WHY TO VISIT PAKISTAN?
Pakistan is home to a number of UNESCO world heritage sites like, Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro, Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighboring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol, Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore, Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta, Rohtas Fort and Taxila.
Snowcapped Himalayan peaks, rare brown bears, and otherworldly rock formations dazzle travelers to this stunning part of the world. From the precipitous peaks in the Karakoram range to the fertile Indus River plain, Pakistan is home to a diversity of stunning landscapes.
Although its spectacular topography and fascinating history date back thousands of years, Pakistan is a relatively young nation, formed in 1947 when Partition split the Indian subcontinent into two separate countries.
Travelers can explore both cultural, Monuments (lengths of the ancient Silk Road, the ruins of Mohenjo-daro) and dazzling national parks, alpine lakes, and scenic drives. Here are the best ways to get into that lesser-known, wilder side of Pakistan.
Trelling in Pakistan is fast-becoming an interest of the global walking community. Pakistan’s northern areas is home world’s three great mountain ranges. These include the incredible Karakoram, the grand Himalayas and last but not the least the amazing Hindu-Kush. The rich natural environment is made of mountains, glaciers, rivers, streams, lakes and pastures etc. The rugged and yet beautiful landscape of northern areas makes it a perfect destination for trekking in Pakistan. K2 lies in the northwestern Karakoram Range. It is located in the Baltistan region on Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, and the Taxborgan Tajik Autonomous region of Xinjiang, China. The Tarim sedimentary basin borders the range on the north and the lesser Himalayas on the south Melt waters from glaciers, such as those south and east of K2, feed agriculture in the valleys and contributes significantly to the regional fresh-water supply.
K2 is ranked 22nd by topographic prominence, a measure of mountain’s independent stature. It is a part of the same extended area of uplift (including the Karakoram, the Tibetan Plateau, and the Himalaya) as Mount Everest, and it is possible to follow a path from K2 to Everest that goes no lower than 4,594 meters, at the Kiora la on the Nepal/ China border in the Mustang Lo. Many other peaks far lower than K2 are more independent in this sense. It is, however, the most prominent peak within the Karakoram Range.
Things to see and experience while you’re in Pakistan
– Magnificent natural Pakistani sights including soaring mountains and fast-flowing rivers
– Visit to locations rich in Pakistani art, culture and history
– And immersion with Pakistanis in their own community environments.
|Maximum Altitude:||900 meters|
|Best Season:||May – October|
|Group Size:||1 – 15 people|