Shimshal valley is situated in one of the remotest part of North Pakistan Karakorum Range.
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 (6,050 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.
Shimshal Pass (4,735 m) rises above the village. It lies on the watershed between the Indus River 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.
|Range:||Pamir||Best Period:||June to September|
|Day-01||Islamabad- Rawalpindi: Sightseeing|
|Day-02||Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 11-12hrs|
|Day-03||Drive to Karimabad along with Hunza River 6-7hrs|
|Day-04||Attaabad Lake- Gulmit and drive to Shimshal 4-5hrs 3000m|
|Day-05||Trek to Furizin 5-6hrs 3365m|
|Day-06||Trek to Arbab Parian 3931m|
|Day-07||Trek to Shuijerab 4350m|
|Day-08||Trek to Shimshal Pass 4745m|
|Day-9/10||Two days for climbing Minglik SAR 6050m|
|Day-11||Trek down to Shuijerab|
|Day-12||Trek down to Aurbab Peryain|
|Day-13||Trek down to Shimshal village|
|Day-14||Drive back to Karimabad 5-6 hrs|
|Day-15||Free day in Karimabad/ Local exploration|
|Day-16||Drive to Besham on Karakorum highway 11-12 hrs|
|Day-17||Drive to Islamabad 6-7 hrs|
|Day-18||Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight|