Fairy Meadows (Urdu: فیری میڈوز‎), named by German climbers (German Märchenwiese, “fairy tale meadows”) and locally known as Joot, is a grassland near one of the base camp sites of the Nanga Parbat, located in Diamer District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. At an altitude of about 3,300 meters (10,800 ft) above the sea level, it serves as the launching point for trekkers summiting on the Rakhiot face of the Nanga Parbat. In 1995, the Government of Pakistan declared Fairy Meadows a National Park.

Fairy Meadows is approachable by a twelve kilometer-long jeepable trek starting from Raikhot bridge on Karakoram Highway to the village Tato. Further, from Tato, it takes about three to four hours hiking by a five-kilometer trek to Fairy Meadows. The grassland is located in the Raikhot valley, at one end of the Raikhot glacier which originates from the Nanga Parbat and feeds a stream that finally falls in the River Indus.

DEPARTURE TIMELahore at 10:30 pm and Islamabad 3:30 am
RETURN TIMEIslamabad at 8:00 pm and Lahore 1:00 am
Travel through private air-conditioned vehicleQuality Meals (5 BF + 5D)
2 night’s hotel stays on 3/4 pax sharing2 night’s camping stays on 3 pax sharing
Extras at hotels like hot / soft drinks
Porter to carry personal weight


Day 0

Fri, 19 July 2019

Departure from Lahore 10:30 pm and travel via motorway.
Day 1

Sat, 20 July 2019

Pick Islamabad members at 3:00 am
Breakfast at Balakot 10:00 am and continue the journey
The short stay in Naran, Lulusar Lake, and Babusar Pass
Arrival in Chilas 5:00 pm and transfer to hotel
Dinner 8:00 pm
Overnight stay in Chilas
(Grace Continental or Similar)
Day 2

Sun, 21 July 2019

Breakfast 8:00 am
Departure for Raikot 9:00 am
Arrival at Raikot and transfer to jeeps 11:00 am
Arrival at Tatu and start of the hike towards Fairy Meadows 1:00 pm
Arrival in Fairy meadows and transfer to camps 5:00 pm
Dinner and Bonfire 8:00 pm
Overnight stay in camps

Mon, 22 July 2019

Breakfast 7:00 am
Start of the hike towards Nanga Parbat Base Camp 8:00 am
Arrival at the base camp / explore surroundings 1:00 pm
Trace your steps back to Fairy Meadows and reach 6:00 pm
Dinner and Bonfire 8:00 pm
Overnight stay in camps

Tue, 23 July 2019

-Breakfast 8:00 am
-Departure for Islamabad 9:00 am
-Travel via Babuar and Naran Rote
-Stopovers at Babusar, Lulusar Lake and Naran
-Lunch cm dinner in Mansehra / Abottabad 4:00 pm
-Arrival in Islamabad 8:00 pm
-Arrival in Lahore 1:00 am
-End of services
(+- 2/3 hours due to any uncertain situation)

Pakistani northern area scene