Amazing Backpacking Spots in Pakistan
12 Feb

The Best Backpacking Spots in Pakistan

If you have been planning to explore the world or if you want to travel to the best places this year, then there is no other place than Pakistan. Pakistan has earned a considerable status and has made itself into the list of top most beautiful destinations in the world for exploration. Northern areas of Pakistan have majestic beauty, which will make you feel as if you have stepped into heaven. It is all about the wondrous mesh of spellbinding landscapes, unique and rich cultures, and yet the amiable people. 

So let’s not waste time and move into the list of some great backpacking spots in Pakistan you should visit this year!

Hunza Valley’s Karimabad

Hunza’s glorious capital of Karimabad is known to be the perfect destination for trekking and backpacking fun. You can visit this destination on an affordable budget where you can rent camps or rooms. It is located just a two, and a half-hour drive away from the Gilgit. Some of Hunza Valley’s surrounding views that you should not be missing to explore are the Altit and Baltit Forts, known to be the ancient palaces of Royal princes.

Gojal Valley

Next on our list, we have the name of Gojal Valley! It has been another beautiful place which you should explore. This valley is the home to Attabad Lake; a deep blue lake formed back in 2010 due to landsliding.  

Gojal borders China, which is near the Khunjerab Pass on the Karakoram Highway (KKH) and borders Afghanistan at Chipurson Valley, are few stunning places to explore. This whole destination is surrounded by icy peaks and some green pasture or massive glaciers. Various cultures that the people of Gojal Valley celebrate are Gulmit, Gulkin, and Hussaini at Attabad Lake, Shimshal, and Misgar.

Khunjerab Pass

Khunjerab Pass is a famous and highest border globally, which is located at the giant 8,000 plus feet and has been an incredible achievement of engineering. The entire route towards this destination is fantastic to capture, but it would be better to take the private car hire at the cost of 8000 rupees (the US $80). Towards the enroute, the travelers will be enjoying the sight-seeing of Hussaini Bridge, the Passu Bridge, and the spectacular Passu Glacier.


Last but not least, we have Skardu! This famous backpacking destination is located at the four hours of the drive towards the Gilgit, which you can reach through the bus ride at the cost of US $5. For accommodation purposes, you can find some luxurious room rentals which are available at affordable prices. The Shangrila Resort will be our top recommendation for a hotel stay that you should book for your trip. 


A few more of the best places you should visit on your Pakistan tour are Khaplu Fort, Skardu Cold desert, Mathal’s Buddhist carvings, and Deosai, as well as Satpara Lake. Deosai is a great option, but somehow it requires a long ride or some hiking. 

In case you are travelling to Karachi, Pakistan, don’t forget to check out the magnificent Zifan Hotels, one of the best holiday hotels in Karachi that would make your experience worthwhile. We offer you the best possible services and benefits through your trip, while religiously following all the SOPs. For more details and information, get in touch with the customer care at or call at +92(21)34322140-43.

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