Much of the mountainous areas in northern Pakistan transform into winter wonderlands in December. All of these snow-blanched landscapes around the country appear to leave everyone spellbound by the ravishing views. Check out our list of the best spots to see snowfall in Pakistan if you’d like to experience winter to the maximum this holiday season.

In this article, we will address the top holiday destinations in Pakistan to visit to see snowfall. You can partake in a whole lot of adventuresome activities in these areas, such as skiing and snowboarding and much more.

Top places to see snowfall in Pakistan.

Wondering how it feels in the palm of your hand when a snowflake melts? For the greatest snowfall experience, visit any of the preceding mountainous territories in Pakistan during winter:

  1. Kalash Valley
  2. Murree
  3. Nathia Gali
  4. Malam Jabba
  5. Kaghan valley
  6. Hunza valley
  7. Ziarat

Let’s get familiar with these winter vacation and snowfall destinations in Pakistan.

1. Kalash valleys.

The area of Kalash, surrounded by some of the most spectacular views of snow-covered mountains, is centered on three remote valleys named Bumburet, Birir and Rumbur. These valleys are situated 20 miles away in the south of Chitral. Kalashas are the local people of the area, who are widely recognized for their hospitality and rich heritage, which comprises mainly cultural dance and music. The three major festivals celebrated each year in Kalash to commemorate the seasonal change are Zhoshi (12 to 16 May), Uchaw (20 to 22 August) and Chawmos (7 to 22 December). Temperatures can drop to minus 12 degrees in the valleys of Kalash, and it can get brutally cold. In these valleys, it regularly snows all through the winter season, especially in December and January.

2. Murree.

Murree is the place where tourists from all around the country rush to see the season’s first snowfall. Murree, an immensely popular hill station among travelers, is one of Pakistan’s favorite destinations to enjoy snowfall. It is one of those winter vacations spots in Pakistan, uniquely located in the foothills of the Himalayas, which becomes all white in the winter months as snow covers everything. It is one of the most easily reachable hill stations in Pakistan, situated at a distance of 70 kilometers from Islamabad. Tourists from all across the country rush for seeing the first snowfall of the winter at Murree that is also popular as Malika-e-Kohsar (the Queen of Hills). You can also relish riding the Patriata Chairlift while enjoying the snowy weather in Murree and get spectacular aerial views of the snow-covered landscapes and mountain plateaus.

3. Nathia Gali.

Nathia Gali is a mountainous tourism region or hill station in Hazara, KPK, probably most famous for its scenic natural beauty, hiking trails and beautiful weather. It is also classified as one of Pakistan’s best places to enjoy snowfall. Situated at an elevation of 8,200 feet, it’s one of the Murree Hills’ most famous tourist areas. It is located 34 km away from both Murree and Abbottabad at one hour’s drive, lying halfway between these two locations. In summer, Nathiagali weather remains cold, nice and foggy. In autumn, cold winds tend to chill the weather. If you want to chill in the heavy snowfall, you must visit this place in December and January.

4. Malam Jabba.

Malam Jabba lies beautifully in the Hindu Kush mountain range. It is one of the most breathtaking hill stations in Pakistan. It is also one of the country’s most popular ski resorts. The valley is centered on a range of small settlements and villages along the main Madyan-Kalam road, including Jehanabad, Talegraam, Salanda, Malam, Badar, Kishora, Ser, Spine Oba, and Jabba. The Malam Jabba snowfall season begins from the end of November and usually continues through March. However, January and February are the best times to visit the valley to experience the best snowfall and ski adventure sport.

5. Kaghan valley.

The divine beauty of the Kaghan Valley extends amazingly for 160 kilometers in the Mansehra District. Due to heavy snowfall and harsh weather conditions, Naran is mostly inaccessible to visitors during the winter season. But you still can make it to Kaghan Valley, which is as well one of Pakistan’s best locations to enjoy snowfall. Kaghan Valley’s elevation begins at 2,134 feet (650 m) and continues up to Babusar Pass, its tallest peak, at 13,690 feet (4,170 m). This snowy hill resort, situated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, shares borders with Jammu and Kashmir in its south and Gilgit-Baltistan in its north.

6. Hunza Valley.

The Hunza is a hilly valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan province of Pakistan, situated north/west of the Hunza River, at an altitude of about 8,200 ft. It’s a huge valley with many attractions for visitors. And it is also known as Pakistan’s best spot to enjoy snowfall.  Due to the stunning scenery of the surrounding hills and mountains, Baltit is among the most popular tourist destinations, such as Ultar Sar, Bojahagur Duanasir II, Rakaposhi, Hunza Peak, Ghenta Peak, Passu Peak, Bublimotin (Ladyfinger Peak) and Diran Peak, all 19,685 ft. or higher.

7. Ziarat.

During winters, which typically begins in November and ends in March, the valley of Ziarat in Balochistan is covered with snow. The prolonged snowfall season renders Ziarat one of Pakistan’s best locations to see snowfall. In addition to enjoying snowfall, visitors can visit the ancient shrines and holy sites at this hill station in Balochistan to get to know more about the fascinating history of the area. Ziarat Residency has beautiful architecture and is one of the valley’s greatest prominent landmarks. The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, used this place in the last days of his life as a resting spot. There is another tourist spot located 6 kilometers away from Ziarat known as Prospect Point.

It was our selection of the best spots in Pakistan to see snowfall. It has lately been observed that thanks to all those recently built limited-access motorways in Pakistan, travelling around the country has become easy, highly safe and comfortable.

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