|Shimshal valley (2,880m) is situated in the northeast of the Hunza and about 52km and on three and half hours driving distance from the KKH. This spectarculer trek have a lot of attractions for various kinds of tourists and takes us to one of the most remote inhabited area of the Karakuram. It has many of the still unclimbed above 7000 m peaks of the Gilgit District. Some of the longest glaciers and a wide range of wild life like the famous snow leopards and mountain bears, a large number of blue sheep population and mountain ibex and many other wild life species of the area. It begins through the narrow gorge, which opens up in the Shimshal Valley.
Shimshal is one of the oldest settlements of Wakhi people in the Hunza region. There are 130 household and above than 1200 people. This trek attracts and provide great opportunities to the trekkers to explore many glaciers, several peaks, passes, meadows, streams, lush green land, wild flower pastures and you will see the wild-life in Shimshal national park. Beyond the main village, there are their summer pastures known as Pamirs, the most scenic place around. Options to go to Askole at the head of K-2 trek via Shimshal and Lupke La passes or go to KKH via Chopchingol pass are available. As a whole this is an excellent trek for all the adventure seekers.