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Discover the immense natural beauty and incredible landscapes of Pakistan’s remote Fairy Meadows!

Situated in the heart of the Pakistani Himalayas, Fairy Meadows is vast and isolated. From walking various circuits in the valley to hiking to Nanga Parbat Base Camp, there is plenty to experience and explore in this beautiful place! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips to the Fairy Meadows. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Hiking in Pakistan

What should I know about Hiking Pakistan?

Sitting about 300 kilometers (186 miles) northeast of Islamabad, Fairy Meadows is the perfect destination for an immersive Pakistani hiking adventure.

Any trip to Fairy Meadows will include about four days of getting to and returning from the isolated valley. Most guides will opt to meet you in Islamabad and then either fly or drive to one of the nearby mountain towns before transferring to the valley the following day.

Located at an altitude of 3,300 meters (10,800 feet), the valley runs from the foot of Nanga Parbat, the highest peak in Pakistan, north to Rakhiot Lake.
The Nanga Parbat base camp trek, which can be done in six days (including transport to and from Islamabad). This hike takes you through the meadow, ascending slightly the entire way.

Some will opt to extend the length of the trip in order to hike to the top of Jillipur Peak (5,206 meters/17,080 feet) or Buldar Peak (5,602 meters/18,379 feet). From these summits, there are great views out over the valley.

Why should I choose Pakistan for my Hiking adventure?

Stunning scenery

Fairy Meadows National Park is widely considered to be the most beautiful part of all of Pakistan. Surrounded by the immaculate, snow-capped Himalayan mountains and boasting thick evergreen forests as well as verdant meadows, exploring the valley on foot is the best way to see all of its natural delights.

Escape the crowds

Fairy Meadows is not an easy place to reach and as a result, there are not very many tourists there to obscure the views and obstruct the paths. GFor those who want a peaceful natural immersion, Fairy Meadows in the place to head. While trips usually last a week, be sure to build in four or five extra days to get to and from this piece of paradise.

Wondrous wildlife

Due to its isolated presence in the heart of the imposing Himalayas, Fairy Meadows is home to some of Pakistan’s most endangered wildlife. If you’re lucky, you may get to sopy the disappearing brown bear and endangered musk deer. The area is also home to several species of wild horses and many different species of shrubs and trees.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Pakistan?

During the hiking season, average daily temperatures in the Fairy Meadows range from 12 ºC to 20 ºC (54 ºF to 68 ºF). Rain is infrequent during this time of year, with an average of 5 to 15 millimeters (0.2 to 0.6 inches) falling each month.

How can I get to Pakistan?

Any trip to the Fairy Meadows begins with a flight into Islamabad International Airport (ISB). Most guides will opt to meet you here and provide transport to the start of the trip.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Pakistan region?

Urdu, English

What's the country code for the Pakistan region?

+92

What currency is accepted around Pakistan?

Pakistani rupee (PKR)

When is the best time to travel to Pakistan for Hiking?

June to October

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