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Shimshal

Shimshal is a town situated in Gojal Tehsil of Hunza District, in the Gilgit–Baltistan locale of Pakistan some time ago known as Northern Areas of Pakistan. It lies at an elevation of 3,100 m above ocean level and is the most astounding settlement in Hunza Valley of Pakistan. It is the flanking town that associates Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan with China. The complete zone of Shimshal is roughly 3,800 km2 and there are around 2,000 occupants with a sum of 200 and forty families. Shimshal is comprised of four noteworthy villas; Farmanabad, Aminabad, focus Shimshal and Khizarabad. Farmanabad is another settlement that starts things out on coming to Shimshal. Aminabad is reported by tremendous fields of stones fixed in by dry stone dividers, and fortification like places of stone and mud. As you approach Shimshal search for a look at Odver Sar (6,303m) otherwise called Shimshal Whitehorn. Shimshal has hydroelectricity from Odver stream for five months from June to October of the year (when the water isn’t solidified). Non accessibility of power for seven months is a noteworthy issue of the neighborhood network in light of the fact that during this period they have needed to depend on lamp fuel oil, kindling, sun based plates and Compressed Natural Gas in chambers as an options. A little hydro power station of 0.200MW is under development at Kuk zone of Shimshal that is planned to be finished in 2017. How the occupants of Shimshal are setting a brilliant illustration for Pakistan. Snap here for Urdu

The town was difficult to reach by engine street until October 2003, when another street from the Karakoram Highway at Passu was built. The development of non-metallic Jeep-capable street began in 1985 and finished in 2003. Eighteen years (1985-2003) of handwork at last become effective in light of diligent work, devotion and self improvement. It become conceivable to interface Shimshal with rest of the world by shared participation of the Aga Khan Rural Support Program, Government of Pakistan and the nearby network. It currently takes greatest three hours to reach Shimshal by jeep from Passu. Self improvement or Nomus ( in neighborhood Wakhi language) is the main consideration for framework advancement in Shimshal. Brock University Canada has as of late propelled another task A Critical Ethnography of the Shimshal Road.

Shimshalis utilize various occasional mountain fields, found a few days stroll from the town, to support crowds of yaks, goats, and sheep. The territory was established by Mamo Singh and his better half named Khudija.They have the main child Sher. As per Shimshal’s history and custom, their first kid won the neighborhood polo match-up from Kargiz (Chinese) riding yak while the Chinese rode horses.The Shimshal River originates from this zone and after that changes the state of Hunza River, which blends with the Indus River underneath the capital city Gilgit.

The individuals of Shimshal are Wakhi and they communicate in the Wakhi language. They have a place with the Ismaili faction of Shia Islam.

The whole network is the devotee of Aga Khan as their 49th profound pioneer who is the immediate relative of Muhammad. The Ismaili Community

Two books by Pam Henson about Shimshal, “Shimshal” and “Ladies of Shimshal” have been distributed by the Shimshal Trust. Henson is an instructor from New Zealand and composed these books dependent on her encounters educating and living in Shimshal. Insights regarding her books are accessible on Shimshal Trust site. شمشال بے مثال composed by مستنصر حسسیں تارڑ Mustenssir Hussain Tarrer is perhaps the best book on Shimshal in Urdu. For find out about his book visit Sang-e-meel Publications site

The travel industry:

Shimshal valley has its biggest experience region in Hunza and is a noteworthy fascination for travelers. Its mountains like Distaghil Sar (7,885 m), Shimshal White Horn (6,303 m) Minglik Sar (6,150 m), Lupghar Sar (7,200 m), Yazghail Sar (6,000 m), Kunjut Sar and others are outstanding among mountain dwellers. Monstrous icy masses incorporate Malangudhi, Yazghail, Khurdopin (5,800 m), Braldu, Odver, Ver Zharav, and principle passes are Chafchingoal, Khurdopin, Mai Dur, Braldu, Boi Sam and others. Shimshalis are to Pakistan as Sherpas are to Nepal. In excess of twenty surely understood mountain climbers from this valley have made Pakistan glad in the field of the travel industry. A few people call it ” The Valley of Mountaineers”. Some of them are Rajab Shah, Mehrban Shah, Shambi Khan,Aziz Ullah, Qudrat Ali, Sarwar Ali, Shaheen Baig, Ali Mussa, Amr Uddin Shah, Amin Ullah Baig, Sajjad Karim, Aziz Baig, Qurban Muhammad, Tafat Shah, Farhad Khan, Wahab Ali Shah, Fazl Ali, Hasil Shah,Yousaf Khan, Muhammad Ullah, Ezat Ullah, Muhammad Bari, Shafa Ali, Muhammad Abdul,Saeed Ahmed,Jalal Uddin,mehrban karim and others. Rajab Shah has the qualification of scaling every one of the five pinnacles in excess of 8,000 meters situated in Pakistan. Rajab Shah and Mehrban Shah have gotten Presidential Award for Pride of Performance in acknowledgment of their additional normal accomplishment in the field of the travel industry and mountaineering.

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