Nazir Sabir Expeditions

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Shimshal Mingling Sar (6200m) Trek

Range:             Karakoram
Altitude:          Min : 600m - Max: 4350m
Zone:               Open
Duration:         16 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 pasturelands of the mysterious Pamirs on the dividing line between South Asia and central Asia. You will see large herds of yaks, sheep, goats and sometimes ibex grazing on these high grasslands. 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 carvans traveling over the Karakoram Pass between China and India in 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.

Trip Itinerary:

Day 01             Islamabad. Hotel.
Day 02             Fly to Gilgit or drive to Chilas in case of flight cancellation. Hotel.
Day 03             Drive to Karimabad either from Gilgit or Chilas. Hotel.
Day 04             Visit Balt forts. After lunch drive to Gulmit. Hotel.
Day 05             Drive to Shimshal (3000m). Tent.
Day 06             Trek to Furzeen (3365m). Tent.
Day 07             Trek to Schievjerab (4350m). Tent.
Day 08             Trek to Mingling BC. Tent.
Day 09             Free day. Tent.
Day 10             Trek back to Shizherav (4350m). Tent.
Day 11             Trek to Wuch Furzeen (3365m). Tent.
Day 12             Trek to Shimshal. Tent.
Day 13             Drive to Gilgit. Hotel.
Day 14             Fly to Islamabad or drive to Besham in case of flight cancellation. Hotel.
Day 15             Free day
Day 16             Fly Out.

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