Most Beautiful Places To Travel In North Pakistan




Pakistan is a treasure trove for inspiring sights with lush green fields and snow-capped mountains which used to get blurred out in the name of security issues. But from the year 2019, the tourist flow started reaching the heights of millions of tourists annually, who started coming to witness the jaw-dropping beauty offered by Pakistan.

Emerald green fields of Skardu, the rich color of Hunza Valley, and the spectacular scenery of fairy meadows with the fascinating views of Nalter valley are something that sits high on the travel bucket list of visitors.

MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO TRAVEL IN NORTH PAKISTAN:

Without further ado, let’s list out the “must go to” travel destinations in the northern areas of Pakistan.

  • HUNZA VALLEY
  • SAWAT VALLEY
  • NARAN KAGHAN
  • SHOGRAN VALLEY
  • SKARDU VALLEY
  • FAIRY MEADOWS
  • NALTER VALLEY

HUNZA VALLEY:

If you are looking for a “skip from city life” destination, then Hunza Valley is the ideal bucket of pleasure, panoramic views, scenery, and hospitable people. This beautiful valley is situated in the Gilgit Baltistan province residing between the Himalayas and Karakoram mountain ranges. Globally, Hunza valley is famous for its immensely beautiful landscapes and sceneries, which makes it one of the most popular destinations locally and internationally as well.

Hunza valley comprises many different locations which have the rich essence of their heritage and cultural values. Places such as Passu cones and glaciers, Khunjarab Pass (Pak-China Border), Altit Fort, Attabad Lake , Shimshal Valley, and many more.

So make sure, if you are planning to visit a place with the most beautiful views, keep the Hunza Valley firstly highlighted, because you surely don’t want to miss the experience this valley has to offer.

SAWAT VALLEY:

Located in the mountainous regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the eponymous Sawat valley is about 100 miles distant from Islamabad Pakistan. Labeled as mini Switzerland by Queen Elizbeth II, the valley is the talk of the town for its exquisite landscapes, hospital inhabitants, and refreshing weather. Do trekking, hiking, or camping, this is the place where you can take out all of your city stress and make yourself as afresh as a daisy.

The region of Sawat valley consists of Kalam Valley, Kumrat Valley, Madyan, Saidu Sharif, Malam Jabba, and Mahodand Lake. Each destinated have the power to captivate tourist and make them crave to revisit the destination annually.

NARAN KAGHAN:

The combination of two valleys, Naran valley, and Kaghan Valley, is ideally located in the Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in the North of Pakistan. This place is known as a prime destination for travelers. Naran Kaghan captures millions of travelers and visitors towards its scenic lap.

This valley opens its arms to travelers in the summer season only as the valley witness severe snowfall in winters. The travelers are encouraged to visit the iconic Naran and Kaghan with their families and friends from May to August to capture the best memories of their lives.

SHOGRAN VALLEY:

Shogran Valley, located 200 kilometers away from Pakistan owns aesthetic and delightful views with well-equipped luxurious hotels. This place stands out when it comes to listing the most beautiful places in Northern Pakistan. In harmony with Naran Kaghan Valley, this destination is also open in the summer only, making the visitors experience a pleasant temperature with romanticized rainfalls.

SKARDU VALLEY:

Skardu valley also known as Little Tibet is beautifully located on the Northern side of Pakistan, Gilgit Baltistan. The road leading to Skardu Valley is regarded as the World's Eighth Wonder, as it offers breathtaking views while also posing the risk of a massive landslide whenever it rains. The valley has a rich culture and history, as well as lovely traditions.

From the massive mountains to the highest deserts, Skardu valley has a lot to offer to the wanderers scouting for the experience that they want to recall throughout their lives. Kharpocho Fort, Shangrila Lake, Upper Kachura Lake, Kaptpana cold desert, Shiger cold desert, Shiger valley, and fort are some of the most visited places by travelers. The place is the home to the mountainous region which has become a dream to conquer for the mountaineers all around the world.

FAIRY MEADOWS:

Fairy meadows is the name given to the heavenly beauty piece of land, which is located in the Far Himalayan Mountains of Gilgit Baltistan in northern Pakistan. The destination is well-known for its murky alpine forest in the surrounding area, lush green meadows in the center, and the magnificent mighty Nanga Parbat peak (8,126 m) in the front, making it one of the best places to visit in Pakistan's northern areas.

Fairy Meadows, a glorious destination of the Nanga Parbat Mountain is also known as The Killer Mountain, and it is the name of Pakistan's second-highest peak. On the contrary, this peak stands as the 9th largest peak in the world. In the Fairy Meadows, one can discover some absolutely gorgeous regions by trekking to Biyal Camp and the Nanga Parbat Base Camp.

NALTER VALLEY:

Have you been dreaming of a rustic gateway? The Nalter Valley in the Gilgit Baltistan of Northern Pakistan offers stunning mountainous views to the visiting travelers. The valley is surrounded by lush greenery and has breathtaking views. This location can be reached by taking a 45-minute jeep ride from Normal village. However, due to its elevation of 9,700 feet, the weather in Naltar Valley remains cold. It has some beautiful places for tourists to visit. Some of the best places to visit include Naltar Lake 1 (Satrangi), Pari Lake, Blue Lake, and many others. During the summer, a large number of tourists flock to such locations to make memories. In addition, during the winter, visitors can enjoy the International Ski Festival in the valley.

CONCLUSION:

Truly awe-inspiring destinations of Pakistan have the potential to grab millions of visitors annually which has started an impactful contribution to the economy and the image of Pakistan. If you haven’t planned a Pakistan tour yet, this is your time now to take a break from the city life and make yourself wander the beautiful and magnificent sites in the Northern Areas of Pakistan.

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