Batura Shimshal Hunza Yak Safari Trek | Yak Safari in Pakistan
Shimshal is a village located in Gojal, Hunza–Nagar District, in the Pakistan-administered Gilgit–Baltistan formerly known as Northern Areas of Pakistan. It lies at an altitude of 3,100 m above sea level, and is the highest settlement in Hunza Valley of Pakistan. It is the bordering village that connects Gilgit-Baltistan province of Pakistan with China. The total area of Shimshal is 3,800 km and inhabitant of around two thousand population with a total of two hundred and forty households. Shimshal is made up of four major hamlets; Farmanabad, Aminabad, Center Shimshal and Khizarabad. Farmanabad is a new settlement that comes first on reaching Shimshal. Aminabad is announced by vast fields of stones hemmed in by dry stone walls, and fortress-like houses of stone and mud. As you approach Shimshal look for a glimpse of Odver Sar (6,303m) also known as Shimshal Whitehorn. Shimshal has hydroelectricity from Odver stream for five months (June–October) of the year (when the water isn`t frozen). Non availability of electricity for seven months is a big problem of the local community because during this period they have to rely on kerosene oil, firewood, solar plates and compressed natural gas in cylinders as an alternative .
|Day 01||:||Arrive Islamabad, Welcome reception.|
|Day 02||:||Drive to Chilas|
|Day 03||:||Drive chilas to Gulmit (approx 8-9 hrs driveen-route stop over at
Rakaposhi Nagar view point for lunch.
This day you can explore Gulmit village and its surrounding areas,
This day you will start the unique adventure of yak safari towards Batura valley
Proceed to Kukhell. On the way you can view the majestic Batura ranges
you will get very close to the first ice flow of Batura following the trial along
|Day 08||:||At leisure for day hikes.|
|Day 09||:||Retrace route on yaks to Yonz-Ben.|
|Day 10||:||Ride to Passu and Drive to Gulmit.|
|Day 11||:||Free day at Gulmit or optional day excursions.|
|Day 12||:||Drive to Gilgit.|
Drive to Islamabad