Best Places to Visit in Gilgit Baltistan

The Best Places to Visit in Gilgit Baltistan in 2022

Are you planning to explore different places in Pakistan? Great! You can visit Gilgit, Pakistan, to enjoy the best places and tourist attractions. Visiting Gilgit can help you enjoy the eye-catching greenery, natural beauty, dusty plains, extravagant mountains, snowy peaks, and dazzling lakes, all in one place.

This blog will help you find the best places to visit in Gilgit. Gilgit Baltistan is known for its aromatic smells of rose, apricot, and apples. You can also know Gilgit Baltistan because of its beautifully painted trucks and the pungent smells of diesel.

Thus, you can find different reasons to visit Gilgit Baltistan.

15 Best Places to Visit in Gilgit Baltistan:

We are compiling a list of the 15 best places to visit in Gilgit Baltistan, including:

1.     Hunza Valley:

Hunza Valley
Hunza Valley

 

The valley is not only the most beautiful place in Gilgit Baltistan but appears to be the most beautiful place in Pakistan. Hunza Valley is also famous because of its historical background. This results in an increasing number of its visitors every year.

Thus, you can find Hunza valley to be an astonishing valley with snowy-peaked mountains. So, if you want to visit the most spectacular and delightful place in the world, you can consider visiting Hunza valley.

2.     Attabad Lake:

Attabad Lake
Attabad Lake

The Attabad Lake is one of the top attractions in Gilgit Baltistan. Attabad Lake, also known as Gojal Lake, came into being because of land sliding in the valley of Hunza. So, Attabad Lake is known for its extreme beauty and thus attracts international tourists too.

Attabad Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes found in Gilgit Baltistan. So, if you want to enjoy the amazing experience of viewing a lake that changes color with a change in angle, you can visit Gilgit Baltistan.

3.     Naltar Valley:

Naltar Valley
Naltar Valley

Like Hunza Valley, the Naltar valley of Gilgit Baltistan is also a famous tourist point. You can visit Naltar valley because of its mind-blowing mountains. You may find difficulty in reaching the Naltar valley, but after visiting this place, you can forget all the inconveniences that came your way.

Naltar valley is one of the best places for skiing in Gilgit Baltistan. So, if you want to enjoy this adventure, you can visit Naltar valley in Gilgit Baltistan.

4.     Passu Glacier:

Passu Glacier
Passu Glacier

If you want to visit an extremely cold area in Gilgit Baltistan, you can visit Passu Village. Visiting Passu village can help you reach Passu glacier easily. This can help you enjoy seeing a beautiful glacier.

So, if you love traveling during winters, you can visit the Passu glacier.

5.     K2 Museum:

K2 Museum
K2 Museum

If you have a love for art, history, and culture, in Skardu. K2 museum is a unique museum because of its tent-like shape. Visiting this museum can help you explore different expedition maps and the local culture of Gilgit Baltistan.

You can also see different historical photos and documentaries in the K2 museum.

6.     Hussaini Hanging Bridge:

Hussaini Hanging Bridge
Hussaini Hanging Bridge

This  is one of the most mesmerizing bridges in Gilgit Baltistan. You can call this bridge to be one of the most dangerous bridges in the entire world. Pakistani, as well as international tourists, visit Hussaini Hanging Bridge.

Hussaini Hanging Bridge is in Hunza valley. It is just made up of a rope and wood. Tourists find it difficult to cross this bridge but visit this place to enjoy an adventure. However, locals cross this bridge quite easily as they do this daily.

7.     Chalt:

Chalt Valley
Chalt Valley

 Have you ever been to a place where two continental plates collide? If not, you can visit Chalt in Gilgit Baltistan. It is the collision of the two continental plates that have given rise to the Himalayan and Karakoram mountains.

So, if you want to visit the highest and the youngest mountains in the world, you can visit Chalt.

8.     Rainbow Lake:

Rainbow Lake
Rainbow Lake

If you want to visit a mesmerizingly beautiful place in Gilgit Baltistan, you can visit Rainbow Lake. This lake is present near Domel Village, in Astor. You can see this lake changing its colors during the entire day, and hence named as Rainbow Lake.

