Nature and National Parks in Pakistan

The national parks of Pakistan are treasure troves for nature lovers, containing a wide range of geographical and climatic diversity. Within Pakistan’s boundaries you can find the soaring Karakorum and Himalayan mountain range, the lush rainforests and the arid Thar Desert, and thousands miles of coastline.

Pakistan is home to some of the unique flora and fauna species which make wildlife sanctuaries in Pakistan a paradise for nature and wildlife lovers. Pakistan boasts a rich biodiversity, as the geography of the country is dotted with forests, serving as the habitat of a huge number of wildlife species. The List of National Parks in Pakistan is as diverse as the terrain and traditions of Pakistan. Pakistan has 29 protected areas known as national parks. There is immense variation in the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Pakistan including Tiger Reserves, Desert Sanctuary, Bird Sanctuary, Marine Parks. Let’s take a look at the top national parks in Pakistan worthy of your attention.

Top Nature and National Parks in Pakistan

Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit-Balistan), formerly known as the Northern Areas, is the northernmost territory administered by Pakistan. It borders Azad Kashmir to the south, the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west, the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan to the north, the Xinjiang region of China, to the east and northeast, and the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir […]

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (often abbreviated KPK; formerly known as North-West Frontier Province, is one of the four administrative provinces of Pakistan, located in the northwestern region of the country along the international border with Afghanistan. It was previously known as the North-West Frontier Province until 2010 when the name was changed to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by the […]

Azad Jammu and Kashmir

Azad Jammu and, abbreviated as AJK and commonly known as Azad Kashmir, is a nominally self-governing jurisdiction administered by Pakistan. The territory lies west of the Indian-occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir, and was part of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. Azad Kashmir is part of the greater Kashmir region, which is […]

Deosai National Park

Deosai is located in the Great Himalayan Range, Northern Areas, Pakistan. The Deosai plateau is conveniently placed between the western massif of the Himalayas and the central Karakoram. The park is not only about wildlife but also about stunning scenic views of the snow-clad mountains and streams. The natural beauty and impressive grandeur of the […]

Fairy Meadows

Fairy Meadows National Park Diamir is a meadow on the north side of Nanga Parbat( 9th highest in the World and 2nd highest in Pakistan, a few kilometers south of the Karakoram Highway and the Indus River in the Diamer district of Northern Areas, Pakistan. Fairy Meadows, locally known as Joot, is a grassland near […]

Khunjerab National Park

Khunjerab National Park Gilgit Baltistan the gateway to China via the Karakoram Highway, is Pakistan’s third largest National Park. Khunjerab National Park Gilgit Baltistan begins 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Sost. As the hills move back from the road, the valley opens out and the Khunjerab River dwindles to a tiny mountain stream with the […]

Khyber Pass

Khyber pass, located at a distance of 56 kilometers from Peshawar is a narrow, steep-sided pass, 28 miles long, winding through the Safed Koh mountain, bordering with Afghanistan is perhaps the most famous pass in the world because of its geographic as well as historic importance. Attractions: Going northwest from the eastern end in Pakistan, […]

Babusar Pass

Babusar Pass is first gateway between Northern Areas and rest of Pakistan. It was the only way of communication between north Pakistan to other parts of Pakistan. All traders used this pass. During the British rule up to 1886, Babusar was the summer camp of the officials and Assistant political Agent of Chilas sub Division […]

Malam Jabba

Malam Jabba is located nearly 40km from Saidu Sharif in Swat Valley. Malam Jabba is 314 Kilometers from Islamabad and 51 Kilometers from Saidu Sharif Airport. It is a popular Hill Station and Ski Resort in Pakistan. Perched about 8,700 feet above sea level, Malam Jabba is an excellent skiing resort. The mighty Karakoram range […]

Baltoro Glacier

The Baltoro Glacier, at 63 km (39 mi) in length, is one of the longest glaciers outside the polar regions. It is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It runs through part of the Karakoram mountain range. The Baltoro Muztagh lies to the south and east of the glacier, while the Masherbrum Mountains lie […]

Biafo Glacier

The Biafo Glacier is a 67 km (42 mi) long glacier in the Karakoram Mountains of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan-administrated Kashmir which meets the 49 km (30 mi) long Hispar Glacier at an altitude of 5,128 m (16,824 ft) at Hispar La (Pass) to create the world’s longest glacial system outside the polar regions. This highway […]

Godwin-Austen Glacier Gilgit-Baltistan

  The Godwin-Austen Glacier is a glacier in the Karakoram, close to K2 in the Pakistani region of Gilgit Baltistan. It receives its name from Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen, an early explorer of this region. K2 was originally named Mount Godwin-Austin in his honour. Its confluence with the Baltoro Glacier is called Concordia and is a […]

Gondogoro La Gilgit-Baltistan

Gondogoro Pass is a 5585 meter high mountain pass in the Baltistan region of Pakistan 25 km south of the world’s second-highest peak, K2. It connects the Gondogoro Glacier on the southwest and the Vigne Glacier on the northeast. On the southwest side, the route down from the pass descends into the Hushe village which […]

