shimshal valley

Among The High Mountains of Shimshal

Among The High Mountains of Shimshal

Shimshal valley lies east of Hunza, tucked amid rugged mountains, glaciers and high passes, making it the most remote inhabited area of the Karakorum range. In 1936 the British political agent in Gilgit called it “the most remote settlement in the Empire.” It retains a similar status even today. Its upper valleys are ideal for trekkers and mountaineers, but like many other parts of the Karakorum, this region has not yet been properly explored. After a short jeep ride from Passu on a narrow jeep trail being built by the Shimshalis, the three-day trek passes through a narrow valley that opens at Shimshal. On the way, we traverse over Malangutti glacier with outstanding views of Dasteghil Sar (7885m), the highest peak of Hunza. After a day exploring the village, continue onward on Khurdupin glacier to the foot of Khurdupin Pass with breathtaking views of Yazghil Domes, Trivor Sar, Yashkun Garden (7530m), Kuningkash, Momhil Sar, Pumarikish, Khurdupin Peak, Virjerab Peak, Kanut Sar and the entire range surrounding Yazghil and Khurdupin glaciers.


Day 1 Arrive at Islamabad, transfer to hotel
Day 2 Drive to Besham (hotel)
Day 3 Drive to Gilgit (hotel)
Day 4 Drive to Passu, drive by jeep to Shimshal (hotel)
Day 5 Free day at shimshal
Day 6-9 Trek to Khurdupin Lake via Yazghil glacier with a free Day (camp)
Day 10-11 Two Days at your disposal to explore the 26 mile long Khurdupin Pass (camp)
Day 12-18 Trek back to Passu (hotel)
Day 19 Khunjerab Pass excursion, back to Karimabad (hotel)
Day 20 Free Day at Karimabad (hotel)
Day 21 Drive to Chilas (hotel)
Day 22 Continue drive to Islamabad (hotel)
Day 23 Fly home (end of services)

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