5 Places to Visit in Hunza Valley for 2023

1. Rakaposhi Base Camp: This is a popular spot for trekkers and hikers, offering stunning views of the Rakaposhi mountain.

Rakaposhi Base Camp

Rakaposhi Base Camp

2. Altit Fort: This is an ancient fort built in the 11th century, offering a glimpse into the history of the Hunza Valley.

altit Fort

altit Fort

3. Duikar: This is a small village located at the foot of the Ultar Glacier, offering great views of the surrounding mountains.

hunza valley

hunza valley

4. Passu Cones: These are a group of unique rock formations located near the Passu village.

Passu glacier

Passu glacier

Attabad Lake: This is a man-made lake created by a landslide in 2010, offering a beautiful turquoise-blue color and great opportunities for boating and fishing.

attabad Lake

attabad Lake

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Top 5 Destinations for Skiing in Pakistan

Skiing is the new adventure sport in Pakistan, with infrastructure updating at destinations in Northern areas we have the 5 top most spots for skiing in Pakistan. Keep in mind that these destinations are beautiful in both the Summer and winter seasons so you can enjoy them in all seasons. Write a comment below so we can know how much you are interested in winter sports. Skiing is a bit expensive sport, but now in Pakistan used equipment is available to continue your journey from beginning to well-trained skier. Let’s find out about the Top 5 Destinations for Skiing in Pakistan.

  • Malam Jabba 

Just only a 5 hrs drive from Islamabad but it’s a top-class destination for skiers, facilities are Zipline, Chairlift, good land inclined for skiing. 5 Star hotel is also constructed to facilitate tourists so you can stay there and enjoy your winter vacations as well. Now locals are well trained as well, so they can teach you how to ski with proper gear. Zipline in Malam Jabba is also an attraction, it flies over the snow like a bird. Adventure sports in winters so the 1st key destination is Malam Jabba. Now international skiing events are also taking place in Malam Jabba. 

Skiing at Malam Jabba


  • Naltar Valley 

Far away from the capital on the top hills of Karakorum ranges, there is a valley known as Naltar. One of the highest elevated skiing resorts in the world where famous mountaineers come to match their adrenaline requirements and enjoy skiing sports events. Every year governments of Pakistan and Gilgit Baltistan organize an event named the Pakistan International skiing Cup. With the help of foreign aids, in Naltar we do also have the Chairlift, ski hangers, and machines to prepare the proper slope for skiing activities. In our List Naltar is the second-best destination for Skiing in Pakistan. 

Skiing at Naltar Valley


  • Madaklasht

One of the unrated but top winter sports destinations is Madaklasht Chitral, which is situated in the southeastern tip of district Chitral. This valley has huge potential but still remained unexplored and most of the domestic tourists in Pakistan don’t know about this adventure destination. Last year Ukhano ( Youtube Vlogger ) explore this valley and came up with a good location and a cinematic video that highlighted this valley as a winter destination in Pakistan for the domestic and international audience. If you are a well-trained skier and had a team along with you, we recommend you to join the local event of skiing at Madaklast Valley this year. 

Madaklasht skiing chitral
  • Ganga Choti Azad Kashmir

Known for its conception landscape, lush green meadows, and a road curling between hills but now it’s also a top-class destination for skiing and other winter sports. The government of Azad Kashmir is planning to construct a Chairlift for spotlighting the potential of tourism in that area. Ganga Choti is an underrating and hidden from domestic tourists in Pakistan. 

Gang Choti Skiing
  • Arrang Kel 

Almost 8 hrs drive and 1 hr hike from Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir, a well-known tourist destination Arrang kel is becoming good winter destination in Pakistan from last 2 years. The government is planning to promote tourism and especially winter sports, so we will the rise of winter sports in upcoming years.

Skiing in Arrang Kel


Top 5 Skiing destinations in Pakistan

Top 5 Skiing Destinations in Pakistan 

  1. Malam Jabba
  2. Naltar Valley 
  3. Madaklasht
  4. Ganga Choti 
  5. Arrang Kel 

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2021 Summers and Tourism in Pakistan

In the month of May, Covid-19 Cases dropped to the lowest level and the government of Pakistan planned to open tourism from dated 24th May 2021. Tourists started backpacking towards the Northern areas of Pakistan. Gilgit Hunz is the most liked tourism destination as per polled conducted by Pakistan Travel Guide social media. Azad Kashmir is famous for its greenery and green water streams and rivers and this year due to heavy rainfalls it’s more charming and pleasurable. While Naran Kaghan famous for glaciers and it’s still cold out there and will attract thousands of tourists.

Pakistan travel Guide’s team working hard to provide travel packages with ful zeel and crafted some economical and luxury Hunza Tour Packages.

Pakistan Travel Guide team working hard to provide travel packages with full zeel and they crafted some economical and luxury Hunza Tour Packages.

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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


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


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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