Nanga Parbat 8125 m is the western most bastions of the Himalayas. One has to travel completely around the globe to come back to the Himalayas to see such high peaks on our planet. The word ‘Nanga’ means naked and ‘Parbat’ is mountain.
The journey traditionally called: ‘Around Nanga Parbat’ actually goes halfway around the mountain. It offers us stupendous sights of this Himalayan giant. The crossing of Mazeno Pass 5,399 m is a technical endeavor where ropes are fixed on steep pitches. The trip is for anyone who wants to get close to this legendary mountain and feel its presence deep down in one’s soul! This is a challenging trek in Pakistan’s Himalaya.
It is famous for its tremendous vertical relief over the surrounding terrain in all directions. Ridges and peaks of rock and ice rise imposingly up to 8, 125 m. Dreamed by many climbers, it is also known as “The Killer Mountain” as it is one of the most dangerous peaks to climb that have cost the lives of many before it was conquered for the first time by Herman Buhl in 1953, and many after, including the brother of the notorious climber – Reinhold Messner – Gunther, who lost his life in 1970 on the descent of the Diamir Face. The landscape and the feelings that overcome when standing close in front of the giant are stunning, making us fell serene and hold our breath.