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.
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 millennial-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 year in summer.
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.