Manglik Sar Peak (6050m) is situated in the heart of the Karakoram range in Shimshal, the remotest valley in the whole range. The mountains are some of the toughest, with some of the highest virgin peaks lying here. In this background, we take you for an ascent of a 6,050 meters high trekking peak, climbed many times by our Guides from the valley.
You start the trip in Islamabad and drive on the legendary Karakoram Highway to Passu in upper Hunza, from where we take soft-top 4×4 jeeps to enter the valley. It takes two days to walk to reach the main village – Shimshal. From the village it is 4 days trek to the base camp of our Peak, towering above two lakes and flower-filled meadows roamed by Yaks. After the peak attempt, we take a six days trek over three high passes to arrive at Karakoram Highway, just south of Khunjerab Pass on the Pak China border.
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Arrive in Islamabad, after a short stay for a fresh up and breakfast drive on the Karakoram Highway to Narran /Besham in air-conditioned transport overnight in a hotel. (260/ 150 km, 6/7 hours)B/D
Exciting drive on KKH through the gorge of the Indus & Hunza rivers to upper Hunza.
En route visit the meeting point of the world’s three greatest mountain ranges, Himalayas, Hindukush and Karakoram.
Enjoy fascinating views of Nanga Parbat (8,125 m) & Rakaposhi (7,788 m).
Overnight in hotel. ( 500/530 km, 8/9 hours)
We start the day with a short ride on soft top 4×4 jeeps from Passu village towards Shimshal valley.
The jeep track passes through the narrow gorge of Shimshal river After 2 hours relatively jeep ride we arrive at the ‘travelers hut’ of Ziarat short stop Some 600 years ago a Sufi Saint (Shah Shams) from central Asia arrived here and stayed here for several nights.
He also preached Islam in this region.
From Ziarat we can see Karoon 1 (7164m) Peak We have beautiful view of Dastagil Sar (7885m) from here.
Shimshal is one of the remotest areas of Karakoram.
900 years ago Shimshal Valley was discovered by a Sufi Saint he settled here and all Shimshali people are from his family.
GH/ Camp overnight. (4/5 hours, 3300m)
For the next two days, our walk would mostly be traverse through the really narrow gorge of Shimshal river.
But our walk from the village for the first two hours today is in the open valley along the river.
Soon we leave the main valley and turn to left to enter the gorge.
Mostly the trek is safe, although at few places you would need good balance on the narrow foot track.
Enroute enjoy views of Kunianchish and Yazgildoom peaks both are above 7000m.
Furzin, a narrow camp along the side stream is known for its Birch trees.
Overnight in Furzin. (5/6 hours)
This might be the hard part of the trek.
We start from the camp with a steep ascend of 200 meters on the cliff facing the camp, traverse gradually for half an hour and then descend steeply to Shimshal river.
We cross the river on foot bridge and then walk for another hour to Pariyan camp for cool breeze off the Maidur Nallah and fresh lunch.
After lunch we take up the last part of gorge walk, involving one and half hour’s ascend on a well maintained yet steep foot trek (pariyan) to the top, called Pariyan Sar, with fascinating views of our peak Manglik and many other summits.
Here you enjoy the vista and take relaxing an hour’s walk to the camp.
Our camp Arbabparian is a shepherds settlement for winter, with plenty of fresh water. (4/5 hours)
Compared to last two days, it is a relaxing walk along the river with views of peaks soaring above 6,000 meters.
In our way we will pass Ganj Dour Valley, leading north to China border with many pastures for the yaks and goats.
This valley is known for its substantial population of blue sheep, Marcopolo sheep, Ibex and also few snow leopards and bears.
Shunjerab is the summer home of Shimshalis, with 60 houses and huge yards to house the animal & human population.
People stay here in May & June and then proceed over Shimshal pass to Shuwart to spend the winter.
Camp overnight (4/5 hours)
East of Shunjerab is Gulchi Washk (carpet of flowers), a 200 meters gradual ascent to bring us just under Manglik Sar.
We walk in wide open valley running east to west, with two lakes located just before the Shimshal Pass.
In summer we find Yaks, goats and sheep who roam the green pastures.
We shall built our camp after 2/3 hours walk, just under the main ridge of Manglik Sar.
In afternoon one could walk over to Shuwart summer settlement, consisting of 60 houses.
