With the year 2020, FMA has also introduced a 20% discount on all trips available on our website. Yes, it’s time for all of you to add exploring Pakistan to your list of New Year’s resolution as there are many places that you must experience.
Not sure where to go? Well, we got you covered! Here are a list of places and activities you can book this month. But remember, the discount is available till the 15th of January 2020 only.
Hurry up and start booking!
Sindh and its historical sites
Let’s face it, though Sindh is a cultural gold mine, it becomes tough to explore the numerous places in the province during the hot months of the year. Which is why now is the perfect time to book a trip! The travel during the morning will be bearable and you will just need a jacket and a few sweaters to survive the night.
The places you can see in Sindh include the famous Sufi shrines of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar as well as Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai. Other historic sides include the Makli graveyard in Thatta which is also recognised as one of the largest funerary sites in the world, as well as Mohenjo-Daro – one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation.
While exploring Sindh, you can also drop by Ranikot Fort for a great camping experience. The fort is known as The Great Wall of Sindh and is believed to be the world’s largest fort.
Want to experience the north without actually having to spend that much? Just head to Gorakh! This is a hill station situated at an elevation of 5,689 ft in the Kirthar Mountains and is the ideal place to trek, camp, and star gaze.
Places to see in Balochistan
Balochistan too, is the picture-perfect place to be in the winter because the province offers a perfect retreat that is able to refresh one’s mind. If you want to see interesting rock formations and wildlife, Hingol National Park is the place to be. Craving to see a serene space surrounded with crystal clear water, check out Moola Chotak, whereas Gwadar is the perfect place if you want to be at the beach but don’t want to camp.
Want to experience snowfall? Well, Balochistan has that too. Ziarat and Quetta are two beautiful places that will not only help you explore the culture of the province, but will also provide you with numerous adventure options to explore.
Don’t have the time or energy to travel? Why don’t you just head to the beach with friends or family for a few hours? All you have to do is book a hut and pack a basket of food.
Some famous beaches include Hawkes Bay, Sandspit, and Nathiagali beach – all situated in Karachi. You also have the option of heading to the Kund Malir beach in Balochistan.
The major cities
Do you prefer food and architecture over adventure? We have something for you too! The major cities like Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad are where you should ideally be. All three cities have numerous amazing restaurants that you must try out, as well as breathtaking architecture and heritage sites.
Some of the places to see in Lahore include, Badshahi mosque, Lahore fort, Minar-e-Pakistan, Shalimar garden, Lahore museum, and Sheesh Mahal to name a few.
Karachi is known for the Mohatta Palace, Frere hall, Jinnah house, Empress market, Mazaar-e-Quaid etc. Islamabad on the other hand has sites like Taxila, Islamabad Monument, Faisal Mosque, as well as scenic places like Margalla hills and Daman-e-koh.
Crabbing and cruising
Don’t want to go to a restaurant to have a boring meal? Book a short cruise or crabbing trip and enjoy a meal in a boat. Not only is being so close to the water peaceful, but being in a boat gives you the chance to have meaningful conversations with loved ones.
Want to do something out of the ordinary? Why not go skiing in the northern region of Pakistan? the ideal spots to ski include Naltar valley in Gilgit Baltistan. The area is known for its dramatic mountain scenery as well as the Naltar ski resort – a place that is bustling with tourists in the winter. The foothill also serves as the main facility for the Ski Federation of Pakistan and the Pakistan National Ski Championship.
Another ski resort that is worth a visit is the Malam Jabba ski resort in Swat. This is also one of the largest and oldest ski resorts in Pakistan.
If you are the sort who crave adventures, trekking is the right activity for you. And what could be more challenging than trekking in the winter?
Here’s where you can go: Check out Mushkpuri, in Nathia Gali Hills, or simply head towards the Gilgit-Baltistan region and give Fairy meadows a shot.