Nanga Parbat Base Camp & Rakaposhi Trek

Nanga Parbat Base Camp & Rakaposhi Trek

Nanga Parbat Base Camp & Rakaposhi Trek

Prices

From $2,095USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, camping

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Highlights

Climb to the base camp of the world’s 9th-tallest mountain

Reach base camp of the world’s 9th-tallest peak, 8,126m Nanga Parbat, the most imposing mountain in Pakistan.

Trek through the Fairy Meadows at the foot of the Karakorums and Himalayas, a divine setting.

Trek to the base of Rakaposhi, another one of the country’s tallest mountains.

Completely immerse yourself in some of the most incredible mountain ranges in the world.

The Nanga Parbat Base Camp & Rakaposhi Trek is an epic adventure for the strong hiker, taking you to the base camps of some of the tallest mountains in Pakistan. Nanga Parbat, an 8,126m behemoth, is the 9th-tallest mountain in the world, and Rakaposhi reaches 7,788m tall. En route to the base camps, you’ll explore the lush, gorgeous Fairy Meadows, where your campsites feel like they’re in heaven, surrounded by green and framed by the mighty Himalayas and Karakorams.

You’ll hike to Hapakun Camp and then to Rakaposhi base camp, climbing through wooded pastures and past glaciers. Excellent views of Diran Peak and the north face of Rakaposhi dominate here. Through valleys, past glacial moraines, and to the base of these incredible mountains, the Nanga Parbat Base Camp and Rakaposhi Trek is a high-altitude experience you will remember for the rest of your life.

Nanga Parbat Base Camp & Rakaposhi Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Islamabad and Rawalpindi Tour

Welcome to Islamabad! Today you will visit some of the famous sights of Islamabad, including the Faisal Mosque, the 5th largest mosque in the world. We will also take time to visit the Lok Virsa Museum and the Pakistan Monument.

Islamabad replaced Karachi back in 1967 and is now the political and commercial heart of the country. Situated against the lush backdrop of the Margalla Hills, it is a city where old and new collide. Leafy green boulevards are home to modern buildings, but also dotted with traditional homes and mosques.

After lunch proceed to visit Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi is a lively, bustling city with the crowded streets and colorful bazaars, which should appeal to anyone with the desire to see the real Pakistan.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Islamabad
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2 Drive to Chilas

Drive to Chilas via Babusar Pass, a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,173m. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley and it connects the Kaghan Valley via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the most famous hair pinned roads in the world.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Chilas
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Trek to Fairy Meadows

Drive from Chilas to Raikot Bridge, then Jeep transfer to Tato village and trek to Fairy Meadows. Fairy Meadow is a lush green plateau, offering a breathtaking view of majestic Nanga Parbat. Many people have called it the "Heaven on Earth" (a contrast to Nagna Parbat’s nickname, “Killer Mountain”). These lush green meadows and forests lie at the base of Nanga Parbat at the western edge of the Himalayan range in Pakistan. Fairy Meadows is a very peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy the mountain atmosphere and hospitality of the local people.

Overnight Location
Camping in Fairy Meadow (3,300m / 10,827’)
Distance
2-3 hours, 5.5km, 640 of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Excursion to Nanga Parbat Viewpoint

Today is a full day excursion to Nanga Parbat and back to Fairy Meadows. Here you have a close-up view of Ganalo Peak and panoramic views of other peaks, including Naga Parbat. An immense, dramatic peak rising far above its surrounding terrain, Nanga Parbat is also a notoriously difficult climb. Numerous mountaineering deaths in the mid and early 20th century lent it the nickname “Killer Mountain”. Along with K2, it has never been climbed in winter.

Overnight Location
Camping in Fairy Meadow (3,300m / 10,827’)
Distance
5-6 hours, 467m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Trek to Tato Village and Drive to Minapin

Trek down to Tato village and drive by Jeeps to Raikot bridge and then to Minapin. En-route, stop at various viewpoints for photography, including the junction point of three great mountain ranges, the Karakorum, Hindukush, and Himalayas.

