Fairy Meadows

Fairy Meadows, Pakistan

Description

There are many breath-taking places to see on the way from Islamabad to Gilgit. On reaching Chilas, Fairy Meadows is just a turn away.  After stopping at Shangrila Hotel in Raikot, there is a strenuous trek leading to the marvelous Fairy Meadows or “Jaugth” as the locals call it.

Fairy Meadows is a grassland located in Diamer, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Named by the German climbers, Fairy Meadows is a lush green plateau with glacier water and astonishing view of the humongous Nanga Parbat which is the 9th highest peak in the world. Fujita Heroki, a Japanese photographer named the front of Fairy Meadows as “A Fairy Palace” or “Pari Mahal”. It is also the base point for mountaineers who want to climb the Nanga Parbat.

 

Routes

1
  • Islamabad to Murree
  • Motorway and it takes about 2 hrs 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 65km

2
  • Murree to Muzaffarabad
  • Excellent Road and it takes about 2 hrs to travel
  • Distance: 70km

3
  • Muzaffarabad to Balakot
  • Good Road and it takes about 1 hrs 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 40km

4
  • Balakot to Naran
  • Good Road with few rough patches and it takes about 2 hrs 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 80km

5
  • Naran to Babusar
  • Good Road and it takes about 2 hrs to travel
  • Distance: 60km

6
  • Babusar to Chilas
  • Rough Road (Suitable for all cars) and it takes about 1 hr to travel
  • Distance: 50km

7
  • Chilas to Raikot Bridge
  • Good Road and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 57km

8
  • Raikot Bridge to Fairy Meadows Jeep Stop
  • Jeep Track and it takes about 2 hrs to travel
  • Distance: 16km

9
  • Fairy Meadows Jeep Stop to Fairy Meadows
  • Trekking and it takes about 1 hrs to travel
  • Distance: 4KM

1
  • Islamabad to Mansehra
  • Motorway and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 160km

2
  • Mansehra to Besham
  • Excellent Road and it takes about 3 hrs 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 120km

3
  • Besham to Chilas
  • Rough Road (good road clearance cars recommended) and it takes about 7 hrs to travel
  • Distance: 200km

4
  • Chilas to Raikot Bridge
  • Rough Road (Suitable for all cars) and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 57km

5
  • Raikot Bridge to Fairy Meadows Jeep Stop
  • Jeep Track and it takes about 2 hrs to travel
  • Distance: 16km

6
  • Fairy Meadows Jeep Stop to Fairy Meadows
  • Trekking and it takes about 1 hr to travel
  • Distance: 4km

1
  • Islamabad to Mansehra
  • Motorway and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 160km

2
  • Mansera to Balakot
  • Excellent Road and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 44km

3
  • Balakot to Naran
  • Good Road and it takes about 2 hrs 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 80km

4
  • Naran to Babusar
  • Good Road with few rough patches and it takes about 2 hrs to travel
  • Distance: 60km

5
  • Babusar to Chilas
  • Good Road and it takes about 1 hr to travel
  • Distance: 50km

6
  • Chilas to Raikot Bridge
  • Rough Road (Suitable for all cars) and it takes about 1 hr 30 min to travel
  • Distance: 57km

7
  • Raikot Bridge to Fairy Meadows Jeep Stop
  • Jeep Track and it takes about 2 hrs to travel
  • Distance: 16km

8
  • Fairy Meadows Jeep Stop to Fairy Meadows
  • Trekking and it takes about 1 hrs to travel
  • Distance: 4km

Related Hotels

Places to see

Nanga Parbat Base Camp
Nanga Parbat Base Camp

Weather

Months

Weather Details

April to September

The temperature gets moderate and the road to Fairy Meadows is clear. The ideal time to plan a trip is between end of June and the middle of August.

September to April

It remains closed due to winters but professional trekkers can go on special requests.

Activities

Tourists can explore the beautiful surroundings and trek to Nanga Parbat Base Camp which takes approximately 6 hours from Fairy Meadows via Beyal Camp. Beyal Camp lies halfway from Nanga Parbat and takes almost 3 hours to reach from Fairy Meadows.

Cuisine

Not Available

Culture

Not Available

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