Expedition to Nanga Parbat
The Karakurm mountains are a great mountain range formed by the collision of Indo-Pakistan tectonic plate with the Asian Continent. The central Himalayan Mountains are situated in Nepal, while the eastern mountains extend to the borders of Bhutan and Sikkim. Nanga Parbat massif is the western corner pillar of the Karakurm. It is an isolated range of peaks just springing up from nothing, and is surrounded by the rivers Indus and Astore. Nanga Parbat or “Nanga Parvata” means the naked mountain, its original and appropriate name; however, is Diamir the king of the mountains. Nanga Parbat (main peak) has a height of 8, 1 26m. It has three vast faces.
Nanga Parbat is the second highest mountain of Pakistan and ninth highest in the world. It not part of the Karakoram. It is separated from the Karakoram by the mighty Indus River. Since the first disastrous British expedition started very early In 1895 A.D Albert Frederick Mummery led an expedition to the peak, and reached almost 6,100 m (20,000 ft) on the Diamir (West) Face. mountaineers have tried to ascent its summit through different routes but few lucky ones have succeeded. In 1934 four German climbers and 6 porters perished in a storm. In 1937 disaster 18 Sherpas and 12 climbers were buried alive by avalanche that covered their camp.
Expedition to Nanga Parbat Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||ISLAMABAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
In fact Nanga Parbat has claimed more lives than any other 8000ers relative to the number of attempts; hence it is named as the frightening nickname of Killer Mountain. It was first climbed in 1953 A.D. by a joint Austrian – German Expedition. Hermann Buhl made the final ascent in a hard 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, where Gunther lost his life in an adventure.