PAKISTAN ~ The 11 Most Breathtaking Places


11. SHOGRAN

Located in the Kaghan Valley, Shogran is a plateau that lies at an astounding 7,749 feet above sea level. Make your way through glaciers and waterfalls, lush grasslands and steep hills as you trek towards Siri, Paye, Makra Top or Dona Meadows.

10. KARAKORAM HIGHWAY

The Karakoram highway makes its way through an enchanting landscape of cascading rivers, terrifying ravines and snow capped mountain peaks. The gateway to China, the highway that takes you through the original Silk Road, the colorful Kashgar bazaar, all the way to the Khunreb Pass, a journey of a lifetime indeed!

9. NEELUM VALLEY

A stand out attraction of the vastly beautiful Azad Kashmir, the 200 km long Neelum Valley will leave you wondering if you are in heaven. Blue rivers, delectable landscapes and yawning greenery will see you floating in the clouds for days on end.

8. HUNZA VALLEY

Home to some of the highest and most beautiful mountains in the world, Hunza Valley will make you feel closer to God. Enjoy views of the Rakaposhi, Ghenta Sar, Ulta Sar and Ladyfinger Peak as you make your way across Hunza. The Duikar View Point in Hunza provides the best sunset and sunrise views anywhere in Pakistan.

7. LAKE SAIF-UL-MULUK

This is one for the romantic in you! Located 8 kilometers north of Naran, this scenic lake is surrounded by snow clad mountains and waterfalls that will make your heart melt. Malika Parbat one of the highest mountain peaks in Pakistan can also be seen from here.

6. FAIRY MEADOWS

Fairy Meadows, locally known as Fantori, are situated at an elevation of 10,826 ft and offers views of the Nanga Parbat, the 9th highest peak of the world. Thick Alpine forests and the enchanting mountainside provide the perfect backdrop to these jaw-dropping grasslands.

5. DEOSAI NATIONAL PARK

Deosai, “The Land of Giants” is just that. The Deosai Plateau is the second highest plateau in the world and boasts a wide range of flora and fauna. 3,000 km2 of lush greenery and the 2.3 km2 Deosai Lake, make it a must-visit place for all nature lovers!

4. K2

K2 is the second highest mountain peak in the world. Located in Gilgit-Baltistan, you have to see it to believe it. Also known as the “Savage Mountain” famous for killing people trying to reach its summit, all the hazards in the world haven’t stopped people from taking a crack at it though.

3. MUBARAK VILLAGE

This fishing village located 30 km from Karachi offers views of the Arabian Sea that will take your breath away. There aren’t many modern facilities available here, but that hasn’t deterred tourists from visiting and enjoying the beauty of Mubarak Village.

2. ANSOO LAKE

Named Ansoo (tear) due to its unique teardrop like shape, this amazing sight will leave you gasping for air. One of the highest altitude lakes in Pakistan, Ansoo Lake is one for the purist. Not easily accessible in either winter or summer, you’ve got to earn the right to enjoy Ansoo in all its magnificence.

1. SNOW LAKE

Located at the blinding height of 16,000 feet above sea level, few have dared to visit and enjoy the splendor of the Snow Lake. Almost 100 kilometers of flowing ice, one of the longest in the world, make this lake a sight to behold!

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One thought on “PAKISTAN ~ The 11 Most Breathtaking Places

  1. No. 5: Deosai National Park. The picture is not of Deosai, its of Paya Peak, located above Shogran in the Kaghan Valley. Deosai is hundreds of kilometers apart and thousands of feet higher than Paya. I don’t know why you mixed it up.

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