Fairy Meadows and Rupal Trek

Zone Level Maximum Height Month Duration
open Moderate 3550m June-September 14 Days


Arrive at Islamabad airport transfer to hotel, afternoon city tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Day-02 Islamabad- Chilas:

Drive to Chilas via Babusar Pass or Karakorum highway 11-12hrs 461km
Babusar Pass 
is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.173 m (13,691 ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the famous hair pinned roads in the world.

Day-03Chilas to FairyMeadows:

Drive to Raikot Bridge 1hr, Jeep transfer to Tato village 1hr and trek to Fairy Meadows 2-3hrs 3306m

(have a Spectacular view of Nanga Parbat (8125m.
Fairy Meadow is a lush green plateau, at 3300 m, offering a breathtaking view of Majestic Nanga Parbat (The Sleeping Beauty). Many people have called it the “Heaven on Earth”. 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. The name Fairy Meadows is part of the legend that Fairies have their heaven on this lush green plateau. Hermann Buhl, the Austrian climber who made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat in 1953, named it Fairy Meadow due to its Wonderful scenery.

Day-04 Nanga Parbat Base Camp:

Excursion to Nanga Parbat base camp 3967m, evening trek back to Beyal for overnight (enjoy and capture the panoramic views of Nanga Parbat 8126m, Raikot Peak, Chongra-I and Ganalo Peak.

Day-05 Excursion to Jiliper Peak BC-Beyal:

Full day excursion to Jiliper Peak BC evening trek back to Fairy Meadows.

Here you have a closeup view of Ganalo Peak and panoramic views of other peaks of Nanga Parbat including the main Peak Nanga Parbat.

Day-06 Fairy Meadows -Tarashing:

Trek down to Tato village by jeep to Raikot Bridge and continue drive to Astore-Tarishing village. 110km, 2-3 hrs.
Tarashing is a village with around 200 inhabitants and a sub-division of Astore District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It is considered the gateway to Nanga Parbat. A large glacier beside the Rupal river is also a part of this village, that is situated on an altitude of about 2900 meters.

Day-07 Tarashing -Herrligkoffer BC:

From Tarashing (2911m), climb the Tarashing glacier’s lateral moraine, near the village’s north edge, and cross the glacier on a trail. Continue up the gentle valley through Rupal village.
Rising gradually through Rupal lush fields, the trail follows the valley’s north side to Herrligkoffer base camp (3550m), a beautiful, although much-used, meadows along the Bazhin glacier’s east margin. A large spring bubbles up here and a huge boulder marks the kitchen site. The campsite is named after Dr. Karl M Herrligkoffer, the leader of eight German expeditions to Nanga Parbat, including the first successful expedition in 1953.

Day-08 Herrlingkoffer BC- Latobah:

Trek to Latobah 3km, 2-3hrs, cross the Bazhin Glacier over a trail in 2hrs and reach Latobah 3550m, the broad, level meadows frequented by Rupal herders. Latobah is also known as Tupp Meadows.

Day-09 Mazeno BC:

Trek to Mazeno base camp 4-hrs.

The trail follows the Toshain (Rupal) Glacier’s north margin and cross several streams before it reaches Mazeno Glacier’s terminus.

Day-10 Herlingkoffer BC:

Trek back to Herrligkoffer base camp, overnight in tents

Day-11 Tarashing:

Trek back to Tarishing, overnight in tents

Day-12 Chilas:

Drive back to Chilas, overnight at hotel

Day-13 Islamabad:

Drive to Islamabad 11-hrs, overnight at hotel

Day-14 Flyback:

Transfer to Islamabad airport for International flight