Mount Nanga Parbat facts Karakoram range in Pakistan
Mount Nanga Parbat is situated in western Himalayas and is 17 miles away from Astor, which is in the Pakistani sector of Kashmir. With an altitude of 8126m, Nanga Parbat is considered as one among the tallest mountains of the world. Mount Nanga Parbat is also known as Diamir.
The north side of this mountain drops about 7000m to the Indus River. Many early climbers to this peak perished during their attempt including Albert F. Mummery, the British Alpine climber who made the first attempt. The first successful ascent to NangaParbat was by the Austrian climber Hermann Buhl in the year 1953.
Among the highest mountains of the world Nanga Parbat is at the 9th place and it is the 14th most prominent mountain of the world. This mountain range lies along the Gilgit-Baltistan region of North Pakistan. Diamir, Rakhiot and Rupal are the three major faces of this peak.
The Rupal Face on the southern side is the highest mountain face in the world at a height of 4600m. The huge ridges, hanging glaciers and the steep ice make it one of the most dangerous mountain faces. Nanga Parbat is one of the most dangerous peaks and is next only to Mount K2.
Since many mountaineers who attempted to climbing this peak were killed, Nanga Parbat is also named as the “Killer Mountain”. It is considered as the western anchor of the Himalayas. Photographers are able to take amazing shots of Mount Nanga Parbat from Indus Valley.
In the north-eastern side of this peak one can see the “Fairy Meadows”, one among the most beautiful places in the world. Suggested adventure tours to Pakistan Himalayas listed here discover base camp, Rupal face and Fairy Meadows.
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Since German mountaineers made great efforts to climb Nanga Parbat, it is also called the ‘German Mountain’. The spectacular rise of this mountain on the terrain and the massive rock and ice structure makes this Mountain one among the favorite mountain peaks.
This mountain is in a secluded location. The village of Rupal and the glacial lake of Latbo are in the southern side of this peak. There are numerous locations in this part that provide awe-inspiring views of Mount NangaParbat. There are nine different routes for climbing this mountain. Base Camp Excursion organize Nangaparbat exploration trip to Himalaya trekking in Pakistan, if you interested to visit Pakistan Himalayas let us to know we are happy to make you happier.