Natural beauty is un-matched. Pakistan have world most beautiful places to visit, specially at its best in northern areas of Pakistan and Kashmir region. This part of the country is famous all around the world because of sky high mountains, lush green valleys, mighty rivers, beautiful lakes, and amazing wildlife. The Pradise on Earth ‘Neelum Valley’ Mini Switzerland ‘Swat Valley’ and Mountain Kingdom ‘Hunza valley’ are the major tourist attractions in Pakistan. All these places are real natural beauty of the world.
There are also many best camping sites in Pakistan, where tourist can enjoy hiking and camping. Here, below is a list of top 10 Best Natural Places to Visit in Pakistan. The naturally beautiful places of Pakistan, you will not found such beautiful places all over the world.
1. Neelum Valley
Neelam Valley is a 144 km long bow-shaped valley in Azad Kashmir Region. The Valley is situated at the North & North-East of Muzaffarabad (The Capital of Azad Kashmir). Running through the Lesser Himalaya, the Neelam River valley has excellent scenic beauty, panoramic views, 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.
Neelum valley is one of the most attractive places for tourists due to its famous lush greenery, springs, streams, lakes and hilly and sloppy mountains. Some of its famous places like Athmuqam, Kutton Jagran, Karen, Neelum, Ratti Galli, Baboon, Noori top, Sharda, Sharda Fort, Sharda University (The Oldest University of Sub-Continent), Arrang Kel, Surgon, Halmet, Taobut and many more.
In addition, Neelum Valley offers you to visit the most beautiful lake “Ratti Gali”. Patlian Lake and Baboon Top are new addition in Neelum Valley’s attractions. You can access Ratti Gali, Patlian and Baboon by 4*4 vehicles.
2. Hunza Valley
The Hunza Valley is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit–Baltistan region. It was formerly a princely state. The Hunza valley is situated north/west of the Hunza River, 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. Also, it has many stunning site to see. Some of these beautiful places are. Rakaposhi Base Camp; Diran Base Camp; Hoper Glacier; Passue and Gulmit; Khunjrab Pass; Atta Abad lake, Batura Glacier and Nagar valley.
Nagar Valley is also one of the best natural places to visit in Pakistan. The valley offers you to enjoy world’s biggest glaciers as well as natural landscapes. The people of Hunza are one of the best throughout the country.
3. Swat Valley
Swat is a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. It is the upper valley of the Swat River, which rises in the Hindu Kush range.
Swat is one of the Pakistan’s most popular tourist destinations. With lush forests, verdant alpine meadows, and snow-capped mountains it offers too much to enjoy. Located at an average elevation of 3,220 ft, Swat considerably has a cooler and wetter climate compared to most of Pakistan.
Swat Valley also called “Mini Switzerland of Pakistan”. The valley 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 naturally beautiful sites.
See also; 10 Best Places to Enjoy Snowfall in Pakistan.
4. Kalash Valley
Kalash Valley is one of the major tourist attractions in Pakistan. This is situated in the Chitral district of Pakistan. This valley has a historic background but its history has controversies. Kelash is actually a very old Greek civilization. The people belonging to this civilization are called ‘The Kelash’. Belongs to old tribes and have their own religion and culture.
This is one of the beat places to visit in Pakistan. In addition to natural beauty, the valley has a unique and amazing culture. People living here in small villages that they built on the hill sides. These villages are at the banks of the streams and rivers. People construct their homes with rough shaped logs. People of Kalash are cheerful, they celebrates many festivals like Uchal Festival, Phoo Festival and Chomos Festival. Also, there are many attractive sites for visiting.
5. Kaghan Valley
The Kaghan Valley is a beautiful valley in the north-east of Mansehra District. It attracts many tourists from not only Pakistan but also from the whole world. Laying in lower Himalayan mountains range, the Kaghan valley, famous for its bewitching splendor and natural beauty. It is one of the most charming tourist resorts in scenic Hazara division. There are many beautiful and attractive spots like Shogran, Jared, Naran, Lake Saiful Muluk, Lake Dudipat Sar, Lake Lulu Sar, Babusar Pass and much more to do.
The Kaghan Valley is at its best during summer. Naran is most famous spot for tourists in the Valley. Thousands of people visit Naran daily. The region is Alpine in geography and climate, with forests and meadows dominating the landscape below peaks that reach over 17,000 feet.