Hispar Pass

Hispar Pass at at altitude of 5,151m/16,900 ft) is a high-altitude, non-technical mountain pass in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan. At the pass, the Biafo Glacier (63 km long) and Hispar Glacier (4 9 km long) meet at Hispar Pass to form the world’s longest glacial traverse outside of the polar regions, 100 kilometers in […]

Shandur Pass Ghizer Gilgit-Baltistan

The world famous Shandur, the highest polo ground in the world, is about 3738 meter above sea level and lies midway between Chitral,147 Km and Gilgit, 211Km. The Shandur Polo ground is in Ghizer district Northern Area. It is bordered on the west by Yarkoon valley of Chitral and on the northen side by the […]

Saiful Muluk Naran Kaghan

Saiful Muluk is a lake located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley near Naran. A fairy tale called Saiful Muluk, written by the famous Panjabi sufi poet Mian Muhammad Bakhsh,is associated with the lake. The Lake Saiful Muluk is named after a legendary prince. A fairy tale called Saif-ul-Muluk, written by the Sufi […]

Lulusar Naran Kaghan

Lulusar Lake also known as Lulusir is a lake at 3,410 m (11,190 ft), is the primary headwaters of the Kunhar River. It flows southwest through the entire length of Kaghan Valley passing Jalkhand, Naran, Kaghan, Jared, Paras and Balakot until its confluence with the Jhelum River. It has a very enchanting beauty and its […]

Dudipatsar Naran Kaghan

Dudipatsar Lake, also known as Dudipat Lake, is a lake encircled by snow clad peaks in Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park. This name has been given to the lake because of the white color of snow on surrounding peaks. In summer the water of the lake reflects like a mirror. The word “sar” is used with the […]

Attabad Gojal valley Gilgit Baltistan

Attabad Lake is a lake in Gojal Valley, Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan, an administrative region of Pakistan. The lake was created in January 2010 as a result of the Attabad Disaster. The lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad Village in Hunza Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, 14 kilometres (9 mi) upstream (east) of Karimabad […]

Ansoo Lake Kaghan valley

Ansoo Lake is located in Kaghan Valley of District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is located at an altitude of 13,927 feet (4245 meters) above sea level and considered among one of the highest lakes of Himalayas. The lake is situated near Malika Parbat, the highest mountain of Kaghan Valley. Overview: The lake (Jheel) is […]

Upper Kachura Lake, Skardu Gilgit-Baltistan

The Kachura Lakes lies in the Skardu District of Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan. The beauty of the Upper Kachura Lake is almost untampered and mostly unexplored by travelers, due to lack of infrastructure owing to its rough terrain The area has a rich flora of the Western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests ecoregion, and also known for […]

Shangrila Lower Kachura Lake Skardu

Shangrila Lake or The Lower Kachura Lake, at 2,450 metres (8,100 ft) in elevation. The lake is in the Karakoram mountain range of the western Himalayas, the greater Kashmir region, and in the Indus River basin. This Lake is has a depth of 30 metres . In summer it has a temperature of 15 °C […]

Handarap Shandur valley Ghizer

Handarap Lake is a high altitude water reservoir situated in the Shandur Valley in Ghizer, the westernmost part of the Gilgit-Baltistan, the northernmost part of Pakistan. Handarap Lake is located in Handarap Nallah, in the Golaghmuli or Shandur Valley of Ghizer District, in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The lake is an important source of fresh water and […]

Khalti Lake Ghizer Valley

Khalti Lake is situated in the Tehsil Punial of Ghizer District, the westernmost part of the Gilgit–Baltistan region and northernmost territory of Pakistan. Khalti Lake is located in Khalti Village of Ghizer District (Gilgit-Baltistan), Pakistan at about 2,217 metres (7,274 ft) from sea level.This lake is an important source of fresh water an has a […]

Jarba Zhou Shigar Valley

 Jarba Zhou lake is a beautiful lake encircled by snow clad peaks and Shigar river. Its water is beautiful greenish blue and very cold too.  This lake is very little visited by people and its natural beauty is still very much protected. the water of lake reflects like a mirror, it has very enchanting beauty […]

Sheosar Lake Deosai

Sheosar Lake also called Shausar Lake is a lake situated in Deosai National Park, in Gilgit-Baltistan province of northern Pakistan. It is located at the height of 4,142 metres (13,589 ft). Between the months of November to May the area of Deosai is snow bound. During spring, the surrounding area is covered with wide variety […]

Rush Lake Hoper

Rush Lake is a high altitude lake located in Nagar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan near Rush Pari Peak, 5,098 m (16,726 ft). At 4,694 meters, Rush is one of the highest alpine lakes in the world. It is located about 15 km (9 mi) north of Miar Peak and Spantik (Golden Peak), which are in the […]

