When it comes to mother nature Pakistan is gifted with mighty rivers, beautiful lakes, and amazing wildlife and lush green valley’s specially the Northern parts of Pakistan such as Kashmir, KPK and Gilgit Baltistan are famous for the beautiful valley surrounded by most beautiful mountains. Which are the major tourist attraction in the country. Here, below is a list of most heavenly valleys to Visit in Pakistan.
Hunza valley considered to be one of the most beautiful places on earth is situated in farthest north of Pakistan conncected to the china. It was formerly a princely state. at an elevation of around 2,500 metres. The Valley has three Regions – Upper Hunza (Gojal); Center Hunza and Lower Hunza.
Hunza valley is the most beautiful place to visit and have many places to see. Some of these beautiful places are. Rakaposhi Base Camp; Diran Base Camp; Hoper Glacier; Passue and Gulmit; Khunjrab Pass; Atta Abad lake and Nagar valley.
Swat is a valley Situated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is the upper valley of the Swat River, which rises in the Hindu Kush range.
Swat Valley is also called Mini Switzerland of Pakistan has many attraction for visiting such as Mahodand Valley & Lake, Natural Ushu Valley & Ushu Forest, Malam Jabba (Famous ski resort in Swat Valley), Madyan, Swat & Kalam Vallies, Bonir, Der and many other naturaly beautiful sites.
Kalash is a valley located in Chitral, Northern pakistan. It is a major attraction of Pakistan not just because of its most beautiful scenery but also because of its history, people, and culture. It is said that Kalash was once conquered by Alexender The Great and the people living there believe that they are the descendants of the great conqueror. The people there are non-muslims and have a very different and unique way of life. There traditional clothing, songs and festivals are something to be seen. Which attract thousands of local and foreign tourist from around the world.
is an alpine-climate valley in Manshera of the Khayber pakhtun khuwa Province. The valley is a popular tourist destination for local tourists, and the occasional foreigner tourists. Kaghan is also a destination for trekking. There are a number of trekking routes all along the valley. Brief descriptions of some famous trekking routes. There are other activities for tourists including river rafting, jeep safari, fishing, mountain and rock climbing.
Naran Valley is located in North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. Naran is the main tourist center in Kaghan Valley. It is the best base for treks and walking in the valley.
Naran is one of the most scenic town in Pakistan, attracting thousands of tourists, trekkers, photographers and nature-enthusiast, every year. The Kunhar river, swollen by glacier melt, passes through this town as it meanders its way through the valley. Naran can be considered as base station to scenic destinations like Lake saf ul Babusar, Noori Valley and Purbi Valley.
Chitral is undoubtedly the most romantic, captivating and enchanting place in the majestic Hindukush range. It is a mountainous area in the extreme north of Pakistan. The landscape of Chitral is extremely mysterious, with its steep harsh mountains, lush green valleys, beautiful meadows and big glaciers, which have made it one of the most difficult and inaccessible area of the world. Shander polo festival is held every year in shandur chitral is main tourist attracting event.
Rama Valley is thickly forested with huge pine, cedar, fir and juniper trees. The valley is about 3300 meters (10800 feet) above sea level and thus is snow covered for 7-8 months of the year. It is situated in Astor district of Gilgit Baltistan. In summer, it becomes lush green; conditions favored by local shepherds.
From here one can trek to east side of the Nanga Parbat (also known as the Killer Mountain), the world’s 8th highest mountain.
is very close to Gilgit and Hunza. It is 40 km (25 miles) from Gilgit and can be accessible by jeeps. Naltar is a forested (pine) village recognized for its flora and fauna and terrific mountain scenery. Now a days the communication is obtainable by the efforts of Pakistan army signal corps (SCO special communication organization). There are ski lifts under the ‘Ski Federation of Pakistan’. Transportation facility is there from Gilgit to Naltar but during a specific time after that one can arrange on his own.
Phander Valley in Ghizer District is one of the most scenic valleys with easy access both from Gilgit and Chitral. It takes 5 to 6 hours from Gilgit to reach Phander valley which is commonly called “Switzerland ”. Phander Lake is one of the most famous tourist spots in the entire region. Phander valley was the bread basket for the whole Northern Areas. The deep blue lake in Phander offers a magnificent view and is basically the home of trout fish. The people of phander and ghizer are know for there kind behavior and hospitality. There is the PTDC Motel and Phander rest house which provide the best serive for the tourists.
About 200 kilometers long the picturesque Neelum Valley is situated to the North & North East of Muzaffarabad. Running parallel to the KaghanValley. It is separated from if only snow-covered peaks, some over 4000 meters above sea level. Excellent scenic beauty, panoramic view, towering hills on both sides of the noisy Neelum river, lush green forests, enchanting streams and attractive surroundings make the valley a dream come true. The area is ideal for trekking. A fair weather road opens the valley to tourists upto Kel, 155 kilometers from Muzaffarabad, of which about 150 kilometers has been black topped while the remaining portion is being matalled. Buses ply daily on this rout and accommodation facilities are also available in the rest houses of places of tourist attraction. Simple cooking facilities are available but one has to make his own arrangements for special dishes.