Mount Nanga Parbat
Nanga Parbat (8125m) is the 9th highest peak globally and perhaps the most challenging. Anchoring the western end of the Himalayan range, Nanga Parbat was first climbed in 1953 by Herman Buhl. The following two treks, one to the north and south faces of this mountain.
THE RUPAL FACE
LEVEL B: (15 days) This trek leads to the base camp of Nanga Parbat's southern face, the most dangerous and challenging of all the routes to the summit. From Gilgit, drive through the gorges of the Astor Valley to the beautiful alpine village of Tarashing. From here, it is a two-day hike to the base camp, which is set amidst a lush alpine meadow. En route, traverse the Chumphere and Bazin glaciers before reaching the traditional base camp, Latobah. There are spectacular views of the towering 5000m Rupal face from this area. The entire trek parallels the Rupal stream and offers fine views of Chongra (6447m) and Raikot (7074m) peaks. Spend a day exploring the area, then commence the two-day return trek to Tarashing, and then jeep to Gilgit.