• Women of Shimshal is a fascinating collection of autobiographical tales told by the women of Shimshal, in the remote Karakoram mountains. On the north eastern border of Pakistan, far from the fanaticism of extreme sects, the women of Shimshal lead peaceful lives of extreme hardship and good humoured tolerance. "When I was 15 there were 21 people living in the house and my friend Hasiet and I had to do all the weekly washing for the whole family, even in winter. It took all day and I got frost bite in my feet... Read more

  • Shimshal has been reprinted and now is available for purchase!

    In 2000, Pam Henson took up a teaching position in Pakistan, in a village three days' walk from the nearest road and vastly removed from any kind of life she had experienced ~ this was Shimshal. Working in one of the world's most remote regions, among pragmatic Ismaili muslims, amorous adventure guides, alpine politicians, and all those working for their village's future, Henson chronicles her adventure with a teacher's humour and a convert's... Read more

  • Get both of these great books together plus a complimentary pack of Images of Shimshal greeting cards.  For every extra pack of cards add 5 dollars

  • Images of Shimshal: greeting cards for any occasion

    A series of 5 cards with envelopes in plastic wrapping.

    $5 per pack – minimum of 2 packs (free postage)

    • Card 1 - Shimshal pass
    • Card 2 - Yak route to the Pamir
    • Card 3 - Yak portrait
    • Card 4 - Shimshal children in winter
    • Card 5 - House in Shimshal