Sar or Distaghil Sar is the highest mountain in the Hispar
Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram mountain range, in Gilgit-Baltistan.
It is the 19th highest mountain on earth and the 7th highest
peak in Pakistan. The mountain has an about 5 km long top
ridge above 7400m with three distinct summits:
It was in 1841 that a huge landslide falls of to the Indus River
blocked; this created a huge lake 55-km long. The flood of water that
released when the dame broke caused a rise of 80 feet in the river level
at attack swept the Sikh Army, Sometime the same happened in Shayok and
early nineteenth century, Hunza resented
Kashmir's attempts to gain control and its
rulers periodically expelled Kashmir garrisons,
threatended Gilgit, and politicked with
the rulers of Kashgar to the north where
the Russians were gaining influence. Fearing
Russians infiltration into their northern
frontiers, the British took over direct
political control at Gilgit in 1889. Incesant
fratricidal intrigues in Hunza and Nagar
made the areas doubly insecure. This, coupled
with the Mir of Hunza's consistent intransigence
induced the British to march on Hunza in
December 1891, where they fought a decisive
battle at Nilit, 60 km beyond Diaynor Bridge.
After this the British garrisoned Aliabad
until 1897 when Hunza became a princely
state protected by the Government of British
India. After the Pakistan was created in
1947, the people of Hunza also gained liberation
and the princely state was merged in Pakistan.
Climbing of this Peak:
In June 1957, first attempt by the
Austrian team was made on May 29 where Fritz Wintersteller and Kurt
Diemberger reached the forepeak (8,030 m). This was also accomplished
without the aid of supplemental oxygen or high altitude porters and
without base camp support.
At an elevation of 1453.90 meter lies the Gilgit valley, offers spectacular
scenic beauty. It is surrounded by lakes, rivers, glaciers and high mountains
ranges. Some of them world's largest peaks, such as Nanga Parbat, 8125 meter and
Raka Poshi, 7788 meter are located here. The best season to visit is from May to
mid October. The local dialect is Shina, however, Urdu and English are also
spoken and understood.
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.
area in front of Fairy Meadows Cottages is known as Pari Mahal Fairy
Palace 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 breathtaking natural view of
great Nanga Parbat side.
Nanga Parbat is also called the Killer Mountain and locals call it
Daimoryi which is the end of Himalaya. The meadows are lush green alpine
pastures situated in the middle of a pine forest at an altitude of 3,306
m. The meadows have been a thrilling destination for polo love