Rupal valley : lover of nature

Rupal valley : lover of nature

In a Glimpse

Rupal Valley, settle in the big Karakoram Range of Northern Pakistan, is a charming genuine beautiful land. Rupal is one of the three most enchant valleys in lovely northern Pakistan, with a land spot with enormous height, barley, wheat, potatoes farms, and juniper, famous, and willow orchards. 

It is a substantial population with a lower and upper hamlet located in Gilgit-Baltistan. In Rupal Valley, edelweiss, lavender, and forget-me-nots adorn the hillside.  Rupal Valley is famous for its awe-inspiring height, as well as the great Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth-highest mountain. The amazing valley is situated in Gilgit-Baltistan's Astore District and provide sight of Nanga Parbat's southern side.

You can amble from Rupal village to the base camp of Nanga Parbat's Rupal face, which is the ideal place to go if you want to capture Rupal's majesty and grandeur. 
If you want to go to Rupal valley the best time for visiting is May to October because at that time the weather is very amazing and enjoyable.

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Accessing Rupal Valley

Through the Astore Valley, which departs from the Karakoram Highway near Jaglot, 60 kilometres south of Gilgit, one can reach the Rupal Valley. The valley is also attainable from Skardu through the Astore road; the trip takes 6 hours and covers a distance of 160 km.

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 The entrance to Rupal valley is Tarashing village, and it takes around 2.5 hours to go there from Tarashing. You can also take a deviation to the Rama Valley and look in on Rama Lake and Rama grassland. The rupal valley is very beautiful and charming valley.

Trekking Rupal valley

The walk begins in Tarashing village and proceeds to Rupal Glacier, sometimes referred to as "Tarashing Glacier" and "Chungphar" on some maps, and Rupal Valley. The Tarashing Glacier is located in the Great Himalayan Subrange of the Himalayas. The glacier extends from a mountain that stands 6,326 metres high and runs northeast, south of Laila mountain, in the Rupal valley. The Rupal River is created by the glacier's snowmelt.

After around two hours of walking from Rupal village via winding green lanes, poplar and willow woodlands, you pass a tiny lake on your way to the 3650 meter-high Bazhin Camp. Between the Bazhin Glacier moraine and the mountain, which faces the imposing ice wall of Nanga Parbat, is a level, lush meadow.

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The campground, Herrligkoffer Base Camp, is a lovely meadow with a sizable spring that bubbles up clean water, and there are birds chirping in the nearby forests. Named for Dr. Karl M. Herrligkoffer, who led the first successful expedition to Nanga Parbat in 1953 and seven additional expeditions, this campground is located on the north side of the valley.

It takes 112 hours to walk across the Bazhin Glacier to get to Latobah or Tupp Meadows, which are located at an elevation of 3530 metres. 

The trail avoids the terminal glacial till and a glacial lake in silty soil by staying to the north of the Rupal Gah. As you continue on the path through a muddy glacial landscape, you reach Shaigiri at 3655 metres. Shaigiri, which translates to "white boulder" in Shina, is a summer neighbourhood with a strange boulder. The walk comes to a conclusion here with an even more impressive vista of the Killer Mountain, which rises straight up for 4.6 kilometres above Rupal as a wall of ice.

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Attractions in Rupal Valley

With about 200 residents, Tarashing village—a division of Astore District and the entrance to Nanga Parbat—is sparsely populated. The majority of treks to Rupal Valley begin at Tarashing, which is designated as the last village in the region to be reached by road.

On the southern side of Rupal Valley, near Tarashing Village, is Rupal Peak, commonly referred to as the south face of Nanga Parbat. The distance between Azad Jammu & Kashmir and the Rupal mountain is 9 kilometres. Rupal Peak is the ideal place for climbers to get familiar with climbing in Asian mountain ranges because of its straightforward trek trail.

It is frequently contrasted with moderately challenging Group B trekking peaks in Nepal. Contrary to Nepal, there are no licence or permission requirements to walk to the Rupal summit. The most well-known climber to have scaled Rupal Peak, Doug Scott, and renowned Pakistani mountaineer Nazir Sabir made the first ascent in 1964. There is a risk of avalanche or rockfall on more direct summit routes up the north face or northwest couloir.

The Laila peak, which sits on the southwest side of Rupal Valley, is yet another magnificent peak. In Hushe Valley, close to Gondogoro Glacier in the Karakoram range, a mountain with a spear-like shape rises about 5971 metres above sea level and 2290 metres above the Rupal valley floor. It is west of the Rupal summit and south of the Rupal glacier. Laila Peak gives a magnificent perspective of its 1500-meter-high, 45-degree-sloping northwest face.

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Folks of Rupal Valley

The lower Rupal and higher Rupal are the two parts of the Rupal valley. The lower Rupal valley's inhabitants are Balti and Shina hybrids who are originally from Baltistan. Women in this area wear a brown belt with a tail that hangs down the back, along with a Balti headpiece adorned with silver beads and buttons.
Upper Rupal residents are known as Gujars, and the ladies there don circular caps covered with veils. Two closely packed, partially underground villages with neighbouring round hollow granaries make up the community. In the month of  summer, people rove up the valley with their herds to graze on summer pastures, but in the winter, they stay indoors and eat the food that has been stored.
Just like in other parts of Gilgit-Baltistan, Rupal Valley is safe for all types of tourists to visit.


What is the weather like in the Rupal Valley?

Approximately, Partly cloudy. High 36ÂșC. Winds S at 10 to 15 km/h.

How high is Nanga Parbat Rupal base camp?

At 8,126 m (26,660 ft), Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world, Popular for its impressive Rupal Face, which is the Peak Hill face in the world.

Is Nanga Parbat in Skardu?

Four of these height are located in Skardu, the district of Himalayas in Giglit-Baltistan the Nanga Parbat is located in the Diamer district

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