Shimshal Pamir Yak Safari

Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

16 Days

Jun - Oct

US$ 2295
The scenery to the north of Passu at the other side of the Hunza River is dominated by the majestic granite Cathedral Spires, Locally known as Tupopdan (6106 meters/20,033ft). Towards these spires, near the snout of the Batura Glacier, a road crosses the Hunza River leads into the narrow confines of the remote Shimshal Valley. Shimshal is the remotest area of the Hunza Valley in the Upper Hunza Gojal, bordering with China. The people of Shimshal speak Wakhi language, their tradition and culture is unique. Due to being remotest and difficult accessibility, much of their tradition and culture have been remained intact. In ancient time these people were passing very simple life dictated by the seasons and nature around them. The people of Shimshal Valley in particular and those of Gojal Valley in general, have perfectly preserved the Taghm festival for centuries now. In Shimshal, Taghm is celebrated with zeal and zest on the first day of April every year. “Kuch” festival is also one of the well- celebrated festivals in Shimshal Valley. It is celebrated twice a year , the first one is in spring when they bring their live stocks to high Pamir pastures where they live for five months grazing them and second is when they bring them back to the village. “Yak Safari” in the valley is one the main attraction for the tourist and every year hundreds of tourists’ rush up to there to experience the unique traveling adventure. A facilitated itinerary has been designed for the highlighted tour to enable the tourists to enjoy adventure of yak Safari, the beauty of high mountain pastures, tradition and culture of the mountain people. The trip to Shimshal Valley comprises of high altitude trek at (4700m). We categories it as moderate adventure tour.

Itinerary

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01
ARRIVE ISLAMABAD – ABBOTTABAD
(3 Hours - Coaster)

Arrive Islamabad by International flight, early morning receive and drive to Abbottabad.

Overnight at Hotel – Abbottabad

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
02
ABBOTTABAD – CHILAS
(10 Hours – Coaster)

After early breakfast drive to Chilas

Lunch will be served at local restaurant

Upon arrival transfer to the hotel

Overnight at Hotel – Chilas

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
03
CHILAS – KARIMABAD
(7 Hours – Coaster)

Drive to Karimabad enroute visit Rock Carving at Chilas & Shatial.

Brief photo stop at meeting point of 03 greatest mountain ranges.

Upon arrival transfer to the hotel

Overnight at Hotel – Karimabad

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
04
KARIMABAD – PASSU – SHIMSHAL
(6 Hours – Jeeps)

Drive to Passu. Changeover to Jeeps & continue to Shimshal Village.

Upon arrival enjoy a walk around the village. Overnight at Tent

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
05
SHIMSHAL - PAST FURZEEN
(8 Hours – YAK )

Trek to Past Furzeen (3517m)

Overnight at Tent

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
06
PAST FURZEEN - ARBA PURIEN
(7 Hours – YAK)

Trek to Arbab Purien (3,931m)

Overnight at Tent

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
07
ARBAB PURIEN – SHUIZHERAV
(5 Hours –YAK)

Trek to Shuizherav (4,350m)

Overnight at Tent

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
08
SHUIZHERAV

Full day stay around Shuizherav
= Reserve day

Overnight at Tent

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
09
SHUZHERAV – SHUWERTH
(4 Hours – YAK)

Yak Safari to Shuwerth (4,670m)

Overnight at Tent

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
SHUWERTH

Full day stay around Shuwerth

Yak safari to Butchiboi Sar & walk to Shuwerth Glacier

Overnight at Tent

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
SHUWERTH - ARABAB PRIEN
(8 Hours – YAK)

Trek to Arbab Purien (3,931m)

Overnight at Tent

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
ARABAB PRIEN - PRIEN SAR - UCCHI FURZEEN
(5 Hours – YAK)

Trek to Prien Sar (3,916m) by Yak

Then, Trek to Ucchi Furzeen (3,365m) on foot.

Overnight at Tent

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
13
UCCHI FURZEEN SHIMSHAL
(8 Hours – TREK)

Trek to Shimshal (3100m)

Overnight at Tent

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
14
SHIMSHAL – PASSU – GILGIT (8 Hours - Jeeps & Coaster)

Drive to Passu by 4WD.Continue drive to Gilgit by Coaster.

Upon arrival transfer to the hotel

Overnight at Hotel – Gilgit

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
15
GILGIT – BESHAM
(10 Hours – Coaster)

After breakfast drive to Besham

Upon arrival transfer to the hotel

Overnight at Hotel – Besham

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
16
BESHAM – ISLAMABAD
(07 Hours – Coaster)

Coaster Drive to Islamabad enroute visiting Taxila including Museum, Jaulian and Sirkap monastery.

Arrive and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel – Islamabad

Late night transfer to the airport for return flight

Breakfast & Lunch

Map

Tour Price

US$ 2295

per adult in a twin room

US$ 415
Discounted rates are available
June 2020 till October 2020
*Prices are based on sharing basis and are subject to final bookings and confirmations from Hotel.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Air Conditioned transport

Fuel

Toll Expense

Hotel Accommodation on Twin or Triple sharing basis

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Professional Guide Services.

Entrance fee at museum, monument, chairlift, etc.


Domestic / International Airfare

Portage or Boat Charges if any

Any kind of personal nature expenses.

Extra expenses due to landslides\road blocks, acts of nature\political reasons etc.

Disclaimer

Please note that no transport and rooms reserved at this stage. We will be thankful if you could give us tentative dates of the visit so that we can reserve the transport and hotels accordingly

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