7 best summer holiday destinations in Pakistan for 2022

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Ever thought of camping alone in the mountains, somewhere on a stream of rushing sparkling water, or maybe at the base of a towering mountain. Did u even consider staring at the stars while lying in the open on the soft grass of a meadow? Have you ever felt the vibe of a destination before even reaching there? Maybe the answer is YES!!!! Well, it is always a good idea to take a break from your daily routine and spend some time with your family exploring the marvels of nature around us. Luckily Pakistan is loaded with wonderful yet inexpensive tourist spots that can be visited during these summer vacations. Travelers from all around the world visit Pakistan’s Northern areas and appreciate the heavenly landscapes of the region. From lush green forests, raging waterfall, calm and peaceful lakes, roaring bays, barren desert, and magnificent mountains, Pakistan has it all. So in these summers, you don’t have to fly to Switzerland to spend your holiday. Instead, in this blog, we will tell you about the 7 best tourist spots you can explore here in Pakistan.

Kumrat valley  

Kumrat-valley

If you name this valley “heaven on earth” it wouldn’t be wrong. Located in the Upper Dir, this beautiful Valley is approximately 370 kilometers away from Islamabad. It takes almost 12 hours to reach Thall, which is located at the entrance of Kumrat valley. Thall is a small village with fundamental amenities of life. This gorgeous Valley is replete with lush green forest and gigantic mountains. Perhaps this Valley has the most breathtaking scenic views in Pakistan.

Wonders to see in Kumrat valley are:

  • Kumrat Town
  • Jahaz Banda
  • Katora Lake
  • Panjkora River
  • Kumrat National Park
  • Kumrat Wild trout Habitat

Kaghan Valley 

Kaghan-Valley

Kaghan is the most attractive and charming Valley in Pakistan, located in the Mansehra district. This Valley is not only famous amongst the Pakistani tourist, but it has also attracted travelers from across the globe. Due to its route to marvelous places Lake Saif-ul-malook, lake Dudipatsar, lake Lulusar, Babusar Top, Naran and Shogran Valley, it has always been a hot tourist spot for travelers all around the world.

Places to see in Kumrat Valley are:

  • Babusar Top
  • Fairy Land
  • Baby Saral lake
  • Pyala Lake
  • Lalazar
  • Noori Top
  • Malika Parbat
  • Aansu Lake

Neelum Valley

The land of beauty and enchanting views is called Neelum Valley. Only 20 Kilometers away from Muzzafarabad City, Neelum Valley offers a wide range of panoramic sceneries, lush green forest, crystal clear rivers, enchanting streams, and snowcapped mountain peaks. The weather is snowy and freezing in winter and delightful in summer. The traveling experience to Neelum valley is impressive as when you enter the Valley it looks like a painting on a canvas. The Neelum River is famous for trout fish and serves as a natural border between Pakistan and India. If you want to get away from the scorching heat of summers, then this is where you can enjoy your vacation this year.

The famous places to explore in Neelum valley are:

  • Dhani Waterfall
  • Jagran Valley
  • Kutton
  • Ratti gali Lake
  • Kelng kel
  • Shounter Valley

Chitral

Chitral-valley

The next fantastic spot on our list is Chitral valley, a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The dazzling sceneries and beautiful landscapes of Chitral make this place the best spot to spend our summer vacations. This town lies on the verge of the Kunhar river, also known as the Chitral river. If you want to experience the unique culture, music, festival, country’s best cuisine, and dazzling views simultaneously, then Chitral is your place. The most fascinating place to visit in Chitral is Hindukush Range. Also, don’t forget the annual shandur festival is famous for Polo worldwide. Chitral is also known as the most peaceful district of Pakistan.

Famous places of Chitral are:

  • Ayun Valley
  • Garam Chashma
  • Shandur Polo Ground
  • Kalash Valley
  • Goleen
  • Shahi Qilla

Swat valley 

Swat-valley

Located in the northwest mountain range of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan, this Valley is also known as mini Switzerland due to its beauty and tremendous landscapes. This Valley lies near the River Swat. Swat valley is also the hometown of Malala Yousafzai (Noble Prize Winner). Despite its enchanting scenes and refreshing weather, the rate of hotels and food are way too cheap. So if you want to spend your summer holidays among waterfalls, fresh and juicy fruits, and lush green trees with affordable living, then this Valley should be your first choice.

Being in Swat do visit

  • Kalam Valley
  • Kumrat Valley
  • Marghazaar
  • Madyan
  • Bahrain
  • Saidu Shareef
  • Mahodhand Lake
  • Malam Jabba
  • Fizaghat

Skardu

Skardu is located in Pakistan’s northern Gilgit- Baltistan region. The Valley is famous as the major tourism and trekking hub in Pakistan, a gateway to four Peak towering above 8000 meters. It attracts tourists, trekkers, and mountaineers across the globe. This Majestic Valley also has many massive glaciers in baltoro, gyari and gyong in the Siachen region. Although it is a 25 to 30 hours drive away from the capital city of Islamabad, the place is worth visiting.

Must-See places near Skardu are:

  • Skardu Fort
  • Khaplu Fort
  • Kachura Lake
  • Shangrilla Lake
  • Satpara Lake
  • Deosai Plains
  • Sheosar Lake
  • Katpana Lake
  • Basho Valley

Murree

Murree-Pakistan

Murree is the most popular tourist destination in Pakistan. Every year thousands of people visit this hill station in summer and winter to see snowfall. Murree remains crowded all year long, just one hour’s drive away from Islamabad. Its Superb Scenery and majestic view of mountains hidden in the clouds give this spot a dazzling look. Galliyat around Murree, covered in thick pine forests, also add beauty to this region. Patriata is also an enjoyable place located in Murree, where Chairlifts and Sky Rides provide the visitors with a memorable experience of thrilling rides

Fascinating spots near Murree are:

  • The Mall Road
  • Kashmir Point
  • Pindi Point
  • Nathia Gali
  • Dhonga Gali
  • Ayubia
  • Bhurban
  • Patriata

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