Travelers from around the world are fond of visiting northern areas of Pakistan. Govt: Govt. Eliminated all transport barriers to travelers from around the world. As a result, a large number of vagabonds from around the world come to visit the most friendly country for the summer of 2020, blessed by the paradisiacal landscape. The UK Backpackers Society has listed the country with the top travel destinations in the world for 2017 and 2018. Also, Forbes magazines had included Pakistan in the list of the best travel destinations to visit in 2019. As the country as a whole has been rated for the best travel destinations, here we have some of the most beautiful places to visit in northern Pakistan.
- Naran Kaghan
- Hunza Valley
- Skardu Valley
- Fairy meadows
- Naltar Valley
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Best Places To Visit In Northern Areas Of Pakistan
1. Naran Kaghan
At the top of the list of the best places in the northern areas of Pakistan, we have the Naran Kaghan Valley in the Himalayan mountains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. The Naran valleys remain open for a few months to offer some of nature’s wonderful views. As the valley remains closed during winters from October to April due to heavy snowfall in the northern areas of Pakistan. As the road to the valley is blocked due to avalanches coming from the mountains. However, Naran Valley is one of the most famous places in northern Pakistan among local travelers. Every year, a large number of visitors come to this site with their friends, family, and relatives to capture the best memories.
The valley surrounded by the green mountains and the deep alpine forest giving a nice impact on the travelers of the Himalayan valleys. In the Naran Valley, there is much more to discover, such as the fairy tale Saif Ul Malook Lake, Hiking to the Ansoo Lake, Lulusar lake, Dudipatsar lake, and finally, Babusar Top (4173 m). So make a plan this summer 2020 and explore the Naran Valley among the other best places in northern Pakistan.
2. Hunza Valley
Found in the mountains of northern Pakistan, in the gigantic and colorful Hunza Valley, far in the Gilgit Baltistan region, near the Chinese border. The Hunza Valley is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the northern areas of Pakistan. For many years, the Hunza Valley has offered its wanderers history and culture as well as their colorful traditions. In addition to historical and traditional expectations, Hunza Valley is famous worldwide among travelers for its immense natural landscape, which can have a strong impact on the minds of travelers. However, the valley has a lot more to discover.
Places To Visit In Hunza
Some of the best travel destinations to visit in Hunza Valley are the historic Ganesh Colony, Baltit, Altit Fort, Lake Attahbad, Shimshal Valley, Passu Cones and Glacier, Khunjerab Pass (border Pak-Chinese), and much more.
The village of Ganesh is a historic Silk Road village about 1000 years old, believed to be the first settlement on the Silk Road. Also, the Hunza Valley is said to be the only destination in the world from where one can admire the beauty of the four mighty Seven Thousanders peaks as well as some famous peaks like Ladyfinger Peak (Bublimating – 6000m) and the Hunza peak (6270 m).
In the Hunza Valley, many wonderful hiking routes can take travelers to another world. Some of the best trekking routes are the Shimshal Pass, the trek Patundas, the trek Batura glacier, and many others.
So make sure this summer 2020 to travel to explore this amazing place in the northern parts of Pakistan with your friends or special someone to have an amazing time.
3. Skardu Valley
Here we go with the gateway to the Karakorum mountain range on this listing. The Skardu Valley is located in the Karakorum Range of Gilgit Baltistan in the far north of Pakistan. Being my most favorite destination in the mountainous region of Pakistan, Skardu Valley offers a lot to travelers that one can never hope for and forget after visiting such places in the northern areas of Pakistan. The road to Skardu Valley is said to be the Eighth Wonder of the World, as the path offers some breathtaking views as well as the danger of a huge landslide whenever it gets rain. The valley has a rich culture and history with beautiful traditions. Likewise, culture and traditions are similar in Tibet. However,
Best Places To Visit In Skardu
Skardu Valley has a lot to offer for travelers to walk in the mountains to explore, as there are still many places that have not visited. From majestic mountains to the highest desert in the world, Skardu has everything for its lovers. Some of the best places to visit in Skardu Valley are:
- Shangrila Lake (Lower Kachura)
- Upper Kachura Lake
- Kharpocho Fort
- Kalpana Cold desert and Lake
- Cold Shiger Desert
- Shigar Valley and Fort
- Khaplu Valley and Palace
- Chaqchan Mosque
- Deosai National Park
However, as the Skardu Valley is the gateway to the Karakorum Mountains, it has many of the most beautiful and amazing trekking routes in the world. The most incredible is the Snow Lake trek (Luke Lawo), the K2 base camp trek (Concordia), the Banak La trek, and much more. Also, Skardu hosts K2 (8611 m), the second-highest peak in the world, Broad peak (8047 m), Gasherbrum 1 (8080 m), Gasherbrum 2 (8035 m), and many other powerful and famous peaks. With all these mighty Skardu peaks, it becomes a mountaineer’s dream to conquer. Every year, thousands of climbers come to Pakistan to try to climb these mighty peaks of the Skardu Valley. So be sure to take a trip to this place to visit the northern parts of Pakistan this summer.
4. Fairy Meadows
Name given to the celestial beauty of this piece of land, the fairy meadows found in the high Himalayan mountains of Gilgit Baltistan in the northern areas of Pakistan. The destination is famous because of the dark alpine forest in the surrounding area, the lush green meadows in the center with the wonderful and mighty Nanga Parbat peak (8,126m) in the front make it one of the best places to visit in the areas from northern Pakistan.
Nanga Parbat is known as The Killer Mountain, with the name inscribed on Pakistan’s second-highest peak. On the other hand, the summit is the ninth-largest in the world. In the fairytale meadows, one can explore beautiful areas by walking towards Biyal camp and Nanga Parbat base camp.
Bilal camp is known to be the first Killer Mountain camp. To reach this fairyland of Pakistan, one has to take the adventurous Jeep ride on the most dangerous jeep track in the world, then walk for about 3 hours through dense woods. The destinations get closer during winters due to heavy snowfall, which makes it difficult to live there. This summer, put this destination on your travel list among other top places to visit in the northern areas of Pakistan.
5. Naltar Valley
Finally, we have a ski resort, the Naltar Valley, in Gilgit Baltistan in northern Pakistan. The valley is full of lush greenery all around with amazing views. One can visit this destination by taking a jeep ride from the normal village for about 45 minutes. However, the weather remains cold in the Naltar Valley as it has an elevation of 9,700 feet. It offers beautiful destinations for travelers to visit. Some of the best to explore are Lake Naltar (Satrangi), Pari Lake, Lake Blue, And much more. In summer, a large number of travelers come to visit such a destination to save in their memory. Also, in winter, travelers enjoy the international ski festival in the valley. Get this incredible destiny on your travel list for summer 2020.
These are some of the most famous and best travel destinations in northern Pakistan that travelers should visit this summer of 2020. So pack your backpack for 2020 and take a trip to these wonderful destinations of amazing scenery in the regions from northern Pakistan.
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