Some Wakhi households from Gulmit also permanently settled down in Shishkat while the Burushaski and Domaaki people migrated from Central Hunza.The village also has historical significance because this was the battle ground between Wakhi population above Gulmit and the state of Nagar and Hunza.The village was settled down in 1903 during the reign of Mir Nazim Khan.Before this the barren lands were used as grazing land of Gulmit village.Since 2010, parts of the valley have been inundated by the 27 km long Attabad Lake.Shishkat Gojal is also known as Nazimabad Shishkat is the first village of Goj al when crossing Central Hunza.
This is dominantly a Burushaski speaking village however people of Wakhi and Domaaki ethnic group also inhibit the village.
), also known as Upper Hunza is a valley situated in the far north of Pakistan.
It borders Pakistan and China at Khunjerab Pass and Afghanistan at Chipurson valley.
The oldest intact house in Gulmit is more than six centuries old.
There are six Jama'at Khana or religious community centres in Gulmit.