Pakistan Tourism 2021

Tourism in Pakistan flourishing day by day, during pandemic tourism industry in Pakistan survived and 2021 is the year of revival. Tourism in KPK and Gilgit Baltistan is at peak, Pakistan government is thinking to set new venues for tourism. Investments in hoteling sector is increasing, more and more luxury hotels are opening in Northern areas of Pakistan.

Azad Kashmir Tourism is also reviving after hard hit by Indo-Pak border tensions and Covid-19 pandemic. Pakistan Travel Guide is also offering Pakistan Tour Package with new Itineraries in 2021

New data trends showing hike of international tourists visiting to Pakistan. New visa policy is making easy for tourists to visit Pakistan. Pakistan has the potential of rapid boosting and lifting up the tourist industry. Year 2021 is starting with new hopes for tourism startups. Imran Khan the prime minister of Pakistan had a vision of promoting tourism and also helping private sector to do investments in tourism sector.

Gwader is next big deal for tourism in Pakistan, already it’s the economic corridor and hub of economic activities. Gwader is famous for prestine beaches and unique landscape. Water sprots could been the adventure activities at Gwader Baluchistan.

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Snowfall predicted at Malam Jabba, Murree, Nathiagali, Pir Chinas on December 26th and 27th 2020

Anyone planning December end holidays snowfall around Murree, Nathiagali, Azad Kashmir and Malam Jabba.

Still, skiing possible at Malam Jabba : More snow id heading towards theses areas on Sunday afternoon, followed by cool breezed the will keep the mountains white.

Some high- elevation areas like Kalam and Shogran see a quick burst of snow according to weather reports. Sunday and Monday will observe light and heavy snowfall.

Snow will fall slowly will not disturb the routine transport , Neelum Valley will also observe snowfall.

Current weather prediction shows that the rain chance is 90% to 100% which means snow at Northern areas of Pakistan, with a Monday beginning temperature will drop to minus.

The weather service is predcting some winds from south upto 35mph that may cause some disturbance at Nathiagali  and Kalam, travelers could encounter a rain snow mix that will obscure visibility, but roads are warm so the precipitation won’t freeze.

You can join our Swat tour packages for Snowfall and skiing tours. Tuesday through Thursday expected to be dry.

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Planning your trip to Snow in Pakistan

If you are planning a trip to the snowy mountains, Choosing the best travel guide would be your first priority. The popular resorts of Malam Jabba and Naltar Valley offer skiing and snowboarding for all abilities, with varied terrain and long runs. First-timers may want to head to the small fields of snow, with uncrowded slopes ideal for families and first timers.

The snow season is at its peak from November to March, though you’re likely to have good snow until 1st week of April. Check Swat Tour Packages for good deals on various tour packages.

zipline at Malam Jabba

Once you completed first step to choose a resort and decided when to go, the next level is booking good and luxury transport. There are a few ways to travel to Snowy Mountain, with one airports servicing the region, as well as frequent bus service.

If you’re driving at your own vehicle, plan ahead and bring snow chains, as it’s a compulsory requirement to carry these in 2WD vehicles in Swat Valley, between November to March.

If you want to learn skiing then spent some time to get skilled, you could hire a trainer for your kids to teach them, How to Ski? For non-skiers, there is a Chair lift and Zipline to enjoy and could do shopping in the resort.

Ski equipment can be rented at the resorts, as well as from nearby shops in Malam Jabba. Wearing helmets for zipline and while skiing or snowboarding is necessary for kids and recommended for all.

Last but not least, do remember to get pack of warm clothing, such as insulated layers, muflars, caps and waterproof shoes. Bring a pair of sunglasses or goggles to protect your eyes, and a UV sunscreen for your face – snow reflects more UV radiation than water and sunburn is common.

Walnut Heights Kalam.

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French Language speaking travel guide in Pakistan

Hello, looking for a travel guide with skills of speaking French language ? yes you are at right place. Pakistan Travel Guide pk offers French language speaking travel guides if you are looking to explore the Pakistan on your tour.

