ISLAMABAD: Those who think that Pakistan is all about historical sites, great cuisine, exciting cities and bustling bazaars may be not be aware that Pakistan is also an excellent destination to enjoy adventure sports.
There are a number of adventure sport destinations in Pakistan, which one can travel to. And the range of the adventure sports in the country is immense.
From jeep safari to mountaineering, from fishing to river rafting, from skiing to trekking, Pakistan is endowed with such geographical features that make it excellent tourist destination for adventure sports.
Pakistan is home to some tailor made destinations for adventure sports be it jeep safari, river rafting, mountaineering or trekking. The country is home to five of fourteen peaks above 8,000 metres – K-2, Nangaparbat, G-I & II and Broadpeak. Besides, 70 percent of mountain peaks above 7,000 metres are also located in Pakistan.
The northern areas offer wonderful opportunities for various adventure sports. Its rivers tumbling down from the snow capped mountains and glaciers are great for water sports like river rafting, canoeing, sailing and kayaking. There are mountains that offer wonderful trekking trails that lead to some beautiful spots.
Rivers Chitral, Indus, Gilgit, Swat, Hunza, Kunar and the Neelum offer exciting opportunities for water sports.
Pakistan also offers beautiful spots for skiing. Malam Jabba is one of the best skiing resort. If jeep safari is what gives one thrill, perhaps there is hardly any destination as exciting as the Northern Areas. There are various destinations in northern Pakistan that provide wonderful opportunities for jeep safaris. Some of the destinations that can be visited for jeep safari include Gilgit, Hunza, Shandur, Sust and Skardu. Horse and camel safaris are other two exciting activities that one can enjoy on adventure tours to Pakistan. Tour to Pakistan brings complete information on various tourist destinations in Pakistan. It promises to offer all the help to make the trip an exciting and memorable affair. app