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Roof of the World!

Trekking round the famous Shimshal Pass is akin to venturing into a hypnotic world that has the best experiences to offer you.

Rising at 4735 meters above sea level in Upper Hunza, the Shimshal Pass is located on the crunch between the Indus River and Tarim River basins. The pass takes you to the Shimshal Braldu River valley on the edge of the lesser-known and traveled Pakistan-China border.
The venture is an ultimate challenge for the passionate trekkers. Nature comes into full play as you trek through Minglik Sar and Shipodeen pass. The scurfy route, rugged mountains, snowcapped peaks, lush green valleys and pastures make the trek even more enthusing and interesting. You will naturally experience a boost in your feelings as the natural aura changes and captivates you every few minutes.
The natural environment, local hospitality, grasslands, the beautiful mountain landscapes, wildlife like Marcopolo Sheep, Himalayan Ibex, and blue sheep, and organic lifestyle make this trek completely splendid. It is worth mentioning here that the Colonel Francis Young Husband crossed the Shimshal Pass to reach Shimshal from China sometimes during the famous Great Game, and it was at this place that he stumbled upon his Russian counterpart Captain Grombtchevski.

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Price includes
  • Airport transfers on first and last day from/to Benazir International Airport, Islamabad
  • All accommodation in Pakistan (hotels and camps) according to itinerary
  • All domestic flights and transfers (according to itinerary)
  • All meals in Pakistan (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at hotels and camps
  • All road transport in Pakistan (according to itinerary above)
  • All trekking requirements on ground (including cook, support staff, porters, gears (excluding personal) etc
  • Government licensed professional guide/leader (pre-requisite for Trek)
  • Government trekking permit fees/paperwork for Trek
Price does not include
  • International flights (return tickets)
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc at hotels)
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa to Pakistan (Letter of Invitation and other supporting documents will be offered by us for visa application)
  • Day 01
  • Day 02
  • Day 03
  • Day 04
  • Day 05
  • Day 06
  • Day 07
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13
Day 01

Drive from Islamabad to Hunza.

Day 02

Jeep drive from Hunza to Shimshal Valley

Day 03

Rest day. Hotle or Camp.

Day 04

Shimshal – Furzin.

Day 05

Furzin – Arbab Parian.

Day 06

Arbob Parian – Shuijerab.

Day 07

Shuijerab to Shimshal pass (4745m).

Day 8

Rest and Explore around

Day 9

Trek back to Arbob Parian.

Day 10

Arbab Parian – Uch Furzin.

Day 11

Uch Furzin – Shimshal Valley

Day 12

Shimshal Valley – Hunza

Day 13

Fly back to home destination.

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Visa for Pakistan
All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. We will provide you with a letter of invitation for visa process, It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and present it to Pakistani consulate or Pakistani embassy to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. All nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise and any subsequent effects.

Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements for this trip.

Recommended vaccinations for this trip are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A.

The risk of malaria on this trip is slight, but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever and/or Chikungunya are known risks in places visited on this trip. Both are tropical viral diseases spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for either, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Travellers who intend to visit Pakistan for four weeks or more should be aware that proof of vaccination (an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis - ICVP), given four weeks to twelve months before departure, may be required on exit. Failure to produce this documentation may result in vaccination on departure, most likely with oral polio vaccine.

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Shimshal Pass Trek

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Shimshal Valley

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