How do you describe Pakistan from your general knowledge? Do you call it ‘unsafe’ as it is one of the nine countries in the world possesses nuclear weapons? Or ‘backward’ since it suffers from rampant poverty and high illiteracy? Let this article does justice for Pakistan.
Apart from what we have seen in the media, Pakistan is a country full of surprise. Known as the Land of Peaks, the epic sceneries of greenish mountain range with snow-topped are totally phenomenal.
We give you The Five Beautiful Valleys of Pakistan. Believe me, there are more than just five.
- Gilgit Baltisan Valley
The Gilgit Baltisan is among one of the most popular valleys of all time, located at the north of Pakistan. The area is fed by waters of Hunza, Ghizer and Indus rivers along with the several of their side streams. Gilgit was once an important city on the historical Silk Road. It is here that the world’s four famous mountain ranges meet – the Himalayas, the Karakorams, the Hindukush and the Pamirs. The whole Gilgit-Baltistan has come to be known as a paradise for mountaineers, climbers, trekkers, hikers and anglers of the most famous “Trout fish”.
2. Hunza Valley
This valley sets its root in the extreme northern part of Pakistan, specifically in the region Gilgit-Baltistan. This mountainous heaven is a tourist spot as well as a home to many farmers. Situated at an elevation of 2,438 metres, Hunza Valley’s tourist season is from April to October. The temperature in May is maximum 27 C and minimum 14 C. The October temperature are: maximum 10 C and minimum 0 C. However, one can visit Hunza round the year.
3. Neelum Valley
Bordered by Kaghan to the west, Indian held Kashmir to the east and Gilgit-Baltistan in the north lays the majestic Neelum Valley. Neelum valley is one of most attractive place for tourists due to its famous lush greenery, springs, streams, lakes and hilly and sloppy mountains.
4. Kalash Valley
Kalash Valley is one of the major tourist attractions in Pakistan. It is ideal for those not used to trekking. Bumburet, the largest and the most picturesque valley of the Kafir Kalash, is 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Chitral and is connected by a jeep-able road. Foreign tourists require permits for visiting the Kalash Valley.
5. Chitral Valley
Chitral Valley is one of Pakistan’s most beautiful places to visit. From icy mountain peaks to rivers to forests, all are in Chitral. The valley is famous for mountaineering, trekking, fishing and hiking in addition to a number of beautiful tourist spots. The best time to visit is from July to September, because it can be very hot during May and June. Known for hospitality, it is a common practice for tourists to stay with a traditional Chitrali family during their visit where they can experience everything from the culture, food to the traditional clothing.
You only heard bad things about a place until you’ve been there. Experience the beauty of Pakistan and leave a comment below for us to improve.