This Hidden Gem Will Blow Your Mind…
A growing number of people are starting to adopt the lifestyle of outdoor enthusiasts by seeking out new adventures. Outdoor enthusiasts are always in search of the ultimate Mancation. Whether that be Hiking, biking or spending a weekend skiing at exotic destinations. Speaking of exotic destinations, there’s more to Pakistan than being slapped with the “dangerous” label.
Pakistan is a country that’s had an inherently bad reputation, but over the years, those who have been brave enough to visit it have found the country to be grossly misrepresented. But, there’s good news ahead for the adventure enthusiasts. Consequent efforts made by the government to promote tourism have led to Pakistan quickly climbing the ladder of the most sought tourist destinations of the world.
Be it the British Backpacker Society or Forbes, outdoor enthusiasts, bloggers, and solo adventurers are in unanimity when it comes to Pakistan quickly becoming a tourism hub of South Asia. In recent years, Pakistan has seen a boom in economic activity Partly thanks to China’s CPEC and more importantly the return of investors. Which include the US, UK, China, EU, Saudi Arabia and many Middle Eastern countries.
One of the Top Ten Coolest Places to Go in 2019
Sure, Pakistan still has a long way to go before it becomes the next Zermatt in Switzerland or Mayrhofen in Austria. But the laidback charm and kick-ass terrain that Pakistan has to offer is quite possibly second to none in the region. One of the reasons why Forbes counts the country in as “The 10 Coolest Places to Go in 2019” list. Joinging the likes of countries such as Madagascar, Portugal, Mexico, Bhutan, and the Turkish Rivera.
The little-visited region of Malam Jabba, a hill station located far north of the country, offers the kind of startling scenery one would expect to find while visiting the world’s top skiing resorts. The absolutely stunning ski resort of Malam Jabba that lies close to the Swat Valley overlooking the majestic Hindu Kush mountain range has been dubbed as the “Switzerland of Pakistan” and “A skier’s Paradise.”
In 2017, the ski resort held the first “Malam Jabba International Alpine Ski Cup.” The event that’s held from January to February each year attracts more than 100 pro skiers from around the world. It has really helped put the country on the map in terms of skiing tourism.
Although you won’t find the apres-ski boozing of the Swiss Alps, the fact that the country is home to five of the highest mountain peaks in the world (Himalayas and K2), and the blazing snow-covered glory of Rakaposhi, makes for a truly unique experience for any adventure seeker.
While security is always a concern when visiting any foreign country. Thanks to the growing tourism industry and improved security, foreign outdoor enthusiasts now have an opportunity to ski the resorts of Malam Jabba, Nalter, and Nathiagali.
This has led to a swelling number of outdoor seekers to Pakistan. These outdoor enthusiasts are in search of adventure but also the budget hotels, picturesque scenery, powdery slopes and a taste of the Alps. All on a shoestring budget. What more could a skiing, snow-hiking, or snowboarding enthusiast ask for?
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By: The Mancation Team