Fairy Meadows

Fairy Meadows is a meadow on the northern side of Nanga Parbat (elevation 8,126 metres or 26,660 ft) 9th

Fairy Meadows - Pakistan - Heaven on earth

Fairy Meadows – Pakistan – Heaven on earth

highest in the World and 2nd highest peak in Pakistan), a few kilometers south of the Karakoram Highway and the Indus River in the Diamer district of Northern Areas, Pakistan. This legendry name Fairy Meadows is everlasting gift of a German mountain climber Willy Merkl (the one who led the first German expedition to Nanga Parbat, he died in 1934 on his second attempt to conquer the killer mountain) to the local people, local name of Fairy Meadows is Fantori.

Nanga Parbat is a Persian word, which means Naked Mountain, Nanga Parbat is also called the “Killer Mountain” as more then 40 climbers have lost their lives trying to conquer it during expeditions and locals call it Daimoryi, which is the end of Himalaya. Most tourists who come to see Nanga Parbat stay at Fairy Meadows, which is at an elevation of 3,300 m (10,827 ft). On the route to the meadow lie two small villages, Tatu and Fanturi.

How to reach Fairy Meadows:

By air + road:

PIA operates two flights daily from Islamabad to Gilgit and from there you can continue by road:

Islamabad to Gilgit by air
Gilgit to Raikot bridge 2 hours
Raikot bridge to Tatu/Jhel village
Tatu/Jhel to Fairy Meadows 3 – 3.5 hours trek

By road:

Via Babusar:

Islamabad to Naran 8 hours
Naran to Raikot bridge crossing Babusar pass – it takes almost 8 hours
Raikot bridge to Tatu/Jhel village
Tatu/Jhel to Fairy Meadows 3 – 3.5 hours trek

Via KKH:

Islamabad to Bisham – 7 hours
Bisham to Chilas – 7 – 8 hours
Chilas to Raikot bridge 1.5 hours
Raikot bridge to Tatu/Jhel village 1 hour – 90 minutes
Tatu/Jhel to Fairy Meadows 3 – 3.5 hours trek

Nanga Parbat - The Killer Mountain

Nanga Parbat – The Killer Mountain

 

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