Northern areas of Pakistan 

Northern areas of Pakistan are Hub of the highest mountain chain of the world. These areas are known as Paradise on the earth. There are large number of beautiful destinations to visit in Northern Areas of Pakistan and every destination unique in its beauty. There are more than 100 mountains in Northern areas of Pakistan having height more than 7000 meters and this list of 5 have height more than 8000 meters

  • K-2 (8611 m)
  • Nanga Parbat (8125 m)
  • Gasherbrum 1 (8068 m)
  • Broad Peak (8047 m)
  • Gasherbrum 1 ( 8035 m)

The lengthiest glaciers outside polls on earth, where the followings meet up at single point include:

  • Himalaya
  • Karakorum
  • Pamir
  • Hindukush all meet.

List of stunning destinations of the Northern areas of Pakistan is very long but most stunning and accessible places are listed below.

  • Hunza Valley
  • Skardu Valley
  • Fairy Meadows
  • Naran, Kaghan Valley
  • Naltar Valley

Hunza Valley

Hunza valley is one of the most beautiful valleies of Gilgit Baltistanand. It is most colorful than any other valley of Pakistan. This beautiful valley lies near the border of Pakistan and China. It is unique in its colorful traditions, culture and in its wonderful history. Highest peak of the Hunza valley is of 6270 meters and most famous peak is the lady finger peak. Beautiful trekking routes of the Hunza valley carry the travellers to another beautiful stunning world.The valley is well-known for its wonderful natural and scenic beauty. It is one of the best destinations the world which is placed between grand Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges. Wondering beauty of Hunza valley attracts thousands tourist of the world to visit this stunning destination every year.  This mountainous valley is located in the extreme northern part of Pakistan in the Gilgit-Baltistan region and bordering with the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan and the Xinjiang region of China. British Backpacker Sociadministratorety which was founded by Samuel Joynson , Adam Sloper , and Michael Worrall visited 101 countries and ranked Pakistan at the top position due to its breath-taking mountain scenery, fabulous food, and probably the world’s greatest “road trip”. Samuel said that Pakistan is ranked at top position because it offers some of the world’s most dramatic mountain scenery and is home to some of the worlds friendliest. Adam Sloper said that Karakoram Highway is a special road on the globe which links Islamabad to the mythical Hunza Valley.

Skardu Valley

Sakardu is the dream of the most tourists of the world. This stunning valley lies if the Karakorum Mountain ranges. Mostly beauty of this beautiful valley is undiscovered. This beautiful valley has the same attraction for hikers, mountaineers and climbers. It is little Tibet. In language culture and traditions people of the Sakardu are similar to Tibetan people. A visitor experiences the highest peaks of the world and toughest hiking routes in Skardu.  Safranga and katpana are the heighest and the coldest desert of the world in Skardu valley of Pakistan. Due to its rich culture Scardu also have some UNESCO world heritage sights. Scardu also offers the most beautiful landscape and wildlife in the heights of Deosai Plateau which is second heighest plane in the world. Spring season and autumn seasons are the best season to visit the Scardu valley when weather is pleasant.
Some of most famous peaks and treks are:

Some of most famous peaks and treks are:
  • K2
  • Broad Peak
  • Gasherbrum 1
  • Gasherbrum 2
  • Snow Lake (Lukpe Lawo)

Some of best sights to wander in while traveling to Skardu are:
  • Deosai Plateau
  • Basha Valley
  • Katpana Cold Desert and Lake
  • Shangrila (Lower Kachura) Lake
  • Upper Kachura Lake
  • Safranga Cold Desert
  • Khaplu valley and Palace
  • Chanqchan Mosque
  • Shigar Valley and fort
  • Soge Valley
  • Mantokha Waterfall

Fairy Meadows 

A German climber named this grassland as Faify Meadows while locally it is known as Joot which is located in Diamer District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan near one of the basecamp site of Nanga Parbat. Nanga Parbat is the second highest peak in Pakistan and ninth largest in the world. It is Also Known As Killer Mountain. Nanga Parbat is the part of Himalayan Mountains of Gilgit Baltistan. There is Jeep trek of only fifteen kilometer which starts from Raikhot Bridge on Karakoram Highway to the village Tato. From Tato There is a thrilling hiking trek of five kilometer to Fairy Meadows which takes 3 to 5 hours. Tourist season in fairy Meadows starts from April and end in September. At the camping site there is area of 2000 acres (800 hectares) specified for tourists lodges.

Kaghan Valley

Kaghan Valley of Pakistan is one of the most beautiful destination of the world. Kaghan Valley has key position in world tourism.This valley is 160 km long and have a large number of beautiful points to visit and to perform different activities. It is one of the most popular summer holiday spot. Tourist activities reached at its peak in June, July, August and September when ice is melted and roads become clear. Kunhar River is starts from SaifulMalook travels parallel to this valley and increases beauty of this valley. Kunhar river is enriched with trout Fish. Local community of Kaghan is simple and Friendly. Main visiting points which provide unforgettable experience to its visitors of this valley are lake saif ulmuluk, Malika Parbat,Naran ,Babu Sar top, LalaZar, Shogran and Lake Lulusar. Naran is main hub and most visiting point of this valley. Kaghan valley is the best destination for honeymoon and family tours.

Stunning destinations of the Kaghan Valley are
  • Naran Valley
  • Lake Saif ul Muluk
  • Malika Parbat
  • Babu Sar Pass
  • Shogran
  • Siri Paye Meadows

Naltar valley

Naltar valley of Northern areas of Pakistan is full of lush greenery all around with stunning views. Naltar valley is 25 kilometers from Gilgit city. It is the most famous and most visiting destination of the Silk Road. This Silk Road or Karakorum highway is part of the CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) now. It is the best holiday destination. More than 50 thousand travellers visit this stunning valley every year. In winter season It becomes an ideal place for skating so national skating championship held on the 1st January to end of February every year. The most beautiful Lakes of the Naltar valley are 
  • Naltar lake 1 (Satrangi)
  • Pari lake
  • Blue Lake 

Neelum Valley

Kaghan Valley

Hunza Valley





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