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Valley Of Gold – Hopar Valley – Best Places to Visit in Pakistan

Hopar Valley

When one talks about Pakistan’s tourist attraction, you usually hear names like Gilgit, Hunza, Swat or Skardu. But today I am going to tell you about one of the most beautiful places in Gilgit Baltistan. About 10 km’s ride from Nagar Khas, one arrives at Hopar to behold this picturesque view encompassing the natural beauty of Pakistan.

Valley Of Gold – Hopar Valley

Hoper valley

In Hopar, the mornings start by sipping fresh hot tea as you witness the magic of Pakistan’s beautiful scenes unfold right in front of you. Then one can take a stroll through the village and observe how the common folks go about their daily lives while enjoying freshly ripped apples or Khubanis (apricot).

apricot in hoper valley

Hopar is home to some of the most beautiful mountains in Pakistan: Golden Peak, Miar Peak, Rush Peak, and Kapal Peak to name a few. Just a several minutes’ walk from your hotel would take you to the Hoper Glacier.

hoper mount

Here one can experience the pleasure of walking on ice and if you get thirsty, you can always treat yourself by drinking from the sparkling mound of nippy fresh water formed by the melting glacier. Another reason why Hopar would count as one of Pakistan’s points of interest is that it is an ideal spot for trekking and camping. If you are an adventurous sort of a person, a five-hour trek from Hoper glacier would take you to Hispar.

Place to visit in pakistan
A place to visit in Pakistan

Arriving at this scenic spot after a five-hour trek, one can just relax and appreciate Pakistan’s greenery. It is the ultimate place to enjoy a few moments of solitude, reflect back on nature or one’s own life and listen to your favorite tracks.

Northern areas of pakistan
Northern areas of pakistan

So, if you are planning a trip up to Northern areas of Pakistan, I would strongly recommend you make Hopar a part of your itinerary. It is one of the best tourist places in Pakistan because it gives you a slice of everything that Pakistan ’s beautiful Northern areas are all about.

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