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UOL ADVENTURE CLUB EXPLORES FAIRY MEADOWS

UOL Adventures Club with a total of 83 students and faculty staff travelled to explore the beauty and nature at Fairy Meadows locally known as Joot. The trip to the World’s ninth biggest mountain Nanga Parbat famously known as Killer Mountain took place between July and August 2017. Fairy Meadows is also called “Heaven on Earth” due to its matchless beautiful lush green plateaus and it is located in Diamer District of Gilgit- Baltistan region, Pakistan. At an altitude of about 3,300 meters above the sea level, it serves as the launching point for trekkers summiting on the Rakhiot face of the Nanga Parbat. In 1995, the Government of Pakistan declared Fairy Meadows a National Park. Fairy Meadows is approachable by a twelve kilometer-long jeepable trek starting from Raikhot Bridge on Karakoram Highway to the village Tato. Further from Tato, it takes about three to four hours hiking by a five kilometer trek to it. The grassland is located in the Raikhot valley, at one end of the Raikhot glacier which originates from the Nanga Parbat and feeds a stream that finally falls in the Indus River. Since 1992, locals have operated camping sites in the area.

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