Pakistan is one of the most popular countries for tourism and is considered as a heaven for mountaineers, adventures, and trekking lovers on the earth. When it comes to exploring major treks, we find the region having a long route of major treks lying in the northern mountains, along with some of the world’s best mountain ranges.
Such mountains belong to an extensive series of mountains of the Karakorams, the Himalayas, Hindukush and Pamir. There are almost 37 of the 100 top peaks of the world, for example, K-2 which is acknowledged as the second highest peak of the globe.
The land of Pakistan offers some of the major treks of the worlds where trekking in each is daunting in itself and worthy of exploration. The area ideally consists of stunning places for observing natural beauty as well for major treks for trekking lovers.
The Karakoram Highway along with the connected routes makes it easier to achieve starting points for trekking into the region. There are a lot of short and long trekking routes. Those who want to observe easy to strenuous trekking can find the northern area best.
Besides, there are some major treks for an adventure plus challenging trekking including the K-2 Concordia Ghondhgoro la, K-2 Base camp, and Biafo-Hisper. Such major treks offer you to have the most challenging, remotest and demanding trekking experience of your life.
One of the major treks found in Pakistan is Nanga Parbat which reaches at 8,125 meters. It is the second highest Peak for the country and stands at ninth highest peak of the world. It also has the western end of Himalayan ranges that meet Karakorum & Hindukush ranges through Indus River.
Nanga Parbat’s base camp has some attractive treks around Fairy grazing land with grasping sceneries. K2 Base camp trek stands among the major treks and offers a backbreaking, challenging but rewarding trekking experience among the most famous trekking routes in the world.
It begins from the mountains of Skardu, crossing a beautiful valley ‘Shigar’, and drives you the road ahead and lastly dwells before getting into the Galen Rowell. At the trek, Concordia (4720m) is known as the setting point of Godwin-Austen and Baltoro Glacier and offers you stunning views.
Rakaposhi reaching at 7788m is one of the most beautiful peaks and major treks of the world. The world’s 29th highest mountain dominates the horizon and watches over the Karakoram Highway while traveling from Giligit to Hunza.
Some of the famous glaciers and valleys like Bagrot, Minapin and Jaglot can be viewed in this magnificent place. There are some essentials for availing the opportunity of trekking at the most of the treks in Pakistan by the ministry of tourism.
The ministry defines trekking as a walk below 6500 meters and designates three zones as open, restricted and closed to trek on. A person interested in trekking may trek anywhere in open zone and do not require any permission or mountain guide, however when it is about trekking in restricted zone, one has to pay the fee to get a trekking approval from the Ministry of Tourism.
Moreover, the trekker must get services of a licensed mountain guide, pay money for a personal accident insurance policy for the guide as well as the porters and to be present at obligatory seminar along with de-briefing at the Ministry of Tourism.