How we Charge for Local Guide ?

We charge Dollar 30$ for a day, if you had more than 7 Days then we can offer discount on Daily rent.

What is included in 30$ ?

Just included the person who speaks French, accommodation and food of the guide will be charge seperately.

What Included in our Tour Packages ?

We are offering Pakistan Tour Packages for international and Domestic tourists, cost varies of each travel package from standard package to Luxury one. you can book your travel packages with Pakistan Travel Guide pk and we are giving 30% off on Hunza Tour.

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Lam Thi Thuy Ha Follow Explored Hunza Valley – Pakistan Heaven on earth

Mother Nature has bestowed Pakistan with the most wonderful and wonderful beauty possible. Pakistan has many places covered with beautiful scenes that are pleasing to the people. Such captivating and wonderful scenes make one think about the glory and creativity of the Creator.

Hunza is one of the most beautiful regions of Pakistan. Hunza is often referred to as ‘Heaven on Earth’ is a beautiful mountain valley. It is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region in the northernmost region connecting China with Pakistan. The Gilgit-Baltistan Biafo Glaciers region is home to adventure, mountain treks with the second-highest K2 peak in the world, the Concordia, and Gondogoro treks. Hunza is surrounded by several high mountain peaks including Rakaposhi, Mount Ladyfinger, and Mount Hunza. Hunza was formerly a state that existed until 1974 and was dissolved by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. The capital of Hunza is the town of Baltit also known as Karimabad. For Hunza Tour Packages get the details 

Spring at Hunza

 

Lovely weather of Hunza Valley

Hunza’s climate is moderate in the summer. The maximum temperature in summer is about 14 degrees Celsius but in July and August, the maximum temperature is 31 degrees Celsius in central Hunza. In winter, the temperature drops to -10 degrees C or even more.

Hunza people are very friendly and hospitable. The Hunza people speak Urdu but some other languages ​​are also being spoken such as Shina, Wakhi, and Burushaski.

people of Hunza

Geography

Hunza Valley has three geographical subdivisions. These include the Gojal, Lower, and Upper Hunza valleys. The Hunza Valley has various beautiful and natural landscapes, which are popular tourist attractions. Every year, thousands of tourists visit and enjoy the natural beauty of the Hunza valley and surrounding areas.

Places to visit in Hunza

Tourists visit this valley to see two of the most famous fortresses known as the Altit and Baltit fortresses. Fort Altit is the oldest fortress in the northern region and it is located in the village of Altit. It was built with great architectural design on a rock of a mountain where the Hunza River flows in the back. Fort Baltit is another beautiful fortress in the Hunza valley built on top of Karimabad. Baltit Fortress has now been turned into a heritage museum after its renovation.

At Hunza, the Karimabad market is famous for its local handicrafts, handmade rugs, traditional and embroidered caps, various scarves, hand-woven fabrics, and gemstones including Ruby. Ruby mines are popular tourist attractions.

The Hunza valley is famous for its snow-capped and rugged mountains. Many people have come to Hunza just to glimpse the bright ice wall of Mount Rakaposhi. Other famous mountains in Hunza include Passu Peak, Ultra Peak, and Kuksel Sar.

Khunjerab Pass

Khunjerab Pass and Khunjerab National Park are a special place for tourists to visit the Hunza valley. Khunjerab pass is the area where Pakistan meets its Chinese neighbor. Khunjerab Pass is the highest pass in the world and has a high mountain in the Karakoram mountain range.

Sust BorderValley of Gojal

Hunza’s Gojal valley is popular for its lakes. Lake Attabad is located in the Gojal Valley. This lake was formed due to large landslides in 2010 that blocked water flow on the Hunza River. Now it is a popular tourist spot and picnic spot. Lake Attabad is a great place for boating lovers.

Attabad lake

Duikar Valley

Duikar offers dazzling views of the Hunza River and the meandering ice sheet of the Karakoram highway. Duikar has turned into a famous landmark and is located above sea level. It also includes majestic views of Rakaposhi and Golden Peak but people from all over the world visit Duikar just to enjoy the breathtaking sunrise and sunset views.

