Shamshal Pass Trek

Itinerary

DaysDestinations
1Arrival Islamabad Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad
2

Islamabad - Gilgit - Karimabad(By Air) Early morning flight to Gilgit (flights are subject to weather) and then onward drive for Hunza, stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Karimabad.

3Karimabad visit Baltit Fort, afterwards we will drive for half day excursion to Nagar valley. Overnight stay in hotel at Karimabad.
4Karimabad - Shimshal Village
5Shimshal - Gharesar
6Gharesar - Parieniben
7Parieniben - ArbabParien
8ArbabParien - Shuijerab
9Shuijerab - Shimshal Pass - Shuwert)
10-11Shuwert – Parieniben
12Parieniben – Yarzeen
13Yarzeen - Zardgarben
14Zardgarben - Shimshal Village
15Shimshal Village - Gilgit
16Gilgit - Besham
17Besham - Islamabad
18Islamabad - Flight Out - We will be transferred to airport for flight back home. End of our services


This is the most popular trek in the Shimshal valley to visit the main summer pastures of Shujerab and Shuwert. You can go up by one route and return by another. The Shimshal Pass is on the central Asian watershed.

This is 19 days trek from Islamabad toShimshall Pass and then back to Islamabad, allowing beginner to climber 3 or more summits around 6000m to climb from the Shimshal Pass, MungaligSar Peak 5931m (6050m) with ascent of 1480m and descent of 1480m in a day. One of the two other 5000m peaks are KuzSar and ZhuiSarwhich are also possible to climb in one day.

Shimshal Pass (4,735m) rises above the village. It lies on the watershed between the Indus River and Tarim River basins, and leads to the valley of the Shimshal Braldu River, a tributary of the Shaksgam River on the border with China. The pass is not part of Khunjerab National Park, but the Shimshal community has set an organization called SNT (Shimshal Nature Trust) which overlooks the entire region and takes care of its own land. It is a community based organization and is registered with the Government of Pakistan.

Annually, in the month of July, there is a festival in Shimshal Pass, where locals partake in a yak race, followed by singing and dancing. This yak race is the only one of its kind, and is a unique event organised at high mountain settlements of Pakistan.