If travelling is in your soul and like me, you are lost in the world, then you have come to the right place. We are the number one website for anything related to travelling in Pakistan. You must have come across many websites that offer articles on travelling across Pakistan. But ours stands out from the crowd. Why? Read on.
The Travel section of Pakbeings was developed specifically to fix your Wanderlust. Not just that our aim is to provide all our readers with a one stop shop all things related to travelling. So you might be wondering how is Pakbeings different from the quite literally million blogs available on the web.
Well to be completely honest with you, we here at Pakbeings love to travel as much as you do. We have firsthand experience of the challenges and joys and pains an average person might face while setting off on a journey of self-discovery. Because let’s face it every journey is about self-discovery.
Most travel blogs show the sunshine and rainbows aspect of travelling, pretty pictures of gushing waterfalls, serene lakes, scrumptious food, majestic castles and go in detail about the sublime locations they visited, but rarely shine a light on the dark side of travelling.
There’s a lot of hardwork involved when it comes to exploring the world. Months of advanced planning, setting up a budget, researching the destination, learning a few words of the native tongue, and finding the best accommodation and travel routes are just the tip of the iceberg.
All of these we will cover in quite detail, since we have had both positive and negative experiences on our travels.
What to expect in our travel articles?
We here at Pakbeings will be planning on writing on the top 10 places to visit in Pakistan, cheapest accommodations across Pakistan, top cheapest places to visit in Pakistan, tips for better travelling experience and much more. So hop in, enjoy the scenery, and leave with a smile on your face
1- Naltar Valley
2-Ratti Gali Lake – Azad Kashmir
Ratti Gali Lake is an alpine glacial lake which is situated in Neelum Valley, Kashmir, Pakistan at an altitude of 12,130 feet. The lake is fed by the surrounding glacier waters of the mountains. and it is so beautifull and one of the most amazing tourist place to visit once in a life
To reach the lake, you have to take an awesome as well as dangerous jeep ride from Dowarian. It will take almost 2 hours to reach the base camp of the lake from Dowarian. From Ratti Gali Lake BC, you either can trek to the lake or take a horse ride. The trek would take almost 1 hour, while the horse riding would take around 40 mins from base camp.
3-Khunjerab Pass (Pak-china border)
Visit it to see the highest paved road in the world and to see one of the highest border crossings in the world.
Khunjerab Pass or is a high mountain pass in the Karakoram Mountains in a strategic position on the northern border of the Pakistani region of Gilgit–Baltistan Hunza – Nagar District on the southwest border of the Xinjiang region of China
4-Shangrila resort, Skardu
Shangrila Resort Skardu, also known as “Heaven on Earth”, is nestled amongst some of the world’s highest peaks. It encircles the heart shaped “Kachura Lake” and is surrou-nded by fruit laden orchards and flower filled gardens.
Shangrila Lake is located in Kachura village 20 minutes from Skardu city town. The lake is also known as Shangrila lake after a resort built on its bank in 1983
Anyone visiting Skardu must stay at Shangrila Resort. It is beautifully located and very well maintained Resort. Food rooms service and the environment is unmatched. Had a wonderful stay and loved to be there
5-Naran Kaghan Valley
it is Located in Chitral at the height of 12,200 feet, Shandur Top is often referred to as the Roof of the World.
Shandur can be reached from Gilgit and Chitral. It is about 197 kilometers from Gilgit and 147 kilometers from Chitral. When coming from Gilgit to Shandur one can see the charming valleys of Gahkuch, Gupis, Phandar and many beautiful lakes. When coming from Chitral one can see the beauty of Mastuj and Surlasp valleys.
one of the few countries with such a dynamic landscape; rivers, deserts, lakes, waterfalls, springs, glaciers we seem to have it all in great abundance. In most beautiful places of Pakistan is Hunza valley is often referred to as heaven on earth,
Hunza is located at a distance of 100 kilometers from Gilgit. In early 1890s, the British embarked upon a mission to annex Hunza and Nagar, which is also known as the Hunza-Nagar Campaign.
Deosai is the combination of two words ‘Deo’ (giant) and ‘Sai’ (shadow).
For centuries, it is believed that this place is haunted by giants, thus the name ‘The Land of the Giants’ came into being. The weather in quite unpredictable here, sometimes it starts snowing in summer. Sunlight and clouds seem to play hide and seek here, with the sun shining one minute, and overcast in next.
Deosai is located on the boundary of Karakoram and the western Himalayas, and at no point it is less than 4000 meters above sea level. It remains covered with snow for 8 months. The rest of the year, it hosts a range of beautiful flowers of all hues and colours, but not a single tree is found in this plateau spread over 3000 sq. km.
10-Kund Malir Beach
11-Kalash Valley – Chitral
Visit to witness the beautiful natural scenery and to explore one of the most ancient cultures in the world
The Kalash Valleys are valleys in Chitral District in northern Pakistan. The valleys are surrounded by the Hindu Kush mountain range.
The valleys are home to the famous Kalash people, a unique people said to be descendants of the armies of Alexander the Great. Cut off from the world and saved from Muslim invaders by their location in three remote mountain valleys, the Kalash are a cultural world apart from the predominantly Muslim population of Pakistan. The colorful Kalash are animists, not Muslim, make their own wine, and have a plethora of other unique traditions and festivals.
12-Kumrat Valley – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Kumrat is a valley in the Upper Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the Province of Pakistan. It is one of the scenic valleys of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and a picturesque spot for travelers.
The village at the entrance to Kumrat Valley is named Thall. It’s a small To reach Thall from Kalam in Swat Valley, you must first go to Utrar, a village about one hour from Kalam. There are shared taxis from Kalam’s main bazaar to Utrar, which leave when full. We aimed to leave early, and our taxi left around 7:30 in the morning. The shared taxi costs 150 -200 Rs per person, depending on how many people they manage to squeeze in the car.village in Upper Dir district, with very basic amenities.
Fairy Meadows, named by German climbers and locally known as Joot, is a grassland near one of the base camp sites of the Nanga Parbat, located in Diamer District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.
The best time to visit Fairy Meadows is between end of June and middle of August. The place becomes inaccessible in winter due to heavy snowfall
There are several hotels and tourist lodges are available to facilitate tourists in Fairy Meadows. Most of them of are available at very reasonable prices. A few although are little expensive. Many tourists like to stay in camps on grassy places.
Food is expensive here as compared to cities. But availability of food at this remote place makes it worth paying.
Rohtas Fort is a 16th-century fortress located near the city of Jhelum in the Pakistani province of Punjab.The fortress was built during the reign of the Pashtun king Sher Shah Suri between 1541