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 second-highest mountain of Pakistan. It is in Azad Kashmir, between Chilas and Astore. Nanga Parbat means "Naked Mountain". It is the ninth highest peak in the world, at 26,660 feet (8,130 m) high. The mountain is 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.