Shimshal Chafchingol Pass Trek

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Shimshal Chafchingol Pass Trek

Shimshal valley is situated in one of the remotest part of North Pakistan Karakoram Range.
Shimshal  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.

The people of Shimshal are Wakhi and they speak the Wakhi language. Shimshal has produced several well-known mountaineers for Pakistan; among those Samina Baig is the first women climber from Pakistan to scale Mt. Everest and all highest peaks in seven continents around the globe.

Shimshal is the largest village of Hunza valley. Its extensive pasture lands include; Shimshal Pamir, Gujerav, Yazghail and Loopghar. The Shimshal Pamir lake attracts many tourists to it.

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K2 Base Camp Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
16-JUN-202005-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
20-JUN-202011-JUL-2020 CLOSED
01-JUL-202020-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
05-JUL-202026-JUL-2020 CLOSED
15-JUL-202003-AUG-2020 GUARANTEED
01-AUG-202020-AUG-2020 AVAILABLE
06-AUG-202027-AUG-2020 CLOSED
20-AUG-202008-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE
01-SEP-202020-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE
10-SEP-202029-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE

K2 Base Camp Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
09-JUN-202030-JUN-2020 CLOSED
16-JUN-202005-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
01-JUL-2020 20-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
05-JUL-2020 26-JUL-2020 CLOSED
07-JUL-2020 26-JUL-2020 AVAILABLE
15-JUL-202003-AUG-2020 GUARANTEED
06-AUG-202027-AUG-2020 CLOSED
10-AUG-202029-AUG-2020 AVAILABLE

Snow Lake Biafo Hisper Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
25-JUN-202016-JUL-2020 AVAILABLE
15-JUL-201907-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
22-JUL-201912-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
01-AUG-201923-AUG-2019 CLOSED
03-AUG-201925-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
06-AUG-201927-AUG-2019 CLOSED
07-AUG-201928-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
15-AUG-201907-SEP-2019 AVAILABLE

Detailed Itinerary

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Day-01: Islamabad and Rawalpindi

Welcome at Islamabad airport, and transfer to hotel, after refreshment proceed for city tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, which includes famous Faisal Mosque, Shakar Parian, Pakistan monument, Damen Koh, Lok Versa, Museum, Rawalpindi old bazaar, Raja Bazaar.

Day-02: Drive from Islamabad to Naran & Chilas

Drive to Naran 6-7 hours, 239 km, after lunch continue drive to Chilas 3-4 hours 113.3 km via Babusar Pass 4,173m. Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,173 m (13,691 ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the ThakNala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the famous hair pinned roads in the world.

Day-03: Drive from Chilas to Karimabad

Drive to Karimabad (Hunza) 6-7 hours. En-route stop at junction point of three great mountain ranges meet, the Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindukush, at Thalichi for photography from Nanga Parbat 8,126m and at Rakaposhi view point for photography and refreshment.

Day-04: Drive from Karimabad to Shimshal

Drive to Shimshal 4-5 hours 3000m. Enroute
visit Attaabad Lake, Gulmit village, Hussaini suspension bridge Passu glacier, Batura Glacier.
Shimshal is farming and herding community of some 1100 inhabitants, situated at the north-eastern extreme of both the former principality of Hunza District and the modern state of Pakistan. Most settlement occupies the upper portion of a valley, which descends west into the Hunza River valley at Passu, and which separates the Khunjerab and Hisper Mustagh ranges of the Karakoram Mountains.

Day-05: Trek from Shimshal Village to Zardgarben

Trek to Zardgarben 4-5 hours, 6.9km, 1075m ascent
Altitude: 4,075m Accommodation: Tents Meals: BLD

Day-06: Trek from Zardgarben to Jafervask

Trek to Jafervask 4-5 hours, 8.4km, 527m ascent.
Altitude: 4,602m Accommodation: Tents Meals: BLD

Day-07: Trek from Jafervask to Perchodwashk

Trek to Perchodwashk 4-5 hours, 10.2km, 273m ascent, 295m descent.
Altitude: 4,580m Accommodation: Tents Meals: BLD

Day-08: Trek from Perchodwashk to to War-e-Ben

Trek to War-e-Ben 4-6 hours, 14.1km, 983m descent.
Altitude: 3,580m Accommodation: Tents Meals: BLD

Day-09: Trek from War-e-Ben to Chafchingol base camp

Trek to Chafchingol base camp 4-5 hours, 10km, 487m ascent. Altitude: 4,084m Accommodation: Tents Meals: BLD

Day-10: Trek from Chafchingol Pass to Koksil River

Trek to Koksil River 6-7 hours, 6km, 1016m ascent, 680m descent.
Altitude: 4,420m Accommodation: Tents Meals: BLD

Day-11: Trek from Koksil River to Aurbab Peryain

3 hours trek takes us to KKH and drive to Passu, 38 km. Arrive and transfer to hotel, afternoon Local visits in Passu.
Altitude: 2,400m Accommodation: Hotel Meals: BLD

Day-12: Drive from Shimshal to Karimabad

Drive to Karimabad via Attabad Lake 50km, arrive and transfer to hotel. After refreshment local visits in Karimabad

Day-13: Drive from Karimabad to Naran

Drive to Chilas 5-6 hours, after lunch continue drive to Naran via Babusar Pass 115 km 3-4 hours. Arrive Naran transfer to hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: BLD

Day-14: Drive from Naran to Islamabad

Drive from Naran to Islamabad 239 km, en route stop at various viewpoint for photograph. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: BLD

Day-15: Fly back Home

Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight

  • All Road transfers including airport transfers
  • All hotel accommodation (twin sharing room)
  • All trekking accommodation
  • All camping site fees and bridge fees
  • All trekking logistics (all tents, non-personal equipment and tools etc)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)
  • Government trekking permit fees and paperwork
  • Waste management fees (government requirement)
  • Islamabad city tour all entry fees Included
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s) etc)
  • Porter for personal luggage (15kgs)
  • First aid medicine kit (basic)
  • Satellite phone for emergencies
  • D3V sleeping tent, Mess tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Shower Tent, Table, Chairs.
  • All necessary kitchen utensils
  • International airfare and airport taxes.
  • Visa fee for Pakistan and personal insurance of the clients.
  • Tips for drivers, porters and staff
  • Single Supplement
  • Transfers to and from airports for participants making individual air arrangements
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • All personal expenses such as telephone, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
  • Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely
  • Any other service that is not mentioned in the list above.

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