Discover Moorkhun, a quaint village on the Karakoram Highway in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, nestled just across a gentle river from Boibar valley. Situated alongside the Hunza River, approximately 180 kilometers upriver from Gilgit, Moorkhun is the eighth village on the route from Gulmit towards the China–Pakistan border at Khunjerab Pass, strategically positioned just 5 kilometers before the Pakistani port of entry at Sust.

Moorkhun village serves as the gateway to the old route leading to Shimshal village. Embark on a trek from the Karakoram Highway, tracing the Boiber River’s path, passing through Avgarch village, Chilkhun, Boiber, Piryar, and Dut pass (river crossing), until you reach the charming Shimshal village. This historic route also reveals forks leading to Qaroon Peak and Jurjur Khoon Sar peak, offering adventure seekers an array of captivating trails.

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural and natural tapestry of Moorkhun, where history meets breathtaking landscapes. As you explore this village, you’ll find the perfect balance of tranquility and adventure, making it an ideal stop on your Karakoram journey. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or a nature lover, Moorkhun invites you to uncover the hidden gems along its old route to Shimshal and beyond.

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