Pakistan is an unquestionably fabulous country with great potential for tourism. Pakistan is the home for many tourists who are looking to explore snow-packed mountain peaks, emerald green valleys, crystal clear turquoise lakes, and some ancient historical places of the world.
If you’re looking to explore the most beautiful places in Pakistan then keep on reading this article as we’re going to discuss the most beautiful as well as unique places in Pakistan that you must visit.
15 Top-rated Places in Pakistan
In this article, we will help you to explore the 15 best places in Pakistan that everyone should visit once in their life.
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This beautiful valley near the Gilgit-Baltistan region is about 34 miles away from Gilgit, a city in Pakistan. This place is highly famous for its crystal clear lakes and skiing opportunities for tourists in winter. Often, tourists visit this place for its beautiful slopes.
Nevertheless, the beauty of Naltar Valley doesn’t decrease at all in summers too. The beautiful forests and the unfreeze lakes make this place more magical and a treat for the eyes to witness.
Tourists visit it in the month of April and May. So, if you want to enjoy this place in the best way then it’s better to visit this place in the fall. And you should also don’t have to worry about accommodation as there are many hotels and guesthouses in the villages near to this valley. Although, public transport is also available here but to reach this beautiful valley you have to hire a jeep.
Beautiful Kalasha Valleys are situated in Chitral, northern Pakistan. The three beautiful valleys included Bumboret, Rumbur, and Birir valley are part of Kalasha valleys. The people of this place are known as Kalsha people, who are a religious ethnic minority in Pakistan. The people of this place have their own set of beliefs, language, and culture which is very much different from other cities of Pakistan.
These valleys are some of the most beautiful places in Pakistan. The valley of Bumburet is the biggest one among these three valleys. However, the valley of Rumbur is more stunning and beautiful. The people of this place live in wooden homes that are fit tightly with the high hills. And they also have their own colorful traditional dresses, headwear, and jewelry.
There is also a trekking facility available in Rumber valley. So, if you’re a hiking enthusiast then take a day to trek into this beautiful valley to witness its true beauty.
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The beautiful Hunza valley which is also famous to be known as heaven on earth is a mountainous area in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan. This valley is enveloped in the majestic Karakoram and Himalayas mountain ranges, bordering China to the northeast and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west.
Located at an elevation of 7,999 feet, this valley is divided into three regions. The upper hunza is known as Gojal, and the lower hunza is known as Shinaki. Each region has its own mesmerizing beauty.
The place has been a great tourist attraction for many years. Mostly, tourists visit this place during the spring and summer seasons. Hotels and guesthouses are also available alongside the transport facility.
Margalla Hills is another great tourist attraction point in Pakistan. This mountain range is situated in the capital city of Pakistan. If you’re a hiking enthusiast then Margalla Hills is the place that you must visit. You’ll find many hiking trails there starting from different locations in the forest of Margalla Hills which is completely covered with green trees and plants.
The most famous trails among these 8 trails are trail number 3 and 5 which has beautiful small streams and picnic points too. Margalla trail is the perfect place for adventurers. You’ll also find many restaurants and viewpoints here where you can stop to munch some snacks and enjoy the beautiful view of Margalla hills.
And while you visit Margalla Hills then don’t forget to go to Daman-e-Koh which is a beautiful viewing point located at the center of Margalla hills which gives a panoramic view of Islamabad. You can drive or hike up through Margalla hills to reach Daman-e-Koh and Pir Sohawa. This is a popular site for both tourists and locals.
Pir Sohawa is another attraction point for tourists that Margalla Hills offer. This place is Islamabad’s highest tourist spot which is located on top of Daman-e-Koh. It is 17 kilometers away from Islamabad city and a beautiful place with many fancy restaurants.
Khanjerab pass is another famous tourist attraction place in Pakistan which is situated at an elevation of 15,397 feet. This place connects Pakistan with China and it’s one of the highest paved border crossings that you can witness in your life.
The border gate is the most famous place in this area which is decorated by tall peaks and green lush fields. Often people visit the border gate and take photos in front of this giant official border gate.
The bus ticket price to travel there is very costly and the best option is to travel on your own vehicle if possible.
This is the best place for adventurous travelers and hike lovers as they can also find a hiking opportunity on the Karakorum highway.
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Rakaposhi Base Camp
Rakaposhi Base Camp is a must-visit place for all trekking enthusiasts. Even if you’re a beginner at trekking, you can trek the mountains very easily in one day.
The trek is situated in the village of Minapin, in the Nagar Valley of the Gilgit-Baltistan region. One can very easily access the trek from Karakoram Highway. You can witness crossing the glacier and the insanely beautiful views of Rakaposhi while trekking.
The trekking leads towards Karakoram peaks base camp with the mesmerizing view of Diran and Rakaposhi. Usually, it takes three to four hours for a fit person to reach this beautiful and clean base camp.