View from Duiker Hunza

Glaciers in Hunza Valley

Glaciers of HunzaBesides all these, the most famous and longest glacier of Pakistan is found in the Hunza Valley. Famous glaciers in Hunza include the Batura Glacier, Hussaini Glacier, and Passu Glacier. All of these glaciers lie in the Gojal Valley. Glaciers attract thousands of domestic and international tourists each year. The hiking opportunities are immense in the Hunza Valley.

Experience Pakistan- The magic of the mountains with The Happy Firm will be one of the most glorious and wonderful journeys in the journey of discovering the splendor of Mother Nature and freedom of heart.

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Top 10 Places to visit in Skardu

Skardu is set strategically between the desert and mountains. It lies in the 10 Km wide and 40 KM long oval basin at the confluence of the Indus and the Shigar River. At an altitude of 25,00 meters (8200 feet), the town is surrounded by grey-brown colored mountains, which hide the 8,000-meter peaks of the nearby Karakoram Range.

Skardu is the base town of the famous K2 Concordia trek and the Biafo Hispar trek, also known as Snow Lake trek. The 67 km long Biafo Glacier meets the 49 km long Hispar Glacier at an altitude of 5128 m ( 16,824 ft ) at Hispar La ( Pass) to create the world’s longest glacial system outside the polar regions. This highway of ice connects two ancient mountain kingdoms, Nagar (immediately south of Hunza ) in the west with Baltistan in the east. At the base of Hispar Pass on its eastern flank rests Snow Lake, a basin of ice (16 km wide) surrounded by granite pinnacles yet to be climbed. PakistanTravelGuide is offering Pakistan Tour Packages to domestic and international travelers in Pakistan, also you can book Skardu Tour Packages for our tour lists

Top 10 Places to Visit in Skardu

1. Khaplu

Khaplu Valley of the Shyok River is 103 Kilometres ( 64 miles ) from Skardu to the east. Khaplu was the largest kingdom in old Baltistan, guarding the trade route to Ladakh along the Shyok River. At 2600 meters (8400 feet), Khaplu is the cooler than Skardu, which combined with the friendly character of the people and the superb walks along the irrigation channels, makes Khaplu the nicest place to stay in Baltistan. The tiny village with its apricot and apple orchards, and lush green fields set by rugged mountains, homes set on mountain slopes, and thrilling views of Masherbrum, K-2, and K-7, is heartbreakingly beautiful.

Dominating the Valley from the top end of the alluvial fan, the imposing Palace of the ex-raja gazes down the kingdom. Its whitewashed façade, punctuated by irregularly placed little windows, supports and extravagant carved wooden balcony up its center. Built about 150 years ago, it has a faintly Tibetan style, like Baltit fort in Hunza. Also worth seeing in Khaplu and the old wooden mosques on the way up through the village. The beautiful Chaqchan Mosque is around 700 years old, founded by Mir Sayyed Ali Hamadani, the first Islam preacher in this area.

Traditions are still very much alive in Khaplu. The annual Spring Festival is held on the polo ground just below the old palace and goes on for three days. Polo competitions between local teams from Khaplu and neighboring villages are part of the festivities.

Khaplu Village Skardu

2. SHIGAR

on 30 minutes drive from Skardu city after crossing the check point and Shyok River entering from Shigar Door ( Babe-Shigar) on Safranga Cold desert you will find different terrain of mountains as feel like that you are on Mars then a beautiful Valley appear along Shigar River.

Shigar is famous for Shigar fort runs under Serena Pakistan and small walnut wood crafted mosques and of freshwater streams. It is dominated by the Tibetan-styled Baltit Fort which stands guard over the entire valley. The exact origins of the Shigar fort are unclear, although the foundations date back to 700 years ago, with rebuilds and alterations over the centuries. Shigar is the base for a number of short walks and excursions, as well as being a popular place with visitors to relax and unwind. The local bazaar is full of colorful shops with local dry fruits, handicrafts, and a number of souvenir shops.

