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18-20 Days
Availability : April - November
Islamabad
Islamabad
Min Age : 10+
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Shimshal is a village located in Gojal Tehsil of Hunza District, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan formerly known as Northern Areas of Pakistan. It lies at an altitude of 3,100 m above sea level and is the highest settlement in the district. It is in the valley of the Shimshal River, a tributary of the Hunza River. Shimshal is a border village that connects the Gilgit-Baltistan area of Pakistan with China. The total area of Shimshal is approximately 3,800 km2 and there are around two thousand inhabitants with a total of 240 households.

Tourism: Shimshal valley has its largest adventure area in Hunza and is a major attraction for tourists. Its mountains like Distaghil; Sar (7,885 m), Shimshal White Horn (6,303 m) Minglik Sar (6,150 m), Lupghar Sar (7,200 m), Yazghail Sar (6,000 m), Kunjut Sar and others are well known among mountaineers. Gigantic glaciers include Malangudhi, Yazghail, Khurdopin (5,800 m), Braldu, Odver, Ver Zharav, and main passes are Chafchingoal, Khurdopin, Mai Dur, Braldu, Boi Sam and others. Shimshalis are to Pakistan as Sherpas are to Nepal. More than twenty well known mountaineers from this valley have made Pakistan proud in the field of tourism. Some people call it “The Valley of Mountaineers”. Some of them are Rajab Shah, Mehrban Shah, Shambi Khan, Aziz Ullah, Qudrat Ali, Sarwar Ali, Shaheen Baig, Ali Musa, Amr Uddin Shah, Amin Ullah Baig, Sajjad Karim, Aziz Baig, Qurban Muhammad, Tafat Shah, Farhad Khan, Wahab Ali Shah, Fazl Ali, Hasil Shah, Yousaf Khan, Muhammad Ullah, Ezat Ullah, Muhammad Bari, Shafa Ali, Muhammad Abdul joshi, Saeed Ahmed, Jalal Uddin, mehrban karim and others. Rajab Shah has the distinction of scaling all five peaks more than eight thousand meters located in Pakistan. Rajab Shah and Mehrban Shah have received Presidential Award for pride of performance in recognition of their extra ordinary achievement in the field of tourism and mountaineering.

Shimshal Pass (4,735 m) rises above the village. It lies on the watershed between the Indus and Tarim River basins, and leads to the valley of the Shimshal Braldu River, a tributary of the Shaksgam River on the border with China. Francis Younghusband was probably the first Englishman to reach the pass (1889). At the time it was used by raiders from Hunza to attack caravans traveling between Leh and Yarkand. There was a fort manned by Hunza soldiers, or raiders, or both. The pass is not part of Khunjerab National Park, but the Shimshal community has set an organization called SNT (Shimshal Nature Trust) which oversees the entire region and takes care of its own land. It is a community-based organization and is registered with the Government of Pakistan.

Departure & Return Location

Islamabad International Airport 

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Itinerary

Day 01: ✈ Arrival at Islamabad
Day 02: Drive to Chilas
Day 03: Drive to Passu
Day 04: Drive to Shimshal Village
Day 05: Day free for exploration
Day 06: Trek to Zardgarbin (3800m)
Day 07: Cross Zardgarbin Pass (4600m) and descend to Maidur (3600m)
Day 08-09: Two days for local explorations
Day 10: Return to Zardgarbin
Day 11: Trek to Shimshal
Day 12: Jeep Drive to Pass and drive back to Hunza
Day 13: Free day exploration in Hunza Valley
Day 14: Drive to Gilgit
Day 15: Drive to Besham
Day 16: Drive to Islamabad
Day 17: ✈ Fly home.
Option to Chapchingal Pass (5150m)
Day 06: Trek to Jaffer Wassk Camp (5-7 hrs)
Day 07: Across Khunjerab Pass (4500m) to Pirchodwassk with greater Karakorum view (7-9 hrs)
Day 08: Trek to Hinddekjerab (5-7 hrs)
Day 09: Trek to Wiierben
Day 10: Trek to Chapchingal Village
Day 11: Trek to Chapchingal High Camp
Day 12: Hard crossing of the pass
Day 13: Buffer day in case of bad weather for crossing the pass.
Day 14: Trek to Kuksel Springs
Day 15: Trek to Karakorum Highway and drive to Hunza
Day 16: Free day in hunza
Day 17: Drive to Chilas
Day 19: Drive to Islamabad
Day 20: Fly home.

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