Near the town Naran, there’s one of the highest lakes in Pakistan “Saiful Muluk”. It is a mountainous lake in the Saiful Muluk National Park. in the Saiful Muluk National Park. At an elevation of 3,224 m above sea level, the lake is a source of the Kunhar river.
Babusar Top is another best places to visit in Pakistan. Located an elevation of 13,691 feet above sea level, it’s also one of the highest spot in Babusar Valley. The Pass connects KPK with Gilgit Baltistan via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway (KKH). It can be easily accessed by cars.
6. Murree Hills
This is a summer hill station. The summer resort and is situated in Murree, the subdivision of Rawalpindi District. Murree was the summer capital of the British Raj in the Punjab Province. People from all over the Pakistan wish to go there in summer to enjoy its natural beauty. Also, in winter season for astonishing experience of snowfall.
Bhurban and New Murree (Patriata) are a main tourist center. One of the most favorite tourist point of Murree is Galliat. It has fascinating greenery and scenic beauty that attracts tourist belonging different regions of Asia. Most popular picnic points of Murree Hills are Dunga Gali , Muskpuri Hill , Nathia Gali, Bara Gali and Mall Road.
7. Shandur Pas
Shandur is the Highest Polo Ground on Earth. Located about 3738 meter above sea level between Chitral District and Ghizer District of Gilgit-Baltistan. It is often called the ‘Roof of the World’. The top is flat, a plateau and can be crossed between late April and early November.
In addition to it’s natural attractions, each summer a hug event called the Shandur Polo Festival is organized here. There is a polo match being played between the teams of Chitral District and districts of Gilgit-Baltistan. That is also a big source of attraction for the tourists. Different people come against each other in this freestyle contest.
The Shandur Pass is one of the major mountain passes of Pakistan. Also, one of the best places to visit in Pakistan. It is generally unpopulated and passing through its snow covered slopes in winters is an exceptionally difficult adventure. The polo ground is about 168 Km from the main town Chitral and accessible by jeep. The road is closed during winter due to heavy snow.
Rawalakot is a town in Azad Kashmir, and is the district headquarter of Poonch Division. It is in a beautiful valley surrounded by hills, which is located 80 km away from Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Rawalakot is a summer visiting point. The winters in Rawalakot are cold and chilly. There are many attraction for visitors like Banjosa; Toli Pir; Poonch River; Tatta Pani; Banjosoa Lake; Sudhngalli and many more.
Ziarat is the capital of Ziarat District, Balochistan, Pakistan. Also, Ziarat is a famous holiday resort of Balochistan and nearly every trip from Karachi to Quetta stops at Ziarat. It was the summer residence of the chief commissioner of Baluchistan, and sanatorium for the European troops at Quetta. There is a good water supply, and the hills around are well-wooded and picturesque. A visit to Quetta is incomplete without a trip to Ziarat. Ziarat is a hill station in the Sibi district of the province of Baluchistan. It remains quite cool during summer and receives enough snowfall during the winter.
10. Jehlum Valley
Pakistan is blessed with four seasons in a year. Winter usually starts in mid October and last till February end. There are lots of breathtaking places in Pakistanto enjoy winter season. During winter heavy snow fall hit some areas of Pakistan creating fascinating snowy landscapes. Every year people rushed to these places to enjoy snowfall. We recommend you to must visit top 10 places to enjoy snowfall in Pakistan. Enjoy the snowfall with your loved ones and feel the awesomeness of winter along with some specially cooked traditional winter’s cuisine.
10. Hunza Valley
Situated north/west of the Hunza River, at an elevation of around 8,200 ft, the Hunza is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan. It’s a big valley with many tourist attraction. Baltit is one of the most popular tourist destination because of the spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains like Ultar Sar, Rakaposhi, Bojahagur Duanasir II, Ghenta Peak, Hunza Peak, Passu Peak, Diran Peak and Bublimotin (Ladyfinger Peak), all are 19,685 ft or higher.
9. Kalash Valleys – Chitral
One of the major attractions of Chitral are the Kalash valleys – the home of the Kafir-Kalash or “Wearers of the Black Robes”, a primitive pagan tribe. Located at the altitude of 5,476-7, 576 feet, these are a group of three small valleys: Brir, Bumburet and Rambur. Brir lies at the southern most tip of Chitral at a distance of 34 km. Bumburet, the largest and the most picturesque valley of the Kafir Kalash, is 36 km from Chitral. And Rambur is 32 km from Chitral. All these valleys are connected by a jeep-able road. Besides enjoying the snow, you can also enjoy their famous traditional game “snow golf” during the winter.
