Mountaineering, Trekking, and Hiking Places in Pakistan

Pakistan has been blessed with a huge number of traveling sights, Pakistan has been receiving millions of tourists throughout the year from all around the globe. Although the country is famous all around the world because of its picturesque landscape, culture, traditions, and hospitality of locals. Especially the county is known for its sky-high mountains and stunning hiking and trekking trails.

As the country hosts the World’s second-highest mountain, K2 (8,611 m) and some of the world’s most famous peaks like Nanga Parbat (8,126 m), Trango Towers (6,286 m), Broad Peak (8,047 m), Gasherbrum 1 (8,080 m) and many more. Still, on the northern side of Pakistan, there are huge mountains still unclimbed and unnamed. Every year thousands of climbers and mountaineers visit Pakistan to conquer the mighty peaks.

Pakistan should be on the list of trek lovers to have some of the best ever trekking experiences with some astonishing views around. Today we have some of the best hiking and trekking trails in the northern areas of Pakistan to witness the exceptional landscape of nature away from the rough urban life to have a peaceful time. So without wasting more time, let check out some best trekking and hiking trails in Pakistan.

  • Snow Lake or Lukpe Lawo
  • K2 Base Camp
  • Fairy Meadows
  • Rush Lake
  • Karambar Lake
  • Rakaposhi Base Camp

Snow Lake or Lukpe Lawo

Not actually a lake, Lukpe Lawo or Snow Lake, a high-altitude glacial basin situated in the mountainous range of the Karakorum in the Northern part of Pakistan. This is one of the toughest and longest treks in Pakistan with breathtaking views everywhere.

The best trek on the northern side of Pakistan, Snow lake or Lukpe Lawo has receives a small number of wanderers for trekking in this part of Pakistan. With the average of 200 travelers per year, the name of Snow Lake locally known as Lukpe Lawo was given by Martin Convey in 1892 after becoming the first to explore this piece of heaven for trekkers.

To reach the astonishing destination, One needs to go towards Skardu valley and take the thrilling jeep ride passing over Braldu River reaching the last car point, Askole. From Askole the mesmerizing trek starts towards the Sky high glacial basin of Lukpe Lawo or Snow Lake. Snow Lake lies at the mountainous heights of 4,877 m.

However, the Snow Lake situated at the heads of two of mighty glaciers, Hispar and Biafo. Travelers usually start the trek from Askole and reach Snow Lake after that continues their journey towards Hispar in Nagar Valley. The trek is also known in the travelers as Biafo Hispar la trek. So this year plan your trek towards this less explored piece to sit alone and enjoy the serenity of nature far from the world.

K2 Base Camp or Concordia Trek

Well, the mountain of Godwin-Austen (Chhogori) is well known around the mountaineers and climbers in the globe as K2 (8,611 m). Being the second highest peak in the world after Mount Everest, every year many climbers and mountaineers from all around the world come to try summit this most dangerous peak.

One of the most loved treks in the northern corner of Pakistan with the World’s mighty peaks in surroundings, K2 Base Camp or Concordia Trek, offers some of the stunning views of world eight-thousanders along with the breathtaking views of Chhogori (K2). To start this tremendous journey for the Base camp of Mount Godwin-Austen, one needs to reach Skardu Valley and then have to take jeep ride for Askole valley.

From Askole, the marvelous Concordia trek starts for the base camp of K2, moreover one can reach other destinations as well through this trekking route. The base camp of the deadly Mount Godwin-Austen (K2) lies at heights of 5,400 m. Because of that much height and glacier all around, the weather of the base camp (K2) remains negative most of the time. Although one has to cross one of the largest glaciers, Baltoro Glacier. So get ready and plan your journey for the trek towards “Throne room of the mountains Gods” or Concordia Trek.

Fairy Meadows

Lies under the shadows of Nanga Parbat in the mighty Himalayan Mountain range, Fairy meadows is a most famous traveling destination in the northern mountains of Pakistan. However, the Nanga Parbat Mountain is the second highest peak in Pakistan and Ninth Highest in the world with the sky touching elevation of 8,126 m.

Moreover, it is well known as The Killer Mountain. To reach this amazing destination, one should reach Raikot Bridge near Chillas. You can hire a jeep to have an adventurous Jeep Ride on the World’s most dangerous road. After that, travelers have the trekking through the dark alpine forest with some majestic views of mighty Nanga Parbat.

After the long and beautiful trekking of 4 hours, wanderers reach a destination that takes one out of this world to heaven. So grab your backpack and get ready for this amazing journey of Fairy meadows to witness the beauty of nature.

Rush Lake Trek

One of Highest altitude Lake in World, Rush lake lies at the elevation of 4,694m needs some long and easy trekking for beginners. The marvelous lake situated in the Nagar Valley of Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan. It can easily accessible through the Hopar Valley of Nagar.

The trek offers some amazing views of the landscape around the travelers. Further, it requires two days to reach the beautiful Rush Lake. The trek for this lake starts from the Hopar Valley. One can easily reach the Hopar valley of Nagar in Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan by car.

Rush Lake is surrounded by the lush green meadows and some mighty peaks that provide some stunning images of landscape to the heart of travelers. One can have views of mighty Spantik (Golden) Peak, Miar Peak, Ultar Sar Peak and many more. So grab your friends for this long but easy trekking to reach one of the highest altitude lake, Rush Lake.

Karambar Lake

With the altitude of 4,304 m touching the clouds, lies the mesmerizing trekking route to the marvelous Karambar Lake. The lake is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan with some of the best views in the surrounding. Locally known as Qurumbar Lake, lies up in the mountains of Ishkomen valley of Ghizer in the far northern side of Pakistan. Normally travelers can reach this amazing destination by trekking through Broghil Valley of Chitral. But there is one other adventurous and long way through Darkot village of Yasin valley in Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan. This year grab your friends on this trekking to explore. Also, spend some lonely and peaceful time in mesmerizing Karambar Lake of Northern Pakistan.

Rakaposhi Base Camp

Last but not the least, we got trek towards Rakaposhi Base Camp in the Nagar Valley of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Normally one of the easy one day trek to the most beautiful location under the shadows of mighty Rakaposhi Peak (7788 m). It needs around 6 hours of trekking from the peaceful main village of Nagar valley.

Normally known as Tagafiri, it has the most beautiful campsite for the trekkers to explore. Stay a night there with the Rakaposhi and some other famous peaks like Diran at the backdrop. On the way to the Base camp, one can have some beautiful views from the Hapakun meadows of the valley.

Rakaposhi base camp lies at the elevation of around 3,500 m. Some of the most stunning views around to make someone fall in love with. So get your backpack ready for the journey to do the trek with your loved ones to explore this land of nature in Pakistan.

Not only these, but there are also a lot more of trek and hiking sights in Pakistan. Along with the hundreds of mountains to be climbed yet. One can wander on the northern side of Pakistan. The piece of Nature to discover and explore much more to the world.