Discover: Northern Areas of Pakistan – a Heaven on Earth
Pakistan has been in highlights for its fast developing tourism market for quite some years now. In 2019, one of the most famous travel magazine of the US 'Traveler by Condè Nast' listed Pakistan as one of the top tourist destinations for 2020. The magazine cited several reasons from scenic and mesmerizing tourist attractions to presence of more taller peaks (more than 22,965 ft) in Pakistan than China and Nepal combined.
Similarly, in 2018, the British Backpacker Society identified Pakistan as its top travel destination terming it as "one of the friendliest countries on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond imagination". They visited Pakistan twice in 2016 and 2018 and were extremely impressed with the hospitality they received from the local people. On a blog on social media, the backpackers who explored over 101 countries indicated Pakistan as the clear winner of the 'British Backpacker Society's top 20 adventure travel destinations 2018', encouraging keen travelers to book a trip to Pakistan immediately. Also in 2019, Forbes ranked Pakistan as one of the 'coolest places' to visit in 2019.
To many people these distinctions of Pakistan as a tourist friendly country, may come as a surprise. Yet, the fact remains that Pakistan, in addition to several ancient historical landmarks, is also blessed with one of the most amazing landscapes, mountain ranges and valleys in the world. The northern areas of Pakistan are especially home to the world's three famous mountain ranges — the Himalayas, the Karakorams and the Hindukush. The whole area, blessed with several high mountains, landscapes, lakes, glaciers and valleys with their breathtaking views coupled with the warm hospitality of the local people, is truly a dream...