image of a beatiful blue lake in Pakistan

10 Exciting Travel Activities To Do While In Pakistan

Visiting Pakistan has been easier than ever through the new e-visa. Even if this country is on your next year’s travel list, let us swiftly virtually take you through a few of the most mind-blowing & unforgettable experiences, that you can experience while you travel to Pakistan next time.

1. Driving on world’s highest highway

mountain pass in Northern Pakistan

Imagine driving on a highway at a height of almost 4,714 meters, and yet you’re able to see from your side views, the very bottom ground level fields, beautiful valleys, rivers & villages around the Karakoram range; yes that’s a mind-blowing and lifetime road trip which you can’t just miss out.


Named after the great Karakoram Mountains, this Karakoram Highway is 1,300KM long and also links Pakistan with China through its Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

2. Trek the Fairy Meadows

Fairy Meadows in Nanga Parbat

The best view comes after the hardest climb! This is one famous quotation that can best summarise the Fairy Meadows trekking experience. The higher you trek, the magical view you shall witness; since Fairy Meadows is a place of unmatchable natural beauty. Just not that, planning an overnight stay at Fairy Meadows can surprise you with a fascinating milky way sky!



A paradise for mountaineers, Fairy Meadows is located near one of the campsites of Nanga Parbat in Gilgit Baltistan. The best time to visit is either April-May or September-October. 

3. Wander through Lahore Fort


The city of Lahore is famous for its numerous Mughal era impressive architectures. However, the Lahore Fort is one outstanding above all. Consisting of 21 notable monuments, this massive fort is extended over an area of more than 20 hectares and is the most favorite spot for professional photographers, video makers, and tourists.

The huge old-style engraved walls & pillars of this fort make one imagine the matchless architectural beauty of old times, and so as the lavishing lifestyle of the rulers.



Located at the north of walled city Lahore, this fort is also known as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

4. Take a relaxing boat ride on Saiful Muluk Lake

View of lake and mountains

Good vibes surely do happen on high tides. This lake is 3,224 above sea level and is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan. It is surrounded by breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains which are eye-pleasing and relaxing to look at while you enjoy your boat ride. This lake has high eco-diversity holding many species. When the ice melts from the nearby valleys during high temperatures, this lake is where the water goes to.

5. Soak in the views of Hunza Valley

mountains and land

It is only when you visit the deepest valley, when you realize how wonderful it feels to be on the highest mountain. Situated at the banks of The Hunza river, Hunza valley is known as  Heaven on Earth, the mountains here are incredibly enormous, local people are known to be friendly and if you feel energetic you can even take a hike up here. People normally come here  to get a look of the ice wall of the Rakaposhi Mountain.

6. Explore the modern capital city

Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad, a modern metropolis that likes to surprise, with surrounded hills, leafy parks, and aesthetic architecture, Make sure you visit the Faisal Mosque which is one of the most unique looking mosques in Asia, and Pakistan monuments. Being home to several landmarks, Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan also considered as one of the most beautiful capitals in the world.

7. Cheer as you witness the Polo match

person riding a horse and playing Polo

The game of Polo is the most popular in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan has the highest polo ground in the world. Exciting festivals occur throughout the year and people say that this game is one of a kind and you really have to live it whilst watching the game. It can never get any less exciting for you to be kept in your seat so make sure you witness this game when you visit Gilgit and visit the highest polo ground in the world.

8. Hit the K2 base camp


This trek is one of the greatest mountain ranges with beautiful scenery including streams and rivers. This is the ultimate destination of a daring adventurer, you’re missing out on a piece of heaven if you’re not planning to visit this camp. Trekking the K2 is one of the activities where if you haven’t experienced it, you really haven’t seen anything.

9. Enhance your taste buds

image of Chicken White Karahi, a Pakistani dish

Food is one of the delicious reasons why you really should visit Pakistan. The food there is one of a kind, mixed with different herbs and Pakistanis really take their spices seriously when cooking. The curry is eaten with the famous Naan which will leave you licking your fingers.

10. Chill out at the beaches in Karachi

sea and blue sky

Your visit would be considered a waste if you come to Pakistan and don’t visit the lovely exotic beaches in Karachi which are one of a kind and are not the average beaches you might have visited before. Visit our article on the best beach spots in Karachi to complete your travel list with the beautiful beaches mentioned there.


And yes, it is definitely true that traveling or exploring the whole of Pakistan or all of the above-listed exciting experiences in a single trip to this diverse, culturally rich country is nearly impossible. Hence, to experience the most, plan your trip to Pakistan in advance or simply scroll through CityWalk’s Pakistan Travel Guide and make your trip the most memorable one!