My move to Pakistan three years ago, was a mix of anxiety and excitement. Mostly framed by perceptions from news coverage, that was often biased and one-sided. Pakistan is often portrayed as a danger zone rife with militias running amok. While in reality, most parts of the country are relatively safe and make for an epic adventure. Very little is known about the postcard-like scenery of its northern areas, that have earned it top spots on coveted global travel hot-lists. Forbes included Pakistan in its top 10 cool places to visit in 2019 and CNN travel named it one of adventure travel’s best kept secrets in 2018.
Northern Pakistan is increasing in popularity for solo as well as group travelers. Tip – while it is easy to gallivant around the valley on your own, local guides can be quite handy in showing you the off-the beaten track spots.
Read more tips on how to get to Hunza valley and where to stay on this @travelnoire article.