Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat, locally known as Diamer, is the ninth highest mountain in the world at 8,126 meters – 26,660 feet, above sea level.

Located in the Diamer District of Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan region, Nanga Parbat is the western anchor of the Himalayas.  Its steep south wall rises nearly 15,000 feet above the valley immediately below, and the north side drops about 23,000 feet to the Indis river.  How beautiful is this spot 


The British Alpine climber Al Mummery led the first attempt to ascend the glacier- and snow-covered mountain in 1895, but he died in the attempt. At least 30 more climbers (mostly German-led) also perished on Nanga Parbat because of the severe weather conditions and frequent avalanches before the Austrian climber Hermann Buhl reached the top in 1953. The Kashmiri name Nanga Parbat is derived from the Sanskrit words nagna parvata, meaning “naked mountain.” Diamir is a local name for the peak and means “king of the mountains.”
I was in Gilget many years ago but never attempted to climb the mountain.  My friend Russell Gordon attempted to climb it and another friend went base camp.  He started out and fly-fished along the way  Nanga PArbat
Beautiful rivers
Then they continued hiking
great hiking along the way 
Arriving into  base camp villages along the way
visited the village along the way and some of the kids so the time to go is now