Best Winter Places to Visit in Pakistan

With winter being just around the corner you must be really excited to make plans with your friends and families. Here is a list of the most stunning tourist destinations in Pakistan that you must visit now.


Situated at a great altitude of 7,00 feet, this hill station is located near Islamabad. With great snowfall and pleasing views, this place is the first one that comes into anybody’s mind when they think of spending winters in Pakistan. With the mountain peak and the great green pine forests, this place turns into a snowy land with snow everywhere on the trees, buildings, etc. If you’re traveling from Islamabad it will take you 1 and half hours to reach Murree.

Kalam Valley

Located in the upper area of Swat valley, this is the best destination you can visit in December to witness the best snowfall. Situated at an altitude of 6,600 feet, this vast valley is something worth exploring with great hotels and restaurants located nearby too. There are also some magical lakes present here, the most famous ones include Kundol Lake and Mahodand Lake. It will take you almost 9 hours to reach here from Islamabad with various beautiful spots where you can stay to get some rest.

Nathia Gali

With hiking trails and beautiful landscapes, Nathia Gali is considered to be a heaven on Earth. Situated at about 7,900 feet above sea level, the place experiences heavy snowfall with minimum temperature dropping to minus 8 degrees celsius. Even if you don’t hike to the top, you can always explore the great attractions and valleys present there. The trip from Islamabad can take approximately 3 hours.


Located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and situated at 4,900 feet this place is another top tourist attraction in Pakistan. Due to the good snowfall, this place is rather more famous for skiing. It also has many more top attractions like Chritarl Fort, Chitral Gol National park, and so much more. The best way to get from Islamabad is by plane, which will take you about 7 hours. You can even check out the colorful Kailash Winter festival.

Gorakh Hill

Located in the interior Sindh, it has an elevation of 5,699 feet. Being the only place in the province that receives snowfall, this place is pocket-friendly for those traveling from nearby like Karachi. Even though the snowfall is light, the panoramic view of the hill is worth it, looking as if it is straight out of a movie. It takes about 8 hours to reach this hill from Karachi.