Fairy Meadows Day Hike - Racpat Morocco to Holland 2023 - CycleBlaze

Fairy Meadows Day Hike

Training trek for K2

31 August 2023

In the morning, we walk around the Fairy Meadows

After lunch, we take a day hike to get closer to Nanaga Parbat. We stop at a viewpoint, though the trail continues onto basecamp.

The dining room area in the building on the left. Our cabin is one in the row on the right.
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Lots of new construction. There is a camping area on the green grass as an option.
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Looking north over the Indus Valley towards the Karakoram Range and Rakaposhi.
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Hiking up along the Raikot Glacier closer towards Nanga Parbat.
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A seasonal village where herders bring their flocks up to graze during the summer months.
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New construction, probably an attempt to earn some of the tourist dollars comming this way.
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Snow corniche on Nanga Parbat summit ridge.
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The Raikot Glacier flowing towards the Indus Valley.
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Patrick picks up a treasure
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Avalanche on Nanga Parbat.
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Birth of the Raikot River
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Kathleen ClassenJust wow. Looks amazing.
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7 months ago
Rachel and Patrick HugensTo Kathleen ClassenThanks Kathleen, this was the "training" trek for the K2 Trek. It's fantastic! and along the way we met cyclists on the KKH that had met our friend from Boise in Nepal! Small world.
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7 months ago
Rachael AndersonAmazing photos! I’m so glad you are posting on Cycleblaze.
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7 months ago
Rachel and Patrick HugensTo Rachael AndersonThanks Rachael...I guess it's a bit of a stretch, but decided if we had done this trek in the middle of a tour we'd post it, so why not here at the end.
Welcome back home, happy Scott's procedure went well, and looking forward to your next adventure...looks great!
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