Trekking Fairy Meadows
Fairy Meadows, named by German climbers (″as fairy tale meadows″), this is locally called as Joot; it is a grassland near one of the base camp sites of the Killer Mountain famously know as Nanga Parbat. Fairy Meadows is located 3300 meters (10,800 ft) above sea level, located in Diamer District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Site is a very popular place for hiking and In 1995, the Government of Pakistan declared Fairy Meadows a National Park. It is also considered as the main point for trekkers summiting towards the Rakhiot face of the Nanga Parbat mountain.
If you also want to hike in Pakistan, you must choose this beautiful place for your next trekking adventure. Some beautiful views and sceneries will make your hiking experience the most memorable. Adventure tourists in Pakistan must not forget to visit Fairy Meadows. But you must also know the best time to visit the site. Generally, the best time is from April – July. You can also go for hiking during September – October. You can have the best hiking experience this season. The weather is extremely cold during winter so it is better to go hiking during the midsummer months. Fairy Meadows is a top tourist destination for trek lovers. It is the main source of attraction for trekkers all over the world. The locals also visit fairy meadows during the season to have the best trekking experience. Mid-summer is the peak time when trekkers come and the site becomes overcrowded too. Find Best Tour Packages in Pakistan .
Reaching Fairy Meadows
You can only choose a local jeep to go along Fairy Meadows by road. It is a 2-hour journey and you have to be prepared for it. The jeep will drop you some kilometers before the site. After that, you can go on foot. It will take almost 2 to 3 hours moving through the alpine forest and then you will reach the FM campsite. When you reach the top, you will enjoy the most wonderful views and sceneries. If you have no seen this place before, plan your trek now.
Be Prepared For the Trek
When you start your trekking in the fairy meadows, the first 30 minutes will be a bit difficult for you. You will get less oxygen so you must not lose your patience. Trekking always needs strong willpower so you must also have strong determination before starting. Many trekkers quit trekking and choose to move further by horse riding. You can stop at Beyaal Camp if you are moving towards Nanga Parbat base camp. You can take this as a lunch stopover and then go for Nanga Parbat. Hike to Fairy Meadows will take about 3 hours if you are an average or inexperienced hiker. Some local porters will also accompany you and they will help you in carrying your luggage. You can also take the rides of horses if you give up your hike on foot.
You have the option to choose the trek to Nanga Parbat’s base camp or trek till Beyal camp. If you choose the Beyal camp, you must know that it comes in between the meadows and the NP base camp. The trail becomes challenging and you need to be prepared well for the trek. If you are ambitious, you will be successful. The trekking is adventurous and you will enjoy this experience.
The breathtaking views of Nanga Parbat will make this trek an amazing experience for you. If you do not want to hike up to base camp, you can enjoy spending time in the meadow, snap, and enjoy the water stream.