Best camping spots in Pakistan

The recreational activity of camping is among one of the most favourite adventures of city dwellers. Luckily, Pakistan is oozing with great sites that won’t just bring you close to nature, but will be one of the finest camping trips you have ever been a part of.

Here are a list of places you should definitely check out:

Gorakh

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Gorakh is a hill station in Sindh and is situated at an elevation of 5,689 ft. The place has become so popular over the past few years because it is the only place in Sindh where the snow falls.

Gorakh’s elevation gives it sub-zero temperatures during winter and generally below 20 °C in summer. You know what that means? You can head over to the spot if the weather in your hometown starts to get too hot in the summer.

Apart from the view and the temperature, Gorakh is also famous for how wonderful the stars in the area look at night, hence, making the hill station a great place to camp. Don’t worry about the equipment – the camps are available at the site. Just make sure you take extra blankets if you heading there in the winter.

Attabad lake

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This lake in Gojal Valley, Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan, was created in January 2010 after the Attabad Disaster where a massive landslide flooded the Attabad village. Though the lake is a result of great carnage, it is also one of the most exquisite sites in Hunza.

Surrounded with mountains, the lake is a beautiful deep blue colour and has become one of the most famous tourist spots. Apart from offering activities like boating, jet skiing, fishing to visitors, the spot can also be used for camping. All you need to do is rent a tent and make sure a few people are with you to help carry the things you need down to the lake side.

Remember, it gets really chilly in the night and you will require a bonfire to keep you warm.

Deosai

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The Deosai National Park is a high-altitude alpine plain and national park in Skardu. Situated at an average elevation of 13,497 ft above sea level, it is considered the second highest plateau in the world.

Deosai is known for its rich flora and fauna, variety of butterflies, as well as a wildlife sanctuary. If you want to camp here, the best time to make a trip to Deosai would be in the spring or summer since weather conditions in winter are too much for travellers to handle.

Moola Chotok

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Moola Chotok is a hidden ravine located in the middle of the Khuzdar District in the southern province of Balochistan. What’s so special about this place? It is surrounded by tall cliffs, and a divine waterfall that explorers nowadays can’t get enough of.

However, keep in mind that the chotok can be too hot in the summer, and one of the coldest places in winter as the temperature sometimes falls below freezing point.

Why camp here? Because the drive from Karachi to Moola Chotok takes around 6 hours. And after such a long travel, it is best to sty the night under the stars and enjoy the sandy surroundings. Besides, the sunrise in the morning will definitely make the stay worth it.