Inevitable we might get invited for dinner, a great chance to visit local houses and also to taste the energetic nomad food made from Yak’s cheese, butter and wheat flour.
Camp overnight. (4/5 hours, 4735m)
Rest day for acclimatization and to explore the area.
We will also visit some local houses this day.
Shuwart glacier is one of the places here to visit.
Full days to attempt the trekking Peak Manglik Sar (6050m), just north of our camp.
As we start in soft morning light, for the first few hours we will ascend gradually on the main ridge leading to the summit.
At 5,800 meters we will leave the ridge and head toward the eternal snow of the Peak.
The going could be slow here due to altitude and increased ascent of the Peak.
Yet near the top it is wide as a football field and also not so steep.
Enjoy fascinating view of the valley from the top, on a clear day one can see K-2 and Broad Peak distant east.
Safety rope and other required climbing equipment will be carried by the mountain guide.
Descend down to base camp. (9/10 hours excursion).
Another full day to attempt the peak.
On this trek to Shimshal Pamir, there is option to climb the Manglik SAR 6050m or other two peaks around or who do not want to make the summit can trek around or to Shuwerth.
Here we take you for the ascent of a 6,050 m trekking Peak.
It is an easy trekking peak does not required technical things just to needs to travel the team in roped.
It is one day climb normally with 1500M ascent and 1500 descent.
It is safe and easy climbing, can
take a good and physical fit trekker to the top of this peak.
This is a popular and easy to access 6000M peak.
To climb this peak you need snow shoes, gaiters, harness and rope.
There are two other peaks just near below 5500M, Kuz Sar and Lup Zhui Sar also in one day can climb using same base camp of Mangalik Sar.
A special camp fire will be arranged that night with local music and dances to celebrate the successful attempt on the peak.
The same trek we have passed through on our way to Shuwart.
But it will take us a very short time because of the continued gradual descend of the trek.
Camp overnight. (5/6 hours)
t is an easy walk.
We follow a stream flowing from Shuwart to Maidur.
There are many summer settlements in Maidur Valley.
We will pitch our tents at a small settlement having only two or three houses.
It is a beautiful Valley and water is easily accessible here.
Camp overnight. (4/5 hours)
Today we take an early morning start to cross Shapodin Pass (5150m).
The climb up to pass is not technical and one can climb it with the help of walking poles only.
Passu Peak (7478m) Shispar Peak (7611m) and Dastagil giant are visible from the Pass.
Water is easily available on the way.
After crossing the Pass we will arrive at the camping place of Shapodin which is also a summer settlement.
Camp overnight. (7/8 hours)
We will cross Boisam Pir Pass (5090m) this day.
It is an easy trek up to the Pass. Kanjut Sar (7760m) is visible from the Pass.
After the pass there is a beautiful lake of blue water.
Enroute short stay for rest and lunch at Pachodewashk.
Proceed towards Mandikshlakh.
There are seven houses in Mandikshlakh and water is easily available for washing.
Camp overnight. (5/6 hours)
Quiet easy trek.
We will start after break fast.
Enroute stay at Havdiji . Havdiji is also a settlement and there are seven houses.
The local people will stop us here for lunch and without serving us they will not let us go forward so we take a break here.
Proceed towards Werbin. Camp overnight. (4/5 hours)
We will cross three small rivers in this days trek which will be a great fun and adventure if the water level goes up in the rivers.
The place is also famous for Ibexes.
Camp overnight. (5/6 hours)
It will be an early start with pack lunch because the trek is strenuous and long this day.
From the base camp, there is a steep slope of 300 meters up to the Chafchingol Pass ( 5151m).
We can see Dastagil Sar (7885 m) from the Pass.
After the Pass water is available and he walk is also quite normal. We will reach on KKH at Kuksil (4150m) just 15 kilometers from Khunjerab Pass.
The area is in Khunjerab National Park.
Our vehicle will be ready in Kuksil to take us to Hunza.
Proceed to Hunza.
Overnight at the hotel. (5/6 hours trek +2/ 3 hours drive)
Early morning drive Air Conditioned transport on the Karakoram High way towards Besham.
Lunch in Dassu./ Narran Proceed towards Besham/ Narran.
Overnight at Motel. (11/12 hours )
After breakfast, we will drive towards the Federal Capital.
Half day SS in Islamabad after lunch.
Overnight at Hotel. (5/6 hours)