Shimshal Lake


One of the most beautiful lakes in Hunza is the Shimshal Lake in Hunza. At approximately 13000 meters above sea level lies Shimshal village in Hunza which is considered to be the highest village of the region. The water from melted glaciers accumulates water in the lake through seasonal streams. Running along the Chinese border, Shimshal lake Hunza is at a distance of just 40 kilometers from Xinjiang China. The beauty of this place attracts a large number of tourists every year and if you search for pictures on the internet, your eyes would not believe that the lake is situated somewhere in Pakistan! Shimshal village is well-known for producing great mountaineers including Samina Baig who was titled as the first women to climb mount Everest.