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The Best Places to Visit and Enjoy Snowfall in Pakistan

Pakistan is blessed with all the four seasons and it has some breathtaking places to visit specially in winters.

If you want to enjoy all the four seasons in a year, you should thank God for being born in Pakistan. Pakistan is blessed with all the four seasons and it has some breathtaking places to visit specially in winters. Winter usually starts in mid-October and last till February end. During winter heavy snow fall hit some areas of Pakistan creating fascinating snowy landscapes. Every year people rushed to these places to enjoy snowfall. We recommend you to must visit these places to enjoy snowfall in Pakistan. Enjoy the snowfall with your loved ones and feel the awesomeness of winter along with some specially cooked traditional winter’s cuisine.

Skardu


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Located at the confluence of the Indus and the Shigar River, with an altitude of 8,200 feet, Skardu is a town and capital of Skardu District, in Gilgit–Baltistan, northeastern Pakistan. The town is surrounded by grey-brown coloured mountains, which hide the 8,000 metre peaks of the nearby Karakoram Range. There are three lakes in the vicinity of Skardu; Upper Kachura lake, Lower Kachura Lake, and Sadpara Lake. Skardu is equally popular with high altitude trekkers, who trek to Baltoro Glacier, K2 Base Camp and Concordia. It lies approximately 5 hours away from Gilgit and 10 hours’ drive from Besham.

Malam Jabba:


Malam Jabba, located in the beautiful Swat valley of KPK is the home to the only ski resort in Pakistan. It is a hill station in Karakorum mountain ranges popular for its serene and peaceful views.  Malam Jabba has only ski resort in the country owned by Pakistani Tourism Development Corporation. The area is also loaded with its historical values as it contains two Buddhist Stupas and six monasteries scattered all around the resort. So it is a must visit place to enjoy snowfall and ski.

Ziarat:


Ziarat is one of the most beautiful places of Pakistan.  The home of second largest Juniper tree forest in the world is rich in many ways historically, it has treasured the residence of Quaid-e-Azam in its original form where he lived his last days and it is also the most famous tourist site for both summer and winter seasons. The serene view of area surrounded by Jupiter trees is the best place to enjoy winters in Balochistan. The valley is also rich in fruits you can find the best quality of apples in Ziarat in winters and heavenly cherries in summer.

Naran-Kaghan:


Every enthusiast who wants to get the best pictures of Pakistan and wants to visit the best places owes a visit to Naran-Kaghan. Naran is a town in upper Kaghan Valley in Mansehra District, KPK. It is the heaven on earth in Pakistan that attracts thousands of tourists, trekkers and nature lovers every year. It has some of the best destinations where you can see the true face of the nature like Lake Saif-ul-Malook, Lalazar Babusar, Noori Valley and others.

Kalash Valley:


The beautiful valley located in Chitral district of Pakistan, Kalash is one of the most beautiful and traditional places in the country as the dwellers of this valley have not yet changed their traditional norms and values. The inhabitants here even still wear the famous 2000 year old dress code that makes them different from other people of Pakistan. The beautiful area of this valley is divided in three small valleys: Brir, Bumburet and Rambur. Brir lies at the southernmost tip of Chitral, Bumburet, the largest and the most picturesque valley of Kailash, is 36 km away from Chitral and Rambur is 32 km from Chitral. The heavy snowfall in this part of the country makes you love the nature more you can also enjoy the traditional game of snow golf here.

Hunza Valley:


Situated north/west of the Hunza River, at an elevation of around 8,200 ft, the Hunza is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan. It’s a big valley with much tourist attraction. Baltit is one of the most popular tourist destination because of the spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains like Ultar Sar, Rakaposhi, Bojahagur Duanasir II, Ghenta Peak, Hunza Peak, Passu Peak, Diran Peak and Bublimotin (Ladyfinger Peak), all are 19,685 ft or higher.

Nathia Gali:


Best known for its scenic beauty, hiking tracks and pleasant weather, Nathia Gali is a mountain resort town or hill station in Hazara, KPK. Located at an altitude of 8,200 feet, it’s one of the most popular tourist areas of the Murree Hills. It is situated 34 km at one hour’s drive away from both Murree and Abbottabad, lying midway between these two places. The weather of Nathiagali remains cool, pleasant and foggy in summers. Cold winds start to chill the weather in autumn. Winters are very cold and chilly. Want to chill the heavy snowfall, go there in December and January.

Leepa Valley:


Leepa Vallery is the most charming and most beautiful valley in Azad Jammu & Kashmir. This is the most fascinating & loveliest valley. It offers an unending variety of scenic spectacular beauty, an everlasting memory of sights and sounds. It has high mountains covered with pine trees. Throughout the winter season the Leepa valley is covered with snow. It is located 105 kilometres from Muzaffarabad. A fair-weather road branches off for Leepa from Naile 45 kilometers from Muzaffarabad, climbs over Reshian Gali (10498 feet above sea level) and then descends to 5501 feet on the other side into the Leepa Valley.

Kel Valley:


Kel is a village in Neelam Valley, Azad Kashmir. It is located 155 kilometers from Muzaffarabad at the altitude of 6,879 feet. It’s one of the charming places to visit in Neelum Valley. If you really love to enjoy snowfall, you must go there. It’s also base camp to the highest peak (Sarawaai Peak, 6326 meters above sea level) and largest glacier (Sarawaai Galcier, 25 km long) of the Azad Kashmir.

Peer Chanasi – Muzaffarabad:


The awe-inspiring location, with an altitude of 9593 feet above the sea level is located 32 Kilometer, eastward of Muzaffarabad. Peer Chanasi is the major tourist attraction of the capital city Muzaffarabad, during the both season’s summer and winter. Due to its tremendous scenic beauty, velvet green plateaus and wonderful climate, it wins admiration of nature lovers.