Fairy Meadows & Nanga Parbat Base Camp Tour

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Fairy Meadows & Nanga Parbat, North Face aka Raikot Face, is the route of the first ascent of the Killer Mountain in 1953 by Austrian Herman Buhl.

Fairy Meadows is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places to visit in Pakistan and the gateway to the mighty Nanga Parbat peak. The remote region is the perfect destination for travelers seeking serene nature and thrilling adventures at the same time.

However, the breathtaking views of the Nanga Parbat from the peaceful green meadows are the reward for a difficult journey. Getting to Fairy Meadows is physically demanding as the roads are not made for cars and buses and the high altitude of Fairy Meadows can expose you to low temperatures and a lack of oxygen. This makes the trek to Fairy Meadows and later the Nanga Parbat basecamp even more difficult.

Quick Facts:

Trek duration: 07 days (6 Days & 7 Nights)

Difficulty level: moderate to strenuous
                        (Asthma patients may encounter slight breathing problem at high altitudes)
Min Age limit: 12 years

Ideal Time: 20th June to 20th October

Max Altitude gain: 3800m ASL (Raikot BC)

Min. ambient temperatures: -5°C

Tour Itinerary:

Day- 1

  •  Arrival in Islamabad
  • Airport Transfer
  • Overnight stay at Explorers Lounge Islamabad

Day- 2:

  • Departure from Explorers Lounge ISB via Naran Babusar top/KKH
  • Lunch enroute
  • Arrival at Chilas
  • Hotel Check-in
  • Dinner

Day- 3

  • Breakfast 0700HRS
  • Hotel Check-out
  • Transfer to Coasters
  • Departure for Raikot Bridge KKH
  • Transfer to 4×4 Jeeps
  • Arrival at Jail
  • Lunch
  • Start of trek to FairyMeadows —-Trek duration 03-04 hrs
  • Arrival at FairyMeadows
  • Check-in wooden log huts
  • Dinner

Day- 4

  • Breakfast at 0600HRS
  • Trek to Nanga Parbat Base Camp Raikot Face at 0700HRS—–Trek duration 05 hrs approx.
  • Tea/refreshments at Base Camp/photography/site-seeing/visit of memorials
  • Stay at Base Camp 01 hrs
  • Return to Fairy Meadows at 1800HRS approx
  • Dinner

Day- 5

  • Breakfast
  • Leisure day at FairyMeadows
  • sight-seeing/photography
  • Bonfire/Barbecue

Day- 6

  • Breakfast
  • Trek to Jail stop——-Trek duration 1.5 hrs
  • Transfer to Jeeps/departure for Raikot Bridge—— duration 1.5 hrs
  • Transfer to coaster/departure for Islamabad
  • Lunch at Chilas
  • Arrival in Islamabad
  • Overnight stay at Explorers Lounge ISB

Day- 7

  • Breakfast @0700
  • Hotel Checkout
  • Trek to Jail stop——-Trek duration 1.5 hrs
  • Transfer to Jeeps/departure for Raikot Bridge—— duration 1.5 hrs
  • Transfer to coaster/departure for Islamabad
  • Lunch at Chilas
  • Arrival in Islamabad
  • Overnight stay at Explorers Lounge ISB

Day- 8

Fly Back Home

*********************End of Itinerary***************

Terms & Conditions


 For 02 persons: 1000 USD per person (Independent Group)
For 02 persons: 800 USD per person (Combined with local/other foreign Group)
For 04 persons: 800 USD per person (Independent Group)
For 04 persons: 600 USD per person (Combined with local/other foreign Group)
For 06 persons: 600 USD per person (Independent Group)
For 08 persons: 500 USD per person (Independent Group)
For 10 persons: 400 USD per person (Independent Group)

Cost Includes:

  • Invitation letters for Visa facilitation/All paperwork in Pakistan/NOC’s/permits/Briefings/De-Briefings at Alpine Club etc
  • All meals Breakfast/lunch/dinner (Desi/Continental) throughout the tour and Trek (Annexure-C Food Articles)
  • Air-conditioned luxury Coaster (22-seater)
  • 4×4 Jeeps (willeys, Toyota FJ40 etc)
  • All hotel accommodation (double/triple sharing)
  • All camping (double/triple sharing)
  • All Camping charges/environment fee etc
  • On-board snacks and drinks (ice box) during long travels
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Portage of up to 5.5kgs (extra weight will be carried on extra charges)
  • Mattress
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Kerosene stove with kerosene
  • Mess Tent
  • Toilet Tents and toiletries
  • Mess Table and chairs
  • Generator with fuel
  • Supplies groceries as per Annexure-C
  • Rations for porters
  • Porters/cooks/guides
  • Basic First aid
  • Toll taxes/ NOC/ Permits other taxes
  • All transportation from and to Islamabad Airport
  • Satellite phone for incoming & outgoing on payment

