Our daily routines include navigating urban areas on congested public transportation in quest of our busy schedules. As a result, stress gradually accumulates. Issues loom, burnout makes us dissatisfied with our careers, and we never seem to have enough time for adventure. Nonetheless, travel is the panacea!
Traveling does separate you from your routine. Once you stop the repeated cycle, your mind may reset. Therefore, grab your belongings and hit the trip. Traveling to new areas teaches you to value what you’ve left behind. God’s green and beautiful world is a sight to behold for those who seek it. Here are Pakistan’s top five low-cost destinations.
Because people like tourism, the rupee’s current exchange rate versus the dollar makes travel extremely difficult. Pakistan should not be overlooked when it comes to travel since it is home to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations.
You don’t have to travel to Switzerland to experience the natural beauty of the Maldives to find an unusual beach; Pakistan has it all. The ever-growing list of trip ambitions may put a strain on your bank account. However, there are other sites where you may get the most for your money.
Though it has had a difficult past, Swat Valley’s present and future are very bright. This breathtaking valley in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is right out of a fairy tale.
Consider lush green fields and forests, charming villages, and rivers that are so clean and bright you would never believe they are genuine!
The real beauty of Swat is concentrated around the town of Kalam, which provides a base for exploring the valley’s splendor. Three locations in Swat Valley are not to be missed:
- Boyun Commune
Boyun, alternatively referred to as Green Top, is a short drive or moderate uphill hike from Kalam town. When you reach the summit, you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of one of the largest and most beautiful villages I’ve ever seen — as well as sweeping views of the valley below
- Lakes Kandol and Spindhor
These mountain lakes are located approximately two hours from Kalam. Kandol Lake is now accessible by jeep and more marketed, but Spindhor can only be reached by a two-hour trek. Whichever you choose to visit, both are unquestionably among Pakistan’s most gorgeous locations.
- Forest of Ushu
This well-preserved forest is densely forested with deodar trees and is an excellent spot for getting lost. The forest road carries on to numerous communities located along the Kalam River.
Valley of Hunza:
Often referred to as “paradise on earth,” the Hunza valley is surrounded by the enormous Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges. It is 100 kilometers from Gilgit. One cannot compare the benefits of pricey bottles of mineral water to those of Hunza’s life-giving water.
Hunza’s valley is characterized by magnificent lakes, steep mountains, and beautiful glaciers. The autumn season provides a stunning vista of the Hunza valley. On the contrary, during the winter, a blanket of white snow blankets the entire valley. Hunza welcomes you to a fully furnished guesthouse that will make you feel at home.
You may receive luxurious accommodation for the same price as a standard hotel room, complete with modern conveniences. The Hunza Serena Inn is central Hunza Karimabad’s finest hotel, offering 4-star standard accommodations. Additionally, it features breathtaking views of the Ultal Mountains and Baltic Town.
The Hunza Valley is surrounded by the natural grandeur of extremely high mountain glaciers, including Hisper Glacier, Batura Glacier, Biafo Glacier, and Passu Glacier. Their commitment to peace defines Hunza’s people. They are hospitable and make you feel at ease. As a result, Hunza receives thousands of visitors each year. As a result, Hunza is now one of Pakistan’s top five low-cost vacation destinations.
Valleys of Kalash
Bumburet, Birir, and Rumbur are hidden treasures in Pakistan’s Kalash Valleys, bordered by the magnificent Hindu Kush mountain range, a part of the Himalayas. The craggy summits are covered in juniper and birch scrub, providing spectacular natural views.
The valleys are famous for their people’s beauty as well as their natural majesty. Thought to be descended from Alexander the Great’s troops, the Kalash are animists, not Muslims, and live in wooden huts scattered throughout the high hills. Women are famous for their vibrantly colored traditional clothes and headpieces unique to this region of Pakistan.
Jeeps and car rentals make it easy for travelers to reach the isolated Kalash Valleys from Chitral, 2.5 hours distant. Bumburet is the most populous valley and a major tourist destination in Pakistan. Rumbur and Birir are less developed but increasingly popular with foreign visitors. Visit the locally owned Kalasha Dur museum in Bumburet, an appealing cultural museum that provides all the necessary information touring the breathtaking valleys.
The Kalash Valleys are best visited during one of its traditional celebrations. Chilan Joshi takes place in May, Uchau in fall, and Choimus for two weeks around the winter solstice. Tourists are constantly astounded by the vibrant clothes, ceremonies, food, and dance.
Murree, Pakistan’s most famous hill station, is located along the Islamabad-Kohala route. Murree is one of Pakistan’s most popular hill stations. For those who dwell beneath it, Murree is akin to a dream city. This charming highland resort attracts visitors from all around the world seeking refuge from the scorching sun.
Mountains surrounded by lush green trees, a cool climate, clean air, gorgeous valleys, and clouds on the road all welcome you with joy. Murree is well-known throughout South Asia due to the pines and oaks that cover the mountain, interspersed with extensive lawns and fruit orchards that contribute to its attractiveness.
Mall Road in Murree is a well-known market location. It is well-known for its hotels, restaurants, craft stores, embroidered items, wood crafts, and inexpensive meals. Additionally, numerous street food carts sell soup, fries, karahis, burgers, fries, pakoras, and roasts. Visitors to Murree can also stay on Mall Road. It is a gathering place where people promenade and enjoy the lovely weather till 2 or 3 a.m.
The magnificent natural lake Saif-ul-Malook is located at the northernmost point of the Kaghan Valley. It is located in Khyber-Mansehra Paktunkhwa’s District.
This natural lake is stunning not only for the surrounding mountain landscape but also for the unusual reflection of the mountains in the lake water, which is wonderful to see.
Summer is the greatest and most convenient time to explore this one-of-a-kind natural beauty. When snowfall is frequently thick along the highways during the winter months, arriving safely can take several nerve-wracking hours. The roads are slick with ice at that time of year, making all-terrain vehicles unreliable to navigate the high, frequently narrow, and winding mountain routes safely during the winter months.
Skardu is located in Gilgit Baltistan and is well-known for its crystal clear water and steep mountains. Skardu’s major metropolitan center and district headquarters are located in China, Afghanistan, and India. Summer in Skardu is pleasant.
Between April and October, the best time to fly to Skardu is. After October, the temperature drops significantly. It can reach a temperature of -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit). During the winter, the valley is occasionally covered in snow. Roads can become impassable for several days.
The valley is a popular trekking destination and a gateway to four peaks, drawing international visitors, mountaineers, and trekkers. Additionally, five of the world’s fourteen highest standalone peaks are located in northern Pakistan’s Himalayan and Karakoram Mountains.