Pakistan is the ultimate prepossessing destination for trekkers. Trekking and mountaineering in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan are so well-liked among mountaineers.
Pakistan is considered mountain heaven with Five peaks over 8,000m – including K2, the second highest mountain in the world.
Trekking in Pakistan obviously comes with some preparation. It is highly recommended to take care of basic essentials before getting ready for the trek.
Sharing some essential safety tips you should know to help you plan well and stay safe on your mountain hikes.
When To Go For Trek?
It is mandatory to schedule a definite time before going on a trek. You cannot consider any season for the trek. There is a specific time to go on a trek. For Instant, Fairy Meadows is a very popular tourist attraction among the locals and it can get very crowded, so avoid peak hours like midsummer or holidays.
The best time to hike Fairy Meadows is April to May or September to October, preferably on weekdays as these are shoulder seasons, and although the weather can be a bit colder than during the summer months.
Register Your Visit
This is for all foreign nationals who are required to register when visiting this area. If you want to travel to areas over 6000m (19,000ft), you will also need a permit from the
Make sure you’ve signed up for everything well in advance of your planned trip, as the process can take up to two months and is probably best arranged through one of the many Pakistan-based travel agencies.
Ensure that you use a reputable guide company with good credentials when trekking the Gilgit-Baltistan region, as we all know trekking at high altitudes and even climbing high mountains can be inherently dangerous.
When it comes to hiking, it’s always important to have good travel insurance to cover any accidents that may occur. It is recommended to consult good travel insurance companies to make your trek a secure trek.
What To Pack For Trekking?
There are some noticeable mentions that you must keep in mind when you get yourself prepare for trekking.
The trails are fairly straightforward and well leveled with a few steep points, so a regular shoe with a good grip should be fine.
Like most of the mountains in this region, it can rain or be extremely windy at any time, it is recommended to take along heavy winter clothes with you. Waterproof jackets are must pack for a trekking tour to save you from the worst weather situations.
Make sure to install accurate map apps and navigation in your smartphone to avoid navigation problems
Snacks are great for the trail as well, especially if you plan to hike to Nanga Parbat in one day as you will need to have lunch with you. Try to carry a 2-liter hydration pack it will help you to stay hydrated in your trek journey.
You’ll need a backpack to carry all of your gear with you when you’re on the go. A light with a good capacity hold backpack can assure you a hassle-free journey.
Trekking is a euphoric experience undoubtedly. During the trek, you will be dazzled to watch all the views of mountains which is almost impossible to enjoy without a trek. The solace in nature will elevate your all worries in no time and you feel relax as if you have no worry in the first place.
So, Grab your partners and connect to nature. Go Hurry!