Fairy Meadows is in the heart of exotic North Pakistan, It is located at the base of Nanga Parbat, which, at 8126 m, is the 9th highest mountain in the world and second in Pakistan after K2.
Fairy Meadows has been a source of enchantment since long for back packers, climbers, wildlife researchers, photographers, painters & geologists, besides nature lovers. The pine forests skirting Fairy Meadows are perhaps one of the virgin forests in the north ofPakistan, and are home to a number of species of birds and wildlife. The site overlooks the Raikot Glacier and provides a majestic view of the North Face of Nanga Parbat, commonly known as the Raikot Face.
The area in front of Fairy Meadows Cottages is known as Pari Mahal (FairyPalace), named by the famous Japanese photographer, Fujita Heroki. The Fairy Meadows Cottages are at a distance of eight minutes hike from main village and other tourist resorts with its breath taking natural view of great Nanga Parbat.
Nanga Parbat (also known as the Killer mountain) is the ninth highest mountain on Earth and the second highest in Pakistan. Nanga Parbat is the western anchor of the Himalayas, and is the western most eight-thousander. It lies just south of the Indus River, in the Diamir District of the Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Nanga Parbat means “Naked Mountain”.Nanga Parbat was one of the deadliest of the eight-thousanders in the first half of the twentieth century; since that time it has been less so, though still an extremely serious climb. It is also an immense, dramatic peak, with great local relief. 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: the Rupal Face rises an incredible 4600 m (15,000 feet) above its base. To the north, the complex, somewhat more gently sloped Raikot Flank rises 7000 m (22,966 feet) from the Indus River valley to the summit in just 27 km, one of the 10 greatest elevation gains in so short a distance on Earth. The core of Nanga Parbat is a long ridge trending southwest-northeast. The southwestern portion of this main ridge is known as the Mazeno Ridge, and has a number of subsidiary peaks. In the other direction, the main ridge starts as the East Ridge before turning northeast at Raikot Peak (7070m). The south/southeast side of the mountain is dominated by the Rupal Face, noted above. The north/northwest side of the mountain, leading to the Indus, is more complex. It is split into the Diamir (west) face and the Rakhiot (north) face by a long ridge. There are a number of subsidiary summits, including the North Peak (7816m) some 3km north of the main summit.