20 Places to Visit in Northern Pakistan in the year 2021-22

If the splendor and mystery of Northern Pakistan are on the top of your travel list, then when planning your trip, these beautiful Pakistan attractions should just be a place in your travel itinerary.

Compared with many other countries, Pakistan’s tourism industry is poorly understood, and when you first see some of the country’s natural wonders and historic cities, its absolutely dazzling beauty is even more surprising.

From the palaces of the ancient kingdoms you pass through to the crystal-clear lakes in the vast valleys, Pakistan truly has it all.  Above all, it is unique and wonderful, and it is breathtaking.

Let us witness a little bit of awe, wonder, and miracle in this country, and see Pakistan through the 20 most beautiful places, we have composed for you.

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Here is our list of the 20 most visited places in Northern Pakistan, take a look and let us know what do you think of these places?

Hunza Valley

The Hunza Valley is a hidden gem in Pakistan, located in Gilgit-Baltistan Province. It is a secluded valley between the Himalayas and Karakoram. This fertile valley contains agricultural land and has always been a major tourist attraction. It has beautiful scenery and is home to friendly and hospitable people.

There is a sense of calm and seclusion in the Hunza Mountains. The rugged mountains make you feel like you are in heaven. This is a must-visit place for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Swat Valley

During her visit to Pakistan, Queen Elizabeth II described the Swat Valley as the Switzerland of Pakistan. Swat Valley is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. It has beautiful scenery, a pleasant climate, and warm and hospitable people. Like Hunza, it is a paradise on earth.

The Swat Valley is not only famous for its beautiful scenery but also its natural wildlife. It has dense forests, towering peaks, and beautiful lakes.

Visitors can go hiking, hiking, camping, skiing, or relax in nature. In winter, visitors can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowboarding, ice hockey, figure skating, and speed skating.

Naran Kaghan

Naran and Kaghan are incredible tourist attractions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These valleys are ideal places for nature lovers. It offers flowing rivers, miles of meadows, snow-capped mountains, and picturesque lakes.

These valleys are one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country. The area is rich in natural beauty. It is defined by clear rivers, grassy meadows, and snow-capped mountains.

Visitors can enjoy beautiful lakes such as Lake Safmaruk, Lake Luluusa, Lake Ansu (Lake of Tears), and Lake Dutipasa. This valley attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world every year. It is the main destination for summer excursions, preferably from May to September.

Wadi Shogran

Shogran is a small mountain station in the Kaghan district. It is full of luxury hotels and motels, making it an ideal place for family vacations. Similar to the Narankagan area, Shakran is full of tourists in summer.

One of Shogran’s main attractions is the Siri Paye meadow. Tourists can enjoy trekking, trekking, and mountain climbing in the area. The area is also home to music festivals and concerts. This is a healthy area that can provide joyful and eternal memories for families, explorers, and music lovers.

Skardu Valley

Skardu is a scenic valley and the capital of the Baltistan region. It is full of rugged nature, fresh spring water, blue lakes, and the beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

Furthermore, the valley also has a major urban center of strategic importance, connecting Skardu and Pakistan with China, Afghanistan, and India.

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It is the main attraction for thousands of hikers every year. Additionally, the area is 2,286 meters above sea level, behind the peaks of the majestic Karakoram Mountains. However, visitors can enjoy the hospitality of the Balti people, taste amazing authentic cuisine, and admire magnificent views in affordable hotels and inns.

Chitral, Kalash

Chitral is a cozy town located at the foot of the majestic Hindu Kush Mountains. There is a difficult, warm and hospitable community inhabited here. Above all, within two hours of driving from Chitral, you will arrive at Kalash, a UNESCO heritage site with a thousand-year-old culture. There are nearly five thousand people in Karratha, and they still live to this day as they did centuries ago.

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Every year, tourists come to visit, witness, and be inspired by their traditions and culture. The women wore traditional costumes with beanie hats and black dresses with colorful embroidery, made by the unique talents of Kalash. Plus, men and women gather and dance at every festival.

