Shimshal pass trek

  Shimshal pass trek


Duration
16 days

Tour Type
Trek

Overview

The Shimshal Pass trek is a challenging and exhilarating trekking experience located in the Karakoram Range of Northern Pakistan, situated in the Shimshal Valley, a remote region in the Hunza district of Gilgit-Baltistan at a height of about 4,735m above sea level. This trek usually takes around 15 to 17 days, from Islamabad and back to Islamabad, depending on the weather conditions and other factors, taking you through stunning landscapes with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. The trek offers picturesque views of the Karakoram Range, including some of the world's highest peaks such as Ultar Sar, Ladyfinger Peak, Passu Cones, and Distaghil Sar. It involves crossing high-altitude passes, glaciers, and challenging terrains as well. The Shimshal Valley is inhabited by the Wakhi people, known for their rich culture and hospitality. Trekkers may have the opportunity to interact with the locals, gaining insight into their traditional way of life. The trek usually begins and ends in Shimshal Village, which serves as a gateway to the surrounding mountains. The route offers picturesque camping sites surrounded by towering peaks and pristine landscapes. Campsites like Arbob Purian, Shuijerab, and Shimshal Pass Base Camp provide memorable stays.

Services

Include

1. Flight from Islamabad to Gilgit and Gilgit to Islamabad.
2. Luxury transport by Prado or High Roof from Gilgit to Hunza and vice versa.
3. Jeep service from Hunza to Shimshal village and back.
4. Porters/ Mule to carry luggage where the jeep cannot reach.
5. Pick and drop from the airport to the Hotel and vice versa.
6. 2 nights stay at 3*/4* Hotel in Islamabad (bed & breakfast).
7. Welcome Dinner will be served restaurant in Islamabad.
8. Payment of all Government taxes in Pakistan.
9. Map for Trekking.
10. 3 meals a day along with comfortable accommodation in a hotel/ lodge/ tents.
11. All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
12. Experienced and well-trained Cook & Kitchen Helpers.
13. Separate Tents for each member.
14. Heating system in the dining tent and other necessary tents.
15. Solar panel/ electricity generator.
16. Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permission.
17. Medical and first aid kit.
18. Taxes and fees required for necessary tools.
19. Farewell dinner.

Exclude

1. Airfare for international flights.
2. individual services of rooms. Extra charges may apply.
3. Minibars will not be provided while staying in hotels or while travelling.
4. Distinct Items for an individual which we provide collectively like rooms provided for two members. Extra charges may apply.
5. Personal equipment cargo to/from Islamabad
6. Pakistan visa fee
7. Meals in Islamabad other than breakfast.
8. Insurance if trip cancellation.
9. All costs arising from the necessity of an early conclusion or summit attempt (additional hotel nights, hotel meals, and evacuation expenses).
10. Costs resulting from unforeseeable delays beyond our companys control (Force majeure).
11. Phone, fax, email or any personal communication from Pakistan to the home country.

Full Board Service


Itinerary

After the member arrives in Islamabad from their places, they will be picked up from the airport by our team and will be transferred to the hotel and allowed to rest and prepare for further travel on the next day.
We will take a flight to Gilgit and then on the same day, we will drive by luxury transport toward Hunza Karimabad. In case of cancellation of a flight due to weather conditions or any other issue, we have the facility to drive by road. Our means of transport will be Prado or High Roof and the route will be the Karakoram Highway.
We will spend a free day in Karimabad Hunza fulfilling formalities and doing official paperwork. After the formalities, we will spend rest of the day in seeghtseeing in Karimabad.
On day 4, we will leave from Hunza to Shimshal Valley. Shimshal Valley serves as the gateway to many of the surrounding peaks. Our mode of transport towards Shimshal Valley will be Jeep.
From Shimshal onwards our trekking starts. We have to trek for a few hours towards Uch Furzin from Shimshal.
Our next stop will be Arbob Purian. We will track from Uch Furzin to Arbob Purian. This track may take a few hours.
After spending a night at Arbob Purian we will track further towards Shuijerab.
On day 9, we will start trekking towards Shimshal Pass in the early morning. Shimshal Pass is located at a height of 4745m above sea level.
Our day 10 will be spent on the Shimshal pass. We will camp here and will rest and Explore around Shimshal Pass.
From day 11 onward, our descending starts. We will be trekking back towards Arbob Purian and staying here for the night.
On day 12, we will descend to Uch Furzin from Arbob Purian. We will be camping at Uch Furzin by the evening of day 12.
On this day, we will trek back to Shimshal Valley. This will be our last day of Trekking.
From Shimshal Valley to Hunza, we will drive by Jeep. By reaching Hunza, we will stay for the night and rest after a long Journey. A farewell dinner will be served in Hunza or in Islamabad.
On day 15, we will first drive to Gilgit and then by flight, we will reach Islamabad. In case of cancellation of the flight, we will drive via Karakoram Highway.
All members are free to go to their places. Our staff will transfer you all to the airport.

