The worldwide walking community is becoming increasingly interested in exploring the splendors of Pakistan through trekking. In the northern regions of Pakistan, three of the world’s greatest mountain ranges begin. The incredible Karakoram, the magnificent Himalayas, and, last but not least, the stunning Hindukush are among the world’s best mountain ranges. Mountains, glaciers, rivers, streams, lakes, meadows, and pastures contribute to the region’s attractiveness. It is one of the best places for trekking in Pakistan due to its rough and scenic terrain, which makes it a perfect location for hiking.
Rakaposhi and Diran base camps Trek
This is one of the quickest and simplest hikes up to the base camps of higher 7,000-meter Karakoram peaks, with expansive vistas from Rakaposhi to Diran. The Minapin Glacier descends from the 16 km long snow-covered ridge that connects Rakaposhi and Diran on the Rakaposhi Plateau. As an ideal start to Karakorum hiking, the trip from Minapin to Rakaposhi base camp, also known as the Tagaphari trek, is an excellent, quick, and straightforward trekking over the Karakorum Mountains.
Fairy Meadows and Nanga Parbat base camp Trek
Not just the name, but also the location itself is fabled as it is magical. The Fairy Meadows is the place to go in February (when the weather is particularly difficult due to the waist-deep snow in certain spots), August, and September. However, if you visit during the dry season, you may be able to continue to Nanga Parbat Basecamp. That would be a round-trip walk of eight hours. The process of going to and touring the Fairy Meadows is uncomplicated and can be completed in less than two hours.
Shimshal Pamir Trek
This spectacular journey will take us through one of the least populated regions of the Karakorum Mountains. Only by venturing to the most inaccessible regions, like Shimshal, will you be able to locate a living Hunza culture.
The journey continues across ridged mountains and via a narrow ravine to Shimshal Village, home to around 550 households and 2,500 Shimshali people. All of these Ismailis may reside in one of the hamlets, with terraced and irrigated farms. Spending a day of relaxation exploring before setting off on the return trekking over the same path is highly recommended. The trek takes you to some beautiful high grazing plains and over the high passes of Zardgarbin Pass (4600m) and Shimshal Pass (4735m).
Batura Glacier and Worthum Pass Trek
Worthum is a non-glaciated pass (5316m) between the Lupgar Valley in northern Chapursan and the Batura Glacier in southern Chapursan. This pass connects the Werthum Valley with the upper Batura Glacier, making it a convenient route for climbers in the area.
North of the Batura Glacier, the ShireenMaidan (sweet meadow) Glacier is the highest mountain, with elevations between 5400 and 5900 meters. From the pass, one can view six peaks in the Batura range, including Shishpar Peak. Werthum Pass isn’t technically difficult to traverse, but you should still be familiar with certain fundamentals of mountaineering before you attempt it.
If snow or bad weather is expected, the walk can still begin in Askole, since the party can go to Concordia and back over the same road to complete the hiking. We recommend carrying clothing suitable for high altitude, rope, crampons, ice axes, etc. In addition, you should acclimate to the area before doing this expedition.
Nanga Parbat and Rakaposhi base camps Trek
In a westerly direction from Nanga Parbat, the Himalayas extend for a total of 2,400 kilometers or 1,500 miles. The Nagar Parbat ranks as the world’s ninth-highest peak. As the name suggests, this mountain is completely bare. It is known as the King of the Mountains and the Killer Mountain because of the high death toll of early expeditions.
This list includes Rakaposhi, the 27th-highest mountain in the world. Rakaposhi’s beauty is hard to overstate. Locally, it is referred to as Rakaposhi (Snow Covered) and Dumani. Approximately 20 kilometers from east to west. The peak is the only one on Earth with an almost 6,000-meter plunge from the top to the base.
Ulter base camp and Hone Pass Trek
The route begins close before Baltit Fort and continues down the canyon’s water channel to its beginning. This portion of the path is first fairly steep and slick. Then, we continue our trip to Sheppard’s Huts, which are the Ulter Peaks base camps. Ulter Meadow is located behind Karimabad and has an elevation of 3,270 meters. During the warm summer months, the Baltit locals graze their livestock in the Ulter Meadow.
The Hon Pass (4200-M) offers a breathtaking panorama of the Hunza valley and the western end of the Rakaposhi-Haramosh range from its perch high on a ridge above Ulter.The Hunza valley is popular for its snow-capped and rough mountains and one of the best area for hiking and trekking in Hunza Valley.
Karamber Lake and Broghil Passes Trek
The Karambar Lake and mountains are located in northern Pakistan. The Yarkhun Valley, which originates in Chitral, is relatively close. It begins at Mastuj and continues to Kishmanja. In each of these sub-valleys, there is a connection to the Wakhan Corridor, which divides Pakistan and Afghanistan by running parallel to the Chitral Valley and the Central Asian area of Afghanistan.
As soon as you travel over Karomber Pass, you will witness a series of lakes, and then you will reach Karomber Lake, which re-enters the Ishkomen side, hence this lake is technically located in Ishkomen Valley. Karomber Pass is the point where the KPK and Ghizer borders connect.
Rush Lake and Rush Peak Trek
Several trails are leading to Rush Lake, such as the Barpu Glacier Trek and the Barpu Lake Trek. Rush Phary provides panoramic views of peaks such as K2, Broad Peak, BainthaBrak, Gasherbrum IV, and Baintha Bandar. This trip is located 4,694 meters above sea level. Rush Phary is a mixture of two Brushashki words: Rush, which means glittering, and Phary, which means lake; therefore, the name of the hike.
Around Nanga Parbat Trek
The treks surrounding Nanga Parbat have alpine meadows, towering peaks, lush woods, and other unique kinds of topography, making it the greatest hiking path in Pakistan. All ‘hundred faces’ will be on full display for us as we take this trip. This is the only Himalayan Mountain in Pakistan that offers the biggest distant view. Beginning with 2 to 4 hours of easy to moderate walking every day, we will traverse the Mazeno Pass, the main obstacle of our excursion since it is a technical undertaking including fixed ropes on steep slopes, before arriving in Rama.
You will have some of life’s most unforgettable experiences while trekking in Pakistan. We feel that there is no better trekking location on Earth than Pakistan, with its jaw-dropping scenery that you would never believe could actually exist, its moments of suffering that lead to astounding beauty, and its many nights spent in the tent under a sea of Pakistani stars. Then why wait? Just put on your hiking boots, grab a trekking pole, and go!