From Rupal Valley over Mazeno Pass
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Mazeno Pass trek is one of the most popular treks in district Diamer and is very popular among the foreign trekkers, offering the most spectacular view of Nanga Parbat 8126m. One needs to be based at Chilas to set off for this trek.
10 Days Itinerary:
Day 01: Chilas – Astore – Tarshing
We will take jeeps for Tarshing via Astore.
Day 02: Tarshing – Bazhin Camp
We will walk through lower Rupal village surrounded by fields of wheat, barley, beans, peas and potatoes to Herrligkoffer Base Camp.
Trek: 5 hours, altitude 3550m, climb 750m (Tent)
Day 03: Bazhin Camp – Shaigiri
The clear trail will continue up the Rupal River to Shaigiri Glacier.
Trek: 4-5 hours, altitude 3650m, climb 100m (Tent)
Day 04: Rest Day
An opportunity to climb Rupal Peak 5584m (easy for mountaineers).
Day 05: Shaigiri – Mazeno Base Camp
The trail follows the northern lateral moraine of the Toshain (Rupal) Glacier with views back to Laila and Rupal peaks on one side and Nanga Parbat on the other.
Trek: 3-4 hours, altitude 4200m, climb 550m (Tent)
Day 06: Mazeno Base Camp – Mazeno High Camp
Today we will climb steadily up to the lateral moraine of Mazeno Glacier.
Trek: 5-6 hours, altitude 4800m, climb 600m (Tent)
Day 07: Mazeno High Camp – Upper Loiba
It will be a long trekking today through Loiba Glacier and will require rope, crampons and ice-axe.
Trek: 7-9 hours, altitude 4500m, climb 600m, descend 900m (Tent)
Day 08: Upper Loiba – Loiba Meadows
Today we will descend to Loiba Meadows, lovely birch woods and lush green meadows full of edelweiss with shepherd’s settlements.
Trek: 3-4 hours, altitude 4000m, descend 500m (Tent)
Day 09: Loiba Meadows – Zangot
This is a lovely trek down through willow and birch woods with good views of Nanga Parbat.
Trek: 4-5 hours, altitude 2600m, descend 1400m (Tent)
Day 10: Zangot – Halala – Chilas
Today we will trek down to Halala and from there we will take jeeps for Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Chilas.
Trek: 4 hours, descent 1000m
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