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 the base camp. To date, there have only been five ascents from the south. Nanga Parbat means "Naked Mountain" in Hindi/Urdu and is with reference to 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 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 Diamir face, which is generally considered to be the easiest and safest with the Kinshofer Route, the normal route.
The most common way to climb the peak is to attack the western side and all routes here lead to "The Japanese Couloir", which is located on top of the north-west face. The first ascent (1958) was made via Spur Peak and then via the long southeast ridge to the summit.
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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 HotelHotel
Rest day in Islamabad (585m): Expedition Briefing and PreparationB/DHotel
Drive from Islamabad to Chilas (480km - 10 hours approx.) on Karakoram HighwayB/L/DLodge
Rest Day in Chilas (Packing and Preparation)B/L/DLodge
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
Rotation: [Basecamp – Rotation (Camp I, Camp II and Camp III) – Basecamp]Full BoardTent
Climbing Period: [Base Camp – Nanga Parbat Summit (8,125m) – Base Camp]Full BoardTent
Cleaning Up Basecamp: Preparation for descending backB/L/DTent
Trek from Basecamp to DiamoroiB/L/DTent
Trek from Diamoroi to Halale and Drive to ChilasB/L/DLodge
Drive from Chilas to Islamabad & Transfer to the HotelB/LHotel
Transfer to the International Airport for final departureBreakfast
- ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop), by private vehicle.
- ACCOMMODATION IN ISLAMABAD : 3 nights hotel in ISLAMABAD (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
- WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in ISLAMABAD with Office Staff.
- CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Pakistan’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
- PERMIT : Expedition Royalty and a permit fee of the PAKISTAN Government to climb Nanga Parbat, for members and Sherpa.
- LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
- GARBAGE MANAGEMENT : Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
- INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese / Pakistani staff during the trek and expedition.
- MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
- DUFFLE BAG : One Seven Summit Treks’ Duffle Bag.
- MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : LAND TRANSPORTATION (MEMBERS): Drive from Islamabad to Halale via Chilas and while returning from Halale to Islamabad via Chilas, as per itinerary, along with one guide.
- EXPEDITION STUFFS TRANSPORTATION : All necessary expedition equipment transportation for all Members and Staff from Nepal to Pakistan (by air cargo) – Islamabad to Halae (by truck/jeep) and Base camp (by Porters/mules) – While returning: Base camp to Halale (by porters/mules) and Halale to Islamabad (by Truck/jeep). Based on the condition, different transportation variants may adopt.
- MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters or Mules.
- FOOD AND LODGING : 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/TENT during the trek and at the Basecamp. Hygienic and green vegetables, meat, fruits, soft drinks, and juice will be served during the entire expedition. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staff.
- CAMPING : All necessary logistic arrangements for Camping during the trek.
- PORTER : Porters per member up to the basecamp and from the basecamp (both ways).
- BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
- BASE CAMP COOK : 1 Nepalese and 1 Pakistani well-trained cook for the team.
- STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
- BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual box tent in Base Camp.
- BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : Single Tent, 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 tent, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
- HEATER : Heater at base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
- SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, FOR battery charges, laptop, and other electronic devices.
- TRAINING : Oxygen, Mask Regulator, Ice wall, and Ladder training at basecamp by a Guide.
- HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back, and on each rotation.
- ASSISTANCE : Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
- CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
- OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Summit Oxygen cylinder: 3 oxygen bottles (4 liters) for each member and 2 oxygen bottles for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
- OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa. **
- BACK UP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (SUBJECT TO A CHARGE).
- HIGH CAMP SERVICE (INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS) : 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, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- HIGH ALTITUDE TENT : Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
- ROPE FIXING TEAM : The team of experienced Sherpas (including personal Sherpa) will fix the route to the summit of Nanga Parbat (no extra charge will be applied to members).
- SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members (SUBJECT TO A CHARGE).
- WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
- PERMITS : Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
- WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report regularly from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
- MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
- CERTIFICATE : Nanga Parbat certificate issued by PAKISTANI ALPINE CLUB (after climbing Nanga Parbat successfully).
- AIR FARE : International flight airfare (from and to Islamabad).
- PAKISTAN ENTRY VISA FEE : PAKISTANI Visa fee for 90 DAYS.
- LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Islamabad (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
- EXTRA NIGHTS IN ISLAMABAD & CHILAS : Extra nights’ accommodation in Islamabad & Chilas. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition, or domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- INSURANCE POLICY : Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
- PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Islamabad & Skardu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
- PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
- 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 2000 USD.
- TIPS : Calculate some tips for basecamp and high camp staff – Minimum 400 USD.
- EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and 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