Pakistan: Top Ten Treks of Pakistan

Treks of Pakistsn

Trekking is an activity that comprises of travelling along wide distances on foot. It is especially done on places where travelling by car or any other means is not possible or difficult to do. There are many geographical areas that are regarded as trekking sites or treks all around the world because of being of interest to travelers. Similarly, Pakistan is proud to offer travelling opportunities to people all over the world to walk on the famous trekking sites here. The particular areas reserved for trekking in Pakistan are located in Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindukush and are fascinating places to look at. Pakistanis and foreigners both can enjoy trekking in the Northern Areas of Pakistan to get in touch with natural beauty at its peak. Another feature of the trekking sites at these areas is the lack of pollution and virgin beauty of the enormous mountains and lakes flowing side-by. It is difficult to list down all the famous trekking sites of Pakistan due to the abundance to treks in Pakistan. However, an attempt has been done to selectively present a list containing top ten treks of Pakistan based on their popularity which is given below:

1)      Trek of K-2 Base Camp

2)      Trek of Biafo-Hisper Glaciers

3)      Treks of Nanga Parbat

4)      Trek of Batura Glacier

5)      Trek of Chillinji Pass

6)      Trek of Spantik Base Camp

7)      Trek of Charakusa Glacier

8)      Trek of Masherbrum Base Camp

9)      Trek of Shimshal Valley

10)  Trek of Thalle La

Rivers of Pakistan – Hunza River

by on February 2, 2011
in Rivers of Pakistan

Hunza river of Pakistan

This is the main river of  Hunza which is one of the most beautiful location in the northern areas of Pakistan. It is originated through the joining of the Khunjerab and kilik gorges (nalas), which are basically fed by the glaciers from the mountains. It joins River Gilgit and River Naltar and finally falls into the River Indus.

It cuts through the Karakoram range of mountains from north to south. The great Karakoram highway crosses this river near Nagar and Hunza valleys. Hunza River can very easily be included in not only one of the most beautiful rivers in Pakistan but also in the world. The river flows along with Karakoram highway coming down from Khunjerab Top. While driving up to the famous top which acts as a border between Pakistan and China, this river flows along. At present due to the Ata Abad Lake formation, KKH has been interrupted and a part of this journey along river Hunza has to be taken by boat. Hunza river meets with Nagar River and other regional rivers on its course down to the south. It eventually adds up into the mighty Indus. Hunza river is very beautiful. Hunza is one of the most visited regions of Pakistan by the foreign tourists.

Himalaya Range in Pakistan

by on December 6, 2010
in Travel Pakistan

The Great Himalayas of Pakistan

This mountain range separates the Indian subcontinent and the Tibetan Plateau. The countries which share this massive range of mountains include – Pakistan, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, China and Burma. Generally, it is also known as a name of a huge mountain system including the Karakoram Range, Hindu Kush and few other lesser ranges.

Some of the world’s major rivers like Ganges and Brahmaputra flow from this range. The western rivers combine together to form River Indus which flows southwest through India to Pakistan and then into the Arabian Sea. The climate, rainfall, soil conditions, and altitude of this range are quite diversified, generating a vast variety of plants and animal communities.

The world’s second longest glacier called ‘Siachen’ which lies at the India-Pakistan border is part of this great mountain range. There are several lakes in the Himalaya range of Pakistan. It also has a profound effect on the climate of the country.

There are many notable peaks of Himalayas in Pakistan but Nanga Parbat is the most important one being the 9th highest in the world and 2nd highest in the country.

Fact sheet of Himalaya Range in Pakistan
No. Names of Imp. Peaks of Himalayas Height of Himalayas (m) Location of Himalaya Peaks
1 Nanga Parbat 8,126 Gilgit-Baltistan
2 Silberzachen 7,597 Nanga Parbat
3 Rakhiot Peak 7,070 Nanga Parbat group
4 Chongra Peak 6,830 Nanga Parbat
5 Ganalo Peak 6,606 Nanga Parbat
6 Laila Peak 5,971 Rupal Valley
7 Shaigiri 5,688 Rupal Valley
8 Buldar Peak 5,602 Nanga Parbat
9 Malika Parbat 5,290 Kaghan Valley
10 Jalipur Peak South 5,215 Nanga Parbat
11 Ditchil 5,084 Deosai
12 Chattewala 4,917
13 Jabardar 4,511 Fairy Meadows, Jalipur
14 Dinewar 4,100
15 Tingrel 4,085
16 Chhugam 4,064 Nanga Parbat
17 Makra Peak 3,586 Kaghan Valley

Lakes of Pakistan – Karomber Lake

by on December 6, 2010
in lakes of pakistan

Lakes in Pakistan- Karambar Lake - Ishkoman Valley

Location Height Length Width Average 

Depth

Altitute Connecting River
Ishkoman Valley, 

Northern Areas

4,272 m 3.9km 

2 miles

2km 52 m 

171 ft

4,300 m 

above sea level

Karambar River

It is the 31 st highest lake in the world and is located in the Northern Areas of Pakistan in the Ishkoman Valley. This high altitute lake is the only lake of the world situated at an altitude of 14,000 ft above sea level and still have bodies in it which are biologically active. This is due to the reason that the lake water comes from melting snow form the moutains around it and there are aprings feeding this which are present in and around the lake.

Karamber pass is a high mountain pass with a height of 14,250 ft, connecting Yaskun River valley in Chitral to Karomber river valley in Ishkoman. This pass is about one mile away from the Karomber lake and two miles away on the south from Dupsuk Peak which is the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. River Karomber flows out of the Karomber lake and joins River Ghizar which then flows into River Gilgit.

This beautiful lake is located on the border of Chitral and Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan.  The lake is 4,300 m above sea level and it s beauty is captivating. The presence of reddish wild flowers in the summers around this lake adds up to its charm.