Mount Nanga Parbat, Pakistan

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    Nanga Parbat..Pakistan
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    See the reflection to view Nanga Parbat
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    ("Naked Mountain" ) from Fairy Meadows
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    Rupal village

    by crescentmoon Updated Mar 19, 2007

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    Rupal valley
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    First impression!!!

    I had stopped at this point so long time
    tried to stand still hight on a big rock
    tried to see and take the photo of the nice sight I had ever seen

    since I had walked along Rupal village
    so tranquil place

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    Take a walk to Nanga Parbat Basecamp

    by crescentmoon Updated Mar 19, 2007

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    You can go there yourself
    take a van (local transportation) from Gilgit to Astor
    from astor there is ONE local jeep, mostly run everyday -once a day
    off Tarishing village in the morning to Astor
    then back in the afternoon
    depends on the number and order of passengers!!!

    The pix : A kid was going to school, showed me his 'notebook' :)

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  • Nanga Parbat Mountain with its amazing history....

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Mar 4, 2004

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    The Himalayas 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 Himalayas. 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 mountains.
    Nanga Parbat has a height of 8,126m/26,660 ft. It has three vast faces. The Rakhiot (Ra Kot) face is dominated by the north and south silver crags and silver plateau; the Diamir face is rocky in the beginning. It converts itself into ice fields around Nanga Parbat peak. The Rupal face is the highest precipice in the world. Reinhold Messner, a living legend in mountaineering from Italy, says that "every one who has ever stood at the foot of this face (4,500m/14,764ft) up above the 'Tap Alpe', studied it or flown over it, could not help the amazement of its sheer size; it has become known as the highest rock and ice wall in the world!". Nanga Parbat has always been associated with tragedies and tribulations until it was climbed in 1953. A lot of mountaineers have perished on Nanga Parbat since 1895. Even today it is claiming human lives, mountaineers in search of adventure and thrill are becoming its victims. It was in 1841 that a huge rock-slide from the Nanga Parbat dammed the Indus river. This created a huge lake, 55 km long, like the present Tarbela lake down-stream. The flood water that was released when the dam broke caused a rise of 80 ft in the river's 3 level at Attock and swept away an entire Sikh army. It was also in the middle of the nineteenth century that similar catastrophes were later caused by the damming of Hunza and Shyok rivers.
    The Nanga Parbat peak was discovered in the nineteenth century by Europeans.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

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  • The Nanga Parbat,the sleeping...

    by haarisonline Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Nanga Parbat,the sleeping beauti or the killer mountain.It has claimed life of more climbers than any any other mountain of the world.
    But its magnetic field of beauty attracts tourists from all over the world.
    Simply Magnificant...

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    Nanga Parbat Basecamp

    by crescentmoon Updated Mar 19, 2007

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    About 4-5 hours from Tareshing
    (and good walking)

    you'll reach Nanga Parbat Basecamp

    I even got some nice sleep on the big rock
    facing Nanga Parbat, even I closed my eyes :)

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    Take a walk to Nanga Parbat Basecamp#2

    by crescentmoon Updated Mar 19, 2007

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    There are 2 hotels in Tareshing village
    I stayed at the upper

    A guide can guide you to the basecamp

    The pix : in front of GH, nearny the boy school
    he was coming to class by his own vehicle :)

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