The Best Hiking Trails in Northern Pakistan for Nature Enthusiasts

The Best Hiking Trails in Northern Pakistan for Nature Enthusiasts

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Don’t you just adore hiking? The wind blowing through your hair, the accomplishment of reaching the destination, and the journey you took to get there. Hiking is by far the most rewarding outdoor activity you can take part in. You may not know this, but there are many great Hiking trails in Northern Pakistan. These trails are not only fun to hike through, but they have the most breathtaking views you will ever come across.

So, put on your hiking boots because, in this blog, we are taking you on a journey across all the best Northern Pakistan hiking destinations!

Top 5 Nature Trails in Northern Pakistan

1.    Fairy Meadows in Gilgit-Baltistan

The trek to fairy meadows is one of the most scenic hikes in Northern Pakistan. This hike is quite easy and can be completed in a few hours. This breathtaking place is a great resting stop with a view of the lush green plateaus and a lovely lake 10,800 ft above sea level. You can take this hike with the aid of an experienced guide from All our staff knows each nook and cranny of these treks like the back of their hands.

2.    Barah Broq in Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan

This off-beat, multiday trek is around a three-hour car ride away from Skardu. It starts in the deep and narrow valley between the mountains of the Karakoram range and ends around 14,000 ft above sea level with two beautiful alpine lakes. If you choose to trek further above 17,500 ft, you can see each of the greatest Pakistani mountains, including Nanga Parbat and the K2.

3.    Patundas in Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan

If you are looking for a fun adventure or some challenge, Patundus may be right up your alley. This hike takes you across the Passu Glacier to a lovely meadow filled with wildflowers, located around 13,600 ft above sea level. The Patundas excursion generally takes around two to three days.

4.    Margalla Hill in Islamabad, Punjab

This short two to six-hour trek starts right on the outskirts of Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Not only can you catch a few glimpses of the Himalayan Mountain range from it, but you can also make a bigger or shorter hiking trail as all the trails intersect each other at some point, and each is marked clearly.

5.    Black Glacier in Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan

The black glacier is one of the more popular hiking trails in Northern Pakistan. 4.2 kilometers away from Hunza, this trail is a moderately challenging route that only takes about one and a half hours to complete. It’s great for both hiking and strolling around. The black glacier itself is a stunning place to visit, located near the Borith Lake and Iqbal Guest House.

To Wrap Up

If the feeling of accomplishment as you conquer a trail, the wind in your hair and the stunning views along the way sounds like your kind of adventure; then you’ll love the hiking trails in Northern Pakistan. These trails offer not only a thrilling hike but also some of the most breathtaking views you’ll ever come across. From the lush green plateaus of Fairy Meadows to the alpine lakes of Barah Broq, Northern Pakistan has it all.

So, grab your hiking boots, book a package from, the best travel agency in Pakistan, and get ready for an unforgettable journey through some of the region’s best hiking destinations!

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