/L/DTent
Trek down from Diamoroi to Halale and Drive to ChilasB/LLodge
Drive from Chilas to Islamabad & Transfer to the HotelB/LHotel
Farewell meeting and De-Briefing at Alpine Club of PakistanBreakfastHotel
Transfer to the International Airport for final departureBreakfast
- AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
- ACCOMMODATION IN ISLAMABAD : 5 nights hotel in Islamabad (4-star category) on a bed & breakfast Basis- Single Room.
- ACCOMMODATION IN CHILAS : 3 nights hotel in Chilas (3-star category) on bb plan.
- WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Islamabad with Expedition Staff.
- CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Pakistan’s Custom Department, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
- PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of Pakistan Government to climb Nanga Parbat.
- LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
- GARBAGE DEPOSIT : Garbage Deposit fees.
- STAFF INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved expedition staff during the trek and expedition.
- MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
- DUFFLE BAG : Seven Summit Treks duffle bag.
- MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Land Transportation (Members): Drive by Jeep from Islamabad to Halale via Chilas. And Halal to Islamabad via Chilas while returning. Land Transportation (Staffs): Drive by Jeep from Islamabad to Halale via Chilas. And Halal to Islamabad via Chilas while returning.
- EXPEDITION STUFF TRANSPORTATION : Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Pakistan by air cargo - Islamabad to Halal by bus / Jeep and to basecamp by Porters / Mule. While Returning: Basecamp to halal by porters / Mule and Halal to Islamabad by bus/jeep.
- MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters.
- 15. FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Camp during the trek and Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staffs.
- CAMPING EQUIPMENT : All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
- PORTERS : Porters per member up to Base camp from Halale & Porters while returning from Basecamp to Halale.
- BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
- STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
- BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
- BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staff, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
- HEATER : Heater for base camp in each Dining and in other necessary camps.
- SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
- HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and Government Licensed Sherpa per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).
- CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
- OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Summit Oxygen cylinder: 3 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 2 oxygen bottles for each high-altitude Sherpa.
- OXYGEN MASK AND REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition.
- BACK UP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
- HIGH CAMP SERVICE : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- INTERNET : Reliable & high-speed Internet access Wi-Fi to all climbers on our expedition at base camp. (Subjected to a Charge)
- SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
- WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
- WALKIE-TALKIE PERMIT : Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
- WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
- MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for group and staff.
- SUMMIT CERTIFICATE : Nanga Parbat climbing certificate issued by Pakistani Alpine Club (after climbing Nanga Parbat successfully).
- ROPE FIXING : The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route on Nanga Parbat (no extra charge will be applied to members).
- INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Islamabad).
- PAKISTAN VISA FEES : Pakistani Visa fee, at least 2 months ago before the expedition starts.
- LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Islamabad and in Chilas (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
- EXTRA NIGHT IN ISLAMABAD : Extra nights’ accommodation in Islamabad. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- INSURANCE : Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
- RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs).
- CANCELLATION : Trip cancellation Insurance.
- PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Islamabad but we will soft drinks for members at base camp).
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
- TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
- FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
- INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek.
- SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
- TIPS : Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff.
- EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Highlight Of Trip
Highlight Of Trip
- 2023 / 2024 Summer
- 1 Memeber : 1 Sherpa
- Diamir Face (Kinshofer Wall)
- Fixing Team
- 3 Bottles of Oxygen
- Technical Climb
- Full Board / Basecamp Service