Shimshal valley is situated in one of the remotest part of North Pakistan Karakorum Range.
Shimshal was isolated till 2002; north frontier works organization and private NGO’s built link road from Passu (KKH) to Shimshal valley. Shimshal Chapchigal Pass trek & climb Minglik SAR 6050m is similar mini expedition and strenuous trekking over Chafchingol pass to KKH Kuksil. There are several virgin peaks around the valley also trekking routes leads to different valleys e.g. KKH, Hisper valley, Pamir valleys and Biafo glacier over Kurdopine pass. The trip starts from Islamabad via the legendary Karakorum Highway to Passu (upper Hunza) and from KKH jeepable leads to Shimshal.
Shimshal, Gojal’s oldest Wakhi speaking village, maintains many traditional customs. Shimshal’s 1300 residents have Gojal’s largest liverstock herds and grazing rights to nearly 500 sq km of territory, including the only part of Pakistan in Central Asia. The rolling grasslands of the Shimshal Pamir, on the watershed divide between mary summer pastures. Ghuzherav and Lupgar are their other main pastures.
|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 Gulmit 4-5hrs|
|Day-15||Transfer by boat to Attaabad Lake and drive Karimabad|
|Day-16||Free day in Karimabad/ Local exploration|
|Day-17||Drive to Besham on Karakorum highway 11-12hrs|
|Day-18||Drive to Islamabad 6-7hrs|
|Day-19||Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight|