Pakistan is well-known for its beautiful Northern areas. These areas are truly called a visitor’s paradise. Pakistan has some of the world’s most beautiful valleys in its Northern areas having alpine flowers, fairy meadows, turbulent rivers and snow-covered mountains. Here brief description of some beautiful valleys is given with a view that it would definitely stimulate you to visit them.
Hunza Valley is among one of the most popular valleys among tourists. Its major town Karimabad has some of the beautiful and elegant peaks in world including Rakaposhi, Passu Peak, Hunza Peak. Especially the view of Rakaposhi is worth-seeing in moon-light. Another attraction of Hunza is the Baltit Fort that gives an awesome ancient touch. Most of the tourists come here to see these two big attractions. Moreover Hunza provides the tourists a pleasure of trekking and hiking.
Gilgit Valley is also considered as one of the finest valley of Pakistan. It is located at an elevation of 1454 meters. Gilgit is not only known for its beauty but also for a number of historic places that are worth-visiting. Some of the attractions in Gilgit Valley include:
- Budha Sculpture engraved out of stone
- Taj Mughal (30 KMs from Gilgit town)
- Sher Qilla
- Naltar Valley( at a three hours drive from Giligit link road where you enjoy services of rest-house and various private hotels, alpine forest and a Ski slope)
- For those tourists who like to play and watch Polo, Giligit is the best place to visit. A Polo tournament is held in Gilgit valley every year in the month of November.
Like other Northern valleys of Pakistan, Giligit valley is also perfect of trout fishing, trekking, hiking and mountaineering.
Visiting Kaghan valley proves to be a wonderful and memorable experience. It is located in the province of Khyber PakhtoonKhwa. It is popular for its lakes, streams and gorgeous water-falls but is mostly known for its one lake named Saif-ul-Maluk. It is among one of the most stunning lakes of Pakistan.
Here in the waters of this valley, world’s renowned fishes are found named Trout and Mahasheer. Especially the trout of River Kunhar is very popular among tourists and locals as well.
Skardu is the main town and capital of Baltistan which is situated in the background of Karakoram Mountains range. The journey from Islamabad to Skardu by air is full of enthusiasm as it provides a breath-taking view of the high mountains. Its attractions include Buddhist Rock, Sadpara Lake, Kachura Lake, Shigar Valley and Khaplu Valley.
Swat valley is considered perfect for spending holidays. It is full of beautiful views of cold lakes, slopes covered with beautiful flowers and gardens full of fruits-laden branches. It is located at an elevation of 975 meters. It is the only valley where the tourists can go at any time of year as its weather is not as extreme as compared to other valleys.
This was some information and description about some of the valleys located in Northern areas of Pakistan providing a clear picture of their beauty.