Top 10 tourist places in pakistan

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1. Attabad Lake

Attabad Lake

A disaster became one of the attractions for the tourists. It offers activities like boating, jet skiing, fishing etc.

  • Location

Gojal Hunza Valley, Gilgit Baltistan.

  • View

Calm Turquoise Lake Surrounded by Sheer Mountains.

  • Trip Details

Attabad Lake is about half an hour east of Karimabad, the capital of the Hunza District in the Gilgit-Baltistan province of Pakistan. The depth of the water is 109 meters and length is 21 kilometers. The future perspective of this lake is to build its structure more reliable

2. Saif-ul-Maluk Lake

Saif-ul-Maluk Lake

A beautiful mountainous and the most popular lake of Pakistan. The high mountains and the long trees surrounded by the lake enhances its beauty. There are also some mystical stories related to the place.

  • Location

Kaghan Valley, Naran.

  • View

Magnificent view of a mountain called Malika Parbat.

  • Trip Details

From Naran to visit the lake, a Jeep must be hired. The jeep will take you through an approx 40 minutes ride towards the lake and there are restaurants or a few inns by the lake. In November the sides of the lake are snow covered, the lake shows a completely different perspective. From Lake Saiful Muluk another small lake called Ansoo lake can also be visited. That lake is famous because of being shaped like a teardrop. The word ansoo means teardrop in Urdu.

3. Shangrila Resort

Shangrila Resort

The first ever established Resort of Northern Areas which was named as “Heaven on Earth”.   

  • Location

Skardu

  • View

Breathtaking view of mountains and lake.

  • Trip Details

The Resort offers all the services which one could ask for a luxurious trip. Different types of Suites and Cottages can be pre-booked. The Resort offers a variety of cafes, restaurants, hiking trails, zoo, view points and much more. Services such as Wifi, Airport pick and drop and laundry are also available.

4. Concordia Basecamp

Concordia Basecamp

The most demanding yet rewarding trek. Baltoro Concordia Trek is famously known as K2 Base Camp Trek by mountaineering and trekking enthusiasts from around the world.

  • Location

Heart of Karakoram

  • View

Breathtaking view of Snow-capped Mountains.

  • Trip Details

The trip mainly involves walking along the lengths of Baltoro Glacier and Godwin Austin Glacier. The trail will intersect streams and rivers including Panma, Braldu and Indus at different points. The amazing trek to Concordia via Baltoro glacier is challenging and yet feasible for any healthy person. The trekking area is isolated with no permanent human settlements. The rugged trail is made of rubble and stones melted from the Baltoro Glacier. The pre-requisite on this trek is the motivation and enthusiasm required to walk long distances every day and spirit.

5. Deosai National Park

Deosai National Park​

Deosai National Park is an alpine plateau of exceptional beauty which is an environment characterized by extreme cold with low atmospheric pressure. The Deosai plain receives higher rainfall than adjoining northern and north eastern valleys of Baltistan. 

  • Location

Himalayas, east of Nanga Parbat Peak, Gilgit Baltistan.

  • View

Breathtaking view of mountains and lake.

  • Trip Details

Deosai National Park is located where two biogeographical provinces merge, in the Himalayan and Karakoram-Pamir highlands. As a result, it is a place of very rich biodiversity as species are channelled through the Karakoram range, the main crest of the Himalayas, Zanskar range, Ladakh range and the Indus valley. These factors combine to create high altitude wetlands which are fed by snowmelt from the surrounding high snow-clad peaks and are drained by many fast-flowing rivers and streams. Three important river systems originate from Deosai National Park named as: Shatung, Bara Pani and Kala Pani which form the Shigar River, an important tributary of Indus River.

6. Fairy Meadows National Park

Fairy Meadows National Park​

Fairy Meadows is one of the most popular and beautiful places to hike in Pakistan.  

  • Location

Chilas, Nanga Parbat Peak, Gilgit Baltistan

  • View

Best view of Nanga Parbat.

  • Trip Details

Before getting to Fairy Meadows, get to the Raikot Bridge. Raikot Bridge is located 80km south of Gilgit  and then you will have to rent a jeep to get to the trailhead.  The jeep will take you through one of the bumpiest roads and zigzag its way up the rocky mountain for about 1.5 hours and you’ll be reached to a village. From the village, the trail gradually climbs for about 2 hour, and then it goes up steep for about 30 minutes until you arrive in Fairy Meadows.

7. Ratti Gali Lake

Ratti Gali Lake

Lake Ratti Gali is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges which is called a glacial lake. 

  • Location

Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir

  • View

Glaciers and mountains.

  • Trip Details

The lake is accessible from Dowarian by 19 kilometers  road cum hiking trek through breath-taking sites. Dowarian is the base camp to this lake. Through Jeeps the tracking would be more easy and jeeps are easily available from Dowarian even in peak season. From Dawarian it takes almost Two and half hours to reach base camp at Domail. From here onwards the track gets steeper and it’s preferable to get horses. Overall tracking is simple, easy and safe for families too.

8. Mahodand Lake

Mahodand Lake

An overwhelmed beautiful lake is located in Sawat which is called “Switzerland of the East”. It is renowned for its incredible abundance of natural beauty.

  • Location

Usho Valley, Kalam Sawat (KPK)

  • View

Sceneries of mountains and a river.

  • Trip Details

The lake is about 40 kilometres from Kalam in the Ushu Valley. It is an elevation of 9,400 feet and spreads over two kilometres by length. It took around three hours to cover a distance of 35 to 40 kilometres from Kalam to the lake. Up until reaching Mahodand Lake there are some other beautiful spots too such as Mahi Banal and Mighty 22 Falls. Also Chashma-e-Shifa and Mount Falak Ser are the two spots which can never be omitted and have spectacular views. Mahodand lake is 15 to 20 minutes away from these 2 spots. At the end the mesmerising view of Mahodand Lake will speak for itself.

9. Katora Lake

Katora Lake

The word Katora means “bowl”. It was named after the lake’s resemblance to a bowl shape.

  • Location

Upper reaches of Jahaz Banda, Kumrat Valley (KPK)

  • View

Astonishing view of Melting Glacier Water.

  • Trip Details

The trek starts from Jandrai village and slowly continues along the stream until reaching a bridge, joining the beautiful dense pine forest and steeply hiking. This journey continues until it opens into Jahaz Banda’s lush green meadows. Jahaz Banda meadows is a spectacular lush green meadow surrounded by high peaks and usually the  sky covered with dark clouds.

[Tip] Fill the water bottles before starting the hike to Katora Lake.

 

Much of the trail is along the mountain side that is heavily damaged by floods and stones. Few green & blue water ponds are found during the trek which are not less attractive.

10. Rakaposhi Base Camp

Rakaposhi Base Camp

The highest and the most iconic mountain from the Karakoram range which can be visible from the Karakoram Highway. However, in the local language it means “shiny wall”.

  • Location

Nagar Valley, Gilgit Baltistan

  • View

Sublime Silence of Glaciers.

  • Trip Details

The Rakaposhi peak is the 27th highest mountain on Earth but one of the most beautiful ones. 70km from Gilgit, after a 2km detour from the Karakoram Highway. Then Minapin, a small village, the starting point for both Rakaposhi and Diran base camps. Trail is easy except for the last few kilometers. Hakapun is a small campsite located between Minapin and the Rakaposhi base camp. Going to Hakapun takes around 4 or 5 hours. The base camp is just 4 or 5 kilometers from Hakapun but from here onwards the trail is steep that it might take around 3 or 4 hours to reach it.

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