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Fairy Meadows/Jalipur South (5206m)

fairy meadow Description

Fairy Meadows / Julipur South 5206mRange: Himalaya
Altitude: 5206m
Zone: Open
Duration: 10 Days
Best Time: June - September

One of the easiest trekking peaks in the Pakistan Himalaya is South Jalipur peak (5206m) which is in west of the Raikot Glacier and south of the Khusto (Jalipur) Pass (4837m) is frequently attempted by trekkers visiting Raikot Gah.

South Jalipur peak offers easy days of climbing with around 1706m ascent and descent. The first day of 3-4 hrs follow up the Jalipur stream to a camp below the Khusto Pass. From the camp it takes 3-4 hrs to reach the summit the next day, following a ridge route across the glacier. Return to high camp and descend to Beyal the same day.

fairy meadow Itinerary

Day 01 Islamabad
Arrival Islamabad and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 02 Chilas
Drive over the Karakoram Highway to Chilas (480km).
Overnight  Hotel.
Day 03 Raikot - Fairy Meadows (3300m)
Drive to Raikot Bridge (1 hr) and change to 4WD jeep for one and half hour drive to Jhael (further to Tato village). From there you will start for two hours trek to the lush green area of Fairy Meadows.
Overnight camps.
Day 04 Beyal (3500m)   
2- 3 hours walk passes through pine and fir forest with a birch-lined stream takes us to Beyal which means 'cave-like' is named for rocks on the opposite side of the stream. The valley opens up as you reach the wildflower-filled meadows of Beyal with great view down valley of the Indus Valley and Rakaposhi.
Overnight at Beyal camp.
Day 05-06

02 days for climb of South Jalipur peak (5206m).
Overnight at Beyal camp.

Day 07 Nanga Parbat Base Camp (3967m)
Full day 5-6 hrs trip between the Ganalo and Raikot glaciers takes us to Nanga Parbat Base Camp (3967m) from where we have breath-taking views of Chongra peaks and Nanga Parbat's north face that converge to form the incredibly serac-covered Raikot Glacier and to the north are Rakaposhi / Haramosh Ranges. Walk back to Fairy Meadows camp.
Overnight camp.
Day 08 Riakot Bridge/Besham
Trek back to Jhel and drive by jeep to Riakot Bridge, change the vehicle at Raikot Bridge and continue drive to Besham (6 hrs).
Overnight Hotel.
Day 09 Islamabad
Drive to Islamabad (275 km) on Karakoram Highway.
Overnight Hotel.
Day 10 Transfer to airport for your homebound flight.

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