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August 10, 2019

SHIMSHAL PAMIR

Written By Kanza Khan

Shimshal valley (2,880m) is situated in the northeast of the Hunza and about 52km and on three and half hours driving distance from the KKH. This spectarculer trek have a lot of attractions for various kinds of tourists and takes us to one of the most remote inhabited area of the Karakuram. It has many of the still unclimbed above 7000 m peaks of the Gilgit District. Some of the longest glaciers and a wide range of wild life like the famous snow leopards and mountain bears, a large number of blue sheep population and mountain ibex and many other wild life species of the area. It begins through the narrow gorge, which opens up in the Shimshal Valley.

Shimshal is one of the oldest settlements of Wakhi people in the Hunza region. There are 130 household and above than 1200 people. This trek attracts and provide great opportunities to the trekkers to explore many glaciers, several peaks, passes, meadows, streams, lush green land, wild flower pastures and you will see the wild-life in Shimshal national park. Beyond the main village, there are their summer pastures known as Pamirs, the most scenic place around. Options to go to Askole at the head of K-2 trek via Shimshal and Lupke La passes or go to KKH via Chopchingol pass are available. As a whole this is an excellent trek for all the adventure seekers.

Best Time: Mid May – End August

 Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival at Islamabad & transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 Drive to Chillas 10hrs. Over night in Chilas.
Day 03 Drive to Hunza 5hrs. Over night in Hunza.
Day 04 Drive to Gulmit 2hrs. Over night in Gulmit.
Day 05 Drive to Shimshal 3-4hrs / Hotel.
Day 06 Preparation day. Over night stay in Shimshal.
Day 07 Trek to Wuch Furzeen 3365m, 7-8hrs/ camp.
Day 08 Trek Wuch Furzeen to Shuizherav 6-7hrs/camp.
Day 09 Trek Shujerav to Shuiwwerth 3-4hrs, 4735/ camp.
Day 10 Day free for local Exploration/ camp.
Day 11 Free day/camp.
Day 12 Trek retrace to Arbob peuren/camp.
Day 13 Trek to Bandben / camp.
Day 14 Bandben to Shimshal / camp.
Day 15 Drive from Shimshal to Gulmit /hotel.
Day 16 Drive to Karimabad /hotel.
Day 17 Drive to Besham 10 hrs /hotel.
Day 18 Drive to Islamabad 6hrs/ hotel.
Day 19 Free day in Islamabad to explore the twin city Islamabad & Rawalpindi.
Day 20 Flight Destination.

 

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Kanza Khan

I am Business Development Manager of Prime Visa Experts Pvt Ltd

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