Pakistan Adventure Destinations To Get Your Heart Racing
02 September, 2019
Pakistan’s new visa policy is making it easier than ever for tourists to visit the country. With visitors from the United Kingdom, China, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia now eligible to get a visa online, it is expected that the country’s tourism will experience a boom within the year. Moreover, with most of the restrictions of travel within the country abolished, Pakistan has opened up a world of exciting experiences for anyone who’s craving some adventure. From exotic places to visit to gorgeous destinations off the beaten path, here are a few places to check out when you’re in Pakistan.
Epic road trip to Hunza Valley
Pakistan is an amazing place for road trips, as the country offers gorgeous and diverse scenery for the ultimate visual feast. While there are lots of places that you can go via a pick-up truck or van, going on an off-road trip to Hunza Valley may be the most exciting way to have a road trip in the country. It takes roughly one to two days to get from Islamabad to the valley, depending on how many times you make rest stops, so make sure that your vehicle can withstand the rough roads up ahead. On your way, expect to see numerous waterfalls before reaching the town of Chillas. After a few hours of rest, continue driving on the Gilgit Baltistan road to get to Hunza Valley. Along your drive, you’ll see the majestic Mount Nanga Parbat, as well as Mount Rakaposhi. Once you’re in Hunza, you’ll see that the place has a few supermarkets and eateries, so you can recharge and refresh before heading off to your campsite or hotel.
Paragliding in Karachi
If you’d rather experience the wonderful sights of Pakistan from above, then head to Karachi for a paragliding lesson. Not only is it a great full-body workout, but you can also get the best adrenaline high when you take to the skies. You can go on a tandem joyride if you can only stay for a few hours, but if you’ll be in Karachi for the whole day, try taking a basic paragliding lesson, which only costs about Rs.7,500.
Hit the slopes of Malam Jabba
Skiing enthusiasts can visit the Malam Jabba Ski Resort in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for a day of fun in the snow. Apart from skiing, you can also enjoy other activities within the destination such as ziplining and bungee jumping. In between activities, take some time to have a walk around and appreciate the beauty of the mountains and monasteries surrounding the area.
Going on an action-packed holiday is an enjoyable way to spend your time in Pakistan. Try visiting any of these amazing destinations for the ultimate in adventure and fun in the country, and you’re sure to have a one-of-a-kind experience that you’ll never forget.