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Fitness Level & Technical Ability

Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 6,500m.

This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting Nanga Parbat. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.


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A single supplement is not always possible on this trip. In many instances campsite size is limited and it will be necessary to share with another team member. This also applies to mountaineering expeditions. Single supplement in hotels is available. Please contact Shams Alpine Mountaineering & Trekking Pvt Ltd for specific detail, relevant to your trip.

Entry points 

K2 Base Camp can be reached from Islamabad by plan to Skardu city or else by road through Karakorum Highway to Skardu. The second way can be reached from China via Khungerab National Park, by road through KKH

(The Old silk route) to Hunza, Gilgit   then to Skardu City



 Discover the spectacular hidden Karakoram with English speaking,

world renowned Shimshali mountain guides

Adventure travel

By its very nature adventure travel involves an element of the unexpected. In remote and developing countries do not expect standards you are used to at home. Remote areas are sometimes unpredictable and itineraries may be altered. To get the most out of your adventure it is important that you are flexible, positive and eager to take

on all the challenges that arise. If you are uncertain about your

suitability for this trip we recommend that you contact us with any concerns. We are happy to answer any questions.


Responsible travel

The environments we travel through are fragile. It is our responsibility as visitors to minimize the impact of our presence

Nanga Parbat 8,125m Expedition

 Trip Duration: 52 days

Season: June – August 

Grade:  Extreme

Activities: Trekking, Climbing & exploring the traditional valleys

Accommodation:  52 days trip, 09 nights hotel, 42 nights trekking, climbing and camping


About this Expedition and Mountain Climbing

Nanga Parbat -literally, “naked mountain”, locally known by its Tibetan name “Diamer” which means “huge mountain”, is the ninth highest mountain on Earth.

Located in Gilgit Baltistan, Northern Pakistan, Nanga Parbat is the western anchor of Himalayas. Nanga Parbat is one of the eight-thousanders, with a summit elevation of 8,126 meters (26,660 ft). Known as the “Killer Mountain”, Nanga Parbat was one of the deadliest of the eight-thousanders for climbers in the first half of the twentieth century, since that time it has been less so, though still an extremely serious climb.

 It is an immense, dramatic peak that rises far above its surrounding terrain.

Our expedition team members have experience on different routes with successful summit and several attempts with foreign climbers during our summer season.


Our Experience of Nanga Parbat

Shams Alpine team has vast experience with different foreign expeditions on Nanga Parbat.Our company director  Mr. Qudrat Ali successfully scaled Nanga Parbat without using supplemental oxygen in 2001.

Qudrat Ali and Shaheen Baig have served as Mountain Guides with numerous foreign expeditions on Nanga Parbat.

Along with Shaheen Baig and Qudrat Ali we have a large number of mountaineers and HAPs (High Altitude Porters) from Shimshal who have summitted Broad Peak and helped their respective foreign clients to the top of the peak. The High Altitude Porters and Mountaineers from Shimshal are renowned as Pakistan’s best mountaineers and guides. Many of them have climbed more than one 8,000m peaks, and many more 7,000m peaks. We offer a well organized team with experience and we speak excellent English, and some Japanese, French, and Italian


Short itinerary

Day 01    Arrive Islamabad – Hotel

Day 02    Briefing at Ministry of Tourism – Hotel

Day 03    Fly to Skardu or drive to Chilas -Hotel

Day 04    Day free in Skardu, sightseeing or second day of the drive to                                                                        Skardu) – Hotel

Day 05    Jeep transfer to Askole Village (6-7hrs) – Camp

Day 06    Trek to Jula – (6-7hrs) – Camp

Day 07    Trek to Paiju – (7hrs) – Camp

Day 08    Rest and acclimatize Paiju- Camp

Day 09    Trek to Urdukas – (5 hours) – Camp

Day 10    Trek to Goro 2 – (6 hours) – Camp

Day 11    Trek to Broad Peak B.C – Camp

Day 12- 43 climbing period –Camp

Day 44    Trek to Ali Camp – Camp

Day 45    Trek to Khuspang crossing over Gondogoro La 5,600m – Camp

Day 46    Trek to Siacho – Camp

Day 47    Trek to Hushe and Drive to Skardu city -Hotel

Day 48    Free day in Skardu – Hotel  

Day 49    Fly to Islamabad or Drive to Chilas –Hotel

Day 50     Free day for Shopping in Islamabad or drive from Chilas to Islamabad –                                     Hotel

Day 51    Debriefing at Ministry of Tourism – Hotel

Day 52    Departure from Islamabad (you may have hotel fee depending on your departure time)


Our Services Includes

Liaison with Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad for climbing permit process, providing measurements of the appointed Liaison officer for his prescribed kit

Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.

Clearance of cargo before arrival of the team and its storage.

Assistance upon arrival/departure.

Official Briefing/Debriefing. Safety equipment included and medical kit

Porters, Guides, Cook and other staffs insurance.

Invitation letter for travel to Pakistan to assist with your visa application.

Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and cooking & eating utensils and mess tent up and at Base Camp and below.

Wages for guides, cook and Low porters.

Good quality accommodation in cities and towns in twin bed shared rooms. Single room supplement is available.

Internal Jeep transport by private vehicle.

Tented camps on shared basis while trekking and at Base Camp.

Porterage of 75 kg per person of expedition equipment and high altitude food etc. to the B.C. and 50 kg per person on return from BC.


Our Service does not include

International & domestic airfares, airport taxes, excess baggage charges, and travel Insurance.

Surface transfers in case of flight cancellations to Skardu.

Liaison Officer’s kit and equipment, allowances, travel, hotels, meals, insurance and his personal expenses of any kind.

High altitude porters and any crew above BC.

Tents, sleeping bags, personal and climbing equipment of any kind beyond Base Camp including high altitude food and oxygen.

Medications, ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges of any kind.

Room services, laundry, beverages, phone/communication bills and any items of personal nature.

Insurance liability of member(s) and others under force majeure conditions.

Climbing Permit, Pollution and Environmental fee or any other fee required to be paid to the Government of Pakistan.

Clearing agent charges.

Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.


Optional High Altitude Service

High altitude tents (The North Face V25/Mountain 25)

Ropes (Static and Dimanic 8mm) and Sling rope 5-6mm

Emergency oxygen cylinder (Posik) and Mask regulator

Rock pitons, Snow bars, Ice screws, Snow shovels, leaders

EPI Gas (Calman), Jetbowl, and high altitude cooking set

High altitude food

High Altitude sleeping bags, Mattress, Ice Axe and Crampons.


Guides and porters

Our local guides and porters are all experienced, handpicked and trained by Shaheen Baig (and Qudrat Ali (Directors of Shams Alpine) to ensure that our clients have the best opportunity for success with comfort. A porter will carry your kit bag and you will be expected to carry your own day pack which should be large enough to carry all you will need throughout the day e.g. sunscreen, raincoat, water bottle, camera, spare long sleeved clothing, snow protection glasses, sun protection gloves, hat and scarves, snack food, etc.