The Northern Areas in Pakistan are known for being the most fascinating and spectacular regions. These are famous for holding the world’s famous mountain ranges – the Karakorum, the Himalayas, the Hindu Kush and the Pamirs. The entire Northern Areas especially Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan are known as the paradise on the earth. These are the best locations for climbers, trekkers, hikers, mountaineers and anglers.
Check out the things that you would like to do and the places that you would like to visit on the occasions of Eid in Pakistan.
Visit Skardu and Buy Pattu
Places to see at Skardu are Kharpocho Fort, Buddha Rock Carvings, Shigar Valley, Khaplu Valley, Sadpara Lake, and Kachura Lake. You can get there by air and by road. Skardu is 793 KM from Islamabad. You can buy Pattu that is hand woven woolen cloth for coats, jackets, etc. You can also buy colorful Chugas from here.
Mountaineering And Hiking at Hunza Valley
Hunza is ideal for mountaineering, trekking, and hiking. Most of the treks in Hunza area are in the open zone, for which tourists do not need any permit. However special permits are required from the Ministry of Tourism, Islamabad for mountaineering, trekking in restricted zone & climbing peaks over 6000 meters.
Witness Culture and Climate at Kalash Valley
These valleys have an alpine climate. The people inhabiting these valleys are the primitive pagan tribes of Pakistan, who are known as Kafir Kalash, which means the wearers of the black robes. Their origin is cloaked in controversy. A legend says that soldiers from the legions of the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander, settled in Chitral and are the progenitors of the Kalash.
Shooting at Chitral Valley
There is an abundance of wildlife. To curb extinction, limited hunting is allowed during the specified season. The shooting of world famous snow leopard (panther), Murgh Zarreen (golden peasant) and musk deer is banned. Chitral Gol (stream) has been declared a wildlife sanctuary and therefore no shooting is allowed in the area. Permits for limited hunting are required, please contact District Forest Officer, Chitral.
Hear Noisy Neelum River and See Lush Green Forests
Excellent scenic beauty, panoramic view, towering hills on both sides of the noisy Neelum river, lush green forests, enchanting streams, high altitude lakes and attractive surroundings make the valley a dream come true. Places of interest in Neelum Valley are; Kundal Shahi, Kutton, Salkhala, Athmaqam, Karen, Dowarian, Sharda & Kel.
Panoramic View of Mangla Dam from Gakkhar Fort
The dam is 3,353 m long, 116 m high above the river bed and 3,140 m wide at its crest. It is designed to store 5.88 MAF water and has a minimum power generation capacity of 600 megawatts. There is an old Gakkhar Fort on the dam to have a panoramic view of the lake.
Spend Few Days at Naran for its Lovely Lakes & Meadows
It is a place where you defiantly want to spend few days of your leisure. This is the place of outdoor pleasure. Here you’ll depart from the river Kunhar and on both sides of the road there are vast fields.
Hiking and Trekking at Ziarat
Ziarat and the juniper valleys around offer good opportunity hiking and trekking. Places to visit here are Chashma, Prospect Point, Shrine of Baba Kharwari, Zindra, Quaid e Azam Residency, Fern Tangi, and Sandeman Tangi.
Tour of Archaeological & Historical Sites at Islamabad
Islamabad is full of many historical places that you can visit on Eid. The historical and archaeological places worth to explore here are Margallah Pass, Wah Gardens, Hasan Abdal & Gurdwara Panja Sahib, and Mankiala Stupa.
Witness Historical Places Kallar Kahar Lake and Ketas Temples
The main attraction of the eastern Salt Range are the shrine of Saidan Shah at Choa Saidan Shah, the lake and shrine of Abdul Qadir Gilani at Kalar Kahar and the Hindu Temple Complex at Katas. Kallar Kahar is located about 135 km from Rawalpindi.