Pakistan Leads the List of Best Travel Destinations For 2018
Pakistan is the world’s best travel Destination for 2018 according to British Backpacker Society. In a report by Gulf News, the society has defined Pakistan as “one of the friendliest countries on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination”,
The society announced the results about the 20 travel destinations in terms of adventure for 2018. Other countries in the list are India, Russia, Turkey, China and Kyrgyzstan.
Backpackers travelled more than 101 countries, share their views on social media as, “Pakistan is the clear winner of the British Backpacker Society’s top 20 adventure travel destinations 2018 and we encourage keen travellers to book a trip now”
Samuel Joynson and Adam Sloper from British Backpacker while talking to Gulf News said that the remarkable hospitality and spectacular natural beauty of Pakistan won their hearts.
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Samuel is of the view, “Pakistan is one of the friendliest countries on earth. So, prepare to be invited into people’s homes, take more selfies than you can count, and have every preconception that you ever held about this area of the world changed forever,”
Sloper, 25 and Joynson, 26 belong to Southern England. They visited Pakistan in summer 2016. They had been to Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and then they traveled through Kaghan valley to Naran, the Babusar Top, and then to Gilgit. From there, they travelled to Hunza Valley, where they climbed the top of Hon Pass from Karimabad.
Samuel said, “We chose to climb the Hon Pass as Eric Shipton, one of Britain’s most famous mountaineers, described the view from the pass as ‘the ultimate manifestation of mountain grandeur’, and we wanted to follow in his footsteps and experience this spectacle,” He continued, “The view from the Hon Pass was indeed the greatest natural sight that either of us has ever seen, and we would recommend it to anyone with a keen interest in mountaineering.”
While talking about traveling tips, he said, “Head north to the astonishing peaks of the Karakoram along the unforgettable Karakoram Highway. It is beautiful, exciting and culturally interesting, and travellers are rewarded at the journey’s end-point with perhaps the most beautiful natural sight on earth, the Hunza Valley.”
Both encouraged the world to travel to developing countries which are rarely visited, and then are followed by thousands of people online.
Adam advised the travelers about security concerns in Pakistan by saying, “Our advice would be to put preconceptions on the security situation in Pakistan to one side, and conduct some independent research. You should certainly review travel advisories from respective governments, but also speak to local Pakistanis about the situation.
“We believe that travel is at its best when it changes a visitor’s preconceptions, and few experiences achieve this more than travelling in Pakistan”, he pleaded.
Backpacker society recommended the tourists coming to Pakistan to visit Hunza Valley, Kaghan Valley and climbing the Rakaposhi and Nanga Parbat peaks as “the mountain scenery was unimaginably beautiful, and we will remember it forever.” They admired Pakistan mountain peaks so much as there are no such heights in Britain.
The tourists also encouraged the adventurers to take Karakoran Highway as route from Islamabad to China border on Khanjerab Pass that makes it the “the world’s greatest road-trip”.
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