Nanga Parbat Expedition

The Western anchor to the himalayas

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Trip Overview

Embark on a daring adventure with Taktok Brothers to conquer Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest mountain globally, soaring to an impressive 8,126 meters above sea level. Revered as “The Western Anchor to The Himalayas,” Nanga Parbat majestically graces the Diamer district near the Indus River in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, administered by Pakistan. The mountain derives its name from the Sanskrit words ‘nagna’ and ‘parvata,’ forming the fitting translation of “Naked Mountain.” Locally, it is also known as Diamer or Deo Mir, signifying the “Huge Mountain” in Tibetan.

Historical Significance: Discovered by Europeans in 1895, Nanga Parbat witnessed its first expedition led by Albert F. Mummery and Geoffrey Hastings. Despite their efforts, the summit remained unconquered until 1953 when Australian climber Hermann Buhi achieved the first solo ascent, marking a historic feat in mountaineering. The mountain earned various monikers, including The Western Anchor to The Himalayas, Naked Mountain, Diamer or Deo Mira, and The Killer Mountain, emphasizing its unique and challenging nature.

Challenges and Reputation: While not as towering as Everest or K2, Nanga Parbat holds the grim distinction of being one of the deadliest mountains globally. Standing as the third most difficult mountain to climb, it boasts a significant fatality rate, earning the ominous nickname “Man Eater.” The ascent involves confronting one of the most intimidating rock walls on Earth, demanding unparalleled physical, technical, and psychological strength. Nanga Parbat promises a challenging experience for those seeking an intense mountaineering adventure.

Best Season for Ascent: The optimal seasons for attempting the summit are spring and summer when the days are warmer. July and August are particularly favorable for expeditions, offering better conditions compared to the winter months.

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with Taktok Brothers and conquer the formidable Nanga Parbat, a pinnacle of mountaineering prowess.

  • Season
  • Destination
  • Duration
    51 Days
  • Altitude
    8,125m / 26,660ft
  • Groups
    2 - 15 Peoples
  • Walk per day
    5 - 6 Hours


Before your flight, complete visa requirements. Upon arrival, our representative will greet you, assist with airport procedures, and escort you to your hotel. Explore Islamabad's cultural landmarks like The Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa Museum, and Faisal Mosque.

  • Altitude 508m
  • Meals N/A
  • Accomodation 4 star hotel

The second day involves official procedures, briefing, and preparation for the trek. This includes permits, documentation, packing, and shopping. Get acquainted with fellow trekkers and enjoy a leisurely day in Islamabad.

  • Altitude 508m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 4 star hotel

Following preparations, drive through Karakoram Highway to Chilas, passing scenic locations such as Abbottabad and Mansehra, for an overnight stay.

  • Altitude 1265m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Continue the drive to Halala Bridge and then trek to Kachal, a captivating campsite. After freshening up, prepare for the next trek to the base camp.

  • Altitude 3400m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Embark on a challenging trek from Kachal to Nanga Parbat Base Camp, enjoying breathtaking landscapes. Rest at the base camp, preparing for the ascent.

  • Altitude 3850m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

The 38-day expedition includes multiple rotations between base and high camps, leading to the summit. Monitor weather conditions for a safe ascent and descent.

  • Altitude 8126m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Post-summit, prepare for the descent, evaluating weather conditions, and rest at the base camp before descending to lower altitudes.

  • Altitude 3850m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Descend from the base camp to Kachal, following the route while enjoying scenic views and staying overnight.

  • Altitude 3400m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Descend from the base camp to Kachal, following the route while enjoying scenic views and staying overnight.

  • Altitude 1265m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

Drive back to Islamabad, rest, and explore the city's cultural landmarks after the lengthy drive from Chilas

  • Altitude 508m
  • Meals Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accomodation 4 star hotel

After the 40-day expedition, relax and explore Islamabad's cultural places, enjoying a spare day.

  • Altitude 508m
  • Meals Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Accomodation 4-star Hotel

The expedition concludes on this day. Bid farewell, and our representative will assist you to Islamabad Airport for your scheduled flight.

