5 Amazing Places To Visit In Northern Areas Of Pakistan

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The people of Pakistan love to travel. Pakistan is a beautiful land filled with picturesque landscapes and mesmerizing wonders of nature. Forbes ranked Pakistan as one of the “coolest” places to visit. Pakistan has a flourishing tourism industry.

 

The northern areas of Pakistan are full of breathtaking locations that will surely make you fall in love with this country all over again. Prepare your backpacks for this summer's travels to these magnificent locations with breathtaking views in Pakistan's northern regions.

Hunza valley

Hunza Valley is a beautiful place located in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. It is one of the most popular places for tourists and travelers to visit. It is located at a distance of 50 miles away from Gilgit and Chilas.

Hunza Valley has been declared an eco-tourism destination with lots of natural beauty and wildlife to offer tourists. The Hunza Valley is famous for its natural beauty and its picturesque mountains that are covered with snow during the winter season. There are many other attractions like lakes, waterfalls, caves, and glaciers besides these breathtaking mountains that make this place truly attractive for tourists all around the world Shimshal Lake: This lake is located at an altitude of 4,812 feet above sea level. It has an area of 479 acres and its water is crystal clear which makes it ideal for swimming and boating activities.

 

Attabad Lake

Attabad Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Pakistan. The lake is situated at an elevation of 3200 feet above sea level and has a total area of around 1.55 square km. The climate is warm and temperate throughout the year. Attabad Lake is surrounded by a dense forest and offers you a scenic view along with its breathtaking beauty.

Attabad Lake has many camping sites where you can stay overnight with your family or friends for a fun-filled weekend getaway!

 

Passu Cones

Passu Cones are located in a small village called Passu in the Gojal valley in the Hunza district of Gilgit Baltistan region in Pakistan. Passu is a major tourist attraction in Hunza because of its scenic landscape.

To view Passu cones one does not have to move far from the road as they are visible from the Karakorum Highway as soon as you have crossed Attabad Lake in Gulmit Valley. Passu is a peaceful valley surrounded by these magnificent mountains and with the river flowing through it. Glaciers and their rivers run across. Great place to walk, trek, or hike. The best time to visit this place is from April till September.

 

Duikar Valley

 Duikar is the highest village at the altitude of 10,000 feet in Hunza valley and is located at a distance of 11 km from Karimabad. One of the main attractions of Duikar is the viewpoint which is a 5-minute climb up behind Eagle’s Nest Hotel where you have the best views during sunrise and sunset. It is a very interesting point to visit due to its height and you will get a broader view of high mountain peaks in front of you. The most common peaks such as Rakaposhi, Lady Finger, Ultar, Golden peak, etc. can be viewed at this spot.

It is a place to view sunrise and sunset as you can see the first ray of sun touching the high peaks at sunrise here. You can also enjoy the view of the whole of the Hunza and Nagar valleys.

 

Deosai National Park

Deosai National Park is by far one of the most amazing places you can camp out. Seemingly endless pastures covered in wildflowers make up the vast area of Deosai, the second largest alpine plateau in the world. With an average height of over 4,000 meters, it spans over 3,000 square kilometers. Deosai means ‘Land of the Giants’ and when you look out across the never-ending green expanse you can see why. There is so much to see and do in Deosai that’s why it has made a place in our list of Best places to visit in Pakistan list. At Deosai, our first stop will be at Sheosar Lake. This place offers beautiful views of the south face of Nanga Parbat and a panoramic view of Deosai Plains.

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