If you want to enjoy different colors of water, you can visit Rainbow Lake. People love Rainbow Lake the most when it changes its color from green to turquoise. So, if you want to enjoy this natural phenomenon, you can consider visiting Rainbow Lake in Gilgit Baltistan.

9.     Rakaposhi Glacier:

Rakaposhi Glacier
Rakaposhi Glacier

Rakaposhi glacier is a zero-point tourist spot. This tourist spot is found in Nagar valley. You can easily reach this place as it is free from any type of inconvenience.

This place can help you enjoy the mountainous view in winter. Visiting this place can help you enjoy capturing some lovely photos.

10.  Baltit fort:

Baltit fort
Baltit fort

Baltit Fort is a famous fort in the Hunza Valley. Hunza rulers once lived in this fort; this adds more to its popularity. It is an old fort with a historical background. That’s why most tourists want to visit Baltit Fort.

You can see a lot of tourists visiting Baltit Fort when they are on their visit to Gilgit Baltistan.

11.  Gupis Valley:

Gupis Valley
Gupis Valley

This beautiful valley of Gilgit Baltistan is found near the Gilgit river. Gupis Valley is known for its breathtaking views. Moreover, you can also find beautiful landscapes like forests, fields, rivers, and lakes with changing colors.

You can also find fresh fish in this area. So, whether you want to eat fish or enjoy fishing, you can visit Gupis Valley. You can also find a dark blue lake over here that helps add more to the charm of this place.

12.  Chaqchan Mosque:

Chaqchan Mosque
Chaqchan Mosque

This mosque is present in the famous valley of Khaplu. The architecture of the Chaqchan mosque follows Kashmiri design. Recently, this mosque has undergone restoration. This calls for a lot of visitors to Chaqchan Mosque.

So, if you want to visit a mosque with heritage value, you can visit this mosque.

13.  Astore Valley:

Astore Valley
Astore Valley

This valley is another beautiful valley in Gilgit Baltistan. Astore Valley is present in the Astore district of Gilgit. The entrance of this valley is a courtyard. If you want to enjoy spell-bounding views, this place is for you.

14.  Hushe Valley:

Hushe Valley
Hushe Valley

You can visit Hushe Valley in Gilgit Baltistan if you love hiking and rock climbing. Visiting this place is just like visiting Heaven because of its beauty. You can find a lot of rock climbers visiting Hushe Valley in Gilgit Baltistan.

15.  Sacred Rocks of Hunza:

Sacred Rocks of Hunza
Sacred Rocks of Hunza

This is one of the most visited places in Gilgit Baltistan. This place is famous for its rocks that date back to the Buddha culture. So, if you want to learn more about the Buddha civilization, you can visit this place.

Conclusion:

If you are planning to visit Gilgit Baltistan, you need to consider all the above-mentioned places to visit in Gilgit City.

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25 of the Best Places to Visit in Pakistan in Fall of 2022

Let’s be honest, if you heard someone say that they are going on a vacation within Pakistan you would be surprised. That is because the country has seen its fair share of political turbulence and trouble in general. Yet the surprising reality is that Pakistan is a beautiful country.  The nation offers so many natural beauties that it would be hard to find in many other countries. This blog intends to aware you of some of the best places to visit in Pakistan if you are a first-time traveler in 2022. But where do we start, as there is so much this country has to offer from gorgeous green forests to stunning mountain sceneries and every type of water body one may imagine.

It can be rather hard to choose from the many attractions in this beautiful motherland. So have a look at our suggestions and choose the one that your heart most desire.

Let’s first take a stroll through the mountains in the North.

1.    Skardu

Skardu Valley
Skardu Valley

Skardu is blessed with natural beauty in Pakistan. Having the full-blown experience with turquoise waters, towering mountains, exquisite lakes, and big-hearted people. Spend a couple of days touring the lovely Kachhura Village, a day in the Shangri-la Resort, and a morning in the Katpana village’s sand dunes. You should definitely watch the dawn or sunset alongside the Indus River for an unforgettable experience. If you are a fan of history the 600-year-old Kharpocho Fort will keep you entertained for an entire day. Trekking around the glaciers to the basecamps of some of the world’s highest peaks, including K2, is a requisite for trekkers. A trip to the exotic Satpara Lake and Deosai National Park will round out your trip in the best way.

