Nanga Parbat, the second highest peak in Pakistan and 9th highest peak in the world stands as an isolated mass of snow and ice as western most pillar of Himalayan mountain range, around which the Indus river skirts into the plains of Pakistan. It is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan and also located where the continents have collided. Here the Indian plate is going under the Asian plate at a rate of about few inches a year; consequently, this mountain is still rising. In fact it is the fastest rising mountain in the world.
Nanga Parbat is not a single peak but consists of 20 km. long series of ridges culminating in an ice crest of 8,126 meters. It has three faces known as, Raikot Face, Diamer and South face.
The South Face also known as Rupal Face, which is said to be the highest mountain wall from base to summit with a sheer 4,500 m. cliff.
This trek taking us through lush green potato fields of Rupal valley (Astore) to the base camp within 5-6 hours walk, where one can see the massive peak of Nanga Parbat from a close distance. On this route we offer some options, whether to return from BC or carry on to Mazino Pass- 5,400 m., the highest point of this trek, which is the most challenging part of this trek but offers truly stupendous sights of this Himalayan giant. See two itineraries section.
Mazino La Trek
Altitude: Max: 5,400 m
Duration: 12-14 Days
Best Time: July– Mid September.
(Note – There is option to connect this itinerary to Fairy Meadows & Nanga Parbat (North face) BC with additional 03 days time) See the additional itinerary blow.