Shimshal is a village located in Gojal, Hunza Nagar District, in the Pakistan administered Gilgit Baltistan formerly known as Northern Areas of Pakistan. It lies at an altitude of 3,200 m above sea level, and is the highest settlement in Hunza Valley of Pakistan. Photography by Javed Mahmood.
Shimshalis use numerous seasonal mountain grasslands, located several days walk from the village, to sustain herds of yaks, goats, and sheep. The area was founded by Mamo Singh and his wife. According to Shimshal’s history and tradition, their first child won the local polo game from Kargiz Chinese riding yak while the Chinese rode horses.