Shimshal Pamir Trek
Altitude: Min : 600m - Max: 4348m
Duration: 15 Days
Best Time: June - September
This spectacular trek takes us to one of the most remotely inhabited areas of the Karakoram. To find Hunza traditions still alive, you need to travel to more difficult and remote valleys like Shimshal. Our drive takes us through all of the Hunza Valley, and the trek leads past rugged. mountains, through a narrow gorge, which opens up at the Shimshal Village, where about 120 families of 1000 Shimshal people, all of them Ismaili live in the hamlets surrounded by terraced and irrigated fields. Spend a free day for exploration before your out bound trek on the same route.
The couragious, and well acclimtised can cross over Chapchingal Pass (5150m) down to Kuksel Stream, and back to the Karakoram Highwaybelow Khunjerb Pass. This rewarding trek takes you to Zargarbin Pass, (4600m) and Shimshal Pass (4735m) and the high pastures lands worth visiting.
Day 01 Islamabad. Hotel.
Day 02 Fly to Gilgit or drive to Chilas in case of flight cancellation. Hotel.
Day 03 Drive to Karimabad either from Gilgit or Chilas. Hotel.
Day 04 Visit Altit and Balt forts. Hotel.
Day 05 Drive to Shimshal (3000m). Tent.
Day 06 Trek to Zardgarben (4075m). Tent.
Day 07 Trek to Pamir Maidur (4348m). Tent.
Day 08-09 Free days for local exploration. Tent.
Day 10 Trek back to Zardgarben. Tent.
Day 11 Trek to Shimshal. Tent.
Day 12 Drive to Gilgit. Hotel.
Day 13 Fly to Islamabad or drive to Besham in case of flight cancellation. Hotel.
Day 14 Free day
Day 15 Fly Out.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.