A Complete Guide to Visit Fairy Meadows

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Fairy Medows is a breathtaking destination located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan; as the name suggests, this destination has something special to offer. It is known as “Heaven on Earth” because of its matchless beauty. If you want to explore beautiful places in Pakistan, mark fairy meadows at the top of the list. This place offers many activities and experiences that will leave you speechless. In this guide, we will explore the top things to do in Fairy Meadows that will insist you make at least one visit to this place in your life.

Best things to do in Fairy Meadows

Trekking

Trekking is the most popular thing to do in Fairy Meadows. As Nanga Parbat is the ninth-highest mountain in the world and trekking to Nanga Parbat is an adventure of a lifetime. Fairy Meadows serves as the gateway to the Nanga Parbat Base Camp. Hiking to the Base Camp is very tough, and it takes almost 8 hours, but trekking to the Beyal Camp can be done in only 2 hours. The trekking journey takes you through stunning scenery, including dense forests, crystal-clear streams, and snow-covered peaks. Visitors can also enjoy the breathtaking view of snow-capped Nanga Parbat from the Meadows.

Camping

Camping
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Camping at the Fairy Meadows is a magical experience. There are many camping spots where you can set up your tent and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Fairy Meadows offers. Beyal Camp is the most popular spot for camping. Base Camp is the spot for you if you are adventurous and ready to take some tough times. Camping at base camp is the most unique experience. But remember that the base camp of Nanga Parbat is located at an extremely high altitude, so you need proper planning and preparation.

Watching Milky Way

Milky ways

Fairy Meadows is very far from the major cities and has minimal light pollution. So that’s why this place offers a unique opportunity to witness the beauty of the night sky. If you want to catch this amazing experience, keep an eye on the weather conditions. If you find a clear sky full of stars at night, you are lucky because clouds can appear anytime in this place. Just take time to lay back, relax and enjoy the night sky. Observing the patterns of stars and the Milky Way across the sky gives a unique, relaxing, and fantastic experience.

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Best time to visit Fairy Meadows

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The best time to visit fairy meadows is during the summer season, between June to September. The weather gets mild in these months, and the meadows are in full bloom. During this period, you can enjoy the clear views of mountains and glaciers, and the temperatures are also comfortable for hiking and camping.

You can reach the Meadows easily in the summer because the road conditions are favorable and less likely to be blocked by snow. Before planning your trip, check the weather forecasts and the road conditions so you can fully enjoy your trip.

Accommodation options 

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There are many options to stay at Fairy Meadows, but it’s better to book your accommodation in advance in peak season. You can stay at houses, cottages, hotels, and wooden huts and enjoy the panoramic views of meadows everywhere. Raikot Sarai Resort, Greenland Resort, and the Fairy Meadows Cottages are the most popular places to stay, with a lot of excellent reviews

How to get to Fairy Meadows

Getting to Fairy Meadows is challenging, but the journey is worth it. To get to Meadows, you have to reach the Gilgit. The distance from Islamabad to Gilgit is 515 km, and it takes almost 10 hours to get to Gilgit.

Once you reach Gilgit, the next step is to go to Raikot Bridge which is 80km away from Gilgit and takes almost 2 hours of drive. From the Raikot Bridge, you must take a 4×4 jeep to reach Meadows. The jeep will drop you at the village of Tatu. From there, you must hike for almost 2 hours to reach Fairy Meadows.

Note: Use the map for the best available fastest route to reach the destination.