Moreover, these people tend to their goats, worship their gods as a community, and grow crops throughout the year. It is one of the most unique places in Northern Pakistan, with a glimpse of the way of life of ancient cultures.

Fairy Meadows

Fairy Meadows is a beautiful little main attraction in the Nanga Parbat Mountains. It is located in the Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan. Fairy Meadows has unparalleled beauty and easily becomes one of the most beautiful places in Northern Pakistan. After walking for nearly three hours, you will reach this paradise with lush green lakes and the snow-capped Nanga Parbat.

You can enjoy a cup of hot tea or coffee in your chalet and enjoy the view: the best view. There is no doubt that Fairy Meadows is a truly amazing experience in the pristine area of ​​northern Pakistan.

Neelum Valley

The Neelum Valley is located in Azad Kashmir near the capital Muzaffarabad. Wadi Neelum literally means Blue Gem Valley.

It is one of the most beautiful places in Azad Kashmir. It has freshwater streams, clear rivers, and beautiful forests. Like other parts of Northern Pakistan, the people of Kashmir are very hospitable and warm to guests.

You can find very cheap accommodation in Neelum. Usually crowded in summer, you must visit the area from September to October for a calm and tranquil experience.

Gojal Valley

Gojal Valley is where the eyes are sore. It borders China and Afghanistan, and the Khungrab border borders the Chinese border. We have all heard of Khanjarab Pass. It is 15,397 feet above sea level and is always covered by snow.

The valley surrounds the border between Chiporsun in the northwest and Wakhan in Afghanistan. The Karakoram Highway connecting Pakistan and China also passes through the Gogal Valley and enters China at Khunjerab. Therefore, it is beauty that connects the world.

Arrang Kel

Arang Kel is a small village in Neelum. It is also called Neelam valley. This beautiful village is located on the top of a mountain nearly 8,000 feet above sea level. Moreover, Arang Kel is a 5-hour drive from Muzaffarabad, and the scenic roads are truly a spectacle worth seeing.

Moreover, Kel is isolated from the rest of Kashmir and is full of green pastures and leaves. Kyle is home to the rarest species of wild animals, horses, and birds.

Book a comfortable hotel or cottage for your stay, enjoy a quiet time with your family, travel along the many beautiful trails, or hike in the mountains.

Attabad Lake

In 2010, Attabad village was buried by a large-scale landslide. The disaster killed 20 people and destroyed 26 houses. After that, the landslide led to the construction of a dam on the Hunza River in the area. Additionally, the waters of this natural dam rapidly grew to a depth of more than 300 feet, reaching more than 21 kilometers.

As time went by, a disaster took off and a scenic area took off. Furthermore, Lake Attabad is famous for its sparkling blue waters among countless hills.

Moreover, the lake is now the source of livelihood for the people of Attabad, and there are hotels and small hotels nearby. However, visitors can enjoy water skiing, fishing, boating, and many other recreational activities.

Shandur National Park

Shandur Pass is located between Chitral and Gilgit, a plateau nearly 4100 meters above sea level. The Shandur area can be reached between late April and early November. Furthermore, it can only be reached by jeep, which is 168 kilometers away from Chitral.

Above all, this area is also known as the “Roof of the World”. It is the home of the most resilient and generous people in the world.

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During the annual Shandur Polo Festival, teams from Chitral and Gilgit Baltistan will compete. Seven games are held, and the festival lasts for three days from July 7 to July 9 each year.

Additionally, it is the highest polo stadium in the world. Tourists can visit the food, watch the wonderful polo game, and enjoy the hospitality of the Pakistani people.

Deosai National Park

Deosai National Park is a lush plain filled with millions of flowers. Flowers attract butterflies, bees, and beautiful birds all year round.

This is the highest plateau on earth, stretching 3000 square kilometers. Moreover, it is located near the Karakoram and Himalayas. Due to its extraordinary beauty and biodiversity, it has been granted the status of a national park.

Furthermore, the national park is home to Himalayan brown bears, golden badgers, snow leopards, and lammergeiers (a rare eagle species).

