Trekking Why Pakistan
Trekking in Pakistan is one of the famous adventure sports awaiting the
trekking enthusiast in Pakistan. One who are fascinated by the unexplored.
The mountain ranges of Pakistan offer breathtaking, enthralling trekking
routes. In the vast amphitheatre of the Pakistani Hindukush, Pamirs,
Himalayas and Karakoram, amongst them, they contain the world's densest
concentration of high peaks (five out of 14 highest) in their fold, there
are limitless possibilities for trekking tours, mountaineering, skiing, and
river rafting tours. Within this alluring arena, the Baltistan region,
occupy the central place, with special points of interest for the trekker.
In Pakistan Trekking enthusiast can also explore the rugged beauty of the
lofty mountains romancing the shimmering waterfalls cascading down in glee,
like a merry village belle. Experience the thrill of sheer adventure by our
trekking tours in Pakistan amidst the world’s most beautiful places.
The Northern Areas of Pakistan are called Roof of the World . Nowhere in the
world is such a great concentration of high mountains, peaks, glaciers, and
passes except in Pakistan. Of the 14 over 8,000 meters high peaks on our
earth planet, four occupy an amphitheatre at the head of Baltoro Glacier in
the Karakoram Range: K-2 (8,611 meters, originally called Chogo-ri which in
Balti language means 'king of the mountains,' of all the world's mountains
second only to Mount Everest), Gashabrum-I (8,068 meters), Broad Peak
(8,047 meters) and Gashabrum-II (8,035 meters). There is yet another, which
is equally great, Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters), located at the western most
corner of the Himalayas. There are 42 other peaks which are higher than all
the highest peaks of the other continents. In addition to that, there are
160 peaks over 7,000 meters and 700 others over 6,000 meters. The Northern
Pakistan is also home to some of the longest glaciers outside Polar region;
Siachen (72 kilometers), Hispar (61 kilometers), Biafo (60 kilometers),
Baltoro (60 kilometers) and Batura (64 kilometers). Besides the high
mountains, Northern Areas' longest glaciers including the Godwin Austin,
Abruzzin and Baltoro which meet at Concordia forms the largest glacial lake
at a height of 4720 meters. Two more ranges, by unique comparison minor in
size, thrust their sinews and limbs into the Pamir Knot: the Pir Panjal with
its peaks of just over 20,000 feet, and China's celestial mountain, the Kun
Lun. Where these ranges merge, they form what many regard as the most
impressive landscape that sometime recalls Shangri-La. This concentration
makes northern Pakistan a trekkers' paradise.
The enchanting valleys of Hunza, Shigar, Khaplu, Ishkuman, Naltar, Gilgit,
Skardu, Chitral, Dir and the glacial lakes like Kachura, Satpara, Lalusar,
and Saiful Muluk add unmatched grandeur to the beauty of the rugged
mountains. The Northern Areas with its flora and fauna; the wildlife which
can be seen in the form of snow leopards, ibexes and urials; and the variety
of people who live in these areas with their diverse cultural heritage and
millennia-old civilizations form a paradise for the tourists, trekkers, and
mountaineers from all around the world.
The mountaineering & trekking season in Pakistan roughly runs between April
and November, but some routes are only open for a couple of months, each
Trekking in Pakistan is an unforgettable experience as it not only let you
to experience the unexplored trails made by nature, but also bring the
visitor directly in touch with the country and its people and helps you to
appreciate the mountain environment.
In almost every part of Pakistan, there is a variety of trekking adventure
options awaiting the trekker, some soft, others not so. In this vast
wonderland, trekking itineraries from one to four weeks or more provide
endless opportunities for discovery for the trekker.
We offer specialized travel packages. We have designed trips with you in
mind - whether you are a novice with no trekking experience, but have a
desire to trek or whether you are an experienced mountain walker looking for
wider options. Our treks in Northern Areas range from easy adventures for
the family to strenuous ones for those seeking high adventure! On our treks
and climbs, we have very skilled and experienced "khurpa" who will take care
of you at each step during tour trekking travel with us.