Cost does not include:

  • Air tickets (national or International)
  • Visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal clothing
  • Laundry
  • Rescue/evacuation

Essentials to bring along:

  • Warm clothing, fleece, jackets, headgear. Gloves
  • Personnel sleeping bags
  • Raincoats
  • Sunglasses UV protective
  • Sunblock SPF 80+
  • Rucksack of up to ~30L (trolley bags/handbags/loose bags will not be allowed to be carried while trekking)
  • Good quality water resistant trekking shoes (preferably ankle-length)

Pakistan Explorer disciplinary policy:

  • In wake of unexpected and incidental scenarios e.g. heavy rains/landslide/road blockage/security concerns, PE management will take appropriate measures to continue or disengage the tour (cancellation/refund rules applicable)
  • Hotel rooms on double sharing
  • Camps on double sharing 
  • While Guests are encouraged to photograph and record places during their visit, they must respect the local community/houses and their privacy
  • Guests are strictly advised to use life jackets while swimming or engaging in water sports. PE will not be responsible for any accident encountered in such a scenario 
  • Guests are bound to follow the instructions of the team leader/guide/HAP while crossing dangerous routes or else he/she will not be allowed to proceed further 


All cancellations must be notified in writing to Pakistan Explorer.  Cancellation charges will be levied as follows:-

If canceled by the client;

  • Whenever canceled by the client, the bank charges for both sides from the advance will be paid by the client
  • If canceled by the client any time after the commencement of the trip, or after deposit of advance due to any reason whatsoever, No refund will be given on any unutilized services other than hotels, meals which are subject to cancellation charges accordingly
  • If the trekking/expedition is cancelled by the client, government rules will be applied for the refund of Trekking Fee/climbing permits etc.

If canceled by Pakistan Explorer;

  • If the tour is canceled by Pakistan Explorer citing unfavorable conditions e.g. accident, landslide, flooding, incident of terrorism, wide spread epidemic and other such happenings which are truly incidental and has no participation of either client or Pakistan Explorer, and no alternate destination/arrangement/tour has not been mutually agreed upon by both client and Pakistan Explorer, client will be refunded for whatever unutilized service like hotel accommodation, meals, transportation etc. however, charges for trekking fee/climbing permits and other nonrefundable government charges will not be refunded

Liabilities and Responsibilities of Pakistan Explorer:

Pakistan Explorer, its agents, employees or any of the affiliates or subsidiary companies shall neither be responsible nor liable for any loss, damage, injury, sickness or death caused to any member or the property of the group directly or indirectly due to any delay, accident, acts of God, dangers, fire, landslide, avalanche, machinery failure, declared or undeclared hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, theft, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines, medical or customs regulations, delays, cancellations or changes in itinerary or schedules, Govt. restrictions or due to any causes beyond the control of Pakistan Explorer.

Reservations and Advance Payment:

  • All provisional reservation must reach us in writing well in advance before your arrival in Pakistan. No deposits are necessary for making any provisional reservations.
  • All provisional reservations are subject to confirmation on deposit of USD 400/= per pax advance payment into our account before arrival of the group/client in Pakistan. The balance amount must be paid on arrival in Pakistan.
  • Scan/copy of passport along with two passport size photographs will be required to issue invitation letter for Pakistan Visa application
  • Signed/scanned copy of the tour itinerary along with terms and conditions mentioned above, separately by each member of the group shall be sent via e-mail to Pakistan Explorer in order to dispatch Visa Invitation Letters
  • Pakistan Explorer is a registered Travel company bearing National Taxation Number (NTN: 7187922-0) and is registered with Ministry of Tourism, Department of Tourist Services (DTS-2117)providing complete assistance to tourist and climbing expeditions from across the world.

Note: one or more than one tour itineraries can be combined for an extended sight-seeing visit to Pakistan. Please send us your query so we can quote accordingly

Confirmation and Payment Mode:

  • For Online Deposits:
    Account Title: Pakistan Explorer
    A/c #: 001005077804
    Branch Code: 0131
    IBAN: PK75ALFH0131001005077804
    Bank Alfalah F-10 Markaz, Islamabad

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    Pakistan Explorer House
    287, Main Sumbal Road F-10/4 Islamabad, 44000
    Cell: 0092-315-5368223
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