Pakistan is home to few of the most beautiful valleys around the world. Stretching from North to South, these valleys are blessed with the best of views, mountain ranges, lakes and rivers. Visiting the region will make you realize that it’s nothing short of what an ideal place for vacations can be.
Let’s have a look at the top 25 valleys in Pakistan along with their details. We bet this list will make you wish to visit all of the valleys in this year:
1- Hunza Valley
Hunza valley is located in extreme north of Pakistan and shares border with China. The culture and associated tourist attractions which include Gulmit, Passu, Sost, Shimsal, Karimabad, Altit Fort, Baltit Fort, Rakaposhi Base Camp and Aliabad will have your heart forever.
2- Shigar Valley
Shigar valley was named after the famous Shigar River that flows through the valley. It has become the favorite spot for all the hiking enthusiasts. Other breathtaking attractions in this valley include Tisar Village, Basha Valley, Shigar River, Sesko Village and Bisil.
3- Skardu Valley
Right at the junction of Shigar and Indus River, Skardu Valley starts which is surrounded by the ever so wonderful Karakoram mountain range. Places you can visit in the valley include Kharpochi Fort, Upper Kachura Lake, Lower Kachura Lake, Shigar Cold Dessert and Shangrilla Forest. You can trek up to the K-2 base camp from the valley as well.
4- Naltar Valley
Another valley near Hunza is Naltar which can only be reached by jeeps. The valley comprises of pine forest, unique wildlife, snow-clad mountains and its unique seven lakes which look absolutely jaw-dropping.
5- Gorikot Valley
The valley in itself is famous for its lofty mountains, lush forest and beautiful sceneries but the most visited place of the valley is Deosai Plains in the Astore District. Camping near the Sheosar Lake situated in Deosai Plains will be an experience of a lifetime.
6- Hopar Valley
The second highest lake in South Asia in terms of elevation is in Hopar valley that is also located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Nagar valley. This picturesque valley has Spantik Golden Peak, Hopar Glacier, Bawalter, Miar peak, Rush Lake and also features stunning backdrop of K-2.
7- Hushe Valley
The last and highest valley in Ghanche District is growing popular day by day due to its striking high mountains. It is surrounded by the majestic Gasherbrum II and Masherbrum mountain peaks. The valley is also considered a paradise for mountaineers.
8- Rama Valley
Rama valley is situated on top of Astore District of Gilgit Baltistan at an elevation of 11,000 feet. The valley is covered with thick forest of pine and juniper trees which gives a picturesque view. The most famous tourist spot of the valley is Rama Lake.
9- Gupis Valley
Gupis valley is another valley located in Ghizer District of Gilgit Baltistan. Khalti Lake is one of the most famous spots here. If you want to go fishing and enjoy the trout in abundance, then this is a must visit.
10- Shandur Valley
It is a beautiful valley located at an elevation of 12,500 feet above sea level in Ghizer District. It has the highest polo ground of the world which is often referred to as “roof of the world”.
11- Quetta Valley
Located at an elevation of 5,500 feet above sea level, Quetta is Pakistan’s only high-altitude major city. Commonly known as the “Fruit Garden of Pakistan”, one can find fruit orchards and dry fruits almost everywhere. You can visit numerous places in Quetta which include Pishin Valley, Quaid-e-Azam Residency, Ziarat, Zarghoon Mountains and Chiltan National Park. The valley is also famous for its Bazaars.
12- Moola Chotok Valley
The valley is located at 80 kilometers from Khuzdar at an elevation of 4,000 feet. Chotok waterfalls in the valley surrounded by tall cliffs and green scenery offer delightful landscapes to the tourists. They are also renowned for the massive textured rocks and hot streams.
13- Urak Valley
Urak valley is situated at 12 kilometers from Quetta city. It possesses some mesmerizing tourist spots which include Hanna Lake, Urak Waterfall and Wali Tangi Dam. Hanna Lake is a blue water lake surrounded by the snow-covered mountains. The valley offers breathtaking sceneries and is very famous among tourists.
14- Kaghan Valley
Kaghan Valley is one of the most visited places in whole Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, if not Pakistan. The valley starts at elevation of 2,100 feet and ends at an elevation of 13,700 feet at Babusar Top. You can visit tons of other nearby places after reaching Kaghan Valley including Saif ul Muluk Lake, Lulusar-Dudipatsar Lake, Naran and Shogran.
15- Swat Valley
Swat valley is known for its spellbinding natural beauty. The valley is situated in north of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and covered with high mountains. Visitors come here to see natural waterfalls, plains and mountainous sceneries.
16- Chitral Valley
Chitral valley is undoubtedly the most beautiful valley in the list. Average elevation of the whole region is 5,000 feet. Upper Chitral has many more beautiful valleys which mostly remain hidden from tourists because of the difficulty to reach those places. It is filled with small lakes, streams and green fields.
17- Naran Valley
If you are in Kaghan, then Naran Valley isn’t far away. Naran opens way to tons of other beautiful places like Babusar Top, Battakundi, Siri Paye, Pyala and Dudipatsar Lake.
18- Kalash Valley
Kalash valley is situated in Chitral district and surrounded by the mighty Hindu Kush mountain range. Nearby valleys include Bumboret, Rumbur and Burir which are equally beautiful. Rumbur is famous for its colorful Chilam Joshi Festival which is held every year. The whole valley is filled with green fields and is surrounded by breathtaking mountains.
19- Kumrat Valley
Kumrat Valley is located in Upper Dir. It is one of the most iconic, scenic and picturesque spot for tourists. People from all over the country visit the valley in summer for its pleasant weather, snow clad mountains and green plains. You can also visit Deodar forest in Dir Kohistan Valley.
20- Kalam Valley
Kalam holds its significance for the green meadows, thick forests, mesmerizing lakes and natural waterfalls which are one of the most beautiful features one can ever find in the whole country. One of the most prolific and spellbinding glacial lakes of Kalam include Izmis and Kundol Lake.
21- Broghil Valley
Broghil valley is located at northern end of Chitral and is close to Afghan-Pakistan border. Famous places of the area include Kishmanjah and Karamber Lake. The valley is mostly surrounded by steep mountains, dramatic landscapes and wide stretch green plains.
22- Usho Valley
Usho valley offers the majestic views of snow covered Flaksair Mountain. The valley is located at an elevation of 8,000 feet above sea level. You can hire a jeep and visit the most famous lake of the area, Mahodand Lake. The lake has beautiful landscape to offer and is a popular picnic spot even among the locals for fishing.
23- Bahrain Valley
Less than an hour from Madyan, you will reach Bahrain valley which is famous for not only its mesmerizing landscapes but also beautifully carved wooden chairs, tables and other handicrafts. Bazaars in Bahrain valley are worth exploring for the handicrafts.
24- Kallar Kahar Valley
Probably the best valley in whole Punjab is ‘Kallar Kahar’. There are tons of places you can visit in this valley some of which include the famous Kallar Kahar Lake, Neelwan waterfall and Swaik Lake. Besides, you also get various options of entertainment like boating, fishing, parks, and Jet Ski.
25- Chamkoon Valley
Chamkoon valley is situated in Dhok Nagial, Jalalpur, and Punjab. Tourist spots of Chamkoon valley include Khewra Salt Mine and Shrine of Pir Syed Ghulam Haider Ali Shah. A lot of religious scholars belong to this valley which makes it worth visiting.
Whereas, Khewra Salt Mine located in Khewra, Pind Dadan Khan is a gem on its own as it is world’s oldest and second largest salt mine.