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 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 caravans 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.
Day 01 Arrive Islamabad. Hotel.
Day 02 Fly to Gilgit (subject to weather) or drive to Chilas in case of flight
Day 03 Drive from Gilgit or Chilas to Hunza. Hotel.
Day 04 Drive by jeep to Shimshal. Hotel.
Day 07 Trek to Wuch Furzeen. Tent.
Day 08 Trek to Shuizherav. Tent.
Day 09 Trek to Shimshal Pass. Tent.
Day 10-12 Three days for acclimatization and climbing the snow peak of Minglig Sar
Day 13-14 Two days for return trek to Shimshal. Hotel.
Day 15 Drive to by jeep to Passu and onwards to Hunza. Hotel.
Day 16 Full day for sightseeing around Hunza. Hotel.
Day 17 Drive to Gilgit. Hotel.
Day 18 Fly to Islamabad or drive to Besham. Hotel.
Day 19 Free day or complete road journey to Islamabad. Hotel.
Trekking fee per person per month and permit process from Ministry of Tourism.
Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.
Assistance upon arrival/departure.
Hotel accommodation in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Chilas and Skardu.
All meals during trek and at B.C. as per itinerary.
Porterage of 50 kg per person of expedition equipment and high altitude food etc. to the B.C. and 25 kg per person on return from BC.
Road transfers between airport/hotel and within city as per itinerary.
Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess, kitchen and toilet tent with tables/field stools and camping ground fees.
Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
Wages and basic kit of guide, sirdar, cook and assistant(s).
Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
Porterage at airports, hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
Mail handling/forwarding to BC/overseas except postage charges.
Reconfirmation of air tickets.
Hiring of HAPs, mail runner(s) and any other crew as per requirement. (Wages and kit to be arranged by the team).
International & domestic airfare, airport tax, excess baggage charges.
Surface transfers in case of flight cancellations to the kick off point.
High altitude porters/any crew above BC.
Tents, sleeping bags, personal and climbing equipment of any kind beyond base camp including high altitude food and oxygen.
Medications, ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges of any kind.
Room services, laundry, beverages, phone/communication bills and items of personal nature.
Insurance liability of member (s) and other under force majeure conditions.
Clearance of cargo and clearing agent's charges before arrival of the team and its storage.
Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.