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Nanga Parbat is the second highest mountain in Pakistan after K2 and ninth highest mountain in the world. It is Located in Diamir district of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Nanga Parbat is the western anchor of the Himalaya. It is separated from the Karakoram Range by the mighty Indus River. It rises directly from the Indus valley. Nanga Parbat means “Naked Mountain” in Hindi/Urdu and is with reference to the south face’s exposed rock buttresses

Fourteen Summit Trek operates a 50 day long Nanga Parbat Expedition. We offer full board service until the base camp. The duration may be longer or shorter depending on the clients experience and ability. In Pakistan there are different systems to collect visa for expeditions. Each climber has to collect their Pakistan visa from their own country or nearest country with support of Permit applied documents through Fourteen Summit Trek. So we always need conformation before the end of March for participation in June, July and August.

Our Nanga Parbat Expedition journey starts from Islamabad. Our representative will meet and greet you at the Islamabad International Airport, then transfer you to the hotel for a rest. We will meet in the afternoon for a briefing about the Nanga Parbat Expedition. After a good night sleep in Islamabad, today you will head towards Chillas Town via Karakoram Highway. Night stay in Chillas then driving and Trekking for 2-3 hours among quiet richly wooded scenery, winding up along the side of some kind of gorge, with nothing very big to look at, just lush, leafy, Region of steep hillsides and waterfalls, suddenly you will come round a corner where the view opens up the valley, and you are almost struck senseless by the blinding splendour of that vast face of ice-hung precipices and soaring ridges, sixteen thousand feet from top to toe, filling a whole quarter of the heavens at a distance of only a dozen miles. That is Nanga Parbat. the most Beautiful and challenging mountain on earth.

Since the first disastrous British Nanga Parbat expedition led by A. F. Mummery in 1895, mountaineers have tried to ascend its summit through different routes but few lucky ones have succeeded. Nanga Parbat is not a single peak but consists of 20km long series of peaks and ridges culminating in an ice crest of (8,125m). Its South Face known as Rupal Face is (5,000m) high, while the North or Raikot Face plunging over (7,000m) from the summit to the Indus forms one of the world’s deepest gorge. It was first climbed in 1953 by a joint Austrian – German Expedition. Hermann Buhl made the final ascent in a tortuous 41 hours solo ordeal without oxygen. Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner climbed the south face (Rupal Face) with his brother Gunther in 1970, descending by the Diamir face. The south face is the largest in the world extending over four kilometers above base camp. To date there have only been five ascents from the south.

Nanga Parbat’s isolation means that all ascents must start from a much lower altitude than other 8,000m peaks. The Polish climber Jerzy Kukuczka described it as the only mountain which is climbed through all four seasons, from baking summer at its base to minus 40º at the summit. Most attempts nowadays are via the Westerly Diamir face which is generally considered to be the easiest and safest with the Kinshofer Route the normal route. It was successfully climbed in winter on February 2016, by a team consisting of our friend Ali Sadpara, Alex Txikon, and Simone Moro. The second winter ascent was made by Polish Climber Tomasz Mackiewicz and French woman Elisabeth Revol on January 2018.Nangan


  • One of the world’s top Climbing Adventure to the Himalayan Mountains.
  • Stunning wild and remote scenery Trek to Nanga Parbat Base Camp.
  • Nanga Parbat expeditionoffers a Fantastic mountain vistas.
  • Experience the picturesque Fairy Meadow of Pakistan.


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What's Included
  • Arrival and Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • Hotel Accommodation In Islamabad: 4 night’s hotel in Islamabad (4-star category) on bed & breakfast Basis- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
  • Hotel in Chilas: 3 nights hotel in Chilas (3-star category) on bb plan.
  • Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Islamabad with Expedition Staffs
  • Cargo Clearance: International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Pakistan. **before the expedition.
  • Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Pakistan Government to climb Nanga Parbat
  • Liaison Officer: 1 Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
  • Garbage Management: Garbage Deposit fees.
  • Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Expedition staffs during the trek and expedition.
  • Map: Trekking and climbing map
  • Seven Summit Treks duffle bag.
  • Member transportation: Member transportation:
  • Land Transportation (Members): Drive by Jeep from Islamabad to Halale via Chilas. And Halal to Islamabad via Chilas while returning
  • Land Transportation (Staffs): Drive by Jeep from Islamabad to Halale via Chilas. And Halal to Islamabad via Chilas while returning.
  • Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Pakistan by air cargo - Islamabad to Halal by bus / Jeep and to basecamp by Porters / Mule. While Returning: Basecamp to halal by porters / Mule and Halal to Islamabad by bus/jeep.
  • Member Luggage: Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters
  • Food and Lodging: 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Camp during the trek and Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staffs
  • All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
  • Porter: Porters per member up to Base camp from Halale & Porters while returning from Basecamp to Halale.
  • Base Camp Staff: Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required
  • Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  • Base Camp Tent: Each member will have an individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
  • Base Camp Equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears
  • Heater: Heater for base camp in each Dining and in other necessary camps.
  • Solar/Generator/Light: 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed Sherpa per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).
  • Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • Oxygen Bottle (O2): Summit Oxygen cylinder: 3 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 2 oxygen bottles for each high-altitude Sherpa.
  • Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition.
  • Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  • High camp service: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • Rope Fixing Team: The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route on Nanga Parbat (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  • Internet: Reliable & high-speed Internet access Wi-Fi to all climbers on our expedition at base camp. (Subjected to Charge)
  • Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  • Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp
  • Permit: Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
  • Comprehensive Medical kit for group and staff.
  • Certificate: Nanga Parbat climbing certificate issued by Pakistani Alpine Club (after climbing Nanga Parbat successfully).
  • Note: All expedition stuffs and equipment have to be returned after the expedition
  • Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Islamabad).
  • Pakistan Entry Visa fee: Pakistani Visa fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Islamabad and in Chilas (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night in Islamabad & Skardu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Islamabad & Skardu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs).
  • Trip cancellation Insurance
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Islamabad but we will soft drinks for members at base camp).
  • Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  • Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean
  • Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
  • Internet Service: Not included during the trek.
  • Rope Fixing: The cost of using fixed rope during the expedition. (Applies to Basecamp Service member).
  • Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD. (Applies to Full Board member).
  • Our Company’s Service will be "Zero" above Base Camp (If a company offers just Base Camp services).
  • Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff.
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” sections.

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