2.    Kalash Valley

Kalash Valley
Kalash Valley

Chitral is colonization between the Hindu Kush mountain range. The distinctive and unique Kalash people live in these magnificent regions. The area’s mesmerizing beauty, the meadows, and the unique design of the cottages make this a worthy exploration. Bamburet is the most famed among the Kalasha Valleys. Though, if you want to see more about the Kalasha culture, drop to Rumboor and Birir.

The laissez-faire Kalash people are believed to be descended from Alexander the Great’s armies. We would suggest you travel in May, as the magnificent Chilam Joshi festival is held in that month.

3.    Hunza Valley

Hunza Valley
Hunza Valley

How can one miss out on Hunza when talking about the northern areas of Pakistan? Hunza is a collection of colorful and picturesque settlements nestled in the Karakoram Mountains. With liberal, friendly and welcoming people. Orchards, wooden bridges, abundant glaciers, a river, and gorgeous meadows surrounded by craggy, snow-capped mountains is how we would explain Hunza.

If you love viewing sunset do head to Duiker, which is a little settlement alighted above the valley. The forts of Altit and Baltit offer spectacular inside into the lives of the kings and queens the place once had. You can find local shops and restaurants on the Karimabad road, and try to taste the local food (special mention to the Yak Pizza).

4.    Gojal Valley

Gojal Valley
Gojal Valley

The exquisite Gojal Valley is located 20 kilometers north of Hunza. Gojal is a charming region in China’s Xinjiang province, with eye-catching lakes, steep mountains, glaciers, and scenic colonies.

You’ll arrive at the illustrious Attabad Lake situated in Shishkat village going north through some mountain tunnels. A lake formed among the gravel after a section of a bordering mountain broke off, obstructing the river’s flow. This lake, known for its cerulean waters, is a fantastic spot for Instagram snaps, jet skiing, and boating.

5.    Gulmit Village

Gulmit Village
Gulmit Village

Following that is the picturesque Gulmit village on the Karakoram Highway. Take a walk along the highway to forget about your concerns, or see the lush green village. Enjoy a bird’s eye perspective of the neighboring villages and the iconic Passu Cones by trekking for an hour to the historic Ondra settlement.

6.    Naltar Valley, Gilgit

Naltar Valley
Naltar Valley

The sheer beauty and tranquil ambiance of this secluded valley is mesmerizing. Naltar is a must-visit because of its snow-white hills, sceneries, lakes, and infinite forests.

Naltar Valley converts into a skiing paradise in the winter. The Pakistan Air Force looks after the ski resort, which attracts thousands of visitors each year from all over the world.

7.    Bashri and Pari Lake

Bashri and Pari Lake
Bashri and Pari Lake

The majestic Bashri Lakes provide incredible lakeside views, natural mud pathways, and freezing streams. It’s a beautiful area to have a picnic. Take a jeep ride to Pari Lake, a high-altitude lake where you may go boating and sightsee the region.

8.    Azad Kashmir

Azad Kashmir
Azad Kashmir

Azad Kashmir had to be on the list of the most beautiful places in Pakistan. The Neelum Valley’s blue pearls are packed with 12 gorgeous valleys, waterfalls, and lush greens. There are also lovely regions and big mountains in the valley. It is the resort’s focal point. Everything has a great deal of beauty, common excellence, and living culture. If you want to know more about this gorgeous tourist place in Pakistan check out our other blog. (For inner linking)

9.    Neelum Valley

Neelum Valley
Neelum Valley

The Neelum Valley spreads over the small Himalayas, across the glorious scenery, eagle-eye views, the hill areas of the Neelum River in the vigorously dense green forests, striking rivers, and captivating surroundings make the valley veracity.

This Valley is one of the best places to visit in Pakistan due to its lush foliage, fountains, tributaries, rivers, lakes, and ignored mountains. However, some famous places to visit when you are in the area are Athmuqam, Noori top, Karen, Neelum, Kutton Jagran, and Sharda ( Having The Oldest University of Sub-Continent), Hamlet, Arrang Kel, Taobut, and many more.