The village of Minapin is above the true left bank of the Hunza River at the base of the Minapin glacier. Rakaposhi and Diran peak towers are above the head of the Minapin glacier. Minapin village is also the birthplace of Syed Yahya Shah, a veteran conservationist who is the first elected representative from Nagar valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Minapin (2,012m / 6,601’)
Distance
2-3 hours
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Trek to Hapakun

Trek to Hapakun today. The trail begins behind the Minapin village and crosses a bridge to the Minapin River’s true left bank. The steep path gives wide views of the Minapin Glacier and eventually of the entire Rakaposhi-Diran crestline. After five hours’ ascent, you reach the Hapakun huts.

Overnight Location
Camping in Hapakun (2,804m / 9,199’)
Distance
4-5 hours, 5.8km, 792m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Trek to Rakaposhi BC

Today is the trek to Rakaposhi base camp, then after lunch you can walk around Rakaposhi BC or walk towards Diran Peak base camp. Ascend a trail through forest with excellent views of Diran as you rise above the Minapin Glacier. There is lush green Tagaphari meadow and also summer huts with shepherds just overlooking the glacier’s ice fields; from Tagaphari you will walk up the ridge for great views of the Batura peaks, Shispar peak, and Ultar Peaks.

Overnight Location
Camping in Rakaposhi (3,261m / 10,699’)
Distance
3-4 hours, 457m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Excursion to Diran Peak Base Camp

Take an excursion towards Diran peak base camp, then after lunch trek back to Hapakun. Overnight in tents.

Overnight Location
Camping in Hapakun (2,804m / 9,199’)
Distance
8-9 hours, 400m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Trek to Minapin and Drive to Karimabad

Trek down to Minapin and drive to Karimabad, arrive and transfer to a hotel. Today you will have the opportunity to see, meet and interact with local people, while they are working in the fields. The people are cheerful and friendly.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Karimabad (2,500m / 8,202’)
Distance
4-5 hours
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10 Visit Baltit - Altit Fort and Drive to Duiker

This morning you will visit the famous Baltit Fort, recently restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture to a fantastic standard. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Baltit Fort is a fort in the Hunza valley, near the town of Karimabad. Founded in the 8th century CE, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list since 2004.

In the past, the survival of the feudal regime of Hunza was ensured by the impressive fort. The foundations of the fort date back to 700 years ago, with rebuilds and alterations over the centuries. In the 16th century the local prince married a princess from Baltistan who brought master Balti craftsmen to renovate the building as part of her dowry.

Later you will visit the Royal Garden and Altit Fort and go for a walk along the water channels around town to absorb the local atmosphere and have a glimpse of the lifestyles of the local people.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Duiker (2,850m / 9,350’)
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11 Lakes and Villages to Passu

Drive to Passu. En route visit Attabad Lake for a boat ride. Drive towards Pussu, visit Borith Lake, Gulkin village, Gulmit village, Passu Glacier, Passu village, Hussani village and the Hussani suspension bridge.

Gulmit was the second capital of Hunza kingdom in 960. It is one of the most important places of the Wakhi inhabitants, which is called Gojal or Upper Hunza. Borith Lake is a large brackish lake that attracts a number of migratory birds in February, June, September and November.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Karimabad (2,500m / 8,202’)
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 12 Drive to Naran or Besham

Drive to Naran via Babusar pass. On the way, stop at various viewpoints for photography and refreshment.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Naran
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13 Taxila Museum on the Way to Islamabad

Drive from Naran to Islamabad, stopping at the Taxila museum and historical sites. Most of the archaeological sites of Taxila (600 BC to 500 AD) are located around the Taxila museum. For over one thousand years, Taxila remained famous as a center of learning Gandhara art of sculpture, architecture, education and Buddhism in the days of Buddhist glory. There are over 50 archaeological sites scattered in a radius of 30km around Taxila.