Shigar Skardu

3. Upper Kachura Lake

Beautiful Lake of all time with no seen source of water but always remains full, no source of water coming and leaving from the lake, the water looks very fresh surrounded by mountains, it’s 20 minutes walk from the parking lot to the Upper Kachura Lake. Speed boating is the real fascination and a Chinar tree standing in front of the lake. Trout fish is easily available in small restaurants with the pristine beauty of Upper Kachura Lake Skardu.

Best Season to Visit the Lake is June – November

Upper Kachura Lake Skardu

4. Shangrilla Lake and Resort

Shangri-la is located just 35 minutes away from Skardu. The resort is built along a beautiful lake, which is surrounded by the most enchanting and splendid scenic beauty. One may stay here, take a boat ride, or trekking to the hills nearby. It offers perfect peace to visitors especially in summers amidst a comfortable cool climate and a fresh breeze blowing across the tiny retreat.

Shangrilla Resort and Lake

5. Kharpucho Fort

There are many archaeological sites found in the Northern Areas, particularly in Skardu and Kharpocho Fort is one of them. It is built by Maqpon Bugha (1490-1515 A.D) but the Mughal historians refer it to the great Ali Sher Khan Anchan (1560-1625 A.D). The fort stands on the bank of River Indus in the Skardu and the city can be viewed from the fort. The fort is illuminated at night and it seems as if the olden days get revived. Some observations about this fort have been found in the Imperial Gazetteer of British India, which state that this was one of the most famous of the Gralpos (Monarchs of Skardu), Ali Sher Khan, who ruled over the region till the end of the 16th century, conquered Ladakh and Skardu; and he built a fort at Skardu.

Skardu Fort

6. Buddha Rock

This is the only remaining Buddhist Rock, with rock carvings, located on the Satpara road in the Skardu. The rock carvings and images of Buddha are dated back to the period of the Great Tibetan Empire when the people migrated from Tibet to present-day Northern Areas of Pakistan. They settled here temporarily and carved drawings of Stupas, scenes of their experiences, and images of Buddha with Kharoshti language transcript. There were a number of such Buddhist rock carvings in the Skardu Valley. The sculpture of Buddha and his disciples are 2000 years old. It was a place of worship for Buddhists till the mid of 14th century A.D. There are scriptures of Buddha o the Rock.

Buddha Rock Skardu

7. Nasdoq / Organic Village

Nansoq Village is located behind the famous Kharpocho Fort. It has been developed into an Organic Village through the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP). The village is visited by many famous personalities including Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and His Highness Aga Khan.

Organic Village Skardu

8. Sadpara Lake

Sadpara (Satpara) Lake is located 8 kilometers (5 miles), in the South of Skardu, and takes just 20 minutes by jeep to get there. It is surrounded by high mountains. The lake has an island in the mid of its clear water, which can be reached by boat. The lake is ideal for fishing and home of wild birds migrated from Siberia. Sadpara Dam is also a source of hydroelectricity and freshwaters supply to adjacent areas.

Sadpara Lake Skardu

9. Deosai Plains

The roof ground of the world, an astonishingly different world, immense grassland, and moraine surrounded by the world’s largest plains with brown bears, here bigness is a trademark. Here each day’s travel brings constant revelation the magic of incomparable vistas, breathtaking views of snow, jade lakes, murmuring streams, dancing waterfalls, dynamic and colorful cultures, and rare wildlife.

Deosai Plains Skardu

10. Manthoka Waterfall

Beautiful waterfall attracted in both seasons, Summers and Winters, In winters due to minus temperatures waterfall completely frozen down.