10. Ratti Gali Lake

Ratti Gali Lake
Ratti Gali Lake

Even though the lake is in the valley itself but its breathtaking scenery compelled me to mention it in a separate heading.

The Peak and Lake Patrick are two new Neelum Valley attractions. 4X4 vehicles can reach Ratti Gali, Patlian, and Baboon easily. You ought to sit on the ‘charpai’ and have some fritters on the water.

11. Phandar Valley, Ghize

Phandar Valley
Phandar Valley

The colorful rivers and scattered coppices of the scenic Phandar Valley are in no need of an introduction. The vistas, like the atmosphere, are breathtaking. The first view of the valley will revitalize you and take away all your journey’s weariness.

Fishing, swimming, camping, and hiking are all popular activities in this Valley. Phandar Lake is surrounded by poplar trees and offers breathtaking views. The bright blue, quiet water of this lake provides a fantastic boating experience.

12. Naran Kaghan

Naran Kaghan
Naran Kaghan

The Naran Kaghan Valley, located in the northeastern Mansehra district, is recognized for its wonderful natural landscape.

It is also one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the beautiful Hazara district. Shogran, Jared, Naran, Saif ul Mulook, Dudipatsar, Lulu Sar Lake, Babusar Top, and many other sites to visit are all lovely and fascinating.

13. Swat Valley

Swat Valley
Swat Valley

Rising along the chain of Hindu Kush. Swat is one of the best tourist destinations in Pakistan. Above all, the Alps have green woods and green meadows, as well as snow-capped summits, which provide endless beauty.

The Swat Valley is also known as the “East Switzerland.” Mahodand Valley & Lake, Natural Ushu Valley and Forest, Malam Jabba (famed for the ski resort), Madyan, Bonir, Der, Swat & Kalam Valleys, and many more natural landscapes are a must-visit.

Let’s take a dip in the most gorgeous water bodies of Pakistan

14. Pir Ghaib (The Invisible Saint) Waterfalls – Bolan

Pir Ghaib
Pir Ghaib (The Invisible Saint) Waterfalls – Bolan

The scenery of Pir Ghaib, Baluchistan, is magnificent. Here the locals believe in the lore of the Invisible Saint (Pir Ghaib), who was rescued by the Almighty after being assailed by a wicked King’s troops. Believe it or not, the Saint walloped a stick in the peak from which water continues to pour.

15. Moola Chotok – Khuzdar

Moola Chotok
Moola Chotok – Khuzdar

Moola Chotok appeared to be a desperate cause at first, hemmed in by nationalist strongholds in the Jhalawan belt. But since it has been freed by the military operations in the Khuzdar region. It is now open to tourists to view immeasurable beauty. You can either take a day trip and enjoy the gorgeous waterfall or stay in camps for the night.

16. Ziarat

Ziarat
Ziarat

Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the Father of the Nation, used to spend his days of sickness in this wooden cottage in Ziarat, Baluchistan. Which has definitely become one of Pakistan’s most popular tourist destinations. The location is historically significant and is a great place to unwind while visiting Ziarat.

17. Hannah Jheel (Hannah Lake and Urrak)

Hannah Jheel
Hannah Jheel (Hannah Lake and Urrak)

In winters, the Hannah Lake is ice-covered, freezing, yet breathtaking. People from all over Pakistan when come to Quetta, they fancy stopping here. Hannah Lake, which is just 18 kilometers from the city, is the ultimate getaway for locals as well.

18. Waadi-e-Bolan

Waadi-e-Bolan
Waadi-e-Bolan

Waadi-e-Bolan is a protracted mountain gorge with clear streams meandering through it. The site is historically substantial as well as stunning. British constructed Pakistan’s first railway system here, as well as the settlement that houses the shrines of Pir Ghaib and Bibi Naani is situated here.

19. Hingol National Park

Hingol National Park
Hingol National Park

Hingol National Park consists of mountains with an outlandish appearance and unique and exotic creatures such as the Markhor and other deer species. With a background of shallow blue waterways. What else could one need in a tourism attraction?