Taxila is one of the most important archeological sites in the world. It is a city that is very well known for having strong ties and being the center of Buddhism in the country. Many statues of Buddha depicting the various stages of his life have been excavated and are currently present both at the Taxila museum as well as various stupas in the city.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Islamabad
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 14 Fly Home

The tour ends with a transfer to the airport. Safe travels home!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Nanga Parbat Base Camp & Rakaposhi Trek Price and Dates

This guided tour in Pakistan is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price per person depends on the size of your group.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 4: $2,095USD per person

Please note that the pricing might change depending on the size of your group

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Accommodation on the Nanga Parbat Base Camp & Rakaposhi Trek

This tour is based in hotels and camps. Hotels on this trip are 2 star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Camps may be tented or huts and your basic equipment will be provided.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $350USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Hill View Hotel

Enjoy modern comforts for your first night in Islamabad at the Hill View Hotel, a simple hotel that offers a hot tub to relax in.

Shangri-La Midway

This rustic hotel enjoys a great location with mountain views. Traditional Pakistani design can be enjoyed throughout the property.

Night 3-4

Raikot Sari Camp

This campsite in Fairy Meadows is probably one of the most scenic places you’ll stay while travelling. Enjoy a lake and sweeping mountain views.

Osho Tang Guesthouse

This simple guesthouse is nestled into a mountain valley. It offers simple rooms, good food, and a welcoming atmosphere.

Night 6-8

Camping in the Nanga Parbat Base Camp & Rakaposhi Trek

Enjoy camping out underneath the sleeping giants of the Himalayas. You’ll be in tents with basic equipment provided for you.

Darbar Hotel

Spacious rooms, updated bathrooms, and a good restaurant await at the Darbar Hotel. You’ll have internet access as well.

Eagles Nest Hotel in Duiker

The location doesn’t get much better than this! Enjoy being nestled into the mountains at this rustic, simple hotel.

Darbar Hotel

Spacious rooms, updated bathrooms, and a good restaurant await at the Darbar Hotel. You’ll have internet access as well.

Millennium Hotel in Naran

This hotel has had updates done, so you’ll enjoy stylish rooms and lots of space. You’re also close to a nearby bazaar.

Hill View Hotel

Enjoy modern comforts for your first night in Islamabad at the Hill View Hotel, a simple hotel that offers a hot tub to relax in.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Nanga Parbat Base Camp & Rakaposhi Trek?

Meals

13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 13 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 13 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included in the tour. Air-conditioned transport for airport pick-up and drop off are also included.

Also Included

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Road taxes
  • All fort entrance fees
  • Bridge crossing fees

Not included

  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Room service, gratuities for personal services
  • Any extra cost due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades where available

Frequenty Asked Questions about Nanga Parbat Base Camp & Rakaposhi Trek

How hard is the Nanga Parbat Base Camp & Rakaposhi Trek?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. You should be comfortable hiking for most of the day in steep, mountainous environments. You will spend time at elevations 3000-4000 metres and higher on this trip, so an initial acclimatization period before the tour is recommended. We can help you arrange this.

Can I customize this tour?

Yes! Please contact us with your preferred tour specifications and we’ll adapt this itinerary to your needs.

Do I need a visa to travel to Pakistan?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Nanga Parbat Base Camp & Rakaposhi Trek?

13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 13 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover high-altitude hiking. Get your travel insurance.

How do I get to Islamabad to start this tour?

Fly into Islamabad International Airport (ISB) where you will be welcomed and picked up.

Is the Nanga Parbat Base Camp & Rakaposhi Trek in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Nanga Parbat Base Camp & Rakaposhi Trek end?

The tour ends in Islamabad with a ride to the airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Pakistan?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Pakistan?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Prices

From $2,095USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, camping

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 4/5. You should be comfortable hiking for most of the day in steep, mountainous environments. You will spend time at elevations 3000-4000 metres and higher on this trip, so an initial acclimatization period before the tour is recommended. We can help you arrange this.


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