Shimshal Valley is a remote valley about three hours east of Passu in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. The valley is the gateway to the Shimshal Pass, a relatively popular trek with avid trekkers and mountaineers. If you’re just a casual mountain lover, don’t let that deter you. Even if you don’t want to do the Shimshal Pass trek, Shimshal Valley is a peaceful retreat, and a great place to linger for a few days. Yazghil Sar is an isolated snow-and-ice peak between the Yukshin Garden and Yazghil glaciers in the Shimshal valley. It is a relatively easy to climb and ideal as a first Karakoram peak or as acclimatization for higher/harder objectives.