After our MKM trip in march 2016, we started planning a mega trip to AstoreValley. Astore is a very beautiful district of Gilgit Baltistan that offers variety of landscape and beautiful views of the killer mountain Nanga Parbat.
Our trip was divided into three phases. First one, that i'm going to share today, included Tarishing, Rupal, Herlling Koffer, Tup Maidan, Latoboh and Rama.
After 30 hrs of bus ride through the dry land of Diamer/Chillas in schorching heat of July, we reached Astore in evening where a jeep was waiting for us. From there we moved to Tarishing village and spent the night there in New Rupal hotel.
The next day we started our trek early in morning. Walking through the lush Rupal valley, amazing Herlling Koffer Base camp where you realize how big the Nanga Parbat mountain is, very tiring Bazhin Galcier and mesmerising Tup maidan, we reached Latoboh in evening. We were already drained because of the long walk, adding fuel to the fire, our guide told us that the mule that was carrying our camp and food had run away. So we had to spend a couple of hours in a small mosque there until our luggage was found. 😄. Then we camped right in the foot of The killer mountain.
Since our main attraction of the trip was Minimarg and we had to reach there on the booked date, we walked back to tarishing the next day and left for Rama Meadow in evening. Spent the night there, couldn't visit the Rama lake due to road blockage and started our journey towards Minimarg the next morning (that i'll share the next saturday)
P. S. Posting it today because i was busy in Meetup yesterday. :) Picture # 1&6 are from Rama,
2&4 - Latobah, 3- Herrling koffer base, 5 - Tup Maidan, 7-Tarishing, 8&9 - Rupal .
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