Khunjerab Pass

Khunjerab Pass is the highest point of the Karakoram Highway and the highest border crossing in the world. It connects China’s Xinjiang Province and Pakistan. It has stunning scenery, with snow-capped mountains on both sides; a high-altitude fertile plateau.

Furthermore, tourists can see herds of yaks and goats in the area. The Pakistani and Chinese armed forces have a close relationship on the border, and they often exchange gifts and compliments on special occasions. However, it is a symbol of the eternal alliance between China and Pakistan.

Khaplu Valley

Khaplu is a small remote village near Skardu. It has picturesque terraces where various crops can be grown. It was once a famous and wealthy kingdom of Kapulu rulers.

Over time, this place has been eroded and this beautiful village is not known to the outside world. However, Aga Khan Trust has recently become interested in refurbishing Khaplu Palace and restoring the famous Khaplu Palace to its former glory, attracting tourists and tourists.

Additionally, guests can stay in this wonderful hotel and enjoy the small village and its hospitable community.

Naltar Valley

A popular tourist attraction is the Narta Valley, about 54 kilometers from Gilgit City. There are dense forests, clear lakes, and ski facilities in winter.

Furthermore, Naltar Valley can only be visited in summer when the lake is not freezing and the weather is pleasant. Above all, to reach this valley, visitors must rent a jeep, because there is no form of public transportation to reach the area. There are many hotels, cabins, and guesthouses in the valley to accommodate tourists.

To avoid the tourist season, try visiting the valley after May, until the end of autumn, you will be able to witness a lot of epic wild beauty.

Pir Sohawa 

Pir Sohawa is a picturesque place in the capital of Islamabad. It is a popular place and has a good reputation among foreigners, diplomats, tourists, and guests visiting the capital. Additionally, this green space is full of scenic restaurants, and you can enjoy the beautiful view of the entire city, especially at night.

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Due to its beautiful scenery, delicious food, and peaceful atmosphere, it is always crowded with tourists, guests, and families. This is a must-visit when you are in Islamabad.

Garam Chashma, Chitral 

Garam Chashma is a picturesque small village in the beautiful Chitral Lotkoh valley. It is named after the main attraction: boiling hot springs flowing from sulfur deposits. In recent years, the village has attracted an increase in the number of tourists from all over Pakistan. However, people visit this beautiful place in Northern Pakistan and bathe in water because it is believed that it can cure various skin diseases.

If you plan to visit Chitral, be sure to visit Garam Chashma as well. In addition to the famous sulfur hot springs, the village is also famous for its lush green meadows and stunning background.

Golaghmuli Valley

Golaghmuli Valley means Martyrs Valley is a valley in Upper Ghazir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. This valley is located east of Chitral and north of Swat. Above all, the Gulagmuri Valley is separated from Chitral and Swat by too many mountain passes. 

Furthermore, to reach the Golaghmuli valley, one must take the Gilgit-Chitral road west of Gilgit and immediately use Gupis to continue their adventure. After Gupis, continue northwest to Wadi Yasin, which leads directly to Wadi Golaghmuli.

Fort Baltit

Lastly, we have Baltit Fort on the list. Baltit Fort is a 700-year-old historical building in Hunza. The fort is the seat of the ruler of the region. Additionally, Mirs ruled for hundreds of years.

In 1954, Mirs left the castle and moved to another palace built nearby. In the next half-century, the castle lost its glory. In recent years, the Aga Khan Trust has restored the castle to its former glory. Plus for the protection of beautiful Hunza culture. The restoration of the castle took several years, but it is a symbol of pride in the region.

However, Baltit Fort is a major tourist attraction and a good example of Pakistan’s efforts to protect its natural and cultural heritage.

In conclusion

Hence, Northern Pakistan attracts more and more tourists every year, and the beautiful places they visit show us why. Whether you want to absorb ancient historical preservation, spend time in nature, or experience a truly unique culture, you can find everything and more in Northern Pakistan.

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