Treks in Pakistan

Treks in  Pakistan:Pakistan is more about hospitality, blessed with attractive landscapes and great, zealous people. Its rich natural environment of lakes, rivers, glaciers, mountains, etc. Pakistan hosts the world’s three greatest mountains that include the incredible Karakoram, the magnificent Himalayas, and the remarkable Hindukush. Pakistan is considered as a spectacular destination in northern areas for intense hikers and trekkers.

Pakistan is also considered as a mountainous paradise. The Northern, Gilgit-Baltistan area is the most popular site between trekkers, as trekkers always prefer mountains with the highest peak. Without any delay, I will share my wonderful journey to five treks of Pakistan.

Finest treks in Pakistan:

The following treks are safe and secure.

  1. Karakoram and Himalayas:

It is about 2000 km east to the west journey. It starts from northern Pakistan and extends in a great arc through India, Nepal, and Bhutan, between Karakoram and Himalayas, it contains the world’s greatest peaks and all 14 are higher approximately 8000 meters.Treks in Pakistan

1.1 Karakoram:

It comes in the region of Baltistan, Northern Pakistan. The Karakoram is the most spectacular group of vast mountains. It initiates with a village called Askole, offers a view of various famous 6000 m and 7000 m mounts and several glaciers, with Biafo, worlds 3rd longest. Once you are away from a small green oasis, Karakoram doesn’t take long to divulge its beauty.

K2 base camp mainly surrounds hiking over and trooping with the world’s 5th largest non-polar glacier, known as Baltoro glacier (63kms). At the end of the Baltoro glacier, you will find Concordia known as Throne Rooms of Mountains God (an extreme view).

You will find serrated summits and towering cliffs end up either side of the comprehensive valley. At the end of the first day, trekkers have camped beneath the distinctive peak of Bakhor Das also known as Mango peak due to the summit cone-shaped.

When we extend from Concordia near Hushay valleys over Gondogoro La, this complete trek is normally titled Gondogoro La trek, and also K2 Gondogoro La trek.

Best time to trek around:

The K2 base camps take around almost 14 days, both up and down, and the best time to visit the Karakoram is July and August. The journey begins at Askoli that is a six-hour drive from Skardu, but a short domestic flight from Islamabad takes only one hour.

Stay Resorts Nearby:

Some of the people prefer camping, but most of them prefer just visiting, for those, there are nearby some economic resorts, include Junction resort, which is 5.4 miles from Karakoram Mountains, Shandur Paradise Hotel, which is 13.9 from Karakoram Mountains and United Hotel which is 1.4 from Karakoram Mountains.

2 Margalla Hills: best tracks in Pakistan

Have you ever visited Islamabad, and then this place has your attention already because these hills are found at the entrance of Islamabad.

6 marked trails are found in Margalla Hills National Park, which is entitled as trail 1, 2,3,4,5, and 6. Among these trails, no 3 has a breath-catching view after 30-40 minutes of hiking and it has short steeps.

Best time to trek around:

You may travel to Margalla hills at any time but I endorse you to visit Margalla hills in summer, autumn, and spring. You can start your journey in the morning so that you reach your destiny in time.

Stay Resorts Nearby:

Moreover, you only need 3-4 hours to cover the area, but there are many more to explore, so you can stay for a few days in a resort, includes whispering pines resort.

3. Dunga Gali-Ayubia Trek: Best trek in Pakistan

This is the best trekking place for beginners. This place is also known as the Pipeline tract by many residents since it follows the itinerary of water pipelines that are used to serve the historic hills station of Murree. If you want to catch Pine forests and stunning scenarios within the lens then there won’t be any better place than the Dunga Gali-Ayubia track to visit. It also suggests an easy climb starting from Dunga Gali till Ayubia inside Ayubia National Park.

Best time to trek around:

If you start your journey from Islamabad, it only takes 2 hours to reach there. As you know this track is popular for the Pine forest and the weather here is always 10 degrees, therefore, I recommend you to visit in summers. It  require 5 to 6 hours for trekking with rest intervals, but if you are not resting then it will just take one day to cover the area.

4. Chitta Katha Lake the fine track in Pakistan

Pakistan is presenting Chitta Katha Lake for amazing pockets of lakeside paradise, ringed mirror surfaces, along with green nestled in serrated snow-peaked mountains, I assure, and you will fall in love with this place. It is located in Shounter Vallery, in a Kashmir region, an area of Pakistan that is not far away from Angar Khel. It is the elevation of about 13,500 feet (4100 m).

The hike to Chitta Katha Lake starts with the Jeep ride from Khel to Shounter and this is a point where you need a guide as the track is not marked. The climb from the Shounter to the lake goes approximately 3000 to 4000. The scenario changes from alpine forest to barren.

Best time to trek around:

The best time to visit this place is all the seasons but in the day time to avoid any misfortune or you may visit at summers. To cover the place you just need 2-3 hours to reach your desire location.

Main note: Foreigners won’t be allowed to do a hike.

5. Nanga Parbat Tracks in Pakistan

I feel lucky to discuss this part of the Northern area and blessed to see such a beautiful place. You will feel and see the intense view after visiting this place and make unforgettable memories.

If you visit the Fairy Meadows, it is as magical as its name is. I visited this place in February, August, and September. It is challenging in February because of the waist-deep snow in this place. But if you visit at any time like hills are not covered with snow you can camp on Nanga Parbat, almost 8 hours round trip.

Best time to trek around:

The finest time to cover this place is in summers. You will require a week to explore the melodious place, Fairy Meadow and Nanga Parbat, but can stay for a month too.

These are some hard-hitting places, once you move ahead towards these Northern areas; you will always make a trip to these breathing catching places.

Rough road, climb hard, the highest peak and get lost in thoughts

That’s how trekking amazed the foreigners and tourists.

Auhtor

Azka Azmi

Azka Azmi is a medical aspirant and fluorescent blogger. She has two years of experience in general essay writing as well as content writing.

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