Terms & Conditions

1. Early Bird Discount:

The given prices are the discount offers for holidays and are limited. These prices may be changed accordingly. The local services providers and airlines as well as hotels increase prices in the season. So early reservation cost us less price.


2. Limited Space in Peak Months:

The peak months of the year attract a great amount of national and international tourists and hence sold out earlier. We will have a maximum of 15 travellers in one group. Our registration is on a first come first serve basis.


3. Limited Flight Seats:

We use the deposit to book your domestic flight in advance because domestic flight seats for the Himalayas and the Karakoram sell out very quickly in the peak season. Another reason is that there are only two flights in a day.


4. Pay Balance after arrival in Pakistan:

You may have concerns regarding paying your final balance. According to our policy, we receive your final balance only once you arrive in Pakistan. Deposit is the only Payment before arriving in Pakistan.


5. Pay Minimum Deposit:

The advance payment for the holidays also incorporates early bird discounts and may change automatically based on the late deposit schedule. The same dates in the schedule will be applicable for the next season's deposit as well.


Advance Deposit for Pakistani Nationals:

The advance deposit for Pakistani Nationals is PKR 100,000 or 30 % of the total price whichever is greater. The deposit amount is nonrefundable.


Extra Stays at Base Camp:

•For Extra Stays at base camp, extra charges will be charged.
01-04 pax US $ 130/. Per person per day
04-06 pax US $ 100/. Per person per day
06-08 pax US $ 90/. Per person per day
• If Government of Pakistan demands for any fee or new condition ensuing extra, the same will be charged in addition to normal Package offer.


• Reservations and Advance Payments:
For the confirmation of your reservation, you have to pay your advance into our account 50 days before the arrival of the group/ client in Pakistan. The rest of amount will be received once you arrived in Pakistan.

• Mountain Tigers Treks and tours
reserves the right to deduct, in respect of hotel reservation, confirmation of airline ticket, documentation and other necessary works which are being done before the arrival of client.

• 25% of the total amount will be deducted in case of cancellation in less than 15 days before the arrival date. If cancellation is made in less than 30 days, 10% of the amount will be deducted as in shape of paper works. Mountain Tigers trek and tours reserves this right.

• Anyone deciding to abandon after arrival, or may want to leave the trip during the expedition or tour, due to health issue or any other issue, will not be eligible for any refund. The same policy is applicable in case of entire group. If the group abandons or completes the trip early than the itinerary. No money will be refunded.


Refund Policy for All Deposit:

The deposited amount is non-refundable once it is paid. Because this amount will be spent in making all the arrangements. This deposited amount is also nonrefundable in case of Pakistani clients.


• Balance: Only pay the balance on the first day after arrival in Pakistan according to the Payment guidelines which will be shared later.


• Currency: International clients have the option to pay in US Dollar (USD). Or they may also pay in Euros (EUR) or Pound Sterling (GBP). Pakistani clients have the option to pay the equivalent amount in Pakistani Rupees (PKR).


• Single Supplement: Separate rooms will cost extra charge of 290 USD. This includes all hotel nights.


For separate tents, it will cost the extra charge of 180 USD including additional porterage cost. Both the payments must be made with the balance upon arrival


LIABILITIES:

Mountain tiger treks and tour endeavors to ensure comfort and safety during tours. However, the company is not liable for injury, damage, death, loss, accidents, delays, public disturbances, or any other unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control.

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Max Guests
7
Min Age
18+
Tour Location
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