Pakistan, for its mesmerizing natural beauty and warm hospitality, has been named the best travel destination of 2018 by the British Backpacker Society. ‘One of the friendliest countries on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination,’ they complemented.
The list, which was composed of world’s top 20 adventure travel destinations for 2018 included countries like Russia, India, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and China. ‘Pakistan is the clear winner of the British Backpacker Society’s top 20 adventure travel destinations 2018 and we encourage keen travelers to book a trip now,’ added the delighted backpackers.
Having travelled to 101 countries, being avid travelers, this is no small feat that the unquestionably amazing hospitality and breathtaking natural beauty of Pakistan stood out to the Backpackers and won their hearts.
Joynson and Sloper, both belonging to southern England, came to Pakistan in 2016, and after spending some days in the major cities of Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad, headed to the northern areas of Naran, through the Kaghan Valley, and travelled as far as Babusar Top to Gilgit. They continued on to journey through the serene Hunza Valey as they reached the summit of ‘the ultimate manifestation of mountain grandeur’, the Hon Pass, from Karimabad.
The group of travelers were not only mesmerized by the breathtaking scenery, but also by the cultural enrichment of the country – northern areas in particular.
The society encourages has been working on inspiring people to choose third world countries as their travel destinations and to explore the places which have been near-forsaken due to any reasons. Shunning the security concerns, which is a huge question mark for potential tourists of Pakistan, Adam, on of the backpackers, insisted that interacting with the locals can really change preconceptions, as has been the case of Pakistan for him which he claims to be an experience unlike any other.
To put it concisely, they added one final note, ‘the mountain scenery as unimaginable beautiful, and we will remember it forever.’
Originally featured in Gulf News