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Northern Areas of Pakistan

The northern areas of Pakistan are endowed with numerous beautiful mountains, snow peaks, meadows, lakes, and other natural wonders. Three mountain ranges meet here: the Himalayas, the Hindukush, and the Karakoram.

Plan a tour to one of the beautiful valleys if you want to visit and enjoy the spectacular beauty of nature.

Here is a list of the most popular tourist destinations in Pakistan’s north region.

Skardu:

Skardu is in Pakistan’s far north. It is the central valley of Gilgit-Baltistan and it embodies serenity, beauty, and wilderness. Paths to some of the highest mountain peaks, including K-2, K-3 and Gasherbrum, are all linked to this specific location.

It has numerous mountain peaks, forts, lakes, and resorts, making it an ideal destination for trekkers, tourists, and mountaineers. The following are some major points of interest that you can visit while in Skardu.

  • Baltoro Glacier
  • Chogo Lungma Glacier
  • Biafo Glacier
  • Mountain Peaks: K2, Gasherbrum, Masherbrum
  • Upper Kachura Lake
  • Satpara Lake
  • Shangrila Lake
  • Shigar Fort
  • Shangrila Fort
  • Kharpocho Fort
  • Shigar Desert
  • Katpana Cold Desert
  • Chaqchan Mosque
  • Deosai National Park
  • Khaplu Palace

Chitral Valley:

It is situated within the Hindukush range. Chitral is well-known for its tourist attractions and cultural festivals. It is referred to as the “Palace of the Fairies” due to its majestic mountains, lush green valleys, flowing rivers, dense forests, and glaciers.

Every year, thousands of tourists visit Chitral. The following are some of its most well-known tourist attractions.

  • Karambar Lake
  • Shandur Lake
  • Bashqargolo Lake
  • Kalash Festival
  • Shandor Polo Festival
  • Chilimjusht Festival
  • Uchitel Festival
  • Kalash Valley
  • Garam Chashma
  • Shahi Masjid
  • Mehtar’s Fort
  • Khowar House

Swat Valley:

Swat is known as the “Switzerland of Pakistan” due to its similarity in landscape and beauty. Swat has beautiful lakes, rivers, high mountain peaks, waterfalls and springs. During the summer and winter, tourists can enjoy trekking, hiking, zip-lining, chairlift rides, fishing, skiing, sledding, ice skating and a variety of other activities. These are some of the most popular attractions.

  • White Palace Marghazar
  • Mahodand Lake
  • Ushu Valley
  • Ushu Forest
  • Malam Jabba Ski Resort
  • Kalam Valley

Neelum Valley:

Neelum Valley, also known as the “Paradise on Earth” is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations. It is famous for its fruits, which include apples, apricots, walnuts and plums. The area is densely forested, with hills, rivers and streams. There are some most popular attractions in Neelum Valley.

  • Ratti Galli
  • Kutton Valley
  • Keran
  • Sharda Valley
  • Kel
  • Arrang Kel
  • Jagran
  • Upper Neelum Village
  • Machiara National Park
  • Taobut

Hunza Valley:

Hunza Valley, located in Gilgit-Baltistan near the China border, is famous for its majestic beauty. It is surrounded on all sides by mountain peaks. The following are popular Hunza Valley destinations.

  • Borith Lake
  • Attabad Lake
  • Altit Fort
  • Baltit Fort
  • Nagar Fort
  • Kha Basi
  • Hussaini Suspension Bridge
  • Khunjerab National Park
  • Khunjerab Pass
  • Passu Cones
  • Rakaposhi Viewpoint
  • Hopper Glacier
  • Pak-China Sost Dry Port
  • Eagle’s Nest Point

Kumrat Valley:

Kumrat Valley, a true natural gem with high mountains, streams, greenery, thick forests, and lakes, is a dream destination for most tourists. It is situated in KPK’s Upper Dir district. It is an ideal location for trekking, mountaineering and rock climbing. The valley has the following points of interest.

  • Kala Chashma
  • Jahaz Banda Waterfall
  • Wooden Canals Thal
  • Katora Lake
  • Kumrat Forest
  • Jandrai Trek
  • Jahaz Banda Meadows

These locations add to the beauty of Pakistan’s northern areas. To explore northern areas of Pakistan, you can contact adventureplanners.com to plan a tour or simply get guidance.

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