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Home to several mountain peaks over 8,000 metres such as K2 & Nanga Parbat, mangroves, 5,000-year-old cities of the Indus Valley Civilisation Mohengo-Daro and Harappa; Pakistan is one of those few countries which has got four seasons and all type of terrains. Switch to any news channel, and it's a dangerous country but open your mind and see how much open-hearted Pakistanis are.

Useful info:

Currency: Pakistani Rupee, any other currency is usually not accepted.

Language: Though national language is Urdu yet many people in major cities like Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi speak English as it is the official language.

Visa: Most of the nationalities need to arrange a prior visa to Pakistan.


The climate of Pakistan is incredibly diverse, and it has four distinct seasons. If you want to visit Hunza/northern areas then recommended time is from June to October. If you 're going to visit plains and cities, then October to April is recommended.

Trivia:The Katpana Desert at Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan is the world’s highest desert it is also known as the "Cold Desert".


Much of Pakistani cuisine is derived from the royal kitchens of 16th-century Mughal emperors. Do try biryani and lassi which is traditional drink in Punjab region.


Pakistan has several international airports with active international flights. Depending on your destination you can choose one.

Public transport has recently improved in Lahore and Islamabad. Careem and Uber also operate in all major cities and are quite convenient and affordable. The train network is also quite comprehensive, and you can use it for intercity travel. There’s also 25% special discount available on trains for foreigners.


Depending on your destination, you’ll find varied options for accommodation. You can get a hotel room starting from 20$/night in all major cities. Talking about high-end hotels, Pearl Continental in Lahore is a good option, Similarly, in Karachi, you can rely on Avari Tower Hotel or if you want to stay near the sea then head to Luxury Beach Resort by Avari.

There are many listing available on Airbnb as well (use this link to get 25$ off).

You can also check other travel resources which will help you plan your trip better.

Night Life:

Technically speaking there are no nightlife spots in Pakistan. However, there are many private parties in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.

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