Just a little ahead of Rama Village, which is 11 kilometres from Astore, is a beautiful and serene plain called Rama Meadow.
If you ever happen to find yourself in plain, ice-cold and milk-white water flowing in streams, sheep and cows grazing in peace, pine trees, Chongra’s ice-covered peak in background, and Nanga Parbat’s southern ridge is in view, then you are probably in Rama Meadow.
Rama Meadows is located few kilometers from Astore, a small enchanting city in Gilgit Baltistan. Rama Meadows is a peaceful spot in wilderness. The main market of Astore leads you into Rama Village which further ends in a mystically tranquil plain known as Rama Meadows.
Rama Meadows with green pastures, snow topped mountains, lakes and grazing cattle are as beautiful as a picture. From Rama Meadows you can also have a look at the southern ridge of Nanga Parbat. After a hike of half an hour you can make your way to Rama Lake. From lake you can see Nanga Parbat at the front all surrounded by forests.
Rama Meadows also known as Rama valley is located at an elevation of 3300 meters. The potential vehicle to reach this place is jeep. Although the distance from Astore is only few kilometres, the journey will take about 30 minutes due to higher ridges. There are several nearby stay places. The weather is mostly cold all along the year. Mobile signals reception is week. The only working network was Zong that also was at limited places.
PTDC is one recommended homely staying place. If you are looking for adventure, you can also opt for camping. It is a fun activity at such an exhilarating spot. At night twinkling stars make a great view. Other than hiking and camping you can simply enjoy looking at the picture perfect landscapes. The native people of Rama Village are also very friendly and cooperative. You can see the smiles on their carefree faces.
Rama Meadows is a perfect place to have some alone time and connect to nature. The never ending landscapes, beautiful trails, thick forests and calmness can be seen in the captured photos. While planning your trip to northern areas of , Rama Meadows is one spot that is not to be missed. Praise nature while looking at some of my shared memories from this trip to Rama Meadows.