How To Trek to Nanga Parbat Base Camp, Pakistan

Nanga Parbat Jeep

This post will outline how to trek to Nanga Parbat Base Camp, Pakistan. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoe string. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure.

 

Difficulty Level:

This is an Easy Activity

Maps

Nanga area closeup

 

Nanga detail

 

Deosai Plains

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Nanga Area

Karakoram

 

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Total Cost Range of this Adventure is: $

cost range

Details:

2 Nights at Indus Hotel, Skardu (before & after trip)
3day/2night Private Jeep w/driver to Tarashing & back
2 nights at Tarashing Rupal Hotel
Rupal Hotel food (3 meals x 2)
Guide
Bus transport to/from Skardu via Islamabad
$10
$110
$10
$20
$10
$30
Total
$190

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NEW Climbing Rules as of 15 Oct 2008

S.#
Height of Mountain
Std Royalty Fee (US $)
Disc. Full Team 7 Members
Each Extra Member
1
2
3
4
5
K2 – 8611m
8001-8500m
7501-8000m
7001-7500m
6501-7000m
$12,000
$9,500
$4,000
$2,500
$1,500

$6,000
$4,500
$2,000
$1,250
$ 750

$1,000
$ 750
$ 250
$ 150
$ 100

In 2002 the Std Fee was discounted (see last two columns above).
Also, peaks below 6,500m, including Trango Tower, are free for climbing. You just need a $50 trekking permit for the Baltoro region.

Open Treks in Baltistan Opened 2009
Hispar Pass
Sokh Pass
Haramosh Pass
Stak Pass
Sosbun Valley
Thalle Pass
Hushe Aling
Across Deosai
Mehdiabad
Dappa
Tolti Broq/Tolti Pari
Manthoka
Ghandus/Kharmang
Proper Ghanche Lake
Khaplu
Bara Deosai

GPS Waypoints – Datum WGS84

Wpts
Description
Alt (m)
Lat (N)
Lon (E)
1
Rupal Hotel, Tarashing
2953
3514.293
074 43.755
2
Trail outside village
3006
3514.255
074 43.334
3
crest, above village and glacier
3005
3514.262
074 43.336
4
trail
3041
3514.163
074 43.300
5
outside Upper Tarashing village (2nd village)
3124
3513.066
074 42.088
6
x field
3168
3512.706
074 41.427
7
creek in gully
3287
3512.486
074 40.759
8
spring, start of rise (following new road work)
3335
3512.334
074 40.288
9
crest b/f base camp
3506
3512.223
074 39.531
10
Base Camp, open field, foot of glaciers over crest.
3550
3512.388
074 38.770

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Accommodation

Baltistan

Tarashing (Nanga Parbat Trek)
Rupal Hotel
Asking is 400Rs a room, but I paid 200Rs. Also, a local guide is now required (for your protection). Asked 1500Rs but we paid 500Rs.

Skardu, Baltistan

Snow Land Guesthouse
Radio Pakistan Chowk Skardu Baltistan
05831-53487 Mob: 0344-543493
Outside of town, before you enter Skardu. 500-1500Rs per night. Top End of the scale. Even has a pool!

Hotel Snowland Palace
Hameed Gharh, Near PDTC K2 Motel, Skardu
051-5885179 Mob: 0303-8490590
500 Rs new rooms. Outside of town, after Skardu center, across from the Government K2 Hotel.

Indus Motel
College Road, Skardu
0092-5831-52608-52296 Mob: 0335-5406280
indusmotel_83@yahoo.ca (Muhammad Nazir, Manager)
400 – 700 Rs (I paid 250 Rs). Excellent food, and the hub for independant trekkers and climbers. Manager also works with the Pennies for Peace program (i.e. Three Cups of Tea auther).

Indus Travel Rent A Car Service, Yadgar Chwok, Skardu.
Syed Akbar Shah
05831-52449
Rented a jeep, with driver, for three days to/from Tarashing for 9000Rs ($110).

Riaz ul-Hassan, K2 Museum Resident Rep., 0092-58-3151514, riaz_sar@hotmail.com Good local source of information.

La Hore

Regale Internet Inn
Surriaya Mansion, Near Regal Cinema
65 The Mall, Lahore, 54000 Pakistan
00-92-42-7311987 Mob: 0333-4338588
regal_internet@hotmail.com, www.regal.com.pk
200 Rs dorm bed, 400Rs single, place is a dump and oven, but the only place to meet other travellers.

Raseeh Shams, Son of Regal Internet Inn owner.
Project Coordinator, Photo Journalist
www.faseehshams.com

Niamat Ali, Tuk-tuk taxi driver (motor rickshaw)
0323 4499347 or 042 6581524
For a 400 Rs round trip to nightly border closing and back to LaHore

Border

Latif Old Book Shop
Wahga Border & Lahore locations.
042-6581524
Cheap used books at the border in Pakistan. Has lots of used Lonely Planet Pakistan books in stock.

Zahid Yaqeen, Manager at the Gov’t Hotel located at the border crossing. Excellent source of information and a relaxing break before the nightly closing.
00923134346890 or 00923465116568
yaqeen2747@hotmail.com or yaqeendosti@yahoo.com
c/o Mountain @ Culture
Nasseem Toyota Atous
Chaisma Bazar, Skardu
Baltistan, Northern Pakistan

Transport

India

From Amritsa Bus Park, there is a bus to Attari (8 km from border) for 10 Rs every 30min. Rickshaw to/from Attari to border is 20 Rs. Shared motor rickshaw to/from border is 5Rs each. Note: The Attari bus goes on to/from border at night for closing at a fee of 15Rs.

Pakistan

Took 400 Rs tuk-tuk from border to Internet Inn (see above). Only have a bus from border at night after closing show. Then switch bus twice.
Took 550Rs A/C bus from Neazzi Bus Stand to Rwalpindi (Islamabad) – 3/4hrs. Then 150 Rs taxi to the Pir Wadhai Bus Stand
Took 1500 Rs A/C bus to Skardu 24/30hrs. Took private bus up and gov’t back. Both sucked.
Took another Neazzi bus back to LaHore, but from down the road, towards the highway junction (a short walk).

 


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