Traveling to Pakistan’s Northern Areas
Traveling to one of the most beautiful places in the world is always a great experience. The northern areas of Pakistan are no exception and offer plenty for those who wish to explore its majestic landscapes. From lush green valleys, snow-capped mountains, gorgeous lakes, rivers, and waterfalls – every corner you turn in these regions will leave you breathless.
In this traveling guide, we’ll take a look at some scenic spots that must be experienced during your journey through Northern Pakistan:
- Kaghan Valley
The stunning valley close to Naran should be up high on our list! Ordinary people would say it’s like heaven come alive with picturesque greenery. Onward from here is an excellent road leading towards Babusar Top (4200 meters altitude), which connects Gilgit Baltistan with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Punjab provinces, respectively (Kaghan sets throughout higher than 4000 Maskas). Also, remember Lake Saiful Muluk when coming down from Babusar, where waters reflect surrounding serenity; nothing less than total elation awaits visitors!
- Neelum Valley
Fantastic hillsides fitted by narrow lanes filled with pine forests make their way upwards into transparent skies presenting fantastic scenes. Ratti Gali Lake, found further along this route, also promises mesmerizing sights. But remember to cross the bridge over River Kishanganga/Neelam before reaching Keel (the other side). Only here can memories last forever, anyway?
- Swat Valley
Nature again takes center stage like seen above, except lush beauty changes colors seasonally. Thanks to nearby meadows covered with various assortments, merely glimpsing such grandeur leave.
Sometimes man defies laws against gravity. Many gratified, honestly speaking words escape humans, let alone cameras doing justice either enjoy boat trips, visit Buddhist monuments, etc. While taking momentary rest a bit too often, local markets need perusing. Better yet, top merit near Malam Jabba Ski Resort, skiers thankfully fulfill heart cries acrophobic still having a mountain few miles away from Kalam awaiting triumph. How wondrously does that feel?
- Chitral Valley
So, the wait isn’t over, yet dream destinations have become a reality. We share the same soft carpeted lawn area dotted with unique oases. Every tourist has chalked off the checklist to get sight of the Kalash Tribe offered within said district kind peace.
The journey begins as you climb through some of the world’s most rugged terrain. The narrow roads wind up steep hillsides, providing ever-changing views: snowcapped mountains in one moment, dense forests in another. So, Travel more and more. It will give you inner peace. On clear days, you can even catch glimpses of distant cities scattered across faraway plains from high atop rocky cliffs. An array of wildlife ranging from deer to wild boars will accompany you over this road trip, reminding us all that nature remains king here!