Shimshal Lake


Shimshal Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Upper Hunza at approximately 13000 meters above sea level lies Shimshal village, which is considered to be the highest village in the region. The water from melted glaciers accumulates water in the lake through seasonal streams. Being a part of the famous Indus Flyway, the lake provides nesting and staging grounds to a number of migratory birds and waterfowls. The beauty of this place attracts a large number of tourists across the globe every year. If you visit and see Shimshal Lake, your eyes will not believe that the lake is situated somewhere in Pakistan.

Shimshal village is well-known for producing great mountaineers, including Samina Baig, who was the first woman to climb Mount Everest.


Samina Baig: