An Ultimate Guide of Fairy Meadows for Tourists, travellers and Hikers
When you hear Fairy Meadows, you might feel that it must be part of Switzerland or the Netherlands, but to your amazement, it is not! Although Fairy Meadows is an English name given by German Climbers, it is located in Gilgit Baltistan. Fairy Meadows, meaning in Urdu, is ‘Pariyon Ki Jaragha’, and as its name suggests, it looks like a Fairy Land genuinely. But locally, it is known as Joot. Since it is Nanga Parbat‘s base campsites, Ferry Meadows is in the lap of the mountain. It is located in the Diamer District of Gilgit Baltistan. Fairy Meadows height is 10,800 feet, and it gives way to trekkers to reach the face of Nanga Parbat, Rakhi. Moreover, it has been declared a national park since 1995.
The Fairy Meadows track: One of the world’s most dangerous roads
Fairy Meadows Pakistan is one of the most mesmerising tourist point, and it attracts tourists and travellers worldwide, but its dangerous mountain road adds thrill to this location. Many dangerous roads in Pakistan lead travellers to the most beautiful locations, and the Fairy Meadows track is one of those roads. Fairy Medows’ heart shaking journey starts from Karakoram Highway’s Rakhiot bridge, leading travellers to Tato Village. The gravel rocky mountain road is dangerous, and it is open to only locals. The locals are responsible for providing transportation to the travellers.
To be more precise, the Fairy meadows track
was declared the world’s second most dangerous and deadliest road by World Health Organization in 2013. After passing the Tato village, there is a five KM dangerous road that requires the travellers to hike to reach Fairy Meadows
, and this hiking takes only three to four hours. Fairy Meadows
is grassland located in the Valley of Rakhiot, and to be specific, the exact location is at the end of the Rakhiot glacier. Rakhi glaciers begin from Nanga Parbat
and have a beautiful stream into the Indus River. Fairy Meadows night view
is beyond imagination as locals have started the camping service in this area.
Fairy Meadows’ climate is continental, allowing tourists a rapture visit from May to September as Fairy Meadows weather is moderate. Moreover, the average Fairy Meadows temperature is 26° in summer, while the lowest is 4°C. We have prepared a table with months and their relevant high average temperature of Fairy Meadows.
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The highest average temperature in Fairy Meadows in different months
Best Places to visit in Fairy Meadows
Fairy Meadows is the most beautiful destination to visit, and there are two bewitching and breathtaking sites: Beyal Camp and Nanga Parbat Base Camp.
Beyal Camp is an ideal location for camping and enjoying Fairy Meadows night views. It is not located in the Fairy Meadows, but near to it. It is a gesture or monument to memorise those who lost their lives to the adventure of climbing deadly Nanga Parbat. The beautiful camping site lies and enjoys snow-covered Raikot and Ganalo Peaks.
Nanga Parbat is an excellent, splendid and elegant spot for camping and a house to many astonishing species of flora and fauna. This base camp is at a high altitude of 13,000 feet. You can capture the views of the exuberant river and calm glaciers on your camera.
Islamabad to Fairy Meadows
Islamabad to Fairy Meadows distance is 454.4 Km, and there are three ways to get to Fairy Meadows from Islamabad.
- Two hours of journey from Islamabad to Gilgit by Air.
- Two hours of drive from Gilgit to Raikot
- 5 hours of drive via jeep from Raikot to Tato village
- 3 to 4 hours of trek from Tato to Fairy Meadows
- 11 hours of drive from Islamabad to Chilas
- Two hours of drive from Chilas to Raikot bridge
The rest of the way and method is the same as mentioned in the first Route.
- 7 hours of drive from Islamabad to Kaghan Valley
- 4 hours of drive from Kaghan to Chilas using Babusar Pass
The rest of the way and method from Chilas is the same as mentioned in the second and first routes.
Lahore to Fairy Meadows
Fairy Meadows distance from Lahore is 788.8 KM. It will take 5 hours to reach Islamabad from Lahore, and from there, any one of the above routes can be used. If you want to reach early Islamabad, you can take a flight. It will save you time to reach Islamabad, and from Islamabad, you can use any of the aforementioned routes to reach Fairy Meadows.
Naran to Fairy Meadows
Naran to Fairy Meadows distance is approximately 171.6 KM, making around 10 hours of journey. You must be really careful on this road. We do not advise old persons, travellers with heart disease, children and pregnant women to visit Fairy Meadows because of dangerous roads. You have to drive for four hours to reach Chilas from Naran. The road is not much dangerous, and it will be a smooth journey till Chilas, but from Chilas, the real danger starts. You would have to drive for two hours to reach Raikot bridge via Karakoram highway. After this point, you have to be a little more careful as your car cannot go further, and you have to take a 4X4 jeep to reach Tato village. This road is rocky, and if you want your car to be unharmed, you should take the jeep. From Tato village, you will not have any vehicle as it will be a hike. Make sure to have everything like water, food etc., during this hike. Apart from this hustle of the journey, the Fairy Meadows is the most beautiful and worth-visiting place.