20. Kund Malir Beach

Kund Malir Beach
Kund Malir Beach

How did the infamous Kund Malir Beach manage to avoid this list? It is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful and economical destinations to visit in Pakistan. Many people who began visiting Kund Malir and travel businesses from Karachi have taken as much money as they can from it in the previous few years. Still, anything that makes Baluchistan less dangerous-looking to foreigners helps.

21. Pir Chattal Noorani Gandhawa

Pir Chattal Noorani
Pir Chattal Noorani Gandhawa

Pir Chattal Noorani Gandhawa is an amazing natural ecosystem in the middle of the desert plains with a magical story to tell. Thousands of exotic fish live in the water in this breathtaking paradise. According to folklore, if you capture or eat one of Pir Chattal’s fish, you will either perish from poisoning or the fish will come out alive and in one piece. This myth is what made this place a trendy tourist destination in Pakistan.

22. Astola Island

Astola Island
Astola Island

Astola Island, or Jezira Haft Talar Satadip or ‘Island of the Seven Hills,’ is a small unpopulated island in the Arabian Sea. It is also Pakistan’s largest island and the quintessence of Baluchistan’s underappreciated beauty. A fantastic vacationer attraction indeed.

23. Jhal Magsi Desert Rally

Jhal Magsi Desert
Jhal Magsi Desert

Want to go dessert safari, you don’t need to grab a ticket to Dubai as Jhal Magsi will fill the bill really nicely. Eminent for its desert safari and yearly desert rally, Jhal Magsi attracts a hefty number of visitors and sponsors each year. Rally enthusiasts from all across Pakistan gather in one location to stay till the rally is over. For off-road fanatics, the desert-like grasslands of Jhal Magsi provide the best course in Pakistan.

24. Gwadar

Gwadar
Gwadar

Take in the breathtaking vistas of the Arabian Sea’s beautiful seas while overlooking the Gawadar port. If that doesn’t pique your interest, you can also visit the famed Hammerhead; a massive rock formation formed by a mud volcano eruption.

It is the perfect place for scuba diving and if that’s not your thing, you can go fishing or explore the waterways to see dolphins and turtles. Other fascinating tourist attractions include Omara Beach, the Baluchistan Sphinx, the Princess of Hope statue, and Hingol National Park.

Last but certainly not least in our list of best places to visit in Pakistan in 2022 is the city of Peshawar.

25. Peshawar

Peshawar
Peshawar

Peshawar like Rome has a historic charm to it. With its Bala Hisar Fort and its fortifications appear to be keeping an eye on the traffic on the famous GT Road. This fort was built in 1562 and served as the royal residence of the Afghan Durrani dynasty.

Peshawar Museum, Buddhist Stupas, Khyber Pass, and Jamrud Fort are also great tourist destinations. The ancient Qissa Khwani Bazaar is a must-visit for all those shopping enthusiasts. And the food is to die for.

In the End

 This is our list of best tourist places to visit in Pakistan, it was quite hard for us to choose just 25 as most of the state encompasses stunning natural beauties and this is just a small taste of what it has to offer. I highly recommend you to check out at least some of these gems. If you have no one to go with or are worried about your budget, don’t be as Nedian Adventure Club offer some amazing budget-friendly packages for different types of people. No matter if you are a couple on a honeymoon a big family looking for customized trips or just a backpack traveler, we have something that would suit you just right!

Chitta Katha Lake in Pakistan

Best Places To Visit in Azad Kashmir

Are you planning a visit to the northern areas of Pakistan in 2022?  Well, let us give you our thoughts on why Azad Kashmir is the best place to visit. You might have overheard people claim Azad Kashmir the paradise in Pakistan, let me tell you they are not wrong and this blog is proof of that. The calm landscape and the swanky surroundings with weather to die for make Azad Kashmir the best place to visit in 2022

Fun fact: most foreigners that came to Pakistan claim that Azad Kashmir is the best place to visit.

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Best Places to Visit in Hunza Valley Pakistan

Hunza Valley Pakistan at 2,435 above sea level is valley located in the Gilgit Baltistan province. it is a lush green spellbinding valley situated in the extreme northern side of Pakistan borders with the Xinjiang region of China and Afghanistan. The state capital of Hunza that formerly known as Baltit is now named Karimabad to honor the spiritual head of Shia Ismaili Nizari community “Prince Agha Karim Khan”.  

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