This exciting trip takes you
through the Shimshal gorge in the proximity of China and high
pasturelands of the mysterious Pamirs on the dividing line
between South Asia and central Asia. You will see large herds
of yaks, sheep, goats and sometimes ibex grazing on these high
grasslands. Snow leopard often visits these pastures for a
goat or yak meal.
In our journey we will come across steep passes, glaciers, lakes and beautiful valleys. The famous historical Shimshal Pass was the route of Hunza raiders on trade caravans traveling over the Karakoram Pass between China and India in ancient times.
This unique trek which starts from Shimshal Valley where we will head toward to China border and do a circular loop trek, crossing 3 passes 1 being a first crossing and also some optional unclimbed peaks.
Day 0 - Travel from Home country
Day 1 - Arrival to Islamabad Fly Gilgit.
Day 2 - Fly or Drive to Gilgit 11-12hour over Babusar pass.
Day 3 - Drive to Karimabad 3/4 hours. Explore Karimabad.
Day 4 - Drive by jeep to Shimshal (3000m) 5-6 hrs. Explore in the Area.
Day 5 - Trek to Wuch Furzin 7-8 hours <(3600m) Camp.
Day 6 - Trek to Arbapurian 5-6 hours - (3900m). Camp
Day 7 - Trek to Gainjdur 5-6 hours Ganjdur (4200m). Camp
Day 8 - Rest Day (4200m). Camp
Day 9 - Trek to High Camp of Ghidims Pass 4-5 hours (4500m)
Day 10 - Trek over Ghidims Pass proceed to high camp or continue to Dadu Haikal camp 4-5 hours (4500m)
Day 11 - Trek to Karim camp of Ghidims unnamed pass 4600m
Day 12-14 - Climb unclimbed peak and rest day.
Day 15 - Trek to Junction of Chapchingol Pass (5100m)
Day 16 - Trek to Mandikhislag 7-8h
Day 17 - Trek over Biosum pass to Shopodin7-8h 4400m
Day 18 - Trek to Shimshal 5-6h.
Day 19 - Drive to Hunza Karimabad
Day 20 - Drive to Gilgit, fly to Islamabad in case of flight cancelation drive to Naran over Babusar Pass.
Day 21 - Islamabad preparation for International
All visitors must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Pakistan. Visas can be obtained at your Pakistan diplomatic missions and consulates.
Our Planned route from Google
Shimshal is a beautiful village located in Gojal hunza. It lies at an altitude of 3,000m above sea level, and is the highest settlement in Hunza Valley of Pakistan. The total area is 3,800 km and inhabitant of around two thousand population with two hundred and forty households. The 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 Minglic 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.
View of Ghidims Pass
Where is Shimshal Valley