Pakistan has always been portrayed in the media as a war-affected area. But what if I tell you that there is so much more in this country than its political past? The adventurous backpackers and die-hard alpine climbers from all over the world are coming to Pakistan to witness the overwhelming beauty this country has to offer – from the most vertical mountain peaks to the second-longest non-polar glacier – this country has it all.
So, let me introduce you to the most fascinating and unique natural wonders that you can only see in Pakistan.
The Princess of Hope
There’s a statue standing in the midst of wilderness of Makran desert called a Princes of Hope. That name was given to her by the Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie during her visit to Pakistan. Makran area has very fast winds blowing through its muddy hills that resulted in this amazing natural rock formation.
There is another natural wonder that’s been hiding amongst towering peaks in the Kaghan Valley at the height of almost 14,000 feet. A tear-shaped beauty, Ansoo Lake, is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. It’s a bit difficult to get there, though, but everyone who made it to the top were stunned with its mesmerizing beauty. Add to it the fact that water bodies don’t usually exist at such altitude, and you get one more awe-inspiring sight to add to your travel bucket list.
Legendary Trango Tower is located in the Gilgit Baltistan area. It is called “the jewel of Pakistan” and is 6,286 meters tall. It’s placed right in the heart of Karakuram Mountain Range and considered to be the world’s most vertical mountain. Extreme alpine climbers and bungee jumpers from all over the world are coming here to defy the gravity and make the impossible ascent to the top.