Fairy Meadows

Fairy Meadows

View of Nanga Parbat from Fairy Meadows

Fairy Meadows famous for its beautiful lush green plateaus and World’s ninth biggest mountain Nanga Parbat (the Killer Mountain) is located in Diamer District of Gilgit-Baltistan region, Pakistan. The place was named Fairy Meadows in 1953 by an Australian climber Hermann Bhul due to its mesmerizing beauty. He was here to climb the peak of Nanga Parbat. He became the first one to summit the mountain. Fairy Meadows is also called “Heaven on Earth” due to its matchless beauty.

Contents:

  1. Overview
  2. How to reach
  3. Where to stay
  4. When to visit
  5. Photos
  6. Map

Overview:

A night camping or stay in traditionally constructed wooden cottage at Fairy Meadows with a breathtaking view of mighty Nanga Parbat’s North face is very unique and wonderful experience. Even more if sky is clear and night is full moon. The cool moonlight reflecting from the gigantic majestic icy peak shows the real meaning of nature’s beauty and peace.

How to reach?

The first stop near Fairy Meadows is Raikot Bridge. It is located at an altitude of 4595 feet (1400 meters) above sea level and about 540 kilometers (336 miles) from Islamabad (the capital of Pakistan), when coming through Karakoram Highway.

From Raikot Bridge you can hire a local jeep to reach Tatoo Village at an altitude of 9515 feet (2900 meters) above sea level. It will take about half hour of exciting journey to reach Tatoo Village.

Onwards from Tattu route becomes too narrow for a jeep to travel but not very difficult for trekking. After two to three hours of trekking depending on your fitness level, you’ll reach Fairy Meadows.

Where to stay?

There are several hotels and tourist lodges are available to facilitate tourists in Fairy Meadows. Most of them of are available at very reasonable prices. A few although are little expensive. Many tourists like to stay in camps on grassy places.

Food is expensive here as compared to cities. But availability of food at this remote place makes it worth paying.

When to visit?

The best time to visit Fairy Meadows is between end of June and middle of August. The place becomes inaccessible in winter due to heavy snowfall.

Map

Fairy Meadows

Map of Fairy Meadows – click on map image to see detailed map

About Author

Kaleem Sajid

Hi, I am Kaleem Sajid, by profession a software developer, but tourism is my hobby. I love to write about the places I visited or planning to visit. Read more →

Comments

  1. Asma Toorkham

    Mr.Kaleem ur are doing a great job for turism lover and please continue ur journey hope u will serve humanity in the best way,

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  2. Rao Usama

    hi,kaleem u r doing a relly good job i want sime more information about nanga parbat so if u don,nt mind can u plz give me ur cell num please........... my cell num is 03369998009 iu can taxt me on this num i ,ill waiting for your reply thankxxxxxxxx

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  3. Taha Shahid

    Thank you so much for writing this. Now I have completely understood about this place. God bless you!

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  4. Nice post. Very helpful. How much time it takes to travel from Islamabad to Raikot Bridge?

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  5. Tariq Khan

    Information about fairy meadows is very sketchy, especially as the maps also do not show any details. It will help if a sketch or map of the route from kaghan onwards is shown. Some info about telephone communication coverage will also come handy.RegardsTariq khan

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