When you travel to Pakistan get ready for awe-inspiring landscapes at every turn, with five of the world’s highest peaks, valleys, rivers, forests and glaciers. Perhaps the most famous sight is the towering, snow-covered K2 mountain range. It’s the second-highest mountain on earth and reaches an incredible height of 28,253 feet.
K2 is referred to as ‘Savage Mountain’ and is one of the most challenging and deadly ascents for even the most experienced climbers. However, you don’t have to go to the top to admire this stunning example of mighty mother nature.
The Trango Towers, in the Gilgit-Baltistan territory, are a stunning group of peaks with some of the highest vertical alpine climbs on the planet. If fairytale scenes enchant you, the Deosai Plains reach 13,497 feet above sea level, near the town of Skardu. In the summer months there’s an explosion of color with wildflowers, along with crystal clear rivers, canyons and wildlife.
If you’re a keen adventurer, you’ll love Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the north-west region, with mountains, lush valleys and hills for trekking and exploring. The area is also known for its ancestral roots, with Buddhist and Hindu archaeological sites, including Bala Hisar Fort, Butkara Stupa, Panjkora Valley and Sehri Bahlol. Then, there’s the Neelum Valley in Azad Kashmir, bursting with tumbling waterfalls, dense forests and glistening streams.
In terms of natural wonders, these destinations are just the proverbial “tip of the iceberg” when you visit Pakistan.