A small town of 250 people located deep in the Karakoram Mountain range, Shimshal is a 6 days walk from the Chinese border. Twice a year (spring and fall) they celebrate the Kuch Festival. This festival celebrates the herders heading to the high pasture in the spring and returning from the high pastures in the fall. Shimshal is located at 10,000 feet. The herders take their yaks, sheep and goats to the high pastures during the summer months which is located at over 14,000 feet.