Fairy Meadow is a lush green plateau, at 3300 m, offering a breath taking view of Majestic Nanga Parbat (The Killer Mountain) even more beautiful in white snow. Many people have called it the “Heaven on Earth”. These lush, green meadows and forests looks more beautiful in snow lie at the base of Nanga Parbat at the western edge of the Himalayan range in Pakistan. Fairy Meadows is a very peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy the mountain atmosphere and hospitality of the local people. The name Fairy Meadows is part of the legend that Fairies have their heaven on this lush green plateau. Hermann Buhl, the Austrian climber who made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat in 1953, named it Fairy Meadow due to its wonderful scenery.
Nanga Parbat at 8,125 meters is the 2nd highest Peak in Pakistan and the 9th highest in the world. It also forms the western end of Himalayan range, joining the Karakorum Range by the Indus. The Raikot face of Nanga Parbat offers excellent area for a first trek in this mighty play-ground of mountaineers. The trek offers plenty of flexibility, as we stay at Fairy Meadows – taking excursions to Nanga Parbat’s base camp, Julipar Pass and also some interesting walks around Fairy Meadows with commanding views. Those who prefer a quite relaxing day could stay at camp and get mesmerized by the views.