Moreover, the local community of this area is very hardworking and tourist-friendly. There are also fixed camping sites arranged for people who would like to spend the night there. You also don’t have to worry about clean water access in this area.
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Chapursan Valley is also a part of Hunza valley which is bordering Afghanistan to the east. This beautiful group of landscapes and villages is a remote area and is not very famous among tourists. This stunning place is home to a group of people who belongs to the Ismaili sect. The people of this area are known as Wakhi. It’s an ethnic group that speaks the Wakhi language.
You should definitely visit this beautiful valley for its great mountain peaks, mesmerizing lakes, royal blue skies, and to witness the company of the yaks. Don’t forget to visit the famous Sufi shrine there which is known as Baba Ghundi Shrine. A shrine that is said to be made in remembrance of a saint who possessed some great magical powers.
Fairy Meadows National Park
Fairy Meadows national park is another stunning tourist spot that you should must visit at least once in your life. It requires a bit of struggle to reach the Fairy meadows. The roads that lead to fairy meadows are one of the most dangerous roads in the world. You can only travel there with the help of a jeep.
However, despite the high cost and dangerous roads, this place deserves a visit for the mesmerizing view of Nanga Parbat that it offers, which is the 9th highest mountain peak in the world.
Deosai Plains National Park
Deosai National Park is the roof of the world. This national park is located at an elevation of 13,497 feet. This huge highland is the second-highest highland in the world. Tourists can visit it during summer only.
To enter the park you need to buy an entrance ticket. You’ll find many brown bears there. The Deosai Plains offer emerald green meadows, crystal clear lakes, and fascinating peaks to witness.
Skardu is another beautiful place that is surrounded by snow-packed mountains, crystal clear blue water, and a splendid valley which is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, at an elevation of 7300 ft.
It is the headquarters and main built-up center of the Skardu district. This district is a part of the northern areas of Pakistan bordering India, China, and Afghanistan.
Skardu is one of the highly famous trekking and tourism spots and it’s a must-visit for mountaineers, trekkers, and travel adventurers.
If you’re looking for a peaceful vacation destination then Phander Lake is the perfect place for you to visit. Phander Lake is another out-of-the-way place which is located in Phander village, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. This place is home to Khwar-speaking Islamilis, who are the followers of Agha Khan. The local people are very well mannered, kind, and tourist-friendly.
Fascinatingly, this place is so beautiful that it looks almost unreal and too good to be true. The beautiful turquoise-colored lake, surrounded by green trees and mountain ranges is really a treat for the eyes to witness.
Fishing, short hikes, walk in the village, Shandur Pass visit, and tasting some world’s best honey are a few of the things that Phander Lake offers to its visitors.
If you’re a travel adventurer or a mountaineer then Shimshal Valley is a must-visit place for you. Compared to other beautiful valleys in Pakistan, this is a bit isolated place and many people don’t know about this striking valley yet. This fabulous valley is really worth the effort to visit.
Particularly, this place is popular among mountaineers, climbers, and a few travel explorers. Though, you can also go to this valley for its beautiful scenic views, epic landscapes, and mustard-yellow flower fields. This village is a divinely beautiful and peaceful place and a perfect vacation destination.
Gwadar is very famous in Pakistan for its trading port. This place is located in the Balochistan Province of Pakistan bordering Oman and Iran. This unexplored region has a very rich history and recently got famous when it came into the limelight on social media. However, this place has much more to offer than just a port. The beautiful beaches surrounded by several mountain ranges are the attraction point for many foreign tourists as well as local Pakistanis.
Kund Malir Beach, Hingol National Park, Princess of Hope, The Sphinx, Ormara beach, Gwadar Port, Mud Volcanoes, and Koh-e-Batil are a few of the amazing places that you must visit in Gwadar.
Katas Raj Temples
The Katas Raj Temples is a collection of many Hindu temples. They have connected pathways. Another name of this place is Qila Katas. It is situated in the Potohar region of Punjab province of Pakistan.
A pond named Katas surrounds the temples. It is a highly sacred pond by Hindus due to its significance in their historical religious stories.
Hindus believe that the water of the pond is created by the teardrops of one of their gods, Shiva. Similarly, these temples and pond have many religious stories. It makes this place highly significant for Hindus.
Interestingly, this place is a tourist attraction point because of its historical significance. Now, many Hindus, Pakistani locals, and foreign tourists visit this place.
A natural disaster in 2010 led to the creation of this insanely beautiful lake. It is in the Gojal valley, Gilgit-Baltistan region. What makes this place more interesting to visit is the fact that it came out of a natural tragedy due to a massive landslide that blocked the flow of the Hunza River and as a result, this beautiful lake came into existence. The bright blue turquoise water of the lake is so stunning that it doesn’t look real at all.
This beautiful place offers its visitor many other fun activities such as fishing, boating, and jet skiing. However, the prime attraction point for tourists is the lake and many people go there specially to witness the mesmerizing beauty of the lake surrounded by the peaks of Karakoram mountain ranges.