Nanga Parbat Mountain Pakistan
Nanga Parbat is the second highest mountain peak of Pakistan and is the ninth highest mountain of world. It is located in hamalay mountain range. The name Nanga Parbat which means “Naked Mountain” is derived from sanskrit language. The sanskrit word parvata means “mountain rocks” and nanga means “bare”. It is also among the list of Deadlist Mountains to climb up and is also known as the “Killer Mountain” because of its immense and dramatic rises far above its surrounding terrain. It is also been given the name “Murder Mountain” by Germans and “Mountain of the Devil” by sherpas localities’ of the Himalayan region. It is the only peaks which have the longest list of human deaths and tragedies.
The notable feature of Nanga Parbat is: Nanga Parbat has tremendous vertical relief over local terrain in all directions. To the south, Nanga Parbat boasts what is often referred to as the highest mountain face in the world. Its climate, which is Daunting and wild, bearing the onslaught of gnawing wind and torrential rain during the monsoons, makes it the most dangerous peak to climb up.
It was first discovered by in 19th century by the Schlagintweit brothers from Europe. In 1857 when one of them is killed in Kashgar this was the time when curse of Nanga Parbat begin to show its miracles.
Nanga Parbat Mountain’s Quick Facts:
Height: 8126 meters
Mountain Range: Himalaya
Location: Occupied Kashmir, Pakistan
Coordinates: 35°14′15″N 74°35′21″E / 35.2375, 74
First ascent: July 3, 1953 by Hermann Buhl
Easiest route: Diamir (West Face)
Best Trek Season: June To September