The Sherpa people are known for their exquisite mountaineering skills and often use that knowledge to be effective guides to explorers on mountaineering expeditions. In Nanga Parbat, you are a member of the Sherpa community that is establishing base camps on Nanga Parbat for foreign explorers. While there, you will also trap animals for food and clothing.
In this two-player game, players take turns placing hikers on the mountain where they can capture animals and build base camps. Five times during the game, a player may either trade in their animals or build a base camp for victory points.
On a turn, a player must place their hiker in the region containing the guide, who then moves based on the placement of the hiker, thereby forcing the opponent to place their hiker in a new region. However, players may spend their captured animals to perform special actions.
After 15 turns for each player, the game ends and the player with the most points wins.