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Shimshal Pass Trek

Shimshal Pass Trek
Shimshal Pass Trek

Our Shimsal Pass Trek is an adventure like no other. We expertly guide you across narrow mountain paths skirting over jagged terrains, sheer cliffs and sparse open plains. We tackle one of the tallest accessible peaks in the Shimsal Valley to be rewarded with views that your camera won’t do any justice to, but will be etched in your memory forever. Most nights we camp under the jet-black night sky, lit only by the moon and the stars.

Itinerary

Day 1: Islamabad to Hunza

Stop At: Hunza, Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan
We fly from Islamabad first thing, so please ensure you have made arrangements to be in the city one day prior. From Gilgit, we drive to the Hunza Valley with stop-offs to enjoy the sights.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Locally run hotel

Day 2: See Shimshal Valley

Pass By: Shimshal
Waking and leaving early, we will trek to Shimshal Village (3300m). The gateway to the Shimshal Pass, this peaceful village is the highest settlement in the region and offers a scenic glimpse of what’s to come!

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel.

Day 3: See Yazghil Glacier

Stop At: Shimshal Pass
A rest day to explore the nearby sights of the Shimshal Valley. There are several glaciers here - Yazghil Glacier has an accessible viewpoint. The river cuts through the valley framed by the peaks of Malangutti Sar and Disteghil Sar. Overnight in hotel.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel at Shimshal

Day 4: Walk the narrow gorge of the Shimshal River

Stop At: Shimshal River
Beginning a series of early wake-up calls, today we depart for Pasth Furzin (3650m). We will trek for 8 hours, following the narrow gorge of the Shimshal River. A steep drop-off leads down to the water.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camp overnight at Pasth Furzin.

Day 5: Ascend Pariyan Sar and enjoy soaring visas of Maidur Valley

Stop At: Shimshal Pass
Pack up camp and leave first-thing for Arbab Parian (4150m). Today is a challenging journey with up to 7 hours of trekking. We start with a steep ascent before we descend steeply down to the Shimshal River. A second steep climb to Pariyan Sar provides soaring visas of Maidur Valley, Chashkin Peak and Minglik Sar.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camp overnight at Arbab Parian

Day 6: See Ganj Dour Valley

Stop At: Shimshal Pass
Leave early for Shuijerab (4500m). A shorter and gentler walk today (max 6 hours). We will skim the Ganj Dour Valley, which leads to the Chinese border. You’ll encounter many pastures for yaks, sheep and goats. Even bears live here!
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camp overnight at Shuijerab.

Day 7: Enjoy the peaks of Distaghil Sar, Shimshal White Horn, Minglik Sar and more!

Stop At: Shimshal Pass
Leave early for Shimshal Pass (4735m), and trek for approx. 4 hours to reach the pinnacle of our adventure. All your hard work pays off the moment you see the nest of mountains. Distaghil Sar (7885 m), Shimshal White Horn (6303 m) Minglik Sar (6050 m) and Lupghar Sar (7200 m) are just a handful of the peaks you will see.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camp overnight at Shimshal Pass.

Day 8: Shimshall Pass - Rest Day!

Stop At: Shimshal Pass
We’ll take a rest day to give you the chance to appreciate the phenomenal surroundings of the Shimshal Pass as your legs recover.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camp overnight at Shimshal Pass.

Day 9: Ascent to Manglik Sar (6050m

Stop At: Shimshal Pass
Leave for Manglik Sar (6050m). The climb to the peak will take approx. 6 hours. The ascent is moderate but manageable, and you will be rewarded with some of the most majestic views yet.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camp overnight at Shimshal Pass for the final time.

Day 10: Trek towards Arbab Parian

Stop At: Shimshal Pass
Leave for Arbab Parian (4150m), and commence our return journey. We trek for max. 6 hours today.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camp overnight at Arbab Parian.

Day 11: Trek to Pasth Furzin

Stop At: Shimshal Pass
Leave for Pasth Furzin (3650m). Again, the max. trek time for today is 6 hours.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camp overnight at Pasth Furzin.

Day 12: Shimshal Village

Stop At: Shimshal
Leave for Shimshal Village (3300m). Our final trek to the village will take 8 hours, and you can look forward to a shower, meal and a proper bed!
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel in Shimshal

Day 13: Rest day in Karimabad

Stop At: Hunza Valley, Ghulkin, Hunza 15750 Pakistan
Leave for Hunza Valley (2250m). Today we swap the mountain boots for a 4x4 wheel drive and take you to explore the beautiful sights of the Hunza Valley.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Karimabad hotel.

Day 14: See Attabad Lake

Stop At: Hunza, Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan
Predominantly a rest day with free time. Together we will take a leisurely boat cruise over the Attabad Lake. The bluest lake in the world is the result of the catastrophic 2010 landslide which destroyed Attabad Village! Tonight we’ll share our final meal together and reflect over the past 14 days.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel in Hunza

Day 15: Fly back to Islamabad

Pass By: Islamabad, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
Head back to Islamabad on the early morning flight, please make onwards travel arrangements or extend your stay in Islamabad.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.



Duration:15 days
Commences in:Islamabad, Pakistan
Country:Pakistan
City:Islamabad

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