Nanga Parbat Rupal Base Camp | Killer Mountain Pakistan

Nanga Parbat History:

Nanga Parbat most dangerous mountain to climb  is the 2nd highest mountain of Pakistan and 9th in the world. The meaning of Nanga Parbat is “Naked Mountain”. This mountain has three gignatic faces. It is also known as killer mountain in Pakistan. Its altitude is 8,126 metres (26,660 ft) above sea level. Nanga Parbat is included in eight thousanders mountains in the world. This mountain is very difficult to climb. Many climbers has died during climbing this mountain. This mountain is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of nothern Pakistan. Its main faces are Rupal, Diamir and Raikot.

Nanga Parbat Summiters

First British climber Albert F. Mummery try to summit this mountain in 1895, but he died on the way. After that more 30 climbers put their effort to climb this, but due to extreme weather condition and frequent avalanches they cannot reached at top in 1953. The first climer who summit this mountain on July 3, 1953 was Hermann Buhl. The second climber name is Toni Kinshofer who summit this mountain in 1962. In 1970 Reinhold Messner and Gunther summit this mountain in extreme weather.

If you want to visit this mountain then come to Pakistan. If you are a local then first come to Gilgit then reached at Raikot bridge. Where you can start your trek on jeeps. After jeep trek you will reach fairy meadows. Fairy meadows road is very difficult and dangerous road in Pakistan. After reaching fairy meadows you can stay there. Then start your journey towards Nanga Parbat base camp known as Rupal face.

Many locals of Gilgit Baltistan has summit this mountain. Sharbaz is the youngest Pakistani who summit this “Killer Mountain” with bad weather in autumn. In a latest news a team consisting of  Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi try their effort to climb this mountain on February 26, 2019. They cannot reached their destination. Their missing bodies were found on the Nanga Parbat on March 9, 2019 after a tough army search. Ali Sadpara is also included in search team who is familiar with all treks of Nanga Parbat.

Nearby Peaks

 

  • Laila Peak
  • Mazeno Peak
  • Rakhiot Peak
  • Chongra Peak
  • Shaigiri
  • Rupal Peak

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