Let us take you to the highest settlement in Hunza - Shimshal Valley. It is really a remote region standing in the sky at 10,170.6 feet. This peaceful hillside can be approached after a 3 hours drive from Passu, Gilgit Baltistan. Moreover, a bit expensive yet a worthy Jeep ride is also an option to enter this piece of heaven.
The weather in Shimshal is pleasant from May to September. The days are sunny and breezy whereas the nights are chilly and sometimes you may need a sweater or a wool shawl to cover your body. However, the Pamiri-style homes are so warm to keep you safe from the cold and dry weather at night.
Shimshal valley is one of the farthest regions in Pakistan. Therefore, you must not be expecting a 5-star lifestyle in the area. However, modest hotels are available that offer accommodations on a shared basis as well as private rooms. These accommodations are completely organic and you will have a chance to feel the breath of nature. Maybe you won't find warm water in some hotels, but hotel owners are kind enough to boil you as per your needs.
The Shimshal landscape has some splendid treks and breathtaking mountainsides. One of the famous treks is Shimshal Pass where adventurers and mountaineers flock in summer and explore the everlasting beauty of Pakistan. In mid of Pass, Shimshal lake is a crystal clear stream that magically makes you fall in love with Shimshal's beauty.
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Yazghil glacier is only a 3-hour trek from Shimshal village. You may arrange a guide for your tour which may give you a chance to visit the unspoiled parts of the area. Shimshal has prepared a treat for your eyes - the closest view of the glacier.
Shimshal valley is also home to the untouched Kuksel stream which stands at the height of 9,567 feet above sea level. This stream is difficult to find, thus, a guide is necessary to save your time.
Shimshal village feels like it has no boundaries. People live in houses of mud and bricks, the land is vast, and everywhere you see, you'll find mountains. Start walking from one end with no destination in mind with mountains calling for you sort of idea can help you feel the true beauty of Shimshal.