Nanga Parbat from Fairy Meadow
|Elevation||8,125 metres (26,657 ft)
Ranked 9th (2nd in Pakistan)
|Prominence||4,608 m (15,118 ft)Ranked 14th|
|First ascent||July 3, 1953 by Hermann Buhl|
|Easiest route||snow/ice climb|
Nanga Parbat is the 2nd highest mountain of Pakistan, in Azad Kashmir. Nanga Parbat means "Naked Mountain". It is world's 9th highest peak and very difficult to climb. In 1953, an Austrian German named Hermann Buhl was the first to climb it.
Nanga Parbat is in the west of the Himalayas, and is the most western of the mountains higher than eight thousand meters. It lies just south of the Indus River, in the Astore District of the Northern Areas in the region of Kashmir. Not far to the north is the western end of the Karakoram mountains.