Manthoka Waterfall

 List of Top 10 Places to visit in Skardu

  1. Khaplu
  2. Shigar
  3. Upper Kachura
  4. Shangrilla Lake and Resort
  5. Kharpuchu Fort
  6. Buddha Rock
  7. Nasdoq/Organic Village
  8. Sadpara Lake
  9. Deosai Plains
  10. Manthoka Waterfalls

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The tourism Year 2020 in Pakistan

In 2020 Tourism started in Pakistan with full zest and bookings started in January 2020, everything was great suddenly Corona Virus declared as Pandemic and started affected the tourism industry. First Industry which was badly affected was the hospitality sector. All restaurants and Hotels were asked to mark as closed and no one even from other provinces allowed visiting. In Pakistan most of the Northern areas rely on tourism for their livelihood which was badly affected due to pandemic, In Pakistan, people started getting worried about their jobs as most of the hotels were closed and employers were laying off their staff, most renowned hotels chain Pearl Continental lay off almost 90% employees from Muzaffarabad, Bhurban and Malam Jabba Properties. Small hotels and restaurants fired staff without any notice, tour operators were unable to pay rent of offices, porters of Northern areas are also affected due to pandemic. 

With the blessings of the Almighty curve of Coronavirus got flattened and started declining then the Government of Pakistan decided to open tourism after 8th August 2020. People were sick sitting at their homes so the tourism industry suddenly got boomed, the hotel got overbooked, restaurants returned to normal. Tour operators started taking bookings of the tours. Sudden hope helps people of Northern areas to survive and make livings for the rest of the year. 

Pakistan Travel Guide your vacations partner in Pakistan also booked tours to Northern areas of Pakistan, our famous Pakistan Tour Packages 2020 every the hottest selling tours in Pakistan, hoping best for the rest of the year. 

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Naran Kaghan Opened for Tourists

Local Administration had cleared all the glaciers on the way to Naran, Now Naran is open for all kind of traffic. Due to Covid-19 and Ramadan Tourists couldn’t able to visit the Naran but hoteliers are visiting to maintain their hotel’s cleanliness and other issues. This year tourism will badly hit if the Covid-19 Pandemic continues, already the tourism industry is badly hit worldwide. PakistanTravelGuide will start taking bookings from 1st June 2020 for Naran Kaghan, Tours will follow the proper guideline from the government sector.

List of Naran Kaghan Tour Packages

  1. 3 Days Naran Kaghan Tour
  2. 4 Days Naran Kaghan Tour
  3. Naran Hunza Tour Package
  4. Naran Neelum Valley Tour
  5. Naran Swat Tour Packages
  6. Naran Skardu Tour Package

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Impact of Corona Virus on Tourism Industry In Pakistan

 

Pakistan was declared as the best travel destination for 2020, Northern areas of Pakistan are now heavily relying on domestic and international tourists, this year projection was of 30% rise of tourists as compared to previous years. The current government regime was promoting tourism in Pakistan and the improved security situation boosted the tourism sector, millions of jobs created with this sector with an increase of hotels, tour operator companies, tour guides, transport sector. Tourism destinations like Neelum Valley, Naran Kaghan, Kalam, and Hunza were the hotspots for tourism but due to Covid-19 things are changed now.

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Thousands to Lose Jobs :

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic hotels, Restaurants, Public places, and private-public transport are closed, every company is lying off their staff, the staff came from remote areas of Pakistan are now returning to their villages. It’s very hard for small businesses to pay their rents, loans, and wages to their employees as the situation is quite uncertain, no one knows when businesses will open.  Most hotels in Naran Kaghan are on the verge of collapsing if tourism will not start after EID as their all earnings are based, seasonal tourists.

Pakistan Tour Packages offered by Pakistan Travel Guide is also suffering from huge loses in terms off revenue and profit. 

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Pakistan is Happiest Country than India | World Wide Index

Pakistani’s are considered happier than the Indians, Pakistan ranked 67 while India is at 140, Pakistan had various crises (Economic, Leadership, Political instability, corruption ) but still, they are considered happiest than Indians. After the army’s operation against militancy and leadership of Imran Khan things are changing now! 2020 is considered to be the most important year for Pakistan, business friendliness and tourism, both promoting a good image of Pakistan worldwide. People living in Pakistan are hospitable and friendly they know how to live happily in difficult times.

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