Pakistan was ranked the top tourist destination for travellers for the year 2020 by the United States-based luxury and lifestyle publication Condé Nast Traveller. In this context, the Northern areas of Pakistan have significant importance, endowed with high Himalaya, Karakoram, and Hindukush ranges with their alpine meadows and permanent snowline. Make a trip to these Northern scenic areas and relish the beauty of nature.
Below is the list of one of the top-visited and beautiful places in Northern Areas.
It 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 kilometres. Here in Gilgit-Baltistan, northwest Pakistan, not far from India, the greenery goes on and on. 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.
Shangrila is the Tibetan word for "Heaven on Earth". In 1983, the Shangri-La Resort was opened at the Lower Kachura Lake, given the moniker Shangri-La Lake. The resort comprises two mock-Chinese architecture buildings and an aeroplane, which once served as a restaurant (but is only sporadically open today). The aeroplane is a reference to Hilton's depiction of a plane that crash-landed at Shangrila – makes the unusual sight of Far East Asian architecture in Pakistan even stranger.
It is one of the most beautiful places in the Northern areas. Hunza is located at a distance of 100 kilometres from Gilgit. The place is wonderfully engulfed by mountains covered with snow. In the mountains, one feels seclude; secluded from depressions, secluded from everything but the hospitable people of northern areas, the loving and caring people they are. The Baltit Fort is also located in Hunza Valley. The rich beauty of Baltit Fort can be traced back 700 years, to Ayasho II, Tham/Mir (ruler) of Hunza, who married Princess Shah Khatoon (Sha Qhatun) from Baltistan in the early 15th Century. The Baltit Fort is a wood-and-stone structure with mud plaster. It is a three-story building, with granaries and some stores in the basement on a glacier moraine hill with human-made narrow terraces for its ancient foundations' stability.
Fairy Meadows is the grassland located near the base of Nanga Parbat. Fairy Meadows is in a lush green plain where you get striking views of Nanga Parbat, starting from a vast glacier that gradually ascends to the foot of that huge ice block. Due to its high accessibility, Fairy Meadows is also the most commercial spot in Pakistan. Fairy Meadows has a wide range of different types of accommodation, from tents to luxury bungalows.
The Kalash valley is located in Chitral engulfed by Hindu Kush mountain ranges. Kalasha is the ancient tribe of Pakistan which has its religion, culture, and language. Owing to this factor, UNESCO has declared the culture for consideration as a World Heritage site. Due to its uniqueness of culture, it has attracted tourists from domestic as well as international level.
Shimshal Pass Trek is located on the border between Pakistan and China in the Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan at 4700 meters. It is also knowns as Pamir Pastures by indigenous peoples who use it for grazing purposes. The pass presents the wonderful natural beauty of Karakoram peaks. Picturesque rural scenes, magnificent landscape, exhilarating trekking, and genuine hospitality of the Shimshal valleys' people make the Shimshal Pass Trek one of the best treks in the world.
The beautiful valley of Swat is also known as the Switzerland of the East, which is a famous visiting spot. One of the beautiful places in Swat is Kalam. A true gem of nature, words cannot truly describe this area's breathtaking beauty, its gushing streams, and splendid mountains. The most prominent peak here is Falak Sar (5,918m), capped by pristine white snow at the top. The region also offers visitors to enjoy the beauty of Lake Mahodand, which is 40km away from Kalam in the Ushu district of Swat.
Though the trips to northern areas are mostly expensive, our customer-friendly policies have made it increasingly reasonable for customers. Normally, the cost ranges from 8000 to 20000, accompanied by facilities provided by us. Nevertheless, the cost can fluctuate depending upon the services appropriated by the customer. Still, the fluctuating cost will be reasonable, which is the linchpin of our tourism policy. It prioritizes customers' concern to provide the greatest possible amenities at a minimum possible given cost.