Fairy Meadows, named by German climbers and locally known as Joot, is a grassland near one of the base camp sites of the Nanga Parbat, located in Diamer District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.
Fairy Meadows Trek offers an adventure of a lifetime in just 5 days. It provides a drive along the Indus River, a small hike, a view of Nanga Parbat (8126m), a clear view of stars, and short hikes into meadows through the small valleys of the Diamer district. Fairy Meadows Trek starts with a jeep ride from Raikot Bridge to Tatu Village. The first stop of the trek is Chilas, a city located in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan.
There are three ways to reach Chilas for the Fairy Meadows Trek, the first one and most feasible in terms of exploring scenic beauty is via NaranKaghan. It takes about 10-12 hrs to reach Chilas via Naran-Kaghan and Babusar Top. The second option is via Karakoram Highway. Babusar Top is closed due to heavy snowfall in winter from November to May, so the alternate route that adventurers take is via Karakoram Highway through Mansehra, Besham, and Kohistan regions. This route takes about 14-16 hours from Islamabad. The third option is to take a one-hour flight from Islamabad to Gilgit and a 2-3 hour drive to Chilas by road.
The best time to do this trek is in April-September, the greenery of the meadows with snow on the top of the mountains takes you close to nature, away from hectic urban life. Any healthy person can do this trek, it is easy, short, and perfect for beginners. This trek also offers a lot of adventure. The jeep track from Raikot Bridge to Tatu village is one of the most dangerous jeep tracks in the world, yet the local jeep driver will drive like a walk in the park.
Start and end in Islamabad! With the Hiking & Trekking tour Fairy Meadows & Nanga Parbat BaseCamp Tour, Gilgit Baltistan – 2022- 23, you have a 7 days tour package taking you through Islamabad, Pakistan, and 3 other destinations in Pakistan. Fairy Meadows & Nanga Parbat BaseCamp Tour, Gilgit Baltistan – 2022- 23 includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport, and more
Departure & Return Location
Islamabad International Airport (https://goo.gl/maps/a2sUaKrZ85QLsqFr5)
Our Tour guide along with the driver for the trip will pick the participants up from the airport. After airport transfer, Participants will check in to the hotel and they will have time to refresh and get ready for a quick city of the beautiful city of Islamabad. The international flights to Islamabad are mostly in morning time so our guests will have a whole day to explore and enjoy. City tour include visits to the Shakarparian, Pakistan Monument, Faisal Mouque and Daman-E-Koh. We will also include a quick city tour of Rawalpindi if the time allows. Participants will have the lunch at the famous Monal Restaurant in Islamabad and Dinner at the hotel.
The route for the Fairy Meadows Tour would have been be decided before the trek. Flights operating to Gilgit are subject to weather so the suitable option is via Karakoram Highway, driving along Indus River. The drive through begins from Taxila, Haripur, Mansehra, Besham and Kohistan. We will have lunch after reaching Besham.Participants should expect a lot of road travelling this day as the roads are bumpy and mountainous. It will take about about 10-12 hours to reach chilas. Dinner will be served ath the Chilas hotel.
The participants will have to leave for the Fairy Meadows Trek early in the morning. The distance between Raikot Bridge and Chilas City is about one hour. Participants will take jeeps at Raikot for jeep track to tatu village. Participants can make the videos of the jeep ride to the village as it amazes a lot of foreign and local tourists. Jeep track will end at tatu village and the participants will have to hike for 3-4 hours towards the meadows. Once the participants reach the fairy meadows, they will feel fresh and tiring faces will turn in to fresh faces.
Breakfast will be served in their wooden Huts, on this day of the Fairy Meadows Trek participants can have some alone time, they have the option to spend whole day in the camp or they can take explore the meadows by doing short hike. They can also interact with locals, fill in travel diaries, paint, draw sketch or take photographs.to themselves after a long walk on the previous day. Stars Gazing at night, Sunrise and sunsets in the meadows are amazing. Lunch and dinner will served in the camps. Night stay is also in Huts.
On our next day, all the participants will make a trek to the mighty Nanga Parbat Base Camp. We keep this trek to Basecacmp optionl so if anybody wants to stay back in Fairy Meadows and wants to rest or do any alternate activity. However, the Nanga Parbat base camp trek, which takes you to an altitude of 3,850 m (12,631 ft.), is a great way to discover this majestic peak safely (although difficult none the less). Overnight stay in Fairy Meadows
Islamabad arrival by the night and drop at the Hotel. After a week long tour, the participants will check in at a hotel in Islamabad and Rest.
Mostly the international flights depart after midnight so the Exploria team will drop-off the participants at the airport as per their flight schedule. Airport drop-off. Fly to the next destination