Altitude: Min: 600m – Max: 6050m
Duration: 20 days
Best Time: June – September
Minglig Sar (6050m) is located in the Shimshal Valley in Hunza neighboring the Chinese southern most mountain range Kun Lun. Shimshal Lake sits at the base of the mountain near the Shimshal Pass(4735m).
This exciting trip takes you through the Shimshal gorge in the proximity of Wakhan Corridor and high pasture lands of the mysterious Pamirs on the dividing line between South Asia and central Asia. You will see large herds of yaks, sheep, goats and some times ibex grazing on these high grass lands. Snow leopard often visits these pastures for a goat or yak meal.
In our journey we will come across steep passes, glaciers, lakes and beautiful valleys. The famous historical Shimshal Pass was the route of Hunza raiders on trade caravans traveling over the Karakoram Pass between China and Indiain ancient times.
The trek to Minglig Sar starts from Shimshal Valley(3000m) to Wuch Furzeen (3365m) which is 7-9 hours walk. From Wuch Furzeen to Shuijherav (4350m) is 6-8 hours walk. It takes 3 hours to reach Shimshal Pass from Shuijherav. Shimshal Pass is the most pleasant camp sites near the crystal icy lake. It is possible to climb Minglig Sar from here in one day but requires good physical fitness, acclimatization and obviously good luck with weather.
One of the great attractions and the highlight of this climb is that from the summit with some luck one can have a glimpse North Face of K2 far on the south eastern horizon.
Day 01 Islamabad:
Arrival in Islamabad, assist and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Islamabad – Gilgit/Chilas:
Fly to Gilgit (subject to weather) or drive to Chilas in case of flight
Cancellation, stay in hotel.
Day 03 Gilgit – Karimabad:
Drive from Gilgit or Chilas to karimabad Hunza, stay in hotel.
Day 04 Karimabad – Shimshal:
Morning Drive by jeep to Shimshal stay in camp.
Day 07 Shimshal – Wuch Furzeen:
Trek to Wuch Furzeen night in camp.
Day 08 Wuch Furzeen – Shuizherav:
Trek to Shuizherav, night in camp.
Day 09 Trek to Shimshal Pass, night in camp.
Day 10-12 03 days for acclimatization and climbing Minglig Sar, night in
Day 13-14 Two days for return trek to Shimshal, night in camp.
Day 15 Shimshal – Lake – Karimabad:
Drive to by jeep to Passu Lake, and onwards to Hunza, stay in hotel.
Day 16 Karimabad:
Full day for sightseeing around Hunza stay in hotel.
Day 17 Karimabad – Gilgit:
Drive to Gilgit, over night in hotel.
Day 18 Gilgit – Islamabad/ Besham:
Fly to Islamabad or drive to Besham, stay in hotel
Day 19 Islamabad:
Free day or complete road journey to Islamabad stay in hotel.
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