Fairy Meadow is lush green plateau situated in the foot gin of Nanga Parbat at the Western edge of the Himalayan Range. Fairy Meadow is a lush green plateau, at 3300 m, offering a breath taking view of Majestic Nanga Parbat (The Killer Mountain). Fairy Meadows Road is a spectacular and dangerous high mountain track with a length of 16,2km, located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.

Fairy Meadows, named by German climbers 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.

Location: Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Nearest city: Chilas

At an altitude of about 3,300 metres (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. Since 1992, locals have operated camping sites in the area.

Fairy Meadows Weather

Fairy Meadows remains a popular tourist destination in Gilgit-Baltistan from April to September. The weather is pleasant and windy during this season, with temperatures ranging from 2 °C to -10 °C. In winters, Fairy Meadows receives heavy snowfall and becomes almost inaccessible.

Fairy Meadows Distance
  • Chilas to Fairy Meadows — 70 km
  • Hunza to Fairy Meadows — 90 km
  • Naran to Fairy Meadows — 190 km
  • Islamabad to Fairy Meadows — 460 km
  • Lahore to Fairy Meadows — 800 km

Popular attractions

  • Nang Parbat Viewpoint
  • Nanga Parbat base camp
  • Reflection Lake
  • Tattu Village

Top hotels

  • Fairy Meadows Cottages
  • Fairy Meadows Broadview Hotel and Resort
  • Fairy Meadows Hotel Naran


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