Pakistan is a tumultuous country, to say the least. The global reputation of Pakistan is of a dangerous country which people like to avoid mentioning any chance they get. And when it becomes necessary to say the word ‘Pakistan’, it is only in hushed voices and hesitant tones that you’ll hear this name. But regardless of the drama, fear and controversies, the people of Pakistan take pride in their country. This pride, however, I am inclined to say does not exhibit itself in the efforts of its citizens. We need to do a lot more than vacantly take pride in our country, for its progress and development. But let’s leave this topic for another time. Here, in this article, I’ll show you some of the best places you can visit in Pakistan and like everyone’s expectations, these are the Northern areas. If you are interest in touring these versatile lands, get the best Pakistan tour packages here.
People are not lying when they say the Northern areas of Pakistan are heaven on Earth. The magnificent Neelum valley is enough to support this claim. You’ll hear this name on almost every tourism and travel blog in Pakistan. What makes this valley so spectacular is partially the lack of civilization. Sure, there are natives who live there but the place is virtually cut off from the rest of the world. You will experience an unadulterated view of the nature, with freshwater springs, gigantic waterfalls and lush greenery in Neelum Valley.
If you continue to drive for about two and half hours from Gilgit, you will discover this valley. Surrounded by pine trees and numerous lakes, the Naltar Valley seems to be a part of a fairy tale. You will not hear many people and tourism companies mention this valley since it is not considered as a tourists spot. The government did not cultivate this spot for tourism because they didn’t want to ruin its natural beauty which ironically, is the same reason why any tourist would want to see it. You won’t find all the latest facilities and technologies in this valley but it is one of the best places Pakistan has to offer.
If you want to be utterly shocked and mesmerized by the magnificence of nature, this is your place. Deosai plains are located on the edge of Karakorum and western Himalayas, about 4000 meters above sea level. You will have to travel a lot to find this place and endure less than pleasant rides but what you will find in the Deosai plains is an area so vast and majestic that it will make you forget all hardships. The surrounding mountains stay covered with snow for the most part of the year but once the snow melts, you will see the place adorn itself with all the colors of spring. And what’s more there is not a single tree in the 3000 sq. meter of land, making it the best place to observe the night sky.