Located at the confluence of the Indus and the Shigar River, with an altitude of 8,200 feet, Skardu is a town and capital of Skardu District, in Gilgit–Baltistan, northeastern Pakistan. The town is surrounded by grey-brown coloured mountains, which hide the 8,000 metre peaks of the nearby Karakoram range. There are three lakes in the vicinity of Skardu; Upper Kachura lake, Lower Kachura Lake, and Sadpara Lake. Skardu is equally popular with high altitude trekkers, who treks to Baltoro Glacier, K2 Base Camp and Concordia. It lies approximately 5 hours away from Gilgit and 10 hours drive from Besham.
7. Leepa Valley
Leepa Vallery is the most charming and most beautiful valley in Azad Jammu & Kashmir. This is the most fascinating & loveliest valley. It offers an unending variety of scenic spectacular beauty, an everlasting memory of sights and sounds. It has high mountains covered with pine trees. Throughout the winter season the Leepa valley is covered with snow. It is located 105 kilometres from Muzaffarabad. A fair-weather road branches off for Leepa from Naile 45 kilometers from Muzaffarabad, climbs over Reshian Gali (10498 feet above sea level) and then descends to 5501 feet on the other side into the Leepa Valley.
6. Malam Jabba – Swat Valley
The home to the only ski resort in Pakistan, Malam Jabba is a Hill Station in the Karakoram mountain range nearly 40 km from Saidu Sharif in Swat Valley, KPK. The Malam Jabba Ski Resort had a ski slope of about 800 m with the highest point of the slope 9200 ft above sea level. The resort was equipped with modern facilities including roller/ice-skating rinks, chair lifts, skiing platforms, telephones and snow clearing equipment. The area also contains two Buddhist stupas and six monasteries that are scattered around the resort.
5. Peer Chanasi – Muzaffarabad
The awe-inspiring location, with an altitude of 9593 feet above the sea level is located 32 Kilometer, eastward of Muzaffarabad. Peer Chanasi is the major tourist attraction of the capital city Muzaffarabad, during the both seasons summer and winter. Due to its tremendous scenic beauty, velvet green plateaus and wonderful climate, it wins admiration of nature lovers.
4. Naran – Kaghan Valley
Naran is a town in upper Kaghan Valley in Mansehra District, KPK. It is located 119 km from Mansehra city at the altitude of 8,202 feet. It is one of the most scenic town in Pakistan, attracting thousands of tourists, trekkers, photographers and nature-enthusiast, every year. It’s the base station to scenic destinations like Lake Saif-ul-Malook, Lalazar Babusar, Noori Valley and Purbi Valley.
3. Kel Valley
Kel is a village in Neelam Valley, Azad Kashmir. It is located 155 kilometers from Muzaffarabad at the altitude of 6,879 feet. It’s one of the charming places to visit in Neelum Valley. If you really love to enjoy snowfall, you must go there. It’s also base camp to the highest peak (Sarawaai Peak, 6326 meters above sea level) and largest glacier (Sarawaai Galcier, 25 km long) of the Azad Kashmir.
2. Nathia Gali
Best known for its scenic beauty, hiking tracks and pleasant weather, Nathia Gali is a mountain resort town or hill station in Hazara, KPK. Located at an altitude of 8,200 feet, it’s one of the most popular tourist areas of the Murree Hills. It is situated 34 km at one hour’s drive away from both Murree and Abbottabad, lying midway between these two places. The weather of Nathiagali remains cool, pleasant and foggy in Summers. Cold winds start to chill the weather in Autumn. Winters are very cold and chilly. Want to chill the heavy snowfall, go there in December and January.
The home of second largest Juniper tree forest in the world, Ziarat is undoubtedly one of the best natural places to visit in Pakistan. It is a famous tourist site for both summer and winter seasons. Surrounded by well-wooded and picturesque hills, it’s located at an altitude of 8050 feet. Ziarat is best known for its juniper trees, some of which are 5000 to 7000 years old. If you want to enjoy snowfall in Balochistan province, then definitely Ziarat is best location. There is a small dam and the valley is full of fruits in summer and winter cherry in summer and apple in winter. When the snow falls in winter the juniper valley is at its most beautiful. (https://www.wonderslist.com/best-places-enjoy-snowfall-in-pakistan/)
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