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Have you been feeling down about the chilly weather and shorter days? Don’t despair – winters in Pakistan can be magical if you know how to make the most of it. There’s no better time to get cozy, embrace seasonal traditions, and experience the wonder of snowcapped mountains and festivals. This season is fleeting, so take advantage of all it has to offer before the temperatures start rising again. From savoring warm winter delicacies to capturing stunning snowy vistas, here are ten things you absolutely must do to make this winter one to remember. Get ready to fall in love with the season!
If adventure is calling your name this winter, head north to experience Pakistan’s stunning snow-capped mountains. Places like Skardu, Gilgit, Swat, Hunza Valley, and Chitral are transformed into winter wonderlands, perfect for enjoying the great outdoors.
You can go trekking on glacier trails, with stunning vistas of peaks like Nanga Parbat surrounding you. The higher altitude means thicker snow cover, so strap on some snowshoes or cross country skis to explore off-trail. For thrill-seekers, the slopes in places like Skardu and Malam Jabba offer snowboarding, skiing and sledging.
Not into challenging activity? Go sightseeing by road. The Karakoram Highway is considered one of the world’s most scenic drives, especially in winter. Stop at viewpoints to see the snow-draped Himalayan foothills. You may spot wildlife like ibex, markhor or snow leopards.
At night, get cozy in a mountain lodge or local homestay. Swap stories with fellow travelers around a bonfire under a sky full of stars. And sample delicacies like Doodh Jalebi, a fried sweet soaked in milk, or Harisa, a porridge made with meat and wheat.
The north of Pakistan offers a winter escape like no other. Snow-covered peaks, frozen lakes, welcoming villages and outdoor adventures galore—this could be the winter getaway you’ve been dreaming of. So pack your warmest clothes, grab your sense of adventure and experience the magic of winter in northern Pakistan.
Pakistan comes alive in winter with exciting activities and events to experience. Each corner of Pakistan is as much lively as the previous one. From Street of Lahore to the cold breeze of Karachi beach, from the Swat breathtaking beauty to the Gawadar astonishing beaches, you will find wonder yet peace in each areas.
From October through February, you can enjoy thrilling winter sports in the snow-capped north, like skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing. If you prefer to stay on solid ground, go hiking on scenic trails with stunning views. For adventure, try ice climbing or paragliding.
Attend colorful cultural festivals showcasing music, dance and handicrafts. The Kalash Winter Festival features exotic Kalash dances, while the Shandur Polo Festival is a lively polo tournament with vibrant celebrations. At the Malam Jabba Skiing Camphionship, enjoy ice skating, ice hocket and many other winter activities. Or you can go for the local festival and witness folk dances, listen to qawwali music plus shop at stalls selling traditional crafts.
For family fun, plan a cozy bonfire night. Roast corns, eat sweet patato, drink Kashmiri Chae, sing songs and share stories under a starry sky. You can also go on scenic winter drives, visit historic forts and mosques, or shop at bustling winter bazaars.
With a variety of recreational winter activities and cultural events in natural surroundings and historic places, Pakistan offers memorable experiences during the chilly season. Bask in the winter magic!
During the chilly winter months in Pakistan, cozying up inside is perfect. Light a fire in the fireplace, don your comfiest sweater, and settle in with a mug of steaming Kashmiri chai or hot coffee.
Play board games or cards with family and friends. Classics like Ludo, Carrom board, and rummy are popular options. If tech is more your thing, have a movie marathon. Curl up on the sofa with popcorn and watch some Bollywood hits or Hollywood favorites.
Read a book you’ve been meaning to dive into. Historical fiction, mysteries, and poetry are all great genres to get lost in. If reading isn’t appealing, do a puzzle like a jigsaw or crossword to keep your mind active.
Cook up a pot of haleem, haressa, saag, or nihari, all are winter delights. The savory aromas will warm you from the inside out. Bake cookies, or cook gajar ka halwa/ gajrela (carrot pudding) or other sweet treats to fill your home with a pleasant fragrance.
Arts and crafts are another way to ward off the winter chill. Knit a scarf or blanket, paint, draw or do DIY home decor projects.
The shorter days of winter are perfect for catching up on sleep and rest. Take a nap, sleep in late and avoid rushing around. Your body and mind will thank you.
Make the most of the cozy winter days inside by connecting with loved ones, keeping your hands and mind busy, filling your home with delicious smells and enjoying restorative rest. The cold season will pass before you know it!
You’ve now got a great list of ways to make the most of winters in Pakistan. Bundle up, get outside, and experience all the season has to offer. Fill up on delicious comfort food, take photos of the stunning snowy landscapes, go on an adventure in the mountains, or cozy up inside by a fire with loved ones. Winter only comes around once a year, so take advantage of this magical time.
Make memories that will warm your heart for years to come. Don’t let the cold keep you indoors – embrace the chill and enjoy all the wonder winter has in store. The season will be over before you know it, so get out there and make this winter one to remember!
Ejaz hussain is CEO of Pakistan tour and travel operating in Northern areas of pakistan offering honeymoon Packages from Pakistan in affordable rates with good quality services.