Fairy Meadows

Fairy Meadows, also known as Joot , is a grassland close to one of the Nanga Parbat base camp locations in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It was given that name by German mountaineers. It serves as the starting point for trekkers summiting the Rakhiot face of the Nanga Parbat at a height of roughly 3,300 meters (10,800 feet) above sea level. The Pakistani government designated Fairy Meadows as a national park in 1995.

Activities at Fairy Meadows
1. Trek to the base camp of Nanga Parbat

This is the main draw to Fairy Meadows, besides the breathtaking mountain views. One of the best day hikes in Pakistan is to Nanga Parbat Base Camp, which ought to be on every traveler’s must-do list.

Depending on the size of the group and the state of the trail, the hike itself can last anywhere from 5-8 hours. It gains 700 meters over its approximately 9 km length. Since the trail is an out-and-back, you will return the same way you went.

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2. Find Reflection Pond

A pond wouldn’t typically elicit such excitement, but this particular puddle is unique. It is unique because it offers arguably Fairy Meadows’ best view of Nanga Parbat.

The in question nameless pond is situated next to the Shambala Resort and behind the cricket field. Although it is simple to miss from a distance, the location of the pond is fairly obvious once you see the canal.

3. Bonfire

At Fairy Meadows, practically every lodge has some kind of pit where they have nightly bonfires. This is a fantastic chance to socialize and get to know some other travelers. They will most likely want to dance because they are most likely from Lahore or Karachi. Folks, Punjabi dance parties are required at Fairy Meadows.

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