6 Valleys of Pakistan to visit in 2016
Pakistan is a country full of beautiful valleys with serene beauty. Here are 6 best valleys of Pakistan you should visit once in your lifetime.
Located in Baltistan, the Shigar Valley is drenched by the Shigar River and stretched to approximately 170 km from Skardy to Askole and was originally a subdivision of the Skardu District but has presently, transformed itself into a district of its own. Even though the town of Shigar is very remotely located, it hosts the largest settlement in the valley and has a number of villages located within it, with Askole being the last settlement over there, they valley is still far away from the mountain ranges.
Located in Gilgit, Baltistan, the Kahplu Valley is located on the eastern side of Skardu and is the second largest empire to be present in old Baltistan. The valley is presently known as Ghance and used to guard the trade route to Ladakh which is located near the Shyok River. The residents of the town mostly speak the Balti language and the town serves as a base for trekking into the Hushe Valley which leads up to the mountains of Masherbrum and Siachen.
Located at a distance of 10 km from Nagar Khas, the Hoper Valley is a stunning part of the Nagar Valley in Pakistan, being filled with famous, high rise mountains which include the Golden peak, Rush peak and Kapal peak, along with the presence of beautiful glaciers, exotic lakes as well as pastures. The Bualter glacier, which is also known as the Hoper glacier, along with the Barpu glacier amplifies the elegance of the region with the Rush lake serving as a yearlong attraction for tourists.
Hoper offers a good view of the Ultra peak as well as the Barpu glacier since the village is surrounded by snowcapped mountains, allowing guests to observe the day to day activities taking place in the countryside.
The valley hosts a total of five villages within it which serve as ideal spots for tourists due to their beautiful landscape present there which includes peaks, glaciers as well as lakes which include the Golden Peak and Rush Lake.
Passu is a small village,that is the parts Valleys of Pakistan and located on the Karakoram Highway, next to the Hunza Rover, with close proximity to the Pasu and Batura glaciers, the latter of which is known to be the fifth longest non-polar glacier in the world. The residents of Passu are known as ‘Wakhi’ and speak the ‘Wakhi’ language, being Ismaili by religion.
The northern area of the village is covered by the ‘Passu Cones’ along with other peaks such as Batura, Shispare Sar and Pasu Sar. The village itself is located near the Chinese border besides the Karakurum range.
Hunza is a mountainous Valleys of Pakistan located in Gilgit Baltistan and is situated near the Hunza River. Baltit serves to be a popular destination for tourists due to the presence of beautiful scenery of the nearby mountains which include the Hunza Peak, Ghenta Peak and Passu Peak.
This valley is known to be the country’s most visited valley and is termed as a fairy tale land due to the mountainous landscape surrounding it because of which it is known to be one of the most photogenic locations in the world.
Famous for being the ‘Land of Fairies’, the Kaghan valley is situated in the Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and appeals to individuals who enjoy activities pertaining to hiking, fishing and trekking. The Naran Valley is known to be one of the most attractive spots for tourists in the world and is located in the same district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. From here, tourists are able to explore places Lake Saif ul Malook, Lalazar and Noori Valley as well.