Tourism in Pakistan – 7 Astonishing Places That You Must Visit!

Tourism in Pakistan

Ever since the inception of Pakistan, the country is grilled among several perils, which has decayed every sector of it. Tourism in Pakistan similarly got affected owing to terrorism and several other factors. However, nowadays tourism is completely safe and is growing by the drop of a hat across Pakistan.

Pakistan is a diverse country, with all the four seasons. It has the highest peaks, the deepest shore of the ocean, pulchritude beaches and alluring valleys. Naturally, the country is blessed with a plethora of landscapes and sceneries.

Besides, the government of Pakistan is doing its best to appeal and facilitate the tourists and tourism in Pakistan. Not only the Government but the people of the country are voraciously hospitable and loves to oblige the foreign tourists in Pakistan. Therefore, tourism in Pakistan is entirely safe and worth spending every penny.

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Let us have a look at the most amazing places for tourism in Pakistan

1: Kel valley

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The beautiful valley is located 56 miles from Nelum district, Azad Kashmir. The height of Kel valley is 2098 meters above sea level. The valley is one of the most striking and beautiful valleys of the Azad Kashmir. The famous “Shunter Nalah” meets Neelam river at Kel valley, and then it heads to Gilgit. This valley is also a base camp for those who want to mount “Saeawali Peak”- the highest peak of Azad Kashmir.

You can also visit some wonderful places in the valley. The Plateau, “Arrang Kell” is just about 2 hours drive away from Kel; a track towards Nanga Parbat also goes from the valley. It is advisable to hire a jeep from District Nelum and once you reached there, travel on local horses for utmost revel.

2: Makra Peak

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The peak is 11766 feet high, situated in Balakot Tehsil District Mansehra, Pakistan. The word Makra literally means Spider. As per the local residents, people named the peak as Makra because when it snows over the mountain, it looks like a spider. Once reached the peak, tourists can see the mesmerising views of Kashmir on one side and Kaghan valley on the other side; besides, Chabra, Mussa Musalla and Shingri peak are also apparent from the Makra Peak.

The peak is not hard to climb owing to the track; it doesn’t need any professional stuff or skills to mount the peak.  Whenever you visit Pakistan or province KPK, do visit the amazing Makra peak. you will not regret it.

3: Nalthar Valley

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The marvellous valley is located in Gilgit Baltistan near Hunza in Gilgit province, Pakistan. Nalthar valley is 41 Kilometres (KM) away from Gilgit. The region is famous for its beautiful streams, mountains, pulchritude sceneries, and an alluring jungle. Nalthar valley is also famous for its skiing on its foothills.

Basically, In Nalthar valley there are three lakes, identified as ‘Bashkiri Lakes’ at a distance of 13.5 kilometres from Naltarr Bala. The road towards the lakes from the valley is confined and narrow and runs adjacent to a stream. In wintertime, it is practically improbable to reach the lake owing to the snowfall on the road.

4: Pir Chinasi


The hill station is situated in Azad Kasmir, District Muzaffarabad at the height of 2896 meters above sea level.  The hill station is famous for its magnificent greenery, awesome weather, heart taking landscapes and refreshing streams. The Hill is engrossed with pine forest and oak trees. In winters, the valley represents heaven due to the beautiful pine and oak trees coupled with other bushes and shrubs.

The valley is named after the Sufi Saint, Shah Hussain Bukhari. Every year thousands of devotees of Pir Shaha Hussain visit the place to attain a spiritual satisfaction.

5: Ziarat

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The enticing hill station is located in Balochistan, Pakistan. Muhammad Ali Jinnah had spent his ending days in this hill station owing to its serenity. His home is named Quaid e Azam residency and it is a famous tourist spot for those who visit the place. The highest hill of Ziarat is Khalifat mountain with the height of 11,401 feet.
The hill station is popular among tourists for its juniper jungles, Zarghoon range. Ziarat is the second largest jungle of juniper across the world. The juniper trees cover the area of 247,006 acres; the jungle has worthy species of birds, plants and animals. According to a report, there are around 6000 to 7000 old years trees. In winter the hill station gets covered in snow and becomes beautiful than ever.

6: Ansoo Lake


For tourists in Pakistan, Ansoo lake is one of the best places. The lake is located in Kaghan valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is situated on an elevation of 13,927 feet above sea level. The lake is one of the highest lakes of Himalayas.

As per the local inhabitants of the Kaghan valley, the person who founded the lake named it “Annso”, which literally means tear. The lake looks like a tear and is famous among tourists around the world. The way towards the lake is hard and it takes five hours of trekking; however, the beauty of the lake worths 5 hours travel.

7: Phandar Valley


Phander valley is located 62 kilometres away from the amazing valley of Guppis, in Ghizer District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. A crumple road crossing through dense green meadows and woods with a glimpse of a running river and frosty hills will direct you to this fascinating ravine. The valley is replete with the rivers and blue water lakes coupled with meadows and rivulets. Serene blue waters of Ghhizer river and green fields would eliminate all your weariness of the journey to the Phander valley.

The climate of Phandar valley is moderate. Days are mild whereas, nights are bit cold; Months of June and July are the best time to tour this valley. The scene of Phandar Lake is enthraling for those who visit the lake; Phandar Lake is about 3.5 kilometres away from the main valley.

Tourism in Pakistan is growing at a great pace. The tourism ministry is working tooth and nail to ameliorate the sector and creating diverse opportunities for tourism in Pakistan.

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