Trek Nanga Parbat Round Trek Over Mazeno Pass (5,377m)

Activity type: Trekking
Activity level: Easy/ Moderate
Duration: 15 Day(s) / Tour with flexible start dates
Price: from $0

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Nanga Parbat (8125m) reputed as the Killer mountain and obviously the most difficult one in 8,000 meter peaks of the world. First climbed by Herman Buhl in 1953, the peak still retains it awe for the experienced climbers. The massif of Nanga Parbat offers three faces, each with its own distinctive features. We will take a round trek of this mighty mountain, covering all the three faces. The trek is strenuous and involves the use of crampons and rope work.

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Price includes

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis at standard category hotels in towns, 2 person dome tent during trek.
  • Meals: half board at hotels, full board during trek
  • Transport: Air conditioned transport and Soft top 4x4 jeeps to trek head & trek end.
  • Camping Facilities: 2 Pax dome tents with mattresses, dinning tent with folding table & chairs, kitchen tent with complete kitchenette and staff, toilet tent
  • . Portage of 15 Kg during trek. Tips & Portage at airport & hotels, entrance fees at sites & museums.
  • English Speaking Mountain Guide.

Not included in price

  • Domestic/International airfare and airport taxes. Any expense due to forced measures, cancellation of flight, landslides, natural calamities, acts of God, forced majeurs: beyond the control of Rock Valley Tours , their staff and agents. Any expense of personal nature not mentioned above.

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Rock Valley Tours Pvt Ltd (Official) Pakistan

Pakistan, Lahore

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Rock Valley Tours is a tour management company based in Lahore, Pakistan. We specialize in organizing tours, treks, hikes, hunting and climbing expeditions, team building and leadership trails all over Pakistan. Although we are experts in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, our footprint is spread over every nook and corner in Pakistan.

Pakistan has been nominated as the best adventure tourism destination in the world for the year 2020. We feel that the team we have assembled is best equipped to arrange and facilitate trips across the length and breadth of Pakistan.

Born and raised in the Karakorum region of Pakistan, our team has spent their childhoods crisscrossing the endless trails of these parts of the country. They have all been trained and certified to ensure that your experience is supreme and that safety remains paramount no matter what.

We respect the natural environment in which we work and live and we have an intimate and unrivaled knowledge of the terrain, the people and the cultures that you will encounter on your trek, trail, hike and/or expedition. With years of experience and knowledge, it is our goal to provide a memorable experience to you. This, while keeping the environment worry supreme.

From the time you arrive in Pakistan, to the time you leave our country, consider yourself to be our responsibility. We are a one-stop solution to all your needs during your stay in Pakistan.

Be it, the bustling metropolis of Karachi, or the lush green plains around Lahore, or even the foothills of the Himalayas starting from Islamabad, let us present our country to you in a way no one can.

For more information About RVT on anything you may desire, please inquire about the numbers given on top or write to us on We would be more than happy to provide you unmatched possibilities and unrivaled service.

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Day 15


Day 1_ Depart for Pakistan.

Day 2_ Arrive Islamabad, drive to Chilas./ Narran
Early morning land in Islamabad, The Federal Capital of Pakistan. Transfer to hotel for fresh ups. Board on Air Conditioned mini bus for drive to Chilas. We drive on Grand Trunk Road leading straight to Afghanistan, After an hour’s drive on G.T. Road we turn north on the Karakoram Highway. KKH is a joint effort of Pakistan Army and Chinese engineers. It took 850 lives and 20 years in its completion, reputed as eighth wonder of the world. Lunch at Besham / Balakot . After lunch we drive through the deep Indus gorge. Arrive Chilas/Narran on the bank of Indus. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay. (12/13 hours drive)

Day 3_ Trek head
Early morning drive to Jaglot on KKH, from Jaglot board on 4x4 jeeps and drive to Trashing our trek head. En route short stay at Astore, 56 kms from Jaglot. Astore is an important place as many treks and jeep roads towards Deosai and Kashmir starts from here. Trashing the start of Rupal Valley is 30 kms from Astore. Mostly the population here in Trashing is Kashmiri and Shina speaking. At Trashing our camping staff will welcome us. Overnight camping at Trashing. (6/7 hours drive - 2900m).