Karambar Lake

Karambar Lake, also known as Qurumbar Lake, is a high altitude lake located in Ishkomen, a Tehsil of District Ghizer in Gilgit–Baltistan, near the boundary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is the 31st highest lake in the world and 2nd highest in Pakistan a height of 14,121 feet (4,304 m) and one of […]

Ucchali Lake Khushab

Tucked in the southern periphery of the Salt Range and hemmed in by its higher cliffs, is a cluster of natural lakes — Ucchali, Khabbeki and Jhallar in district Khushab. These lakes are said to be 400 years old, maybe more. The lakes are a prime sanctuary for the migratory birds and were declared a […]

Khabikki Lake

Khabikki Lake is a salt water lake in the southern Salt Range area in Pakistan. This lake is formed due to the absence of drainage in the range. Earlier its water was brackish. Now the water is sweet and a Chinese breed of fish is introduced in it. The lake is one kilometre wide and […]

Namal Lake

Namal Lake is located in Rikhi, a village on one corner of the Namal valley in Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan. It was formed following the construction of Namal Dam in 1913. Namal Dam is situated some 32 km from Mianwali city. The lake has a surface area of 5.5 km². There are mountains on its western […]

Tharparkar

Tharparkar district is located in Sindh, Pakistan. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, it had a population of 955,812 of which only 4.54%. The district lies between 24° 10′ to 25°45′ north latitudes and 69′ 04′ to 71°06′ east longitude. It is bounded on the north by Mirpurkhas and Umerkot districts, on the east […]

Manchar Lake

Manchar Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Pakistan and one of Asia’s largest. It is located west of the Indus River, in Jamshoro District, Sindh. It is located at a distance of 18 km from Sehwan Sharif on west side of the River Indus, in district Jamshoro. before creation of Jamshoro District it was […]

Daral Lake

Daral Lake also known Daraal Dand is an alpine scenic lake in the hill top of Bahrain a region of Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the Province of Pakistan. It is situated to the northeast of Saidgai Lake. Daral Dand is situated in the western upper reaches of Bahrain, in the foothills of Spinsar Mountain […]

Dharamsar Lake

Dharamsar is an alpine lake in the Kaghan Valley in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located approximately 4,100 meters (13,450 feet) above sea level to the left of Babusar Top going eastwards from Chilas on the Karakoram Highway, next to the larger Sambaksar (“sar” means “lake” locally) and Ganai Gali. Dharamsar lake is […]

Saidgai Lake

Saidgai Lake is situated in the Hindukush chain of mountains, interspersed by several small and large lakes, which runs from the western edges of the Pamir plateau, west of the Karakoram. The mountains have snow-covered tops and are crossed by some minor glaciers. Saidgai Lake is located in the peripheries of Swat and Dir mountain […]

Khukush Langar (Baha) Lake

Baha Lake is located in Koh-i-Ghizer of District Ghizer, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 3,622 metres (11,883 ft). Its direction is from north to south. Baha is situated in Shandur Valley Tehsil Gupis of Ghizer District, Ghizer District, the westernmost part of the Northern Areas and northernmost territory of Pakistan. […]

Chillinji Pass

Chillinji pass (elev. 17,503 feet, also marked as 17,360 ft) is a high mountain pass that connects Karambar river valley (upper Gilgit valley) in Ishkoman tehsil of Ghizer district with Chapursan river valley (upper Hunza valley) in Gojal tehsil of Gilgit district in the Northern Areas in Pakistan. It is also spelled as Chilinji. The […]

Thoi pass

Thoi pass (el. 16,420 ft.) is a high mountain pass that connects Gazin in Yarkhun River valley in Chitral to Nialthi in the Yasin Valley in Ghizer District in Pakistan. Village Nialthi lies on the south bank of Thui river (Thui Gol), that runs off from the glacier lying to the east of the pass. […]

Broghil Pass

Broghil, also spelled Broghol (el. 3798 m./12,460 ft), is a high mountain pass along the Durand Line border that crosses the Hindu Kush mountain range and connects Wakhan District of Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan with Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Broghil is a relatively low pass. It was closed for about three months each winter […]

Borith Lake Gojal valley Gilgit Baltistan

Borith Lake is a lake in Gulmit, Hunza Valley in Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. Borith is a hamlet in the surroundings of the Borith Lake to the northwest of Husseini, a village near Gulmit, Gojal, in the upper Hunza. The altitude of Borith is roughly 2,600 metres (8,500 ft) above sea level.   It lies approximately 2 […]

Snow Lake

Snow Lake, is not a lake, despite its name but a high-altitude glacial basin in the Karakoram mountain range in Shigar valley, Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. Snow Lake is located 16,000 feet (4,877 m) above sea level, and is approximately 10 miles (16 km) wide. The basin lies at the head of the Biafo […]

Churna Island

Charna Island (also spelled Churna Island ) is located near Mubarak Goth, Kiamari Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Locally known as ‘Cheerno,’ Churna Island is one of the most secluded and peaceful places for the underwater enthusiasts who wish for a quiet getaway. Churna Island is a small, uninhabited island located in the Arabian Sea, about […]

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