  • Altitude 508m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Islamabad Airport pickup and drop-off services.
  • Accommodation for four nights in a four-star hotel in Islamabad with Bed & Breakfast, and a four-night stay in a two-star hotel in Chilas with BB Plan.
  • Expedition royalty and permit from the Pakistan government for climbing Nanga Parbat, covering members, climbing Sherpa, and the working crew.
  • Cost coverage for a liaison officer, including salary, equipment, transport, and accommodation.
  • Garbage management fees included in the cost.
  • Medical and emergency rescue insurance for all staff involved in the expedition.
  • Air transportation of necessary expedition equipment from Kathmandu to Islamabad, truck transport from Islamabad to Chilas, jeep transport from Chilas to Halala Bridge, and porter transport from Halala Bridge to Kachal and to Base camp, and vice versa.
  • Personal luggage allowance of up to 75 Kgs.
  • Provision of food during the trek and throughout the expedition period, along with well-organized camp setups at base camp and higher camps.
  • Provision of all essential camping equipment and required porters for loads.
  • Base camp staff including chef, kitchen boys, with their salary, accommodation, meals, and other services covered.
  • Personal tents provided for each expedition member during the trek, at base camp, and shared tents at higher camps, Kailash brand tents provided.
  • Base camp facilities including heater, generator, solar panel, electric charging devices, dining, communication, shower, and toilet tents.
  • Necessary rope fixing gear and payment for the fixing team.
  • Hiring of an experienced high-altitude Climbing Sherpa who has previously summited Nanga Parbat, with good salary, allowances, and transportation.
  • Provision of 3 bottles of Summit Oxygen (4ltrs) for each Climbing member, 2 bottles for the climbing Sherpa, including a mask and regulator set.
  • High camp services, high-altitude foods, and tents provided as needed.
  • Access to Thuraya IP Satellite internet at base camp, shared with other members for an additional fee, and emergency satellite phone available.
  • Walkie Talkie set provided to each member for communication between base camp and higher camps.
  • Daily weather updates provided using Swiss Weather Meteorology.
  • Comprehensive medical kit for emergency purposes.


  • International airfare for expedition members.
  • Pakistan entry visa fees.
  • Extra hotel stays beyond the specified nights in Islamabad and Chilas.
  • Emergency evacuation and medical cover insurance for expedition members.
  • Personal Climbing gear.
  • Sherpa Summit Bonus: USD 1800 bonus for each climbing Sherpa.
  • Tips for Cooking staff and porters.
  • Anything not explicitly mentioned in the Cost Inclusion Section.

Trip Notes

As you embark on a trek through the challenging terrain of Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan with Taktok Brothers, please keep in mind the following essential details:

Unpredictable Weather: Trekking in Gilgit-Baltistan is inherently challenging due to its unpredictable weather conditions. We make every effort to schedule our trips during the most suitable seasons. However, please be aware that the provided itinerary may undergo changes based on the complexities of the trip. Rest assured, the quality of service will remain uncompromised. In the event of delayed or canceled flights, clients are responsible for covering the expenses of additional days beyond the specified itinerary. Taktok Brothers will, at a reasonable extra charge, facilitate necessary arrangements for your convenience.

International Flights and Luggage: We want to emphasize that Taktok Brothers will not be held responsible for missed international flights or any issues with your luggage before our reception. While we are unable to compensate for losses, we are committed to minimizing your inconvenience. We strongly advise scheduling flexible time frames both before and after the trip departure to account for any unforeseen circumstances.

Packing Suggestions: Climbers are advised to pack sensibly, avoiding extravagant materials for their own comfort. It is crucial to prioritize mental and physical health, as these qualities will be significantly tested in the face of remoteness, higher altitudes, extreme weather conditions, and separation from loved ones.

Cost of Expedition

The cost of the expedition is subject to variation based on factors such as group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, hotel accommodation category, the number of allocated Sherpas and equipment, as well as the type of arrangement and package customization. Taktok Brothers prefers discussing these details with clients before finalizing the cost. Please feel free to contact us for comprehensive information about your selected package.

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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