Day 4_ East Face of Nanga Parbat
First half hour of the trek is steep upto the lateral moraine of Trashing Glacier then it will take another half hour to cross the glacier. At the other side of the glacier is lower Rupal Valley with two large summer settlements and big fields of wheat. From lower Rupal Valley trek is green and gradually ascending. After about three hours walk from here we will arrive Bazin just under the solid ice wall of east face of Nanga Parbat. Camp overnight. (4/5 hours trek -3600m)

Day 5_ Bazin - Shaigiri
Today in the start of trek we walk on the Bazin Glacier which takes about two hours. After crossing the glacier, trek is going through Juniper and Willow trees. The local people of the area are friendly and helpful. The trek continues up to the Rupal River. An hours walk will take us to a place called Herligkoffer Base Camp. He was a famous climber and led eight expeditions to Nanga Parbat. Herligkoffer was also the leader of Nanga Parbat Expedition in 1953 when Herman Buhl climbed it for the first time. After a short stay here we walk further for about an hour and reach at a place called Second Base Camp, another summer settlement. Our campsite Shaigiri is not very far from here after an hour`s walk we will arrive at Shaigiri. Normally porters asked here for a goat and they slaughter the goat here and arrange campfire with local songs and dances. Enjoy the beautiful views of South Face. (5/6 hours, 3700m)

Day 6_ To the base of Mazeno
Follow the lateral moraine of Rupal Glacier. Turn your backs for views of Nanga Parbat, Rupal and Laila Peaks. The camp site is at 4200m with few Junipar trees and a small water stream. (4/5 hours).

Day 7_ Base camp to high camp of Mazeno Pass.
Trek is comparatively steep and ascending up to the Mazeno glacier which is coming straight from Mazeno Pass. The campsite is not green anymore because of the height. Water is available. The high base camp is at 4724meters. (5/6 hours).

Day 8_ Cross the Pass!
Early morning start before sunrise. The climb up to the pass is not very difficult but other side of the pass is steep and it requires rope, ice axe, sit harness and crampons. Steep area is about 250m in length. After crossing the pass Loiba glacier starts and we will camp here at upper Loiba at a height of 4300m. (7/8 hours)

Day 9_ Loiba Meadows
Trek down from upper Loiba to Lower Loiba called as Loiba Meadows. It is a comfortable walk through the lush green meadows and trees. Campsite consist of many shepherds houses at of 4000m. (3/4 hours).

Day 10_ Meadows - Kachal
Today we will have beautiful views of Nanga Parbat and the trek is very easy through pine and birch trees cross Airil River and enter the Kachal summer settlement at the base of Kachal pass (4400m). We will camp at 3000m. (4/5 hours).

Day 11_ Diamer Base Camp
From Kachal four treks are crossing, one is going to Kachal Pass, second is going to Zangot, third is going back to Loiba and the forth one to Diamer Base camp. We will take Diamer Base camp trek a small water channel is flowing along the trek and the trek is gradually ascending, En route short stay in Kutgali. Arrive Diamer Face base camp. World`s most famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner climbed Nanga Parbat form this side in 1979 and he lost his brother during on their way back. It is reputed as the most difficult route of Nanga Parbat. Short stay for exploration and photos. Walk back by the same route and camp at Zangot 4200m. (6/7 hours)

Day 12 _ Back to civilization
Warm and bit steep trek down to Diamer river to arrive Dimroi. From Dimroi board on 4x4 jeeps and continued towards Gilgit, capital of Northern areas of Pakistan. Arrive Gilgit transfer to hotel and enjoy hot shower. (7/8 hours trek, 4 hours drive)

Day 13_ Gilgit - Besham
Early morning drive on Karakoram High Way along the Indus River to Besham which is in Swat Dist. As we leave Gilgit in the morning we catch exciting views of Nanga Parbat again from KKH. Arrive Besham on the bank of Indus, Overnight in Motel. (7/8 hours drive)

Day 14 _ Besham - Islamabad
Continue drive on the greener part of KKH to Islamabad. If time permitting we may stop at Taxila, the archaeological site of Gandhara Buddhist civilization dating from 500 BC to 500 AD. Arrive Rawalpindi / Islamabad the twin cities transfer to hotel for overnight.
(7/8 hours drive)

Day 15_ Fly back to home destination.
In the morning transfer to airport for your international departure flight.

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Last update: Inayat Ullah Baig (14 Dec 2019)

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