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Things to do in Pakistan

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[NOTE: The US Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan. Therefore, GoSouthAsia currently does not offer package tours for Pakistan.]

Pakistan has many archeological, cultural, and natural wonders. It is a dreamland for high adventure and nature travelers. Some of the interesting regions and places to visit in Pakistan include Mubarak Fisherman Village in Karachi, Gorakh Hill Station in Sindh province, Neelum Valley (also spelled Neelam Valley) in Azad Kashmir, Deosai National Park, Swat River Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Ziarat, and Bahawalpur City in Punjab province. Our team have put together brief descript of some additional interesting places as

The Karakorum Highway: It is considered the highest mountain highway in the world.  Passing through the Karakorum mountain range, this highway connects Pakistan and China. It is often referred as the China-Pakistan Friendship Highway. The Karakorum Highway is a lifeline to Northern Pakistan. 

Taxila: Located within the Rawalpindi District of the Punjab province, Taxila is an iconic archaeological site. The name Taxila translates to “City of Cut Stone." It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and believed to have Buddhism & Hindu learning center during the 5th & 6th century.

Lahore: Home to Mughal buildings such as Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque, Lahore is unquestionably one of the must visit cities in Pakistan. Besides the architecture, Lahore is also well known for its food, people, and culture. While in Lahore, you must visit Fort food street and enjoy Lahori delights such as Chapali Kabab, Chicken Karahi, and TakkaTak.

Karimabad, Hunza Valley: The mountain town of Karimabad is the capital of Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan. Karimabad and surrounding area are famous for trekking, hiking, and other mountaineering activities. Karimabad has distinct culture and music that every visitor enjoys. Some of the places to see in Karimabad are Baltit Fort, Altit Fort, Ganish Village, and local ruby mine.

Saiful Muluk National Park: Located in Naran Valley in northern Pakistan, this national park is home to Saiful Muluk Lake. The national park is famous for the unique ecology, flora, and fauna. Due to its higher elevations, Saiful Muluk National Park is home to snow leopard, Asiatic black bear, snow partridge, marmot, weasel, Eurasian lynx, Indian leopard, etc.

Gilgit-Baltistan: One of the most spectacular attractions of Pakistan is probably Gilgit-Baltistan mountain region. This is where Karakoram, Hindu Kush, and the Himalayas meet. Gilgit-Baltistan region is home to some of the highest mountains in the world, including K2, Rakaposhi and Nanga Parbat.  Because of high elevation, natural beauty, and distinct culture of the people, Gilgit-Baltistan is a dreamland for many trekkers and mountain lovers. Visit: http://www.visitgilgitbaltistan.gov.pk for more details.

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