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Kuch Festival Shimshal Valley Pakistan

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Kuch Festival Shimshal Valley Pakistan

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Kuch Festival Shimshal Valley Pakistan

Introduction

One of the most important and well-celebrated festivals in Shimshal, a remote village in upper Hunza is Kuch Festival when the people of Shimshal bring their livestock to high Pamir pastures where they live for five months grazing them. During this time they collect yeast, cheese, and butter for their families to be used in the harsh winter season. The joy and happiness of being reunited with the rest of the family members are celebrated when shepherds return with their flock from high Shimshal Pass (Pamir and Gujerav pastures). With thousands of sheep, yaks, and goats, the welcome back is a spectacular experience. Following their hundreds of years old tradition of goat sacrifice at the Shimshal Bridge is a way to express their gratitude to God for the safe return of their family and herds from the high pastures. The event takes place between 15th and 18th October every year in Shimshal Valley.

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Itinerary: Day                 To                                            Mode                                       Stay Day 01    Arrive in ISB. 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 Altit Baltit forts. After lunch drive to Gulmit.              Hotel. Day 05             Drive to Shimshal (3000m).                                                   Camp. Day 06   Trek to Pasth Furzeen (3365m   Camp. Day 07           Trek to Shujerab  (4350m).                                                    Camp. Day 08             Trek to Minglik  BC.                                                              Camp. Day 09             Free day. Exploitation                                                            Camp. Day 10             Trek back to Shizherav (4350m).                                          Camp. Day 11             Trek to Wuch Furzeen (3365m).                                            Camp. Day 12             Trek to Shimshal.                                                                   Camp. Day 13             Drive to Gilgit.                                                                       Hotel. Day 14             Fly to ISB or drive to Besham in case of flight cancellation. Hotel. Day 15             Free day Day 16             Departure for sweet home.

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Cost Includes: Accommodation on twin sharing basis at standard category hotels in towns, 02 person dome tent during the trek. Meals: half board at hotels, full board during trek. Transport: Air-conditioned transport on Karakoram Highway, Soft top 4x4 jeeps to trek head & trek end. Camping Facilities: 02 Pax dome tents with matrices, dining tent with folding table & chairs, kitchen tent with complete kitchenette and staff, toilet tent. Portage of 12 Kg during the trek.  Tips & Portage at airport & hotels, entrance fee at sites & museums. English-speaking Mountain Guide. Cost Does Not Include Domestic/International airfare and airport taxes.  Any expense due to forced measures, cancellation of flight, landslides, natural calamities, acts of God, forced majeurs: beyond the control of Rock Valley Tours, their staff, and suppliers.  Any expense of personal nature not mentioned above. Trekking

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