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Trek - Hike

Let's have a look at all the hikes that you could embark on, with a special focus on the breathtaking trails in Hunza Valley

Shimshal

  • Days : 6-8 days

  • Difficulty : Steneous

  • Km : 80 km

  • Max Elevation : 4'850 m

  • Guide : Mandatory

  • Check the itinerary : here

Shimshal Trek by Hostel Nomads Hunza Aliabad.jpg

QUICK OVERVIEW

Nestled in the northern reaches of the majestic Karakoram mountain range lies the enchanting Shimshal Valley—a hidden gem among the remote villages that dot the Karakoram landscape. Embarking on the journey to this secluded haven is an exhilarating Jeep adventure in itself, navigating the topsy-turvy terrain that leads to Shimshal Valley. As you traverse the winding paths, the real adventure unfolds, taking you from Shimshal Valley to the awe-inspiring Shimshal Pass in the Pamir Mountains.

Transitioning from one mountain range to another is a journey like no other, providing a unique and unforgettable experience. The trek immerses you in the rugged and rough beauty of the Karakoram landscape, only to unveil the vast, serene plains of the Pamir on the other side.

Covering a distance of 48 kilometers, the trek to the Pamir Highlands is a 2 to 3-day odyssey that leads to the Pamir Pass, situated at an elevation that promises breathtaking views. Along the way, discover one of the highest alpine Pamir lakes at a staggering altitude of 4,700 meters. Crossing the Pamir Lake, you'll find yourself in Shuwerth, a summer settlement perched at a lofty 4,670 meters—a surreal location in the Pamir/Karakoram region.

Shuwerth comes alive during the summer months, transforming into a bustling village where women reside from June 20 onwards for three months. Referred to as the 'Pamir' by the Shimshal villagers, this high-altitude settlement is a vibrant tapestry where humans and livestock coexist harmoniously. The landscape is dotted with countless goats, sheep, and yaks—a spectacle too vast and mesmerising to be counted.

 

Welcome to the heart of Pamir, where nature's grandeur meets the resilience of mountain communities in a spectacle that defies both expectation and imagination.

 

 

Join the adventure with us !

Shimshal Trek by Hostel Nomads - Moving Mountain company

Itinerary

Itinerary Snow Lake

Day 1 : Drive to Shimshal (5h/6h)

 

Day 2: Shimshal  to Wuch Furzeen (3'365m) - 7-9h of walking

Day 3 : Wuch Furzeen to Shuijherav (4'350m) - 6h-8h of walking 

Day 4 : Shuijherav to Shimshal Pass ( 4'800m) - 3h of walking

Day 5 : Rest day 

Day 6 : Shimshal Pass  to Wuch Furrzeen

Day 7 : Wuch Furzeen to Shimshal Pass

Day 8 : Back to Hunza

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