If you are planning a trip to Pakistan and want trekking to be part of your trip then look no further, you are headed in the right direction. There are many trekking enthusiasts in Pakistan and their needs are catered by the rugged beauty of the lofty mountains surrounded by shimmering waterfalls cascading down in glee. It not only boosts tourism in Pakistan but also offer breathtaking, enthralling trekking routes. Experience the thrill of sheer adventure by trekking in Pakistan amidst the world’s most beautiful places.
One of the major treks found in Pakistan is Nanga Parbat which reaches at 8,125 meters. It is the second highest Peak in the country and stands at ninth highest peak of the world. It also has the western end of Himalayan ranges that meet Karakorum & Hindukush ranges through Indus River. Nanga Parbat’s base camp has some attractive treks around Fairy grazing land with grasping sceneries.
K2 offers a backbreaking, challenging but rewarding experience among the most famous routes for trekking in Pakistan. It begins from the mountains of Skardu, crossing a beautiful valley ‘Shigar’, drives you the road ahead and lastly dwells before getting into the Galen Rowell. At the trek, Concordia (4720m) is known as the setting point of Godwin-Austen and Baltoro Glacier and offers you stunning views.
Reaching at 7788m, Rakaposhi is one of the most beautiful peaks and major route for trekking in Pakistan. The world’s 29th highest mountain dominates the horizon and watches over the Karakoram Highway while traveling from Gilgit to Hunza. Some of the famous glaciers and valleys like Bagrot, Minapin and Jaglot can be viewed in this magnificent place.
This corridor of ice leads to the colossal peak of K2 (8,611m, 28,251ft), the world’s second-highest peak. This incomparable trek traverses some of the most humbling sceneries on the planet. What begins following icy rivers boldly goes to the guts of the glacier before leading to the granite pyramidal mountains including Paiju (6,610m, 21,686ft), Uli Biaho (6,417m, 21,053ft), Great Trango Tower (6,286m, 20,623ft) and ultimately K2. If the 15 days don’t floor you, take side trips to more moraine-covered glaciers.
Although Baltoro and Panmah glaciers are restricted zones according to the tourism companies of Pakistan and people have to be accompanied by the rangers; one has to pay the fee to get a trekking approval from the Ministry of Tourism. Moreover, the trekker must get services of a licensed mountain guide, pay money for a personal accident insurance policy for the guide as well as the porters and be present at obligatory seminar for briefing by the Ministry of Tourism.
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